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Newark’s Frank Walker turns 105 and imparts wisdom

At the New Vista nursing home in Newark, one of its most senior and uplifting residents turned 105 this past Saturday.

Frank Walker, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and came here 60 years ago, was asked if he were afraid of d

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VOTE – Would you support a student suicide prevention law?

You can never tell the pain that is masked by an adorable face.

Apparently Madison Holleran’s face hid an enormous amount of pain that led to her taking her own life by jumping off a parking garage at the school where she was a student

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‘SNL 40′ – was it worth the 3½ hours to watch it? Vote

Truth be told, I had completely forgotten that SNL’s 40th Anniversary Special was going to be on last night.

So imagine my surprise when I started channel surfing for something to watch.
Lo and behold, there it was!

Luckily I was going to catch it from the beginning – unlike the Grammys, where I missed the first 25 or so minutes (and the show opener AC/DC)

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VOTE: Who’s right on vaccinations – President Obama or Gov. Christie?

Programming note: As part of our Town Hall series, Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m., Eric Scott and our news department will air a program entitled “Vaccinations.”

Since vaccinations have eradicated some of the most deadly diseases in recent memory, concern still exists over the link between the rise of autism in children and the possible link to vaccinations.

Most of the concern c

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VOTE: Should Rutgers host a college fair for unauthorized immigrants?

As the saying goes, “life isn’t fair.” But it may be “fairer” for some.

Take for instance the children of undocumented or illegal immigrants who’ve been brought to this country as children – and are now allowed to attend state colleges paying in-state rates

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VOTE: Should the Liberty Science Center remove a book showing kids how to make a fake gun?

There’s always going to be some product on the market that will offend someone.

Take, for instance, the tapestry resembling the uniform worn by gay victims of the Holocaust being sold at Urban Outfitters

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VOTE: Should there be a fee on plastic shopping bags?

Yes, we’ve been down this well-trodden road before.

The one over the use of plastic grocery bags and how injurious it is to the environment, etc.

Whereas, once upon a time, Mercer County voters had a ballot question asking w

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VOTE: Should NJ schools teach students how to interact with police?

When NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio spoke of the time he needed to have “the talk” with his son about how to interact with police – in response to the Michael Brown and Eric Garner incidents – the voices of criticism were heard far and wide

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Vote: Which was Grammy 2015’s best performance of the night?

For a while, it looked as though Kanye West’s attempting to snatch a Grammy out of the hands of “Best Album” winner Beck, would’ve taken best performance at last night’s Grammys.

After all, we’ve seen it all before – back in ’09 when West attempted to take an MTV video award away from Taylor Swift – much to the amazement of the audience and Swift herself

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VOTE: Should Brian Williams step aside?

Funny how this past Friday I purposely watched the “NBC Nightly News” to see if there was going to be any after-effect of misremember – gate!

(Here we go with “gate again!)

Nothing would have tipped you off to the inner turmoil that was going on, both inside Brian Williams and the newsroom in general

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