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Historic Chateau Once Owned by Thomas Edison’s Daughter on the Market in West Orange

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The historic residence in Llewellyn Park, a gated community known for her father’s mansion Glenmont, took inspiration from the Normandy region in France.
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Historic Jersey City Building With Ties to Mayor Frank Hague at Risk of Demolition

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The Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy (JCLC) believes the Junction holds an important place in Jersey City’s history and the building at 500 Communipaw Avenue is no exception.
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Death of Local Player in New Jersey Looms over Youth Football Controversy

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In this series, Jersey Digs explores a small suburban hospital in Orange, New Jersey, that became a landmark institution.
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Monmouth County Borough Seeks Title to Historic Cemetery With Unknown Owner

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Who owns the historic Lakeview Cemetery in Allentown, New Jersey? The answer is currently unclear, but the borough government could soon take over the property.
Lackawanna Train Tracks East Orange

Traffic Deaths Surged in the Early 20th Century, a Public Works Project to Prevent...

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In the early 20th century, Trollies, trains, horses, bikes, and cars all scrambled on lawless roads. Deaths and injuries were commonplace. To help the situation, the Lackawanna Railroad eliminated 19 deadly grade crossings in Orange and East Orange. The yearlong project, which began in 1922, will soon mark a centennial.
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Preservation Commission Takes Final Stand to Save Historic Hospital in Orange

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About a century ago, a small suburban hospital in Orange, became a sprawling, world-class medical facility funded by the era’s most famous philanthropists. But this landmark institution had a tragic, mysterious ending.
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Looking Back at Past Outbreaks as ‘Dark Winter’ Looms

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As the nation braces for a “dark winter” of coronavirus, we look back on how New Jersey managed epidemics over the last century.
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Beloved Newark Chorus Finds New Home in Historic Schoolhouse

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The oldest-standing public school in Newark is getting a long-awaited restoration and will continue its legacy educating young people of color.
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‘Jack the Ripper’ Scare in Newark Remains Mystery a Century Later

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Jack the Ripper, the infamous 19th-century serial killer, was in the news last month when someone claimed to know his identity. What many don’t know is that Newark had its own “Jack the Ripper” scare a century ago.
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An Inside Look At The Stanley Theater’s Celestial Restoration

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When it opened in 1928, The Stanley Theater in Journal Square was one of the greatest old movie palaces and the second-largest on the East Coast, next to Radio City. After years of neglect, the theater was purchased by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society who transformed it into a prized house of worship.

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