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Making laws, improving lives and working to create a cultural shift
BY Melissa Gerr
December 12, 2013

Halacha (Jewish law), just like the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, states the right for citizens to own weapons for use in self-protection and to maintain public safety. In the case of Jewish law, however, it also mandates safe and responsible use with regard to ownership for the public good. “Safe and responsible” CONTINUE »

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Range of candidates struggle to stand out in a crowd
BY Heather Norris
December 12, 2013

Although it is still early, the race for governor of Maryland is already shaping up to be a competitive one. With nine candidates saying they plan on running, the field ranges from seasoned politicians to experienced businessmen and even to a Baltimore-area teacher, all of whom want to succeed the still-popular Gov. Martin O’Malley. So CONTINUE »

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Local school psychologist urges professionals not to miss red flags for suicide risk
BY Simone Ellin
December 12, 2013

It’s a day he may never forget. And while it is painful to remember as well as to talk about, Dr. Jonathan Lasson, 42, a certified school psychologist for the Maryland State Department of Education, believes it’s a day that warrants memory, and a memory that must be shared. Oct. 4, 2012 began like any other CONTINUE »

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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 »