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New Jersey inducts Jon Bon Jovi into Hall of Fame 3 February 2009
Chicago Tribune article

Source: Chicago Tribune

Rock on, New Jersey.

The state that once declared Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" (sample lyrics: "It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap. We gotta get out while we're young.") its "Unofficial Youth Rock Anthem" is honoring native son Jon Bon Jovi.

Bon Jovi and 12 others—including NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and the late civil rights activist Paul Robeson—were named to the New Jersey Hall of Fame on Monday.

Bon Jovi, a New Jersey native, is building affordable housing in Newark and other cities through his charitable foundation.

Robeson, a celebrated scholar, athlete and performer, was among the first African-American students at Rutgers University.


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