Tourism Top Stories

May 24, 2020

BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar’s summer renters move in this weekend, they will quickly learn there will be “zero tolerance” for any behavior that violates coronavirus-related restrictions and longstanding borough laws, according to officials. That means following social distancing guidelines and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Paddle boating at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex reopen this weekend with new procedures for sanitation and to promote social distancing.   “With the weather getting warmer and people looking for things to do outside, we are pleased to be able to reopen ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Paddle boating at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex reopen this weekend with new procedures for sanitation and to promote social distancing.   “With the weather getting warmer and people looking for things to do outside, we are pleased to be able to reopen ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Paddle boating at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex reopens today, May 22, in time for the Memorial Day weekend. Procedures have been put in place to promote social distancing among visitors and sanitize all equipment. “With the weather getting warmer and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Paddle boating at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex reopen this weekend with new procedures for sanitation and to promote social distancing.   “With the weather getting warmer and people looking for things to do outside, we are pleased to be able to reopen ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Paddle boating at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex reopens today, May 22, in time for the Memorial Day weekend. Procedures have been put in place to promote social distancing among visitors and sanitize all equipment. “With the weather getting warmer and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival scheduled for August 15 has now been canceled due to the concern over COVID-19, announced Mayor Dougherty.  “It is with great sadness the festival committee has determined that there is too much risk in having a gathering of our size on ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Citing falling hospitalization rates, a deceased rate of infection from the COVID-19 virus, and increased testing, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced Thursday that Eastside Park and the Paterson Great Falls National Park will reopen at 6:00 a.m. Friday. Eastside Park will be open to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- Bank of America has signed on as a Founding Corporate Sponsor of SciTech Scity, Liberty Science Center’s (LSC) planned 30-acre innovation campus that will launch and grow dozens of world-changing science and technology companies and reimagine K-12 science education. LSC ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – As area residents and businesses wait to see if Lake Hopatcong will be impacted by a harmful algal bloom (HAB) for the second consecutive summer, the state today announced a change in the way it will provide that information. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) ...

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NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend. Starting May 22, more than 120 ...

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NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend. Starting May 22, more than 120 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Standing before the unfinished Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal One redevelopment site, Rick Cotton, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, detailed the drastic losses the government agency suffered as a result of the coronavirus.  With a ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar officials are taking an all eyes on deck approach to maintain social distancing and keep beaches from overcrowding when the season opens this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Through the use of digital counters at beach entrance points, drone surveillance overhead and ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — In any given summer, Lake Como is a hot spot for seasonal renters, located just blocks from the Belmar beachfront and having six bars within walking distance. But with such popular establishments as Bar Anticipation and D’Jais closed due to the current coronavirus crisis, it’s ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ –  Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) is increasing recreational access at the park. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service ...

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JACKSON, NJ - Six Flags Great Adventure is bringing back a drive-through experience that hasn't been available for years. You will be able to see over 1,200 animals from the vantage point of your own car. According to news released by the company, they are finalizing plans with new procedures to ...

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JACKSON, NJ --  Six Flags Great Adventure announced on Thursday that it will soon open its Safari adventure as a drive-through experience. This announcement comes shortly after Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order permitting drive-through events while maintaining social distancing ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As the summer rolls out with the easing of coronavirus restrictions, Monmouth County officials are giving Jersey Shore visitors this advice: “Know before you go.” Each shore municipality will have its own rules — and they may change on a daily if not hourly basis — to ensure that ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- For only the second time in a storied history dating back to 1940, the Tour of Somerville bicycle races will not be held this Memorial Day weekend. World War II stopped it first, now an international conflict of a different kind, the Covid-19 pandemic, will put the brakes on ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As the summer rolls out with the easing of coronavirus restrictions, Monmouth County officials are giving Jersey Shore visitors this advice: “Know before you go.” Each shore municipality will have its own rules — and they may change on a daily if not hourly basis — to ensure that ...

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Morristown, NJ –  Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) is increasing recreational access at the park. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service ...

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JACKSON, NJ --  Six Flags Great Adventure announced on Thursday that it will soon open its Safari adventure as a drive-through experience. This announcement comes one day after Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order permitting drive-through events while maintaining social distancing ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A swell of people, stretching blocks along Belmar's boardwalk, turned out to buy seasonal beach badges on the first day of sales at Taylor Pavilion. Advance badge sales will continue daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days of week, as beaches will officially open on Memorial Day ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Recent press conferences by Governor Murphy continue to share renewed optimism in the ongoing fight with the novel coronavirus. It also heralds new relief from months long restrictions. "Look at how dramatically things have moved in just a few weeks." said Governor Murphy said ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Recent press conferences by Governor Murphy continue to share renewed optimism in the ongoing fight with the novel coronavirus. It also heralds new relief from months long restrictions. "Look at how dramatically things have moved in just a few weeks." said Governor Murphy said ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Recent press conferences by Governor Murphy continue to share renewed optimism in the ongoing fight with the novel coronavirus. It also heralds new relief from months long restrictions. "Look at how dramatically things have moved in just a few weeks." said Governor Murphy said ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Recent press conferences by Governor Murphy continue to share renewed optimism in the ongoing fight with the novel coronavirus. It also heralds new relief from months long restrictions. "Look at how dramatically things have moved in just a few weeks." said Governor Murphy said ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Recent press conferences by Governor Murphy continue to share renewed optimism in the ongoing fight with the novel coronavirus. It also heralds new relief from months long restrictions. "Look at how dramatically things have moved in just a few weeks." said Governor Murphy said ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Recent press conferences by Governor Murphy continue to share renewed optimism in the ongoing fight with the novel coronavirus. It also heralds new relief from months long restrictions. "Look at how dramatically things have moved in just a few weeks." said Governor Murphy said ...

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