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2008-10-07 15:00:00

By HARVY LIPMAN, STAFF WRITER As far as the people running North Jersey's food pantries are concerned, the annual Action Against Hunger food drive couldn't be coming at a more crucial time. "We are totally out of certain critical foods," said Patricia Espy, executive director of the Center for Food Action in Englewood, which operates seven pantries in Bergen County and one in Passaic County. "The situation is dire. We need the drive to be as successful as possible." Conditions are even...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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