Category: Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods
2007 July Bergen County's Parkland

While some people may only know the town of Mahwah because of a glancing mention in the Bruce Springsteen song "Johnny 99," the city has had a long and distinguished history. Some know it for its parklands, some for the historic For…

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2007 Jan A Look at Monroe Township

Kermit the Frog thought he had it right when he sang, "It's not easy being green," but in Monroe Township, it's not only easy being green—it's their priority to keep as much green in their community as possible. As the largest commu…

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Neighborhoods
2006 Dec Visiting Cherry Hill

Every year, Money Magazine releases its extremely popular list of the top 100 places to live in the United States. This year, Cherry Hill, New Jersey made the list at number 47. Of course Bernie Platt, mayor of the 24 square-mile townshi…

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2006 Nov Franklin Township

Usually, when the word "diverse" is used to describe a place, it's in reference to the ethnic makeup of the population. We tend to think of many different races or cultures living together, expressing and celebrating their cultural ident…

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2006 Oct A Look at Phillipsburg

Phillipsburg is one of those small towns that when you hear about it, you want to immediately jump into your car, drive to the area and check it out. Just read the description of their town on their website, www.phillipsburgnj.org: …

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2006 Aug Picturing a New Future for Fort Lee

Fort Lee, a quaint town of two-and-a-half square miles perched on the Palisades above the mighty Hudson River, is often overlooked. Millions of people have passed through Fort Lee—indeed, anyone who has ever crossed the George Washington…

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2006 Jul An Overview of Union City

As its population reaches 67,000, Hudson County's township of Union City is fast becoming an attractive alternative for those who work and play in Manhattan. Bordered on the south by Jersey City, on the north by West New York, on th…

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2006 Jun Hackensack

According to Hackensack city manager Steve Loiacono, his town is really going places."Real estate values are strong, business—and retail in particular—has been expanding and shows no sign of slowing," he says. "Unemployment is relatively…

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2006 May A Good Look at Hoboken

Hoboken is a city of about one square mile sandwiched between the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels that run under the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey. Once the butt of urban renewal jokes, the city has enjoyed a renaissance in t…

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2005 Dec A Profile of Montclair, New Jersey

In addition to a spectacular view of the New York City skyline, the town of Montclair, New Jersey can make another impressive geographic boast: it arose from the ashes of a volcanic ridge, known today as the Watchung Mountains. Perhaps…

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