Details announced for NJ Hall of Fame virtual induction ceremony, Oct. 18

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The New Jersey Hall of Fame’s virtual induction ceremony takes place Oct. 18.

Actor and Livingston native Jason Alexander, who was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame last year, will host this year’s virtual ceremony, which can be seen on television and online, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.

Wyclef Jean and Tommy James, who were both inducted in 2017, will perform, and “Stranger Things” co-star Gaten Matarazzo will present a musical tribute to health care professionals. Others who have been confirmed include Annette Bening (presenting and accepting on behalf of the late Danny Aiello), Dionne Warwick, and Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy.

The broadcast will be pre-recorded and viewable on NJTV, WWOR/MY9NJ,, and

Here are the inductees. Asterisks (*) denote posthumous inductees.

Charles Addams*
Stephen Crane*
Joyce Kilmer*
Fran Lebowitz
Mort Pye*

Virginia Apgar*
Sister Jane Brady
General Martin Dempsey
Alfred Driscoll*
Milton Friedman*

The Borg Family
Linda Bowden
Fairleigh Dickinson*
Steve Kalafer
Joseph Simunovich*

Rick Barry
Gerry Cooney
Eli Manning
Robert Mulcahy III
Vivian Stringer

Danny Aiello*
John Amos
Ed Harris
Cissy Houston
Ernie Kovacs*
The Nelson Family (Ozzie, Harriet and Ricky)*
Flip Wilson*

This year’s Unsung Heroes honorees will be the crew of the Battleship New Jersey; and Bill Lavin, former president of the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association and founder of the Where Angels Play Foundation.

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