Historic Jersey

The state of New Jersey has the third-highest percentage of foreign-born residents, with Hispanics making up the state's largest immigrant group....
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Seabrook Farms, a huge farming and food–processing operation in Cumberland County, employed Japanese-Americans who had been interned in detention camp....
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Serving the famous—and infamous—for 52 years....
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For many North Jerseyans of a certain age, Gruning's was the greatest ice cream parlor there ever was. ...
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Classic photos of the Garden State we know and love....
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Women had the opportunity to receive higher education from a number of institutions. ...
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In 1957, one of the most sophisticated computers in the world could be found at the McGuire Air Force Base in Burlington County....
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For almost 90 years, ferries would remain the only way to traverse the Hudson....
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Camden’s TV Mastery

January 5, 2016

How the South Jersey city revolutionized entertainment by becoming the birthplace of commercially viable TV....
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Jazz was a fixture of clubs throughout Newark and Asbury Park, where greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday plied their trade....
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Once known as Little Las Vegas, Wildwood was home to many music firsts, including the performance of the first rock 'n' roll song....
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The town pharmacy once served as a gathering place for communities, where patrons could grab a malted milkshake, the latest comic book or any number of household essentials....
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The Baby Boom after World War II gave New Jersey an unprecedented opportunity for construction and growth, shaping the state for decades to come....
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Avato’s Department Store in Clifton was a place of elegance and style that kept customers happy for over 70 years. It was also my grandmother's shop. ...
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Keeping the magic in one neighborhood’s Yuletide tradition....
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Sinatra’s Blackjack Blowup

December 5, 2015

How an Adubato thrust himself into Sinatra’s notorious brouhaha at Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget....
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Frank Sinatra wasn't the only singer from the Mile-Square City to make it (sort of) big....
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On a walking tour of Hoboken, everyone’s got a story to share....
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New Jersey pays tribute to Frank....
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How a strong-willed mom, a few lucky breaks and some (shall we say) influential friends turned a skinny kid from Hoboken into an international legend....
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