Email: Bruce.Goldfarb@Patch.com Phone: 410-404-9380
Hometown: Amherst, NY
Birthday: May 21
Trained as an EMT/paramedic, Bruce has been in the Arbutus area since 1982 and received his bachelor's degree from UMBC.
Bruce was a regular contributor to Baltimore magazine for many years, and was previously editor of Maryland magazine. He has written for USA Today, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, NPR's All Things Considered, American Health, Harper's, and numerous other publications. He has also produced seven health reference books.
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I'm not particularly partisan, but I tend to take the side of ordinary people.
How religious would you consider yourself? (casual, observant, devout, non religious)
Raised in a Jewish family, and still love the food and customs. But a practicing atheist.
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community?
1. Infrastructure. Our roads, bridges and rails are crumbling.
2. Prudent commercial and residential development that creates jobs and promotes growth but doesn't spoil the character of the community.
3. Supporting and enhancing effective teaching in our public schools and at the university and college level.