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Memorial Day 2022 Events

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and we all look forward to it for different reasons. For many it is a three day weekend. It is the unofficial kickoff to summer. It's barbeques, cold beer, and the beach. Actually, no, it really isn't. It is a moment to stop and honor and remember the fallen.… Continue reading Memorial Day 2022 Events

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Peacock Pride

If you are a regular reader, you know I am most assuredly not a fan of college sports; most of all basketball. However, I am a huge fan of a great underdog story. If there is one underdog team that has swept the country it is the Peacocks of St. Peter's University. This small Jesuit… Continue reading Peacock Pride

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Hoffa & Jersey: Perfect Together

"New Jersey and you... perfect together." ~Governor Tom Kean I remember seeing that commercial often growing up. It was a wonderful sentiment. Unfortunately, it turned into the tail end of a lot of jokes. From taxes to traffic, Jersey was perfect with a lot of things. Includes Jimmy Hoffa. I grew up hearing the rumor… Continue reading Hoffa & Jersey: Perfect Together

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The Official Jersey Bucket List – Part Two

After the publishing of my "Official Jersey Bucket List," I received many requests for a part two. I will admit as soon as I published it, I continued to come up with more ideas. There is so much to see in New Jersey, it is almost impossible to include it all in one list. Let's… Continue reading The Official Jersey Bucket List – Part Two

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A Tale of Three Falcons

Each spring for the past 19 years, something amazing happens in the concrete jungle of Jersey City. A pair of peregrine falcons takes up residence at the top of a skyscraper; 101 Hudson Street to be exact. The peregrine falcon historically bred in New Jersey on the cliffs in the Palisades and along the Delaware… Continue reading A Tale of Three Falcons

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Independence Day Weekend Events in New Jersey

While most people in the tri-state area think the Macy's fireworks are the hot ticket for the Independence Day weekend, we in Jersey know better! Here are some great ideas to enjoy the long holiday weekend.

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Memorial Day Events in New Jersey

Memorial Day - generally considered the unofficial kick-off to summer, many attend BBQs or head down the shore. Others look to buy a new car. Well, it is important to remember the real reason we can enjoy a long weekend - those who gave their lives for this great country.

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“The Swamps of Jersey” – The Meadowlands

Those swamps of Jersey are known as The Meadowlands, just outside MetLife Stadium and the Izod Center (what was referred to as Giants Stadium and the Area growing up) and despite their bad rap in movies and by the NFL's negative opinions regarding the upcoming Super Bowl, the ecosystem has made great strides in recent years and deserve great respect.