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State Supreme Court Justice ruled Ramapo voting materials impounded
BY Melissa Gerr
October 1, 2014

After 16 hours of polling that included strong voter turnout but some confusion at polls in a Tuesday referendum that pitted elements of the large Jewish community in Ramapo, N.Y., against each other and against other citizens, a state court has halted the tabulation of votes, pending a hearing on alleged voting irregularities. Election workers CONTINUE »

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The town of Ramapo, N.Y., braces for its hard-earned referendum vote
BY Melissa Gerr
September 30, 2014

Agudath Israel of America, a national organization that promotes the ideals of Orthodox Judaism, recently disseminated a notice urging citizens in the town of Ramapo, N.Y. — home to the heavily Jewish hamlet of Monsey — to vote against today’s referendum on political districting. The measure would reshape the town’s voting districts away from a CONTINUE »

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‘Most Dangerous Man in America’ featured at MICA
BY Simone Ellin
September 29, 2014

The Maryland Institute College of Art celebrated Constitution Day last week with a symposium headlined by 1970s-era whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and a diverse panel of other guests. Described in his instruction as “the first person in America to be arrested for leaking top-secret documents,” Ellsberg was responsible for the release of “The Pentagon Papers” and CONTINUE »

Editor-in-Chief
BY Joshua Runyan
September 29, 2014

If you were lucky enough to catch Sunday’s NFC matchup between divisional rivals the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles — most Baltimore-area television sets were tuned to the Ravens’ field-goal-clinching 23-21 victory over the Cleveland Browns — it either came across as old-style football or thuggery run amok. One thing’s for sure, though: The CONTINUE »

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Associated sends group to post-war Israel
BY Heather Norris
September 29, 2014

When the 15 Baltimoreans who attended a mission to Israel last week initially signed up for the trip, they had no idea what they were getting themselves into. “It seemed like the right thing to do,” said Ira Malis, who, along with the rest of his fellow travelers, signed up for The Day After mission CONTINUE »