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Fresh Off ‘Unruly Behavior’, Long Branch 4th Fireworks Postponed

Depending on who you ask or what you read, last weekend's events in Long Branch, New Jersey caused quite a stir. The Long Branch Office Of The Mayor said that "thousands of young people from all over the state gathered along the beachfront around Pier Village." They went on to say that there was "unruly behavior" and that "the crowd was eventually dispersed. The police arrested four individuals for disorderly persons offenses." Here we are just a few days later and the Office Of the Director of Public Safety made a surprising announcement.
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Bet You Didn’t Know About This Secret Way to Cool off at the Jersey Shore

If you're also part of the unfortunate "never had a swimming pool during NJ's humid Summers club" here's a solution I bet you didn't know about. Did you know you can rent a private swimming pool? Yeah, there's an app called Swimply that our friends at sister station 107.9 Lite FM told me about. Using it is pretty easy - just plug in your location (I did Jersey Shore, NJ) you can specify when you'd like to rent and for how long. and search! Then your screen will fill with results of crystal clear, inviting, local pools.
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Lakewood, NJ couple among missing in Florida building collapse

A young couple from Lakewood is among those unaccounted for in the collapse of a 12- story apartment building in Surfside, Florida, according to The Lakewood Scoop. The young couple, a man and a woman who live in the Coventry Square section of Lakewood, were visiting family at the time of the building collapse early Thursday morning. According to the Lakewood Scoop, the couple is in their late 20s.
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NJ expands utility assistance programs for pandemic-strapped residents

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is extending a helping hand to those still struggling to keep up with gas and electric bills as a result of COVID-19 income loss. Changes to the BPU's Universal Service Fund go into effect Oct. 1, according to a release issued Thursday. They include a raising of income limits from 185% of the Federal Poverty Level to 400%, a threshold of approximately $104,000, making more New Jerseyans eligible for benefits.
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Delran NJ Native Carli Lloyd Going for More Soccer Gold at 2021 Summer Olympics

South Jersey's own Carli Lloyd has been selected to join the U.S. Women's Olympic Soccer Team, ready to make her state and country proud (again!) by bringing home more gold. I cannot wait to watch Carli compete in Tokyo in a few weeks. The fact that the Delran native was selected for to join the team coming off knee surgery (and at 38-years-old; she'll turn 39 just before the Olympic games get underway) makes it even more exciting.
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Exciting! The Manasquan Inlet Intracoastal Tug Will Return This Year

This is tremendous news! The Manasquan Inlet Intracoastal Tug, presented by Jersey Mike's, is back and better than ever. After a year away, the one-of-a-kind event will return for a third time on Saturday, October 9th. The series of tugs-of-war across the Manasquan Inlet serves as a recreation department fundraiser for Manasquan and Point Pleasant Beach. The day will begin at 11 am with two concurrent festivals, one on each side of the Inlet. Each festival will include live music, craft vendors, food vendors, and additional fun! (KEEP SCROLLING FOR MORE DETAILS)
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Joshua Bassett Says He Almost Died Two Days After ‘drivers license’ Was Released

Joshua Bassett revealed a near-death experience where he only had a 30% chance of survival. On Thursday (June 24), GQ published an in-depth interview with the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star where he discussed the terrifying moment. Two days after his castmate Olivia Rodrigo released her song "driver's license," which fans have presumed was about Bassett, he “started getting very ill, and it kept getting worse."
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The Final Supermoon of 2021 Rises Over South Jersey Tonight

Sky gazers, get your eyes, cameras, and telescopes ready. The final supermoon of 2021 rises over South Jersey tonight. Tonight's full moon reportedly occurs among the Capricorn zodiac sign, and 'packs groundbreaking energy for manifesting that you'll want to learn how to tap into.', according to Well+Good on Instagram. Well+Good...
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Pep Boys to Close Stores Including More New Jersey Locations

Pep Boys joins the growing list of retailers with stores closing in 2021. The iconic auto chain has been in business for 100 years. The company plans to close 100 stores as the focus shifts from retail operations according to NJ.com. The latest store in New Jersey to close for retail sales is the Pep Boys location on Rt. 46 in Parsippany. According to the website Patch auto repairs and tire sales and maintenance will still continue.
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Did Olivia Rodrigo Copy Indie Rock Band Pom Pom Squad?

Olivia Rodrigo's team has been accused of taking inspiration — perhaps a little too much inspiration, if you catch our drift — from an independent rock band's visuals. On Wednesday (June 23), Twitter user @HoneyCuttBand posted a thread sharing some striking similarities between the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star's music visuals and the overall aesthetic of Brooklyn-based band Pom Pom Squad.
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The Monmouth County Fair Is Back…Here Are All The Details

I have some super fun news! After missing it last year due to COVID, The Monmouth County Fair is back and better than ever! My family can't wait to see you at the East Freehold Showgrounds. Get ready to make up for lost time by eating, enjoying live music, riding rides, playing games, enjoying fireworks and just having fun with your neighbors once again. Here's everything you need to know about this slice of Americana!