Featured Journal Articles

The Bridge Man Cometh

Dave Frieder has been photographing the bridges of New York City since 1993. Due to his fearlessness of heights, Dave Frieder’s Bridge photographs are from a “bird’s-eye view” . His work on this long-term bridge project put him in touch with the Port Authority of NY / NJ, Triborough Bridge […]

Help us help Joey

Oakland, N.J., September 16, 2015 – Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc, rescued an extremely sick dog and is hoping you can help. Joey was found wandering as a stray on the inner city streets of a very tough neighborhood. When Joey came to us he was in horrible shape and […]


Courage is not the absence of fear, as many children might think. Rather, courage is how we cope with fears in the face of challenges. As parents and mentors, it’s important that we let children know that everyone gets scared sometimes. For many of the students  at Rising Phoenix Martial […]

Local Photographer’s Work Goes to International Exhibition

Jim DeLillo, a travel adventure, and tourism photographer is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography. A photograph created by Jim DeLillo of Oakland, NJ has recently been accepted into the General Collection of Professional Photographers of America’s 2015 International Photographic Competition. DeLillo’s work will be on display at […]

Powerful Words – Courtesy

This month at Rising Phoenix Martial Arts & Fitness, the school will be focusing on a very powerful word…courtesy. Oftentimes, people refer to courtesy as simply a way to be polite, however there is so much more to this powerful word. People who show courtesy are thoughtful and think before […]