Author: Breanne McCarthy

Breanne is the Associate Editor at New Jersey Monthly. After receiving her BA in English from Rutgers-Newark in 2012, she worked as a beat reporter for a local newspaper before joining the magazine in 2014. She enjoys hiking, camping, reading and anything animal-related.
Amplify your appreciation of the Garden State's coastal wonders.

Seen in: Jersey Living, Jersey Shore

Jim Raffone founded JAR of Hope to help fund a first-of-its-kind study of an experimental treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Seen in: Giving Back

They seek offshore adventure—and possible treasure.

Seen in: Jersey Living, Jersey Shore

Whether you follow a plant-based diet or are simply looking to lessen your carbon footprint, these vegan restaurants are sure to satisfy.

Seen in: Eat & Drink

Girls on Bikes, founded by three friends, is a nonprofit that aims to reshape the image of urban life in Newark and beyond.

Seen in: Jersey Living

Evan Ruggiero’s career as dancer/musician hasn’t lost a step—despite his loss of a leg to cancer.

Seen in: Arts & Entertainment, On Stage

This October 30, check out "Something Wicked This Way Comes," a staged reading of classic horror tales from the likes of Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker.

Seen in: Arts & Entertainment, On Stage

Trade your everyday woes for spectacular views along the Appalachian Trail.

Seen in: Outdoors, Sports

The Garden State is teeming with trails. We've picked 36 of our favorites in North, Central and South Jersey. Go on, take a hike.

Seen in: Jersey Travel, Outdoors, Sports

Dry your own flowers, make your own cleaning products, build a bird feeder and more!

Seen in: Jersey Living