Author: Erik Ortiz

T.O. Scores Big

February 8, 2008

Lately Mount Laurel businessman Robert Lipinski has gotten a lot of requests to show off his right hand. The 48-year-old Philadelphia Eagles fan submitted the highest bid on an eBay auction for the 2004 NFC Championship ring owned by All-Pro wide receiver Terrell Owens.

Seen in: Jersey Living, Sports

Unflattering stereotypes about our state have circulated for years. We take a look in the Garden State mirror to see if there’s an iota of truth to any of them.

Seen in: Towns & Schools, Your Views

Strong sales of the brusquely titled On Bullshit show that America’s book-buying public isn’t yet full of it.

Seen in: Arts & Entertainment, Books, Jersey Living

Roll Over and Say Cheese

February 6, 2008

Jim Dratfield photographs animals—and occasionally their owners—from house pets to exotic creatures like skink lizards from the Solomon Islands. The 46-year-old Princeton native calls his art form petography.

Seen in: Jersey Celebrities, Jersey Living

Paterson applauds its funniest native son.

Seen in: Jersey Celebrities, Jersey Living

Weaving through the Mile-Square City’s narrow, clogged streets in pursuit of that elusive parking spot can drive a person mad. Enter pedal power.

Seen in: Jersey Living, Sports

Debra Galant points to the view from Route 10 through Essex County as a stark reminder that the state’s green spaces are becoming extinct.

Seen in: Jersey Celebrities, Jersey Living

Gearing Up

February 5, 2008

Each year on Memorial Day weekend, a spandex-clad army on wheels invades the normally sleepy seat of Somerset County to celebrate the Tour of Somerville cycling series. A four-day bonanza for amateur and professional racers, the event is the country’s oldest of its kind.

Seen in: Jersey Living, Sports

A Moving Memorial

February 4, 2008

The names inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. include those of the 1,525 New Jersey servicemen and -women who died in the Vietnam War.

Seen in: Jersey Living, Style & Shopping