Most Recent in Jersey Celebrities

Pie Eyed

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
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 New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
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 New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Plenty of New Jerseyans have influenced the world, and now there’s a place to honor them, at least virtually. ...
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Evelyn Axelrod Speaks

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
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 New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
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 New Jersey Monthly | 03/20/2015
The quirkiest doctor show on TV is right at home in New Jersey....
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Ms. Chip

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
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 New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
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 New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
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 New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
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 New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
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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The Old Man and the Bay

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Scientists want to bring shellfish back to Barnegat Bay. But can they bring back the baymen? ...
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Yo, Big Chuck

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Sylvester Stallone credits Chuck Wepner as the muse for Rocky. As the sixth installment comes to a theater near you, the “Bayonne Bleeder” is finally getting paid. ...
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Going Greek

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Ethereal aromas! Neon euphoria! Kudos for Hellenic hegemony! (English without these Greek-derived words would be like Jersey without Greek diners.) How a patriarchal system reached ambrosial apogee....
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Shoot First, Flirt Later

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Meet Market Adventures brings singles together for a rousing night of pistol practice. But the ultimate bull’s-eye is love....
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Man Hunt

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
After her husband of 46 years died, my grandmother bravely hurled herself into the dating game. She’s a catch. But the odds are not in her favor....
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Mellow Fellow?

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Jim Cramer, Mad Money’s screaming stock picker, turns shockingly normal when the camera blinks off. In his new book, Jim Cramer’s Stay Mad for Life, the hyperbolic pundit even counsels patience and investing for the long-term. ...
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Dresses Rehearsal

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Marlboro native Erin Fogel gets a big-screen break as a wacky bride in Katherine Heigl’s flick. She’s ready for her close-up....
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Being There

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Hi-Def TV is fine, but a sportswriter’s pilgrimage to the top ten athletic events not only puts him in touch with his past—it proves there’s no substitute for showing up....
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Indie Living

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
For musician Kevin Whelan, living alone is a double-edged sword. “I enjoy the peaceful time,” he says, “and I dislike the peaceful time.”...
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