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NJ Vocabulary: What Was Razz Ma Tazz?

There was nothing like being a kid in the late ’80s and early ’90s — especially if you lived in New Jersey. We had the shore! We had Great Adventure! And perhaps most importantly, we had Razz Ma Tazz. This…

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Can’t-Miss Spring Festivals in NJ

Bye, bye, winter coat and boots! The sun is shining and spring is in the air — and that means it’s time to get out there and breathe it in! ‘Tis the season for outdoor festivals celebrating all New Jersey…

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NJ Vocabulary: What Is Hunka Bunka?

Not long ago, particularly during the summer season, New Jersey nightlife was synonymous with shore living. But even when the months of summer were over, that Garden State nightlife didn’t take a hiatus; it simply relocated to Hunka Bunka, a…

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NJ Vocabulary: What Is the Evil Clown of Middletown?

New Jersey is famous for loads of visual landmarks. The beach, the Meadowlands, lighthouses, Asbury Park’s way-too-smiley Tillie and many more. The one landmark that stands out like an evil clown watching you drive down a highway is, well, the…

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Women's History NJ: Susan Sarandon

Women’s History NJ: Susan Sarandon

Actress Susan Abagail Tomalin (now Susan Sarandon) was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York on October 4, 1946. She is the oldest child of five girls and four boys. Her father, Phillip, worked as a television producer and advertising…

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Black History NJ: Jersey Joe Walcott

Black History NJ: Jersey Joe Walcott

Arnold Raymond Cream, aka Jersey Joe Walcott, was born in Merchantville, NJ, on Jan. 31, 1914. He held the record for the oldest heavyweight champion for more than four decades. His father, an immigrant from Barbados, died when Walcott was…

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