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Lessons From Newark: Why School Reforms Will Not Work Without Addressing Poverty

The Conversation US | Posted 11.04.2015 | Education
The Conversation US

Downtown Newark is only 12 miles from lower Manhattan, but there are days when the distance seems much greater. While New York grapples with gentrification and globalization, Newark struggles -- with some signs of success -- to revive its economy.

Strange Yet Interesting Facts About New Jersey

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel
Casey Cavanagh

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.

When Pigs Fly (into the Mouths of Competitive Eaters)

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Somewhere in the distance the "What Trenton Makes the World Takes" sign was lighting up but isn't that slogan a bit defeatist? Still rumor has it that come late September only one of the two different and separate competing pork roll festival will have a Major League Eating event.

Lessons from My Grandmother, And Joe Franklin, In How to Be More Human

John Bredin | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
John Bredin

Despite her amazing "real life fairy tale" theatrical roots in America, my grandmother, who nurtured a lifelong dream to be a singer, never became famous. She did sing to me as a child, however, and, just as crucially, made space for me. Humane space.

Putting Our Children First: Teacher Marylin Zuniga Should Be Back in Her Classroom

Donna Nevel | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Donna Nevel

This past week, I attended an Orange Township public school board meeting in New Jersey in support of first-year teacher, Marylin Zuniga, who has been suspended from her teaching position at Forest Street Elementary School.

When Disposable Cameras Develop Far More Than Photography

Joe Paradise | Posted 01.17.2015 | Education
Joe Paradise

In the world of education, teachers are familiar with the rare, unplanned moment where a learning opportunity presents itself to their students.

5 Things for Motocross Racers to Do In NYC

Bayo Olukotun | Posted 06.24.2014 | New York
Bayo Olukotun

While it's great that SX has finally reached the largest urban market in the U.S., there is no place that a motocrosser is more out of his element than in a concrete jungle.

New Jersey Isn't So Bad After All

Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel

We understand the premise of this post may give you pause (see below), but hear us out. Let's face it. New Jersey is pretty polarizing. You eit...

The Jersey Sure: What We Know About BridgeGate

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The worst thing that can happen to a politician is that a scandal breaks that reinforces the existing narrative. In this case, it's really not a surprise that Christie's now battling accusations of bullying.

Mr. Politician: Don't Tear Down This Wall!

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Apparently friendship and cooperation with someone in the opposing political party is a disqualifier for elective office. Nothing epitomizes the divis...

Fans Mourn Gandolfini At NJ 'Sopranos' Landmarks

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 08.20.2013 | TV

ELIZABETH, N.J. — A bag of uncooked ziti in the driveway, a "reserved" sign at the ice cream parlor booth where the series abruptly ended, and a...

Gerbils Beauty (And Talent) Pageant: 'They Smell A Lot Less Than Hamsters'

AP | RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 07.04.2013 | Weird News

BEDFORD, Mass. — The American Gerbil Society's annual pageant brought dozens of rodents scurrying to New England this weekend for a chance to wi...

Janell Ross

Future of Immigration Reform Rests In Immigrant-Dependent Cities

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 02.04.2013 | Latino Voices

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- By the time Evelyn Sabando started seeing walk-in clients at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, 15 people were already seated in her office wa...

A Comprehensive Street Art Guide To Basel

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
Read More: Wynwood Walls, NYC | Pastel, Jose Mertz, Fabien Castanier Gallery, South Africa, c215, NYC | EnMasse, Miami 2012, Stae2, New Jersey, Argentina, Trek Matthews, Cory Helford Gallery, Buff Monster, Atlanta | Trek Matthews, Ca, Molly Rose Freeman, Dal East, Kenton Parker, Australia | LNY, Tennessee, Urban Pop Up Gallery, La, Italy | Sam Parker, Nyc, Toronto, Claw Money, Jaz, Joe Iurato, Oakland CA | Joe Iurato, Atlanta | Jaz, Ever, Miami Project 2012, Ces, Augustine Kofie, Speedy Graphito, Pastel, Pulse Miami 2012, Stephen Espo Powers, How & Nosm, LA | Nobody, Sam Parker, 131, Argentina | Hec One Love, Klughaus Gallery, Daleast, Dustin Spagnola, faith47, Oakland Ca, Maya Hayuk, Myla (of Dabs & Myla), Elian, Logan Hicks, Anthony Spinello, Herakut, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Invader, Italy | Never 2501, Adjust Gallery, Atlanta, IRAK), Mixed Media Collective, China, Argentina | Dal East, Steven P. Harrington, Lebo, Hec One Love, Santiago Rubino, Nj, Niels Shoe Meulman, Fountain Art Fair, Primary Projects, Blade, North Carolina, Miami, Brooklyn Street Art, Atlanta | GILF!, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, LeBasse Projects, Jaime Rojo, POSE and Kenny Scharf. the Outdoor Walls Will Be Complemented With and Indoor Exhibition Featuring New Works on Canvas By: AIKO, Daze, Canada | Lauren Napolitano, Snyder, Scope Art Fair, Anne Preece, The Factory, Lauren Napolitano, White Walls Gallery, Canada, Tennessee | Dustin Spagnola, San Fransico, Faith 47, South Africa | Molly Rose Freeman, D*Face, Art Basel 2012, North Carolina | Pixel Pancho, Cooper Cole Gallery, Jesse Geller (Nemel, Joshua Liner Gallery, NJ | Anne Preece, Sp, Argentina | Elian, Argentina | Ever, Juxtapoz, Italy, Gilf!, Alex Yanes, Momo, New Jersey | PLF, Toofly, Context Art Fair Miami 2012, Culver City, Galerie Swanström, Os Gemeos, China | Faith 47, Nobody, Never 2501, Pixel Pancho, La Pandilla, Tatiana Suarez, Dceve, Rime, Gorey, Toper, Oblvn, Enmasse, Abstrkt, Typoe, Evoca1, Rero, Plf, Cosbe, Rone, Wane, Arts News
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Art Basel is set to whip Miami into a sea-foamy art-star laden froth these next few days, but art on the street is the unofficial engine that will be ...

'Crime Of All Kinds Has Increased': Austerity Stories From New Jersey

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Amid all the job losses that have taken place in recent years, the public sector has been one of the hardest hit areas. Between 2009 and 2012, state a...

The B-52s Perform at Bergen PAC

Susan Fogwell | Posted 10.03.2012 | New York
Susan Fogwell

In 1976, the alternative band was formed, and for a name, they used the slang expression for a beehive hairdo resembling the nose cone of a bomber B-52 aircraft.

Bada-Bing! Romney Wins New Jersey

Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has won the New Jersey Republican presidential primary, collecting all 50 con...

In Some New Jersey Towns, "Old Fashioned" Ain't a Drink

Tom Davis | Posted 07.16.2012 | New York
Tom Davis

Critics say that any attempt to recreate or maintain "Pleasantville-by-the-sea" in Ocean City is unrealistic and outdated.

Why 'For Sale By Owners' Miss 'The Right Buyer'

Trisha Ocona Francis | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Trisha Ocona Francis

In this tough economic market everyone wants to save money, especially home sellers. A home seller may want to consider or even actually venture into ...

Culture Shock in the Police Department: How the Newark Police Processed an Officer's Sexual Assault Allegation

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 08.10.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

The culture of a police department determines the extent of misconduct, and this certainly applies to Newark, NJ.

WATCH: Titus Andronicus Make Video Tribute To New Jersey

Posted 08.06.2011 | New York

Titus Andronicus is tired of people trashing New Jersey. So the group put together a music video for "No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future" pay...

Beef Jerky That Doesn't Taste Like Plastic

Liza de Guia | Posted 07.10.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"The SlantShack Laboratories are really a collection of just thought experiments, if you will. And it's through testing these waters and really pushin...

Crying 'I'm Too Small' Boy To Be Named Honorary NJ Governor

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 06.06.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey boy who cried on a YouTube clip that he's too small to be governor was all smiles as Gov. Chris Christie made him h...

Real Priorities: Chris Christie Attacks Reality Show Star

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie is picking a fight with the husband of one of the stars of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" reality show....

The North Jersey Onion Burger

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

I recently wrote about my North Jersey slider recipe at RachaelRay.com: The Hamburger That Made Me Whole: With Recipe, At Last! So I thought the least...