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Princeton University was the site of the first holiday game 150 years ago....
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The work of Edward Bowser Jr., which invites comparisons to Frank Lloyd Wright, has been largely overlooked until now....
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The Essex County community was an idyllic respite for Oakley after years spent living in tents, hotels and rooming houses on tour....
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When War Came to Cape May County

By New Jersey Monthly | 06/29/2022
The story of the oft-forgotten Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet in June 1776....
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These attractions have been doling out unique fun around the Garden State for decades....
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Amid World War II, NJ's Garden Club dreamed up "a living tribute" to military sons and daughters. Today, there are 39 such sites throughout the state....
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Playtime classics like Play-Doh and Lionel trains began right here....
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16 Tasty Moments in New Jersey Food History

By Jennifer Finn | 01/08/2020
A timeline of delicious innovations, from Taylor ham to Kohr’s Frozen Custard....
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Howard Unruh’s killing spree marked America’s first modern mass murder. Decades later, it's as relevant as ever....
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The school's new campus, which opened last September, features a three-story academic building and a 533-bed dorm with ocean views....
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Shoot American History! Yes, You!

By Eric Levin | 04/06/2015

The 70 South Gallery in Morristown is calling photographers to submit images for an exhibit it is mounting to coincide… Read the rest

My Gray Green

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
Banks have replaced many of the shops that made the Morristown Green lively. Some say the retailers will return, but I wonder....
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Anniversary

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
Although he spent most of his life in Philadelphia, Ben Franklin made a few memorable visits to Burlington, just across the Delaware River. ...
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All Things Change

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
For many, Atlantic City and Miss America were forever linked. Now only the city by the sea is confident in its future....
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30 and Counting: Breakup of AT&T

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
This year marks our 30th year of publication. We’ll celebrate throughout 2006 by spotlighting memorable New Jersey news events of the last three decades. In each issue we’ll feature an episode from that month in the state’s past. We begin with the breakup of Bedminster-based telecom giant AT&T, which followed an announcement by the company in January 8, 1982....
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Telling Stories

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
The Salem County Historical Society premieres a new film this month about the history of the county’s black population, part of a multimedia effort called the African-American Oral History Project. ...
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The Many Faces of Our Founding Father

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
In his lifetime, Charles Willson Peale, one of the finest portrait artists America has ever produced, created 60 portraits of George Washington, whose birthday we celebrate this month....
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Echoes of the Past

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014

South Jersey communities built long ago by African-Americans struggle to keep pace in the modern world. Naomi Morris stands in… Read the rest

30 and Counting: the Pinelands Protection Act

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/17/2015
This month we recall Governor Brendan Byrne’s 1979 signing of the Pinelands Protection Act, put forth to end construction in unspoiled portions of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, and Ocean counties....
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A Modest Proposal

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
A plan out of Trenton could single out a group of hard-working people to help soothe the sting of the state’s budget crunch....
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