Alexander, Southside, “Thrones” author in NJ Hall of Fame

“Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander, rocker Southside Johnny Lyon, New York Giants Harry Carson and Bart Oates, and legendary basketball player and coach Anne Donovan are among this year’s inductees to the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced the winners of the Hall’s 11th class Monday at a ceremony at Newark Liberty International Airport. They include “Jaws” author Peter Benchley of Pennington; longtime Star-Ledger sport columnist Jerry Izenberg of Neptune; “Game of Thrones” author George R. R. Martin of Bayonne, and rock band The Smithereens. Other winners include Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez of Old Bridge, Hoboken teachers activist Elizabeth Allen, and Newark cardiac surgeon Victor Parsonnet. The induction ceremony will be held Oct. 27 in Asbury Park.