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Time to Stop Playing Games with the West End

As is now apparently unofficial tradition, last week’s City Council meeting featured memorable and occasionally heated exchanges between the Administration and opponents of the West End District Overlay (WEDO). As previously documented in this column, WEDO, ostensibly designed to mend … Continue reading

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West End Theatre: a Dismal Past, an Uncertain Future

Though the seaside community of Long Branch has once again found itself snarled in litigation related to real-estate, at last week’s City Council meeting, Mayor Adam Schneider seemed confident his vision for mixed-use properties in the West End neighborhood would … Continue reading

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New Proposals in West End

Several weeks ago, the debate regarding the future of West End’s zoning ordinances were documented in this column: the Long Branch City Council approved an overlay design that would allow Chabad, a religious organization, to construct a multiple-level house of … Continue reading

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Another Season, Another Controversy in Long Branch

Another season, another controversy in Long Branch. This time, the debate isn’t related to eminent domain abuse, Pier Village, or the long awaited reconstruction of the beloved boardwalk, but rather, the future of the quaint West End neighborhood. The local … Continue reading

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Holodomor Memorial, Clifton, NJ

This beautiful memorial to the oft-overlooked Holodomor, the genocide-by-famine of millions of Ukrainians by the Stalin regime between 1932 and 1933, is outside Holy Ascension Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Clifton, New Jersey.    

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First Snow of the Year & Orthodox Christmas!

Well, the State of New Jersey had its first snow of the year, and just in time to give Eastern Orthodox Christians (who use the Julian calendar) a white Christmas! 

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Despite Challenge, Asbury Park’s New Government Takes Office

On January 1st, while much of the Jersey Shore was nursing the year’s first hangover, Asbury Park’s newly elected Mayor and City Council were ready to get down to business. It was the day of the city government’s reorganization, and … Continue reading

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