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Weekend News Roundup for Feb. 3-4, 2018

Rosa Parks’ Birthday will be observed in Newark today 1pm as people gather by the Rosa Parks Statue (Essex County Government Complex, 50 West Market Street). Sponsored by People’s Organization For Progress. Shorter Roundup today; I’m off to vote in Hunterdon...Read more
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