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Sewing machine repairman keeps up the family business
BY Amy Lynwander
March 27, 2014

Photos provided The sewing machine looked harmless enough until it almost shot him. Mike Peisach, a veteran of the Korean War, fished a live .32-caliber bullet from under the needle plate of a machine during a routine repair. Peisach, who started repairing sewing machines when he was 15, has handed down death warrants on many CONTINUE »

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Construction should start on the Owings Mills center this summer
BY Marc Shapiro
March 27, 2014

Foundry Row developers have cleared another hurdle in their plans to build a Wegmans-anchored mixed-use center on Reisterstown Road. Development plans by Greenberg Gibbons and Vanguard, the companies building Foundry Row at the site of the old Solo Cup factory, were approved on Feb. 24. Arguments opposed to the plans were also rejected in the CONTINUE »

Amid communal divide, bill prohibiting use of state funds for academic boycotts stalls in committee
BY Heather Norris
March 27, 2014

Maryland’s anti-boycott bill may not be dead, but it’s on life support. Two weeks after hearings on the bill in the Senate Budget and Taxation and House Appropriations committees, the bill that dropped in the House of Delegates with 51 co-sponsors has undergone a lot of trimming, including an amendment that would strip it of CONTINUE »

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Hundreds attend hearing on future of Esther Lebovitz’s killer
BY Melissa Gerr
March 27, 2014

Approximately 250 people, primarily from Baltimore’s Jewish community, traveled by bus, car and subway train to protest the appeal trial of Wayne Stephen Young, who was convicted of killing 11-year-old Esther Lebovitz in September 1969. A fifth-grade student of the Bais Yaakov School for Girls, Lebovitz was last seen alive on her way home from CONTINUE »

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Some Park Heights residents are alarmed at recent incidents
BY Marc Shapiro
March 27, 2014

The Northern Park Heights community has seen peaks and valleys of criminal activity over the years, but recent incidents have some concerned they’re seeing a new normal. A March 4 home invasion in which a man and his daughter were tied up and had their home robbed was one of several incidents that sent shockwaves CONTINUE »