September 3, 2014 |
After Red Mascara, 92, wrote "I'm From New Jersey" in 1960, he started campaigning for it to become the official state song. After 54 years, the effort "needs a spark," says Red, who was born Joseph Rocco Mascari in Phillipsburg, Warren County, where he still lives. "Maybe this is the spark. " "This" is an almost-finished documentary by Daniel Goodman. His film also is called I'm From New Jersey , and its hero is a gentlemanly, self-taught tunesmith who refuses to give up. I'm from New Jersey / and I'm proud about it / I love the Garden State "I realized that his song really is all about what I was trying to talk about in my film," says Goodman, 30, who's raised $48,000 for the project through the Kickstarter online funding platform.
June 29, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Two 11-year-old actresses who have played orphans and been understudies in the Broadway revival of Annie have been picked to permanently take over from Lilla Crawford in the title role, a step up that has left them beaming. Taylor Richardson and Sadie Sink, both natural redheads, will share the role of the stage's most famous redhead beginning July 30. Crawford's last performance will be July 28. "It's very exciting," said Sadie, who has played Annie before but not on Broadway.
September 27, 2012 |
Hello there Arthur was rambunctious and Faith on the shy side when they met as 3-year-olds in the Margate Jewish Community Center preschool. When Faith's dad, Donald, a dentist, came to demonstrate proper oral hygiene, Faith held the model teeth. Donald chose Arthur to hold the flashlight, but Faith tried to take it away from him, because Arthur kept shining it in everyone's eyes. Classmates all the way through third grade at the Hebrew Academy, Faith and Arthur never really became friends - even when Donald and Arthur's dad, Arnold, later became tennis buddies in a local league.
October 28, 2011 |
Alex Mourtos had a chance to make the first catch of his career in the second quarter. He dropped the football. "I thought it was all over," Shawnee's soft-spoken senior wide receiver said. Not this night. Not this cool, clear autumn evening when there was magic in the air - and maybe, just maybe, an angel in the end zone. Mourtos got another chance. He turned the first catch of his career into the biggest moment in recent Shawnee football history. Mourtos' 14-yard touchdown reception on a fourth-and-4 play with 26 seconds remaining lifted Shawnee to a 21-17 victory over previously undefeated Williamstown in a West Jersey Football League thriller Friday night.
July 19, 2010
DEAR ABBY: I am being married in October and asked my best friend of 19 years to be my maid of honor. "Brianna" likes to dye the bottom of her hair red. I asked her to take the red out of her hair for the wedding, but she flat-out refused! When I told her that it is my wedding and I don't want any red hair because it won't match my color scheme, her exact words were, "I don't care. " Am I wrong for asking Brianna to remove the dye? How do I get her to realize this is my wedding and I don't want to be upstaged?
June 22, 2010 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I don't want my 6-year-old son going over to his friend's house to play because the friend's parents are gay. I am not homophobic and have nothing against gay people - I just don't want my son exposed to this unfamiliar lifestyle at such a young age. I just think he's too young to understand. If he was older, it would be different. We've had my son's friend over to play several times already, and it's getting awkward not sending our son over there.
June 2, 2009 |
UP HIGH, closer to the angels, in the choir loft of St. George R.C. Church, I could spot my grandmom's head, babushka or not, in her pew 150 feet away. While other grannies had heads of silver or white (or even blue) hues making them look like a row of soft-serve vanilla ice cream cones, Mary Emma Kozlowski was the one with the maraschino cherry on top. She had a crown full of fire-engine-red hair that could make Lucy send Ethel out for the box of hair dye for a touch up. Her red head is how I knew my grandmom was there.
July 17, 2006 |
"So what's with the long face?" I ask. I get big, blank, round eyes in return. "Huh? Why the long face?" I ask again. Silence, still. Big, blank eyes, still. Then she lifts up her head and licks my nose. If Emily were a person, I think she'd be petite, a speck of a woman with whiskey eyes and a laugh that would carry through a crowded room. She'd have red hair cut in a pixie bob and freckles, and she'd wear liquid eyeliner and bangles. She would like only certain people of far-leaning political slants, such as Libertarians and vegetarians, and give no one else the time of day. She wouldn't wear red, because red on a redhead is redundant, but she would love to wear green and let people think she was Irish.
June 8, 2005 |
Back in the 1950s, Gloucester Catholic High School had its prom in the gym. Our class spent weeks of fun decorating the gym with the theme of "Stairway to the Stars. " We borrowed a huge ladder from the fire department and wrapped it in aluminum foil, hung silver stars from the ceiling, and placed round tables and chairs throughout the gym. My gown was white and gold net. Because it was strapless, I had to have a small jacket made, since shoulders were not allowed to be shown. I wore a white pearl tiara in my red hair, and much to my surprise I was chosen prom queen.
May 17, 2005 |
The Salem County couple who robbed 10 banks across South Jersey to feed their heroin addiction pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Camden. Scott Bond and Jennifer Higgins, both 24 and from Penns Grove, were arrested in March shortly after robbing the Haddon Savings Bank in Cherry Hill, ending a string of robberies that had begun in October. The robberies in Salem, Gloucester, Camden and Burlington Counties netted about $47,000. Bond and Higgins each pleaded guilty to the last robbery and admitted in court to the other nine.