Historic Jersey

When WWII broke, three brothers took divergent paths, each tracing a different aspect of the bloody conflict. A new book chronicles their story....
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After unearthing two cast-iron coffins beneath the future site of the Prudential center, a tenacious archaeologist unravels the mystery of Newark’s mummies....
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A new book by former NJM senior editor Michael Callahan speculates on the mystery behind of the 1937 Miss America pageant. ...
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At Princeton during wartime, the great man joined students in reading from the Haggadah....
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Grover Cleveland was born in a modest, wood-framed house in Caldwell 180 years ago this month. Today, that house is a state historic site....
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For Nancy Rosin, accumulating her massive Valentine collection is a labor of love. ...
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More than 66 years later, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Camden residence has been saved from demolition....
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25 years ago, the Ohio filmmaker fell in love with Silk City. His latest film "Paterson" pays tribute to the city's history and looks toward its future. ...
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Why doesn’t Jersey do more to recognize the man who gave Santa Claus his beard?...
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It was November 1976; Brendan Byrne was governor, AC had its first casino, the suburbs were booming and New Jersey was about to get its own magazine....
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Who The Heck Was Columbus?

October 6, 2016

Italians have him, but other ethnic groups may want to stake a claim. Or maybe not. ...
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How a little boy from Essex met The Great Bambino. All it took was a kick in the head. ...
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The Historic Village at Allaire in Wall hosts seasonally-themed events activities, all while reveling in a delightful portrait of 19th-century America....
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All it takes is one highly skilled carillonneur, two thumping fists and 67 cast-bronze bells. ...
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In July 1916, the nation was enthralled by a series of shark attacks along the Jersey Shore. This month, Matawan commemorates this anniversary. ...
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Moments of Garden State gallantry to celebrate this summer....
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Blue Heaven

June 16, 2016

100 years ago, South Jersey’s own Elizabeth White created the modern-day blueberry business....
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New Jersey has its share of labyrinths intended for spiritual or intellectual inspiration....
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Feel spiritual at these unique holy places....
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From military outposts and memorials to strange, sweet communities, history abounds in the Garden State....
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