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    A Lesson in Priorities
    by By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
    August 28, 2014

    Two items are worth noting this week. Together, they're a lesson in priorities. Here's the first item. A doctor friend qui...

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    Letter: Hansen a Strong Voice for Educating Our Future Leaders
    August 23, 2014

    To the Editor: My grandsons Conor and Max were my initial inspiration for focusing on education as a State Senate candidate,...

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    Supersize Your Smoothie
    by Katie E. DeGennaro
    July 10, 2014

    Supersize with Superfoods... In a world of continuously expanding processed food factories, the mainstream media has made it their...

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    Mexican Furniture
    by Mary Mooney
    June 30, 2014

    Monday, June 30, 2014 Today I am grateful for Mexican furniture.  If you follow my daily posts, you will remember that yester...

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    Wind Chimes
    by Mary Mooney
    June 30, 2014

    Sunday, June 29, 2014 Today I am grateful for wind chimes.  I have a very small patio that gets almost no sun, so instead of ...

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    Mexican Trip
    by Mary Mooney
    June 30, 2014

    Hey peeps. If you are a follower of my "gratitude" blog/posts, then sit tight because I'm going to be posting about a tr...

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    Wash Baskets
    by Mary Mooney
    June 28, 2014

    Friday, June 27, 2014 Today I am grateful for wash baskets.  But first. . .“Where is your post today!” “I d...

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    Car Rattles
    by Mary Mooney
    June 28, 2014

    Saturday, June 28, 2014 Today I am grateful for car rattles.  During the test drive of my “new” car a few days ag...

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    A Chorus Line
    by Mary Mooney
    June 26, 2014

    Thursday, June 26, 2014 Today I am grateful for the musical, A Chorus Line.  Last night we saw the production at Muhlenberg C...

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    To Be or Not to Be a Vegetarian
    by Katie E. DeGennaro
    June 12, 2014

    A vegetarian (n.), is defined as someone who does not eat meat, and sometimes other animal products, for moral, religious, or health r...

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    Outside Dining
    by Mary Mooney
    June 2, 2014

    Sunday, June 01, 2014 Today I am grateful for outside dining.   I love eating outside.  When there are no bugs.&nbs...

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    Dance Recitals
    by Mary Mooney
    May 31, 2014

    Saturday, May 31, 2014 Today I am grateful for Dance Recitals.  Our youngest granddaughter, Isabella, has her dance recital t...

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    I've Got Those Oskar Blues Again—With an Octohop Too
    by Tony Di Domizio
    May 29, 2014

    I hate flying. So it's good that I can travel quickly to other states by going to my local bar. I have, as of recent, been hooked ...

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    Editor Returns to her Stomping Grounds
    by Audrey Blumberg
    May 23, 2014

    Dear Readers, Did you miss me? That’s right, I am back online covering Bridgewater, and Raritan too now, and I cannot th...

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    Important Moments in Black History (Part 1)
    by Bill Hunter
    February 12, 2014

    In 1921, Greenwood, Oklahoma, a successful, all-black enclave north of Tulsa, was the site of the deadliest race riot in U.S. history....

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    Little Known Facts About East Orange
    by Bill Hunter
    January 6, 2014

    EAST ORANGE, NJ - THE "TOWN AT THE RIVER" included land extending from the Passaic River to the Orange Mountain. For one hun...

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    The Silent Auction; Plainfield's Mayoral Race
    by D.J. Salter
    October 31, 2013

    PLAINFIELD, NJ - From Mayor O'Keefe to the present I have watched Plainfield conduct the silent municipality auction.  P...

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    Winning the Lottery - May Not Be All That It Adds Up To
    by Providence Manning
    March 27, 2013

    So… you didn’t win either?  Well, If you’re feeling upset about not winning – don’t.  Accordi...

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    Has Heart Attack Grill Branding Gone Too Far?
    by Lou Leonardis
    February 21, 2013

    The hospital-themed restaurant Heart Attack Grill has been in the news lately. Two heart attack deaths of frequent “patients&rdq...

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    by Nancy Kislin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Marriage and Family Therapist
    January 30, 2013

      In what seems to be a season of senseless deaths and tragedies, how do we talk with our children when sadly two apparent su...

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    Last minute Gift Ideas for your Teens: Gifts that Keep on Giving!
    by Keith Dent
    December 24, 2012

    WEST ORANGE, NJ - Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The...

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    It's Time for a New Approach
    by The Family Files
    December 17, 2012

    I didn't want a tragedy like what happened in Newtown, Connecticut as way to introduce this column.. However, one of the themes th...