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Some of the 481 participants of the 36th annual Milltown Firecracker 5K Run are shown shortly after the race began July 4. A total of 110 participated in the One-Mile Fun Run. The nearly 600 participants is a record for the event, which is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 7250, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Milltown. Proceeds are used for the council’s charitable and community efforts. The Milltown Police Department, Borough Council and 4th of July Committee also help organize and support the event. -Chris Donahue photo  


Auxiliary Bishop James Massa of Brooklyn, N.Y, is greeted by Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington and first bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen, during his episcopal ordination July 20 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski was also ordained during the Mass. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)