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New Jersey Monthly Magazine
Strauss, Robert

Painful Memories Yield to A Blissful Celebration

A survivor of Auschwitz and Dachau, Jack Zaifman will be honored along with other local Holocaust survivors at the Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Mercer County's Historic Illumination Ball on February 28. more

Twin Power: FDU's Star Sisters

Twin sisters and basketball stars Kyra and Kara Dayon are lighting up the court at Farleigh Dickinson University. more

Family Business: Father and Son Journos Bill and Willie Geist

Father and son Bill and Willie Geist both wound up working in media. Now they've put their writing skills to good use in their collaborative book, "Good Talk, Dad." more

From Rags to Rowan: President Ali Houshmand

Education helped Ali Houshmand escape poverty in Iran. Now he is thriving as the new president of a growing university. more

Going for the Gold: New Jersey Olympians

Meet five exceptional New Jersey athletes who hope to win a place on the U.S. Olympic or Paralympic teams when they head to the Winter Games, starting February 7 in Sochi, Russia. more

Where Princeton Buries Its Departed VIPs

The Princeton Cemetery of Nassau Presbyterian Church, established in 1757, houses some of New Jersey's most famous (former) residents. more

Moorestown: Top Town, South Jersey

Moorestown fancies itself a town of winners. In 2013, the girls’ high school lacrosse team ranked number 1 nationwide. But their achievement is more than symbolic. more

Sharon Pfluger: NJ's Winningest Collegiate Coach

TCNJ's field hockey and lacrosse coach has won nearly 900 games. more

Stone Harbor's Chic Getaway

Stone Harbor's new boutique hotel—Reeds at Shelter Haven. more

Wildwood Days Are Here Again

Wildwood's meticulously restored doo wop hotels and motels keep the place jumping. more

Weather Geek: Rutgers Professor David Robinson

Climatologist David Robinson indulges his fascination with weather by collecting swaths of data and analyzing critical weather events. more

Glassboro Reflects a New Look

Glassboro's faded downtown prepares to undergo much-needed revitalization. more

AC Dining Scene: Always Something Happening

Along the Boardwalk and beyond, new restaurant options aim to entice Atlantic City visitors. more

The Case That Won't Quit: The Lindbergh Baby

For the first six weeks of 1935, the national spotlight shone on the Hunterdon County Courthouse in Flemington during the "Trial of the Century." more

Course Work: A Look At Innovative Miniature Golf Course Design

In miniature golf, windmills and clowns are so over. Designed on computers, today’s layouts demand skill. By evolving with the game, a little Shore company has become an industry giant. more

Glory Days

NJ’s Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls gear up for London games. more

Cape May's Birdman

If it’s Monday morning, Pete Dunne is sharing his love for avian life with a lucky group of bird watchers. more

Storm Warning

Fifty years ago this March, a nor’easter parked itself over the Jersey Shore, wreaking havoc for three brutal days. more

Squashing the Competition

Princeton's Todd Harrity will be the player to watch at this year's College Squash Association National Team Championships at Princeton University. more

Jersey's Man of Science

As the lone physicist in the U.S. Congress, Rush Holt has become a voice for innovation and education. more

Newer! Bigger! Better!

Now 50, the Cherry Hill Mall was once the grandest of its kind. more

Meet the Throwbacks

Jerseyans Billy Van Zandt (brother of Steve) and Jane Milmore write and perform classic farce and old-fashioned shtick that have made them a stage and sitcom success story. more

The Governor's Gamble

Chris Christie is rolling the dice on Atlantic City’s future. The planned completion of the resort town’s next glitzy casino could make him look like a winner. more

General Custard's

Cape Crusader

Roy Steinberg, an established Hollywood director and producer of soap operas, leaves LA for the stage in Cape May. more

High Rollers, Low Prices

Atlantic City hotels are wheeling and dealing, with great meals, spa visits and casino credits in the mix. more

Still on the Newark Beat

A former Star-Ledger sports and feature reporter scores a big hit with his first novel. more

The Virginia Hotel

The Virginia Hotel is the chic sister to the grand Congress Hall and the family-oriented Beach Shack in Cape May. more

Twisting Into History

50 years ago, Wildwood gave birth to Chubby Checker’s dance craze. more

Atlantic City's Godfather

A Q&A with Judge Nelson Johnson, whose book—Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City—was made into an HBO miniseries. more

The 'Rite' Stuff

Residents await the construction of a community theater in the heart of Camden. more

Palace of Asia

Summer Attractions, Old and New

In A.C., visitors find more than just gambling. more

Hilton’s New Twist on A.C. Entertainment

Ex-President Clinton tops list of speakers in new summer series. more

A.C. Revamps Its Dining Options

Plenty of new choices, from soul food to Kobe burgers. more

Stay in Style

Boutique hotels find the sassy (and often luxe) sweet spot between the charm of B&Bs and the prestige of resort hotels. more

Mini-Golf With A Glow

Mini-golf is a veritable Jersey Shore institution. The latest incarnation—black-light mini-golf—hopes to become a new wave twist on an old favorite. more

Haddonfield Inn

You need not wear knickers or even old Field of Dreams flannels to book one of Chorpita’s Sports Fan packages at the Haddonfield Inn, which is rather unique in New Jersey B&B-dom. more

Rhythm of the Sea

Of the many B&Bs in Cape May, Rhythm of the Sea sets itself apart because its decorations are a lot sparer than in the inns in the main part of town—with browns and blues dominating instead of Victorian reds and greens, and Stickley furniture throughout. more

The Doctor's Inn

At The Doctor's Inn, a bed and breakfast in Cape May, guests can relax on the wide porch, or enjoy the tended gardens separating the inn from Main Street. more

Spring Getaways: Bed and Breakfasts

New Jersey bed & breakfasts come up big in charm, amenities, and hospitality. more

Shell Game

Crew is on the rise at Jersey high schools. Here’s why kids and parents love the sport—and the food. more

Two Hats, One Baton

Rossen Milanov is the music director of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony C, a training orchestra based in Camden. more

Mikado Sushi And Steakhouse

Red Sky Cafe

A Fortunate Twist of Fate

Plucked from their homes during World War II, they made a life in Jersey. more

Still Bloodlines Run Deep

From slave days to modern times, this South Jersey family has been a witness to history. more

La Esperanza

The Pub

Forgning Ties

Like one of those Russian dolls, where each comes apart to expose another within, Batsto Village, nestled in the pine forests of Burlington County, is a many-layered Jersey pleasure. more

Great Places to Work: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed’s Moorestown facility has 5,000 employees, nearly half of whom are engineers doing sensitive and often secret defense work. The workday can be tense, but Lockheed’s emphasis on career development and social values ameliorates that. more

Great Places to Work: Campbell Soup Company

The world has long known about the Campbell Kids, those Chunky Soup-guzzling icons of this household-name company. Each day, though, several dozen real-life Campbell kids can be seen cavorting at the company’s main campus. more

The Little Tuna

Beach Ball

For hoops fans, weekend pickup games are the Shore’s extra point. more

Where Have All The Record Stores Gone?

Mostly down the tubes, but Jersey still has some great places to shop for music. more

Good Sport

When he was 14, James Fiorentino’s parents took him to see Joe DiMaggio at an autograph show. Fiorentino brought along a prized possession—a painting he had done of the Yankee great from an old photograph. more

Power Issue: Will and Jack Morey

High School Tennis: Three Aces

Thanks to motivated students and hard work, tennis success comes easy for these three South Jersey coaches. more

Going Greek

Mommy, Where Do Diners Come From?

Palaces of the People

Help! My Main Street is a Highway

Jaywalking is only for the suicidal, likewise window shopping at 50 mph. But if you have nerves of steel, there’s a big-box store with everything you need at the end of the off-ramp. more
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