Friday 22 September, 2017
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After a shower at Branch Brook Park, the cherry blossom looks beautiful. [Featured image by Lucy Santos]

They come in pastel colors and are exotic wonders from the East.  Native to Japan, they are called sakura.  In the United States, these wonders of nature are called cherry blossoms.  At Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey and in Belleville,...

By Lucy Santos on Sep 15th, 2017
The charming 1784 Old Stone School House is pictured above at the Newark Museum Garden. [Featured image by Lucy Santos]

Were you a fan of the show Little House on the Prairie?  If you were, then you enjoyed watching the Ingalls family who led a simple life on their farm.  They worked very hard and lived off the land.  As well as having faith in the Lord, they...

By Lucy Santos on Sep 8th, 2017
At Newark City Hall, the Garden of Remembrance, is dedicated to Newarkers who perished in the 911 attacks. [Image by Lucy Santos]

It was a day that none of us would ever forget.  September 11, 2001, was a gorgeous morning, but then the unthinkable happened.  The Twin Towers were attacked and 2,606 people were killed.  It was a time when everyone came together, and there...

By Lucy Santos on Sep 1st, 2017
While transporting troops home from Europe on July 11, 1945, the USS West Point passes the Statue of Liberty. [Featured image is a U.S. Navy photo/Wikimedia Commons]

The SS America was a grand passenger ship that was put into the sea on August 31, 1939.   First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt christened this vessel.  Proudly made in America by William Francis Gibbs, she was a strong ship. Women designed the inside...

By Lucy Santos on Aug 24th, 2017
The Titanic at Southampton docks before departure. John Jacob Astor VI's father, Astor IV, died in the Titanic shipwreck. [Featured image from Wikimedia Commons]

Even before he was born, John Jacob Astor VI was already famous.  Madeleine Astor was pregnant with John Jacob Astor VI when she boarded the Titanic.  She was married to the richest man in America during that era, John Jacob Astor IV.  When...

By Lucy Santos on Aug 4th, 2017
John Jacob Astor IV and Madeleine Astor were the wealthiest couple on the Titanic. [Featured image from Wikimedia Commons]

With her beauty and high social standing, Madeleine Talmage Force Astor had an ideal life.  While on Titanic, she was on her honeymoon with her husband, John Jacob Astor IV, one of the richest men in the world during that era.  Before boarding...

By Lucy Santos on Jul 25th, 2017
Confederate

HBO approves new alternate reality show ‘Confederate’ HBO executives have given the go-ahead for a new series from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creative geniuses behind Game of Thrones. As Game of Thrones begins winding down,...

By Lawrence Lease on Jul 20th, 2017
John Jacob Astor IV, who was a businessmen, inventor and novelist, died in the Titanic disaster on April 15, 1912. [Featured image from Wikimedia Commons]

Like many first class passengers on Titanic, John Jacob Astor IV and his second wife, Madeleine Talmage Force, were living the good life.  Not only was Astor the richest passenger on Titanic, he was also one of the wealthiest people in the...

By Lucy Santos on Jul 7th, 2017
Washington Irving steamer was named after author Washington Irving. The vessel was shipwrecked on June 1, 1926. [Featured image by Wikimedia Commons]

Famous for its coastline with picturesque beaches, New Jersey is a great place for a summer vacation.  The maritime ambiance of the Garden State is evident in its colorful beaches and majestic ships.  There were several historic shipwrecks...

By Lucy Santos on Jun 9th, 2017

Refugee issues have been central to our world issues at large.  The plight of refugees is one which continues to bring forth political discussions, however what is never shadowed is the struggle of those affected.  The month of June is dedicated as...

By Parul Lahoti on Jun 6th, 2017