The Newsroom At 55 Park Place – Chapter 15 – Truth To Power

 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 (1903-1984)

Twin boys, stillborn, (1965) 

Norman B. Tomlinson Jr (1927-2017)

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Chapter 15

Truth To Power

 As I sit here in the quite solitude of a 50’s newsroom reporting on journalism of the past, but with the ability to analyze the media of today, I find there are few reporters and more columnists and analyst’s commenting on hearsay all of whom have abdicated their reason for being — truth to power. Continue reading

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The Newsroom At 55 Park Place – Chapter 14 – McHale’s Navy

 

 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 (1903-1984)

Twin boys, stillborn, (1965) 

Norman B. Tomlinson Jr (1927-2017)

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Chapter 14

McHale’s Navy

 Shortly before I joined the Daily Record, I was finishing up a two-year tour of duty in the United States Navy. Continue reading

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The Newsroom At 55 Park Place – Chapter 13 – A Potpourri Of News Stories

 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 13

A Potpourri of News Stories

Bordello

The Internal Revenue Office in Morristown asked the desk for a reporter to go along with them on a raid to record a tax evasion charge . . . I happened to be in the newsroom. Continue reading

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The Newsroom At 55 Park Place – Chapter 12 – Vanderbilt-Twombly And Alwick Hall Estates

 

 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 12

Vanderbilt-Twombly And Alwick Hall Estates

Just a mile up the street from the 1,000-acre Dodge estate there was the Vanderbilt-Twombly estate called Florham, probably more opulent than any other estate on Millionaire row where at least five grand parties were held each year among the swells of Manhattan and Morristown. Continue reading

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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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