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July 1, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Another $8 million for this borough’s ferry terminal project is included in New Jersey’s new 2023 state budget, secured with assistance from Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and the 19th District’s legislative delegation. Speaker Coughlin and Mayor Daniel J. Reiman announced the ...

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WAYNE, NJ - 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 ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which serves as the accredited Destination Marketing Organization for the Long Beach Island region, proudly shares the 2022 Travel Pulse report for the best summer destinations in America. The members of the chamber recognize the ...

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LBI Region, NJ – Summer is here, and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness has kicked off its annual “Secure the Shore” campaign. Officials are cautioning the millions of residents and tourists flocking to area beaches and boardwalks to remain vigilant. “Secure the Shore” ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers-New Brunswick is set to wave its Pride flag this summer throughout the area in the most visible way possible. The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) is commemorating its 30th anniversary, as well as the 50+ years of LGBT organizations on ...

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SOUTH AMBOY - Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin (D-19th Dist) was joined by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6th Dist.) and other state and local dignitaries to mark funding milestones for the South Amboy Ferry Terminal, slated for a construction start this summer. The terminal planned for South Amboy is ...

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - "Hear ye! Hear ye! You are warmly invited to join Mickey Mouse and his Fantasyland friends for a magical celebration in the streets! Dreams will come true, hearts will soar, and you will become a part of the magic. For the time has come to take your places, and prepare to ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The unofficial start to summer will be a busy one this year, as AAA predicts 39.2 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend. This is an increase of 8.3% over 2021, bringing travel volumes almost in line with those in 2017. Air travel continues ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For fans of public art in Coral Springs, get ready to welcome Coalescence to the downtown. The $97,000 interactive orchid sculpture is expected to be set up next month at the city’s Art Walk on NW 31 Court. The sculpture by artist William Nemitoff will allow people to sit, ...

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LBI Region, NJ- A springtime ritual is underway, with families and individuals choosing their favorite spot to spend some time beachfront. With Long Beach Island an easy trip away, Beach Badges are top on the list for when planning summer activities. Beach Badges are required when lifeguards are on ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - If you missed the April grden day at the world-famous Mounstsier-Hardie Garden on Rutgers Place, take a deep breath and know the garden will open again in May as a benefit for the Garden Conservancy.  The garden is known to many as the host of the annual Nutley Family Service Bureau ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A project that could one day make the morning commute to the office or the weekend jaunt to New York safer for travelers who use the Northeast Corridor – the nation’s busiest passenger line - is starting to pick up steam. The NJ Transit Board of Directors this week approved ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City is moving one step closer to becoming a reality. Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Transit officials announced Thursday that the new Portal North Bridge project is set to begin with the issuance of a “Notice to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The sight of 5,000 cherry blossom trees turning pink and white in Branch Brook Park means that spring has finally sprung in Newark, with the promise of an exciting series of events coming to the area in celebration of the 46th annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival.  Essex ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – From April 1 to Sept. 5, Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will open seven days a week for various tours and immersive experiences. Since she was restored and established as an educational museum in 2001, Battleship New Jersey has become a must-see attraction on the Camden ...

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MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES IN NJ: Everyone's favorite spring activities are returning to the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore's second annual Down the Bunny Trail community event, open to all. There will be Roasting of the Peeps for S’mores, create an adorable bunny craft, enjoy an ...

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TRENTON - The Barnegat Lighthouse will undergo another construction upgrade, and it will take place this Spring and Summer. The sad part is that visitors will not have the opportunity to climb up the beloved lighthouse this year.  State of New Jersey officials announced that the Barnegat ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - After several years of planning, the City of Elizabeth will host a high-speed ferry, taking passengers to New York City in approximately 30 minutes.  Officially announced at the end of February by the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, the Elizabeth Fast Ferry will be taking ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The town of Phillipsburg is celebrating 34 years of the annual Phillipsburg Ole Towne Festival in Phillipsburg, New Jersey! This year’s festival takes place Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th. Both days will be jam-packed with festival favorites and entertainment for ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — New Hampshire Fish & Game is recommending a Jersey City woman be billed for a preventable rescue on Liberty Springs Trail. Around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Fish & Game was notified of a hiker in distress on the trail, which is located in the northwestern part of the state, ...

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BEACH HAVEN - Spring is right around the corner, and before we know it, lines will be wet and reels will be screaming with the start of the offshore fishing season. It is with this vision in mind that to announce that the Second Annual Beach Haven Tuna Open Tournament, running from June 5th – ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Lunar New Year will be celebrated at the Montclair Art Museum on Saturday, February 12, organizers have announced. For the first time, AAPI Montclair and the Montclair Art Museum (MAM) will collaborate to host AAPI Montclair’s first Lunar New Year Celebration. The celebration ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Embrace the winter freeze and get outsize for great outdoor fun and exercise at Oakwood Park for family fun skating. With the recent stretch of cold weather, the pond is up and running and will be open on a day-to-day basis depending on the conditions, and will remain open as ...

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NEW JERSEY — Drivers on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike will have to dig into their pockets for a bit more change, now that tolls have increased on both state highways by 3 percent, starting January 1. The cost for passenger cars has risen by 6 cents to $1.96 at most main toll ...

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PRINCETON, NJ - The official residence for New Jersey's Governor is all decked out and open for the holidays thanks to garden clubs from around the Garden State. Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy announced the return of The Holidays at Drumthwacket, a longstanding tradition of open ...

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UNITED STATES - Effective December 6, all air passengers, both international travelers and US citizens returning from a trip outside the country,  must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States, regardless of vaccination status. Previously, ...

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PLUCKEMIN, NJ – The Pluckemin Presbyterian Church (PPC), 279 Route 202-206 in Pluckemin, invites you to their Advent sermon series on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. called “Strangers at the Manger.” Throughout the series, you will journey through ancient Bethlehem and encounter the characters in the ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun County Park is hosting a "Holiday Lantern Spectacular," and spectacular it is! The display, called "Let It Glow!", is a holiday light show sponsored by the Friends of the Bergen County Zoo in partnership with Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc., ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood's famous Christmas House has returned with new displays but the same mission: to raise money for NJ Institute for Disabilities (NJID), which offers specialized facilities for infants, children, and adults with developmental disabilities. Despite the constant challenge of ...

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NEW JERSEY - Now that the turkeys have been stuffed and the cranberry sauce eaten, it's time for one of the annual festivities of the holiday season; checking out those awesome light displays. Of course, make time to drive around local neighborhoods to see what gems fellow residents have created, ...

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