Towns & Schools

First and Foremost

December 19, 2007

(1902-1962) Her research for the NAACP helped convince the Supreme Court in 1954 that separate is not equal in education. After graduating from Barringer High School in Newark, Wright became the first African-American woman in the U.S. to earn a Ph.D. in history (from Columbia, in 1940)....
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Creating “a more rigorous high school experience” is the ambitious mission of a blue-ribbon steering committee co-chaired by Gov. Jon Corzine and Pru CEO Art Ryan. Its recommendations are expected to be sweeping....
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The thrill is gone at Old Nassau. Nobody bothers to toss a mortarboard in the air when Princeton comes out on top of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the best undergraduate universities in the country....
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Among the more than 100 patents he obtained while working for RCA, Rajchman developed the electron multiplier calculating device; the read-only memory computer system; the magnetic information-handling system (core memory); and the electronic microcopy apparatus. Your computer would not be the same without Rajchman’s innovations....
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The first FM backpack radio was developed at the Signal Corps Labs at Fort Monmouth in 1941, providing troops with reliable, static-free communication. FM radio relay, born from radar research, was also developed at Fort Monmouth. Military experts number these two inventions among the top five systems that made the Allies victorious in World War II....
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While investigating soil microbiology and the medicinal properties of soil organisms at Rutgers, Waksman discovered streptomycin and other antibiotics. He… Read the rest

The shooting of four college friends, three fatally, in Newark last August triggered local finger-pointing, national grandstanding, and a torrent of cries for help. ...
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Leo H. Sternbach of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. in Nutley is known as the father of Valium—a synthesis of the vitamin biotin and the compound 1,4 benzodiazepine. Valium was the bestselling drug in America from 1969 to 1982. Sternbach died in 2005, at age 97, with more than 230 patents to his credit....
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The Intelligent Network Services Architecture, developed by Weber for AT&T at Bell Labs in Holmdel, was integral in flexible customer services such as the 800 number, calling cards, and software-defined network arrangements....
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The Hoboken resident pioneered the use of steam for transportation. He initiated the first regular ferry service from New Jersey to New York, designed and built the first American steam locomotive, and developed the first seagoing steamship. He proposed a vehicular tunnel under the Hudson River and an elevated railroad in New York City....
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John Bardeen and Walter Brattain met as grad students at Princeton. With William Shockley, Bardeen’s manager at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, they won the 1956 Nobel Prize in physics for their invention....
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Coriell Institute for Medical Research...
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The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.”—Albert Einstein...
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Its revitalized downtown buzzes with antiques shops, cute restaurants, and a riverfront park ideal for strolling....
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How’s this for a slogan? “New Jersey and Money Magazine—Perfect Together.” In Money’s “Best Places to Live” issue, the Garden State placed eight municipalities in the Top 100, up from four in 2005 and five in 2006....
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