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From FUReverAsFriends, stories in the spirit of the season – A look at the work of four pet therapy teams

November 30, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
From FUReverAsFriends, stories in the spirit of the season –  A look at the work of four pet therapy teams

  You know what a happy Christmas season story is, right? It will have children, of course, and good deeds that help others. There will be a moment of miracle, perhaps, and a lesson in understanding or empathy or love. Best of all, there will be an animal or several, […]

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Kingsway, police prepare for possible drug crisis

November 2, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
Kingsway, police prepare for possible drug crisis

James Lavender knows better. The superintendent of Kingsway Regional School District,  Lavender knows that these days, it’s impossible to ignore the accounts, media stories, first-hand witnesses and loud alarms from community leaders about a growing nationwide crisis of drug abuse. He also knows that, while impossible to ignore, it is, […]

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Swedesboro church rallies to save its historic pipe organ

October 5, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
Swedesboro church rallies to save its historic pipe organ

Sometimes if you’re walking past the beautiful old stone structure of St. Clare of Assisi Church in Swedesboro, if the wind is quiet and the traffic on Broad Street is slow, if the hour is right, you can hear the fulsome, sonorous, enveloping sounds of the church’s heritage Estey pipe […]

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School’s open and all’s (for the most part) well.

August 31, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
School’s open and all’s (for the most part) well.

Educators, parents and taxpayers have seen an intense grass-roots push this past year as a decades-long battle for state funds to school districts nearly shut New Jersey down this spring. At risk was the amount of funding local schools would receive from the state. The answer to that question, of […]

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New utility poles: the good and the bad about the ugly

August 3, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
New utility poles: the good and the bad about the ugly

  The official name for the imposing new utility poles popping up (literally, ‘up’, as in ‘higher’) along roads and fields and yards from Paulsboro to Woodstown is the “High Street Transmission Project.” The people in those communities often have a different name: “eyesore” is common, or “ugly,” even “monstrosity”. […]

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It Took 70 Years To Win Recognition But She Proves That Talent Wins Out

July 6, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
It Took 70 Years To Win Recognition But She Proves That Talent Wins Out

For many of the previous generations of farm families in South Jersey whose labor went into the land and whose income came out of it, Mary Sorbello’s story is routine, unremarkable, an ordinary expectation for the times. Mary expected it, and accepted it. Still does. But while Sorbello carried on […]

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