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BY Marc Shapiro
November 14, 2013

As the Maryland Public Service Commission debates whether or not utility companies can charge customers to opt out of smart meters, Baltimore residents are working to spread awareness about a technology they feel isn’t so smart. “While it is beneficial for BGE’s bottom line, it is not for us or our families,” said Pikesville-area resident CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
November 14, 2013

After a too-close-to-call election day, incumbent Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen lost by 59 votes to Republican challenger Mike Pantelides. The results of the election, held Tuesday, Nov. 5, were announced Friday night, Nov. 8. “I was disappointed that the election didn’t go differently, but I have no regrets about the past four years,” Cohen said. CONTINUE »

BY Simone Ellin
November 14, 2013

While he hasn’t yet found permanent living space in Baltimore, Rabbi Larry Pinsker has already found a spiritual home at Congregation Beit Tikvah in Roland Park. Rabbi Pinsker, a native of Chicago who has resided and led congregations in San Antonio, New York City and Toronto, recently moved to Baltimore from Winnipeg, Canada, to become CONTINUE »

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A critical look at the rise in anti-Semitism in Greece
BY Maayan Jaffe
November 14, 2013

Whenever there is a profound social or financial crisis, covert anti-Semitism will make its way to the surface. That was the message Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, delivered regarding the recent vocal surge of anti-Semitic sentiments in Greece, mainly through the Golden Dawn Party, which now hold seats in the CONTINUE »

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Local families of lone soldiers must celebrate without their children
BY Heather Norris
November 14, 2013

For Julie August, coping with her son Josh’s decision to move halfway around the world and join the Israeli Defense Forces last year was not easy. “It would be hard enough to have him serving while I was there,” said August, who lived in Israel for a time before moving to the Baltimore area. “But CONTINUE »