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
September means a new football season is underway! See what's new around the gridiron with the Giants, Jets, Eagles, and Jersey's team, the Rutgers Scarlett Knights.
Hurricane Sandy wrecked havoc on many Jersey Shore families, but with the aid of Coastal Habitat for Humanity, life is beginning to return to normal.
By Lauren Payne
Bibliophiles will go wild for the Morristown Festival of Books! The two-day event takes place September 26-27 and will feature 22 local and national authors.
DeCarlos Morse fashions classic handmade menswear with fine details.
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Today Rosie tells us about Mighty Quinn’s in Clifton.
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.
Used to be parents learned the sex of their child when the bundle of joy was born. Then ultrasounds and more recently blood tests determine the gender early in the pregnancy. Now more and more moms-to-be are asking for the test results to be handed them in a sealed envelope, which they in turn hand, unopened, to a bakery.. Next stop: The gender-reveal cake and party.
Grab your stylish friends and head to Montclair's Wellmont Theater this weekend to check out the latest runway looks...