From the Editors

Call us an overnight sensation! The very first episode of New Jersey Monthly’s new TV series has won a New York Emmy® Award. Yes, we are proud....
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After a long delay, the nominees for the New Jersey Hall of Fame’s sixth class have been announced. This year’s ballot includes the late Whitney Houston, long passed over as a nominee, and her cousin, fellow R&B songstress Dionne Warwick....
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Since last summer at least, Princeton has been abuzz about the any-month-now opening of two highly anticipated restaurants: Agricola and Mistral. Agricola finally opened last month. Now all eyes turn to Mistral, from the team that created Elements, a perennial on NJM's Top 25. Elements executive chef Scott Anderson gave me a tour of the space....
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Jim McGreevey will eternally be remembered for the moment in 2004 when he shocked New Jersey by declaring, “I am a gay American.” It was the end of his governorship, but serves as the beginning of Fall to Grace, a compelling documentary debuting March 28 on HBO. ...
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Since 2009, the New Jersey Devils have been cozying up to the Newark community through a ticket giveaway that rewards public school kids for great grades. More than 18,000 students have scored tickets under the program....
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Kyle McCabe is fighting the perils of unprotected sex, one condom at a time. McCabe, a student at the College of New Jersey in Ewing, has launched an emergency contraceptive delivery service for TCNJ students who find themselves unprepared for a sexy encounter. ...
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As if we needed confirmation, the U.S. Census Bureau has released a mountain of data indicating that commuting in New Jersey is terrible....
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Belmar is putting the jig back in its post-Sandy step this Sunday with an early celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The town is welcoming guests to its annual parade and the family-oriented Patrick’s Party....
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Five years after its first star-studded induction ceremony, the New Jersey Hall of Fame is in limbo. Final voting for this year’s class of inductees has yet to take place and the annual induction ceremony, typically held in early June, has been indefinitely delayed. ...
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Stephen Sondheim would be considered a genius of musical theater if he had written just the music for his shows, but not the lyrics, or written the lyrics, but not the music. That he did both puts him off the charts. Who does he consider a genius? Sondheim himself suggested an answer at an event I attended last week....
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If you were one of the fortunate souls to enter the Morristown National Guard Armory in a timely manner Saturday afternoon for the overcrowded Big Brew Beer Festival, there was plenty to see and much to taste. ...
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The exceptional revival of August Wilson's "Two Trains Running" at the Two River Theater in Red Bank closes March 3. Set in 1969 in a black Pittsburgh neighborhood slated for "urban renewal," the play unspools entirely in a rundown cafe that is the characters' only port in the storms of the day. The actors and their director--all steeped in Wilson's variously exuberant, sassing and blunt vernacular--show why he is the Shakespeare of black American life in the 20th century....
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Several hundred concerned citizens joined the Morris Area Committee to Reduce Gun Violence, Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty, and surprise guest and gubernatorial hopeful Barbara Buono on the Morristown Green tonight at a rally and memorial vigil marking the two-month anniversary of the tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. ...
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Tired of winter sweaters? Strip down to your skivvies for a good cause at the 20th annual Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey on Saturday, February 23 at Pier Village in Long Branch....
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The debut episode of Best Places to Live, a new television series presented by New Jersey Monthly, has been nominated for a New York Emmy. ...
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The jughandle is one of New Jersey’s most-endearing idiosyncrasies. The concept that we must turn right to go left is an article of faith for Garden State drivers. But will these serpentine spillways survive?...
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New Jersey Monthly and New Jersey Bride have joined with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement to advocate for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. And we’ll GO RED today to show our support....
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Three months after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the New Jersey coastline, one of the Shore’s boardwalk staples is reopening its doors. ...
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker has been outspoken in his support for gun control. Now he’s trying to raise money for a Newark gun buyback by helping promote a bracelet line made from the city’s melted guns and bullet casings....
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The township of Montclair officially renamed a street in tribute to Yogi Berra on Saturday, and as the Yankee great might have put it, even though he could not attend, he was honored to be there....
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