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Mae Yanowitz, former HPHS English teacher, dies at the age of 98

Mae Yanowitz, 98, former Highland Park High School English teacher and department head, died on December 1, 2017 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, New York. Born Mae Merrell, September 5, 1919, in her family home at 162 West 2nd Street in Mount Vernon, N.Y., she was the middle of five daughters and the last to survive. On March 2, 1941, she married Edward Yanowitz in the room where she was born. They were married for 62 years, until his death on November 28, 2003. Upon Ed’s return from the army in 1946, he and Mae moved from NYC to South Jersey, using the GI bill to start a chicken farm. READ MORE

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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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