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Hanukkah starts today




The Jewish Festival Of Lights is a story of revolution and miracles. Historically Hanukkah recounts the victory of the Jewish people over the pagan Greek Syrians in 164 B. The Syrians had defiled the Temple by sacrificing an unclean animal—a pig—on…

Money permeates politics in NJ




Between November 2nd and Election Day, $1.3 million was spent by independent groups supporting or opposing state and local ballot questions. According to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, independent groups spent almost $28 million on…

Mississippi admits killing transgender lover




Facing federal hate crime charges for violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, Joshua Brandon Vallum, 29, of Lucedale, Mississippi, pleaded guilty yesterday to assaulting and murdering a victim simply because she was a transgender woman. Mercedes…

Gang member sentenced to life




A member of the New Jersey branch of the international street gang “La Mara Salvatrucha,” or “MS-13,” was sentenced to life in prison this week for his role in the brutal murder of an associate of MS-13 in May 2011. Cruz…