December 2017: Growing Up in NJ

New Jersey celebrities share fond memories of youth in the Garden State.

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Growing Up

Growing Up: Memories of Childhood in NJ

New Jersey celebrities share sweet memories of youth in the Garden State.

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Features

The Crosby in Montclair is a Nightspot that Hits the Jackpot

Partners have turned a single block in Montclair into a restaurant fiefdom, culminating in the smash opening of their pub, the Crosby.

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Bartenders Come Out Smokin’ at Iron Shaker Competition

Creativity was on tap as Garden State mixologists crafted storied cocktails at the fifth annual Iron Shaker competition.

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Community Colleges are Lowering the Cost of Education

Community colleges are positioned as an antidote to the staggering costs of most four-year schools. Here’s how they fill this growing need.

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High School Athletic Directors Always Have Their Heads in the Games

For high school athletic directors, the workload and the stress are greater than ever.

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Garden Variety

TV Host Daisy Fuentes is a Jersey Girl Through and Through

The Harrison native and entrepreneur talks about Latin representation, her animal rights advocacy and the instant kinship she feels with New Jerseyans.

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Poet Patrick Rosal Paves His Own Path to Success

Patrick Rosal, an Edison native, recently won the 2017 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for his latest book, “Brooklyn Antediluvian.”

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At a Giants Game in 1987, A Former President Was a Good Sport

Richard Nixon was welcomed to a New York Giants game on December 19, 1987 against the Green Bay Packers.

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16-Year-Old Powerlifter is Redefining Girl Power

Naomi Kutin, a Teaneck native and powerlifter, is the subject of the documentary “Supergirl.”

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Eat & Drink

Symon Says, ‘Mangia Bene’: Angeline in Atlantic City

Inspired by his mom’s home cooking, Iron Chef and The Chew co-host Michael Symon brings Italian gusto to the Borgata.

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Steak, Confident and Old School: Edward’s Steakhouse

Edward’s Steakhouse was shuttered by Sandy’s storm surge, but the restaurant has come back strong, from its dry-aged steaks to its house-made icebox cake.

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Tim McLoone’s Rebuilt Rum Runner in Sea Bright

After Hurricane Sandy, the restaurateur needed four years to rebuild his Sea Bright restaurant, elevating it a cautionary 14 feet above ground level. Has McLoone elevated the food and service as well as the structure?

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Restless in the Restroom

We asked women how they feel about those places where they “freshen up.” They did not paint a pretty picture.

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Stylephile

Our Holiday Gift Guide Has Something For Everyone on Your List

Celebrate the season with gifts that are sure to delight.

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For The Gals On Your Holiday Gift List

Every little thing to make her heart sing.

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Eat & Drink

Symon Says, ‘Mangia Bene’: Angeline in Atlantic City

Inspired by his mom’s home cooking, Iron Chef and The Chew co-host Michael Symon brings Italian gusto to the Borgata.

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Aperitifs in The Spotlight

Aperitifs, which are relatively low in alcohol and semidry, with herbal notes, make ideal appetite stimulants.

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Steak, Confident and Old School: Edward’s Steakhouse

Edward’s Steakhouse was shuttered by Sandy’s storm surge, but the restaurant has come back strong, from its dry-aged steaks to its house-made icebox cake.

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Exit Ramp

Trash Talk

Holiday-tipping etiquette and other sanitation insights from my friendly garbage guy.

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