June 2020: We Stand Together (Six Feet Apart)
Those of you who are familiar with the rhythms of New Jersey Monthly know that June normally brings our annual Shore Guide. But not this year.
This year’s June issue is unique. It starts with the cover: stark, simple, and devoid of almost all headlines. Yet we think it speaks volumes. Inside the magazine, almost every page is devoted to a single subject: New Jersey’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic that has battered the state, the nation and the world.
It’s an issue like no other, for a time like no other.
Volunteers who participated in last year’s cleanups retrieved close to 500,000 items, including a car bumper, a toilet and a $6,000 diamond engagement ring.Read more
Steve Adubato: Only in NJ
Currently shuttered due to the coronavirus, our state’s theaters, museums and cultural centers await word about reopening. Many fear long-term financial woes.Read more
Our EMTs, paramedics, firefighters and law enforcement officers are facing unprecedented challenges in the wake of the coronavirus.Read more
With unprecedented speed, they’re playing an essential role in a global effort.Read more
Some towns have sold out their initial supply of season passes; availability of daily badges could be slim.Read more
Stories of sacrifice, service and resilience.Read more
Despite some obvious downsides, meeting with patients virtually in the time of the coronavirus has been gratifying for many local doctors.Read more
Eat & Drink
At home, with time on their hands and no staff to command, chefs adjust to life at the family stove. Here, seven executive chefs offer a recipe and reflections.Read more