| Jul 14, 2011
| 5:15 AM
I’m setting off on a road trip across America's "Coaster Belt," hitting eight theme parks in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey in just 10 days. Along the way, I'll visit some of the oldest amusement parks in the world and climb aboard classic wooden...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 8:17 PM
The passengers from New Jersey spill out of the train station and across the blistering sidewalks of Lower Manhattan, oblivious to one another as they steamroll toward their destinations.
One rider stands out from the pack: a broad-shouldered man wearing...
| Aug 21, 2011
The brown-leather journal is my passport to Sept. 11, 2001. When I hold it in my hands, images and memories are no further away than yesterday.
I had no notebook with me when my husband and I dropped our children, 8 and 4, at school that morning. Then...
| Nov 3, 2010
Young actress in 'Lion King'
Shannon Tavarez, an 11-year-old girl who starred on Broadway in "The Lion King" and whose battle with leukemia won the hearts of many, died Monday at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y. She...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:55 PM
Don't try to convince Jason Siemer that Wednesday's U2 concert is only a rock show. He knows better.
"For me, U2 is about a spiritual connection," says Siemer, 36, who runs a video production company out of his Locust Point home. "I literally cry at...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 2:01 PM
A few years into John Butts' superintendent job in DuPage's Lake Park High School District 108, a lucrative perk showed up in his contract: 300 sick days.
In an amendment to his contract, the school board signed off on 150 sick days in 2006-07 —...
| Feb 12, 2011
Who gets nominated for a Grammy? Musicians, sure. But who exactly, on paper, are they?
Take Frank Sinatra. Yes, he was a singer of incredible power, and garnered deserved nods for the beauty of his tone and his mellifluous phrasing. But artistry aside,...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 1:49 PM
TOWACO, NJ (WPIX) -- Real Housewife husband Guiseppe “Joe” Giudice just can’t stay out of trouble.
A month after he was reportedly detained by police for a messy bar brawl in the Dominican Republic, he was busted Friday for using a...
| Oct 19, 2010
| 2:57 PM
Six Flags Magic Mountain will reclaim the Roller Coaster Capital of the World title with the addition of two coasters in spring 2011, including a first-of-its-kind ride in the U.S., amusement park officials said.
The Green Lantern will bring Magic...
| Aug 13, 2010
| 9:39 AM
Sen. Frank Lautenberg is going gaga. Lady Gaga, that is.
The nation's oldest senator will hold a fundraiser at the pop singer's Monster Ball Tour at the Verizon Center in Washington on Sept 7.
The Washington Post reports the 86-year-old New Jersey...
| Oct 18, 2010
Belva Plain, who wrote more than 20 bestselling novels during a literary career that spanned several decades, has died. She was 95.
Plain died in her sleep Tuesday at her home in New Jersey, said her daughter, Barbara. No cause of death was given.