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Local Voices: What Your Neighbors Are Saying

A round up of blogs from around the region.

Welcome to this week's round up of Local Voices on Patch, your hyperlocal hub for all things in your community.

Patch blogs come in all shapes and sizes, and there are a variety of ways you can utilize this free service to share your knowlege, creativity and expertise with your neighbors. 

Here's a look at some different ways people took advantage of our Local Voices platform this week:

Food

Everyone's favortie Blue Collar Foodie visited the Twisted Elm Tavern in Elmwood Park. Read what he had to say about it. 

Looking for a place for Mother's Day Brunch? BergenMamma shares her picks with Patch. 

Debbie Mazur of NorthJerseyFoodies profiles Capalbo’s Gift Baskets in Clifton, which by the way, makes awesome gifts for Mother's Day. 

And then, when the eating fest is over, dietitian Karen Goldberg offers tips for taking off the excess pounds in time for swimsuit season. 

Community

Eco Ed Schwartz is back and highlighting Glen Rock's new Anti-idling signs, which were installed during New Jersey Air Quality Awareness Week.

Gina Mastrogiovanni highlights animals in need of adoption through Friends of Wayne Animals (FOWA). "Please, Do Not Buy a Dog. Adopt a Shelter Dog and save a life!"

Michael Lewis shares news from the 7/8/9 softball team in Westwood

Schools

Hoboken High School is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! See what the school has planned for a celebration. 

Mahwah High School students make a plea for readers to vote for the schools mascot in an MSG Varsity challenge. 

Health

Franklin Lakes Chiropractor Dr. Robert Warsack offers important tips for preventing back and neck problems from working at a computer

New Milford Chiropractor Dr. Vic Naumov explores green tea's cancer-preventing properties.

SnackSafely reports on a study our of Finland on the link between autoimmune diseases, like allergies, and the environment

Business

Ridgewood native and mompreneur webdesigner Kate Meyers Gilbert gives a primer on creating Facebook pages for business

Teaneck-based HaonTech.com shares cost-effective alternatives to Photoshop

Business Coach Steve Grundleger gives advice for when to go it alone and when to enlist help

Real Estate

Hoboken Realtor Donna Antonucci discusses rent control ordinances in nearby communities. 

Mahwah Realtor Keith Lawrence gives details on the Bergen County housing market.

Religion

The Rabinical College of America shared the history of which was commemorated this week. 

Pastor Rich Lee in Fort Lee is starting an Ask The Pastor series. Have a question about Christianity? Ask it here!

Entertainment

Have you seen The Avengers? Film critic Christian Becker gave it an A. What did you think?

Politics

Congressman Rothman shared his statement regarding Obama's endorsement of Same-Sex marriage. See what he has to say here. 

Arya Jenkins gives an update on the Occupy Wall Street movement and its recent May Day actions

Opinion

In this week's installment of Pearls of Wisdom, Howard Pearl asks if our Jury System will become obsolete.

And last but not least, Fair Lawn's comment-provoking blogger Allan Fineberg weighs in on Mitt Romney's boyhood pranks. What do you have to say about it? 

 

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