Reality Check: Scott Garrett’s Intimidation Machine Versus Me

Humorless NJ Congressman Sics Local Police On Lil’ Ol’ Journalist

After last week’s column, the Scott Garrett campaign has waged war on the Reality Check News & Information Desk.

Its candidate, a humorless shit-heel, has not only ducked my challenge to a fair fight, he has stooped to having his …

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Weird NJ Halloween 2016: The Little Girls of Rosendale and The Ghost Of The Old Tavern

(Illustration by Ryan Doan)

The Little Girls of Rosedale Cemetery

The weird incident I am about to describe took place back in October of 1991 following the somewhat recent death of my Aunt Anna. My Mom’s family lived in the Vailsburg area of Newark and when Anna died in 1990 …

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What’s It Like To Meet Bruce Springsteen? We Found Out.

On September 7 I attended my first Bruce Springsteen concert. Three weeks later I met “The Boss.” Well, to be accurate, I did see Bruce perform with The E Street Band when they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame two years ago. I was there with …

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Shoreworld: The RocknRoll HiFives – The Beat, The Sound, The Dragon’s Roar EP

The gang from Little Dickman Records are back with another great New Jersey find. The RocknRoll HiFives are a family band, founded in 2005 by Joe Centeno (of Maxwell’s-era New Jersey band, Plug Spark Sanjay) and his daughter, frontwoman/lyricist, Eilee, then three. “We wanted to have fun, play rock ‘n’ …

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Queued Up: Halloween Edition

THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR (2016)

The set up: In the third Purge movie, the fascistic ruling party the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) have lifted safety measures so that any government official may also be a potential target in the annual 12-hour cathartic Purge where lawlessness is legal. But …

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Rant’n’roll: Marchfourth, Gabrielle Louise, Francisco Pais & Pete Townshend’s Deep End

For its fourth CD, the musicians, dancers, acrobats and even the two guys on stilts from the most amazing live band in the land, MarchFourth, went from their Oregon home to Louisiana to record and self-release their Magic Number, funded by their fans on Kickstarter. New Orleans opened …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Tyler Glenn, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Diarrhea Planet, and more

Tyler Glenn/Mercury Lounge/October 4, 2016

In 2004, Tyler Glenn’s father suggested he play music the son of one of Glenn’s father’s friends. In 2005, the two musicians moved from California to Provo, Utah, where in 2007they founded a pop rock quartet, Neon Trees. The band succeeded with three hit albums. …

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Kam on Film: ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween,’ ‘New Life,’ and What’s New in Theaters

Boo! A Madea Halloween

Lionsgate Films

Rated PG-13 for drug use, suggestive content, profanity, ethnic slurs, scary images and mature themes

Tyler Perry Back In Drag For Another Madcap Adventure

No one has ever accused Tyler Perry of being short on ideas. After all, the prolific writer/director has been the …

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Reality Check: Scott Garrett Needs An Ass Kicking

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I normally do not write about local politics in this space, despite the fact that this publication is printed in New Jersey and is sold around the tri-state area. Ironically, the few times I have delved into the Garden State weeds it has been picked up nationally. My …

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Shoreworld: Rick Barry – Curses, Maledictions And Harsh Reiterations

Rick Barry has been at the forefront of the music scene ever since he released Small Town Politics back in 2005. He followed that debut with substantial efforts such as Declaration Of Codependence in 2007 and This Antediluvian World in 2009. He followed that up with 2013’s emotional Postdiluvian World

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