Most Recent in Jersey Celebrities

Hall in the Family

By David Chmiel | March 12, 2015
The first inductees into the New Jersey Hall of Fame are world-class achievers by any measure. And there are plenty more where they came from. Next step: brick-and-mortar....
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Anthony Colandro teaches gun safety for home defense, but his provocatively named company, Gun for Hire, attracts people who (like him) have a gleam in their eye. ...
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A world-famous DJ has rendered 3,000 people in the dance club unable to shake it one more time. Most of the city is sucking down coffee to kick-start the day, but these folks—New Yorkers and visitors from around the world—grudgingly admit they’ve got to go home and lie down or shower, then shuffle off to work....
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British writer influenced by Bruce Springsteen - New Jersey Monthly - The Best of Jersey. Sarfraz Manzoor, a British Muslim, publishes a tribute to the one man who helped him reconcile his conflicting backgrounds and cope with a rocky relationship with his father: none other than Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen. ...
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New Jersey Nets senior dance team - New Jersey Monthly - The best of NJ.The challenge facing the NETSational Dancers—the senior citizen dance team of the New Jersey Nets—is more mental than physical. ...
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One difference about this fashion show is that the models actually smile—and when they do, some of them reveal braces. Frequent cries of, “That’s my daughter!” fill the air as the girls, ages ten to seventeen, model clothes they have personally designed and sewn. ...
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Vanity Flair

By Teresa Politano | March 12, 2015
Interviewing the hottest celebs is just another day at the office for Jane Sarkin. But time at home is where the fun really starts....
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A DVD for Budding Ballerinas

By | March 12, 2015
After frustration in finding ballet videos geared towards young children, Essex County residents, Mary Kate Mellow's and Stephanie Troeller created a Prima Princessa ballet DVD inspired by their own little ballerinas....
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“Attention Ikea customers!” the speakers blared. “The store is now closed. Please bring all purchases to check out—some people have to sleep out here for crying out loud.”...
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Teaneck native Joel Ansh says he got the nickname “fat boy” by scarfing food off friends’ plates. He sells a product that could earn others a similar moniker. Fat Boy’s Outrageous Cookie Dough comes in two-pound boxes of 27 frozen, pre-cut cookies in six varieties....
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The Milkman Cometh

By Joe Strupp | March 12, 2015
When you call Suncrest Farms, a cow answers—a recorded moo, actually, followed by a friendly voice saying, “At Suncrest Farms, the cows get excited every time the phone rings.” And it is ringing more often than ever....
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Dan Barry spends most of his weeks thousands of miles from home, chasing stories about other places. He’s found, much to his surprise, that he’d rather be in New Jersey....
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Chefs

By Teresa Politano | March 12, 2015
In the heyday of Manhattan’s La Grenouille, celebs were seated in the restaurant’s front room, while the unwashed masses—those gastronomically challenged folks who thought sweetbreads were dessert—occupied the back room, scornfully dubbed the ketchup room. Didier Jouvenet was La Grenouille’s maitre’d then, seating the likes of Henry Kissinger, Nancy Reagan, Oscar de la Renta, and Prince Rainier....
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Hall of Fame

By Joe Piscopo | March 12, 2015
Slapstick or sardonic, angry or angst-ridden, or sometimes just plain goofy, the geniuses of New Jersey comedy have kept the world laughing for generations....
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Once pilloried from Pompton Plains to Penny Pot, the former two-term governor is basking in his role as the unofficial state comedian. He recently weighed in with his top five one-liners....
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Ray Stearn doesn’t have much time to make a skeptical audience laugh. Good thing he hasn’t quit his day job....
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For Virginia S. Bauer of Red Bank, CEO and Secretary of the New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth & Tourism Commission....
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Ed Rodriguez owns Rascals, the vanguard of New Jersey comedy clubs. Now he’s bringing the Rascals brand to cyberspace....
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Political Vérité

By Rema Rahman | March 12, 2015
New Jersey politics is known for being two steps ahead of peculiar (see: McGreevey, Jim). Filmmakers Kristian Fraga and Juan Dominguez capture the weirdness in Anytown, U.S.A., a documentary about the 2003 mayoral campaign in, of all places, Bogota....
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Life sure gets complicated when you look like TV’s most lovable sad sack....
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