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A Great Reckoning. New York

Louise Penny. A Great Reckoning. New York: Minotaur Books, 2016. As reviewed by Ted Odenwald In Louise Penny’s most recent mystery novel, Armand Gamache had embraced retirement in the idyllic village of Three Pines, hoping to heal his wounded body and spirit. Betrayed and nearly killed by his superiors and […]

Blood in the Water

Heather Ann Thompson. Blood in the Water. New York: Pantheon Books, 2016 As reviewed by Ted Odenwald Forty-five years after the bloody retaking of Attica prison by New York State Police and correctional officers, new facts are emerging, though it is clear that many questions are still unanswered. Heather Ann […]

Pit bull Puppy Survives a 5-story fall

Pit bull Puppy Survives a 5-story fall Four Amazing Dog Stories of Hope & Recovery Oakland, NJ, A seven-month-old female pit bull jumped off the roof of a 5-story building in Bayonne this past week and amazingly survived. The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. (RBARI) got the call and immediately sprung […]

Barnstable Academy Celebrated National School Choice Week

Barnstable Academy Celebrated National School Choice Week with Special Food Drive Event Oakland, NJ – Barnstable Academy held a three-week Food Drive leading up to National School Choice Week. Barnstable’s Student Government researched a local organization in need of supplies and found The Jewish Family Services based out of Teaneck, […]

Alexander Hamilton

Ron Chernow. Alexander Hamilton. New York: Penguin Books, 2004. As Reviewed by Ted Odenwald Thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit, “Hamilton,” the biography which inspired that play has resurfaced as a must-read (or re-read) work. Ron Chernow’s methodical research and incisive analysis has produced a vivid portrait of the life […]