The ‘resurrection story’ of a once-exiled bishop. … More Who is Newark’s new cardinal? An introduction to Joe Tobin
Fifteen years ago, nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives in the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history. More than 700 of those victims were from New Jersey. Most perished at the World Trade Center. Others were on hijacked planes. At least two worked at the Pentagon. Their memories live on. With today’s anniversary, NJ … More The Faces of Sept. 11
Megan Duncan, Alanda Watson and Denise Mercurius will report to work Friday morning, as they have done every day for years. Once there, they expect to be fired. The three are among a rising number of workers facing termination for refusing a flu shot. … More They said no to company-mandated flu shot and now fear firing. Here’s why.
He was a dark horse in the papal election, a little-known Argentine cardinal who rarely traveled outside South America and whose emergence as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics surprised even the most experienced Vatican-watchers. Less than three years into his tenure and with his first trip to the United States at hand, … More Who is Pope Francis? A primer on the pontiff
Nobel Prize-winner John Nash, the inspiration for the Oscar-winning film ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ considered the Abel Prize his highest achievement. Here is the inside story of his ‘dream week’ in Norway before his death in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. … More The Final Days of John Nash
The Rev. Ray Leonard learned firsthand about government repression while serving the poor in Tibet. Back home in the U.S., he wasn’t about to let his own government infringe on religious liberty. … More The NJ priest who faced down the federal government — and won
Perhaps the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveler have never taken in the pulsing, aromatic allure of Newark’s Ironbound enclave on a summer night. Perhaps they’ve never seen a concert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. … More Newark named most unfriendly city in the world. You got a problem with that?
The line for the women’s restroom stretched more than 30 deep, spilling across the boardwalk. On the sand, colorful beach umbrellas sprouted like mushrooms on an untreated lawn. The barkers shouted to kids and couples, drawing them in to the water-gun challenge, the football throw, the fake frog toss. In Seaside Heights, on an Independence … More On day of nation’s birth, signs of rebirth at shore
To understand the motivation behind one of the more unusual crimes in New Jersey in recent years, you have to go back to the pity party. Roy Slates, investigators say, was in a melancholy mood as he drank in a rural Missouri bar that day last fall, lamenting to a buddy that he’d once been … More How to Kidnap the Wrong Man
My ride-along with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team. Otherwise known as the day I pulled 9Gs in an F-16 and managed not to throw up. … More Awesome view from Thunderbird’s perch