Saturday, July 4, 2015 Tammuz 17, 5775

Close to San Juan, but far and away, it has a style all its own
By:
Sharon McDonnell
I'm in Vieques, Puerto Rico, in the lobby of the new W Retreat & Spa -- where Alain Ducasse, the three-Michelin-star French chef, opened his first restaurant in the Caribbean. I'm talking to Patricia Urquiola, the Spanish lead designer behind the blend of the whimsical and recycled at the resort. But only for a minute; the designer of everything from...
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By:
Sharon McDonnell
I've sailed the British Virgin Islands. I've sailed off the coast of Tangiers. I've sailed off Martha's Vineyard. So what the heck am I doing sailing on dry land? In a contraption that looks like a go-kart but attached to a sail -- a silly grin pasted on my face -- I'm whipping around a track really, really fast on...
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Transplant websites offer the chance to save a life
By:
Rachel Vigoda
Every day for a week, Rabbi Adam Wohlberg of Temple Sinai in Dresher woke up exhausted and achy. He had to stay home from services and skipped a few meetings. But the rabbi wasn't worried. It was all in the name of pikuach nefesh -- saving a life. Wohlberg's symptoms were brought on by a bad cold, likely exacerbated by...
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By:
Rachel Vigoda
Israeli company Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has big plans for expanding its Philadelphia presence. The biggest generic drug-maker in the world is opening a new distribution center on Red Lion Road in Northeast Philadelphia. The plan is to merge the company's current distribution operations in Bucks County, the Lehigh Valley and North Wales, Montgomery County, where the U.S. headquarters is located,...
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Old City resident with modern ideas about website discounts and bargains
By:
Adam Taxin
Some might shy away before opening a new business venture at a time when it would be charitable to describe the U.S. economy as "stagnant." Others, however, might embrace opportunity where it happens. Matthew Balin belongs to the latter group; last year around this time, he launched the consumer deal website MyChinoki.com. It's hard to miss the enthusiasm that Balin...
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