Historic Jersey

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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What Frank Sinatra song sends you the most? Vote in our bracket-style elimination competition, Sinatra Song Showdown!...
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25 Days of Holiday House Tours

November 25, 2015

Tis the season to enjoy these wondrous holiday events....
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Alexander Hamilton’s slayer died in disgrace. The latest insult: He never got a musical. ...
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Pension Fight Inspires Film

October 16, 2015

Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, depicts Laurel Hester's fight to pass on her pension to partner Stacie Andree after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer....
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On October 18, sophisticated gear heads can view 90 classic cars at at the inaugural Edison Concours d’Elegance, on the grounds of Thomas Edison's estate....
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Newark turns 350 years old in 2016 and a year-long celebration kicks off this weekend. Take our quiz to learn about Newark's history!...
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The lesser-known attractions of Jersey's Ivy League haven....
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Journey through time as you traverse the streets of these historic downtowns on these frightening (and enlightening) ghost tours....
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Once a year, volunteers in Mendham crank up the historic Ralston Cider Mill. The result: A sweet and tangy juice that’s worth the wait....
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The Blast That Rocked NJ

September 10, 2015

On September 12, 1940, the Hercules Powder Company Kenvil Works plant explosion killed 51 people....
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