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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 ...

Election 2019: Incumbents Kowalski, Granados, Williams Re-elected to Union County Freeholder Board

November 17, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, Freeholder Sergio Granados, and Freeholder Rebecca Williams have been re-elected to the county’s Board of Chosen Freeholders, official election results show. All three freeholders will serve three-year terms beginning in 2020.

A total of five candidates ran for three seats on the freeholder board. The three democratic ...

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 ...

Suitable For Framing: A Victorian Woman's Place In Botanic Art & Illustration

November 19, 2019

Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, February 25th at 7:00 PM at the Cranford Community Center as we welcome back Garden Historian Lesley Parness for the presentation, “Suitable For Framing: A Victorian Woman’s Place In Botanic Art & Illustration.”  When renowned British botanist John Lindley wrote Ladies’ Botany in 1834, he did so to block women ...