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AAA Predicts Nearly 48 Million People to Travel July 4th Weekend

June 30, 2022

Summer travel is already in full swing and Independence Day will be no exception as AAA predicts 47.9 million people in the U.S. will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend (June 30 – July 4). This is an increase of 3.7% over 2021, bringing travel volumes just shy of those seen in 2019. The biggest surprise – car travel – will set a new record despite ...

Jersey Shore Drowning: Victim Pulled From Water Off Belmar Beach

BELMAR, NJ—A male swimmer was taken out of the water today and reported to be non-responsive.  He was taken away in an ambulance. 

The beaches around 8th and 9th Avenues were crowded with emergency personnel and equipment.

It is very close to the same location where two elementary school girls drown 5 years ago on June 16, 2017.

Off duty lifeguards ...

Coffee with Compassion in NJ Town: How Ethan and the Bean is Making a Difference in the Special Needs Community

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - When someone walks into Ethan and the Bean, there are plenty of things they might notice. They might see the chalkboard describing the specials for that day. Or they could smell the aromatic scent of the coffee beans in the small shop. Or they could rest their eyes upon the artwork or the merchandise that hangs proudly on the wall.

But what sticks out most of ...

What a Goodfella: New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

New Jersey Drivers Are Paying More than $4.75 a Gallon to Fill Up, on Average

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours.

But the price didn't go down, either.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 cents higher than last month and $1.71 higher than this time last ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Gas Prices Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Is the Baby Formula Shortage Ending Soon? The FDA Believes it Will

NEW JERSEY: New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Monmouth County grocery stores and pharmacies have been mostly bare, but action from the FDA is providing some hope that the shortage could end within ...

Thirteen Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to Residents and Visitors to the State, 21 and Older.

NEW JERSEY — As of Thursday, April 21, 2022, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, Maplewood
Apothecarium, 55 ...

Nearly 100 Former Students and Staff From Colonia High School Develop Brain Tumors

NEW JERSEY— Woodbridge's Colonia High School’s indoor air quality is being tested, and its 28-acre campus analyzed for radiation starting this past weekend, after a 1989 alumni – now an environmental scientist – raised concerns about the school’s possible link to brain tumors among nearly 95 former students and staff.

The Woodbridge Township Council ...


AAA Predicts Nearly 48 Million People to Travel July 4th Weekend

June 30, 2022

Summer travel is already in full swing and Independence Day will be no exception as AAA predicts 47.9 million people in the U.S. will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend (June 30 – July 4). This is an increase of 3.7% over 2021, bringing travel volumes just shy of those seen in 2019. The biggest surprise – car travel – will set a new record despite ...


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JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Maintenance to Enhance Service Reliability for Customers Through the Summer Season

With anticipated higher electric usage and severe weather possible during the hot summer months, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has completed equipment inspections and maintenance throughout its central and northern New Jersey service area to help enhance service reliability for customers.

Nearly 800 miles of high-voltage ...

Ten Fun Facts About The Fourth of July

July 3, 2022

UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938, Congress changed it? (source: ACEI-Global). 

1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration of Independence
While Thomas Jefferson is often called the ...

In honor of Independence Day, The Barn on South Holland in Holmdel, Gives Thanks to Those Who Fought so Bravely for our Freedom. 

This Fourth of July, we might find ourselves barbecuing, congregating with loved ones, and enjoying our precious free time with friends and loved ones. July Fourth is also a time to step back, take stock, and appreciate the deep freedoms we enjoy every day.

In honor of Independence Day, please take a moment from your picnics, parades, and fireworks displays to say thank you to those courageous ...

Love, Death and Betrayal: The Story of Anna and Vito Genovese

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: John Barrows Presents: Love, Death and Betrayal: The Story of Anna and Vito Genovese. They were both married with children when they fell in love, but they had to be together, no matter what. She was the ultimate mafia wife, but in other ways was so very different from women of her time. He was the most feared gangster in America, but she was not afraid, and when ...

RESCHEDULED: Fireworks to be held July 3rd in Hazlet

July 3, 2022

Message from Hazlet Township:

Hazlet's Annual Fireworks Show Postponed to Sunday, July 3

The Hazlet Fireworks Show scheduled for Saturday, July 2 has been postponed to the rain date, Sunday, July 3, due to the possibility of rainy and windy weather.

The decision to move the date has been made for the safety of the crew and spectators. 

Please join Hazlet Recreation on Sunday ...

Viking Pest Control, Local Exterminator Offers Discount on Award-Winning Mosquito, Tick, and Spotted Lanternfly Services

June 22, 2022

Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.

In addition to the ...


Sep 20, 1936 - Jun 28, 2022
Joanna Helen (nee Yandola) McCartin, 85, of Tinton Falls, NJ passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, ...
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Mar 14, 1974 - Jun 22, 2022
Bruce Thomas Rutherford II, 48, of Manalapan, passed away in New York City, Wednesday. Bruce was ...
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Aug 10, 1932 - Jun 22, 2022
Dr. Gérard Breton, 89, of Holmdel, NJ passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.  He is ...
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Sep 5, 1930 - Jun 22, 2022
Anna Boffa, 91 of Monroe Township, died on Wednesday, June 22. She was born in 1930 to the late ...
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May 21, 1937 - Jun 19, 2022
Alexandria “Alice” Rondinelli 85, of Fair Haven, NJ passed away on June 19, 2022.  ...
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Mar 19, 1936 - Jun 13, 2022
Tullio F. Ferrara, 86, known to close friends as “Chick”, of Holmdel died at his home ...
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