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The New Jersey Origins of Green Bean Casserole

November 16, 2019

Ever wonder where the Thanksgiving classic Green Bean Casserole came from? Turns out it was created in the Garden State.

The turkey day staple was invented in 1955 in Campbell’s test kitchen in Camden by recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

According to Smithsonian.com, the Associated ...

Union County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Funding to Replace Two K-9 Officers

November 10, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of recruiting two new officers – with four legs each.

The two canines would join the office’s K-9 Search & Rescue Unit, which works with various law enforcement agencies both inside and outside the county.

“The K-9 Search & Rescue Unit’s assignments include searching buildings, ...

Powers for Good: Marvel Exec Donates $500k to Westfield Schools for TV Equipment

November 14, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — In a 2013 commencement speech at Westfield High School the president of Marvel Studios — who had graduated from the school 22 years prior — encouraged new grads to use technology in surprising and revelatory ways.

Kevin Feige has now helped to give future generations of Westfield students the opportunity to do just that with his donation of $500,000 to fund ...

Congregation Beth Israel Announces Special Shabbat Services for Children

November 13, 2019

Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold Shabbat services that cater to children in specific age groups on designated Friday evenings and Saturday mornings throughout the year.  

Tot Shabbat is designed for young children, ages 0 – 5 years old, along with their families. Kids Kehilla caters to children in second through fifth grade. Both Tot Shabbat and Kids Kehilla are ...