...scholarships, community murals, literacy programs and many other local projects. The race has drawn runners from as far away as New Jersey where a couple who met while running marathons came to Alaska for their honeymoon to race in the Unity Run to establish their...

Kodiak High works with NASA on temblor project

...Quebec's Ministry of Natural Resources, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Silicon Valley's GeoCosmo Science Center, New Jersey's Trillium Learning and several Alaskan school districts - including Kodiak. Ron Fortunato, director of Trillium Education...

Taking aim

...striving for a better shot each time. There is always another level to achieve." When Lindgren was a kid growing up in New Jersey, his dad took him to competitive shoots every weekend. As the archery sport has developed with more mechanical compound...


...cannot comment about the unfortunate incident."TOMS RIVER, N.J. - A deadline is approaching in the parole bid of one of New Jersey's most notorious inmates.The Asbury Park Press reports the public will have until this Wednesday to submit written comments...

Freezin' for reason: Local firefighters jump in to national Cold Water Challenge

...one landed a few firefighters in hot water. A video posted to YouTube by the Washington Township Fire Department in south New Jersey showed a man knocked to the ground after being hit with a stream of water from a firehose. That video earned reprimands for...

Jersey Boys

Now Playing Synopsis: Adapted from the 2006 Tony Winner for Best Musical, this bittersweet saga dramatizes the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - one of the key pop groups of the early '60s, responsible for such iconic hits as "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man" and (&"Big Girls Don't Cry."} The story opens in New Jersey, where young Francesco Castelluccio (John Lloyd Young) and his buddies face a narrow window of future career options. Their possible paths include show business on one hand and organized crime on the other, embodied by the slightly menacing yet avuncular kingpin, Angelo "Gyp" DeCarlo (Christopher Walken), who runs the neighborhood and keeps an eye on them. The boys begin to nurture dreams of becoming musical stars, goals that seem far out of reach until they invite Francesco to perform with them in their band, then rename him Frankie Valli; his unique falsetto vocals captivate the girls in the audience, which provides a sign of things to come. The young hopefuls sign a contract at the Brill Building and begin doing backup vocals for record producer Bob Crewe (Mike Doyle), but experience frustration when Crewe drags his feet on recording them as a solo act. Later, the performers name themselves The Four Seasons after feeling inspired by an unusual source. They add songwriter-musician Bob Gaudio (Erich Bergen) and the equation is complete; Crewe hears Gaudio's composition "Sherry," decides to double-track Valli's voice, and helps create a national sensation. Later, however, certain difficulties begin to take their toll on the band - including financial problems, inner rivalries and tensions between the bandmates, and Valli's long periods on the road away from his wife and daughters. Clint Eastwood directs, from a screenplay by the co-authors of the original musical, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi Cast: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Where do the elite meet? Behind closed doors

...Boehner and other Republican congressional leaders; potential 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; Apple CEO Tim Cook; beer magnate Pete Coors; TD Ameritrade founder-turned-billionaire-conservative...

Bon Jovi guitarist hopes new song helps addicts

...was aimed at raising awareness about the abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers along the Jersey shore.Sambora, a New Jersey native, unveiled a song he wrote called "Lighthouse," about providing hope to people mired in addiction. He acknowledged...

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Families turn to pros to capture canine memories

...session starts, and they know the importance of immortalizing aging animals.Jenna Leigh Teti (TAY'-tee) of Jersey City, New Jersey offers a package for very old or terminally ill dogs."It's an important shoot for me, a special thing to capture for...

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What others say: Racism, sexism need different prism for viewing

...homophobia, and address them only when the news cycle gives us no other choice, we're mistaking moralism for morality. The real systemic sins are hiding inside the latter. Yet the cycle spins on.- The Star-Ledger, New Jersey,May 19



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