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161031Wanko

A History of Halloween

10-31-16
Halloween traditions started long before consumers could buy any frightening costumes or bags of candy.
160920Cruz

Muslims Caution Against Painting Them All with a Broad Brush

9-20-16
A coalition of Muslim-Americans gathered in Elizabeth to say that they and the vast majority of America's Muslims condemn the latest violence committed.
160905Vannozzi

Union Members Draw Attention to Minimum Wage on Labor Day

9-5-16
Members of labor union 32BJ SEIU believe workers deserve a higher minimum wage and disagree with Gov. Christie's veto of a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
160822Hill

Same-Sex Couple Sues Paramus Catholic Over Firing

8-22-16
Paramus Catholic High School fired Kate Drumgoole after learning she was in a same-sex marriage. They claim they had a First Amendment religious right to fire her.
160812Delmore

Lakewood Condo Posts Rules Designating Gender-Segregated Swim

8-12-16
Some condo owners in Lakewood are getting fired up over what they say are discriminatory rules regarding gender-segregated pool rules.
160803Vannozzi

Commission Will Study Historical Role of Female Deacons

8-3-16
Pope Francis promised a group of nuns he’d look into the role of women within the Catholic Church, specifically their capacity to serve as deacons. A new commission of seven men and six women has been charged with studying the historical role of female deacons.
160617Flanagan

Muslim Organizations Encourage Members to Vote

6-17-16
Since Donald Trump has proposed banning Muslims from entering the U.S., many Muslim groups are encouraging members to register to vote and cast their ballots on Election Day.
160531Flanagan

Should Taxpayer Dollars Go to Religious Schools?

5-31-16
New Jersey’s ACLU challenged grants a yeshiva and a seminary received from the state’s Department of Higher Education arguing the state constitution bars such financial assistance.
160321Vannozzi

Civil Rights Investigation Open Over Proposed Mosque in Bernards Township

3-21-16
The Islamic Society of Basking Ridge bought a four-acre plot in Bernards Township with plans to raze the house and build a mosque. But those plans were derailed after nearly 40 public hearings and four years of denied permits.