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Shore Lore: Celluloid Singer

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Chances are you haven’t heard the song “On the Dark Side” for years. But it’s one of those tunes that you’d recall instantly if it popped up on the car radio....
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Shore Lore: Still Geator After All These Years

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Legendary Shore deejay Jerry Blavat was a skinny teenager whose ability to jump, jive, and wail made him a staple of American Bandstand. Fifty years and a million record spins later, he’s still rockin’ and rollin’....
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Shore Lore: Those Were the Vibes

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Music at the Shore is as much a part of summer as sand, surf, sunburn, and saltwater taffy. But unlike those perennial ingredients, the music changes with each generation. ...
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Shore Lore: The Sandman Cometh

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Every summer for the past eighteen years, Chuck Guidotti, a retired Camden cop and grandfather from Haddon Heights, has vacationed for two weeks in Ocean City....
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Puncher’s Chance

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Arturo Gatti, New Jersey’s favorite fighter, keeps firing. ...
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Ellis Island Muse

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Tewksbury poet Sondra Gash, whose collection Silk Elegy (CavanKerry Press, 2002) honors her immigrant relatives and their connection to Paterson’s silk industry, will lead a creative writing workshop on the 13th for 30 middle- and high-school language arts teachers during the second annual Ellis Island Institute Summer Teachers’ Seminar. ...
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Treasure Hunt

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
For Matthew Bogdanos, returning to Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey was something of a homecoming. ...
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The House that Love Built

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
For one Irvington family, the real beauty of a home is found in the community that surrounds it....
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It Ain’t Over

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
More than 40 years after playing his last Major League game, Yogi Berra, the pride of Montclair, remains fixed in the American imagination. Who’d-a thunk it?...
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Can You Top This

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
In this era of Reality TV, let’s give credit to those New Jerseyans committed to the quaint pursuit of getting into the Guinness Book of World Records....
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Funny Pages

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Everyone knows New Jersey is funny. Outside of those not-so-hilarious “What exit?” jokes, we seem to breed some of America’s most famous comedians. So it makes sense that comedy’s latest rising star is one of us....
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Down the Shore

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
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 New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
For Peter Cocoziello of Oldwick, chairman of the New Jersey Italian American Heritage Foundation....
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Hang Ten

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
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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A Tell of Terror at Home

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
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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A Gubernatorial Hanging

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
It took him a lifetime to get it, but artist Paul Jennis finally landed his dream job. ...
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How to Read The Confession

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
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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The Bag Lady of Lambertville

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
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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No Doubting Thomas

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/17/2015
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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Cream of the Crop

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
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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