Towns & Schools

In 1872, a Hightstown prep school was saved by the intervention of a wealthy immigrant named Thomas B. Peddie. Today the establishment, renamed for its white knight, is thriving. ...
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Sell Your Home Now!

December 23, 2013

Buyers are swarming. Inventory is low. So what are you waiting for? Experts say there may be no better time than now to post that for-sale sign....
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Longtime Newark residents Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno's film, "The Rule," documents an all-boys private school with a college acceptance rate of nearly 100 percent....
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Top Towns—Alphabetical List

September 3, 2013

We've put all 514 New Jersey municipalities in alphabetical order for your convenience. ...
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Situated just south of the New York border, Upper Saddle River is a five-square-mile town whose residents—many of whom are doctors, Wall Street professionals and successful entrepreneurs—are the most affluent in New Jersey, with a median household income of $180,429....
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Located on the western edge of Bergen County, Oakland is woodsy and a bit remote, but its midsize homes, good schools and low crime rate make it popular with young families. ...
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Empty nesters flock to Monroe. The town has more active-adult developments than any municipality in the state, comprising 50 percent of the local housing stock. As a result, almost half the population is 55-plus....
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Hoboken simply buzzes with life. With easy access to public transportation, Hoboken has been transformed from a blue-collar town to a bedroom community for young, professional singles....
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Moorestown fancies itself a town of winners. In 2013, the girls’ lacrosse team ranked number 1 nationwide. But their achievement is more than symbolic....
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Volunteerism is a way of life in Warren, and the people of the town make it what it is. From the coaches in the recreation department to emergency services personnel to Warren’s various boards and commissions, the vast majority of hours are put in by volunteers....
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For those who favor municipal consolidation, the merger of the two Princetons is the very model for a modern New Jersey....
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How the town rankings were compiled. ...
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Our bi-annual ranking of the best places in the Garden State to call home....
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It’s not unusual for folks in Mendham Borough to lend their neighbors a hand. But more than the Morris County town’s strong sense of community makes it number one in New Jersey Monthly’s 2013 Top Towns survey....
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The Property Tax Debate

August 9, 2013

With no easy answers. it's time to put every idea on the table....
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Memories of New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg, who died June 3 at the age of 89....
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Trenton should act faster on bill to block conversion therapy....
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Roiled by a coaching scandal, new university president Robert Barchi grapples with a long list of monumental tasks—including the merger with UMDNJ. ...
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New technology proposed to fend off future floods. ...
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Check out New Jersey Monthly’s Emmy®-winning NJTV series about top towns in the Garden State. ...
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