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[Morristown Green] Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty has pledged to review police gun purchases, to ensure the town is buying from manufacturers who are committed to gun safety technology and sales practices that keep guns from falling into the wrong hands.

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The Rev. Diane Riley, a deacon in the Diocese of Newark, is quoted in this article.

[NJSpotlight] Kathy Vanco of Rahway has been out of work for six months. She has been surviving on a biweekly unemployment check of about $700. That came to an end this week, however, and now she may have to dip into her savings to make ends meet.

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[The Alternative Press] Hundreds attended a candlelit prayer service for David Bird on Monday night at All Saints' Episcopal Church [in Millington].

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[The Alternative Press] Christine’s Kitchen is a program that serves free hot lunches weekly at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street in West Orange.

Each Saturday, 75 to 100 people wrap around the corner of Guild Hall to have an opportunity to eat a free, hot lunch. Healthy and balanced lunches include a choice of at least two entrees, vegetables, a side salad, fruit, bread, and desserts. Participants are given containers to take home any remaining food.

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[The Star-Ledger] Residents of the Apostles' House in Newark typically leave the homeless shelter during the day to look for work or participate in job training.

Feature from Episcopal Church Foundation Vestry Papers

There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, but it was raining at St. Tiffany’s-in-the-Fields. Inside. From the leaky Sunday school bathroom above to the parish hall floor below, the water, a trickle at first, had become a stream.

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[The Montclair Times] Cellular phones ... annoying nuisances or next-generation worship tools?

In an attempt to answer this question, The Montclair Times contacted several of the town's religious leaders. This is what they had to say.


The Rev. John Mennell of St. Luke's Episcopal Church told The Times that his church has tried to embrace handheld technology. St. Luke's encourages people to bring their devices and use them to participate in the services, noted Mennell.


“Trafficking” is a sterile-sounding word used to describe an insidious form of modern slavery. Forced prostitution is a supremely poisonous version, and it often infects large sporting events. The Super Bowl, scheduled for February 2 at the Meadowlands – in our diocese – is just that kind of event.

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[Passaic Valley Today] School No. 2 in Little Falls is spreading some holiday cheer for needy families of the township. In joining Partners for Health, a community foundation of Montclair, the school has created its own food pantry. The donated food being collected will be delivered to the food pantries at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, located at 65 Union Ave., and First Reformed Church, located at 61 Main St.

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[New Jersey Herald] For many people, leftovers are the norm. It’s common to cook a meal and have enough to save for another day.

For Martin Steel, a congregation member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Sparta, leftovers presented an opportunity to help the community.