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Down the Shore

By Nicole Pensiero | March 12, 2015
He’s a Renaissance man in swim trunks, a lifeguard whose cartoons have been featured in The New Yorker for nearly 20 years. But John O’Brien has guarded the 22nd Street Beach in North Wildwood even longer, having joined the city’s beach patrol 36 years ago. Now 52, the Delran resident travels with a notepad, jotting down cartoon ideas often based on life’s everyday absurdities....
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Q & A

By Steve Adubato | March 12, 2015
For Peter Cocoziello of Oldwick, chairman of the New Jersey Italian American Heritage Foundation....
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Hang Ten

By Michelle Kahan | March 12, 2015
There’s nothing odd about a college kid with a part-time job, but what about one who owns his own clothing company with four of his friends?...
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Here’s a catch-22 for the modern age: How do you get inside the head of a suicide bomber? If you’re John Updike, you set your 22nd novel in Paterson, where six 9/11 hijackers, including Hani Hanjour, the pilot of the plane that flew into the Pentagon, lived in the spring of 2001....
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It took him a lifetime to get it, but artist Paul Jennis finally landed his dream job. ...
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Jim McGreevey’s tell-all (okay, more likely “tell-some”) memoir is due out next month. In the interest of public service, we provide a handy guide for Trenton insiders....
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At age four, Chery Lin fell in love with handbags. Decades later, she fell in love with vintage handbags that revealed to her a kind of beauty she’d never seen. “Even something as simple as a handbag, if beautifully designed and crafted, can give you pleasure every day,” she says....
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Thomas Edison is one of the Garden State’s adopted sons and on the 75th anniversary of his death, there is still plenty of light to shine on his life....
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Charlene Napoleon was only a teenager when her obsession with cream puffs began. The Trenton native learned to make the creamy, dreamy treats from a friend’s dad—a professional baker—then spent the next couple of decades perfecting the art while working as a hairdresser and a trainer for Redken Laboratories....
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Pie Eyed

By Teresa Politano | March 12, 2015
If an apple must fall, at least let it fall into a pie. A really good apple should be treated with respect, says Carole Walter, renowned cookbook author, serious baker, and unabashed fan of American apple pie....
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Tramps Like Them

By Tom Wilk | March 12, 2015
As a musical group, the Original Hobo Band is known as much for its colorfully mismatched uniforms as for its lively performances....
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Hall of a Deal

By Rema Rahman | March 12, 2015
Plenty of New Jerseyans have influenced the world, and now there’s a place to honor them, at least virtually. ...
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More than once, Evelyn Axelrod says, “I’ve said too much.” But the words come easily, perhaps because the wife of Herbert Axelrod—the pet-care magnate, philanthropist, and patron of the arts—is breaking her long silence about his controversial sale of 30 rare stringed instruments to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra....
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A Good Loser

By Jennifer Weiss | March 12, 2015
Dr. Jeff Levine gained national attention last year when he shed almost 200 pounds—nearly half his weight—all in the name of reality TV....
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House Calls

By Jennifer Weiss | March 20, 2015
The quirkiest doctor show on TV is right at home in New Jersey....
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Ms. Chip

By Lauren Murphy | March 12, 2015
Hope Jones can remember the day when, as a kid, she mastered the art of chocolate chip cookies and vowed that someday baking would become more than just a hobby....
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Funny Days

By Lauren Murphy | March 12, 2015
Growing up, Michael Somerville used to sneak downstairs late at night to watch one of his comedy idols, Johnny Carson, on television. By the time he was a college freshman, he had become hooked on making people laugh—especially after a successful attempt at stand-up comedy. But upon graduation in 1994, the Berkeley Heights native needed a full-time job....
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Bless Them, Father

By Matt Cheplic | March 12, 2015
Father Vincent Fortunato is undergoing a conversion. Well, at least in football terms. He serves as the New York Giants team chaplain. ...
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Marthon Man

By Jennifer Weiss | March 12, 2015
Back in 1988, when Jon Solomon was fifteen and a deejay-in-training at WPRB in Princeton, 103.3 fm, he volunteered to fill the Christmas Eve slot in the station’s December schedule. He wasn’t busy that night, since he celebrates Hanukkah....
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Still Standing

By Denise Di Stephan | March 12, 2015
She helped her husband become governor and stood by him when he shocked the world. Then she became a working single mom, focused on the present—until The Confession stirred up the past. Now Dina Matos McGreevey is concentrating on the future. ...
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