New Jerseyite


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New Jersey

Abbr. NJ or N.J.
A state of the east-central United States on the Atlantic Ocean. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was settled by Dutch and Swedish colonists in the 1620s and 1630s, was ceded to the English as part of New Netherland in 1664, and became a royal province in 1702. The colony was strategically important in the American Revolution and was the site of a number of major battles, including the engagements at Trenton, Princeton, and Monmouth. New Jersey ratified the United States Constitution in 1787. Trenton is the capital and Newark the largest city.

New Jer′sey·ite′ n.
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Noun1.New Jerseyite - a native of resident of New Jersey
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
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"Governor Christie is a remarkable individual," said Cheryl Halpern, a former chairwoman and current board member of the Republican Jewish Coalition, as well as a New Jerseyite. "What he said to AIPAC [at a February gathering]: the comment that Americans and Israelis both believe in free enterprise, accountability, transparency, and in rewarding excellence; that we both believe in the rule of law and limits on the power of the state; that we both believe in peace through strengththese are statements that are going to resonate very positively within the pro-Israel Jewish community, in New Jersey or anywhere else in the country." Halpern, who has known Christie for at least a decade and considers herself a friend of his and his wife's, added, "He stands by his words."
A pair of beautifully mismatched lead performances elevate a predictable drama to unexpected resonance in "The Favor." Patiently observing the slow-to-thaw relationship between a middle-aged New Jerseyite and the troubled teenage boy he welcomes into his life, writer-director Eva Aridjis invests her first fiction feature with rewarding depths of humor and feeling that go a long way toward redeeming the occasional tonal awkwardness or overstated emotion.
This thought-provoking message was accentuated by Jack Gerhardt, a native New Jerseyite and WWII paraplegic, who was a member of one of the first wheelchair basketball teams, from Halloron VA Hospital in Staten Island, N.Y.
Thank you for the article and photos of my fellow former New Jerseyite.

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