Junk in the Trunk: William Fredkin’s The French Connection Over Fifty Years Later

On June 1, 1969, Robin Moore published a true crime novel that detailed the shocking exploits of two narcotics agents, Sonny Grosso, and Edger Egan, in their attempt to bust an international drug smuggling operation that spread across the world. Before going on to pin The Exorcist, film director William Friedkin decided to adapt this premise for his next movie and so began the legend of The ...

Service, Respect, Compassion, Peace, Hope, Joy, Integrity, Vision

The eight principals of Service, Respect, Compassion, Peace, Hope, Joy, Integrity and Vision are intrinsic to the Franciscan worldview.  They emphasize the dignity of the human person, the goodness of all creation, the responsibility to care for all creatures as sisters and brothers, and the importance of gratitude for all creation as gift from a generous creator. 

Next week, ...

New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

St. Joseph’s Health Appoints Eric T. Choi, MD, FACS Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery Division of Vascular Surgery

PATERSON, NJ - St. Joseph’s Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric T. Choi, MD, FACS, as the new Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery and as a member of the Division of Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Choi comes to St. Joseph’s from Temple University Hospital, where he served as Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Co-Surgical Director of the Temple ...

Thank You, Mr. Agnes, Creator of Leadership Camp

August 22, 2022

Dear Editor,

As covered by your publication, Lincoln Middle School's Leadership Camp took place this past week. The program is a week-long program for incoming 6th graders. The program happens to be one of the favorite activities I get to come out to as a school board trustee. Not only because it adds value to the student in helping them with their transition from grammar school to middle ...

Letter in Support of Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes

August 22, 2022

Recently, the Passaic County PBA Conference, an organization comprised of a union delegate from each local union within its jurisdiction, announced a Vote of No Confidence in the Honorable Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes. Specifically, in a public open letter, the Passaic County Conference cited, “Our County Conference have overwhelmingly voted to issue a ...

Choose New Jersey Opens Office in Ireland

September 30, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Choose New Jersey, an organization that stimulates job creation and attracts business to the state, has opened an office in Ireland, making New Jersey the first state in the U.S. to have an economic development office in that nation.

“New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Ireland, which was fortified during our recent economic mission, will be further ...

For the First Time, Wayne Township Flies Italian Flag at Town Hall for Italian-American Heritage Month

WAYNE, NJ – October is Italian-American Heritage Month and to recognize the contributions of residents of Italian descent, the Township, for the first time, raised the Italian flag where it will fly above the municipal complex through October.

The push to get the Italian flag raised in Wayne came from the Wayne chapter of UNICO, which, according to their website, is “the largest ...

Prospect Park Notice of Ordinance 2022-17

September 26, 2022

Borough of Prospect Park
Passaic County, New Jersey

Notice is hereby given that the following ordinance was passed on second and final reading and adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Prospect Park, County of Passaic, State of New Jersey at a meeting of said Mayor and Council held at the Municipal Building, 106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park, New Jersey on Monday, ...

Rea Ave Ext Closed Uphill Until Further Notice

Rea Avenue Extension is closed going uphill until further notice for PSEG tree trimming.

Most Likely To

They call it adolescephobia. Fear of high school reunions.

Unless you never attended high school, I don’t think I need to explain this. Because no matter how long you have been out of your teenage years, there is always some residual anxiety reuniting with a room full of past teenage selves who are also experiencing residual anxiety.

I am going to one next week. A high school reunion.

The Felidaen Era

As the UK continues to mourn the loss of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, I wonder what more could possibly be said about the Queen that hasn’t already been stated ad nauseum.

That’s why I have decided to write about my cat.

OK, the cat really is more my wife’s cat than my cat. My wife affords him a lot more attention than I do. And I refer to him more as a royal him, because as ...

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