March 2018: The Pizza Issue

Take a century of tradition, add local color, a new wave of artisanship and imagination, and what you get just might be Jersey’s favorite food.

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Best Pizza

35 Must-Try Palaces of Pizza

Take a century of tradition, add local color, a new wave of artisanship and imagination, and what you get just might be Jersey’s favorite food.

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A Little Lingo

Understand what you’re ordering with our pizza-style guide.

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Flatbreads Rising

Flatbreads are just pizzas by another name, and they’re very well liked.

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In the Classic Tomato Pie, Tomatoes are Still on Top

Jersey’s original pizza, the Trenton tomato pie, has left the city but is bubbling big time in the ’burbs.

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Razza’s Dan Richer is a Journey Man

For the lauded Jersey City pizzamaker, the pursuit of perfection is a journey that never ends

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Is Pizza Healthy?

How many calories are you consuming in a single slice of pizza?

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Features

Laura Benanti Soars To Broadway & Beyond

Laura Benanti jumped from Paper Mill Playhouse to the Great White Way. Now the Tony winner from Kinnelon is adding TV roles and comedy to her growing résumé.

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Sexual Assault on Campus: A Special Report

On campuses across New Jersey, more students are coming forward about sexual misconduct, but confusion remains.

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Club Teams Flourish, But the Bases are Empty for Little Leagues

Towns strain to fill baseball rosters as club teams nab the best players.

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Eat & Drink

Playing to Their Strength: Stage Left Steak in New Brunswick

On its silver anniversary, Stage Left’s founders rebranded their iconic restaurant as a steak house. Good move.

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The Marcelli Family Brings Treasures From the Old Country

For the Marcellis of Wayne, a trip to their ancestral home in Abruzzo, Italy, inspired a years-long effort to bring their cousins’ amazing artisanal cheeses here.

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Sibling Synchronicity: 17 Summer in Lodi

At 17 Summer in Lodi, the Cuccia siblings, Joseph (the chef) and Jenna (the manager), have turned a low-key storefront in a low-key neighborhood into a “modern European” restaurant.

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Stephanie’s Barbeque in Nutley Serves BBQ, Portuguese-Style

At Stephanie’s Barbecue in Nutley, photos of the Portuguese countryside set the scene as the charcoal pit turns out an array of mouth-watering meats and seafood.

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On a Greek Isle…in Englewood: Syros Taverna

Paintings of boats, piers and sun-baked villages on the Greek island of Syros decorate the walls of Syros Taverna in Englewood, which reviewer Fran Schumer recommends you visit for the charcoal-grilled fish and any dish involving eggplant.

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Home & Garden

The Revivalists

A house-flipping pro and his wife, a designer, put their skills to work on a place to call their own.

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Flip, Don’t Flop

As a professional house flipper, Scott Friedmann gives new life to neglected homes. The money is good—but, Friedmann warns, flipping is not as easy as it looks.

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Garden Variety

MLB Executive Kim Ng’s Career is a Grand Slam

Ridgewood native Kim Ng talks about her 1998 World Series win with the New York Yankees, her current role as senior vice president of baseball operations and being the highest ranking woman in sports.

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On the Trail of Women’s History

New Jersey women have shaped the direction of the state and the nation. The New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail features 94 sites that help tell the story of their achievements.

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What Makes Jersey Irish?

Reflecting on the Garden State’s Irish heritage.

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“The Alienist” Star Brian Geraghty on Going from Toms River to Teddy Roosevelt

Brian Geraghty portrays New York City police commissioner and future president Teddy Roosevelt in the TNT series “The Alienist.”

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Style & Shopping

Lovin’ It Local: Shop Englewood

Just over the GWB from Manhattan, Englewood boasts a downtown that’s a vibrant mix of yesteryear charm and tony boutiques.

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Only in NJ with Steve Adubato

Partners Wanted

Local institutions pledge their support as Newark takes back control of its public schools.

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Exit Ramp

The Politics of Trees

Preserving a town’s arboreal splendor can cause a logjam of complaints from the neighbors.

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