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A Strong Connection

Lacey and Rachel reached their apartment feeling exhausted. The grueling week of work had come to an end and even though it was Friday night, they only felt like...

Interior Design

Write what you know. That’s the key to everything, isn’t it—the quintessential missing piece of the puzzle, the ingredient needed to turn an ordinary stew into a masterpiece of...

Transit of Venus

Tiny black round dotAcross the hot flaming sunThrough dark glasses I gaze upAnd wonder at these celestial ballsFloating in heaven’s canopyAstronomers from mighty nationsJoin to plan expeditionsPerilous voyage as...

The Best Laid Plans (Always Need Plan B)

Event planner Marsha Stoltman, owner of the Stoltman Group, has organized all kinds of gatherings, from weddings to big business conferences. But her current assignment, the upcoming MidJersey Chamber...

Distasteful Things

It was 1 o’clock under a smoke grey sky as I walked toward the School of International and Public Affairs on the well-manicured campus of a prestigious university. The...

Following My Kids’ Passions

Landon Y. Jones put in a good word for soccer moms the other day, in an op ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, saluting the legions of parents...

Difficult Daughter

She was really religious,a joy to watch at prayers.But from childhood ona confirmed romantic,disagreeing with the sacred rules of sex, sacrifice, marriage.We had the prescribed talksof a mother and...

Workplace Psychology: More than a Head Game

It’s one thing to dispense advice about leadership. It’s another to make sure you’re giving advice that actually works. In a sea of self-proclaimed gurus, there is a discipline...

Summer Fiction Party

Here it is — U.S. 1’s 18th annual Summer Fiction issue. In the beginning we thought it would be a nice little change of pace to our usual offerings...

Stream of Consciousness

The path along the creek was the favorite part of her morning power walk. Regardless of the weather, the water tripped along providing welcome background music. On grey days,...

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How Trenton ‘Won’ Amazon’s HQ2 Battle

Imagine 8 million square feet in five closely connected campuses. Trenton's Amazon plan didn’t make the finals, but it uncovered some hidden assets within the city.