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  • The 50 best reasons to live in New Jersey

    02/18/2020 6:49:19 PM PST · by Coleus · 140 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | 02.15.20 | Peter Genovese
    There are about 9 million of us living here, and we all can’t be delusional. Apart from those who live here primarily because of job or family, most New Jerseyans live here because they like it here! New York City is a quick PATH or train ride away — why live there? The Shore, the Pine Barrens, beautiful countryside, diners, beaches, the nation’s most diverse city, small towns, great scenic highways — does any state pack as much variety into one compact package as New Jersey? Nope. Here are the 50 best reasons to live in New Jersey, from someone...
  • Beach chairs, blankets and trash. Massive mess left after Trump's Wildwood rally.

    01/30/2020 7:41:10 PM PST · by NJ_Dutchman · 108 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 01.28.20 | Chris Franklin & Tim Hawk
    The thousands of people who descended upon the Jersey Shore town for President Donald Trump's 'Keep America Great' rally at the Wildwoods Convention Center left behind a sea of trash in the parking lot — including their abandoned beach chairs and blankets — after the rally wrapped up.Rally-goers were allowed to bring chairs as they waited in line — some for up to 48 hours before the event — but they weren't allowed to bring them inside the venue.Factor in the blankets they used to stay warm, and all their drinks and food they were snacking on during the long wait...
  • Trumpstock in Wildwood: Donald Trump’s rally was the political equivalent of a rock festival

    02/01/2020 4:53:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 30 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 01.30.20 | Paul Mulshine
    My wife is not a big fan of President Trump. So when I got back from covering the Trump rally in Wildwood Tuesday, she asked me a question: “Were there any empty seats?” Were there any empty seats at Woodstock? I’ve never covered a Trump event that didn’t evoke images of that 1969 rock festival. As with Woodstock, the organizers have no need to advertise the event widely. The mere mention of it is enough to attract massive throngs of the faithful. Another similarity is the opportunity to hear a lot of great rock music from the 1960s. I arrived...
  • Barnegat Bay welcomes old friends, Pelicans make their home in New Jersey's fragile waterway

    08/21/2007 6:53:55 PM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies · 264+ views
    star ledger ^ | August 16, 2007 | JUDY PEET
    On a small island in Barnegat Bay, hundreds of birds that didn't exist in New Jersey 30 years ago bask in the summer sun. Suddenly, they all take flight, oddly elegant and vaguely prehistoric, with 6-foot wing spans and the most recognizable bills in the animal kingdom. They are brown pelicans, described by naturalist John James Audubon as one of America's "most interesting birds." They are also one of the Jersey shore's newest residents, joining other top-of -the-food-chain bird predators including the peregrine falcon, the osprey and the royal tern to form a new avian golden age on Barnegat Bay....
  • BREAKING NEWS: Pipe Bomb explodes on route of charity 5k run for military ...

    09/17/2016 9:29:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2016
    Complete Headline: BREAKING NEWS: Pipe Bomb explodes on route of charity 5k run for military: Thousands of runners evacuated from Jersey Shore after explosion inside trash can — and there 'may be a second device' Authorities say pipe bomb exploded shortly before the Semper Five Run at Seaside Park, New Jersey The bomb was in a garbage can when it exploded, leaving no injuries The race, which is a 5K to benefit marines and sailors, was canceled because of the blast A pipe bomb exploded in a Jersey Shore town shortly before thousands of runners were due to take part...
  • Raising hope on a half-shell, Oysters come back from the brink

    11/22/2007 12:33:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies · 58+ views
    star ledger ^ | November 21, 2007 | MARYANN SPOTO
    For more than a century, oysters were so plentiful in the waters off New Jersey they were hawked on street corners the same way pretzels or hot dogs are today. But the industry fell on hard times when overharvesting and two strains of disease nearly wiped out the population in the 1960s and again in the 1990s. The steep decline took with it whole communities that depended on the oyster for survival. In recent years, Rutgers University scientists working with disease-resistant oysters and employing new technology have nursed the industry back to health and brought it to the brink of...
  • WITH SO MANY GUESTS, CAPE MAY'S ALL AFLUTTER, A bevy of monarch butterflies floods resort with

    10/05/2006 5:23:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 315+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 09.23.06 | GABRIEL H. GLUCK
    They've been descending on Cape May like fun-starved Shriners at some overbooked convention, feasting on the local fare and making a spectacle of themselves before flitting off with nary a goodbye. At least they're a quiet bunch. And not bad to look at, either. Monarch butterflies, their numbers swollen by favorable summer weather, have overtaken New Jersey's southern peninsula this year as they embark on their annual 2,000-mile journey to warmer climes in the mountains of central Mexico. The profusion of color is part of what naturalists predict will be the largest monarch migration through New Jersey and other eastern...