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Aretha Franklin Dead At 76

Aretha Franklin is dead at the age of 76. The "Queen of Soul" was born in 1942 and sang gospel music before starting her mainstream career at the age of 18. Her best-known hits include "Respect" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." She won more than a dozen Grammys and sold 75…

NJ Won't Prosecute Any Pot Possession Cases Until September

New Jersey is going to stop prosecuting pot possession cases, at least temporarily. State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is asking municipal prosecutors to adjourn all marijuana cases until September 4th or later, while his office develops appropriate prosecution guidelines. That's seen as a big step toward legalizing recreational marijuana which has been decriminalized in nine…

New Study Shows Multivitamins Are Ineffective

A new study is lending more support to the idea that multivitamins are not effective.  The report published in an American Heart Association journal said that researchers found no evidence that multivitamins or mineral supplements prevent heart attacks, strokes or heart disease.  The lead scientist in the study said he hopes the findings encourage people…

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…