Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
Events step up to the plate
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Would you work overtime to make some extra money? What if you could pull in an extra $1.4 million per year? The Philadelphia Phillies certainly think that a little extra effort is worth the considerable payoff. Building a brand-new facility like Citizens Bank Park cost the Phillies dearly. To compensate for the walloping investment and add some revenue to a...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Whether they''re conducting business, playing golf or giving their time to help the Jewish community and other causes, Barry and Billy Bredt could be called a dynamic father-son duo. Partners in the investment firm of Raymond James Associates, Inc., the pair were recently the first father and son to co-chair Green Valley Country Club''s Federation Allied Jewish Appeal Day. "We''re...
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For the first time in years, Philip Goldsmith is taking it easy. The 60-year-old, who on April 1 (no fooling!) stepped down after 26 months as the city's managing director, and was dubbed "Mr. Fixit" in a Philadelphia Inquirer editorial, is spending time trying to shed "20 pounds of stress" and catching up on missed time with his three grandchildren...
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Needlework group makes charity a point
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Ruth Heiges, JE Feature
Suppose you want a new tzedakah box. Do you head for the nearest synagogue gift shop, contact the Jewish National Fund and have them send you a new blue pushka, or get a kit and needlepoint one? Arlene Spector thinks we’re spoiled for choice in the Greater Philadelphia area. And although she recognizes that “Option C” strikes most people as...
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A measure of calm has returned to the 7800 block of Bustleton Avenue; employees of the Golden Slipper Health and Rehab Center, a Jewish nursing home in Northeast Philadelphia, laid down their picket signs and agreed to go back to work. The six-day strike ended on July 6, when, late in the afternoon, negotiators for District 1199C of the National...
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