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Ask Away: Why does New Jersey have so many ghosts?

Ask Away: Why does New Jersey have so many ghosts?

Dec 16, 2015

Ask Away: Why does New Jersey have so many more ghosts than states with larger populations such as California and New York? I have over three ghosts in my house and my friend Terrance has nearly six. ...

Model Trains on Display for the Holidays
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Model Trains on Display for the Holidays

Dec 14, 2015

There are more than 40 trains on display at the Garden State Central Model Railroad Club’s annual holiday display. About 3,000 people visit the holiday train display every year.

Where To Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree 2015

Where To Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree 2015

Dec 2, 2015

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.

Ask Away: What’s the oldest township in New Jersey?

Ask Away: What’s the oldest township in New Jersey?

Dec 1, 2015

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 ...

Ask Away: Why do they call it the “Ironbound?”

Ask Away: Why do they call it the “Ironbound?”

Dec 1, 2015

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 ...

Ask Away: Why can’t we pump our own gas?

Ask Away: Why can’t we pump our own gas?

Dec 1, 2015

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 ...