‘Can People With Disabilities Create Fine Art?’ Matheny's Michael Martin is Living Proof

March 28, 2018

PEAPACK NJ - When Michael Martin was born nearly 40 years ago, he was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic.  All four of his limbs were compromised, and he would never be able to speak. “We were told he would be a vegetable,” says his father Alan.  “We recognized, though, that he had a nice personality. Even though he couldn’t talk, he was capable of ...

Meet Abigail & John Adams in Bedminster

BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ - During their courtship and marriage, John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams exchanged over 1,100 letters, many filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics considered an invaluable account of the Revolutionary War. Abigail, a fierce advocate of rights for women and African Americans, was an important partner throughout John's political career.

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Make Room at the Table: Downtown Somerville Restaurant Week March 19-24


SOMERVILLE, NJ - The organizers of Downtown Somerville Restaurant Week concede it’s  an idea that is long overdue, so they’re rolling out the welcome mat, setting their tables, and offering a Prix Fixe menu certain to appeal to customers old and new.

Beginning Monday, March 19 and running through Saturday, March 24, the event is a showcase for more than one dozen of ...

Somerville St. Patrick's Day Parade Blessed with Perfect Ingredients

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The legendary “Luck of the Irish” was in full force at Sunday’s 27th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, resulting in the perfect blend of all the right ingredients.

There wasn’t a cloud in the bright blue sky as the parade got under way shortly after 1 p.m.

Led by Grand Marshal Finbarr Kirby, the line of march included everything from ...

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