Category: Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods
2013 April High on Watchung

 Nestled in the hilly Watchung Mountains in Central New Jersey, this tight knit  community of Watchung offers more amenities than you might think. In addition to parks (Mobus Field, Philips Field, Watchung Lake Park), valleys  and waterway…

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2013 February Atlantic City Weathers the Storm

 Every news channel in the tri-state area, if not the entire U.S., aired  minute-by-minute accounts of Superstorm Sandy's brutal march up the Eastern  Seaboard. The accounts and pictures of the devastation were indelible.  Weathermen and n…

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2013 January Vernon, New Jersey

 Given the popularity of the Jersey Shore and its reality showcase, most people  don’t think of New Jersey as having mountainous terrain but tucked in the northeast  corner of Sussex County is the township of Vernon, New Jersey.    …

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2012 August Manasquan, New Jersey

 The Jersey Shore has received a lot of press in recent years, thanks in part to  the popularity of MTV's reality show Jersey Shore. Many New Jerseyans find the  TV show a mixed blessing, while the antics of Snooki, J. Woww, the Situation,…

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2012 May Secaucus, New Jersey

Many jokes have been made throughout the years at Secaucus' expense. Even its very name causes a few snickers since Secaucus is a derivation of the Algonquin words for “black” and “snake;” a more apt translation is “place of snakes,” no…

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2012 February Maplewood, New Jersey

When surveying the area now known as Maplewood, Robert Treat found several trails used by the Lenape tribes of Algonquin Native Americans, though there was only sparse settlement. Many of these paths form the basis for the town's main …

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2011 November Clifton, New Jersey

Situated a mere 10 miles from the “Big Apple,” Clifton is a delightfully diverse community that does not fit the mold of the average commuter town. While a sizable number of residents do commute to “the city,” a majority of residents wor…

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2011 October Rumson, New Jersey

 The Borough of Rumson is an upscale and historic community that caught the eyes  of English settlers as far back as 1663. During the Victorian Age, it was the  summer playground of New York's elite due to its proximity to New York City.  …

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2011 March Fort Lee, New Jersey

 Mention Fort Lee, New Jersey and two things come to mind. One is its proximity  to the George Washington Bridge, and secondly, its heritage as the birthplace  of the modern film industry and of the Palisades amusement park.    The …

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2009 Sept Redevelopment on the Waterfront

 Asbury Park, one of the old showplaces of the Jersey Shore and a town that in  its heyday rivaled Atlantic City, has seen its fortunes rise and fall (and rise  again). Once viewed as a city in decline, Asbury Park benefited greatly from  …

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