There are a lot of shopping malls. And you don't have to travel very far between them. With 7 major shopping centers located within a 25-square mile radius, New Jersey holds the nation's record for most shopping malls located in one area.
Ironically, one of the ways modern society has invented to keep itself clean is having a decidedly unclean affect on our waters.
Peter Sollett's Freeheld was, for me, the find of the day -- an intensely emotional film based on a true story that could easily win Julianne Moore her second Oscar in a row (and, perhaps, earn a nomination for the terrific Michael Shannon).
I am not an addict. But try and love one, and then see if you can look me square in the eyes and tell me that you didn't get addicted to trying to fix them. If you're lucky, they recover. If you're really lucky, you recover, too.
The best showcase of this combination of chance and challenge for change is the worldwide water issue. The risks posed by floods, droughts, water pollution and the need for fresh water intertwine with the basic need for food, energy and prosperity.
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.