Tuesday, March 3, 2015 AdarI 12, 5775

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Aaron Passman
As the home of steak sandwiches, the soft pretzel and Tastykakes, the City of Brotherly Love could almost never be mistaken for the City of Healthy Eating. But Yael Lehman's working to change that, one person at a time. The San Francisco native, who has a background in social work and social welfare, is executive director of the Food Trust,...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
On a recent summer morning, before the sun grew too hot and while some shade was still in evidence, a small group of seniors donned special gloves and got to work in their garden. This wasn't a patch in one of their backyards; rather, it was a new community garden at the JCC's Raymond and Miriam Klein Branch in Northeast...
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Two years from now may seem like a long way off as far as the political calender is concerned, but rumors have been swirling in recent months that TV pundit and onetime congressional candidate Chris Matthews might leave broadcasting and dive back into Pennsylvania politics -- this time, making a run for the U.S. Senate in 2010. Matthews, a Philadelphia...
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Jared Shelly, Jewish Exponent Feature
For the congregants and staff at Germantown Jewish Centre, the past six months have been challenging, to say the least. Since a fire back in January -- which was eventually ruled an arson, and destroyed a preschool classroom and left nearby areas smoke-damaged -- the Mount Airy synagogue has faced several challenges, the latest of which is a flooded sanctuary...
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Aaron Passman
He helped fund the American Revolution, he's part of monuments in Chicago and Los Angeles, he's been featured on a postage stamp and had a World War II cargo ship named after him. Yet say the name Haym Salomon, especially to young people, and you'll get a blank stare. Jack Sholl aims to change all that. Sholl, a Philly native...
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