His relationship with the publication actually extended back 20 years, since he served as creative director for Blue Sky Design for a decade while Style was one of its clients. In that capacity, he was essentially the creative director of the magazine before he was named editor.
Lawrence declined comment on his departure from the magazine last week. But he said he hoped to stay in the Baltimore-Washington area and was looking for a new position.
Alter Communications owned Style until the company was sold along with the Baltimore Jewish Times in April at auction to a firm that owns the Washington Jewish Times. After the sale was approved by a bankruptcy judge, the new owners said there might be cutbacks made in management.
At its website, Clipper City Media identifies itself as the "umbrella brand of the Baltimore Jewish Times, STYLE Magazine and all the publications, products and services of the former Alter Communications. When Alter was sold to the WJW Group in April 2012, Clipper City Media was launched."
Clipper City Media executives either declined comment or failed to respond to emails seeking confirmation of Lawrence's firing over the weekend.
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