Jersey Celebrities

Still Standing

January 28, 2008

She helped her husband become governor and stood by him when he shocked the world. Then she became a working single mom, focused on the present—until The Confession stirred up the past. Now Dina Matos McGreevey is concentrating on the future. ...
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Scientists want to bring shellfish back to Barnegat Bay. But can they bring back the baymen? ...
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Sylvester Stallone credits Chuck Wepner as the muse for Rocky. As the sixth installment comes to a theater near you, the “Bayonne Bleeder” is finally getting paid. ...
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Going Greek

January 16, 2008

Ethereal aromas! Neon euphoria! Kudos for Hellenic hegemony! (English without these Greek-derived words would be like Jersey without Greek diners.) How a patriarchal system reached ambrosial apogee....
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Meet Market Adventures brings singles together for a rousing night of pistol practice. But the ultimate bull’s-eye is love....
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After her husband of 46 years died, my grandmother bravely hurled herself into the dating game. She’s a catch. But the odds are not in her favor....
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Jim Cramer, Mad Money’s screaming stock picker, turns shockingly normal when the camera blinks off. In his new book, Jim Cramer’s Stay Mad for Life, the hyperbolic pundit even counsels patience and investing for the long-term. ...
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Marlboro native Erin Fogel gets a big-screen break as a wacky bride in Katherine Heigl’s flick. She’s ready for her close-up....
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Being There

January 11, 2008

Hi-Def TV is fine, but a sportswriter’s pilgrimage to the top ten athletic events not only puts him in touch with his past—it proves there’s no substitute for showing up....
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Indie Living

December 21, 2007

For musician Kevin Whelan, living alone is a double-edged sword. “I enjoy the peaceful time,” he says, “and I dislike the peaceful time.”...
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In the month leading up to February 14, says Nancy Laird, co-owner of the ultra-romantic restaurant Serenäde in Chatham, “The phone is ringing and ringing and ringing and ringing…That’s what we all do, is answer the phone.” Her husband, chef James Laird, says, “It’s no exaggeration. We turn away 5,000 phone calls for sure.”...
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Reporter Matt Katz figured the best way to get a girl was to start a dating column. Three years later, he's South Jersey's Carrie Bradshaw....
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“In high school people used to say I was funny, but I never thought so,” says 24-year-old Gordon Baker-Bone. Pretty modest for the newly crowned Funniest College Student in New Jersey....
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If your immediate association with the word office is dull, check out the vibrant, high-ceilinged space at Smith Design in Glen Ridge, where the décor is a riot of memorabilia....
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Jim McGreevey has reinvented himself as a man liberated from the confines of the closet. Does that absolve him of his political foibles?...
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A Hull of a Challenge

December 20, 2007

For this mom and eco-activist, a leisurely summer canoe trip didn’t cut it. She’s paddling all the way from Miami to Maine....
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As a writer for Rolling Stone, Jancee Dunn interviewed everyone from Mel Gibson to Rosie O’Donnell. Her secret weapon isn’t a relentless style or rocker-chick persona—it’s her mom....
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Back in October, Eastampton-based humor writer Gregg Podolski wrote a column entitled “McGreevey Book: Let’s Get Past Squeamishness,” which appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The premise: “Haven’t we matured to the point where we can see two boys kissing and not throw rocks like we’re back in third-grade recess?”...
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As a freshman at Rutgers University’s Douglass College in 2003, Danielle Josephs knew of the tensions between Jews and Muslims in the Middle East, but she was horrified to find them on campus as well. After stumbling upon a pro-Palestinian protest in which she heard shouts of “death to Jews,” Josephs, a Middle Eastern Studies major, decided to take action....
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It’s good training,” says race-car driver Andrew Prendeville about driving on highways in New Jersey at rush hour. “You have to stay so aware, watching out for potentially dangerous situations.”...
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