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Some 25 years after Operation Exodus, we celebrate past miracles and contemplate a still-to-be-uncovered future for Soviet Jewish immigrants
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 25, 2013

The story of the Jews of the Former Soviet Union is an evolving one. It’s a story of suffering and distress, a story of incredible challenges — many of which were forfeited, equally as many of which were overcome. But mostly it is the story of a modern miracle. Twenty-five years after Operation Exodus — CONTINUE »

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Curfew proposition on the table for Baltimore City
BY Heather Norris
September 25, 2013

The proposed changes to the teen curfew in the city of Baltimore don’t have much support in the city’s District 5 office. “I don’t see any advantage,” said Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle Spector, adding that she will learn more about the proposal when it reaches the hearing stage. “I’m not sure that it’s building a CONTINUE »

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BY Marc Shapiro
September 25, 2013

A New Jersey-based real estate company will invest more than $100 million in redeveloping the Rotunda building on West 40th Street in Baltimore. Hekemian & Co., along with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore City officials, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 18 to officially kick off the redevelopment. “This building has been an icon CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
September 25, 2013

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler officially announced his candidacy for governor on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Rockville at the Montgomery County Courthouse Square. “At my core, I am about protecting people, standing up for justice and fairness and never giving up on a fight when it’s right,” Gansler told the crowd. The Rockville announcement was CONTINUE »

Rawlings Conservatory celebrates 125 years
BY Simone Ellin
September 25, 2013

At least once a day, said Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory supervisor Kate Bloom, someone tells her they’ve seen the outside of the conservatory, (originally named the Druid Hill Conservatory) but not the inside. Bloom and other friends of the historic site are hoping to draw visitors into the conservatory — the second-oldest surviving one in CONTINUE »