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Six Flags Great Adventure Debuts First-of-its-Kind Thrill Ride

  JACKSON, N.J. —  Six Flags Great Adventure  has unveiled the world’s first thrill ride themed to the DC Super Hero CYBORG today.  Inspired by the movement of a gyroscope, CYBORG Cyber Spin will deliver an unrelenting and intense anti-gravity experience as it whirls guests on three axes high above the ground. “Six Flags Great Adventure is…

AAA Mid-Atlantic: Tired Tires Risking Road Trips

New Jersey allows for tire depth that is HALF of what AAA recommends on wet roads   Hamilton, NJ, June 7, 2018 – Afternoon downpours or otherwise wet weather could spell disaster for drivers with worn tires, even though those tires may meet state regulations. New research from AAA reveals that driving on worn tires…

November US Senate Race: Menendez vs. Hugin

The candidates in the race for the New Jersey U.S. Senate seat  are set as incumbent Bob Menendez has won the Democratic state primary and Bob Hugin is the Republican winner.  Menendez beat out small business owner Lisa McCormick by about 20 percentage points in yesterday's contest, while former pharmaceutical company CEO Hugin trounced construction…

Students stage a "Walk Out" To Protest Gun Violence

(New Brunswick High School "walk out." No vehicles were allowed into or out of the campus during the event)   With heavy police presence, thousands of students left the classroom today as part of a national walkout day.  Demonstrators across the country and here in New Jersey walked out of their classes at 10 a.m.…

AAA Driving Home Two Daylight Saving Concerns

  Drowsiness and Darkness Increase Risks for Drivers AND Pedestrians Hamilton, NJ, March 9, 2018- One of the most anticipated “signs of spring” arrives this weekend when the clocks “spring forward” (Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, March 11), losing an hour of our day in exchange for extended daylight hours throughout…

NJ Governor Murphy Declaring State Of Emergency Ahead Of Storm

Governor Phil Murphy is declaring a state of emergency for New Jersey ahead of the coming storm. Murphy highlighted counties in the North-west part of the state as especially vulnerable, given the most recent Nor'easter that knocked out power for many.  The governor says most of the forecast models are in agreement that significant snow…

Toys R Us To Close 12 NJ Stores

Toys R Us plans to close about 180 stores as it tries to work its way back from bankruptcy.  Twelve of the stores are in New Jersey.  The company filed court documents late yesterday announcing its plans to close under performing stores. The move will cut about 20-percent of the company's stores.  The retailer also…

Walmart Is Increasing Pay, Adding Benefits For Employees

Walmart is raising its starting wage to eleven-dollars for all hourly employees nationwide, crediting the White House tax overhaul.  Currently, Walmart employees make nine-dollars an hour, which will increase to ten-dollars an hour after training is completed. In a statement to employees, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon expresses a desire to "continue investing" into employees with…

Feds Raid 7-Elevens Across The U.S.

Nearly 100 7-Eleven franchise stores across the U.S. are the targets of immigration agents.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirms agents served notice of inspection and conducted interviews with employees and managers of the stores Wednesday.  An ICE official tells NBC News that Customs Enforcement will continue its efforts to protect jobs for American workers by…

Newark Police Continuing To Provide Senator Booker Protection

Newark Police are continuing to provide increased protection for New Jersey Senator Corey Booker following a death threat.  U.S. Capitol Police told local authorities about the issue after Booker received a Christmas card threatening to lynch him and his family.  Newark Mayor Ras Baraka released a statement Saturday detailing the city's response.  Recently Booker campaigned…