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Shore Lore: Beach Ball

By Kevin Coyne | September 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 Kevin Coyne | September 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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30 and Counting

By Brett Avery | September 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 Daria Meoli, Rema Rahman | September 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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A temporary space in an Ivy League place pays homage to the giants of science....
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Sleuthing in Newark

By Jennifer Melick | September 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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30 and Counting

By Brett Avery | September 18, 2014
In December 1986, it’s announced that New Jersey will get a new terminal for imported cars—just the latest sign of the state’s declining role as a manufacturing powerhouse. ...
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From lunch wagons to stone edifices, here’s a quick history of the structure you may be sitting in....
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Situation: Every level of government appears to be brimming with unethical officials who, as they conduct the public’s business, view entitlement, favoritism, and lawbreaking as routine....
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Deja Vu, All Over Again

By Liz George | September 18, 2014
The trend in town centers is a look that conjures images of the past, even if it never existed in that zip code before....
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Open Wound

By Terry Golway | September 18, 2014
Forty years after the riots that ripped Newark apart, a city scarred by violence and neglect tries to make peace with its past and plant hope for its future....
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Home Land Insecurity

By Eben Kaplan | September 18, 2014
Uncle Sam has spoken: The states are virtually on their own to defend assets such as ports, refineries, chemical plants, railways, highways, and bridges against attack. Fortunately, we don’t have any of those in New Jersey......
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Winning Formula

By Will Hughes | September 18, 2014
NFL coach Lombardi never suffered a losing season, leading the Green Bay Packers to five championships. He died in 1970; his final resting place: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown Township....
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Day Trip: Bayonne

By Tom Mackin | September 18, 2014
Day Trip to Bayonne - New Jersey Monthly - Best of NJ...
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Yanks a Lot

By Yogi Berra, Will Hughes | September 18, 2014
Yogi Berra and Phil Rizzuto “The Scooter” settled in Hillside and Berra is a staple in Montclair....
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The Vanguard

By Jennifer Melick | September 18, 2014
On the air since 1979, this noncommercial Newark jazz station (88.3 FM) has become one of the city’s most influential cultural forces....
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P.O.T.U.S. Flower

By Terry Golway | September 18, 2014
After serving as president of Princeton University, this transplanted southerner was elected governor of New Jersey in 1910. Without that step, it’s hard to imagine that he could have been elected the 28th P.O.T.U.S. two years later....
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Rage Against the Machine

By Terry Golway | September 18, 2014
As Newark commemorates the 40th anniversary of the catastrophic disturbances of 1967, Gibson has enjoyed a brief return to the public spotlight, and understandably so. Gibson became the city’s first African-American mayor after a bitter election battle with Hugh Addonizio in 1970. His victory did not lead to a revival of the shattered city. But it did mark a victory for the state’s African-American population....
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No, Not the Muppet

By Terry Golway | September 18, 2014

He was the only president  born in the state (in Caldwell, in 1837), the only president to serve nonconsecutive terms… Read the rest