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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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Worlds Apart

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
The state’s largest public high school has nothing in common with the smallest, right? Spend time inside each—urban or bucolic, immigrant or fourth-generation farm kid—and the common ground might surprise you....
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30 and Counting: People Express

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
This month we remember the first flight of People Express, out of Newark Airport in April 1981. Before People went bust nearly six years later, its introduction of super-low prices changed the airline industry forever....
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30 and Counting: Legalized Gambling

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
Since the first Atlantic City casino opened for legalized gambling 28 years ago this month, the city has become a major hot spot. We look back at the legislation that allowed gambling and its impact on the state....
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30 and Counting: Florio Tax Increase

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
We look back at the notorious tax increase that took effect under Governor Jim Florio’s watch in June 1990, which spawned a citizens’ backlash that forever changed New Jersey’s political landscape....
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Shore Lore: What’s in a Name

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014

It was indeed a dark and stormy night, like many that winter of 1817. The wreckmasters’ crews were standing by… Read the rest

Shore Lore: Beach Ball

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
Bottom of the ninth. Yankees down by 1 to the Red Sox. Two men on…and rookie shortstop Joe Buzas rips one into left field. ...
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Shore Lore: Spellbound

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
There were three of them in that room at the Ambassador Hotel in Atlantic City on a June Sunday in 1922—three sitting around a table with the shades drawn against the afternoon sun, three closing their eyes in deepest concentration. Or were there four?...
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52 Things Every New Jerseyan Must Know

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/17/2015
Must-know facts for New Jerseyans....
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30 and Counting

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
For decades Meadowlands referred to the odiferous stretch of swamp glimpsed from Route 3 and the Turnpike. That changed on July 2, 1981, when the Brendan Byrne Arena opened, joining the five-year-old Giants Stadium and Meadowlands Racetrack....
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From the Rubble

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
It’s been five years since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Many New Jerseyans have been instrumental in rebuilding and restoring our lives. Here are just a few of their stories....
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Anatomy of a Princeton Park

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
A temporary space in an Ivy League place pays homage to the giants of science....
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Sleuthing in Newark

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
The 40th anniversary of the Newark race riots is coming up this July, and Brett Ellen Block has just written a crime novel, The Lightning Rule (William Morrow), with the riots as a backdrop. ...
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