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NJ Tourism Stumbles During 2020 Coronavirus Crisis, But Industry Ready for Strong Rebound

May 12, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism report.

While the number of visitors declined to 84.6 million — a 27% ...

$2.4 Million Auction Bid Saves Historic Camden County Amusement Park

CLEMENTON, NJ — An anonymous buyer has bid $2.37 million to rescue one of the nation's oldest amusement parks —12 miles south of Camden — from being dismantled and sold for redevelopment.

Pieces of Clementon Park and Splash World, which closed in 2019, were being sold off in a virtual auction on March 23 with nearly 200 online bidders making offers on everything ...

Blazing a New Jersey Historical Markers Trail under Consideration by Legislature

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey residents would discover they didn't need to travel far to view historical sites, learn about diverse cultures and glean information on history-making individuals, under a measure recently introduced in the state Legislature.

To help residents become more aware of the people, places and events that have contributed to New Jersey’s rich ...

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Neptune Township Senior Center to Host 'Drive-By' Food Drive on May 26

May 12, 2021

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Neptune Township Senior Center, 1607 Corlies Avenue, will host a drive-by food drive in support of Fulfill on Wednesday, May 26.

Fulfill, located in Neptune Township, serves to fight food insecurity in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Its services go beyond providing food to the hungry and are aimed at providing a more comprehensive approach to providing the ...

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Mon, May 17, 7:00 PM

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Belmar Planning Board Meeting on Zoom

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Belmar Mayor and Council Meeting on Zoom

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Tue, May 18, 7:30 PM

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CANCELED: Lake Como Council Meeting on Zoom

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Wed, May 19, 4:00 PM

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Monmouth County Free COVID-19 Testing

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Thu, May 20, 9:30 AM

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The Jaffe Briefing - May 14, 2021

STATEWIDE – Modified mask mandate? Yes! The feds are lifting the requirement that fully vaccinated people wear masks in most outdoor and indoor places. Of course, mass transit is not one of those places, as it seems people will – and should – be wearing masks on jammed NJ Transit trains until, let’s say, 2100.  A great quote from the CDC: “If you are fully ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...