You've probably seen the bumper sticker, coffee mug, or T-shirt that says, "Jersey Girls Don't Pump Their Own Gas".

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You've probably been under the impression that lawmakers are afraid to propose any legislation allowing what the 49 other states do is political suicide. The perception is that women in New Jersey hate the idea.

Former Gov. Christie and current Emperor Muphy have both echoed those concerns about losing female support if such legislation is signed into law. Well, a new bill that would actually allow people THE CHOICE to pump their own gas is being sponsored by two female Assembly members.

Assemblywomen Carol Murphy of Burlington County and Annette Chaparro of Hudson County are two of the three sponsors of the bill. And they're Democrats! The other sponsor is Republican Ned Thomson of Monmouth County. This is a non-partisan issue with a bi-partisan effort to finally join the Twenty-First century.

The law would still allow for people to have the option of having someone do it for them. Those who chose to do it themselves will realize a savings of about 15 cents a gallon, according to Sal Risalvato of the New Jersey Gasoline Retailers Association. According to Mr. Risalvato, women are not opposed to having the option to do it themselves.

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As far as it displacing any workers, the only thing it would displace is those orange cones in front of pumps that can't be manned now due to a lack of people willing to pump gas.

It was hard enough to find people to do it before the pandemic and now it's even harder. Some stations are paying upwards of $20 an hour or more, so in cutting the labor costs they would be able to reduce the price and be competitive with some of the bigger chains like Wawa.

You can check out the details HERE.

Most women I've spoken to about this over the years don't like the idea. So, we're asking this question to WOMEN ONLY.

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Best coffee shops & cafes near NJ beaches

When it comes to food, New Jersey is known for many things such as pizza and pork roll. Don't count us out when it comes to coffee.

With all the hustle and bustle involved in the average New Jersey resident's day, coffee is essential. It doesn't matter whether you're living in the cities of North Jersey or the vacation spots at the shore.

In fact, as the former owner of two Jersey shore coffee houses, Coffee Dot Comedy in Sea Isle City and the Daily Grind in Ocean Grove, I know firsthand how much people at the Jersey shore love their coffee.

With respect to that, I asked my social media following where the best coffee houses at the Jersey Shore were, especially since my two places no longer exist.

Below is what they came up with. (And see this other article for their coffee shop and cafe recommendations for Central Jersey.)

The Ultimate Guide to New Jersey Brewpubs

From the website that gave you the "Friendliest bars" and places to watch the game, comes the ultimate guide to New Jersey brewpubs.

So what's a "brew pub"?

According to Thompson Island's Article on the differences between a craft brewery, microbrewery, brewpub & gastropub, it says:
 
"A brewpub is a hybrid between a restaurant and a brewery. It sells at least 25% of its beer on-site in combination with significant food services. At a brewpub, the beer is primarily brewed for sale inside the restaurant or bar. Where it's legally allowed, brewpubs may sell beer to go or distribute it to some offsite destinations."

New Jersey has tons of Brewpubs, some of which have been around for years and some that have just opened in the past year.

Here is a full list of the 21 brewpubs in New Jersey according to New Jersey Craft Beer: