SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- If you like history and trivia and New Jersey, you'll want to stop by the Scotch Plains Library on Bartle Ave. on Thursday, Feb. 13. Journalist Fred T. Rossi will be talking about some of the stories in his new book, Jersey Stories: Stories You May Not Have Heard about People and Events in New Jersey History.
Among the stories he will talk about are:
  • The Martian “invasion” of New Jersey in 1938,
  • The Perth Amboy man who cast a historic vote 150 years ago,
  • The arrest of the royal governor during the American Revolution,
  • The Paterson silk worker who changed Italy’s history, and
  • The Garden Stater who almost became President.
The event, which is free, starts at 7:00 p.m. Rossi will also have copies of his book for purchase for $20. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and Twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.