History

The Essex County community was an idyllic respite for Oakley after years spent living in tents, hotels and rooming houses on tour....
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The story of the oft-forgotten Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet in June 1776....
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These attractions have been doling out unique fun around the Garden State for decades....
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Amid World War II, NJ's Garden Club dreamed up "a living tribute" to military sons and daughters. Today, there are 39 such sites throughout the state....
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Playtime classics like Play-Doh and Lionel trains began right here....
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A timeline of delicious innovations, from Taylor ham to Kohr’s Frozen Custard....
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Howard Unruh’s killing spree marked America’s first modern mass murder. Decades later, it's as relevant as ever....
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The school's new campus, which opened last September, features a three-story academic building and a 533-bed dorm with ocean views....
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The 70 South Gallery in Morristown is calling photographers to submit images for an exhibit it is mounting to coincide… Read the rest

My Gray Green

February 21, 2008

Banks have replaced many of the shops that made the Morristown Green lively. Some say the retailers will return, but I wonder....
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Anniversary

February 8, 2008

Although he spent most of his life in Philadelphia, Ben Franklin made a few memorable visits to Burlington, just across the Delaware River. ...
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For many, Atlantic City and Miss America were forever linked. Now only the city by the sea is confident in its future....
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This year marks our 30th year of publication. We’ll celebrate throughout 2006 by spotlighting memorable New Jersey news events of the last three decades. In each issue we’ll feature an episode from that month in the state’s past. We begin with the breakup of Bedminster-based telecom giant AT&T, which followed an announcement by the company in January 8, 1982....
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The Salem County Historical Society premieres a new film this month about the history of the county’s black population, part of a multimedia effort called the African-American Oral History Project. ...
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In his lifetime, Charles Willson Peale, one of the finest portrait artists America has ever produced, created 60 portraits of George Washington, whose birthday we celebrate this month....
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South Jersey communities built long ago by African-Americans struggle to keep pace in the modern world. Naomi Morris stands in… Read the rest

This month we recall Governor Brendan Byrne’s 1979 signing of the Pinelands Protection Act, put forth to end construction in unspoiled portions of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, and Ocean counties....
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A Modest Proposal

February 6, 2008

A plan out of Trenton could single out a group of hard-working people to help soothe the sting of the state’s budget crunch....
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The state’s largest public high school has nothing in common with the smallest, right? Spend time inside each—urban or bucolic, immigrant or fourth-generation farm kid—and the common ground might surprise you....
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This month we remember the first flight of People Express, out of Newark Airport in April 1981. Before People went bust nearly six years later, its introduction of super-low prices changed the airline industry forever....
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