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Leo the Lion: King of the Gillette Jungle

Almost anyone who has watched an MGM movie or television show has heard the roar of Leo the Lion just before the camera fades into the main event. You’d think that such a Hollywood icon would rate a burial in La La Land, but in Leo’s case, that’s not so. And thus begins the lion’s tale… Continue reading

Ghosts of the Essex & Sussex Hotel, Spring Lake

The Essex & Sussex Hotel in Spring Lake was a Jersey Shore icon and one of the New Jersey’s last grand old hotels by the sea. Enormous, yet elegant, the landmark building still towers over all others around it today, offering its resident ghosts more than ample room to move around and haunt to their spirited hearts’ content. Continue reading

The Satellite Lounge

Photos by Josh Blaine / joshblaine.com It sat abandoned for nearly two decades, a sprawling single-story building surrounded by the sea of an aged asphalt parking lot with grass and tall weeds growing up through its myriad of cracks. Inside … Continue reading

Deathstyles AC’s Performing Pets

It’s not unusual to find the occasional cemetery coexisting with homes in suburban New Jersey neighborhoods; it’s the byproduct of human history combined with an ever-growing living population that sucks up every remaining spot of Garden State real estate. It … Continue reading

A Nightmare Before Christmas in Trenton

Three days before Christmas, Jean strangled her 78-year-old mother to death in their home. Standing over Julia Zelinsky’s body, Jean took a kitchen knife and decapitated her. Tossing the head into a plastic shopping bag, Jean got into her car and headed straight for Trenton – but not before stopping to wave to a neighbor. Continue reading

O Tuckerton Tannenbaum, O Tuckerton Tannenbaum

There’s a desolate five-mile stretch of narrow asphalt known as Great Bay Boulevard located in Tuckerton that leads southeast out of Mystic Island across an expansive salt marsh. But it is here, somewhere along the barren and featureless expanse, that you will find an unlikely symbol of warmth and greeting during the holiday season: A fully decorated Christmas tree. Continue reading