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Gamethread #63: New Jersey Devils at San Jose Sharks A week ago, the New Jersey Devils hosted the San Jose Sharks and beat them 2-1. One week later, the Devils visit the Sharks in a run-back. Will the Devils do it again? Discuss it as the game happens in this post, a Gamethread.

Guess which state is most expensive for tying the knot Based on feedback from more than 25,000 couples married in 2019, wedding marketplace The Knot is out with its annual industry report on trends, styles and costs. The Garden State is the most expensive state for saying "I do," when considering the bells and whistles involved with a wedding ceremony and reception.

Not in my backyard! NJ's 'environmental justice' fight against dumping The announcement was made on a cold, blustery Thursday morning at a large illegal dumping site in Trenton, where DEP workers and dozens of volunteers were busy removing tires and a wide assortment of debris along a stretch of the Assunpink Creek.

See It: Teen With Autism Sinks 3 Pointer, Making His Basketball Dream Come True When the Lyndhurst High School varsity basketball team plays, 18-year-old AJ Leone is courtside, with water ready. "Every time my teammate comes to sit in the bench there I hydrate them," AJ said. The team also helps AJ work on his game. They say he's the hardest worker on the team.

Turtle Back Zoo pavilion project sparks local expansion worries The Maplewood Township Committee passed a similar resolution a month earlier. Essex County has set aside capital funds for the remaining half of the project.

Little snow this year but still plenty of potholes on NJ roads Potholes, that never-ending scourge of motorists, seem to have gotten worse this winter because of the constant changes in weather. Potholes are created when water seeps into a pavement crack and freezes.

DEP taps volunteers to help transform dump site in Trenton A despoiled parcel that once played a role in the storied industrial past of the New Jersey's capital city has a future as a place for kids to have fun and stay out of trouble.

Is it time for NJ to have an annual Frank Sinatra Day? Sinatra on the radio or playing Mr. Sinatra's movies, and I think at that young of an age he absolutely had an impression on me," he said.

Less crowded and more sober, Chamber train heads to Washington The 83rd Walk to Washington train rolled to Washington D.C. on Thursday, with far less booze, far fewer passengers and a mood that was a far cry from the rowdy trips of years past that made it an emblem of what's been called a toxic and misogynistic culture in New Jersey politics.

Dunkin' Donuts now selling bags of bacon The food chain is now selling bags of bacon! Once a favorite snack of Elvis Presley, now part of the Keto rage, you can get bacon strips 8 half slices to a pack with sweet black pepper seasoning. I'm all in, in fact after buying my bag of bacon I may even stop at a Dairy Queen and dip it in a Sundae.

10 Black Owned Businesses to Support in Jersey City Shop from local black-owned businesses for everything from food to clothing. In addition to last year's list, here are ten more black owned businesses in Jersey City to check out + support! Let us know if we missed any of your favorites and we'll update the list.

Proposed NJ Law Would Fine Beachgoers Who Don't Secure Beach Umbrellas The current bill would only apply on days when the wind speed exceeds 25 mph, but some lawmakers want to get rid of that provision, making the law apply at all times. RELATED STORY: NJ Residents Question Senator's Priorities As He Pushes For Flying Beach Umbrella Safety.

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 2/29/20 - 3/1/20 Use our event submission… Two Chances to Watch George Washington's Annual Delaware River Crossing Two Chances to Watch George Washington's Annual Delaware River Crossing December 11 and 25, 2016 Each December, thousands gather on t… Exploring the History of High Bridge, NJ Written by William Honachefsky Jr.

What reentry looks like for a wrongfully convicted man Correspondent Michael Hill followed one wrongfully convicted man as he navigates re-entry.

Business leaders discuss the rising cost of operating in NJ The Walk to Washington is an opportunity for business leaders to make new connections, catch up with colleagues, lobby state lawmakers and to vent about a business climate that they say needs improving.

Winners and losers: School districts get state aid figures Phil Murphy laid out his school funding plan; 371 districts to get increased funding, 194 will see cuts and 12 districts will stay flat.

Some NJ School Districts Say Proposed School Budget Hurts Their Communities Some districts will get more money now, while others which have been over-funded for years will be cut. There's 193 of those. Some may need local tax increases to make up the difference, such as Freehold, where busing for more than 3,000 students may be cut next year.

February 27, 2020: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams The state releases aid figures for the next school year and superintendents adjust their expectations. After allegations of sexual harassment and assault, the 83rd annual Chamber Train trip rolls out with less booze less people and less of a party. Plus, cleaning up mountains of debris.

Teen Basketball Star Recovering After Having Brain Tumor Removed Gets His Wish Antonio Sellers was a point forward for the Hudson Catholic varsity basketball team, but last year, he had surgery to remove a brain tumor and is still recovering. The teen is a huge Duke fan and has always wanted to attend a game when the team plays legendary rival UNC.

No joke: Train trip is step in right direction… but there's still a ways to go "You look nice," the man said to the woman. "Am I allowed to say that under these new rules?" It was meant as a joke. And it was the type of "joke" that played out a few times on the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's Walk to Washington networking train Thursday.

15 of the best things to do this weekend in NJ - Feb. 28 - Mar. 1 Looking for something to do this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out our complete list of great events and fun things do right here in the great Garden State! Big Joe Live Broadcast at the Celtic Cottage in Long Branch.

Path to Progress? Walk to Washington train-goers overwhelmingly see it as positive plan The annual ROI-NJ Walk to Washington poll is hardly official - we ask whoever we run into while we walk through the train cars. But it does provide a snapshot of the thoughts of the state's top business and governmental leaders. Questions about Gov.

Top Republican in N.J.? Train riders mixed between four names Jack Ciattarelli worked the Walk to Washington train ride as any gubernatorial candidate would - walking the aisles, shaking hands, courting potential voters and donors. Ciattarelli, an announced Republican candidate for governor in 2021, has more than a year to perfect his message.

Shoplifter Goes to Jail…Not Congress in Brick BRICK-On Tuesday, February 25th, at 3:30 PM, police were dispatched to the Home Depot Rt 70 for a reported shoplifter. The Loss Prevention officer for Home Depot observed a suspect, later identified as Michael Schecton, placing items in empty bins. The Loss Prevention officer was familiar with Schecton from previous incidents.

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