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Begin With A Broom

By Eric Levin | November 10, 2009
German immigrant Henry Thumann built the deli company his heirs have tended. ...
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Tracing seven generations back to the leader of Newark’s first Jewish congregation....
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She found her calling when she came to terms with her Ramapough Lenape heritage....
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The long, hard road from Italy leads to the mayor’s office in Nutley....
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Plucked from their homes during World War II, they made a life in Jersey....
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From slave days to modern times, this South Jersey family has been a witness to history....
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A long legacy of service distinguishes Jersey’s Frelinghuysen family....
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Dietz’s Domain

By Linda Fowler | November 9, 2009
At the Newark Museum, Ulysses S. Grant’s great-great-grandson presides over a vast collection of decorative art objects. ...
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It took four years and around 300 letters, but last year, Glen Ridge resident Coleen Christian Burke was finally invited to help decorate the nation’s most famous home. “My road to the White House was even longer than President Obama’s,” jokes Christian Burke, who got there first. A former television producer, she now runs a seasonal decorating business called Sugar Plums....
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James van Riemsdyk could not have scripted his first National Hockey League goal any better. With time winding down in the Philadelphia Flyers’ 5-1 victory October 24 over the visiting Florida Panthers, the 20-year-old rookie from Middletown streaked down the middle of the ice and tucked a backhander between the legs of the opposing goaltender....
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But the rough-talking political boss has become a legend by building valued social institutions in Newark’s North Ward....
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Regan Hofmann publishes a memoir designed to remove the stigma and allay some of the misconceptions about HIV and AIDS....
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The Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken starts anew with a semi-solo album....
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Where The Wizard Worked

By Jessica Remo | September 14, 2009
Edison’s West Orange lab re-opens its doors after a five-year renovation. ...
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80 years ago, a young outfielder from New Jersey helped Philadelphia win the World Series....
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It’s not easy—or cheap—being a superhero. Just ask Newark police detective Genaro Ortiz Jr., who for eighteen years has donned a Batman suit to speak in front of schools and community groups about issues like Halloween street safety....
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Man of Steel

By Jacqueline Mroz | August 11, 2009
He can’t leap tall buildings, but South Brunswick’s superman has strength to spare. ...
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When she started building houses for the Raritan Valley chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Kathryn Tanaka barely knew a hammer from a handsaw. “I knew basically nothing about building when I showed up,” says the Bridgewater resident....
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When Laura McKirdy hears success stories from former students of the Lake Drive Program, it reinforces why it has been her passion for the last 40 years....
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When people look at a garden, some see beauty, some see work. Ernest Cottrill, a retired software developer and 26-year resident of Warren Township, sees the solution to a critical problem—that of hunger in one of the state’s wealthiest counties....
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