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Documentarians Follow George Washington Reenactors

Adya Beasley and Nyier Abdou, videographers for the Star-Ledger, created a documentary about how men are chosen to portray George Washington in a reenactment.

NJ tribe sues makers of film ‘Out of the Furnace’

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Members of the Ramapough (RAM'-uh-poh) Native American tribe have filed a $50 million lawsuit against the makers of a recent movie they say depicts their people in a negative light. The federal suit was filed Monday in New ...

NJ mayor in ‘American Hustle’ left complex legacy

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The public official on the take in "American Hustle" is portrayed as the film's most selfless character. But Angelo Errichetti (ehr-ih-KEHT'-ee), the real-life mayor of Camden, N.J., in the 1970s, has a more complicated persona. ...

Community Events in NJ This Weekend

The weekend is here and if you're looking for a fun activity, here is a list of events happening Dec. 20 to Dec. 22.

First Night Celebrations in NJ to Help Ring in the New Year

Check out First Night events throughout New Jersey where families can celebrate New Year's.

Richard Heffner, host of ‘The Open Mind,’ dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Heffner, host of the long-running public affairs television show "The Open Mind," has died. He was 88. Daniel Heffner says his father died Tuesday afternoon in the hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage on Monday ...

‘White Christmas’ at the Shore’s Surflight Theatre

Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven is showing a production of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" through Dec. 22.

Peter Criss, founding Kiss drummer, in rock hall

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An adopted son of the Jersey shore is heading into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Peter Criss, the original drummer of the rock group Kiss, lives in Wall Township. The band was among the Class of 2014 inductees announced ...

See Thomas Nast’s Iconic Santa Images

Madeline Orton 12-17-13
Artist Thomas Nast is considered the "Father of the American Cartoon" and his depiction of Santa Claus has become the traditional image. His work is on display in Morristown.

10 librarians receive $5,000 awards for service

NEW YORK (AP) — Some were praised as inspirations for young people, others for their work on digital projects and still others as tireless researchers. The American Library Association announced Tuesday that 10 librarians were named winners of the ...