Featured Journal Articles

A Valentine for Veterans

Dear Veteran, First of all, Happy Valentine’s day and I hope your day is full of appreciation and love. There is no explaining the courage and patriotism you have. The way you sacrificed so much, and knowing you could sacrifice even more, it was important to protect your county. That […]

Redesign of Bush Plaza Moving Forward 2

Station Park – Oakland’s Next GREAT Idea During the December 7 council meeting a new plan for a redesign of Bush Plaza, which hopes to kick-start a long awaited downtown beautification venture was co-presented by the Community of Commerce and the Oakland Recreation Commission. The chairmen of both organizations, Peter […]

Losing Friends over this Election 2

By Charlie McCormick A new Monmouth University poll is attracting national headlines because it shows that the vitriol of the 2016 election cycle is causing people to lose friendships – and not just friends on Facebook. The headlines are a bit misleading. While 7% of the people say they have […]

The History of the Famous Seel’s Bar and Its Demise 10

By Kevin Heffernan The mention of Seel’s Bar and Grill to most current Oakland residents will most likely result in questioning stare. Seel’s? Huh? What? Where? Well, unless you lived in Oakland prior to 1957, it’s entirely understandable that you might not have ever heard of it. But I assure […]

Donald Trump: The Real Republican 3

Disclaimer: The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the author and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of The Oakland Journal. Donald Trump: The Real Republican By Mike Guadagnino IV Like all politicians, Donald Trump manages to garner both […]