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BOCCE TOURNAMENT

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT TWO LOCAL ESSEX COUNTY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS! SEPTEMBER 21ST @ 9 AM VERONA PARK, VERONA, NJ

Tournament Details - 4 Players/Team - 18 Team Limit -$400/Team -Double Elimination

Sponsorship Opportunities - Registration Tent $400 - Court Sponsor $200 - Scoreboard Sponsor $400 -Food Sponsor $1,900

Entry Includes - Food -Music -Cigars -Supporting ...

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Woodland Park Day Will Be Bigger Than Ever This Year

September 13, 2019

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - This year’s Woodland Park Day festivities on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Memorial Field behind Memorial School are going to be bigger than ever. The event starts at 2 p.m. and ends with fireworks at dusk. 

This year’s event will feature a number of new things including a photo booth, a beer garden run by Steve Baskinger of Bask and 381 Main, live music all ...

Wayne Valley Graduate Leaves Legacy of Peace

September 10, 2019

WAYNE, NJ – A once empty brick wall in the Garden of Wayne Valley High School is now adorned with a mural painted by Class of 2019 Senior President, Kristen Cinquino. The colorful painting contains a simple, one-word message: “Coexist.” 

The idea for the mural came after Kristen witnessed an act of bullying in her school. “My advisor, who was the Wayne Valley High ...

Artist/activist Places 800-pound Opioid Spoon at J&J Headquarters

September 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - When Domenic Esposito's youngest brother was in the throes of addiction, the family would find burnt spoons - the tale tell sign that he had been doing drugs - scattered around the house.

Esposito's heart broke each time they found one.

So the artist-turned-activist picked an oversized spoon with cooked opioid as a symbol of protest.

Esposito placed one of his ...

Hunterdon Freeholder Charged with DWI

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Hunterdon County Freeholder John E. Lanza has been charged with driving while intoxicated, according to a press release this afternoon from Raritan Township police.

Lanza, 42, lives in the township and is not only a Freeholder, but is an attorney and has been the municipal prosecutor in East Amwell and Delaware Townships.

According to police, they were dispatched to ...

NJ TRANSIT Graduating Seven Locomotive Engineer Classes in Two Years – Same Number Graduated in Last Five Years Combined

With the recent June 2019 graduating class and six more classes of locomotive engineering trainees graduating through December 2020, NJ TRANSIT will have graduated seven classes in two years (2019 – 2020). That’s the same number of classes that graduated in the previous five years combined (2014 – 2018.)

Agency officials attribute the significant increase in engineer training ...

Building Goodwill with Gratitude on NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT’s Customer Advocate and Chief Experience Officer Stewart Mader regularly rides buses, light rail, and trains to engage with customers and identify ways to streamline the  customer experience. 

This week, he rode with customers on the Montclair-Boonton Line to thank them for adjusting their schedules during Amtrak infrastructure work at New York Penn Station. That ...

Thank You, Montclair-Boonton, North Jersey Coast Line & Morris & Essex Line Riders

This spring we announced that Amtrak would need to take two tracks out of service at Penn Station New York this summer to accommodate critical infrastructure repair work. As a result, on weekdays only, four peak-period Midtown Direct trains in each direction on the Montclair-Boonton Line, one peak-period train in each direction on the North Jersey Coast Line and select reverse-peak trains on the ...

70 Years Ago, Camden Man Became Nation's First Mass Murderer

His name, like the names of his victims, is nearly forgotten. 

But what Howard Unruh did 70 years ago today in Camden, N.J. foreshadowed the insanity of mass shootings we live with today.

Insanity is the operative word here. From lockdown drills in nursery schools to bullet resistant backpacks, random mass shootings have become part of the “uniquely American” cultural ...

A Day When the Sea Was More Hostile Than the Wind or Sun

The boy struggled with a cart filled with beach stuff as he dragged it down the boardwalk. It was fish-tailing behind him and I almost told him to push rather than pull, but decided to mind my own business. I was pushing a small load myself, my sleeping grandson in a stroller.

He was with a girl a few years younger, a woman who looked to be a grandmother, and several small children. His role ...

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity (Flatiron Books, 2018)

 

The title of Liane Moriarity’s 2018 novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, is quite clever as it is a double entendre. The nine people who gather at Tranquillum House have never met before; they are, in fact, perfect strangers to one another. What is it that has inspired each of them to go on retreat, led by an enigmatic ...

When You’re Right...or Not!

Ok, so every once in a while, I really, really, really…really-really-really feel Joan’s column. In a generic sense, this very thing happened in my life last week.

Notice I didn’t say “happened to me.” I had an incident last week where I did rely on my professional instincts as a journalist. At first, it seemed quite the error, until I dug deeper and, low and ...

The Gift of Friendship

I think we all struggle, at times, to understand who is a true friend. We are in a time where judgment just plain stinks. But, you have to have a standard. And, that requires judgment. That judgment is about protection, it’s about who may hurt you and who you can discern will not. Age old question, who can I trust? Joan tackles this in this week’s column.

A friend is someone who ...

Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends

September 4, 2019

To the Editor:

Re: “Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends

Animals enrich our lives, of that there is no doubt.  But animals should not be subjected to streams of groping hands and constant handling so students can be distracted from their studies and stress for a few minutes.

The bunnies, chicks, goats, sheep, cow and other animals used ...

An Open Letter to our Representative Mikie Sherrill, NJ-11

A lot of my friends, as well as myself, listen to the New York Times “The Daily” podcast and I was thrilled to post on Facebook Monday morning that our member of congress was the featured interview this week. It’s nice to see that you’re getting noticed and that can only help to gain attention for the things you want to accomplish for the district.

While I had some ...

Totowa's First Annual Turkey Trot 5k Challenge!

September 20, 2019

The Borough of Totowa Board of Recreation, in conjunction with the Totowa Library Foundation, will be holding its first annual Turkey Trot 5K Challenge!  The race is approximately 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles, and will be held on Sunday, November 24 at 10:00 am.  This race is for everyone, whether you are looking to walk, jog, run competitively, or just enjoy a little exercise ...

Passaic Valley High School OpGrad 2020 Plans Clothing Drive

LITTLE FALLS, NJ – Operation Graduation Class of 2020 for Passaic Valley Regional High School is planning a clothing drive on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the school parking lot.

Clean out your closets and help raise funds for the students. OpGrad will receive a donation based on the total poundage collected. Place your gently used/unwanted items in ...