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Few deaths on NJ highways this July 4th

The New Jersey State Police report that it was a relatively safe Fourth of July weekend on Garden State highways and other roads.

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Asbury Park is Back

When I was a kid I had the pleasure of going to Asbury Park. The beach, the boardwalk, the amusements, it was my Shangri-La. Last night on the 4th of July I was teleported back to that very happy time in my life.

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Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest Held On New York's Coney Island
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Matt Stonie Beats Joey Chestnut at the 2015 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

 

Matt "Megatoad" Stonie took the championship title from eight-time winner Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at this year's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island.

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Big Joe Shares Nana’s Homemade Potato Salad [Recipe]

I adored my grandmother, and I had the pleasure of living with her for a lengthy period of time as I was growing up. In the Bronx when I was kid, every night when my grandfather

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Flickr - Wagner T. Cassimiro
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Is Your Favorite Import Beer Actually Imported?

In a recent class-action lawsuit beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev agreed to a settlement which included the removal of the word "Imported" on their Kirin brand beer, along with monetary refunds to customers who had purchased their product thinking it was brewed in Japan. 

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President Barack Obama watches as Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas administers the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members and civilians, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Barack Obama watches as Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas administers the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members and civilians, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Obama: US always has been a nation of immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens at a White House ceremony on the Fourth of July are vivid reminders that the country is, and always has been, a nation of immigrants.

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Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Thompson, right, of Detroit, and Megan Schinker, 13, of Stow, Ohio, during a concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, Thursday, July 3, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Thompson, right, of Detroit, and Megan Schinker, 13, of Stow, Ohio, during a concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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July Fourth celebrations include fireworks, food

The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights:

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Christie kicks off Fourth of July weekend at Jersey Shore

Gov. Chris Christie enjoyed an early start to the July 4 weekend with a walk along the boardwalk at Point Pleasant Beach Thursday afternoon, where his future political ambitions were never far from people's minds.

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Safe barbecuing tips for July 4th weekend

"Chill it, cook it, check it, keep it safe," is the message from New Jersey Department of Health officials to anyone planning to barbecue over the Fourth of July weekend.

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BBQ costs rise

If you're in charge of the Fourth of July celebration this weekend, it'll cost a bit more to feed your guests.

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