Gamers are re-creating all of N.J. in Minecraft, down to every pothole and jug-handle

Since last spring, 20-year-old James Brodowski has spent hours designing and building the streets of his hometown, Cranford, on the popular video game Minecraft.

He is among more than 1,100 players who have joined together to re-create the Garden State inside the game, every jug-handle and pothole between Cape May and Jersey City.

“New Jersey feels very unique in terms of architecture and road layout. It’s pretty cool to see

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American Jobs Plan offers opportunity to invest in ‘civic infrastructure’

President BidenJoe BidenJobs report adds to Biden momentum White House says bills are bipartisan even if GOP doesn’t vote for them Trump calls for boycott of MLB for moving All-Star Game MORE’s American Jobs Plan includes a welcome acknowledgment of the need to bolster and invest in “civic infrastructure” — an opportunity to make Tocqueville’s “schools of democracy” a 21st-century American reality.  

According to Jill Blair and Malka

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After nearly a century, Sears in Boyle Heights will close soon

For generations of Boyle Heights residents, Sears was a place to buy the mundane necessities — khaki pants, refrigerators.

It was there for families as they grew, from baby clothes to prom dresses to business casual outfits for first jobs.

It was a window-shopping mecca, a place to gaze at puppies and kittens, to beg parents for candy and popcorn.

For new immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador and elsewhere, it

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Reporting lag gives Stanislaus spike in COVID-19 cases

Stanislaus County added 245 case of COVID-19, the most in several weeks, but it resulted from a lag in reporting.

“Today’s cases include delayed laboratory results that were batch reported,” said the online dashboard for the Health Services Agency.

The county now has 52,913 positive tests, 516,850 negative test results and 51,521 people who are presumed recovered.

Stanislaus approaches Easter Sunday with continued advice about social distancing and masks outside

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New Capitol Attack Kills Officer | Jerusalem’s Easter Miracle – OZY

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1. Car Rams Checkpoint, Killing Capitol Officer

Gunfire erupted yesterday at the U.S. Capitol after a man rammed a car into police officers, killing one before being fatally shot. William “Billy” Evans was fatally struck at a checkpoint, becoming the fourth Capitol Police officer to die since the Jan. 6 Capitol riot began. Police said the driver of the car tried

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Mountain Dew Will Reimburse Your Pass For Hunting, Fishing, Skiing And More With ‘Outdoor Stimulus’

In 2020, to help combat the isolation and immobility of staying at home during Covid-19, MTN DEW announced an “Outdoor Stimulus” program to reimburse outdoor enthusiasts’ hunting and fishing licenses or passes.

Winners of the contest, originally the first 5,000 applicants, received a one-time $20 payment to put toward those purchases for a $100,000 total stimulus.

The contest was so popular—with the initial

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Revamped Preston Youth Services Bureau making its presence known

Apr. 3—PRESTON — Youth Services Director Amy Brosnan donned an Easter bunny head mask and knocked on doors of local seniors and shut-ins to deliver colorful crafted clay pot bunnies, candy and carrot-shaped bags of cheese ball snacks.

“We’re here from the town of Preston,” she called to Downing Drive residents Minnie, 81, and Vito Manuzzi, 85. “We’re here to spread some cheer before Easter to brighten your day.”

“Thank

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The Day – Revamped Preston Youth Services Bureau making its presence known

Preston — Youth Services Director Amy Brosnan donned an Easter bunny head mask and knocked on doors of local seniors and shut-ins to deliver colorful crafted clay pot bunnies, candy and carrot-shaped bags of cheese ball snacks.

“We’re here from the town of Preston,” she called to Downing Drive residents Minnie, 81, and Vito Manuzzi, 85. “We’re here to spread some cheer before Easter to brighten your day.”

“Thank you

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Phoenix to close parking lots at parks for weekend; Ducey slams city

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Gov. Doug Ducey created a video in response to the Phoenix City Council closing public parks for Easter weekend and urges residents to celebrate outside.

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Gov. Doug Ducey has demanded that Phoenix open public park amenities for the Easter weekend after the Phoenix City Council voted last month to prohibit grilling and close parking lots to prevent crowding.

In a letter to Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego

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