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Coaster stops during 233-foot ascent; riders walk

8-2-14
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey roller coaster lost power partway up its 233-foot peak, forcing riders to walk down along the tracks to the ground. The Nitro coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson was shut down after Friday afternoon's ...
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Historic Ellarslie Mansion Seeks Support Under New Leadership

8-1-14
Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson is working to get funding for the Trenton City Museum, which is housed at the Ellarslie Mansion.
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Summer Music Series, Car Show in NJ This Week

8-1-14
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 Aug. 1 to Aug. 7.
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Wildwoods 105th Baby Parade

8-1-14
The Wildwoods hosted its 105th Baby Parade on the Wildwoods Boardwalk July 30.
Some of the coffee cup designs that were based off of New Jersey towns. From left to right: Little Silver, Seaside Heights, Union Becah, Belmar, Manasquan, Atlantic Highlands, Long Branch, New Brunswick, Brick, Keansburg. Photo by Erin Pedrini.

Local Artist Creates Coffee Cup Doodle Project for Charity

8-1-14
Little Silver resident and artist Mike Ciccotello created the Coffee Cup Doodle Project. He creates art on coffee cups and will be donating them to different charities to help them raise money.

NJ Hall of Fame announces new inductees

8-1-14
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A late actor best known for portraying a New Jersey mobster and a former governor remembered for raising taxes are among the newest members of New Jersey's Hall of Fame. James Gandolfini of "The Sopranos", former Gov. ...

Atlantic City hosts free Blake Shelton concert

7-31-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — More than 60,000 fans are rocking to a free Blake Shelton concert on the Atlantic City beach. The country music star and judge on the TV's "The Voice" was performing on a stage near The Pier at Caesars Thursday. Those who ...

Stars Above Me wins Coronation Cup at Saratoga

7-30-14
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Favored Stars Above Me burst through an opening along the rail in mid-stretch and pulled away for a 2 1/4-length victory Wednesday in the $100,000 Coronation Cup at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Graham Motion, the ...

NJ theme park marks birth of first sea lion pup

7-30-14
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure is celebrating its first sea lion pup born at the park. Kona was 18 pounds when he was born on June 25 and now weighs 33 pounds. Animal training supervisor Jessica Peranteau says the pup ...

Prison for fraudster who lied about booking Bieber

7-30-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison. ...