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Picnic Halted As Jealous Man Murders Pal at Turkey Point, 1939

(The Afro-American, 8/2/1930) 20-Year-Old Youth is Nearly Decapitated by Friend. What was intended to be a happy event when a number of former high school students gave a bathing party, was turned into tragedy when Robert Turner, 20, 2102 Division … Continue reading

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Giant Hardshell Crab

Norris Seafood, Sue Grove Road.

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Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Department Sign, 1940s

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Jolly Four Park: Essex’s Secret African-American 1930s Nightclub

One of those Essex urban legends that my late mother Jackie Nickel was never able to verify concerned the existence of a secret African-American speakeasy/nightclub/picnic pavilion/swim club off of Back River Neck Road in Essex. There’s the remnants of a … Continue reading

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