The Newsroom At 55 Park Place – Chapter 11 – #StayWoke

    The Newsroom At 55 Park Place

                                                               By Don Storch

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                                                       Books By Don Storch

                                              The Newsroom At 55 Park Place
                                                       Snakes in the Swamp
      If a Passive-Progressive Leads from behind he is a Double Oxymoron

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    Dedication

            This book is dedicated to my Mom and Dad, mentors of an only child, with daily memories of loving gratefulness, Viola Pauline (Helmstatt) Storch (1910 – 1969) and George John Storch (1903-1969)

                                                                       And To:

                                                       Norman B. Tomlinson Jr
                                                                   (1927-2017)

Chapter 11

#StayWoke

It’s not easy to stay woke in the silence of a morgue of a newsroom in which I sit and use to work. Continue reading

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The Newsroom At 55 Park Place – Chapter 10 – Alumni

Chapter 10

Morristown Daily Record Newsroom Alumni (1957 – 1961) Continue reading

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The Newsroom At 55 Park Place – Chapter 9 – We Interrupt This Story Line For Another Bulletin

    The Newsroom At 55 Park Place

                                                               By Don Storch

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                                                       Books By Don Storch

                                              The Newsroom At 55 Park Place
                                                       Snakes in the Swamp
      If a Passive-Progressive Leads from behind he is a Double Oxymoron

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    Dedication

            This book is dedicated to my Mom and Dad, mentors of an only child, with daily memories of loving gratefulness, Viola Pauline (Helmstatt) Storch (1910 – 1969) and George John Storch (1903-1969)

                                                                       And To:

                                                       Norman B. Tomlinson Jr
                                                                   (1927-2017)

Chapter 9

We Interrupt This Story Line for Another Bulletin

Once again, I’m in the empty newsroom, it’s quiet but I can hear the AP  ‘A’ wire stirring, the bells are coming to life, the paper roll begins to turn and the machine types and prints. Continue reading

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The Newsroom At 55 Park Place – Chapter 8 – Gilded Age Thwarts Morris (NJ) Jetport

                                              The Newsroom At 55 Park Place

                                                               By Don Storch

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                                                       Books By Don Storch

                                              The Newsroom At 55 Park Place
                                                       Snakes in the Swamp
      If a Passive-Progressive Leads from behind he is a Double Oxymoron

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    Dedication

            This book is dedicated to my Mom and Dad, mentors of an only child, with daily memories of loving gratefulness, Viola Pauline (Helmstatt) Storch (1910 – 1969) and George John Storch (1903-1969)

                                                                       And To:

                                                       Norman B. Tomlinson Jr
                                                                   (1927-2017)

                                                                      Chapter 8

                                        Gilded Age Money, Influence Thwarted                                                                                       Planned Morris (NJ) Jetport

          In a bar at the Dorado Beach Hotel in Puerto Rico two men were having a late night libation.

            One was a reporter, who could handle his booze, the other a politician who may not have been able to do the same and was leaking a blockbuster of a story that would have a major impact on Morris County New Jersey and the area in which I covered. Continue reading

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The Newsroom At 55 Park Place – Chapter 7 – It Just Couldn’t Happen – But It Did

The Newsroom At 55 Park Place

By Don Storch

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Books By Don Storch

The Newsroom At 55 Park Place
Snakes in the Swamp
If a Passive-Progressive Leads from behind he is a Double Oxymoron

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Dedication

            This book is dedicated to my Mom and Dad, mentors of an only child, with daily memories of loving gratefulness, Viola Pauline (Helmstatt) Storch (1910 – 1969) and George John Storch (1903-1969)

                                                                       And To:

Norman B. Tomlinson Jr

(1927-2017)

Chapter 7

It Just Couldn’t Happen – But It Did

          I worked late last night and was at home when the phone rang. It was Herb the News Editor, “Don, a train went off an open drawbridge in Bayonne . . . get on the scene. I asked whether it was a passenger train or a freight train, “We don’t know, just head to the scene. Continue reading

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The Newsroom At 55 Park Place – Chapter 6 – ‘It Was Johnny’s Dream Car’

The Newsroom At 55 Park Place

By Don Storch

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Books By Don Storch

The Newsroom At 55 Park Place
Snakes in the Swamp
If a Passive-Progressive Leads from behind he is a Double Oxymoron

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Dedication

            This book is dedicated to my Mom and Dad, mentors of an only child, with daily memories of loving gratefulness, Viola Pauline (Helmstatt) Storch (1910 – 1969) and George John Storch (1903-1969)

                                                                       And To:

Norman B. Tomlinson Jr

(1927-2017)

    Chapter 6

                                                    It Was Johnny’s Dream Car

            Death never stopped the news from flowing, and Norman would have wanted the story to go on.  So, I will continue from where he became the news to the past of my ‘war stories’ because he always told his reporters, “That journalists should tell the story, not be the story.”  Continue reading

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The Newsroom At 55 Park Place – Chapter 5 – Bulletin

The Newsroom At 55 Park Place

By Don Storch

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Books By Don Storch

The Newsroom At 55 Park Place
Snakes in the Swamp
If a Passive-Progressive Leads from behind he is a Double Oxymoron

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Dedication

            This book is dedicated to my Mom and Dad, mentors of an only child, with daily memories of loving gratefulness, Viola Pauline (Helmstatt) Storch (1910 – 1969) and George John Storch (1903-1969)

                                                                       And To:

Norman B. Tomlinson Jr

(1927-2017)

                                                                    Chapter 5

                                                                     Bulletin

          As I sat alone in the newsroom with empty desks, old typewriters, absent of people, the AP ‘A’ wire came to life and bells started ringing singling a bulletin.

            I got up from my desk tore the story away from the teletype machine, the headline read: Norman B. Tomlinson Jr., Dead At 90. Continue reading

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The Newsroom At 55 Park Place – Chapter 4 – Teacher Good American

The Newsroom At 55 Park Place

By Don Storch

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Books By Don Storch

The Newsroom At 55 Park Place
Snakes in the Swamp
If a Passive-Progressive Leads from behind he is a Double Oxymoron

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Dedication

            This book is dedicated to my Mom and Dad, mentors of an only child, with daily memories of loving gratefulness, Viola Pauline (Helmstatt) Storch (1910 – 1969) and George John Storch (1903-1969)

                                                                       And To:

Norman B. Tomlinson Jr

(1927-2017)

Chapter 4

       Teacher Good American

     After 12 days of investigation by the Hanover Park Regional Board of Education it was shown that, “Miss Le-Moyne Goodman is in every way a good American.” She was asked to return to her English teaching position.

            Nevertheless, she decided to hold to her plan to resign.  Continue reading

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The Newsroom At 55 Park Place – Chapter 3 – Local Journalism

The Newsroom At 55 Park Place

By Don Storch

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Books By Don Storch

The Newsroom At 55 Park Place
Snakes in the Swamp
If a Passive-Progressive Leads from behind he is a Double Oxymoron

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Dedication

            This book is dedicated to my Mom and Dad, mentors of an only child, with daily memories of loving gratefulness, Viola Pauline (Helmstatt) Storch (1910 – 1969) and George John Storch (1903-1969)

                                                                       And To:

Norman B. Tomlinson Jr

(1927-2017)

 Chapter 3 

Local Journalism

            Local journalism can be boring, covering borough council meetings, township committees, board of education, zoning board of adjustments and planning boards.  Out of all these meetings news most often comes out of the zoning board of adjustments.

            Most residents of these suburban communities have little concept about the form of government under which they live. Continue reading

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The Newsroom At 55 Park Place – Chapter 2. – The Beginning

The Newsroom At 55 Park Place


By Don Storch

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Books By Don Storch

The Newsroom At 55 Park Place
Snakes in the Swamp
If a Passive-Progressive Leads from behind he is a Double Oxymoron

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Dedication

            This book is dedicated to my Mom and Dad, mentors of an only child, with daily memories of loving gratefulness, Viola Pauline (Helmstatt) Storch (1910 – 1969) and George John Storch (1903-1969)

                                                                       And To:

Norman B. Tomlinson Jr

(1927-2017)

The following is Chapter 2 The Beginning  

Chapter 2

The Beginning

 

            And, so where do I begin, yes in the beginning.

            The second and North turn of the Tri-City Stadium race track in Irvington NJ was not visible because of a fence, but I could see the rest of the track from the bedroom of the apartment in which I grew-up as an only child. Continue reading

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