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[Northern Valley Suburbanite] The city's Health Department aims to continue its efforts in proclaiming Englewood as one of New Jersey's "Healthy Towns" by offering a new walking program that connects residents with local leaders.

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Jeannette has a story that could have had many tragic endings: drugs, depression, homelessness and tragic loss. But, to quote a popular song, Jeannette wasn't “going out like that.” She had a desire for more. The main reason for her fighting spirit was that she had a teenage daughter who needed her to keep it together.

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[Morristown Green] It was the Lord’s Prayer… but with an updated introduction:

“God, our mother and father ….”

And there were a few other little changes in Saturday’s Catholic Mass in Morristown.

For starters, the priests were women.

Which is why the service was celebrated in the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, not a Catholic sanctuary.

Church News

The Second Annual NJ Royal School of Church Music America Choral Festival was held at Christ Church in East Orange on Saturday, April 25, 2015. More than 30 children from around New Jersey, as well as from New York City, participated.

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Kenneth (Ken) Boccino is scheduled to be ordained to the Vocational Diaconate at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May, 16, 2015 at St. Peter’s Church in Morristown. All are welcome to attend.

Senior Ministries

Three years ago, my husband, Ray, who was 73 at the time, had three surgeries in eight weeks over the summer. One surgery was planned, and the other two were not. To say that I learned a lot would be a gross understatement. I decided to make a list of everything I learned, in case my husband or any other loved one was ever in and out of two hospitals, two Intensive Care Units, two Emergency Rooms and rehab again.

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Northern New Jersey and Monrovia, Liberia are 4,500 miles apart, but a Lenten initiative undertaken by the eleven congregations that comprise District 9 of the Diocese of Newark brought young Episcopalians from both parts of world into an amazing new relationship.

Church News

St James', Upper Montclair hosted a Holocaust survivor; Trinity, Cliffside Park hosted their Muslim neighbors.  The Sunday School kids at St. Peter’s, Livingston created Lenten prayer stations; St. Alban's, Oakland/Franklin Lakes gave out "Palm crosses to go." These are just some of the stories and images shared by our congregations of events and observances both ancient and new that took place during Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2015.

Senior Ministries

“We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we are happy because we laugh.” – William James

Over the last 30 years, hundreds of researchers have studied the health benefits of humor and laughter for healthy and ill adults, children, teens and older adults. These studies have found that there are many physical, mental, and social benefits of laughter. Studies have also shown that we laugh less as we age, with pre-school children laughing up to 400 times a day, adults laughing on average about 17 times a day, and older adults laughing even less.

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Marty Fleisher has been a regular participant at the Senior Resource Center in Chester for the past five years.