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Fermented Musings: Resurrecting Andrew Bell's Ginger Wine: The Adventure Begins

Among the traps of doing historic research has been getting lured off the path by some tangential or serendipitous discovery. I may be, for example, looking for an article in an old newspaper about some subject and then become distracted by an adjacent article on a totally unrelated yet irresistibly fascinating story. 1,854 more words

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Useful pleasures

IN the shaping of character few factors exert more influence than the pastimes of youth. An unpublished memoir by William Whitehead confirms that the days of his life between ages 13 and 18, while unburdened by conventional schooling, were varied by pursuits no less formative in his development or significant for his “future usefulness.” 945 more words

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Police arrest 3 suspects for armed robbery

Three men were arrested for armed robbery after exiting the Wells Fargo building on the corner of Smith and Maple streets on Friday afternoon, authorities said. 142 more words

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CBS2 Exclusive: Bayonne Bridge Closure Sparks ‘Insane’ Sunday Night Gridlock

UPDATE 7/19/2017 1:46 p.m. Bayonne Bridge to reopen Sunday, July 23 at 3 p.m.

BAYONNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Sunday night traffic has been a major headache for travelers trying to cross from New Jersey to New York. 330 more words


A nest of families

ON a recent Sunday I was a spectator at the arrest of the Governor of New Jersey.

Devotees of Perth Amboy history have taken the chief executive into custody regularly since 1976, commemorating Royal Governor William Franklin’s capture two hundred years earlier. 1,417 more words

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WHITEHEAD must have cherished the natural attractions of Amboy Point, which was not just the home of his teenage years but a refuge from the less wholesome cities where he later worked and lived. 1,085 more words

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Perth Amboy's Portuguese Manor Has Sold; Will Changes Come?

Portuguese Manor is a restaurant I blog about frequently on Eating New Jersey. It’s my favorite restaurant in the world. I feel as if I have grown up there. 582 more words

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