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President Obama visits Bucks county

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President Obama focused on plans for clean, “home-grown” energy when he addressed the media and employees of Gamesa Technology Corporation during his April 6 visit to the company’s Fairless Hills, PA location. Roughly 450 people were in attendance, including Gamesa’s North American CEO, Dirk Matthys. “Hello Fairless Hills…It is good to be here. I was…

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Local high school students protest governor Christie’s budget cuts

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Lawrence High School students walked out of their classes on Tuesday, April 27 at 8 am as part of a state-wide protest against Governor Chris Christie’s recent budget cuts in education.In order to balance the state budget, Gov. Christie cut the state aid that school districts receive each year. This means that school districts will…

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As “Megan’s Law” turns 15, are we any safer?

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What happened to megan? It was a warm afternoon in late July, 1994, when a seven-year-old girl named Megan Kanka was beckoned across the street by her neighbor, a 33-year-old man named Jesse Timmendequas. He asked her if she wanted to see his new puppy. Once she was inside his house, he raped her then…

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Interview with a sex offender

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On March 18, 2010, VOICE reporter Daniela Rocha conducted an hour-long interview with a 27 year old sex offender named Kurt Werner at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Avenel, NJ.  Werner volunteered to talk to the Voice in conjunction with an article on the fifteenth anniversary of New Jersey’s landmark sex offender registry…

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Slam poetry thrives in Trenton: Café International presents Ghandi’s Poetry Spot

Ghandi’s Poetry Spot (GPS) is an open-mic poetry event held at Café International on Friday nights. Café International, with its warm brick façade and floor-to-ceiling windows, is located on 241 East Front Street in the historic Mill Hill section of downtown Trenton. The café is like a combination of grandma’s house and a hip  West…

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A source of hope for those struggling with self-injury

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Whether intricately drawn or simply written, the word “love” was scrawled across the forearms of many students on November 13, the goal being to bring awareness to the issue of suicidal thoughts, self-mutilation and addiction, and its sufferers. The support movement is lead by the non-profit known as “To Write Love On Her Arms” (TWLOHA).…

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