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No. 5: Jonathan Holloway

His timeline is extraordinary: He was appointed president of Rutgers University in January 2020, just months before the onset of the pandemic. Then in late July that year he took the reins of a mostly barren campus, with students, faculty and staff practicing social distancing and remote-learning from their homes.

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Nancy Cantor

No. 6: Nancy Cantor

The chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark is recognized as an advocate for leveraging diversity, re-emphasizing the public mission of colleges and universities as engines of discovery, innovation and social mobility.

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Sue Henderson, president, New Jersey City University.

No. 8: Sue Henderson

The president of New Jersey City University has played a critical role in transforming the school into a well-known and valued academic option, one that provides education for all, and she also has a knack for connecting with the community.

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Kika Stretch Studios Short Hills is expanding to Millburn Sept.17, 2021.

Millburn business expands despite storm damage (access required)

Kika Stretch Studios Short Hills will open with a ribbon-cutting and special offers for guests. The timing has worked out well, owner Kamari DeBarbieri said, because "a lot of the other businesses who have suffered damages are starting to reopen. We also just got past the summer season, folks are back in town."

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ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 8, 2012: The historic Atlantic City boardwalk at twilight. It is the oldest boardwalk in the United States dating from 1870.

NJ August casino wins grew 31% from last year amid COVID reopenings (access required)

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement figures show gaming halls and racetracks took in a combined $427.6 million last month, compared to $326.3 million for the same month last year, which was the first full month that all the state's establishments reopened following a three-and-a-half-month total shutdown. They had won a combined $352.8 million in August 2019.

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