Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
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Two months after accepting an endorsement from J Street's political action committee, a local Democratic congressional candidate is disassociating himself from the upstart lobbying group. Doug Pike -- a former editorial writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer who is now seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) -- asked J Street officials this week to remove him from its...
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While the race for the Democratic nomination for governor hasn't exactly hit the intensity of March Madness, this contest has also come down to the final four. Most observers agree that, of the remaining contenders, the two candidates from Pittsburgh -- Allegheny County executive Dan Onorato and Auditor General Jack Wagner -- are the top seeds. But both State Sen...
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Aaron Passman
To most people, the idea of sitting around and waiting for the phone to ring probably sounds like a fate worse than death. However, most people aren't Linda Roth. For more than two decades, she's made it her life's work to answer all kinds of questions over the phone. Roth is the director of Philadelphia's Jewish Information & Referral Service,...
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Aaron Passman
The games are coming to Philadelphia in 2011. No, not the Olympics or the World Cup, not the Super Bowl or the Final Four, either. We're talking the annual JCC Maccabi Games, which are set to make a return visit to the area next August. Organizers expect them to attract about 1,000 athletes worldwide between the ages of 13 and...
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Aaron Passman
Sarah Krantz knew that she'd need a good strategy if she was going to take down the reigning champ. So as she sat hunched over a spread of kosher chicken wings -- real wings, bone-in, with a piece of the drum and wing together -- she broke the piece in half, rotating the drum and chewing while pulling the meat...
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