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Seaside Heights iconic carousel may be nearing its final spin

Seaside Heights iconic carousel may be nearing its final spinAs this summer unofficially comes to a close this weekend, it may be the last summer for the historic carousel on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Having survived hurricanes and fires, the Casino Pier attraction
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Farmstands to fireworks: 5 family activities for Labor Day weekend

Farmstands to fireworks: 5 family activities for Labor Day weekendHere's a look at what's going on this holiday weekend. 
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50th anniversary: North Philly riots 1964 [photos]

50th anniversary: North Philly riots 1964 [photos]A rumor spread 50 years ago this week that police officers had assaulted — maybe even killed — a pregnant African-American woman in North Philadelphia sparked two days of riots starting the night of Aug. 28.

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Judge F. Massiah-Jackson: Why destroy their own neighborhood?

Judge F. Massiah-Jackson: Why destroy their own neighborhood?

Long after the fires from the riots had finally burned out, one question lingered, "why did they destroy their own neighborhood?" Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson thinks back to those days in August, 1964, when Columbia Avenue
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Nothing can dim this nerd girl's four-eyed pride

I'm a librarian. A reader. I identify as a four-eyed person. I've always worn glasses. I got my first pair in the second grade. It was a miracle! The blurry world I'd inhabited all my life suddenly came into focus. I could see

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Remembering Emmett Till on anniversary of murder

Remembering Emmett Till on anniversary of murder

As we've been marking the 50th anniversary of the riots in North Philadelphia this week, a new book examines an earlier incident that shares the same day and sprang from the same tensions of racial injustice.
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Pregnant Pa. inmates continue to be shackled, despite state law

Pregnant Pa. inmates continue to be shackled, despite state law

In 2010, Pennsylvania passed a law prohibiting the shackling of pregnant inmates after their second trimester, but as reporter Audrey Quinn discovered, enforcing it has proved challenging.
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