Milestones

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Memorial for Anita Solomon October 17

A memorial commemorating and celebrating the life of Anita Solomon will be held at the house of her son, Randall Solomon, on October 17, 2015 in Highland Park, NJ. Friends, family, and well-wishers are invited to come anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. A short program will begin at 1 p.m. READ MORE

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No glad goodbye, but rather a fond farewell to Israel Soto

The Highland Park School community on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 said an official farewell to Acting Superintendent Israel Soto with statements representing a gamut of emotions: humor, sadness, wisdom, respect – infused with a deep love. In the two years he was affiliated with the district, he was an atmospheric vacuum cleaner sucking up the negativity. READ MORE

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Funeral and vistation scheduled for State Trooper Anthony Raspa – open to the public

Update: The Raspa family would like the funeral on Thursday, June 4 to be open to the public. The initial information from the State Police indicated a closed funeral, but apparently that only applied to the media. The Planet just confirmed this information with the most recent State Police update. Visitation is on June 3, Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Law enforcement agencies are welcome to send members to join funeral detail. Official Obituary appears in “Milestones.” READ MORE

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Anthony A. Raspa:Proud state trooper, lifelong Highland Park resident, died May 30, 2015. He was devoted to his beloved family and loyal to his many friends

Anthony A. Raspa Proud State trooper was devoted to his beloved family and loyal to his many friends Anthony A. Raspa of Highland Park, N.J., died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, N.J. He was 24 years old. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at St. Matthias Church, 170 JFK Boulevard, Somerset, N.J. 08873. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Burial will follow in St. READ MORE

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