Author: Leslie Garisto Pfaff

Urban Success Stories

September 2, 2016

These exceptional high schools provide a road map for teaching inner-city kids.

Seen in: Towns & Schools

Mary Alice Williams relishes her role as the face of NJTV, the state’s 5-year-old public-TV network.

Seen in: Film & Television, Jersey Living, Politics & Public Affairs

A fascination with wiggly creatures led William Campbell to a cure for one of mankind’s worst diseases—and earned him a Nobel Prize.

Seen in: Books, Jersey Celebrities, Outdoors, Science

The Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center will release the first batch of seeds for the new Rutgers tomato this month.

Seen in: Jersey Living, Science

Paulette Brown, the first woman of color to lead the nation’s lawyers, has an ambitious agenda for diversity and judicial fairness—but just one year to get the job done.

Seen in: Jersey Celebrities

Restaurants to the Rescue

November 11, 2015

The ultra-creative Smith group helped revitalize Asbury Park with a daring take on dining. Burlington City is their new canvas.

Seen in: Eat & Drink

Dedicated New Jersey health care professionals bring their medical skills to needy nations each year. The challenges–and rewards–are literally worlds apart from anything they experience at home.

Seen in: Health, Top Doctors

Perennial kid Vin Scelsa spent 47 years turning radio listeners on to his passions. So why does retirement sound so good?

Seen in: Arts & Entertainment, Jersey Celebrities, Jersey Living

Two Jersey doctors blaze a new trail by offering primary care tailored to LGBT patients.

Seen in: Health, Jersey Celebrities, Jersey Living

Although private donations are on the rise, New Jersey’s nonprofits have yet to recover from recession-driven government cuts in support.

Seen in: Jersey Living, Politics & Public Affairs