Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
Former Schmidt's site revitalized, enhancing Northern Liberties' profile in progress
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In a dream-pursued, dream-realized venture, real estate developer Bart Blatstein, founder and president of Tower Development, Inc., the city's leading development company, last weekend unveiled to the public his much awaited and heralded Piazza at Schmidt's, located at Second Street and Germantown Avenue in Northern Liberties. With crowds of young and old in attendance, the 80,000-square-foot, open-air plaza, styled after...
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With donations down, what will happen to various groups, programs and services?
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Before the financial crisis hit, all signs pointed upward for Moving Traditions. The national organization -- founded four years ago and based in Jenkintown -- fosters Jewish identity through the lens of gender. It had expanded its signature program, "Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!," far beyond its local roots, establishing groups throughout the country. And donors appeared willing to...
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Recent stock-market declines have affected virtually every sector of the economy, but the impact on retirement accounts has been the most worrisome for many people. Retirement accounts have lost about $2 trillion over the past two years due to market declines, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates. But don't despair! There are steps you can take now to protect your...
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Joel L. Naroff, JE Feature
The recession grinds on, but there are strange doings in the darkest corners of the economy. Some consumers have actually started revisiting the malls and vehicle dealerships. Businesses have seen a glimmer of hope on the orders front. Realtors are starting to see not only interest in homes, but a few hardy souls have actually made offers that were accepted...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
The mind-boggling complexity of the current fiscal crisis, coupled with its real and painful effects on the lives of many Americans, has created the fetid conditions for the emergence of poisonous conspiracy theories and rage-filled populism. Private citizens who had the misfortune to work for AIG have seen their homes turned into a stop on a bus tour of financial...
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