Yesterday, I tossed The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing into my beach bag. I first read Melissa Bank's debut novel when it came out sixteen years ago, and I remembered that some of the action takes place on Long Beach Island, where I am now.
Here's the 2-week-old headline from the Trenton, New Jersey, Trentonian, just so you know what we're dealing with: "Weapon charge dismissed for man with no muscle control in arms."
People are generally just not that nice. This was on full display recently when a waitress in New Jersey was left a tip that simply said "LOL" where one usually scribbles in an amount anywhere from 10-20% of the bill total.
In February of 2009 I moved to Los Angeles from New York -- a move prompted by love, work and, of course, the Californian promise of great weather. I ...
On a Tuesday evening in late July, Dr. Tullis Onstott, Professor of Geosciences at Princeton University -- and in 2007 named one of TIME Magazine's most influential people in the world -- stood in front of the Hopewell Township, New Jersey, Board of Health and swore under oath to "tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."
We're going to begin today with a wrapup of the week that was in the presidential campaigns, and as befitting his status as the Republican frontrunner, we're going to start with Donald Trump.
I walked into a charity event for "We Dream the Cure" aptly titled, "The Naughty Auction," back in the fall of 2008 without expecting to buy a piece of art or make a friend... both happened.
When I attended elementary, middle and high school, things were different. There was no real anonymity. I knew which classmates wanted to humiliate me. I sat next to them in class. They would sign their actual names on their mean notes to me in between periods.
Apparently, we bang out a lot of tough people here. I guess tough worked for us then, but maybe, New Jersey, you could tone down your tough guy crap now that it isn't needed.
In fact Christie, who reminded Republicans during the debate that he'd been appointed by President Bush the day before 9/11, went so far in '03 as to actually threaten to arrest that Passaic County sheriff (whose office uncovered the fake ID scandal) and "shut down" his department.
His sensitivity and thoughtfulness contrasted my first impression of him from a few days before, when he primarily portrayed a gruff detective from the Jersey Shore in his one-man show at the Westside Theatre.
Just a short distance from New York City, the suburbs of Northern New Jersey offer the same perks as the big city without the traffic and crowds. These towns are an easy escape where you can spend a relaxing day shopping, eating, and enjoying great weather outside of the city.
My niece, Sophie, spent last week "down the shore" as they say in New Jersey. Her friend has a beach house, and they invited her to visit. Lucky! See...
The real problem is that Montclair Kids First is using Fine's emails to discredit opposition to corporate school reformer and high-stakes testing and to support their campaigns to weaken teacher unions and privatize public education.
Christie must adapt, however awkwardly, to the zeitgeist of the Republican Party faithful. He once mastered the spirit of his own state. Perhaps he will do it again nationally. Perhaps he is chasing ghosts.
Dating back to the Great Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, one of the great aspects of the Conservation Corps model is its ability to help young people develop work skills through tangible projects and with the guidance of mentors.