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A tiny Asian pest is threatening crops across New Jersey. Sounds like a job for Paul Raybold, the official state beekeeper. ...
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Good works and good service are the hallmarks of this year’s Family Business of the Year Award winners. Two businesses at opposite ends of New Jersey, each dedicated to the delivery of good food and service, take the cake in this year’s New Jersey Family Business of the Year Awards....
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Southern Cooking

By Teresa Politano | March 12, 2015
When Clifton Freshwater opened his first restaurant in 1988, he couldn’t even boil water. Not to worry, he thought. I’ll just hire a good chef and be free to run the business....
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His band was discovered in a radio talent search. Jon Bon Jovi and his mates have since sold 100 million albums. They may be gazillionaires, but they’re regular Jersey gazillionaires....
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How do people who are around food and wine 24/7 stay in shape? Joyce and Eugene Flynn (Amanda’s, Hoboken) practice Yoga to keep fit and build stamina. Mitchell Altholz (Highlawn Pavilion, West Orange) burns off his buns at the stove for twelve hours each day....
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Making Mario

By Daria Meoli | March 12, 2015
How does a man turn himself into a $65 million enterprise? He goes to Rutgers, graduates with degrees in economics and Spanish theater, and hones his stromboli-making skills. Mario Batali’s road to celebrity-chef stardom isn’t exactly conventional....
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Plenty of New Jersey musicians are hot this month—no doubt sweating it out while awaiting the opening of the Grammy envelopes. And the nominees (with their sometime Garden State hometowns) are:...
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Virtual Romance

By Michelle Kahan | March 12, 2015
Or how a single woman from Old Bridge found true love in the pages of New Jersey Monthly....
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Flying Solo

By Teresa Politano | March 12, 2015
You don’t have to be miserable just because you don’t have a date this weekend. Plenty of singles are doing just fine. How does one deal with being single...read this article and find out. ...
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Early 1970s. Wiseguy kid in Spiderman T-shirt and jeans talking animatedly to group of skeptical Indiana University department potentates....
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In Good Spirits

By Jeff Edelstein | March 12, 2015
Once the presidential spirit of choice, Applejack fell out of favor with American tastebuds. Its founding family wants to change that....
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Commitment Issues

By Michelle Kahan | March 12, 2015
Two Asbury Park pioneers in downtown redevelopment recently broke ground of a different kind. Robert Legere and Steven Troy, founders of Robert Legere Home, took part in New Jersey’s first commitment ceremony recognized by the Episcopal Church. “We had gone through so many things together that we just couldn’t imagine why we shouldn’t make it a permanent relationship,” Troy says....
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The Good Seed

By Michelle Kahan | March 12, 2015
American Fruit Grower magazine recently named Gary Mount, owner of Terhune Orchards in Lawrence Township, its Apple Grower of the Year, citing his innovative application of marketing and technology....
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The Write Stuff

By Christopher Hann | March 12, 2015
This summer Friends of Libraries U.S.A. honored Dorothy Parker and William Carlos Williams by dedicating Parker’s Long Branch birthplace and the Rutherford home where Williams spent most of his life....
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Sure, she looks like just another well-to-do suburban housewife. But for three White House administrations, Cathy Fenton was the ultimate insider....
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The two men fighting to become the most powerful governor in the nation slog through allegations and voter apathy. So why do they want the job?...
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For Dennis Benigno of Clifton, executive director, Coalition for Brain Injury Research...
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A Journey Home

By Rema Rahman | March 12, 2015
Kavery Kaul always knew she wanted to make films. In high school, she read books on the subject and trekked into New York City from her home in Martinsville as often as she could for film premieres. ...
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Music Man

By Bibi Deitz | March 12, 2015
Ever wonder who comes up with the musical sound track for that grand cinematic kiss, dramatic chase scene, or heartbreaking goodbye? It just might be Hunterdon County composer and musician Robert Sands....
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You probably heard by now that Jim McGreevey will publish his memoir later this year. The onetime wunderkind of New Jersey politics certainly has a lot of great material to work with, having presided over the most scandal-plagued administration in recent memory. ...
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