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AAA Says Thanksgiving Eve is a Big Night of Overindulgence.

Hamilton, NJ, November 21, 2017 –– As everyone knows, the day after Thanksgiving Day is called “Black Friday.” It is the busiest retail shopping day of the year. Few people realize, however, that the day before Thanksgiving Day is dubbed “Blackout Wednesday” or “Drinksgiving” in some circles.  Thanksgiving Eve is unofficially called one of the…

Tightest Security Ever For A NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade

Mayor de Blasio says this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will have the tightest security ever. There will be blocker cars at every intersection, sand filled dump trucks, heavy weapons counterterrorism teams, K9 units and more along and near the parade route.  Those sitting in the seats along the route will get their bags checked. …

Christie Staffers Kick Off Season Of Service

Governor Christie staffers are kicking off their seventh annual season of service.  It's when cabinet members and officials volunteer at food banks, soup kitchens and shelters serving meals, packing boxes or delivering food.  Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno starts things up tomorrow in Paterson serving Thanksgiving lunch to people at the Oasis.  There are other events…

Governor-Elect Murphy Vows To Increase Minimum Wage In New Jersey

Governor-elect Phil Murphy is promising to hike the state's minimum wage to 15-dollars.  During a news conference in Trenton Monday, Murphy was joined by fellow Democrats and announced he will begin work to fulfill his campaign promise of upping the minimum wage from eight-dollars and 44-cents to 15-dollars an hour over the next few years. …

NJ Pharma Giant Tackles Veterans Suicide Tragedy

Johnson & Johnson, the nation's largest healthcare company, is mounting a campaign to raise awareness about the suicide rate among military veterans.  The Veteran Administration's own statistics show there are 22 suicides a day, or one every 65-minutes. Dr. David Hough, a neuroscientist at J&J, says veterans who experience combat are more prone to depression,…

More Train Troubles For Commuters Who Use Penn Station

There are more train troubles in store for New Jersey commuters who use Penn Station. NJ Transit says Amtrak's upcoming infrastructure project will affect five trains a day during peak ridership periods when new track repairs begin in January.  One New Jersey Coast Line train will be diverted to Hoboken during the morning and evening…

Astronomers Discover Oldest Galaxy Ever

Astronomers say a newly discovered galaxy is the oldest spiral galaxy ever seen.  Researchers at Princeton University say the galaxy is eleven-billion light years from Earth, and is an ancestor to spiral galaxies like the Milky Way.  A senior astronomer at Princeton said in a statement that spiral galaxies are exceptionally rare in the early…

A Handful of Races Held The Attention Of New Jersey Voters

As expected most Democratic incumbents held onto their seats in the state legislature as all 120 were up for grabs in Tuesday's elections.  The former chairman of the Monmouth County Democratic Party is assuming the District Eleven state Senate seat.  Vin Gopal defeated incumbent Republican Jennifer Beck of Red Bank in yesterday's election.  Gopal is…

Murphy Wins New Jersey Governor's Race

Democrat Phil Murphy is New Jersey's Governor-Elect.  Murphy handily defeated Republican Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno 56-42 percent in Tuesday's election.  Murphy is a former ambassador and Wall Street executive.  He will replace outgoing Republican Governor Chris Christie, who has been dogged by low public approval numbers for quite awhile.  Christie's 14 percent approval rating was…

NJ Woman Attacked By Neighbor's Dog

A New Jersey woman is missing part of her ear after she was attacked by her neighbor's dog.  Police say a 150-pound Argentinian Mastiff mauled Elizabeth Romanaux and bit off part of her ear, broke her finger, and cracked her hip.  Authorities have given a summons to the Franklin Township resident for owning two unlicensed…