Cities, Towns and VIllages

The Scarecrows of Cranford – 6th Annual Scarecrow Stroll – Photo Gallery

Once again the streets of downtown Cranford had some interesting visitors for the Halloween season. The 6th annual Scarecrow Stroll invaded Cranford and you couldn’t walk 50 feet without coming across one of these fun and spooky creations. Residents were mailed a ballot form but you could pick one up at many vendors along the […]

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Wildwood Set to Ban Saggy Pants on Boardwalk

Wildwood mayor Ernest Troiano Jr. has had enough of seeing London and seeing France. And of seeing your underpants. The town is set to pass a law tomorrow banning pants or shorts that sag more than 3 inches below the hips exposing underwear or skin. Fines would range from $25-$100 for a first offense and […]

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Seaside Roller Coaster Will Not Remain As Tourist Attraction

Well, it would have been cool. About a month ago, the huge Jet Star Roller Coaster was knocked off its pier into the ocean by Hurricane Sandy. Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers recently stated that he thought it would make a “great tourist attraction”. That idea has been scrapped however and now the town and […]

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The Scarecrows of Cranford – Photo Essay

Last Thursday Alice called me while she was on her way to a friend’s house to tell me I had to grab my camera and head to Cranford. She said there are scarecrows lining the streets. I didn’t know exactly what to expect but on Saturday we visited the quaint downtown and were greeted by […]

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Cape May is the Seventh Coolest Small Town in America According to Budget Travel – Only Seventh?

The Victorian homes and surfer vibe of Cape May made Yahoo! Travel take notice of our fair shore town.  But is it really less cool than Beaufort, North Carolina, or Hammondsport, New York?  We don’t think so! We also think towns like Flemington and Ridgewood should be in there, too, among others.  What small towns […]

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Beaches in Great Shape This Summer According to the 10th Annual ‘State of the Shore’

The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium held its tenth “State of the Shore” event on May 24th in Sandy Hook.  The Consortium, located in Sandy Hook’s Fort Hancock, is an affiliation of university and scientific groups dedicated to promoting the responsible use of New Jersey’s coastal and marine resources. The annual “State of the Shore” […]

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Ocean City – One Day Before the Unofficial Start of Summer – Photo Essay

The Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of Summer and the kickoff of the busiest time for the Jersey Shore.  Sure the official first day of Summer is still almost a month away but who’s really counting? We decided to head over to Ocean City the day before the chaos begins to take a […]

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Upcoming Event – Maplewood Restaurant Week – March 19-25 2012

Next week is Maplewood Restaurant Week. Participating Restaurants will be offering Prix Fixe (a complete meal offered at a fixed price) menus and great discounts. Here are the details : MAPLEWOOD RESTAURANT WEEK HIGHLIGHTS FINEST RESTAURANTS, EATERIES AND MERCHANTS – MARCH 19-25, 2012 MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – The Maplewood Village Alliance, Springfield Avenue Partnership and Maplewood Chamber […]

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The Clark Griswold Award for Excessive Christmas Decorating Goes To…

Remember Christmas Vacation when Clark Griswold’s eyes light up as he plugs in the elaborate Christmas decorations on his house and you think that no one in real life goes that far. Well there actually are people who go that far.

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Subjective Map of New Jersey : Accurate, Funny or Offensive?

One of the great things about New Jersey is the way there are so many different sections, each like a different world from the last. Many times at YDKJ we have looked at the map of New Jersey,, pointed to different areas and commented on the characteristics of the general area. Rutgers University graduate and current […]

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