Author: Caren Chesler

Talbot Hall, a former U.S. Steel facility in Kearny, now serves as one of New Jersey's two inmate assessment centers run by Community Education Centers Inc.

Seen in: Jersey Living

The state is sending more of its prisoners to low-security halfway houses. Some fear there are dangerous criminals in the mix.

Seen in: Jersey Living, Politics & Public Affairs

Ocean Grove’s tent city is a place Mary Poppins could call home.

Seen in: Jersey Shore

After years of decline, Long Branch has reclaimed its place as a top Jersey Shore destination—but not without controversy.

Seen in: Jersey Shore

In It Together

February 8, 2010

Sharing municipal services can save towns money, so why are aren’t more taking the plunge?

Seen in: Towns & Schools

Power Play

December 14, 2009

Ex-ironworker Stephen Sweeney is suddenly the state’s top Democrat. What’s next?

Seen in: Jersey Living, Politics & Public Affairs

Badge Of Honor

September 14, 2009

Tattoos were once largely private things. Now they are turning up in highly visible places—like the neck and hands. Even some hard-core tattoo wearers say that’s a no-no.

Seen in: Jersey Living

Good times can be found at places new and old in Asbury Park this summer.

Seen in: Jersey Shore

Amid economic slowdown, a legendary Shore town awaits the fruits of redevelopment.

Seen in: Jersey Shore

Can the GOP Prevail?

March 17, 2009

Republicans in New Jersey seem to have some key things going for them this year. The weak economy makes their cries for fiscal conservatism sound attractive.

Seen in: Jersey Living

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