Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

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Michael Grossman, the founder of a two-year-old nonprofit organization called LiteracyToday, has no formal background in education. But that hasn't stopped the 55-year-old from coming up with a plan to boost reading levels for public-school students in one of the Garden State's most troubled cities - Camden, N.J. Nor has it prevented Camden City Public Schools officials, state legislators and...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
They rode 4,000-strong, creating a human avalanche of bodies, helmets, bicycles, and yes, joy. There was a palpable sense of mission, purpose and delight just after dawn on Sunday, July 10, as bicyclists from throughout the region converged at the foot of Benjamin Franklin Bridge to participate in the American Cancer Society's Bike-a-Thon. The bridge crossing was led by cancer...
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Investing with Fred D. Snitzer
A demographic tidal wave of aging baby-boomers, fast approaching age 65, is set to dive headfirst into retirement. A majority of them have worked hard for the past 40 years and, through diligent savings and some luck, have accumulated a modest but sizable nest egg. Having enjoyed their lives so far, they plan on enjoying their retirement as well, and...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In the United States, a potentially problematic medical trend has a growing number of people medicating themselves, as they turn the old phrase, "Physician heal thyself," to "Patient, heal thyself." Even with the great wealth of medical information available today in self-help books and magazines, as well as on the Internet, this practice should be a reason for concern, say...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
It began one day on the Ocean City boardwalk when Richard Actman, a licensed physical therapist, was watching his son play a video game. It ended with the production of virtual-reality technology that, according to Actman, founder and president of Virtual Rehab, delivers an effective new intervention, and takes physical therapy and rehabilitation to a whole new level. "I looked...
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