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Thursday, October 30, 2014
HIGHLAND PARK PLANET HITS THE GROUND RUNNING
The Highland Park Planet began publishing this week and dove straight into a story about major development projects on the table. The town of 14,000 is on track to see more than 500 new residential units by the year 2024. Editor/publisher Pam Hersh reports on the pros and cons here.
A FUNERAL DIRECTOR'S GOODBYE
There's something undeniably poignant about the funeral of the person who spent a lifetime ushering people to the other side, and Morristown Green's Kevin Coughlin captured it in this story.
THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT HOME ENERGY USE
When it comes to personal energy conservation, David Moss of The Green Divas says he has an inconvenient truth to tell: consumers don't care. But new smart technologies can compensate for that indifference. Moss says one of the biggest drains on our environment (and on our wallets) is something called "vampire energy." Click here to read more.
ROUTE 35: TWO YEARS AFTER SANDY
Justin Auciello of Jersey Shore Hurricane News and Down the Shore shows us what the sandy strip of land separating the Atlantic Ocean from the Barnegat Bay looks like two years after Sandy. Some of the images show signs of recovery, while others show how far there is to go.
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