Your Favorite Valley Girl Quoted in the Star Ledger about Highland Avenue Station


Waiting for the train – station – in Orange 

Patricia Rogers, a Valley resident for the past two years, said she is looking for a “kind of cosmopolitan” lifestyle that would allow her to grab a bite to eat at the train station if it had an eatery.

As an aspiring writer – she blogs about the Valley at – Rogers said amenities and additional train service would definitely attract more out-of-town visitors.

“It’s very hard for me to get my friends from Harlem to come out here to Jersey,” Rogers said.  “They think it’s far, but it’s not.”

Hint, hint to NJ Transit.

Last week at ValleyArts Artful Forum, the topic of the Highland Avenue train station came up. As it does at every one of these meetings. Star-Ledger columnist, Barry Carter asked me a couple questions about how I felt about the delay of the station revamp. I was excited to give him my take, being that I moved to the Valley as a working artist and commute frequently to from New York City via NJ Transit.

Read the rest of the article here:

Thank you, Barry, for asking my opinion! I want to spread the word about the Valley as much as I can.


Written by Patricia Rogers

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