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Amid communal divide, bill prohibiting use of state funds for academic boycotts stalls in committee
BY Heather Norris
March 27, 2014

Maryland’s anti-boycott bill may not be dead, but it’s on life support. Two weeks after hearings on the bill in the Senate Budget and Taxation and House Appropriations committees, the bill that dropped in the House of Delegates with 51 co-sponsors has undergone a lot of trimming, including an amendment that would strip it of CONTINUE »

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Hundreds attend hearing on future of Esther Lebovitz’s killer
BY Melissa Gerr
March 27, 2014

Approximately 250 people, primarily from Baltimore’s Jewish community, traveled by bus, car and subway train to protest the appeal trial of Wayne Stephen Young, who was convicted of killing 11-year-old Esther Lebovitz in September 1969. A fifth-grade student of the Bais Yaakov School for Girls, Lebovitz was last seen alive on her way home from CONTINUE »

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Some Park Heights residents are alarmed at recent incidents
BY Marc Shapiro
March 27, 2014

The Northern Park Heights community has seen peaks and valleys of criminal activity over the years, but recent incidents have some concerned they’re seeing a new normal. A March 4 home invasion in which a man and his daughter were tied up and had their home robbed was one of several incidents that sent shockwaves CONTINUE »

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BY Marc Shapiro
March 27, 2014

After 12 years of representing Pikesville, state Sen. Jim Brochin’s 42nd District will no longer include the area due to redistricting. Brochin, who sits on the Judicial Proceedings Committee, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review and the Senate Special Committee on Substance Abuse, was first elected in 2002 and joined the Maryland General CONTINUE »

LifeBridge gala will feature Jackson Browne
BY Simone Ellin
March 27, 2014

Magic of Life Gala co-chairs Laura B. Black and Brian J. Gibbons, along with LifeBridge Health president and CEO Neil Meltzer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame headliner Jackson Browne, are making sure that, as Browne might say, the health care organization never “runs on empty.” The April 5 biannual gala, which benefits the CONTINUE »