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farmhouse beers, labor day

10 NJ-Made Farmhouse Beers for Labor Day

It’s time to honor the American workforce this Labor Day (and celebrate the end of the summer) with a few refreshing beers. Saisons or farmhouse beers were traditionally brewed by Belgian farmers using leftover grains for saisonniers (seasonal workers) to…

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Labor Day Grilling on the Beach on Absecon Island

Grilling is a summertime tradition that brings friends and family together around the picnic table. Even though this summer is coming to a close, Labor Day is the perfect chance to cook hot dogs, hamburgers and other savory snacks before…

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Black History NJ Series

Black History NJ: James Dickson Carr

James Dickson Carr was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 28, 1869. His father, William, was a Presbyterian minister. Though he was born in Maryland, Carr and his family made a couple major moves, resulting in public school attendances throughout…

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Black History NJ: Tasha Smith

Black History NJ: Tasha Smith

Actress, comedian and model, Tasha Smith, was born in Camden on February 28, 1971. She and her twin sister, Sidra, were raised by a single mother who gave birth to the pair at the age of 15. Smith grew up…

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Black History NJ: Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Black History NJ: Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Both the Chair of the Center for African American Studies and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University, Eddie S. Glaude Jr. was born on Sept. 4, 1968, in Moss Point, Mississippi. He…

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Todd Bowles

Black History NJ: Todd Bowles

New York Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles was born on Nov. 18, 1963. He grew up in Elizabeth, NJ in the now-demolished Pioneer Homes projects. His mother, Joan, raised four kids while juggling two jobs. In his youth, Bowles helped…

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Black History NJ: Carl Lewis

Black History NJ: Carl Lewis

Olympic track and field champion Frederick Carlton Lewis (aka Carl Lewis) was born in Birmingham, Alabama on July 1, 1961. Lewis grew up in a household surrounded by talented athletes. His mother, Evelyn Lawler, competed in the 80-meter hurdles at…

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