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It looks as if a "landmark" kosher supermarket in Northeast Philadelphia won't be going out of business after all. Last month, Ira Feldman, the longtime owner of Best Value Kosher Meats on Bustleton Avenue, told customers his grocery would be closing come early January. The only other option, Feldman noted, was the unlikely scenario that someone would offer to buy...
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Zorik Pesochinsky, JE Feature
Anyone who owns (and actually wears) a "Geeks Are Hot" T-shirt can tell you that the dictionary definition of a geek -- "a stupid or inept person" -- is passé. Call them geeks, dorks or nerds, those once-uncool people ostracized for loving comics, obscure card games and computer code have loads of allure these days. Socially awkward Seth Cohen on...
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Paris in New York? Mais, oui!
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Blake Gernstetter, JE Feature
If you pine to hear French, see classical art and architecture or bite into a fresh baguette, but can't make it to Paris just now, consider an alternative: Paris in New York. With more than 100,000 native speakers of French, New York is home to an entire Parisian world. Manhattan, divided into neighborhoods much as Paris is comprised of 20...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
The train rambled along -- somewhere between Washington and Philadelphia, northern Maryland probably -- when the stranger and I started talking. The overpriced, but delicious, chocolate-chip cookie from the cafe car broke the ice. She admired the treat, but declined my offer when I broke off a piece for her. Then we began chatting. "Laura" was a married woman on...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
The investment surprise for 2006 was the greater-than-expected rise in the broader markets, such as the S&P 500. For the last several years, market sages have been telling us to curb our expectations and expect single-digit returns, at best, for the foreseeable future. While the modest owner of a Vanguard Index Fund is probably quite pleased with its 2006 performance...
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