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New Jersey Monthly Magazine
Staab, Amanda

Apples A Plenty: Afternoons at Melick's Town Farm

One of the state's largest apple growers, Melick's Town Farm in Califon offers wagon rides and good times for the whole family. more

Every Picture Tells a Story: Souvenir Photos

Vacationers get ready for their closeups at Wildwood’s Antique Images. more

Maui Wowwee! Wildwood's Wacky Weiners

This Wildwood hot dog hut gives the classic weiner a gourmet twist. more

Sam's Vs. Mack's: The Great Wildwood Pizza Debate

What's your pizza joint of choice? We took to the Wildwood boards to settle the age-old question: Sam's Pizza Palace or Mack's Pizza? more

Of Asanas and Sons: A Yogi Parenting Book

The memoir of yoga enthusiast Brian Leaf, "Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi," amusingly documents his quest to be a centered dad. more

Laurie Berkner Band Brings Smiles to Morristown

Princeton native and children's entertainer Laurie Berkner stopped in Morristown for a playful performance. more

Jersey Works: Where the Jobs Are

While the state lags others in job growth, many NJ companies are hiring. We tell you which skills are in demand—and why. more

Man With a Plan: Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

Data-obsessed and bent on efficiency, new mayor Steven Fulop moves aggressively to implement his vision for Jersey City. more

Science That Excites: Adventure at the Liberty Science Center

Under its dynamic new director, Liberty Science Center goes for the gusto to engage body and mind. more

Family Business Awards Semifinalists Revenue Up To $10 Million

The semifinalists with revenue up to $10 million. more

Family Business Awards Finalists Revenue Up To $10 Million

The finalist for businesses with revenue up to $10 million. more

Shining On: Hamilton Jewelers

The Siegel family’s jewelry trade mints success by blending heritage with luxury. more

The World—As She Sees It

Caldwell artist Lisa Palombo uses bright, bold color, contrast and texture to bring her impressionist paintings to life. more

Vaccines For Life

Modern medicine provides inoculations against disease for each stage of life. Here’s what you need to know about the shots that can help keep your family healthy. more

Three A's Olde Bar & Grill

Can't find parking on or near Hoboken's busy main drag, Washington Street? Head six blocks west to Three A's Olde Bar & Grill. Not only is parking easier but the food is good and the vibe friendly. more

Upper Saddle River: New Jersey's Most Affluent Town

Situated just south of the New York border, Upper Saddle River is a five-square-mile town whose residents—many of whom are doctors, Wall Street professionals and successful entrepreneurs—are the most affluent in New Jersey, with a median household income of $180,429. more

Seeds of Hope: Empowering Individuals

Marvin Smith has spent hundreds of hours working with the Literacy Volunteers of Union County, a non-profit dedicated to helping adults improve their reading, writing, and speaking skills. more

Oakland: Best Place to Live for Young Families

Located on the western edge of Bergen County, Oakland is woodsy and a bit remote, but its midsize homes, good schools and low crime rate make it popular with young families. more

Hoboken: Best Place to Live for Singles

Hoboken simply buzzes with life. With easy access to public transportation and a plethora of restaurants and bars, Hoboken has been transformed from a blue-collar town to a bedroom community for young, professional singles. more

Mendham: The Borough Tops Our List of NJ Towns

It’s not unusual for folks in Mendham Borough to lend their neighbors a hand. But more than the Morris County town’s strong sense of community makes it number one in New Jersey Monthly’s 2013 Top Towns survey. more

Waterfront Guys: Friendhip Forged by the Sea

Two men, separated by the years, are reconnected by a love of the sea. more

Doodle Art for Charity

Most of us doodle to pass the time. Bergen County resident John Rosica doodles to do good.


Moth Week Takes Wing

Jul 20-28: The Garden State has more than 3,000 species of moths, and they will be in the spotlight during National Moth Week. more

Top Dentist: Dr. Jeffrey C. Elbaum

Dr. Jeffrey C. Elbaum, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Offices: Freehold, Hazlet, Jackson and Ocean In practice: 18 Years more

Top Dentist: Dr. Michael Gruber

Dr. Michael Gruber, General Dentist Office: Parsippany In practice: 33 Years more

Top Dentist: Dr. Tracy R. Ginsburg

Dr. Tracy R. Ginsburg, Periodontist Office: Warren In practice: 14 Years more

Top Dentist: Dr. Eric Sacks

Dr. Eric Sacks, Orthodontist Offices: Livingston and Old Bridge In practice: 7 Years more

Top Dentist: Dr. Sujean Oh

Dr. Sujean Oh, Endodontist Offices: Hawthorne, Ho-Ho-Kus, Oradell and Wyckoff In practice: 14 Years more

Top Dentist: Dr. Michael Lateiner

Dr. Michael Lateiner, Pediatric Dentist Office: Newton In practice: 6 Years more

Inside the Modern Dental Office

We are witnessing a revolution in dentistry. Today’s dentists are armed with diagnostic tools and computer-aided techniques that help them detect dental problems and achieve improved results. more

AC's New Parrothead Perch

Resorts Casino Hotel teams up with the Jimmy Buffett brand to bring Margaritaville to an historic Shore destination. more

The Pull-Out Couch: Shore Motel Memories Change for New Mom

Baby’s first trip down the Shore awakens her mom’s memories of sand, surf and pesky mattress springs. more

A Good Run is Hard to Find

While some people go back home for a favorite meal, I go for my favorite run.


Power to the Pantry: Jersey-Made Products Abound

Jersey foods fill the shelves. more

Food and Beer: Perfect Pairings

Experts from around the state share their knowledge about food and beer pairings to help us find the perfect combinations. more

What Makes A Beer Expert?

Were you aware that a certified beer expert is known as a Cicerone? We explain how a person becomes one, and how this level of expertise impacts the hospitality and beverage industries. more

New Jersey Polar Bears Care

Tired of winter sweaters? Strip down to your skivvies for a good cause at the 20th annual Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey on Saturday, February 23 at Pier Village in Long Branch.


Next Stop: Harrison

The little ethnic enclave a stone’s throw from Newark is becoming Jersey’s latest hotbed for urban redevelopment. more

Beer Appreciation 101

Mastering the art of storing, pouring, savoring and pairing your favorite brew. more

A Doctor's Dilemma: The Promise Of Stardust

In The Promise of Stardust, a neurosurgeon struggles to confront the reality of his wife's coma while contemplating what can be done about it. more

The Hudson Challenge: Are Critical Infrastructure Upgrades Overdue?

On Jersey’s Gold Coast, aging infrastructure can no longer be ignored. more

Stir Crazy: Campbell Soup Company

The Campbell Soup Company may no longer produce massive quantities of soup at its Camden location, but it's still a major player on the local scene. more

Go, Katie, Go!

Her enthusiasm is boundless—and contagious. “I lost my voice from screaming so much,” Bernardsville native Katie Meyler told us after her foundation, More Than Me, won $1 million during Chase Bank’s American Giving Awards, televised on NBC Saturday night. She said More Than Me will use the money to build a boarding school for impoverished girls in Liberia.


Stir It Up With Jersey Vodka

Facts, history, and general information about vodka brands produced right here in the Garden State. more

Her Big Idea Is A Winner: A Morristown Teen's Invention Offers Hope

A Morristown High School senior finds an innovative way to make the world smaller...and healthier. more

All Mixed Up: Bartending Classes Serve Up The Fun

It takes knowledge, rhythm and two strong wrists to ply the bartender’s trade. more

A Better Way To Give: An Innovative Twist On The Traditional Food Drive

A Mendham-based company offers a modern take on the traditional food drive. more

The Little Radio That Could

Sometimes it takes a hurricane—or “Frankenstorm”—to remind us that cell phones and Wi-Fi and even cable TV are luxuries.


Making It Through Hurricane Sandy

The morning before Hurricane Sandy, my husband and I debated staying home in Hoboken. We had evacuated for Tropical Storm Irene last year, but that proved unnecessary. This time around, we didn’t want to panic.


Visiting Hoboken’s Past—and Mine

If all the bars and restaurants in Hoboken were a family, Helmers’ would be the patriarch. The German restaurant has been part of the local fabric for more than 70 years, surviving the city’s ups and downs. It is also part of my family’s history, and without it, I am not sure we would have made it in this country.


Choosing A Doc: Know Your ABCs

The complex and confusing alphabet soup of degrees and titles doctors attach to their names presents a challenge for consumers. Here’s our guide to decoding them. more

Shut Out: A Police Officer's Widow Searches For Answers To A Tragedy

The widow of a cop gunned down in a raid hits a wall when she tries to learn why the tragedy happened. more

New Light on Hoboken's Past: A Look Back at The Great Depression

Author Holly Metz's book Killing the Poormaster: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption and Murder in the Great Depression offers a glimpse of Garden State history. more

A Haunting Encounter: When Ghosts Berate The Unsuspecting

I am still not sure what happened in the ladies’ room that night. more

In The Mood for Jazz: A Music Festival Heats Up Newark

The inaugural James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival will take place at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. more

Beers on the Pier

While there are plenty of bars with great food and brew in Hoboken, they don’t have what Pier 13, the city’s newest watering hole, has—lawn chairs, crab-crate tables and drinks in plastic cups.


The Gift of Learning: Katie Meyler's Foundation

Katie Meyler started the More Than Me Foundation to help girls in Liberia attend school. more

Capped Out: How Salary Ceilings Impact Education

Christie’s ceiling on superintendent salaries pushes some administrators across state borders. more

Jersey Girl, Brit-Style

British actress Janet Montgomery plays an ambitious, if rough-around-the-edges, lawyer in a new CBS Fall television series. more

Better The Second Time Around

Having grown up in New Jersey, a state that’s home to immigrants from just about everywhere in the world, it was no surprise when I married outside my race and culture. In effect, I have been Indian by marriage for almost five years, and with that comes certain obligations, like, when you live in New Jersey, shopping in Edison.


A First Trip to the Zoo

After I discovered that I was going to be a parent and the initial panic subsided, my thoughts turned to all the fun my husband and I would have with our little one. I had visions of Christmas mornings around the tree, family vacations down the Shore, sunny afternoons at Van Saun Park, where I’d gone as a kid growing up in Bergen County, and, of course, visits to the zoo.


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