Author: Kevin Coyne

The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel bears the names of 1,563 New Jersey soldiers who died or went missing during the Vietnam war.

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A Saint From Bayonne?

September 22, 2014

Her followers prayed for a miracle. Now a nun from New Jersey has achieved beatification. Sainthood could be next.

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Industrial Artist

February 5, 2008

Rackstraw Downes has built a considerable reputation on his panoramic paintings of rural Maine, the Texas prairie, and the Manhattan cityscape, yet the industrial vistas on this side of the Hudson remain some of his favorite subjects.

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It Was a Very Good Year

February 4, 2008

Bob Gaudio didn’t think life could get any better. In the summer of 1969, he was living the life of a pop superstar, backing Frankie Valli as a member of the Four Seasons and writing the band’s smash hits. Then one day he got a call from the biggest star of all. Frank Sinatra needed some new songs.

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Bottom of the ninth. Yankees down by 1 to the Red Sox. Two men on…and rookie shortstop Joe Buzas rips one into left field.

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There were three of them in that room at the Ambassador Hotel in Atlantic City on a June Sunday in 1922—three sitting around a table with the shades drawn against the afternoon sun, three closing their eyes in deepest concentration. Or were there four?

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In August 1861, just after the Union Army was routed at Bull Run in the first big Civil War battle, the new First Lady deemed it “absolutely necessary to her health that she should enjoy a release from her arduous responsibilities in the more invigorating air of the sea shore,” the New York Times reported.

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