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At Home with Angie – Make Those Masonry Repairs Sooner than Later

At Home with Angie – Make Those Masonry Repairs Sooner than Later
BY ANGELA DAIDONE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

(At Home with Angie, written by Angela Daidone, will feature New Jersey contractors who can provide simple tips for caring for your home and property.)

The winter season has finally ended. But with the spring thaw may come a host of problems around your home that suffered the effects of harsh winds, near-record snowfall and polar temps.

Once the mounds of snow were gone from my yard, I discovered that the small retaining wall next to the driveway was in bad shape: crumbling, loose bricks and an obvious shift of the wall itself. My mason Sal advised that the weight of the snow and ice, chopping with the wrong tool and using a very corrosive salt-based ice melt really damaged the wall, which was years-old to begin with and already showing signs of wear.

 

Adopt Adult Cats: Their Maturity is a Bonus

Adopt Adult Cats: Their Maturity is a Bonus
BY PAT SUMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY: PETS

They’re fluffy, wide-eyed, cuddly, playful and adorable: kittens. Even the word is appealing: kittens!

They’re all over the internet, and soon they’l...

26-Foot Marilyn Monroe Statue Coming to New Jersey

26-Foot Marilyn Monroe Statue Coming to New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A statue designed by a New Jersey born artist is coming home.

Forever Marilyn, a sculpture based on a photograph of Marilyn Monroe from the 1955 film “The Seven Year Itc...

Star-Ledger, NJ.Com Make Layoffs; Offers Made to Remaining Journalists

Star-Ledger, NJ.Com Make Layoffs; Offers Made to Remaining Journalists
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The largest newspaper in New Jersey is cutting back about 25 percent of its workforce.

Star-Ledger officials are looking to consolidate services for the publications the...

Tweet About Principal Gets N.J. Student Banned From Prom

Tweet About Principal Gets N.J. Student Banned From Prom
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Free speech in and out of the classroom is in question at a southern New Jersey high school.

A Sterling High School student is suing the district for violation of her Fi...

3 Reasons Teresa Giudice Wants Cash Only

3 Reasons Teresa Giudice Wants Cash Only
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Is “Do as I say, not as I do” being practiced by Teresa Giudice? That will be for a courtroom to decide later.

But the Real Housewives of New Jersey actress, who recentl...

Sightings of Stephen King's 'Demon Clown' in the Area

Sightings of Stephen King's 'Demon Clown' in the Area
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Pennywise the Clown became known from the Stephen King book “It.” Pennywise was a demon who turned himself into things based on people’s deepest rooted fears.

A lot of t...

Congressmen Step Up to Protect LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination

Congressmen Step Up to Protect LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination
BY RAYMOND ZACCARO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), along with 47 Senators and 148 Representatives, sent a letter to President Barack Obama cal...

8 Reasons N.J. Police Flock to Funeral Business

8 Reasons N.J. Police Flock to Funeral Business
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Many police officers gain a wealth of experience and knowledge in their career that can continue to benefit the public after they retire.

A lot of them turn to security ...

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