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A New American Century




By James Devine With the host of problems facing our people and our planet, many have announced the decline of America but I find fault with those doom-sayers. Americans are people among whom the world has found its best. Thomas Jefferson,…

City Mourns Former Mayor & Judge




Steve Bercik Meant Business For Elizabeth by James Devine ELIZABETH—The city mourned the conclusion of an extraordinary life after Steven J. Bercik died Saturday, June 14, 2003 in the Watchung Ridge Assisted Living Center, Watchung. As mayor of Elizabeth from…

What America Means To Me




by James J. Devine, Publisher, Atom Tabloid & Citizen-Gazette Some people are upset about an advertisement that appeared in newspapers I publish. Created by an organization – http://www.tompaine.com – that believes President Bush is using the call to arms against Iraq…

Bill Extending Drug-Free Zones Passes Assembly




STATE—The Assembly has passed legislation Assembly Assistant Majority Leader John S. Wisniewski and Assemblyman Willis Edwards III sponsored to extend the drug-free school zones concept to publicly assisted housing. The measure (A-378) would amend the state law authorizing drug-free zones…