In 1896, Essex County purchased 325 acres of farmland on the border of Verona and Cedar Grove to establish what was then being referred to as the Essex County Asylum for the Insane. Upon its opening, the facility came to be known as Overbrook, due to its positioning just above the Peckman River. Buildings quickly sprang up as part of this complex in close proximity to Fairview Avenue, which was then a dirt road that served as the main thoroughfare of Overbrook.
Greystone Becomes “Gravestone”
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Opened in 1737 by John Sutton as the Stage House Inn, the tavern served the community as a meeting place for local government and became a central location during the Revolutionary War for patriot conscription. Operated by over two dozen inn keepers in the 18th and 19th century, the Stage House has continued to serve customers and the Scotch Plains community for nearly 280 years.
Over the years Weird NJ had received reports sporadically from the West Milford area of sightings of non-indigenous species of animals, such as monkeys and kangaroos, roaming the woods there. It was always rumored that these were the descendants of escapees from Jungle Habitat. Still, for some reason we never though to actually go to the site of the old abandoned park until this new tip came in.
Towns and police departments all across the U.S. are participating in National Night Out! Spend a safe and exciting evening with members of your community. Play games, listen to music, and learn about your local law enforcement. National Night Out is great for children and adults alike!
Cedar Grove Community Park
Sponsored by the Police Department and the Cedar Grove Municipal Alliance Committee, this event features free food & drinks, music, and amusements for children, including rides, a petting zoo and pony rides. Admission is free.
Celebrate National Night Out in Fairfield with delicious food, DJ music, prizes, and a whole lot of fun all night long.
Glen Ridge Community Pool
Bring your bathing suit and have some fun with members of your community and the Glen Ridge Police Department. Swim, play games, and eat hot dogs, hamburgers, and ice pops. Two senior parking passes will be raffled off at the event.
Robert H. Harp Drive
Enjoy a family-friendly night of fun hosted by the Livingston Police Department. With games, rides, music, karaoke, food, a helicopter landing, giveaways, and safety demonstrations all taking place, you'll want to bring the whole family. Keep an eye out for a visit from McGruff the Crime Dog!
Feature music, food, bounce houses, and more, Maplewood's National Night Out is a great opportunity to get to know the Police Department while having a blast with your children, friends, and family.
South Park Street
Join Montclair's police department for a great night out with the entire community. Face painting, music from a DJ, bounce houses, interactive activities, and emergency vehicles with their equipment will round out the fun time.
There's something for everyone at South Orange's National Night Out– live music from "Aisle Five," giveaways and freebies, food truck vendors, a Kids Zone with bounce houses, water slides, activities, and even more. End the night with watching a showing of Disney's "Moana."
How oftten do you watch those HGTV house-flipping shows and think, "I could do that"? The stars of Property Brothers, Flip or Flop, Flip This House, and the other shows make it look so easy.
12 Adams Street is currently for-sale, after being purchased from an estate in 2014. Click here to see all of the updated pictures.
In 1896, Essex County officials designated 325 acres of land as the new location of the Essex County Asylum for the Insane. Located in what was then Verona and is now Cedar Grove, the facility housed mentally ill patients who required daily care. The site was selected due to its remote, high altitude location, which, it was believed, could provide a healthy, peaceful setting for patients to rehabilitate in.
Here is a 1972 picture of the Plainfield, New Jersey, fire headquarters, located at 315 Central Avenue.
This classic view of Plainfield's historic Fire HQ was taken by Thom Lowe in 1972. (Image courtesy Plainfield Public Library.)
Despite receiving 22 offers, these home owners didn't take the highest.
With this weekend's estimated Mega Millions lottery jackpot to be $217 million, ticket buyers may want to think about what they are going to do with their winnings.
Summer temperatures are sizzling, and a pool in your backyard is a great way to beat the heat. Check out these Montclair for-sale homes with private cool-down "landscaping", and click here to see all of the homes for sale in Montclair.
tressrealty.kwrealty.com/listings/areas/36099With the heat wave here in Edison, how are you beating the high temps? Check out the pools in these houses for sale , and click here for all of the properties for sale in Edison.
With the summer heat comes some sizzling housing choices in Mountainside. Check out these new entrants in the For-Sale Market, and click here for all of the home currently listed for sale in Mountainside.
With the summer heat comes some sizzling housing choices in Frenchtown. Check out these new entrants into the For-Sale market, and click here for all of the homes for sale in Frenchtown.
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