Tag Archives: New Jersey
chiclets

¿Sabías que Lopez de Santa Anna Introduced Adams to Chiclets?

While New Jersey native, and glass merchant, Thomas Adams can be credited with having patented the first chewing gum manufacturing machine back in 1884, it was through Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna that Adams first knew of “chicle”.  At the time, Thomas Adams worked as Santa Anna’s secretary when the Mexican leader visited New […]

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Paredes Family

Angelie’s Law Grants Family Comfort After Tragic Loss

A couple of months ago we wrote about how a community in Hudson County, N.J. rallied behind a young couple who lost their eight-month old baby, Angelie Paredes, to the hands of a distracted jitney bus driver yakking away on his cell. A jitney, or small commuter bus, can circulate in our area unregulated, in […]

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Union City Sign

Union City, NJ: A Once Troubled School District Thrives

By Victoria Cepeda It was the Fall of 1985 when I entered the Union City school district by enrolling at what was then Union Hill High School as a freshman. A foreign-born with few English words in my inventory but with a drive for learning surpassed only by some of my teachers’ determination not to […]

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