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April 21, 2019

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, known as Yom HaShoah in Hebrew, on Sunday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the community, and is appropriate for families. The event will feature presentations by ...

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Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold a community Seder on the first night of Passover, Friday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m.  The Seder is open to both members and non-members of the synagogue. Rabbi Howard Tilman of Congregation Beth Israel will lead the family-friendly ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- Veteran radio traffic reporter and longtime Westfield resident Joe Nolan returned to Holy Trinity School to cut the ribbon at the new gym on Wednesday, March 20, and shared stories of his experience with current students. Nolan, a member of the high school class of 1976, the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew Church celebrated the Feast of Saint Joseph on Tuesday, March 19, with a St. Joseph's table filled with breads and desserts. In Italy and in many Italian-American communities, the Feast of Saint Joseph (San Giuseppe) is an important celebration. St. Joseph is ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School celebrated Grandparents Day on Tuesday, March 19. Grandparents of students were invited to the campus to eat breakfast with their grandsons, take a tour of the campus, and celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph liturgy with our school community. Over 130 ...

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NATIONAL -- As March 17 rolls around, roughly half of American adults gear up to wear something green, decorate with images of shamrocks, and make plans with family and friends, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Among consumers under the age of 35, about 70 percent planned to ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Chelsea at Fanwood assisted living residence offered an “Ashes To Go Drive-Thru” on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019. From 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m., Father Duncan Johnston of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Westfield, imposed ashes to anyone who drove up to the Chelsea’s breezeway at ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Even you’re in a rush on Ash Wednesday, you can get your ashes 'on the go.' The Chelsea at Fanwood is offering an Ashes To Go Drive-Thru from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6. Just drive up to the Chelsea’s breezeway at 295 South Avenue in Fanwood, roll down the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — At Holy Trinity School, serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade, the mission is to educate students to actualize their full, individual potential both spiritually and academically while adhering to the tenets of the Roman Catholic Church. The goal is to enable them to ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, issued a statement on Saturday following the defrocking of the Theodore E. McCarrick, the one-time Archbishop of Newark and Cardinal Archbishop of Washington, D.C. Today the Holy See announced that Theodore E. McCarrick has ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Newark Archdiocese on Wednesday released a list of 63 priests “credibly accused” of sexual abuse. Among those listed on the website of the Archdiocese of Newark are two priests who at one time served in Scotch Plains. One of the priests has been removed from the ministry, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, was installed as the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal during the Investiture Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday.  The Mass was celebrated by Bishop James Massa, a 1978 graduate of Union ...

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