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Senator Testa Scores $100M to Help Shore Communities Preserve Boardwalks

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Cape May NJ, after leading the charge last year to help establish a Boardwalk Preservation Fund, Senator Michael Testa is proud to announce that these much-needed funds are now being used to help South Jersey municipalities.

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Charging at Windmills Collection !

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11 Coastal Groups Welcome Orsted’s Abandonment of Ocean Wind 1 & Ocean Wind 2

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Ocean City NJ, a group of 11 grassroots groups representing coastal waters and communities against the industrialization of the Atlantic Ocean through Offshore Wind Turbine development welcome the  announcement by Danish energy conglomerate Orsted that it was abandoning development on its Ocean Wind 1 and Ocean Wind 2 offshore wind projects along the Jersey Shore. The announcement marks an important milestone in the coalition’s ongoing fight against offshore wind industrialization along the East Coast.

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Protect Our Coast: Orsted’s Decision to Cease Development of Ocean Wind 1 & 2

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Ocean city NJ, Protect Our Coast issues the following official statement Orsted’s decision to cease development of Ocean Wind 1 & 2:

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Support for Wind Farms off the Jersey Shore Continues to Decline

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Atlantic City NJ, after a female Pygmy whale stranded itself on a beach on LBI Tuesday morning, the 14th on the Jersey Shore since December. A  NJBIZ survey found that just over half of residents (54%) are in favor of developing wind farms off the state’s coast versus 40% who oppose them. That’s a stark plunge in support from a 2019 Monmouth poll on this topic, when favorability stood at 76% with just 15% opposed. From 2008 to 2011, that support was more than 80%.

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Election Year Pushes Democrats in Trenton to Pretend Concern for Marine Wildlife

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Ridgewood NJ, with the election just around the corner, Senate President Nick Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin are now questioning “the costs and impacts of offshore wind projects”, breaking with Governor Murphy who is moving full speed ahead to implement his extreme energy plan in the Garden State.

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Murphy Administration Bails Out Danish Offshore Wind Company Orsted

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Toms River NJ, citing Governor Phil Murphy’s own Division of Rate Council, Rep. Chris Smith (R-Manchester) today issued the following statement urging the New Jersey Legislature to reject legislation—A-5651 and S-4019—backed by the Governor that will redirect US federal tax credits to the Danish offshore wind company Orsted:

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Cape May Voted as the 14th Favorite ‘Alternative’ Romantic Destination in America

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  • Poll identifies the top 175 ‘alternative’ romantic destinations across the country. 
  • New Jersey has 3 destinations that made the list.
  • Infographic showing the top 175 alternative romantic destinations.

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Ridgewood NJ, Maui, Napa Valley, New Orleans… America boasts an abundance of fabulous destinations for couples seeking romantic experiences. While these well-known destinations continue to dominate the market, the quest for truly unique and unforgettable experiences leads couples to explore lesser-known, yet equally enchanting, romantic getaways.

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Asbury Park is 2023’s 6th Favorite Affordable Vacation Destination by National Poll of Families

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  • Poll identifies the top 175 affordable family vacation destinations this summer. 
  • NJ has 5 destinations that made the list.
  • Infographic showing the most popular budget-friendly destinations for 2023.

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Ridgewood NJ, as gas prices and the cost of living remain stubbornly high, many families will be forced to tighten their belts when it comes to their upcoming summer vacations. An increasing number of families are opting for budget-friendly alternatives, trading the glitz and glamor of expensive resorts for the simple pleasures offered by more cost-effective destinations.

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Starting Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18th, NJ TRANSIT’s “Summer Vibes” goes into Full Swing

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Ridgewood NJ, the “Summer Vibes” continue to roll for NJ TRANSIT with enhanced rail and bus service heading down the Shore!  Additional weekend shuttle trains between Long Branch and Bay Head and express bus service from Philadelphia to Wildwood and Cape May join a great assortment of deals and discounts for customers to enjoy fun in the sun.  Details for all summer promotions can be found at www.njtransit.com/summer.

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Drunken Rampaging Teens Mar Memorial Day Weekend at Jersey Shore

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Ocean City NJ, Senator Anthony M. Bucco and Senator Declan O’Scanlon said it’s time to undo some mistakes that were made with juvenile criminal justice reforms to help New Jersey stay safe this summer.

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Nova Scotia Wildfires Creating Unhealthy Air Quality in New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ, this week, areas throughout the Northeast, including parts of New Jersey, are being impacted by poor air quality.  Large uncontrolled wildfires in Nova Scotia have produced a significant smoke plume that is moving toward our area, likely to cause elevated unhealthy fine particles readings registering on the Air Quality Index. The air quality is predicted to be unhealthy for sensitive groups,  including children, older adults, and people with lung diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Senate Republicans to Hold Independent Hearing on Jersey Shore Whale & Dolphin Deaths, and Wind Farm Concerns

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Trenton NJ, New Jersey Senate Republicans will hold an independent hearing on Wednesday, May 3 to receive testimony on the surge of whale and dolphin deaths along the Jersey Shore in recent months and potential links to wind farms that are under development. The virtual hearing will be livestreamed on Facebook Live.

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