Friday, May 29, 2015 Sivan 11, 5775
By:
Stephen Seplow
Ross Born Ross Born was, well, born to make and sell candy — lots of it. It wasn’t part of his original plan. He was in law school at Hofstra University when his father and uncle — who had taken over the Just Born candy company from Ross’s grandfather (and company founder) Sam and Sam’s two brothers-in-law — told Born...
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Stepen Seplow
Ron Rubin At 80, Ron Rubin, real estate developer extraordinaire, is still trim, agile and very active. He works out for 90 minutes three times a week and plays golf regularly. Without being specific, he says there have been health challenges, but, he emphasizes, “I’m good.” He doesn’t appear to have slowed down. Now, dressed in a shirt open at...
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By:
Stephen Seplow
W ith about $50 million in deposits and 135,000 customers, Bankers Trust was Philadelphia’s 10th-largest bank in the fall of 1930, a year after the Great Depression started. That’s when anxious depositors began withdrawing money — and they didn’t stop until it escalated into a full-scale run that amounted to $17 million worth of withdrawals by Friday, Dec. 19. The...
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The arts broke new ground as the 21st century began.
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The arts flourished in Philadelphia by mid-20th century and continued to find all sorts of outlets, both professional and amateur.
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