Pediatrician supports purchase of tobacco at 21

Tasty homemade apple pies tempt visitors attending the 50th Apple Festival sponsored by the Madison Township Historical Society, Old Bridge, on Nov. 8. SCOTT FRIEDMAN According to the American Heart Association, smoking is responsible for killing more than 480,000 Americans annually – including 11,800 New Jerseyans – making it the number one cause of death. …

‘Blindspot’ star Jaimie Alexander on the breakout hit that’s under everyone’s skin

By Lori Acken When the NBC drama “Blindspot” debuted in September, critics tapped the intriguing thriller as a sure thing. Centered on a beautiful amnesiac found naked, covered in fresh tattoos and zipped into a duffel bag in Times Square, gift-tagged to the FBI, the series unfolded into a twisty, action packed mystery that earned …

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Yes, Chef! By Paul Hall www.channelguidemag.com In director John Wells’ Burnt, Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a world-class chef looking for a fresh start. After Adam’s career imploded in Paris, his self-imposed exile landed him in New Orleans, with a penance of shucking 1 million oysters. Upon completion of this laborious task, he heads back …

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The Peanuts Movie Rated: G Stars: Voices of Noah Schnapp, Venus Schultheis, Alexander Garfin Director: Steve Martino When a new neighbor moves in next to Charlie Brown, she presents opportunities for him to reinvent himself. Chuck can become anything or anyone since she has never met him and doesn’t know his shortcomings. But will good …

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High Point Monument, which stands more than 1,800 feet above sea level, provides views over Sussex and miles beyond as the centerpiece of High Point State Park, Sussex. JESSICA D’AMICO/STAFF