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WATCH: Polar Bear Plunge 2017 — Everything that happened in 4 minutes

Here's our recap of everything that happened Saturday at the 2017 Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights distilled down to just four minutes.

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There were huge smiles at the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights Saturday morning ahead of the main event. (Louis C. Hochman / Townsquare Media)
There were huge smiles at the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights Saturday morning ahead of the main event. (Louis C. Hochman / Townsquare Media)
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‘Twas the Night Before the Plunge — Narrated by Big Joe Henry

It's here! Just a few more hours until the 24th annual Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights New Jersey. We had fun putting this together. Hope you enjoy it and it gets you pumped for the big day.

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Giving back to veterans – Spadea’s colleague’s positive NJ story for the Christmas Holiday

It's the perfect time of year for a heartwarming story.

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Xander Bossone, photo couresy of Move For Hunger
Xander Bossone, photo couresy of Move For Hunger
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For his birthday every year, Jersey Shore teen seeks food donations to help needy

Instead of receiving presents for his 17th birthday this month, Xander Bassone, of Manasquan, is asking for donations to benefit the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

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How you can help NJ kids who age out of foster care

"Age Out Angels" is dedicated to helping children transition from foster care to independent living.

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NJ residents gave $6M to bogus cancer charities: Here’s how to protect yourself

Accused of defrauding donors who believed all their money would assist cancer patients, two national charities have agreed to a $75.8 million settlement.

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New measure supports NJ charities, benefits taxpayers

New legislation introduced this week in Trenton is attempting to kill two birds with one stone by boosting charitable giving to New Jersey nonprofits while making the state a bit more tax-friendly.

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Big Joe as Santa - Photo by Michele Harrison
Big Joe as Santa - Photo by Michele Harrison
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Big Joe dresses up as Santa for a good cause

It was another incredible night this past Thursday at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. As always, Holiday Express did an amazing job bringing Christmas cheer and happiness to those who need it the most.

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Ways you can donate and volunteer in New Jersey this holiday season

Various foundations around New Jersey are doing everything they can to provide families and individuals in need this holiday season. Below are seven different organizations that are doing all they can to help our fellow New Jerseyans.

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New Jersey residents are in a giving mood

Charitable giving nationwide spiked for the fifth straight year, and Garden State organizations said New Jersey residents are a big part of the positive push.

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