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Let's hear it for the NJ Girl Scouts who are making us proud with their involvement in the #BanBossy movement! The New Jersey Courier-Post, a South Jersey newspaper, featured an empowering and inspiring video and article where young NJ Girl Scouts discuss what it means to them to be a leader and how they feel about the term “bossy”. The "Ban Bossy" movement was launched by the national Girl Scout CEO Anna Maria Chavez and Facebook ... Read More
Courtney Love threw rose petals at me. I managed to get one, put it in my bra, and sure enough it had wilted by the time I got home. I felt like that pretty much summarized my quest to see her in Asbury Park. But let me backtrack. There are a few things you need to know about me before we proceed:  I’m from Jersey.  I’m tiny.  I’m kind of an asshole.  I love Courtney Love more than anything. My high school years were lived ... Read More
Talk about double standards. A New Jersey school is implementing a "no cursing" rule for their students, but only for the female students. Girls at Queen of Peace High School, a catholic school in Arlington NJ, have been asked to take a pledge to clean up their language. The boys were asked not to curse around the ladies, but not asked to stop their cursing all together. The real head shaker in this is that Lori Flynn, the teacher who started this pledge, ... Read More
It’s been a week since Hurricane Sandy started making her way up the Northeast, and despite the valiant efforts of police, firefighters, and good old-fashioned volunteers, there is an unbelievable amount of clean-up and reconstruction that needs to be done. This short film by fashion photographer and director Poppy de Villeneuve gives a sobering view of conditions in the Rockaways, a beach community in Queens (and one of my favorite places in New ... Read More
  Whenever anyone tries to inform me that "punk rock is dead," I point to one of my fave bands, the Screaming Females, and say not as long as they’re still alive. And alive they are: on April 3, the New Brunswick, NJ trio will be releasing their fifth album, Ugly. To prepare for it, they’re playing a series of shows from the east coast to the southeast to Chicago. The Screaming Females have been an integral part of this generation of basement punk ... Read More
  New Jersey is a never ending stream of whadafug? Real Housewives, Jersey Shore, Jerseylicious, Jersey Couture (seriously??) and  The Sopranos. Even Charles in Charge was from New Jersey. Apparently the drones at the New Jersey Department of Mota-Veacles are so busy catching the hijinks of their TV neighbors they're slacking on the job. NJDMV approved Kim Romano's BIOCH vanity license plate --four years later someone realized that when you group letters ... Read More
In her weekly video series, 'New Jersey: We're so much More', NJ native, Lauren Mattia, sets out to buck the staid stereotypes of corruption, big hair and bad accents, and shed light on the finer points of life in the Garden State...like airport security breaches, upper-class suburban rat struggles, and fights in the Target parking lot. She's a beautifully funny lady!You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Lauren Mattia: Security Breach in ... Read More
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