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Sewing machine repairman keeps up the family business
BY Amy Lynwander
March 27, 2014

Photos provided The sewing machine looked harmless enough until it almost shot him. Mike Peisach, a veteran of the Korean War, fished a live .32-caliber bullet from under the needle plate of a machine during a routine repair. Peisach, who started repairing sewing machines when he was 15, has handed down death warrants on many CONTINUE »

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The photos are of people police “would like to speak with”
BY Marc Shapiro
March 26, 2014

The Baltimore County Police Department released five photos in connection with a robbery and a home invasion that occurred on March 4 in Pikesville. Police are not referring to the individuals in the photos as suspects. “They are people we wish to talk to,” said Cpl. John Wachter, police spokesman. “We want to talk to CONTINUE »

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With local families watching events from afar, communal dollars flow to troubled region
BY Marc Shapiro and Melissa Gerr
March 20, 2014

The increasing political and economic unrest in Ukraine has prompted The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore to launch the Ukraine Assistance Fund in order to provide urgent funds needed for the care and security for more than 300,000 Jews in Ukraine. According to The Associated, Ukraine is home to some of the world’s poorest CONTINUE »

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Largest-ever ordination class at Yeshiva University includes nine with local connections
BY Melissa Gerr
March 13, 2014

On March 23 Yeshiva University in New York City will ordain its largest-ever rabbinic class, conferring on 205 graduates — nine of them with ties to Maryland — from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary the title of rabbi. According to the university’s communications department, between 75 and 80 percent of its rabbinical program graduates CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
March 7, 2014

Maryland’s House of Delegates voted to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017 on March 7. The bill passed with a vote of 89 to 46. The move to increase the minimum from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour has been a key theme in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s final year in office and CONTINUE »