Author: Michael Aaron Rockland

A pair of U.K. visitors renews a local’s Jersey pride—via an especially unlikely landmark.

Seen in: Jersey Living

The Politics of Trees

March 8, 2018

Preserving a town’s arboreal splendor can cause a logjam of complaints from the neighbors.

Seen in: Jersey Living

A Warren County estate where history and a bit of presidential mischief were made stands as a monument to the Gilded Age.

Seen in: Historic Jersey

Why doesn’t Jersey do more to recognize the man who gave Santa Claus his beard?

Seen in: Arts & Entertainment, Historic Jersey

Italians have him, but other ethnic groups may want to stake a claim. Or maybe not.

Seen in: Arts & Entertainment, Historic Jersey

There's no birth certificate to prove it, but 1664 is considered New Jersey’s official birth year. Just for luck, we offer 13 significant milestones in the state’s history. Blow out the candles and read on.

Seen in: Historic Jersey, Jersey Living

Their credo is ‘Protect and serve,’ so why is a helpful police officer an anomaly?

Seen in: Jersey Living, Politics & Public Affairs

Fill ‘Er Up

April 10, 2012

Self-service gas? We’ll leave that chore to the rest of the country.

Seen in: Jersey Living

Meet the Kalmyks

March 14, 2011

A tiny Jersey ethnic group traces its roots to Mongolia and Genghis Khan.

Seen in: Jersey Celebrities, Jersey Living

Away Game

October 14, 2008

When Rutgers hits the road, the playbook calls for precision planning, police escorts, and plenty of scarlet Twizzlers. Here is everything you ever needed to know about how much takes place when a division one college football team hits the road to compete around the nation.

Seen in: Towns & Schools