But that’s because I’m a New Jersey expatriate who still yearns for those sometimes sketchy-looking Jersey dives. No matter how unappealing their exteriors, they could produce everything from a simple English muffin and coffee to a full-on, meat-heavy meal. Which brings me to the "signature carving board" at the City Diner.
A friend of 25-year-old Jonathan Johnson, who police say fired a gun at a motel clerk before killing himself in a Midtown Anchorage street early Sunday, wants people to know more about him than just his final minutes.
As fans from around the world raise money for displaced mushers, a group called Willow Community Rebuild Project has rallied a local volunteer force of about 150 people and major amounts of material and equipment to build homes for at least seven families devastated by the fire.
Anchorage’s police dispatch and record-keeping computer systems are showing their age and the city is embarking on a major push to modernize them with interactive software that could someday connect to residents’ smartphones.