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Masterpiece Mausoleum: Exploring North Arlington's Modern Marvel

The mausoleum at North Arlington’s Holy Cross Cemetery, nearing its 35th and final year of construction and expansion, is expected to be the largest Catholic mausoleum in the nation upon completion. more

Book Review: Fairy Tale, Interrupted

"The Trouble With Being a Duke" by West Milford author Sophie Barnes is set in 19th-century England and revolves around Isabella Chilcott, a seamstress who seeks adventure at a masquerade ball. more

Seeds of Hope: Friend to the Four-Legged

Ken McKeel, a tough, retired state corrections officer, says he gets a “warm fuzzy feeling” from helping dogs through the Monmouth County Society of Cruelty to Animals. more

Extreme Joyride

Sept 21-23: Meet and greet - and even ride - with professional motorcycle racers with the Penguin Roadracing School. more

Wine and Song: Grand Harvest Festival

Sept 28 & 29: The Grand Harvest Festival returns to Alba Vineyard for a two-day fête in Milford. more

Nashville Voice

Sept 5: Nashville native and judge on NBC's The Voice Blake Shelton brings his country tour to PNC Bank Arts Center. more

Beach Bounty at the Atlantic City Seafood Festival

Sept 14 & 15: Food lovers can dive into their favorite maritime treats at the Atlantic City Seafood Festival. more

Comedy, To Die For

Sept 6 & 7: Sketch comedy star Dave Chappelle pairs with alternative comedy/music duo Flight of the Conchords for Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. more

They Will Rock You: Queen Extravaganza

Sept 9: The Queen tribute band Queen Extravaganza will transport fans back to the British rock group’s heyday at both the Count Basie Theatre and Mayo PAC. more

Homecoming Queen: Crowning Miss America 2014

Sept 10-15: Here she is! The Miss America pageant is returning to its birthplace in Atlantic City. more

Mini-Series 'Jersey Strong' Presents Two Couples, One Reality

The 10-episode series, premiering on the Pivot network on September 14, depicts two unconventional Newark households. more

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

Aug 9 & 10: The cult-classic video game Zelda gets a 25th anniversary makeover at NJPAC for this performance, "The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses." more

Miss Crusty: The Mini Beauty Pageant for Crustaceans

Aug 7: Hermit crabs have their day in the sun at Ocean City's quirky Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant. more

Spicy Girls: Salt-N-Pepa Returns

Aug 29: Female rap crew Salt-N-Pepa was a trailblazer in the male-dominated world of '80s hip-hop. more

Backstreet's Back

Aug 15 & 16: Having celebrated their 20th anniversary in April, the multi-platinum Backstreet Boys are going strong with an international tour that includes stops at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel and Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden. more

Schumer, Standing: Comedienne at Stress Factory

Aug 23-25: From her beginning as a contestant on NBC's stand-up audition show, Last Comic Standing, Amy Schumer has grown into one of the top names in contemporary comedy. more

Claws and Hops: Cape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival

Aug 10: The annual Cape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival is back for its second season. more

Supreme Diva: Diana Ross at NJPAC

Aug 16: Pop powerhouse Diana Ross returns to NJPAC for her 2013 North American tour. more

Suburban Life, Torn Asunder

Primary Primer

New Jerseyans go the polls October 16 in a special election to fill the Senate seat of Frank Lautenberg, who died June 3. First, we must choose among four Democrats and two Republicans in the August 13 primaries. more

Art Meets Adventure in Wildwood

Morey’s Piers has a new neighbor. This summer, the Wildwood piers’ thrill rides are coexisting with an artist village of shipping containers.

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Bonchon Chicken

Modern Korean chain eatery that serves soy garlic and hot sauce chicken, along with a variety of sides. more

Montclair’s “Spy House” Awaits a Buyer

Is $444,900 too steep a price for a modest, Montclair home with a bizarre pedigree? That seems to be the market reaction to the unremarkable residence that, until 2010, was the base of operations for a now-infamous pair of Russian spies.

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Cicadas Still Poised to Emerge

We’ve all heard the warnings: an invasion of cicadas to descend upon the East Coast in a swarm of Biblical proportions. But the huge insects, and their incessant chirping, are still nowhere to be seen (or heard).

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Beach Guide: Cape May County

A town-by-town guide to Cape May County beaches. more

Beach Guide: Atlantic County

A town-by-town guide to Atlantic County beaches. more

Beach Guide: Ocean County

A town-by-town guide to Ocean County beaches. more

Beach Guide: Monmouth County

A town-by-town guide to Monmouth County beaches. more

Back to the Beach: 2013 Shore Guide

What to expect down the Shore this post-Sandy summer. Your town-by-town guide. more

Family-Friendly B&Bs Blossom in Belmar

A new crop of B&Bs pop up in Belmar. more

NJ Teen Hopes To Transform Sunglass Biz

Matthew Sheffield is a senior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School by day and an entrepreneur by night. His latest venture, Shady Eyedeas, is a line of sunglasses with interchangeable frames, lenses and stems. So far, all that’s missing is the funding.

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Shop and Stay in Red Bank

An overnight package offered by two Red Bank hotels combines food, shopping, and sightseeing into an inviting weekend getaway. more

Portrait of an Ex-Governor, Transformed

Jim McGreevey will eternally be remembered for the moment in 2004 when he shocked New Jersey by declaring, “I am a gay American.” It was the end of his governorship, but serves as the beginning of Fall to Grace, a compelling documentary debuting March 28 on HBO.

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Getting Inside Jekyll's Hide: Constantine Maroulis Stars In A Broadway Revival

Constantine Maroulis takes on the title role in a revival of Jekyll & Hyde. more

TCNJ Student Serves and Protects

Kyle McCabe is fighting the perils of unprotected sex, one condom at a time. McCabe, a student at the College of New Jersey in Ewing, has launched an emergency contraceptive delivery service for TCNJ students who find themselves unprepared for a sexy encounter.

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Belmar Gets a Jump on St. Paddy’s Day

Belmar is putting the jig back in its post-Sandy step this Sunday with an early celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The town is welcoming guests to its annual parade and the family-oriented Patrick’s Party.

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