Looking for a good haunted house story? Would you settle for a haunted school?
Patricia Miller of Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch has the chilling tale of a visit by South Jersey Paranormal Research to the Elizabeth V. Edwards School — long rumored to be haunted. The investigators, who performed their work free of charge, used electronic magnetic field detectors, voice recorders, cameras and flashlights and presented some compelling findings to the public, including a photograph of a “mist” in the front row of the auditorium.
Pivoting from frightening to festive: local news media were all over the spate of weddings that took place on Monday as same-sex marriage became legal in New Jersey. The Alternative Press in Maplewood and Montclair Patch were among those to post happy wedding stories and photos. But Patch found that not every town was jumping into the celebratory spirit — when contacted by a reporter, Point Pleasant borough officials “refused to say how many applications they’ve received, saying the material is not public information.” Westfield TAP reported that town officials were not issuing marriage licenses on Friday, while other towns provided such licenses despite directives from the state registrar not to do so.
A blog by former Star-Ledger staffer Bob Braun is going viral. The blog takes the Ledger to task for endorsing Chris Christie for governor while calling him a “catastrophe” on the environment, “”hostile” to the poor and middle class, as well as “sabotaging” affordable housing. Also on Sunday, Christie enjoyed the endorsement of Livingston High School, where he was inducted into the school’s hall of fame.
With less than a week to go to the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Patch is gearing up remembrance stories with a poll.
Our full roundup of the best local reporting this week in New Jersey:
Spirits Still Roam The Halls Of Old Elizabeth V. Edwards School In Barnegat Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch
Gay Couple Marries in Montclair in Midnight Ceremony Montclair Patch
Mayor DeLuca Performs Mass Wedding on Steps of Municipal Building Maplewood TAP
Brick Gets Five Same-Sex Marriage Applications; Point Boro Won’t Say Point Pleasant Patch
Westfield Not Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Westfield TAP
Westfield Issuing its First Same-sex Marriage Licenses Westfield TAP
Blum Receives Livingston’s First Same-Sex Marriage Application Livingston TAP
Gov. Christie inducted into Hometown High School Hall of Fame Livingston TAP
Elijah’s Promise’s Finston Announces New Phase of Journey to Help Those in Need New Brunswick Patch
Newark Teens Gain Professional Skills Through Summer Youth Work Program New Jersey Arts News
Barbara Buono Interview, Part 4: The Higher Education Crisis New Brunswick Today
Mayor and Council Quietly Approve $10,000 in Taxpayer Funds For Another Statue in Front of Heldrich Hotel New Brunswick Today
At Hack Jersey, Political Finance Laws, Campaign Spending Get Hacked NJ Tech Weekly
Preschool Advantage gala in Morris Township to celebrate young alumni Morristown Green*
Austrian Man Does More Than Just Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity The News of Salem County
SANDY POLL: How Are You Faring? Toms River Patch
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