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Bergen County
Winter Wonderland
Is Back!

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(Paramus, NJ)- It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter. As the weather cools, the holidays approach and school breaks loom large, it can sometimes be a challenge to find activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family. With visits from Santa, two ice skating rinks and a beer garden, Bergen County’s Winter Wonderland […]

Poland’s Independence
March: The True Story

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No Nazis but a noisy minority of ultra-rightists and soccer hooligans By Robert Strybel Warsaw Correspondent WARSAW–“60,000 Nazis marched on Warsaw,” wrote Jesse Lehrlich, Hillary Clinton’s former spokesman, on Twitter, and he was wrong on two counts. That throng of people did not march “on” Warsaw from outlying cities, because the parade started and ended […]

Rep. Pascrell Announces
COPS Hiring Grants
For New Jersey

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, announced $4.25 million in 2017 awards for the COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The grant funding will go toward hiring 34 police officers in municipalities across the state of New Jersey. In the Ninth Congressional District, the borough of Moonachie was […]

The Land Before Time:
NJ’s Kittatinny Ridge
And Valley

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Do you remember watching The Land before Time, wondering if Littlefoot and his cadre of dinosaur friends would succeed in their arduous trek to find the Great Valley? Would they reach the bountiful forests, warm sun, and pristine rivers and wetlands in time to save themselves?  Littlefoot’s Great Valley may have been the immense fold […]

Celebrate Local
Businesses On Nov. 25th

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By Rhea Landholm rheal@cfra.org Center for Rural Affairs Growing up, I would earn a quarter per chore – a quarter each for washing dishes, dusting, sweeping, and more. I pocketed the quarters, hopped on my bike, and rode four blocks to the main thoroughfare in my town of 1,000. I would peruse toy racks at […]

New Jersey Raises Legal
Smoking Age To 21

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New Jersey has become the third state to increase the age for buying tobacco products from 19 to 21 under a law recently signed by Governor Chris Christie. This new law, which took effect on November 1, 2017, applies to both conventional tobacco products and electronic cigarettes, and calls for fines against anyone who sells, gives or offers […]

Weekend Assaults Are Telling

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(November 6, 2017) Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the media are reacting to this weekend’s assaults: ·        A practicing conservative Catholic goes on a killing spree in a neighborhood church, killing many innocent people. ·        A conservative activist assaults a liberal senator. ·        Conservative protesters, who profess a belief in violence, take to the streets […]

New Release of Dylan’s
Christian Music

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(November 3, 2017) Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the release of a boxed set of Bob Dylan’s Christian-era music. “Trouble No More—The Bootleg Series Vol. 13, 1979-1981,” is now available. It contains eight CDs and a DVD of Dylan’s recordings during the years when he was a Christian; never before released songs are […]

More Education
Needed On New
Crop Insurance Option

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By Anna Johnson annaj@cfra.org Center for Rural Affairs For many years, farmers across the country have purchased crop insurance policies as a way to manage the risk of a yield or income loss. Crop insurance has stepped into the spotlight as the highest costing federal farm program, at about $8 billion per year. Despite the […]

Do No Harm:
What Would Hippocrates
Think?

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The National Health Service—Great Britain’s socialized medical system—recently released treatment guidelines stating that patients who are obese or who smoke will be banned from receiving “non-urgent” surgeries. Why the new policy? In this article, Richard D. Kocur examines the guidelines and argues that it “cuts to the heart of why socialized medicine ultimately fails those […]