Immigrant New Jersey

July 27, 2016

Whether your ancestors settled here long ago (like some of mine), your great-grandparents stepped off a boat onto Ellis Island (like the rest of mine), or you or your parents landed at Newark Airport, every Jersey family tree was planted somewhere else. Most of us once were foreigners. New Jerseyans trace their roots to every country you can name, and we’re fiercely proud of that. At a time when presumptive political leaders peddle fear and blame immigrants for every societal problem, New Jersey draws strength from our immigrant past and present. (more…)

Underdogs and Hot Dogs

July 2, 2016

With a national population of just over 330,000 people, the chances of locating Icelandic cuisine in New Jersey are better than than the likelihood of bumping into an actual Icelander in the Garden State. (more…)