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Christmas Tree Tradition Continues in New Jersey

12-9-15
The first Christmas tree farm in the United States was located right outside of Trenton. The U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates that New Jersey harvested 68,471 Christmas trees in 2012.
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Liberty Science Center Recreates What it was Like Onboard the Titanic

12-8-15
At the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City visitors are given a ticket back in time to view more than 130 artifacts retrieved from the bottom of the ocean.
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German Christmas Market and Race For The Hungry In NJ This Week

12-4-15
The weekend is here and if you’re looking for a fun activity this weekend or during the upcoming week, here is a list of events happening Dec. 4 through Dec. 10.
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Where To Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree 2015

12-2-15
As Christmas quickly approaches, many New Jersey residents are heading out to purchase trees and many farms throughout the state allow customers to choose and cut down their own trees.
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Ask Away: What’s the oldest township in New Jersey?

12-1-15
Ask Away: What’s the oldest township in New Jersey? A librarian at the New Jersey Historical Society told us there are a number of settlements in New Jersey dating back to the 1600s. One example is Newark, which founded in 1666. Elizabeth ...
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Ask Away: Why do some towns have Boro or Township, etc. in their name when others don’t?

12-1-15
Ask Away: Why do some towns have Boro or Township, etc. in their name when others don’t? Every municipality in New Jersey falls into one of the following five types of municipal government: borough, township, city, town, or village.“Every ...
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Ask Away: How many NJ Transit buses are there on the road on any given day?

12-1-15
Ask Away: How many NJ Transit buses are there on the road on any given day?The maximum number of busses on the road at any given time is 1,867, according to NJ Transit Senior Public Information Officer Jim Smith. That goes for NJT ...
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Ask Away: Why do they call it the “Ironbound?”

12-1-15
Ask Away: Why do they call it the "Ironbound?"The Ironbound is a four square mile section of Newark’s East Ward. It gets its name from the railroad tracks that form its boundaries. According to the Ironbound Community Corporation, the ...
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Ask Away: Why can’t we pump our own gas?

12-1-15
Ask Away: Why can’t we pump our own gas?New Jersey is one of two states where you can’t pump your own gas (Oregon is the other). In our case, the self-service ban dates back to a 1949 state law. Under the Retail Gasoline Dispensing Safety ...
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At Langosta Lounge Thanksgiving Means Sharing a Free Meal

11-26-15
At Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park Marilyn and Richard Schlossbach along with hundreds of other volunteers have been preparing a free Thanksgiving meal to anyone in need for nearly 10 years.