History UsefulNotes / NewJersey

26th Sep '16 4:24:11 PM SolipSchism
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* Creator/BrittanyMurphy (born in {{Atlanta}}, but raised in Edison)

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* Creator/BrittanyMurphy (born in {{Atlanta}}, UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, but raised in Edison)
23rd Aug '16 3:09:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* GeorgeRRMartin (Bayonne)

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* GeorgeRRMartin Creator/GeorgeRRMartin (Bayonne)
23rd Aug '16 3:09:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} Andrew Schlafly]]. To our great annoyance.
31st Jul '16 8:47:09 PM karstovich2
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** '''Little India''': A quick note: northeastern Middlesex County, particularly Edison and Iselin, is heavily populated by Indian-Americans and others from the Subcontinent. The community formed as a result of the research and medical industries in the area (immediately northeast of New Brunswick, with its university and pharmaceutical and chemical companies--did we mention that Johnson & Johnson is headquartered in New Brunswick?), with Indian students and immigrant researchers who came in the 1970s-90s settling down and forming a community; today, Edison in particular is nearly 30% Indian. Since Indians tend to speak English, there isn't an issue of ballots being provided in...well...there's another problem (lots of languages in India), but the main street in Iselin is noted to always smell of curry, Indian languages are commonly spoken, and the Metropark station (the New Jersey Transit rail and Amtrak station around there) will always have at least one Indian person on the platform during working hours. Always.

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** '''Little India''': A quick note: northeastern Middlesex County, particularly Edison and Iselin, is heavily populated by Indian-Americans and others from the Subcontinent. The community formed as a result of the research and medical industries in the area (immediately northeast of New Brunswick, with its university and pharmaceutical and chemical companies--did we mention that Johnson & Johnson is headquartered in New Brunswick?), with Indian students and immigrant researchers who came in the 1970s-90s settling down and forming a community; today, Edison in particular is nearly 30% Indian. Since Indians tend to speak English, there isn't an issue of ballots being provided in...well...there's another problem (lots of languages in India), but the main street in Iselin is noted to always smell of curry, Indian languages are commonly spoken, and the Metropark station (the New Jersey Transit rail and Amtrak station around there) is usually festooned with ads (some written entirely in Hindi) for Indian television shows or other India-related products/services and will always have at least one Indian person on the platform during working hours. Always.
1st Jul '16 3:34:43 PM themisterfree
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A run-into-the-ground joke aimed at New Jerseyans is the "You're from Jersey? What exit?" line. Neither the Turnpike nor the Parkway [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NJ_GSPTP.png services every possible town in the state]], but using this line to a real New Jerseyan just might earn you [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore a boot up the ass]]. And a word of note: while the Parkway has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_State_Parkway#Exit_list more than ninety exits]] going up and down its length, the Turnpike has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey_Turnpike#Exit_list only thirty-two]], and they become ''very'' spaced out once you're south of Elizabeth.\\

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A run-into-the-ground joke aimed at New Jerseyans is the "You're from Jersey? What exit?" line. Neither the Turnpike nor the Parkway [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NJ_GSPTP.png services every possible town in the state]], but using this line to a real New Jerseyan just might earn you [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore a boot up the ass]]. And a word of note: while the Parkway has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_State_Parkway#Exit_list more than ninety exits]] going up and down its length, the Turnpike has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey_Turnpike#Exit_list only thirty-two]], and they become ''very'' spaced out once you're south of Elizabeth. And for some, "what exit" could also mean any of the multiple Interstates (78, 80, 280, 287).\\


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* [[Series/CardSharks Jim]] [[Series/SaleOfTheCentury Perry]] (born in Camden, immigrated to Canada, then back to the US; held dual citizenship)
20th Jun '16 1:29:31 PM gewunomox
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* Ad-Rock of the BeastieBoys (born in South Orange, but raised in Manhattan)

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* Ad-Rock of the BeastieBoys Music/BeastieBoys (born in South Orange, but raised in Manhattan)
19th Jun '16 12:03:58 AM nombretomado
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* Garret Hobart (born and raised in Long Branch; made his career in Paterson; Vice President during UsefulNotes/WilliamMcKinley's first term, his death in 1899 gave an opening for TheodoreRoosevelt)

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* Garret Hobart (born and raised in Long Branch; made his career in Paterson; Vice President during UsefulNotes/WilliamMcKinley's first term, his death in 1899 gave an opening for TheodoreRoosevelt)UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt)
17th Jun '16 8:44:53 PM karstovich2
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** '''Belmar,''' despite being a minor community, does have high historical value in the state. Belmar is home to the first first-aid squad in the country, the "E Street" that Bruce Springsteen's band took its name from, and Tony Soprano's boat.

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** '''Belmar,''' despite being a minor community, does have high historical value in the state. Belmar is home to the first first-aid squad in the country, the "E Street" that Bruce Springsteen's band took its name from, and Tony Soprano's boat. Today, it is unusually popular because I-195 runs there directly from Trenton (which is practically due west of Belmar), meaning many from that part of the state (as well as from Philadelphia's northern suburbs in nearby Bucks County, PA) end up there.
17th Jun '16 8:38:31 PM karstovich2
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* '''The Jersey Shore:''' New Jersey's coastline, and a major summer destination for New Yorkers, Pennsylvanians, and New Jerseyans alike. Generally considered to consist the portions of Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, and Cape May Counties that [[CaptainObvious face the Atlantic Ocean]].[[note]]The portions of Monmouth County that face Raritan Bay and the portions of Cape May County that face Delaware Bay are generally not included in the "Shore." Also, Burlington County technically has a tiny portion facing the Atlantic in Bass River Township near the tripoint with Monmouth and Ocean Counties, but that area is a swamp with nothing in it.[[/note]] It used to have [[NeverLiveItDown a reputation for being dirty]] due to the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syringe_Tide "syringe tide"]] in the late '80s, when used syringes and other medical waste started washing up on the shore from the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island (in short, [[MisBlamed it wasn't even New Jersey's fault!]]). Now, thanks to Creator/{{MTV}}, it's has a reputation for being covered in [[TakeThat another kind of trash, once again imported from out of state]]. The Shore (outside of the Cape May peninsula, which was largely untouched) was among the hardest-hit areas on the East Coast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, with many towns seeing homes washed away and their boardwalks destroyed in whole or in part.\\

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* '''The Jersey Shore:''' New Jersey's coastline, and a major summer destination for New Yorkers, Pennsylvanians, and New Jerseyans alike. Generally considered to consist the portions of Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, and Cape May Counties that [[CaptainObvious face the Atlantic Ocean]].[[note]]The portions of Monmouth County that face Raritan Bay and the portions of Cape May County that face Delaware Bay are generally not included in the "Shore." Also, Burlington County technically has a tiny portion facing the Atlantic in Bass River Township near the tripoint with Monmouth Atlantic and Ocean Counties, but that area is a swamp with nothing in it.[[/note]] It used to have [[NeverLiveItDown a reputation for being dirty]] due to the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syringe_Tide "syringe tide"]] in the late '80s, when used syringes and other medical waste started washing up on the shore from the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island (in short, [[MisBlamed it wasn't even New Jersey's fault!]]). Now, thanks to Creator/{{MTV}}, it's has a reputation for being covered in [[TakeThat another kind of trash, once again imported from out of state]]. The Shore (outside of the Cape May peninsula, which was largely untouched) was among the hardest-hit areas on the East Coast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, with many towns seeing homes washed away and their boardwalks destroyed in whole or in part.\\
17th Jun '16 8:36:10 PM karstovich2
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** '''Education''': As noted, Central Jersey is home to New Jersey's major educational institutions, Princeton University and Rutgers University. The two are just down Route 27 from each other and are only two stops apart on New Jersey Transit (from New Brunswick, you take the train to Princeton Junction and then the Dinky to Princeton proper), and there's something of a quiet rivalry between the two (with Princeton treating Rutgers as uncouth proles not to be given the time of day, and Rutgers treating Princeton as a bunch of rich snobs); they played the first-ever game of UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball in 1869, using rules that looked more like the bastard child of [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball soccer]] and rugby than the modern game. (Rutgers won, by the way.) Also present, but usually ignored, is The College of New Jersey right outside Trenton, a public university that took Princeton's old name and is mainly focused on giving New Jersey's best and brightest a top-notch education at a reasonable price.

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** '''Education''': As noted, Central Jersey is home to New Jersey's major educational institutions, Princeton University and Rutgers University. The two are just down Route 27 from each other and are only two stops apart on New Jersey Transit (from New Brunswick, you take the train to Princeton Junction and then the Dinky to Princeton proper), and there's something of a quiet rivalry between the two (with Princeton treating Rutgers as uncouth proles not to be given the time of day, and Rutgers treating Princeton as a bunch of rich snobs); snobbish assholes); they played the first-ever game of UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball in 1869, using rules that looked more like the bastard child of [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball soccer]] and rugby than the modern game. (Rutgers won, by the way.) We would be remiss if we didn't note the nigh-universal consensus that Princeton, which has taken extensive steps to isolate itself in an effort to make it "nicer" is generally considered to only technically be part of New Jersey--and never mind that the Governor's official mansion, Drumthwacket, is in Princeton Borough. Also present, but usually ignored, is The College of New Jersey right outside Trenton, a public university that took Princeton's old name and is mainly focused on giving New Jersey's best and brightest a top-notch education at a reasonable price.



* '''The Jersey Shore:''' New Jersey's coastline, and a major summer destination for New Yorkers, Pennsylvanians, and New Jerseyans alike. It used to have [[NeverLiveItDown a reputation for being dirty]] due to the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syringe_Tide "syringe tide"]] in the late '80s, when used syringes and other medical waste started washing up on the shore from the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island (in short, [[MisBlamed it wasn't even New Jersey's fault!]]). Now, thanks to Creator/{{MTV}}, it's has a reputation for being covered in [[TakeThat another kind of trash, once again imported from out of state]]. The Shore (outside of the Cape May peninsula, which was largely untouched) was among the hardest-hit areas on the East Coast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, with many towns seeing homes washed away and their boardwalks destroyed in whole or in part.\\

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* '''The Jersey Shore:''' New Jersey's coastline, and a major summer destination for New Yorkers, Pennsylvanians, and New Jerseyans alike. Generally considered to consist the portions of Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, and Cape May Counties that [[CaptainObvious face the Atlantic Ocean]].[[note]]The portions of Monmouth County that face Raritan Bay and the portions of Cape May County that face Delaware Bay are generally not included in the "Shore." Also, Burlington County technically has a tiny portion facing the Atlantic in Bass River Township near the tripoint with Monmouth and Ocean Counties, but that area is a swamp with nothing in it.[[/note]] It used to have [[NeverLiveItDown a reputation for being dirty]] due to the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syringe_Tide "syringe tide"]] in the late '80s, when used syringes and other medical waste started washing up on the shore from the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island (in short, [[MisBlamed it wasn't even New Jersey's fault!]]). Now, thanks to Creator/{{MTV}}, it's has a reputation for being covered in [[TakeThat another kind of trash, once again imported from out of state]]. The Shore (outside of the Cape May peninsula, which was largely untouched) was among the hardest-hit areas on the East Coast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, with many towns seeing homes washed away and their boardwalks destroyed in whole or in part.\\
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