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Archive for November 25th, 2008

ELIZABETH—“Minga”, roughly translated, is a word used in South America that means “a community coming together to work for the benefit of all”. A group of students at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth has come together as a “Minga”, saying “yes” as part of its “moral response to the human race”, in a very focused effort to help rid the world of human trafficking.

The Benedictine Academy students are members of the “O Ambassadors Club”, which participates in the “O Ambassadors” program, a joint project of “Oprah’s Angel Network” and “Kids Free the Children”. With their hearts and minds moved by all they have learned about the trafficking issue, the students have raised nearly $5,000 so far to help combat the problem. In addition, determined to spread the word about how victims are impacted by trafficking, the student leadership group at the academy produced a DVD documentary along with a brochure containing many eye-opening facts. Both are very powerful.

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report_from_trentonBy John S. Wisniewski

Our nation is experiencing an economic crisis of such scope and proportion that some are comparing it to the Great Depression.

In an era of economic globalization, we cannot afford to allow our economy to descend to the same levels as we saw from 1929 to 1933. Now, as then, it falls to government to step in and avert an economic crisis before it becomes an economic collapse.

The simplest solution is to stimulate the economy. And while direct injections of cash may be a welcome relief to the investment banks and brokerage houses on Wall Street, such injections have had questionable benefits. The single best stimulus package we can provide is a job.

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SAYREVILLE – The borough has purchased the development rights to Dieker’s Farm, preserving the future of the last farm in Sayreville.

Jim and Jeanne Dieker have been working since 2003 to make sure that the farm would be preserved. “It’s not only my livelihood, but my whole life. I just didn’t want to see it go away. My only regret is that my father was not around to see it happen,” Jim Dieker said.

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