N.J. Hall of Fame announces new inductees
James Gandolfini of The Sopranos, former Gov. James J. Florio, basketball's Patrick Ewing, and NBC News anchor Brian Williams were among the 12 selected by voters out of 50 nominees who had ties to New Jersey.
The jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, the Shirelles, the author Dorothy Parker, and the chef Alice Waters are also among the class of 2014.
Since 2008, 80 people with ties to New Jersey have been inducted into the web-based hall. They include Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Toni Morrison, "Buzz" Aldrin, and Yogi Berra.