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Green Temptation

By Antoinette DeNise | February 4, 2008
For many New Jerseyans, the return of warm weather evokes sweet childhood memories of the ice-cream truck coming down the street. But for Colts Neck resident Richard Emanuele, president of Mr. Green Tea Ice Cream, ice cream is more than a summertime sweet; it’s a twelve-month obsession....
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Some cook at home, some dine out, but even on days off, chefs and restaurateurs gotta eat....
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Three years after Moses Septytor was born in 1925, his parents, fleeing anti-Semitism and seeking opportunity, left their native Poland. The family settled in Newark, where Moses, a good student, graduated from a yeshiva....
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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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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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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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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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Arturo Gatti, New Jersey’s favorite fighter, keeps firing. ...
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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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For Matthew Bogdanos, returning to Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey was something of a homecoming. ...
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For one Irvington family, the real beauty of a home is found in the community that surrounds it....
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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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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 Michelle Kahan | January 31, 2008
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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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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For Peter Cocoziello of Oldwick, chairman of the New Jersey Italian American Heritage Foundation....
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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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