Education helped Ali Houshmand escape poverty in Iran. Now he is thriving as the new president of a growing university.
The Common Core program calls for new standardized tests. As New Jersey schools prepare for high-tech testing, some educators are asking: Why the rush?
By Neil deMause
School reform is an ongoing point of contention that sparks plenty of debate. We asked commentators Bob Braun and Jonathan Alter to face off on the issue.
The Gilbreth family, best known for the book "Cheaper by the Dozen," made a happy home in Montclair.
Chef Ryan DePersio and his partners grab the spotlight with Battello in Jersey City.
80 years ago, an off-shore disaster in Asbury Park made national headlines.
“The Applebee’s of China” brings hot pot—Inner Mongolia’s signature style of communal cooking—to Edison, and the place is packed.
New Jersey Monthly's bi-annual education issue includes our ranking of the best schools in the state, an exploration of school reform, an in-depth look at the new PARCC testing and plenty more!
Chatham rules the roost in this year’s rankings. How did your town's school rank? Check out our full list!
By Ken Schlager
With BizTown, schoolkids learn real life and business skills by becoming leaders within a simulated community.
By Dana Inez
Our annual Seeds of Hope awards honor exceptional New Jersey volunteers who go above and beyond the call. Read about our five honorees.
1010 WINS morning news anchor Judy DeAngelis will hang up her headset for good after an illustrious 36-year broadcast career.
By creating custom chopped-beef blends, Pat LaFrieda turned the lowly burger into a status symbol and himself into the first celebrity butcher.
What happens when you pair an Emmy Award-winning set designer with an outside-the-box decorator? You get a home as lively and colorful as the music they play.
By Lauren Payne
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Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including the Cape May Food & Wine Celebration.
Steve Carell, will replace fellow actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis in the movie Freeheld — a film based on a 2007 documentary about the late Ocean County Detective Lieutenant Laurel Hester, who fought to leave her county pension to her life partner, Stacie Andree, as she was dying from cancer in 2006.
Delivering to a deli in Montclair. Love the gaping white door.
It takes 114 chefs, working in shifts around the clock, to prepare those 10,000 meals. What is this, the looniest TV culinary competition yet? No, it's a cruise ship, a luxury one at that.
Next time you visit Ann Taylor stores to preview all the new fall looks, consider purchasing a trio of bracelets in support of a worthy cause...