Author: Dervela O'Brien

Humorist and novelist Pamela Redmond Satran considers the spectrum of canine-obsessed craziness.

Seen in: Animals, Books, Jersey Living

After three generations, their appliance business keeps humming along.

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This is Not About Birds

September 21, 2012

On a recent Sunday, I was sitting on the back patio of a friend’s house in Spring Lake Heights, enjoying the last few sunny days of summer, when I decided to check my e-mail. There in my iPhone inbox was a blast from the past—Nick Ripatrazone, one of my high school English teachers. I couldn’t imagine why he was writing to me.

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Elijah's Promise was formed 23 years ago in the New Brunswick area to help feed the underprivileged.

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After a family tragedy, Tricia Baker established Attitudes In Reverse (A.I.R.) to educated society about mental health issues and preventing suicide.

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I’ve never been much of a softball player—but, despite 98-degree weather, I was happy to pitch in this past Saturday to help feed more than more than 1,100 softball players and volunteers at the 20th annual Somerville Elks and Jack Gardner memorial softball tournament.

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Heaven in a Cup

June 1, 2012

Memorial Day weekend marked the unofficial start of summer. For me that means two things: Trips to the Shore and cups full of ice cream.

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The recent Bamboozle Festival was not just great for New Jersey music fans, it also provided a high-profile opportunity for a bunch of Jersey bands like the Bouncing Souls to play to their home state crowd.

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Fun In The Sun

May 8, 2012

Here’s what’s happening this summer. A list of events that will fill your calendar in the summer of 2012.

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What started as a weekend concert in Asbury Park nine years ago, has become a major rock extravaganza with national appeal.

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