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New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum in Newark through January

New Jersey’s Hall of Fame is a digital collection of New Jersey citizens – past and present – who have made contributions to society and the world. Nominees are elected to the Hall of Fame by public vote in the categories of Arts and Entertainment, Enterprise, Historical, Sports, and General, and an Induction Ceremony occurs once a year. Now in its sixth year, the Hall of Fame has more than 60 members including:

  • Grover Cleveland
  • Whitney Houston
  • Joe Piscopo
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Christopher Reeve
  • Tony Bennett
  • John Travolta
  • Danny DeVito
  • Frankie Valli
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Jon Bon Jovi 
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Shaquille O’Neal
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Buzz Aldrin
  • Clara Barton
  • Yogi Berra
  • Thomas Edison
  • Albert Einstein
  • Vince Lombardi
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Meryl Streep
  • Harriet Tubman

 

The digital collection is complemented by a mobile museum enclosed in a 53 foot long double expandable trailer which expands to 850 square feet that is nearly 14 feet high. Inside, there are multimedia exhibitions about how New Jersey Hall of Fame inductees have made a difference as innovators and leaders.  The mobile museum travels throughout the State.

You can see the mobile museum from now until January 26th at the Newark Museum at 49 Washington Street in Newark. On January 28th, it will be part of Super Bowl festivities at the Prudential Center at 165 Mulberry Street in Newark. To see a complete schedule, click here.

 

Dear TZ – How can I commute to New York City from Union County?

DEAR TZ – CAN I COMMUTE TO NYC FROM UNION COUNTY?

Dear TZ,

I have a job in New York City and I don’t want to move to Union County if the commute is going to be too difficult. What are the commuting options into the City from Union County?

Thanks,

Subway SalFile:New Jersey Transit GE P40DC 4800.jpg

Dear Sal,

Obviously the ease of your commute will be a huge factor in your decision about where to move.  Fortunately for you Union County is ideal for the NYC commuter.  In fact many all the towns in the county have easy access to NYC either by rail or bus.

The current downside is that the rail line (the Raritan Valley Line) only runs to Newark during the week. But a quick train change in Newark (either NJT or PATH) and you’re in the city in no time. There is talk of a new type of locomotive that will allow the trains on the Raritan Valley Line to go to Penn Station. The current issue is that the Raritan Valley trains are Diesel powered and all trains going thru Penn Station are powered by electicity. The new locomotives being proposed run on diesel (when there’s no power lines) or electicity. So when the plan is approved the trains will be diesel powered to Newark and then electically powered to NYC. When that does happen you won’t need to change trains. There has not been a date or funding approved for the dual mode locomotives at this time.

There are also a multitude of bus stops that will bring you to Port Authority near Times Square.  From there you can walk, take a cab or subway to your destination.

Both trains and buses are operated by New Jersey Transit.

Ask your REALTOR(R) for an Transit schedule and map to assist you in your search.

Best of luck!

– Wayne and Jean

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