• Give The Gift Of Peace

    Today is the Second Sunday in Advent, and for many Christian denominations the candle that is lit today represents Peace. But I don’t think you have to be a Christian to light a candle today (or any...

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  • Turkey Soup For The Soul

    It was the great trifecta of my childhood: Thanksgiving-My Grandmother-Turkey Soup. In the early years of my childhood, before we started spending Thanksgiving with friends, turkey soup was an anticipated part of the holiday. The other expectations were...

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  • Here’s To Hope

    The holiday season is officially upon us. Thanksgiving is over and the decorations of snowmen and Santa are up. In the darkness, there are lights shining; just take a look down Bloomfield Avenue and you can see...

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  • It’s Finished: The Pulitzer Project

    I’m done. My Pulitzer Project has concluded. While I was unable to read EVERY piece of fiction that won the Pulitzer Prize, I did read as many as I could that could be found electronically. (I probably...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Boys Soccer Back In Championship Land

    The Verona High School boys soccer team won its first state title since 1981 on Sunday after the Group 1 championship game against Haddon Township ended in a 1-1 tie. Playing at Kean University, the two teams...

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  • Boys Soccer Heads To Championship

    It’s been a long time coming, a very long time. But this Sunday, for the first time since 1981, the Verona High School boys soccer team will play for the championship of Group 1. On Tuesday night,...

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  • Teens Get Election Close-Up

    Many young people in Verona turned out to vote in last week’s presidential election, but 30 of them–some not even old enough to vote yet–got an unforgettable close-up of history. They were the inaugural group of a...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Volleyball, Boys Soccer Take Sectionals, Head To Championships

    It was a trophy two-fer for Verona High School Athletics on Thursday night. The volleyball team captured the North B sectional title with a 25-16, 25-18 win over Leonia High School in Leonia. As the cheers from...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • It’s Over?

    Whether you like the results or not, the election is finally over. It’s time to move on to something else. Personally (and perhaps a little idealistically), I think it’s time we moved on to try and work...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • A Marathon Against Gun Violence

    Brenda Herman remembers exactly what she was doing on December 14, 2012. She was at her desk at work, thinking about her husband’s birthday and their plans for a weekend getaway. She was thinking about her friend...

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