Purchase Textbooks Tax Free
For Upcoming Spring Semester

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New York is one of 13 states nationwide to exempt textbooks from sales tax The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance  reminded students that they get a tax break when they buy required or recommended college textbooks for their courses. The textbooks can be purchased from any bookstore, including college or university bookstores, […]

Bill Will Keep
“Blue Lines” In Towns

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NEW JERSEY (January 17, 2017) — U.S. Reps. Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) today took up the cause of many New Jersey municipalities and law enforcement groups by proposing the Blue Line Use Exception (BLUE) Act (H.R. 566).  Legislation that will permit ‘blue lines’ to be displayed on roadways. “One hundred thirty five […]

Exhibition 1917:
Romanovs & Revolution

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Hermitage Amsterdam has obtained rare permission to show dozens of intimate historical documents from the Russian State Archive in Moscow during its forthcoming exhibition 1917. Romanovs & Revolution. This is in addition to over 200 objects from the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. The materials from the State Archive include letters from […]

Barack Obama’s Fundamental
Transformation

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The final week of Barack Obama’s presidency is upon us. Over the past eight years many things have changed. But has America “fundamentally changed” as Obama declared it would in October 2008? In this article that first appeared at the National Catholic Register, Dr. Paul Kengor looks at President Obama’s two terms and argues that […]

10 Free Flowering Trees
From Arbor Day Foundation

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Residents in your state can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2017. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent crabapples, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns, and three white flowering dogwoods. “These […]

MVC Urges Certain Honda
And Acura Owners To
Check Safercar.gov

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… for potentially life-saving safety recall information (TRENTON, NJ) – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) is strongly urging owners of certain 2001 to 2003 Honda and Acura models to check SaferCar.gov immediately for important safety recall information related to Takata airbags.  The vehicles are part of a larger, 70 million vehicle recall effort related to faulty airbags.  […]

Praying For You, Right Now!

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Over the past decade, social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others) have grown in magnitude, volume, and influence. From using social media as a hard news source to posting pictures and videos of pets, the cultural impact of these sites is large. In this article, Dr. Gary Welton looks at how Facebook is used […]

Take Action To Defend
And Protect Land
And Water

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Top 10 ways to help New Jersey’s environment in 2017 By all indications, the protection of clean water, clean air and natural lands probably won’t be high on the Trump administration’s priority list, and our nation’s participation in the landmark Paris climate change agreement may go on the chopping block. This dim forecast for the […]

Civic-Minded Brooklynites
Can Apply Online For
Seat On Local Community Board

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BOROUGH PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES ROLLING APPLICATION PROCESS FOR BROOKLYN COMMUNITY BOARDS, ENCOURAGES YOUTH TO GET INVOLVED BROOKLYN, NY, January 10, 2017: Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams encouraged civic-minded Brooklynites to apply for a position on one of Brooklyn’s eighteen local community boards, inviting interested candidates to submit their application online for the first time […]

New Memoir “Krysia”
For Young Readers

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In the aftermath of the German and Soviet invasions and division of Poland, more than 1.5 million people were deported from their homes in Eastern Poland to remote parts of Russia. Those who made it out of Russia alive were lucky—and nine-year-old Krystyna (Krysia) was among them. In Krysia: A Polish Girl’s Stolen Childhood During […]