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NEWARK—The North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® will host the 2009 Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure®, the largest series of 5K run/walks in the world, on Sunday, April 26, from 8 a.m. – noon in Essex County Branch Brook Park, Newark.  The race is designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and education, screening and treatment programs for underserved and uninsured women throughout northern New Jersey.  

Honorary chairs of this year’s Race for the Cure are Joseph DiVincenzo, Essex County executive and Jeffrey Vanderbeek, chairman and managing partner of the New Jersey Devils. 

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students-volunteer-at-food-bank-0307091Students Volunteer At Food Bank—Students, faculty and staff from Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth volunteered time at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside on Feb. 6. Pictured clockwise from far left are juniors Amiosinor Igertei of Hillside, Priscille Dossekou and Cassandra Silva, both of Newark, Vanessa Devia of Elizabeth, Natasha McDowell of Maplewood, and Elizabeth Bukiron of Elizabeth. They are assisted with a 50,000 piece mailing which the Food Bank sends out four times a year. (Photo courtesy of Benedictine Academy)

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Remembering the Past by Diane Norek HarrisonBy Diane Norek Harrison

ELIZABETH-Here are more Christmas memories “as seen through the eyes of a young child” from reader William Frolich:

“We were aware of Santa Claus and his elves at the North Pole, but how did he make all those visits to everyone’s house all in one night? In the streets downtown his helpers were busy with their bells and kettles, so who was still at work making the toys? Would they make enough for all the children? We assured that everything would turn out alright.

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Mayors May Not Avoid Prison

STATE—Federal prosecutors decided to drop charges that former Newark Mayor Sharpe James abused city credit cards, saying that a second federal conviction wouldn’t add any more prison time to his pending sentence on fraud charges.

This half of the indictment had always been the more scandalous of the two—prosecutors had alleged than James billed Newark for $58,000 in personal expenses, including vacation trips with more than a half-dozen female companions.

The government expects that James will receive between 10 to 15 years behind bars at sentencing for his conviction on fraud charges.

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