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Blue-Collar Heroes

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
This local dispute garnered national attention. In the end, workers didn’t get everything they wanted, but the strike captured the imaginations of activists around the country, even in New York City—perhaps the last time an injustice in New Jersey received attention on the east bank of the Hudson....
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A Cliff Before Dying

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
His last day on Earth was spent in New Jersey. On the cliffs overlooking the North River (as the Hudson was called) and Manhattan Island, he was shot by the vice president of the United States, Aaron Burr, during a duel....
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Burn

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
The media, including this magazine, have been chronicling the 40th anniversary of Newark’s catastrophic summer of 1967...
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The Original Jersey Guys

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
Lords Berkeley (1607–1678) and Carteret (1610–1680) They were much more than upper-class white males with fancy hairdos and flowing robes....
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Hard Landing

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
(1902–1974) Lucky Lindy, the greatest American hero of the Jazz Age, moved to New Jersey after his marriage to Anne Morrow in 1929, two years after he became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean....
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The Battle of Trenton

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
George Washington’s surprise attack turned the tide for the stars and stripes....
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Setting Precedent

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
Her classmates at Newark’s East Side High School voted her Most Likely to Succeed, and that she did. She earned her master’s degree at Montclair State and her Ph.D. from Columbia University....
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First and Foremost

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
(1902-1962) Her research for the NAACP helped convince the Supreme Court in 1954 that separate is not equal in education. After graduating from Barringer High School in Newark, Wright became the first African-American woman in the U.S. to earn a Ph.D. in history (from Columbia, in 1940)....
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Can’t Explain It — or Do Without It

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
Among the more than 100 patents he obtained while working for RCA, Rajchman developed the electron multiplier calculating device; the read-only memory computer system; the magnetic information-handling system (core memory); and the electronic microcopy apparatus. Your computer would not be the same without Rajchman’s innovations....
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Germ Warfare

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014

While investigating soil microbiology and the medicinal properties of soil organisms at Rutgers, Waksman discovered streptomycin and other antibiotics. He… Read the rest

“Mother’s Little Helper”

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
Leo H. Sternbach of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. in Nutley is known as the father of Valium—a synthesis of the vitamin biotin and the compound 1,4 benzodiazepine. Valium was the bestselling drug in America from 1969 to 1982. Sternbach died in 2005, at age 97, with more than 230 patents to his credit....
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Hold the Phone

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
The Intelligent Network Services Architecture, developed by Weber for AT&T at Bell Labs in Holmdel, was integral in flexible customer services such as the 800 number, calling cards, and software-defined network arrangements....
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Steamed Up

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
The Hoboken resident pioneered the use of steam for transportation. He initiated the first regular ferry service from New Jersey to New York, designed and built the first American steam locomotive, and developed the first seagoing steamship. He proposed a vehicular tunnel under the Hudson River and an elevated railroad in New York City....
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Little Wonder

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
John Bardeen and Walter Brattain met as grad students at Princeton. With William Shockley, Bardeen’s manager at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, they won the 1956 Nobel Prize in physics for their invention....
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Cellular Service

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
Coriell Institute for Medical Research...
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Real Men of Genius

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.”—Albert Einstein...
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