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New Jersey Day Trips
A Guide to Outings in New Jersey and Nearby Areas of New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware
Patrick Sarver

Shades of F. Scott Fitzgerald roam Princeton as lads and lasses walk the well-clipped paths between venerable university halls, while russet leaves flutter overhead from rows of sturdy trees. Visions of knights and their fair maidens come to mind as explorers wander around Lambert Castle, an 1892 sandstone and granite mansion that looms like a medieval fortress with rounded towers and turrets on a hillside below the cliffs of the Garret Mountain Reservation. For art lovers who like to stroll on lush lawns and enjoy the beauty around them, Grounds for Sculpture is the place to be seen in New Jersey. And, then there's always the 127 miles of beach along the state's east coast that make perfect day trips for swimming, boating, fishing, and other fun activities.

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A 250th Anniversary Portrait
Nita Congress
Received the 2016 Book Gold for the Circle of Excellence Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education

In 2016, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will mark its 250th anniversary. Chartered in 1766 as the all-male Queen’s College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the school was renamed Rutgers College in 1825 to honor Revolutionary War veteran and trustee Colonel Henry Rutgers. Rutgers's history begins in the political maelstrom of colonial America; hurtles through the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, and two world wars; wrestles with social upheaval in the late twentieth-century; and emerges in the current fast-paced global digital age. Today, Rutgers, a leading public research university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, is home to more than 65,000 students each ...

Village of Immigrants
Latinos in an Emerging America
Diana R. Gordon
Greenport, New York, a village on the North Fork of Long Island, has become an exemplar of a little-noted national trend—immigrants spreading beyond the big coastal cities, driving much of rural population growth nationally. In Village of Immigrants, Diana R. Gordon illustrates how small-town America has been revitalized by the arrival of these immigrants in Greenport, where she lives.
Greenport today boasts a population that is one-third Hispanic. Gordon contends that these immigrants have effectively saved the town’s economy by taking low-skill jobs, increasing the tax base, filling local schools, and patronizing local businesses. Greenport’s seaside beauty still attracts summer tourists, but it is only with the support of the local Latino workforce that elegant restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts are able to serve these visitors. For Gordon the picture is ...