Tourism

June 9, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey is now offering more incentives for unvaccinated people to get their shots, including free wine, free access to state beaches, and a chance to dine with the governor and first lady of the state. Here are the vaccination incentives are part of “Operation Jersey ...

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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 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After the area was blanketed by well over a foot of snow on Monday, Essex County's resident groundhog delivered some potential good news for winter weary residents. Essex Ed, the groundhog at Turtle Back Zoo, made his annual weather predication on Tuesday, Feb. 2, which is ...

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NEW JERSEY - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an order regarding all air passengers arriving in the United States from an international distrination. The order, which requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19, is now in effect. The order ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Almost 25 years after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey established the E-ZPass system to allow vehicles to pass more easily through the Holland Tunnel, a new cashless toll has been installed to make it even more seamless. Authorized in 2019 and scheduled to go into ...

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BARNEGAT LIGHT - A 25-ton, male Humpback whale washed up dead this weekend near the lighthouse in Barnegat Light. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center has not yet determined the cause of death for the 35-foot whale. The whale is currently surrounded by caution tape and being protected by the NJ ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County is collecting items to benefit families affected by the coronavirus pandemic. From today until December 31, Turtle Back Zoo visitors will receive free admission if they bring a non-perishable food item, gently used winter coat or new unwrapped toy. Reservations are ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - A global pandemic couldn't stop people from enjoying the lovely beaches of Long Beach Island this summer. Labor Day has passed but don't expect to summer to sizzle out too soon.   There will be more people at LBI in September this year, primarily because there are many ...

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NEWARK, NJ — As an embattled travel and transportation industry confronts steep revenue fallout due to COVID-19, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is approaching a major construction milestone. The $2.7 billion state-of-the-art Terminal One project at Newark Liberty International ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar will sell no more than 7,500 beach badges a day — a number that could be reduced even more based on the number of beachgoers with seasonal badges and the time of high tide on any given day. The Belmar Office of Emergency Management announced the change in an early ...

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