Most Recent in Jersey Celebrities

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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Jim Dratfield photographs animals—and occasionally their owners—from house pets to exotic creatures like skink lizards from the Solomon Islands. The 46-year-old Princeton native calls his art form petography....
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Every morning, artist Timothy Martin draws inspiration simply by walking down his driveway in picturesque Sergeantsville....
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Sweet Lou

By Erik Ortiz | March 12, 2015
Paterson applauds its funniest native son....
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Dick Vitale went from coaching kids at East Rutherford High to recruiting at Rutgers. "I love the Garden State! Now I’m Dickie V, ESPN’s go-to guy! I am a prime-time player, baaaaby! But I gotta tell ya, I am blessed. Without Lorraine, the kids, the grandkids, it’s nothin’....”...
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In Your Face

By Terry Golway | March 12, 2015
Richard J. Codey speaks frankly—doesn’t he always?—about fourteen intense months as boss of the Garden State....
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This month we look back at Bruce Springsteen’s March 1999 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 1984 release of Born in the U.S.A. had clinched Springsteen’s status as a rock ’n’ roll legend....
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Jeffrey Citron made his name as the boy wonder of computerized day-trading, then ran afoul of federal regulators. Today, as CEO of Edison-based Vonage, he wants to revolutionize the telephone industry. Can he be trusted with your dial tone?...
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Boss 101

By John T. Ward | March 12, 2015
This month a group of academics will assemble at Monmouth University to engage in scholarly discourse on a matter of grave concern to New Jerseyans: the cultural significance of Bruce Springsteen. No, really....
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Looking for an ecologically friendly way to unload your old computer? Call the New Outlook Pioneers of Morris County....
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Hello, Dalai

By Alexis Crisman | March 12, 2015
Tibetan leader to bring message of peace to Piscataway.With his large-rimmed glasses and crimson robe, Tenzin Gyatso hardly looks the part of contemporary rock star. But his Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, might well fill 41,000-seat Rutgers Stadium to capacity when he delivers a talk there this month on “Peace, War, and Reconciliation.”...
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Life with Papa

By Dawn Shurmaitis | March 12, 2015
In pre-Castro Cuba, René Villarreal's world revolved around a literary giant and his glorious tales of travel. Today, at Villarreal's home in “Havana on the Hudson,” Hemingway is never far from his thoughts....
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When Melissa Jacobs started her second novel, she decided she needed a change. Instead of writing in her mother’s basement, which is where her first book, Lexi James and the Council of Girlfriends, was born, she rented a studio overlooking Collingswood’s historic downtown....
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Not Out of the Woods

By Erik Ortiz | March 12, 2015
Debra Galant points to the view from Route 10 through Essex County as a stark reminder that the state’s green spaces are becoming extinct....
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For blues/rock guitarist and singer Chaz DePaolo of Kearny...
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Hooked

By David Pulizzi | March 12, 2015
The story of how a hip-hopping, break-dancing, tattooed dude named Mike Iaconelli from South Jersey shattered the tradition-bound world of professional bass fishing. ...
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His Name is Earl

By Annemarie Conte | March 16, 2015
Mutts is the creation of New Jersey cartoonist Patrick McDonnell, whose canine obsession led to a comic strip featuring a dog named Earl and his sidekick, a cat named Mooch. ...
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Fashion Giant

By Teresa Politano | March 12, 2015
At 33, former Saddle Brook resident Doo-Ri Chung has become a darling of the fashion world....
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Hit Man

By Joel Keller | March 12, 2015
Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens has never been satisfied being merely a leading voice for alternative rock—which only partly explains why, at 50, he’s trying to make it as a professional baseball player....
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How Sweet It Is

By Jennifer Melick | March 12, 2015
“I think almost every person likes chocolate. I mean, there are very few who don’t,” says Laura Waitze Zuckerman, a Bridgewater resident who parlayed her own passion for chocolate by starting Yummie (908-285-1494; yummiecookies.com), a mail-order confectionery, in December 2004....
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