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What's Happening in September at Thomas Edison National Historical Park

August 31, 2014 at 11:37 AM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - As part of its Year of Innovation programming, Thomas Edison National Historical Park continues its unique glimpses into Thomas Edison's world in the month of September with "Thomas Edison-Rubber and Road Trips."

In the late 1920s Edison, along with close friends Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, researched domestic sources of natural rubber. Special exhibits, original artifacts, photos and more will be on display at the Laboratory Complex located at 211 Main Street, West Orange, unless otherwise noted, and are included the $7.00 admission fee.

September 5, 2:30 pm: "Edison’s Quest for Rubber In 1927," film and discussion with Joan Rico-Harris, Museum Curator. Believe it or not, Edison selected goldenrod as a promising source of domestic rubber in his Ft. Myers Botanical Research lab.

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September 13 at 10:00 am (for children): "Chemistry 101," mix up batches of silly putty and slime while learning about Edison's rubber experiments. A parent or guardian must also attend. 

September 18 at 7:00 pm: "Our Vacation Days: The Road Trips of Thomas Edison," with Archivist Leonard DeGraaf. From 1915 to 1924, Edison traveled annually across the USA with the likes of Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, John Burroughs and Warren Harding. Rarely seen photos of Edison and his friends on vacation will be shown and discussed.
Don't forget...the recently opened "Transformed: Looking at the Age of Edison Through the Witness Trees of Glenmont" at the Firehouse Gallery in Orange.  For more information, go to:

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Update: Two Attempted Abductions Reported in Montclair

January 19, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two reports of attempted abduction have been reported in Montclair on Tuesday.

Surrounding towns have been notified. Information will be provided as it becomes available.  

Update:  After TAPinto Montclair first broke this news story, law enforcement officials have confirmed this report and released a sketch of the ...

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Women's March on Washington: Why, and Why Now

January 19, 2017

As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, a number of groups are planning various events and rallies – perhaps most notably, the Women’s March on Washington. I have read a number of opinion pieces and spoken to many people about the March, and several questions and criticisms seem to consistently arise. I would like to address some two of the major themes.

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Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Offers Summer Internships for High School Juniors

January 10, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced this week that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ECPO) is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO’s annual summer internship program.

The five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will ...

Andy’s Family Music Showcases Shayne Apple on Guitar

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center of Livingston is proud to highlight Shayne Apple, a fifth grader at Riker Hill Elementary School with an aptitude for drums.

Shayne also plays trombone in the school band and participates in the school choir. According to his mother, Sharon, Shayne was inspired to pick up guitar not long after his father decided to learn the same ...

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A lot of strange cars are traveling through my quiet neighborhood these days.  They are not driven by my neighbors.  Some mornings I even have trouble getting out of my driveway.  


Ever since bridge repair closed a major thoroughfare near my house, the traffic on my sleepy street has increased dramatically.  And it is not by accident that commuters have figured out ...