Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Abington Township was recertified as a "No Place for Hate" community at last month's Board of Commissioners meeting, marking the third year in a row the municipality has received the distinction. Administered by the Anti-Defamation League, the program encourages towns to adopt a zero-tolerance policy against racism. To become such a community, a town must implement three activities to help...
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A black sedan rolled along Lancaster Avenue past rows of protesters and turned slowly, almost unnoticeably, into the parking lot in front of the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Bryn Mawr. But not completely - political activist Lani Frank glimpsed the vehicle, and then paused from her shouts out front to reflect on what may be the most closely watched...
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A new program aims to get some city information out to the visiting public
Luke Yoder lay across his mother's lap, fighting exhaustion after a 90-degree day touring Philadelphia, his attention span all but nonexistent. It seemed that nothing could rouse the 5-year-old, especially not another story about a historical event or integral character in the nation's birth. But, lo and behold, while sitting in the lobby of the National Museum of American Jewish...
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The fight over Ardmore's future continues
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The U.S. Supreme Court is generally viewed as the final arbiter of disputes in the country. But the debate over whether municipalities such as Lower Merion Township can transfer property from one owner to another in the hopes of revitalizing a neighborhood and increasing its tax base - an issue the court ruled on just last month - is far...
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By:
Zara Myers, JE Features
When Beth Reisboard looked into the eyes of an elderly diner at the Neuman Senior Center, it was "a validation of why I give my time and my support to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. "She needed that lunch. Our eyes met as she wrapped a portion of it to take home for her dinner, and she said, 'Thank...
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