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Michelle Sartor for NJToday  |  December 1, 2011 5:15 PM | Comments
A court decided Thursday that New Jersey's black bear hunt will happen as scheduled (Dec. 5-10), despite an appeal by animal rights groups.
September 9, 2011 6:26 PM | Comments
MetroFocus mined the Federal Emergency Management Agency's website for information on what to do in the event of a terrorist attack.
Will Shortz has an unusual grip, which you can see in this photo. The grip is called the "seemiler grip" and is named after a table tennis champion. Photo by Don Christensen.
Heather Grossmann  |  September 1, 2011 12:57 PM | 4 Comments
For New York Times crosswords guru Will Shortz, Ping-Pong is a relaxing and refreshing break from work — so much so that he started his own table tennis club.VIDEO
People wait at Penn Station in New York, where there is limited transportation due to Hurricane Irene, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in New York. AP Photo/Chelsea Matiash
Heather Grossmann  |  August 28, 2011 5:40 PM | Updated: Aug. 29, 2011 9:45 AM | Comments
As Hurricane Irene left the Tri-State area, clean-up crews were dispatched to do away with downed trees and flooded streets. Most subways and buses were up and running.
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Heather Grossmann  |  August 25, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments

“The Submission” imagines the uproar when a Muslim American architect is selected as the winner of an anonymous competition to design a memorial in the aftermath of a 9/11-like terrorist attack. Author Amy Waldman talks to MetroFocus about how the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” controversy affected her narrative and the roles Vietnam Memorial designer Maya Lin and real-life 9/11 memorial designer Michael Arad played in her novel.

Outside the Holland Tunnel in 1985. This river crossing saw tk tk commuters on it's first day in 19xx? Library of Congress/Jet Lowe.
Bob Feinberg  |  August 10, 2011 3:44 PM | 1 Comment
The plight of the modern Jersey commuter is top of mind this week as the Port Authority seeks to raise tolls. Perhaps some historical perspective on the trans-Hudson River commute will ameliorate the pain of those proposed hikes.
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Heather Grossmann  |  July 15, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
A $550 million campaign to modernize the Empire State Building has turned the icon from gritty to green over the past five years -- and the change is attracting tenants from all over the globe.
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