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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. ...

The Situation agrees to anger management classes

7-28-14
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — The Situation will be getting lessons in anger management. Former "Jersey Shore" star Michael Sorrentino, better known as The Situation, has agreed to take the classes as part of a deal to resolve simple assault charges he ...

Thousands come out for massive balloon festival

7-27-14
READINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Thousands of people have turned out for the final day of a major balloon festival in central New Jersey. The largest free-flying American flag — measuring 53 feet by 78 feet by 29 feet — was among the featured items at ...
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Mason Gross Gives High School Actors the College Experience

7-25-14
High schoolers participate in the Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory at Mason Gross School of the Arts.
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Hot Air Balloon Festival, Music Festivals in NJ This Week

7-25-14
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 25 to 31.