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New Jersey’s Tourism Industry Sees Noticeable Uptick in Visitor Arrivals

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Ocean City NJ, New Jersey’s tourism industry looks to be on its way to a strong summer ahead on the heels of a banner Independence Day weekend Jersey Shore regions including Monmouth County, Ocean County and Cape May County reported a noticeable uptick in visitor arrivals throughout the weekend, with Monmouth and Ocean counties seeing up to 95% hotel occupancy and 100% Airbnb occupancy. Cape May reported their best 4th of July weekend since 2021, while the Wildwoods, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle City and Avalon all drew better than anticipated crowds of happy visitors.

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The Impact of Offshore Wind Turbines on Whale Mortality: A Growing Concern

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Ocean City NJ, in recent years, environmentalists, politicians, and concerned citizens have raised alarms about the potential impact of offshore wind turbines on whale populations. Apostolos Gerasoulis, a Rutgers professor emeritus of computer science and co-creator of the search engine that powers Ask.com, has added a significant voice to this debate, asserting that offshore wind activities are indeed harmful to whales.

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Long Branch Mayor Mancini Lashes Out At Attempt To Renegotiate Windmill Deal with BPU

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Long Beach Township NJ, Long Beach Township Mayor Joseph Mancini, who is heading coalition of eights shore towns opposed to the Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (ASOW) project on environmental and economic grounds said Atlantic Shores’ effort to renegotiate the electricity agreement with the state BPU is another sign that the wind turbine project is not economically feasible and will serve only to dramatically hurt ratepayers with little environmental gain.

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NJ Assemblyman Says Democrat Reforms Have Ushered in Chaos and Tied the Hands of Police

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Ocean City NJ, the perfect storm of bad legislation and police shortages to ravage Jersey Shore towns, threatening to sink the 2024 summer season and beyond. Assemblyman Paul Kanitra and police chiefs from his legislative district want to stem that tide and keep the shore safe for residents and tourists alike.

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New Boating Regulation Takes Effect in New Jersey

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Sea Isle City NJ, the New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau would like to remind everyone of two new boating regulations added for the 2024 boating season.

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NJ State Police Increase Patrols on Roads and Water Statewide for July 4th Weekend

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Sea Isle City NJ, The New Jersey State Police encourages everyone to enjoy their holiday safely. Whether you’re celebrating with family and friends at a barbecue, driving to the Jersey shore to enjoy the beach, or heading out on a boat, please be mindful that there will be increased traffic on our roadways statewide, including ours.

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Atlantic City Casinos Offering Top Entertainment and Celebrations this Fourth of July Holiday

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Atlantic City, NJ – The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) announced today that Atlantic City casinos are ready to welcome visitors to the resort destination this Fourth of July holiday, offering top-notch entertainment and celebrations for everyone to enjoy.

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How Did Suspected ISIS Terrorists Enter the USA at the Border

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Cape May NJ,  Curtis Bashaw, New Jersey Republican candidate for United States Senate, joined 21 United States Senators who sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in demanding answers on how 8 individuals with suspected ties to ISIS were permitted to enter the U.S. southern border. The individuals were recently arrested by ICE after one was reportedly caught on a wiretap talking about bombs.

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Sandy Hook Ranked as the Best NJ Location to Witness the Summer Solstice Sunrise

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  • Survey of 3,000 respondents to identify the best spots to witness the sunrise on the Summer Solstice, based on personal experiences.
  • Other NJ locations include High Point State Park and Cape May
  • Infographic: top 150 locations in America to watch sunrise during Summer Solstice.

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Ridgewood NJ, The Summer Solstice, falling on June 20th, marks the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer – a season beloved by many. A time-honored tradition among various cultures is to greet this day by watching the sunrise. In honor of this tradition, Mixbook conducted a survey of 3,000 respondents to identify the best spots in the country to witness the sunrise on the Summer Solstice, based on personal experiences. This survey helped curate a list of the top 150 places nationwide (and in each state) to experience this magical moment. Here are the top 10 locations (nationwide):

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New Calls to Get Tough on Rowdy Beach Crowds After Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Chaos

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Ocean City NJ, in the wake of the lawless, tragic weekend in Ocean City where a teenager was stabbed, Republican Senators Joe Pennacchio (R-26) and Robert Singer (R-30) are calling for immediate legislative action on a bill that will protect communities and empower police to prevent future incidents.

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Wildwood Boardwalk Reopens After Overnight State of Emergency

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Wildwood NJ, this morning, the Wildwood boardwalk is back open following an overnight state of emergency declared by city officials due to “numerous incidents of civil unrest.”

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NJDEP: New Jersey’s Shore and lake Communities are Summer-season Ready

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Cape May NJ, New Jersey’s shore and lake communities are summer-season ready for visitors, Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette said today during the State of the Shore event in Asbury Park that followed his annual observation flight ahead of Memorial Day weekend. The Commissioner also encouraged visitors and residents to be mindful of the health effects of extreme heat this summer, a growing concern as climate change impacts worsen.

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In Time for Memorial Day Weekend NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety Announces “Click It or Ticket” Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign

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Trenton NJ, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety (HTS) today announced the start of the annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign, which aims to raise awareness among drivers and passengers about the lifesaving importance of wearing seat belts.

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Murphy administration Forging Ahead Undeterred by Recent Setbacks in the Wind Industry

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Atlantic City NJ, dispute a multitude of setbacks ,the Murphy administration is forging ahead with its bold vision to establish offshore wind farms along the Jersey coast.

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