Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
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The board of directors at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School voted 20-1 to consolidate its Bucks County branch into its Forman Center branch in Melrose Park effective at the end of the 2005-06 academic year. "As a school, it's just never hit its target enrollment," said Stuart Appel, president of Perelman's board. Serving first- to fifth-graders, the...
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Most kids would do anything to have a chance to play and explore at an interactive, hands-on museum, but when an evening at such a venue is also meant to raise funds for a good cause, even parents can get in on the action. More than 200 children and adults tackled exhibits, noshed on party food - pizza, cookies and...
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For the past six months, Pennsylvania state Treasurer Bob Casey has been sitting on a double-digit lead in his quest to oust Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) from his Capitol Hill office. But according to the Democrat, he's not taking anything for granted. "It's early, and I've got to continue the hard work I've been doing since March 2005 to win...
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Freshman legislator Josh Shapiro is all in favor of divestment - just not from Israel. Instead, the Abington Democrat, who was elected to the state House of Representatives in 2004, wants to use some $90 billion controlled by the commonwealth's two retirement plans as an economic weapon against Iran and other state sponsors of terrorism. "I view Iran as the...
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Driving with his brother and a friend in his hometown of Mosul, Iraq, in late autumn last year, 26-year-old Safa Ismael noticed something peculiar: A car in front of him was moving at an extraordinarily slow pace, holding up all traffic. Moments later, insurgents in a car going in the opposite direction pulled up next to Ismael's car and detonated...
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