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The best dancing during Prom 2018 in N.J. (PHOTOS)

As prom season winds down, NJ.com compiled a collection of some of the best dancing from prom attendees in 2018.

As prom season winds down, NJ.com compiled a collection of some of the best dancing from prom attendees in 2018.

BUY THESE PHOTOS

Are you one of the people pictured at this prom? Want to buy the photo and keep it forever? Look for the blue link "buy photo" below the photographer's credit to purchase the picture. You'll have the ability to order prints in a variety of sizes, or products like magnets, keychains, coffee mugs and more.

Be sure to check out the complete prom coverage at nj.com/prom.

Ed Murray may be reached at emurray@njadvancemedia.com. Follow Ed on Twitter at @EdMurrayphoto. Find NJ.COM on Facebook.



Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:30:28 UTC


Where to see Fourth of July 2018 fireworks in N.J.: A statewide guide

Where is the best place to see fireworks in New Jersey? What time does fireworks start? Fourth of July 2018 fireworks events and displays near you. This complete listing includes all 21 counties.



Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:01:26 UTC


Vintage photos of eateries and diners in N.J.

If you can't find something good to eat in New Jersey, you aren't hungry.

As if we needed to be told ... 50states.com tells us that "New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world." According to nj.com's own Pete Genovese, we have more than 600 diners to choose from.

The Cornelius Low House Museum in Piscataway hosted an exhibit on diners in 2015, and Mark Nonestied, the museum's division head of historic sites and history services, cited Michael Gabriele's 2013 book, "The History of Diners in New Jersey," to explain why New Jersey rules when it comes to diners.

636312477998277301-diner3.jpgThis classic diner table scene was part of the Low House exhibit on diners.

"Gabriele pointed out that New Jersey had a very early, highly developed transportation system. When people drove, they needed to stop and eat," he said. "Diners filled that need -- and our location between New York and Philadelphia along with this road network through New Jersey becomes part of the reason why there were so many."

The book also noted that the diner's success in New Jersey also had to do with people who lived in the state. That is, "Initially, when diners became popular, they were places where working class communities could get a good, cheap meal to eat at any time of the day. And New Jersey had a very diverse working-class population--and diners became that go-to place to get a good meal."

MORE: Vintage photos around New Jersey

As for the future of the diner, Nonestied remains optimistic: "I think there will always be a need for them. Diners reinvent themselves as society changes, and each time, they seem to find a way to keep up with the new pace of things--and flourish."

Just like the residents of the state that they call home.

Here's a gallery of vintage photos diners and eateries around New Jersey; if you don't see one of your favorites, check the links below to earlier galleries. And if you still don't see it ... send in a photo for our next gallery!

Vintage photos of N.J. diners

Vintage photos of diners in N.J.

Vintage photos of diners and eateries in NJ

Vintage photos of eclectic eats in N.J.

Greg Hatala may be reached at ghatala@starledger.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregHatala. Find Greg Hatala on Facebook.



Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:30:00 UTC


The best-dressed from N.J. prom season (PHOTOS)

As prom season winds down, NJ.com compiled a collection of some of the best dressed prom attendees from 2018.

As prom season winds down, NJ.com compiled a collection of some of the best dressed prom attendees from 2018.

BUY THESE PHOTOS

Are you one of the people pictured at this prom? Want to buy the photo and keep it forever? Look for the blue link "buy photo" below the photographer's credit to purchase the picture. You'll have the ability to order prints in a variety of sizes, or products like magnets, keychains, coffee mugs and more.

Be sure to check out the complete prom coverage at nj.com/prom.

Ed Murray may be reached at emurray@njadvancemedia.com. Follow Ed on Twitter at @EdMurrayphoto. Find NJ.COM on Facebook.



Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:45:46 UTC


Body of missing N.J. wrestling coach found along river as mystery deepens

The body of Edward Piccola was discovered Sunday in Clarke County, Virginia, after officials launched a search for the 36-year-old by air and ground near the Shenandoah River.

piccola.jpgEdward Piccola (Courtesy of Holly Piccola) 

Authorities on Tuesday confirmed a Hopatcong man missing for nearly three weeks was found dead along a Virginia river bank.

The body of Edward Piccola was discovered Sunday in Clarke County, Virginia, after officials launched a search for the 36-year-old by air and ground near the Shenandoah River.

The cause of death is suicide, according to Jennifer Starkey, a spokeswoman for the Virginia state Medical Examiner's Office.

In a statement announcing the discovery, the Page County Sheriff's Office offered "sincerest condolences" to the Piccola family.

"We are so thankful for all of the love and support we have received in the last 20 days. I wish the outcome had been different," his sister, Holly Piccola, said in a Facebook post. "I know Ed was loved by so many and that will bring my family and I something to hold onto in the difficult time."

"At some point we will plan a celebration of his life in NJ but for the moment we need to grieve his loss," she wrote.

Piccola, a former standout wrestler at Sparta High School who worked as a coach for Buxton Athletic Training Center in Randolph, was reportedly last seen at Krogh's Restaurant & Brew Pub in Sparta May 30. Family members filed a missing persons report after he didn't show up for work.

The missing man's car was found at a public boat landing in Luray, a town in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, on June 3, according to authorities.

Piccola had no known connections to the area in Virginia, Page County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tim Lansberry previously told NJ Advance Media.

Piccola was found along the banks of the Shenandoah River, Sumption said. Page County authorities initially described the location as a campsite.

He was spotted buying a kayak and camping gear in Luray, according to a report from Virginia television station WHSV. The region was hit by heavy rains and flooding, forcing officials to suspend their search.

Noah Cohen may be reached at ncohen@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @noahycFind NJ.com on Facebook.

 

 



Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:39:27 UTC