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‘Soldier’s Heart’ Play Addresses Assault Epidemic in Military

7-4-14
Premiere Stages is hosting a production of "Soldier's Heart," which explores the challenges female soldiers face, particularly regarding sexual assault.

NJ theme park finally opens drop ride

7-4-14
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey theme park has finally opened what it calls the world's tallest and fastest drop ride. The Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom ride began operating Friday at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson. Riders are hoisted 415 feet ...
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Summer Concerts and Shows in NJ This Week

7-4-14
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 July 4 to July 10.

Christie kicks off July 4 weekend at Jersey Shore

7-3-14
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie enjoyed an early start to the July 4 weekend with a walk along the boardwalk at Point Pleasant Beach. Christie spent more than an hour Thursday afternoon shaking hands, high-fiving little kids ...
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Jersey City Agency Lands on AEG Live for Loew’s

7-2-14
AEG Live may soon manage Loew's Theatre in Jersey City.
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Independence Day 2014 Celebrations and Fireworks in NJ

7-1-14
New Jersey has many events scheduled to celebrate Independence Day.
New York Giants Punter Steve Weatherford poses with Project Prom winners. Photo Courtesy of Amanda Barry.

NY Giants’ Steve Weatherford Creates Project Prom

6-30-14
New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford hosted Project Prom, which helped high school seniors affected by Hurricane Sandy attend prom.

Signed ticket from Gehrig retirement hits auction

6-30-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on July 4, 1939 — the day he retired from baseball — is going on the auction block. Heritage Auctions says more than 60,000 tickets to the game at Yankee Stadium were sold. Only two are known ...

Parades, festivals celebrate gay pride

6-30-14
NEW YORK (AP) — After a year of numerous same-sex marriage victories, millions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their supporters held gay pride parades and celebrations. Marchers in New York commemorated the 45th anniversary of ...

Sussex County becomes site of ‘Bigfoot’ search

6-29-14
FREDON, N.J. (AP) — It's big, it's hairy and people in northwestern New Jersey claim to have seen it. Now, a television series has joined the hunt for the infamous Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch. The Animal Planet network's "Finding Bigfoot" ...