Cities, Towns and VIllages

Newark’s Valentine’s Day Gift to Couples : Cheap Land

For three hours on Saturday morning from 9 a. m. until noon, land lots in Newark, NJ that usually sell for $20,000 will sell for $1,000. The offer will only be available to couples (straight or LGBT) so developers and investors are not eligible. From the city of Newark’s website: A special land sale that […]

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The Scarecrow Stroll of Cranford – Photo Essay

The wild and wacky scarecrows are back! The town of Cranford is hosting their 7th annual Scarecrow Stroll and it is always fun to walk the area and take in all the creations. We are big fans of this event that brings the residents and business owners together to highlight this enjoyable downtown area. It […]

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Trenton Master Plan Discussed by the Trenton250 Project at Art All Night and in Meetings Throughout the City

Trenton250 is Trenton’s long-range Master Plan to rebuild and revitalize in response to the city’s 250th anniversary in 2042.  The second of four meetings about how we as citizens can be involved in the Master Plan is next Monday night in the East Ward at 5:30 pm at the Habitat for Humanity/East Trenton Collaborative located […]

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Paterson Architecture Walk – The Work of Fred Wesley Wentworth

Richard Polton, author of The Life and Times of Fred Wesley Wentworth: The Architect who Shaped Paterson, New Jersey and its People, gave a free tour of downtown Paterson on Saturday highlighting Wentworth’s many contributions. Polton, a Paterson native, was an excellent tour guide and one could tell he has a deep knowledge of both […]

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Cape May Named One of the Top U.S. Honeymoon Destinations

One of New Jersey’s crown jewel cities, Cape May, made the top one hundred list of honeymoon spots in the United States!

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Paterson Historic Preservation Commission’s Industrial Landscape Tour

Gianfranco Archimede, Director of the Paterson Historical Preservation Commission and industrial archeologist, gave a bus tour of Paterson’s rich industrial past this past Saturday.   We got a nearly hour-long talk before the bus arrived to drive us around to the different building sites. During the talk we heard about the Paterson Mill Survey which the […]

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The Scarecrows of Cranford – 6th Annual Scarecrow Stroll – Photo Gallery

Once again the streets of downtown Cranford had some interesting visitors for the Halloween season. The 6th annual Scarecrow Stroll invaded Cranford and you couldn’t walk 50 feet without coming across one of these fun and spooky creations. Residents were mailed a ballot form but you could pick one up at many vendors along the […]

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Wildwood Set to Ban Saggy Pants on Boardwalk

Wildwood mayor Ernest Troiano Jr. has had enough of seeing London and seeing France. And of seeing your underpants. The town is set to pass a law tomorrow banning pants or shorts that sag more than 3 inches below the hips exposing underwear or skin. Fines would range from $25-$100 for a first offense and […]

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Seaside Roller Coaster Will Not Remain As Tourist Attraction

Well, it would have been cool. About a month ago, the huge Jet Star Roller Coaster was knocked off its pier into the ocean by Hurricane Sandy. Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers recently stated that he thought it would make a “great tourist attraction”. That idea has been scrapped however and now the town and […]

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The Scarecrows of Cranford – Photo Essay

Last Thursday Alice called me while she was on her way to a friend’s house to tell me I had to grab my camera and head to Cranford. She said there are scarecrows lining the streets. I didn’t know exactly what to expect but on Saturday we visited the quaint downtown and were greeted by […]

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Cape May is the Seventh Coolest Small Town in America According to Budget Travel – Only Seventh?

The Victorian homes and surfer vibe of Cape May made Yahoo! Travel take notice of our fair shore town.  But is it really less cool than Beaufort, North Carolina, or Hammondsport, New York?  We don’t think so! We also think towns like Flemington and Ridgewood should be in there, too, among others.  What small towns […]

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Beaches in Great Shape This Summer According to the 10th Annual ‘State of the Shore’

The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium held its tenth “State of the Shore” event on May 24th in Sandy Hook.  The Consortium, located in Sandy Hook’s Fort Hancock, is an affiliation of university and scientific groups dedicated to promoting the responsible use of New Jersey’s coastal and marine resources. The annual “State of the Shore” […]

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