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City’s First Subway Car Found

City’s First Subway Car Found

The second week of June 1901 saw the formal opening of the City’s first subway- what was to become today’s Brown Line- a modest straight line connecting the old Central Depot (across from Old City Hall, now Ludlow Plaza Station) and the Ostahanoc River, taking in the Downtown/Central Corridor areas, as well as the bustling…

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Washed Up? Cranford Baths to be Remodeled

Washed Up? Cranford Baths to be Remodeled

Green Spaces, the city public parks action group, announced this week that the derelict Cranford Baths on the banks of the East Patterson River, a dozen miles north of the city center, will soon be converted into a public park and memorial space to open next year. The news comes as a relief to residents…

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Snapshots: Secession Day Parade (1940)

Snapshots: Secession Day Parade (1940)

A parade in Upper Carsonhurst, celebrating their vote for secession from the city in May, 1940. Two months later, a judge overturned the measure, ruling that the city’s 1919 annexation of the area was inviolable. The ensuing riots in July claimed the lives of two firefighters and three citizens. - RJ White.

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