Category: Featured

A Titanic Story Hollywood Missed

More than 1500 people lost their lives when that magnificent vessel struck an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912 and sank within hours. But 712 persons were rescued from the sinking of the luxury liner. Their survival is a story of courage, competence and faith.

Writer’s Block: Reflecting On The Ridiculous

Recently, after a particularly stressful work week, I finally realized why parents and students get angry at me, the school counselor, when Harvard tells them they just don’t think it’s going to work out and denies their ‘uniquely brilliant child’ admission to their college. Was it inadequate SAT scores? An anemic GPA? What, oh what, destroyed the hope of an Ivy League education for their child?

Freeholder Petitions Rejected

UNION COUNTY — The freeholder candidates running in support of Elizabeth mayoral candidate Oscar Ocasio are heading to court this afternoon to address County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi’s decision to disqualify their petitions.

Movie Review: “American Reunion” – No Pie for this Movie

“American Reunion,” another paltry attempt to cash in on the raunch/nostalgia quotient set in motion by Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs) and pals in “American Pie” (1999), is a typical example of the one hit wonder that spawns a successful franchise despite itself. It is solely for diehards and others who just can’t seem to get enough grade B soft smut.

NJ Files Suit Against Unregistered Charity Telemarketer

NEWARK – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against a North Jersey telemarketing company that allegedly solicited New Jersey residents on behalf of charities that are not registered in New Jersey; and that failed to keep financial records, required by law, to ensure that solicited donations actually are provided to charities and used for charitable causes.

From Wish Kid To Wish Granter

LINDEN — Recognizing the impact of her wish experience, 14-year-old Noelle Sollivan organized “Volley for Wishes,” a volleyball marathon to benefit Make-A-Wish® New Jersey, taking place at St. Mary & St. Elizabeth Academy on Saturday, April 14.