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September 15, 2023

BAYONNE, NJ -  Residents 12 and over will once again have the chance to “Paddle the Peninsula” on September 16.  The event, now in its sixth year, will have the chance to kayak in the Newark Bay from one of two locations, a statement from Mayor Jimmy Davis’ office said.  More experienced ...

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Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will offer free guided cart and walking tours of Laurelwood Arboretum on Saturday, September 9 at 10:30 am and Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 am. This will be an opportunity to enjoy all that is in bloom in the arboretum at the end of summer. To join a tour, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy visited the borough Thursday and signed legislation sponsored by two Hillsborough lawmakers that will require the state Division of Travel and Tourism to re-draw the State tourism map to create a “Central Jersey” region and to incorporate it in all regional ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Come shake your maracas at Sunday’s outdoor Latin music fest. The city’s 6th Annual Latin Festival is Sunday, Aug. 20 from noon to 10 p.m. in the North Ward on Bloomfield Avenue, between Lake Street and Clifton Avenue. This festival, which has attracted scores of spectators from ...

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NOCKAMIXON TOWNSHIP, PA—A local group of stargazers will host a viewing party for the Perseid meteor shower on Saturday night in Nockamixon State Park. The Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association will begin the event at about 8:00 p.m. at the Tohickon Boat Launch in the park. The night will start ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The County Fair returns to the Middlesex County Fairground on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick beginning Monday, August 7. This year, the Fair celebrates 85 years of farming and fun here in the Center of New Jersey. Events this year include horse riding shows; chainsaw ...

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CAMDEN – A familiar site, and major tourist attraction, will disappear from Camden's waterfront for as long as 14 weeks late this year or early in 2024. The Battleship New Jersey will be towed by tugboat about seven miles down the Delaware River to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for dry-docking ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - For some people, La Festa Italiana is like a trip back in time, partly because it harkens back to an era when Italian immigrants dominated downtown Jersey City. While in recent years, some of the religious aspects of the traditional feast have been cut back in order to ...

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UNION, NJ - The Vauxhall Road service center off the Garden State Parkway, which has been closed since January 2022, reopened its doors Thursday afternoon. Inside the rest stop, a Starbucks, Popeye's Chicken, and an Applegreen convenience store have opened.  A Shake Shack is scheduled to open at ...

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CARTERET, NJ — This community’s annual Latin Fest make its jubilant return Saturday, July 29th with a star-studded lineup of performers headlined by Dominican Merengue star Rubby Perez. Thousands of people and families from Latino communities across New Jersey and the tri-state area are expected ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Hundreds of artistic beachgoers made their way to the 18th Avenue beach Wednesday morning to participate in the 36th Annual Belmar Sand Castle Contest. Once again hosted by D’Jais, the event was blessed with a beautiful day, and even more beautiful sand sculptures.  Visitors and ...

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BELMAR, NJ — For those seeking to enjoy a beautiful cocktail along with an equally beautiful view, look no further, because Beach Haus Brewery’s Rooftop Bar is officially open for business. On Friday, June 30, the rooftop was jam-packed with patrons as Beach Haus celebrated its official ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The 15th annual Coquina Jam - an all women's surf competition with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Jetty Rock Foundation and David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation kicks off on July 23.  The event is held to support women, children and families affected by a Cancer ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s Independence Day Light Show will be returning to the Taylor Pavilion this Friday at 8:30 p.m. Visitors can also expect a free concert, and of course, fireworks.  The light show is brought to Belmar by the same team of engineers who put together the annual Christmas Light ...

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Wayne, N.J., — Are you traveling for the Fourth of July weekend? If you are, you may be one of the 50.7 million Americans that are expected to hit the roads this holiday, according to AAA. The travel agency expects this Fourth of July weekend to set a new record for holiday travel. Domestic travel ...

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COLUMBUS, NJ — Dust off your dancing boots! The Burlington County Parks System will be holding two more of its popular — and free — Country Line Dancing nights at the County Fairgrounds in Columbus.  Whether you are an experienced dancer and want to show off your skills, or if you are a ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The personal finance website WalletHub released its 2023 Most Fun States in America list, ranking New Jersey 36th,. New Jersey received a total score of 31.58, was rated No. 27 in nightlife and No. 34 in entertainment and recreation. The study examined restaurants, nightlife and ...

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BARNEGAT LIGHT - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced today that the Barnegat Lighthouse will be open on Saturday, June 10.   The Lighthouse has been closed for over a year for an extensive $1.3 million exterior and interior renovation project. The Lighthouse will ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the unofficial start of summer, and AAA projects that more than 1 million New Jersey residents will travel to the Jersey Shore and other destinations over the holiday weekend.  "Our routes to the Shore are going to be extremely busy," says AAA ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Break out the lobster bibs and oyster forks, because the New Jersey Seafood Festival is returning to Belmar this weekend from Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21. Returning to its original spot at Silver Lake Park and Ocean Avenue, residents and visitors alike will flock like seagulls to ...

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UNION, NJ - With an escort of over 100 motorcyclists, The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial made its way around Union and arrived at Biertuempfel Park, where it will remain until Monday.  It is the only stop in New Jersey for the Wall this year.  "After months of coordination and planning, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Councilwoman Denise Ridley will introduce a resolution at the May 24 meeting of the Jersey City Municipal Council to award a contract for ferry services out of the Port Liberte Ferry Terminal to NYWaterway, Mayor Steven Fulop announced in a statement on Wednesday.  The City of ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne’s fourth food truck festival will feature several returning favorites and a few new additions when it returns to Avenue E later today. “We look forward to welcoming the food truck festival back to Avenue E. This great event will offer people a day to try cuisine from the ...

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COLUMBUS, NJ — The Burlington County Parks System is kicking off its Free Movie Series this weekend in a big way. The Parks System is presenting Top Gun Maverick — drive-in style — on Saturday, May 6 at the Burlington County Fairgrounds, located at 1990 Jacksonville-Jobstown Road in Columbus ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - The East Hanover PBA is sponsoring a day and night of fun and excitement on Saturday, June 10th. The event will be held at Lurker Park.  The event will consist of fifteen of the best foods trucks from the NJ, PA and NYC area. At night there will be live music featuring ...

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BELMAR, NJ — All aboard The Jersey Girl, a 101-foot-long boat that allows residents and tourists to see some of the ocean’s largest and most majestic creatures: Whales. Operated by Belmar resident Bill McKim, Jersey Shore Whale Watching gives folks the opportunity to see something they’ll remember ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ -  The USS Ronald Reagan will lead a formation of five ships into New York Harbor on May 24 in celebration of the 35th annual Fleet Week. Ships from the United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, and United States Naval Academy Yard Patrol, as well as NATO allies will pass ...

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Thousands of people converging on Branch Brook Park in Newark have been enthralled by the city's annual spring miracle: more than 5,200 cherry blossom trees colorfully exploding in bursts of pink and white, red and purple, magenta and mauve. Behind the scene of this beautiful natural display, ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ — The Monmouth County Board of Commissioners held a press conference on Wednesday morning at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park addressing concerns about the rash of whale and dolphin deaths along the Jersey Shore. Specifically, the officials are calling for a moratorium on offshore ...

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JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST — Save the date for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst's (JBMDL) first Air and Space Open House in five years.  The 2023 "Power in the Pines" Air and Space Open House will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and May 21 from 10:30AM to 5:30PM on both ...

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