Author: John T. Ward

Myth…Or Not

February 8, 2008

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.

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His band was discovered in a radio talent search. Jon Bon Jovi and his mates have since sold 100 million albums. They may be gazillionaires, but they’re regular Jersey gazillionaires.

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A gushing tribute to all the things that make Jersey Jersey.

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Boss 101

February 6, 2008

This month a group of academics will assemble at Monmouth University to engage in scholarly discourse on a matter of grave concern to New Jerseyans: the cultural significance of Bruce Springsteen. No, really.

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The plaintiff, clocked in the eye by a foul ball while buying a beer at a Newark Bears game, wanted to sue the stadium. But rookie state Supreme Court justice Roberto Rivera-Soto summed up the bench’s collective resistance to the idea.

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An enterprising pair of cousins has turned the classic Jersey put-down into a marketing tool.

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Positive Thinking

February 5, 2008

A Ringoes journalist reveals her deepest secret.

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Every summer for the past eighteen years, Chuck Guidotti, a retired Camden cop and grandfather from Haddon Heights, has vacationed for two weeks in Ocean City.

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For 200 years, there’s been a lot of marine traffic in the waters off New Jersey,” including an untold number of lethal mishaps, says dive-boat operator Steve Nagiewicz of Brick Township. “So there’s a pretty good maritime history down there.”

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Jim McGreevey’s tell-all (okay, more likely “tell-some”) memoir is due out next month. In the interest of public service, we provide a handy guide for Trenton insiders.

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