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BY Marc Shapiro
October 16, 2014

  The American Visionary Art Museum exterior mosaic is nearing completion, with the western wall facing Federal Hill now adorned with a rendering of the aurora borealis. The LeRoy E. Hoffberger Shining Youth/Shining Walls program was started in 2001 to be built by at-risk youth. “It’s a living social justice and physical beauty project,” said CONTINUE »

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Jewish community considers issues ahead of election
BY Marc Shapiro and Heather Norris
October 16, 2014

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Marylanders will head to the voting booths to decide who will be the state’s next chief executive. While the Baltimore Jewish community is generally concerned about many of the same issues as others in the state, there are some areas Jewish locals are following closely. Judging by interviews and anecdotal evidence, CONTINUE »

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Court appeal for N.Y. election may stall vote for months, years
BY Melissa Gerr
October 16, 2014

All electronic and paper ballots from a Sept. 30 referendum vote in Ramapo, N.Y., were impounded and then ultimately nullified last week by the state’s Supreme Court on allegations of election fraud. Town lawyer Michael Klein has appealed the ruling. The referendum, which would have reconfigured voting districts from citywide to a ward system and CONTINUE »

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Fourth-graders visit “those little huts” and get to know their neighbors
BY Melissa Gerr
October 16, 2014

Community Conversations, an organization that works to improve communication and understanding between the Orthodox Jewish population and the African-American population in the Glen, Falstaff, Cheswolde, Cross Country and Mount Washington communities, took 20 fourth-graders from Cross Country Elementary School through the neighborhood this week to gain an appreciation for the holiday of Sukkot. The Sukkah CONTINUE »

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October 9, 2014

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland has appointed Lisa Schwartz to a three-year term on its board of directors. As M&T Bank’s business banking regional manager for Greater Baltimore, Schwartz leads the lending and servicing team that supports the branch network in Baltimore, Harford and Cecil counties. She also is responsible for the loan and deposit CONTINUE »