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N.J. Chamber's 'Liberty Gala' Recognizes Fort Dix's 100th Anniversary, and Military Heroes of New Jersey

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's Liberty Gala this Thursday, Oct. 26, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Fort Dix, and celebrate military heroes of New Jersey dating back to the Revolutionary War.

Among those who will be in attendance and honored is Vietnam War veteran Col. Jack Jacobs, a Medal of Honor recipient, one of the most decorated soldiers of his generation and currently a military affairs analyst for NBC. Also attending is Sgt. Archie Fagan, a World War II veteran who served in the front lines, helped liberate Dachau concentration camp and attended the Nuremberg Trials.

Overall, the Liberty Gala will recognize New Jersey's military heroes past and present - from enlisted personnel to some of the nation's most celebrated commanders.

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Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst's Economic Impact on New Jersey  

The Gala also will recognize the crucial role that Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst plays in protecting our national interests, supporting worldwide humanitarian relief efforts and serving as an economic engine for New Jersey.

Joint Base MDL, forged in 2009 when three bases merged (the Air Force's McGuire Air Base, the Army's Fort Dix, and the Navy's Lakehurst Naval Air Base), is the second largest employer in New Jersey and it annually pumps about $7 billion into our state economy - equivalent to a Fortune 500 company.

"We need to remember these facts each time we hear that Washington D.C. is pondering another round of military base closures or consolidations," said N.J. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Bracken. "We need to be ready to stand up for the Joint Base and the men and women who serve there."

Fort Dix's Centennial

Fort Dix, which turns 100 this year, is one of the most iconic military installations in the nation.

It has served as the embarkation point for millions of soldiers heading to war and their gateway back home. It opened as Camp Dix in 1917, a training and staging ground for soldiers headed to Europe to fight in World War I. The camp officially became "Fort Dix" in 1939.

The Liberty Gala is this Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Park Chateau Estate in East Brunswick. It is open to the media. Cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner begins at 7 p.m.

The general public can get more information and register by going here.

 

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Belmar Five Mile Run: 42-Year Racing Tradition to Continue Along Oceanfront on July 14

July 8, 2018

An evening of kids races, culminating with fireworks on the beach, will be held on July 13.

BELMAR, NJ — The 42nd annual Belmar Five Mile Run will be held on Saturday morning, July 14, beginning at Silver Lake Park.

Billed as one of the longest-running road races on the Jersey Shore, the run is presented by Belmar’s Goodwill Hose Company, in conjunction with the Borough of ...

Going Crabbing, Fishing in Bay or River? Be Alert for Clinging Jellyfish in Monmouth and Ocean

TRENTON, NJ — Northern Barnegat Bay is the latest spot where the presence of clinging jellyfish — the dime-size creature with a powerful sting — has been confirmed.

They also have been discovered in the Metedeconk River, which flows into the northern bay — a popular estuary for boating, fishing, swimming, crabbing and other recreational activities, according to the ...

Belmar Parasail: Soar Into Summer with a High-Flying Adventure Along the Beachfront

July 15, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar finally basks in picture-perfect weather, it may be time to check off a summer activity on your bucket list. And for many, parasailing is one of those “must-do” experiences.

At Belmar Parasail, the season is in full swing, offering boat trips from the Belmar Manutti Marina to the beachfront where passengers are lifted 500 feet above the Atlantic Ocean ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to Do in Morristown This Weekend; July 13 - 15

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jump for joy....it's the weekend! Don't let Friday the 13th scare you away, there are lots of fun things to do in and around town this weekend! Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Friday July 13

Spirit Animals Glassblowing Class; Morris County School of Glass; 9am - 11am

Mini Summer Camp: Woodsy Walkers; Great Swamp (Chatham); 10am - 11:30am

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Wed, July 18, 7:30 AM

Holiday Inn, Hasbrouck Heights

Hasbrouck Heights Chamber of Commerce Networking ...

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Teacher Job Fair

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July 12, 2018

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Westfield GSP Raises over $17K to benefit Paramus Children's Health Foundation, East Brook Crash Victims

July 10, 2018

PARAMUS, NJ -- On June 20, 2018, Westfield Garden State Plaza’s retailers and restaurants participated in the mall-wide initiative Shop & Dine For A Cause by donating funds and a percentage of their sales for the day to support the victims and families of the East Brook school bus crash that claimed two lives and left dozens injured. The total amount raised ...

Hackensack's 4th of July Festivities Will Be Held Tonight

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The city's annual July 4th celebration will be held tonight, complete with games and rides for kids, food vendors, music and of course a fireworks display. The event will be held at Foschini Park and it will last all day, culminating in a performance by "The Time Machine Band" at 7:15 p.m. followed by the fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.

The annual event is ...

A Note of Thanks for Generous Donations

July 5, 2018

Chief Michael J. Colaneri would like to thank the following who donated to the 2018 8th Grade DARE Swim Party and Junior Police Academy:

Inserra Supermarket (ShopRite of Lodi) for always donating food/beverages for both the 8th grade swim party and the Junior Police Academy.  

Costa Funeral Home for donating admission tickets to the 9-1-1 Memorial for our Junior Police ...

PATH's 33rd Street Line Will Close This Weekend for PTC Installation

July 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY -- PATH is closing the New York stations on the 33rd Street line to allow crews to transition to a new signal system being installed as part of the federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) program, starting this Friday, July 13, at 11:59 p.m. and running through 5 a.m. Monday, July 16, 

The weekend PTC implementation and testing program will run through the end of ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Presbyterian Church Steeple, a Roxbury Landmark, Gets Overdue Attention

ROXBURY, NJ - The long-sought restoration of the iconic, but decaying steeple atop the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna is underway.

Using a massive hydraulic boom lift, workers from Main Street Custom Homes and Remodeling of Succasunna, got a close-up look today at the 165-year-old structure. The company, headquartered a few doors away, is volunteering the project management ...

Video: Mail Truck Careens into Warinanco Park Pond

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ - Police, Fire, and Rescue units responded to a U.S. Mail truck that drove head-on into the pond in Warinanco Park on Thursday afternoon. 

Sometime after 2 p.m. responders were called to the scene to find the mail truck in the water. A park worker said that while he did not see the truck go into the water, he did arrive just in time to see who he believed to ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...