Acknowledging the Armenian Genocide gives many in N.J. and elsewhere a chance to end the lie | Opinion

Jessica Wong

By Linda Stamato

President Biden did what he promised to do — unlike his predecessors — he declared that Turkey was responsible for the massacre of some 1.5 million Armenians during World War I. Biden called it what it was: Genocide.

On Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day last month, the 106th anniversary of the start of the massacre, the president announced the U.S. would join the more than 30 nations of the world — and Pope Francis — in acknowledging the genocide.

As anticipated, Turkey reacted with a ferocious denial and staunchly defended the nation against “the lie of the so-called

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Fulop ‘happy to explore’ city budget cuts to fund schools — if BOE and city council members can find where to trim

Jessica Wong

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said he is “happy to explore” any cuts the school board and city council members believe could be made to the municipal budget to help fund the city’s public schools.

Fulop told both nine-member bodies during a joint meeting Tuesday that he is willing to help the school board with funding if there is “a clear program” and if they can identify possible cuts to the municipal budget so the city can supply the funds.

“We have said all along that we are willing to help the Board of Education with funds: A, if it

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Discover Minnesota: Lake Of The Woods

Jessica Wong
Anglers Of All Skill Levels Can Find A Bite At The “Walleye Capital of the World”

 

Our Discover Minnesota segment heads to the place they call the “Walleye Capital of the World”.

Lake of the Woods features world-class fishing along Minnesota’s northern shores.
The lake has more than 65,000 miles of coast line and more than 14,000 islands.
There are an estimated 10 million walleye in the lake. But you can fish a wide variety of species.
The lake is well-known among anglers, but you don’t need any experience to reel in your share.

Joe Henry with Lake of the

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A journey that rewards so many

Jessica Wong

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WBAY) – Born out of a tragedy nearly three decades ago, a local foundation marks an amazing milestone today.

The Brian LaViolette Foundation presented its 1000th scholarship today to a deserving high school senior.

Ashwaubenon senior Brady Wittig was a little caught off guard this morning, and understandably so.

It’s not often you walk into school and receive a $10,000 scholarship.

“Such an awesome honor to receive this scholarship and just to be an ambassador of the Brian LaViolette Scholarship and everything that it encompasses,” says Wittig.

29 years ago, Doug and Renee LaViolette lost their 15 year

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Napoleon on St. Helena: the man keeping his spirit alive

Jessica Wong

(CNN) — In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, between South America and Africa, lies the island of St. Helena.

Sitting 1,200 miles west of Windhoek, in Namibia, it’s one of the most remote places in the world: a 46 square mile island of dazzling cliff walks, breath-catching drives, and swirling flax plants rippling in the ocean-whipped wind.

With a population of under 5,000, sometimes it feels like there are more dolphins in the ocean around the island than Saints, as the islanders are called.

Yet despite its remoteness, St. Helena is known all over the world for its most

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