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The Best Sad Day

When you don’t have to adhere to a train schedule or work a nine to five job, it’s easier to make spontaneous vacation plans.

Since I was braving a trip back to Maine in June to mark one year since the accident, I decided to add an extra week to my excursion.  I would knock off two more states in my bucket list quest to hike a part of the Appalachian Trail in every state.

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12-Year-Old Elizabeth Girl Identified as Sandy Hook Beach Drowning Victim

July 19, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - A 12-year-old city girl was pulled from the water at Sandy Hook beach on Sunday and later died, an official said.

Bianca Palma was pulled from the water by lifeguards on duty and was taken to Monmouth Medical Center where she died Monday morning, National Park Service spokeswoman Daphne Yun told TAP. 

Yun did not know the circumstances of Palma’s ...

New York Jets Helipad Approved for Training Center in Florham Park

July 20, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, NJ- Back in 2013, the New York Jets submitted a plan to build a helipad at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center (AHJTC) in Florham Park. That plan drew the ire of residents in Florham Park and Madison, where many community residents raised concerns over the noise and the potential for accidents. The plan was subsequently withdrawn in July of that year.

The original New York Jets ...

Freeholder Board Approves Plan to Replace Plainfield's Netherwood Ave Bridge

July 21, 2017

Union County, NJ –  The Union County Freeholder Board approved a $2.2 million dollar plan to replace the Netherwood Avenue Bridge which connects Plainfield and North Plainfield over the Green Brook. More than 1,400 cars and trucks cross the bridge, which was constructed in 1928, on a daily basis.

“This is an important roadway that feeds traffic off Mountain Avenue from Route ...

"Shall We Begin?" Winter Comes to Westeros on Game of Thrones

July 19, 2017

Considering Game of Thrones fans waited 448 days for the premiere of the shortest season to date, many were disappointed by the anticlimactic nature of Sunday’s episode. But the way I see it, Ed Sheeran cameo aside, the show writers did everything right: enemies were destroyed, crucial information was revealed and the stage was set for absolute chaos in Westeros.

For the first time ...

Get to Know The Plainfield Music Store

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Just steps away from the downtown train station in the heart of Plainfield’s business district is The Plainfield Music Store. Founded in 1951, the store is now owned by Plainfield local, Victoria Griswold, a classically trained pianist. The store offers a  vast resource and archive of sheet music from many publishers and is a favorite source for Plainfield and regional ...

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co., 2013)

 

As a student of history, I don't know why I thought that reading Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard would be any more satisfying than their previous two publications, Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy. Having now finished the rapid read, I would put the O'Reilly/Dugard books in ...

'Skeleton Crew' hits home

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages, in its quest for new, richly layered plays, is now presenting “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morrisseau.

The playwright had her play “Follow Me to Nellie’s” work shopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut several years ago. That was followed by s fine production at the Kean University ...