May 2020: Excellence in Nursing
A good part of this month’s issue is dedicated to a salute of the state’s finest nurses, as recognized by the DAISY Foundation and the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA).
This editorial project was in the works for almost a year. As we finished it, we witnessed a new demonstration of the excellence of our nursing professionals. As of March 20, almost 500 additional nurses—including school and company nurses—had answered the NJSNA’s call for volunteers to work on the front lines against the coronavirus pandemic.
To these dedicated individuals, and to all who have walked into the eye of the storm to help their neighbors, we offer heartfelt thanks. Stay safe.
This Sparta Artist Built a Stained-Glass Cabin
Neile Cooper’s special space in Sussex County is rich with color and nature-inspired images.Read more
Meet the Winner of Our First-Ever Cutest Pet Contest
Kiwi, an 18-year-old Senegal parrot living in Bergen County, boasts a devoted online following.Read more
Miguel Cervantes Is No Stranger to Twists of Fate
The actor had just begun performing as Broadway’s new Hamilton when the coronavirus hit.Read more
7 NJ Museums You Can Visit Virtually
Stuck at home? Browse these collections from your couch.Read more
Novel Examines Rural Seclusion, Resilience of Women
In her new book, “Shiner,” Amy Jo Burns wanted to tell a story of “people who feel forgotten in a forgotten place.”Read more
5 Ways to Embrace the Power of Pink This Spring
The season’s hippest trends include translucent accessories and chic metallics.Read more
7 Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Adore
Tokens and treasures to pay homage to all the maternal figures in your world.Read more
Steve Adubato: Only in NJ
Are Jersey Workplaces Safer Amid #MeToo?
A Q&A with Patricia Teffenhart, executive director of the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault.Read more
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey Is More Essential Than Ever
Amid the coronavirus emergency, our state’s largest anti-hunger organization labors around the clock to feed NJ’s most vulnerable residents.Read more
How Alfa Demmellash Empowers At-Need Communities
The CEO and cofounder of Rising Tide Capital has emerged as an effective force in helping aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their American dream.Read more
Q&A with Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli: How Is NJ Responding to COVID-19?
The state’s top health official describes our latest coronavirus efforts and shares advice on testing, treatment and prevention.Read more
Our Inaugural Nod to Excellence in Nursing
From routine care to helping deal with a global health crisis, nurses play an outsize role in the medical community.Read more
Excellence in Nursing: Meet 6 Top Health-Care Professionals
DAISY Award winners share their approaches to compassionate care.Read more
Excellence in Nursing: C.A.R.E.S. Award Winners
The New Jersey State Nurses Association honors top professionals in the field.Read more
Will We Ever Get Our Gateway Tunnel?
Plans are in place. Crews are getting ready. Now, all that’s required for the much-needed Gateway Tunnel under the Hudson is the federal funding. (Don’t hold your breath.)Read more
Jersey’s Steps to Create a No-Hate State
As bias crimes proliferate, New Jersey is working to combat slurs and violence.Read more
Eat & Drink
Alone Together: Dispatches from the Jersey Restaurant World
As residents continue to shelter in place, restaurants miss us even more than we miss them.Read more
What to Know About Venomous Snakes in New Jersey
Copperheads and timber rattlesnakes feel right at home in our state’s northern slopes and southern wetlands.Read more