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Klang Klang Klang, Gone’s our Trolley: The Loss of Newark’s Transit Autonomy

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Public transit is the only effective means for Newarkers to get around our city, and at one time, it was a fast, efficient, and timely endeavor. So why has it become so lousy?
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Weehawken’s Shippen Street: From Heights To Horseshoes

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A cobblestoned, East Coast cousin of San Francisco’s Lombard Street is tucked away in the New Jersey Palisades.
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State Commissioner Overrules Panel, Paves Way for Newark’s Tubman Statue

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Approval for a Harriet Tubman monument planned in Newark was first denied, but now a New Jersey commissioner has overruled the state panel of preservationists.
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Barrow Street: Park-Facing Homes in One of Jersey City’s Most Charming Historic Districts

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The Van Vorst Park section of Jersey City is a coveted residential enclave known for its abundance of intact row houses. Today, we examine the history behind two archetypical Barrow Street brownstones.
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Once Fearing Closure, Newark’s Oldest Synagogue Opens after Two Years

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Ahavas Sholom is Newark's longest operating synagogue. But the pandemic nearly robbed them of that honor.
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Future Alexander Hamilton Center in Paterson Inches Towards Reality

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New funding has been secured for a Paterson project looking to build an innovative visitors center inside the historic Great Falls National Park.
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PATH Train Cars Salvaged from 9/11 Wreckage on Display for First Time

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When the first plane hit the World Trade Center 15 years ago, three PATH trains were en route to the station below the buildings. One train was abandoned under the station when the towers fell. Now, 15 years later, cars from that train are open to the public.
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Sowing Seeds: Jersey City’s Place in Gardening History

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American history, from the landing of Columbus onward, is about individuals and how their efforts impacted our brand new country. Jersey City played an important role in this history. One Jersey City resident in particular, Peter Henderson, is known as the father of horticulture and ornamental gardening. Here’s his story.
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The Discovery of an 1860 Photo Causes Jersey City Residents to Rethink Restoration of...

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Judge Stephen Garretson’s former home is believed to be the oldest building in Hamilton Park, Jersey City.
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Look Inside the Van Vorst Townhome Where Some of Jersey City’s Most Prominent Families...

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Steeped in historical details, and now restored to its former glory, this Mercer Street townhouse was home to Jersey City's most influential residents.

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