The Smithereens, Anthony Bourdain, Patti Smith among NJ Hall of Fame nominees

The Smithereens (from left, Dennis Diken, Jim Babjak, Pat DiNizio and Mike Mesaros).

The Smithereens — whose frontman, Pat DiNizio, died in December 2017 — and Anthony Bourdain, who died this year, are among the 50 nominees for the public vote of the New Jersey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019.

Online public voting ends Dec. 15; visit The winner in each category, as voted by the public, is guaranteed induction.

The inductees will be announced in January, and the ceremony will be in May.

Here are the nominees:


Peter Benchley; Stephen Crane; Joyce Kilmer; Fran Lebowitz; Anne Morrow Lindbergh; George R.R. Martin; John Forbes Nash, Jr.; George Segal; Gay Talese; photographer Timothy White.


Anthony Bourdain; James E. Burke; Leonard S. Coleman, Jr.; J. Fletcher Creamer, Sr.; Fred Morgan Kirby; Tim McLoone; Denise Morrison; Dr. Victor Parsonnet; Mary G. Roebling; Arthur F. Ryan; George R. Zoffinger.


Danny Aiello; Jason Alexander; Peter Dinklage; Whoopi Goldberg; Anne Hathaway; Ed Harris; Chris Rock; Patti Smith; The Smithereens; Phoebe Snow.


Samuel Alito, Jr.; Elizabeth Almira Allen; Virginia Apgar; Alfred Driscoll; Louis Freeh; Milton Friedman; Antonin Scalia; Richard Stockton; Paul Volcker; Theodore V. “Ted” Wells.


Rick Barry; Harry Carson; Gerry Cooney; Anne Donovan; Laurie Hernandez; Jerry Izenberg; John McMullen; Bart Oates; David Stern; Paul Tagliabue.

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