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Reparations bill faces debate in Annapolis, as French company fights for right to bid on Purple Line
BY Suzanne Pollak
March 13, 2014

Testimony both for and against was heard in Annapolis Monday on a bill that would prohibit a firm from winning a contract to build the Purple Line unless its parent company pays reparations to those it transported to Nazi death camps during World War II. Members of the Ways and Means Committee of the House CONTINUE »

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Program asserts that communication can lead to change
BY Simone Ellin
March 13, 2014

Photos by David Stuck Lior Witow and his fellow students didn’t waste any time as they got right to the heart of the matter in their discussion with Mamoun and Efaf Asady. “Will peace come?” the eighth-grader asked the Israeli Arab couple, who were visiting Baltimore last week for a lunchtime session at Krieger Schechter CONTINUE »

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Local voice of Holocaust reparations movement escaped Nazi train
BY By Suzanne Pollak and Simone Ellin
March 13, 2014

Leo Bretholz, a Pikesville resident who as a child escaped from a train that was transporting him to a Nazi death camp, died March 8, two days after his 93rd birthday and one day before he was to testify in favor of reparations for those who were forced to ride those trains during World War CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
March 13, 2014

Maryland’s House of Delegates voted on March 7 to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017. The bill passed, 89 to 46. The move to increase the minimum hourly salary from $7.25 to $10.10 has been a key theme in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s final year in office and has been steadily gaining popularity in CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
March 13, 2014

A Baltimore man in the northern Park Heights area evaded three men who may have been trying to steal his car on the night of Wednesday, March 5. Rabbi Yerachmiel Thav said he was in his car, parked in the driveway at his home in the 3700 block of Glen Avenue, when three men — CONTINUE »