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Nazi flag not flying on this Jersey guy's watch

There's a fine line between angling for a fight because you're good with your fists and someone who just can't let something wrong go unchecked. That first person who jumps into the fray, determined to bring about justice, is the real hero. Peter Duffy delivers a finely researched...

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N.J. pets in need: April 8, 2019

Pets all over New Jersey are waiting to be adopted. If you're interested in helping homeless animals but aren't able to adopt one, there are a number of other ways you can be of assistance. Realistically, not everyone can adopt. People who live in apartments or developments that have no-pets...

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'Under the Table' sets a place for love

Watching an author develop is like checking in on a child as a tween, teen, then young adult. Stephanie Evanovich, of Asbury Park, has a fourth novel out, and it hits romance's familiar tropes.Ron Rinaldi Digital Photography  "Under the Table" By Stephanie Evanovich (William Morrow Hardcover, 261...

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Vintage photos of baseball and softball in N.J.

At least lefties are in great demand in the major leagues. Those of you who are left handed might feel somewhat slighted in everyday life. Lefties, who make up 10 percent of the population, notice the right-handedness of the world in subtle ways. Some of the "majority rules" concepts are reasonable,...

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N.J. pets in need: April 1, 2019

Dogs and cats throughout New Jersey await adoption. Petfinder.com, where you can find nearly a 250,000 adoptable pets listed by more than 12,000 adoption groups, offers these tips to pet owners now that spring is here: * There will be plenty of sticks and branches on the ground after winter, and...

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Jersey Journal front and back page news: Saturday, March 30, 2019

The shocking murder of a jogger whose body was found in the lake in Jersey City's Lincoln Park has frightened the community, jolted county officials to increase surveillance and triggered an increase in patrols by law enforcement. The Jersey City school district on Sunday locked a neighborhood...

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Rutgers' Marc Aronson explains the deeper story of the Thai soccer team's rescue from the cave

Like everyone, I followed the saga of the Thai soccer team stranded for 10 days in a cave as waters rose last summer. I've read another book about the ordeal, so I opened Marc Aronson's book thinking I knew the story. Yet Aronson's global perspective and clear writing open new ways of...

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Vintage family photos from N.J.

Get togethers with loved ones deserved to be preserved. Over the years, I've posted nearly 12,000 vintage photos in these galleries. It's a safe bet that I've gone through 20 times that many to arrive at the ones that have made the final cut. So, I enjoy combing through old pictures; I believe...

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N.J. pets in need: March 25, 2019

Dogs and cats throughout New Jersey await adoption. Profile: Animal Welfare Association Courtesy of the Animal Welfare Association  The Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees was founded in October 1948 by local residents who were appalled by the conditions they saw at local for-profit pounds at...

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Harlan Coben's 'Run Away' hits home

Coben continues as the master of surprise. So much so that as I greedily read to the final pages, I had to laugh at how perfectly he laid the foundation of this plot and shocked yet again. Harlan Coben, of Ridgewood, hits the deep notes on what it means to be a father when your child becomes a...

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More vintage photos of everyday items from the '60s and '70s you might have forgotten

Some were chic ... and some were weak. In his book "Retromania," rock critic and music memorabilia collector Simon Reynolds asserts that "there's never been a society so obsessed with the cultural artifacts of its own immediate past" as ours. It has gotten a little strange. While smartphone cameras...

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In Ludwig's 'The Gods of Comedy,' Mt. Olympians mingle with New Jerseyans

The action in Ken Ludwig's latest McCarter world premiere, largely set in the Classics Department at Princeton University, begins when a professor bemoaning her professional and personal troubles inadvertently summons some divine intervention. One of the world's most produced contemporary...

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N.J. pets in need: March 18, 2019

Dogs and cats throughout New Jersey await adoption at shelters and rescues. Spring Boutique Vendor and Craft Show to benefit Montville Pet Parents and Montville Animal Shelter Montville Pet Parents will sponsor a Spring Boutique Vendor and Craft Show on April 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the...

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Jersey Journal front and back page news: Monday, March 18, 2019

Top news and sports headlines in today's Jersey Journal Kearny officials are asking federal authorities to investigate a state-owned landfill that they say has been releasing putrid fumes.  A Hudson County jury found an accused gunman guilty of murder. He could spend the rest of his life...

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Bruce Springsteen: A Life in Songs

Yes, it's another book on Bruce Springsteen. And, if you have to ask why, you might as well also ask why breathe, eat chocolate or have sex. Bruce Springsteen speaks to the media during a sound-check ahead of the first show of his Wrecking Ball Tour at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on March 14,...

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March Madness 2019 bracket: What time, TV, channel are NCAA brackets revealed on Selection Sunday? (3/17/19) Live stream, watch online

The 68-team NCAA Tournament to decide the men's college basketball national champion will be unveiled on Sunday, March 17, 2019 (3/17/19). In one of the most anticipated parts of March Madness, the Selection Show reveals all the brackets. The 68-team 2019 NCAA Tournament to decide the men's...

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Seton Hall vs. Marquette TV: What time, channel is Big East semifinal today? (3/15/19) Live stream, how to watch online | College basketball 2019 TV Schedule

The Seton Hall Pirates (19-12), led by forward Myles Powell, meet the Marquette Golden Eagles (24-8), led by guard Marcus Howard, in a Big East men's basketball tournament semifinal on Friday, March 15, 2019 (3/15/19) at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Seton Hall Pirates (19-12), led by...

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Duke vs. North Carolina TV: What time, channel is ACC semifinal today with Zion Williamson? (3/15/19) Live stream, how to watch online | College basketball TV Schedule

The Duke Blue Devils (27-5), led by forwards RJ Barrett and Zio Williamson, meet the North Carolina Tar Heels (27-5), led by guard Cameron Johnson, in a semifinal of the ACC men's basketball tournament on Friday, March 15, 2019 (3/15/19) at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina....

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A relatable 'coming to America' story centered on two very different couples

Mark Harelik's "The Immigrant" -- at George Street Playhouse through April 7 -- is based on the playwright's grandfather, his embrace of the U.S. and this country's embrace of him. Playwright Mark Harelik's grandfather emigrated from his native Russia in 1909. Harelik's "The...

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Brad Parks raises the curtain on 'The Last Act'

The former Star-Ledger reporter turns in another spectacular mystery. This time he draws on the corruption of banks, drug cartels and usually ethical folks whose precarious finances prompt them to take ridiculous risks. Brad Parks, who had worked at the Star-Ledger, has written another terrific...

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