New Year time for renewing life’s pursuits

Freedom Newspapers Celebrating the coming of a new year is one of the oldest traditions in human civilization, beginning in ancient Babylon some 4,000 years ago. Being one of the few holidays based on natural phenomena — the Earth does take 365 1/4 days to revolve around the sun, creating regular and observable cycles in […]

¡Celebramos el Cinco de Mayo!

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for “The Fifth Of May,” commemorates the victory of the Mexicans over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It has become increasingly popular in the U.S. among those with a Hispanic background. It’s celebrated by family and friends through Mexican culture […]

Holiday blues – Christmas can be rough for the families of inmates

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Isiah Acy reads a Christmas card his father sent to his mother. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Like most children, Isaiah Acy, 6, has a pretty good idea what he’ll be getting on Christmas morning. He and his brothers, Kyle, 3, and Jayden, 5, have spent the last week poking […]

Taking religion out of Christmas is discrimination

Freedom Newspapers It’s one of the most astounding examples we’ve yet seen of Orwellian “doublespeak,” which turns the meaning of a word or phrase on its head. Denver officials busily purging all references to Christ from the city’s “holiday” celebrations are actually using the world “inclusive” to describe and justify their patently exclusionist actions. “We […]