Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775

With her latest victory, Morgan Pressel takes a swing at the future
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Morgan Pressel stood on the green just feet from the 18th hole. For any other competitor, this might be a tense moment, fraught with anticipation. But just as she''d done over the course of the last three days, the Jewish teen took a calm swing of her putter, and the ball rolled right into its target. Pressel breezily walked off...
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Clank. The aluminum bat made sharp contact with the leather-covered softball, thrown so slowly that it seemed to momentarily hang in the summer air before being driven toward the dirt. The hitter's teammates could tell by the high-pitched sound that he didn't get all of it. So 71-year-old Jim Brody tossed the bat aside and made his best effort at...
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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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