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Jazzville Skyline: “…for Maya…”

by Rocky-o I just heard the news that Maya Angelou has passed away… The minute I heard, I thought about this poem that I wrote for one of my previous books, “naked under steam”…When you read it below, it will…

Top tax-dodging corporations still swindle Americans

NATIONAL — Twenty-eight American corporations acknowledged paying less than a 10 percent foreign tax rate on the collectively $409 billion they hold offshore. The 28 corporations that made disclosures in their most recent annual financial reports included these New Jersey-based…

Devine endorses Warren’s student loan refinancing plan

RAHWAY — Democrat James J. Devine endorsed a new student loan refinancing  bill introduced by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and asked citizens to sign a petition backing the proposed measure in response to a request from the progressive lawmaker. In an email…

Michael Puzio condemns “racial pandering”

The three mayoral candidates vying for support in the June 3 primary election are 5th Ward Councilwoman Rhashonna Cosby-Hurling, 7th Ward Democratic District Leader Michael Puzio and Councilman Derek Armstead.

LINDEN — Democratic mayoral candidate Michael Puzio condemned what he called “racial pandering” among city politicians and party bosses. “I felt compelled to become a mayoral candidate because I saw what looks like a race to the bottom, with party boss Chris Hudak…

Demand action to stop gun violence, Rahway!

I have told a lot of stories about people changing the world, powered by sheer determination in David vs. Goliath battles for justice, many of which I witnessed from a behind-the-slingshot point of view. As a community organizer for the…