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Lou Reed dies at 71.
Musician Lou Reed dies at 71
BY Marc Shapiro
October 28, 2013

  Musician and guitarist Lou Reed, the front-man for the band Velvet Underground, as well as a solo artist, died Sunday, Oct. 27. Reed, who was born to a Jewish family, was 71. He had a liver transplant last year after years of alcohol and drug abuse. A cause of death was not made public. Reed, CONTINUE »

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Gilbert Trout is a driving (but modest) force in Jewish Baltimore
BY Melissa Gerr
October 24, 2013

What do classical music, deep-data mining, devotion to Judaism and family and commercial real estate have in common? Gilbert Trout. Speaking very modestly, Trout attributes his talents and successes to genetics and by referring to the remarkable life of his grandfather, Arthur Jacob, who was an entrepreneur ahead of his time, who saved his family CONTINUE »

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NW Baltimore makes voice heard at community planning forum
BY Heather Norris
October 24, 2013

More than 1,000 Northwest Baltimore residents packed into the Cross Country Middle School auditorium Wednesday, Oct. 16 to voice their opinions on what they consider most important in their neighborhood. The event was organized by a joint effort from Baltimore City and the five Northwest neighborhood groups. Each resident checked in at a table, where CONTINUE »

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Family-owned business celebrates 45 years
BY Hanni R. Werner
October 24, 2013

In the heart of Mount Washington sits a colorful fabric store that reflects the legacy of three generations. A Fabric Place has weathered natural disasters and changing economic times to bring quality fabrics and service to the area for nearly 45 years. The 6,000-square-foot location at 6324 Falls Road houses thousands of fabrics and attracts CONTINUE »

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Lt. Col. Tzvika Levy coming to Baltimore
BY Heather Norris
October 24, 2013

To many of the Israeli Defense Forces’ lone soldiers (servicemen and women without parents in Israel), Lt. Col. Tzvika Levy is more than just an advocate. He is — in a lot of ways — a father figure. Starting as a volunteer, Levy said he has worked with these soldiers for decades, creating a network CONTINUE »