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JESUS WALKS WITH MEOn Good Friday, Westfield’s Timothy Burke, donning a crown of thorns and carrying the cross, reprised his role as Jesus Christ, having appeared last year as the religious figure, Christian tradition states Jesus who was crucified on that date but resurrected on Easter Sunday. Mr. Burke, who matriculated as a special student at Seton Hall University’s seminary school, started walking downtown from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield. The cross is constructed of timbers from the original Moeller organ salvaged when Mr. Burke helped construct the new organ at St. Paul’s Church. He calls the act “The Gospel Theatre for the Streets.”

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LOTS OF ACTION AT SECOND...Shortstop Kim Townsend stirs up a clout of dust slides as she slides into second before Raider shortstop Nicole Colineri can make the tag. Townsend had a big day with two leadoff hits and swiped a bag.

Sports: Softball Blue Devils Shut Out Lady Raider Softballers; ‘Ready to Play’ Mounties Tire Blue Devil Lacrosse Boys; Timely Hitting, Defense Push Blue Devils Past Raiders; Raiders Plate 5 in Fifth, Rock UC Viking Baseballers: Photos

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Paper Mill Playhouse: Crisis Not Just for Audience
'Out of the East': Galleries Show That, in Art World, ‘East Meets West’
Vic's Picks: No Growing Pains - Robin Thicke Evolves
Lose Some Win Some: Mountainside Moms Are the ‘Biggest Losers’
SP’s JCC Central NJ Marks 20 Years Of Service
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Popcorn: Blades of Glory - Absurdity on Ice

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SAVE THE DATE…Former Governors Brendan Byrne, left, and Richard Codey, center, along with Assemblyman Jon Bramnick of Westfield gather in the Paper Mill Playhouse courtyard before the Monday night rally to save the theater from closing its doors. See story.

BOSTON BOUND…Brian Harris, manager of the Westfield Running Company store on Elm Street, selects a shoe for a young runner. Mr. Harris will run the Boston Marathon on Monday. He has established a goal of two hours and 30 minutes, requiring him to hold an average pace of 5:43 per mile for more than 26 miles

Government Reform Thoughts

It's been suggested that NJ Legislators' voting power in the Legislature be weighted based on how many votes each received in getting elected; or alternately, based on voter turnout. The reasoning is that the seats are all arranged as safe seats and the power bosses snuff out competition while discouraging voting. As example, in District 20 in 2003 without competition Senator Ray Lesniak (D) received 12,361 votes with a dismal turnout. In District 21 in 2003, Senator Tom Kean (R) with competition received 32,058 votes with about 47,600 people voting. Perhaps Kean's vote should be worth three times that of Lesniak. Sen. Lesniak takes pride in the power he has garnered over District 20. But, has he instead destroyed Democracy? In NJ, there are 40 Districts, each with about 210,000 people. - See year-to-date reform thoughts.

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