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A warm smile and a heart of gold
BY Story and photo by Melissa Gerr
March 6, 2014

Jacob (Jake) Levin was known to family and friends as a man with a huge heart of gold. Levin died March 1 at the age of 98. Many remember him from his years behind the counter at Levin’s Bakery on Patterson Park and Fairmount avenues or from his longtime membership in the Jewish Educational Alliance. CONTINUE »

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J Street, Jewish Voice for Peace battle it out at Pikesville library
BY Simone Ellin
March 6, 2014

It’s rare that the left-leaning J Street, a 5-year-old political advocacy organization that supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is the conservative voice in the room. But that was the case on a recent Sunday, when about 75 people gathered at the Pikesville branch of the Baltimore County Public Library to hear Mark CONTINUE »

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Family members tied up and robbed Tuesday night at their home on Hatton Road
BY Marc Shapiro
March 5, 2014

A man and his teenage daughter were tied up and robbed after two men forced their way into a home in the 3200 block of Hatton Road in Pikesville Tuesday night. The men stole computer tablets, jewelry, a camcorder, a wallet, cash, an iPod Touch and a cell phone, according to a statement from Baltimore CONTINUE »

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Kosher suite dedicated at Johns Hopkins Hospital
BY Heather Norris
February 27, 2014

For Sheryl Grossman, a short visit to Baltimore from Morgantown, W. Va., for  a small procedure quickly turned into a nightmare last winter, until Bikur Cholim, the Johns Hopkins Minyan and other local community groups got involved. “I would not have made it without the generosity of the community,” said Grossman, who came to the CONTINUE »

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Maryland, which also fired an IT vendor, makes big changes as the March 31 deadline to enroll in the health exchange approaches
BY Marc Shapiro
February 27, 2014

With little more than a month until a March 31 deadline, Maryland health exchange officials revised insurance enrollment goals and terminated their contract with the company that built the state’s health exchange. Noridian Healthcare Solutions, the North Dakota company behind the state online exchange that crashed when it launched Oct. 1, will no longer operate CONTINUE »