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Meet Simon Abramov
BY Melissa Gerr
December 12, 2013

­ “We came to Baltimore in 1991—Jan. 21. I remember that date I stepped on American soil,” said Simon Abramov, Ukrainian master watchmaker for 42 years. Abramov brought his family from the small town of Skvyra outside of Kiev to escape the aftermath of Chernobyl (just 12 miles away) and make a better life CONTINUE »

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Pikesville Chamber of Commerce hears from local officials about GA’s challenges
BY Heather Norris
December 12, 2013

Oil pipelines, cybercrime, rain tax, minimum wage, common core, charity scams, health-care reform and the right of low-income defendants to public defense attorneys at bail review will be some of the most pressing issues facing the General Assembly when it begins its 2014 legislative session, said five local officials who joined the Pikesville Chamber of CONTINUE »

BY Heather Norris
December 12, 2013

For supporters of the Wegmans-anchored Foundry Row project, good news came late last month when a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge upheld the February decision by the Baltimore County Board of Elections to disregard petitions for a referendum that would challenge local rezoning maps and the upcoming renovations to the former Solo Cup factory site. CONTINUE »

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BY Marc Shapiro
December 12, 2013

Ten Jewish Baltimoreans will get a head start on impacting the Jewish community, thanks to a grant program from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. The #MakeItHappen campaign will award up to 50 ideas around the world micro-grants of $1,000 through January 2014. Some ideas have been awarded grants already, as this campaign started CONTINUE »

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Jewish Leadership Institute on Disabilities and Inclusion meets at Pearlstone
BY Simone Ellin
December 12, 2013

Weekly services, Torah studies, aliyahs, sitting shiva and even trips to Israel. These are experiences shared by many Jewish Americans affiliated with synagogues and Jewish communal organizations. But for Liz Weintraub and her husband, Philip, full inclusion in life events such as these wasn’t always a foregone conclusion. That is, until they became members of CONTINUE »