‘Perfecting’ her craft in the movies

A native North Arlington daughter hopes to make an impact in the movie industry with the premiere of “Little Miss Perfect” at the Irvine International Film Festival in California on Jan. 21. Billed as a “dark drama/ thriller,” and nominated as the Best Feature Film in the festival, it… Continue Reading

Kearny native competing for ‘Top Chef’

Karen Akunowicz remembers making an apron in the seventh-grade at Lincoln School in home economics class back in 1991. “We used sewing machines to make them,” she said. “It was some kind of zebra pattern.” What she somehow couldn’t recall — at first — was that making those aprons… Continue Reading