July 19, 2004

More Jersey Stuff.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:53 pm

Check out “Six Things You Don’t Know About New Jersey.”

Actually, if you’ve been coming around here for a while, the article could be called “Four Things You Don’t Know About New Jersey.” because I’ve previously gone on about not having to pump our own gas and the seeingly eternal “What Exit?” joke.

Via Angelleyeze. Oh, and please take a moment to fill out her questionnaire that will form the basis of her Master’s Degree thesis.

Law, “Down Neck” Style, in Iraq.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:40 pm

I came across an article about Paul Bergrin, a Brooklyn-born lawyer who practices in the Ironbound section of Newark (called, “Down Neck”** by folks from around here) who is representing Javal Davis, one of the six soldiers charged in the Abu Ghraib Prison “scandal.” No stranger to the military, Mr. Bergrin holds the rank of Major in the Army Reserves. Mr. Bergrin’s particulars are here and those of his firm are here.

This could be interesting. Stay tuned.

**A colorful and still-vibrant section of Newark in which I was born and spent my earliest years, as well as a good deal of my time through my adulthood, because my grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins (including Cousin Jack) lived there through the sixties. The referenced site was maintained by Doris Campbell Hector, who passed away on June 2, 2002 at age 81.

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