Category Archives: New Jersey History

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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Long Branch Mayoral Race ‘14: Low Turnout, High Hopes

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay Huddled into Avery Grant’s mayoral campaign headquarters on Brighton Avenue, Long Branch’s long-downtrodden political opposition experienced an unprecedented boost of energy and inspiration on Tuesday night. It was the non-partisan Election Day, and though twenty-four year … Continue reading

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Special Feature: Specter of Eminent Domain Haunts Long Branch Mayoral Race (Part II)

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay As residents of Long Branch fought to save their homes, many external observers, the press included, questioned exactly how this battle over property rights came into being. To be clear, the rise of eminent domain abuse … Continue reading

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The Jersey Shore: Back for the Summer Season!

And now for something I almost never write: a personal message.  It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say the Jersey Shore is my favorite place on earth. To those unfamiliar with my love of local history and the Garden State’s … Continue reading

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