New Jersey Trolls Stoners by Legalizing Weed on 4/21

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Beginning April 21, 2022, adults 21 years old and over will be able to legally purchase marijuana in the state of New Jersey.

'Baddest One I've Ever Seen': New Jersey Wildfire May Become State's Largest in 15 Years

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A fire in New Jersey has scorched 12,000 acres as of Monday night and is expected to grow further , officials said, putting it on track to become the state’s largest fire in 15 years.


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Bird Flu Claims Over 100 Black Vultures in New Jersey

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Over 100 black vultures were found dead on the Sussex Branch Trail in Lafayette, Sussex County, New Jersey. The deaths have apparently been occurring since early August, and avian influenza (also known as bird flu) was the confirmed cause of death. Read more.

Dreamscape Expands to East Coast With New Jersey VR Destination


Dreamscape , a location-based immersive VR company, has recently opened a new VR destination in Paramus, New Jersey, at AMC Garden State Plaza 16 , at the Westfield Garden State Plaza. AMC Theaters Welcomes a New Addition to Its Entertainment Offering.

New Jersey Utility Uses Augmented Reality to Visualise Underground Infrastructure

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vGIS, a new geographic information system (GIS) visualisation platform from the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) partner Meemim , is being used to view underground infrastructure while wearing Microsoft Hololens. Piloted by Toms River Municipal Utilities Authority in New Jersey, the technology is a practical application of augmented reality, allowing the user to ‘see’ utility lines under the street in real-time.

‘Soft’ Bat Ticks Found in New Jersey for the First Time and This Is Not What We Need Right Now

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As if we don’t have enough bad news to share right now, a tick species associated with bats has been spotted in New Jersey for the very first time. ticks bats animals parasites soft ticks diseases science new jersey

Major Movie Theater Chains Sue New Jersey For 'Unconstitutional' Pandemic Closures

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Movie theater giants AMC, Cinemark, and Regal filed a lawsuit yesterday against the state of New Jersey for forcing them to keep their businesses closed during the covid-19 pandemic, yet allowing churches and other places of assembly to remain open.

Massive Junkyard Fire Leaves Much of New York Covered in Acrid Smoke

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Large parts of Newark, New Jersey, and nearby New York City woke up to a cloud of cough-inducing smoke early Tuesday caused by a massive junkyard fire. smoke disaster accident environment newark new jersey geography of new jersey firefighter

Here's What Animals Are Up to While They Wait for Their Wildlife Center to Reopen

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NYC Garbage Canal Reclaims Its Essence

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Newark Residents Win Drinking Water Protections in New Settlement

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Newark, New Jersey has reached a settlement with environmental justice advocates who sued the city over its pipes leaching lead into residents’ water supply.

Researchers Use AR To Study How Electric Fish Sense Their Surroundings


According to a recently published report by the New Jersey Institute of Technology, a group of researchers have begun hacking the electrical sensing organs of a specific species of electric fish known as Eigenmannia virescens , or Glass knifefish, by placing the creatures into a tank and tricking them into thinking they are hiding inside a smaller shelter generated completely in augmented reality. News AR Augmented Reality New Jersey Institute of Technology

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Toys R Us Is Returning Once Again. Again

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Several Toys R Us stores and pop-ups have opened and closed since then, but the brand’s current owners are hoping a new … Read more. toys r us service companies parsippany troy hills new jersey tru kids fao schwarz macys kb toys macy toy store toy retailers retailing tru

The Corpse of Toys R Us Will Rise Once Again

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Geoffrey the Giraffe hasn’t been able to rest in peace, however, thanks to attempts to revive the toy store : the latest being a new… Read more.

No One Knows What's Killing These Wild Songbirds

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Watching Halloween Kills Is Like Digging Your Fingers Into a Gaping Wound

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Halloween Kills —directed by David Gordon Green, and co-written by Green, Scott Teems, and Danny McBride—picks up immediately where 2018's Halloween left off, dropping us right in the middle of a massacre in progress. Read more.

Why These States Just Opened An Investigation Against TikTok


States' attorneys general from California, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Vermont are now investigating TikTok.

Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

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With the new platform, users will be able to start playing mobile games directly from Facebook ads. Facebook will soon be the latest tech giant to enter the world of cloud gaming.

Free-Roam VR Arcade Dreamscape Arrives On The East Coast


We’re excited to bring Dreamscape virtual reality to the Greater New Jersey and New York metro area at Dreamscape at AMC Garden State, offering moviegoers a futuristic adventure that takes entertainment to new heights.”. “We

HBO Max Slashes Price After HBO's Departure From Amazon Prime Video

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Like a New Jersey mobster struggling to take care of his family while simultaneously confronting his own mental health issues, HBO is trying to make you an offer you can’t refuse.

GoFundMe Fraudster Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Homeless Man Scam

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Imagine living in New Jersey (I know, such a thought sent shivers down my spine as well).

QAnon-Obsessed CBP Officer Arrested After Sending 'Numerous' Threats to Superior

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An agent for Customs and Border Protection in New Jersey, Alberto Almeida, was arrested and is facing charges after he allegedly sent threatening messages accusing a senior CBP official of child trafficking and calling for his extrajudicial execution, the Daily Beast reported on Wednesday.

Sense Arena Secures $3M to Expand Ice Hockey VR Training Tools, Add New Sports

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VR ice hockey training company Sense Arena announced that it’s closed a $3 million investment round, something the startup says will be used to support continued development on its ice hockey training platform as well as expand to new sports.

AR App Lets You Play ‘Space Invaders’ On A Beer Can Because Why Not?


The Swigr app promises to boost brand engagement using its new AR gamification feature. To help showcase its technology in action, Immertia has released a new AR game called Beer Invaders which—as you might expect—can be played on a basic aluminum beer can.

You Could Be Fined $50 for Not Wearing a Mask in NYC's Travel Hubs

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Heads up for folks catching a train, plane, or bus in the New York or New Jersey area: Starting today, the Port Authority is implementing a $50 penalty for travelers caught without a face covering within their facilities.

Starbucks Worker Tests Positive for Hepatitis A, Prompts Mass Vaccination of Customers

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Health officials in New Jersey are scrambling to prevent an outbreak of hepatitis A after a Starbucks employee reportedly tested positive for the virus last week.

A Classic Tale of Two Prep School Friends Who Founded the Uber of Hangover IV Drips Then Somehow Started Covid-19 Testing for Cities

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Shortly before Thanksgiving, the Hoboken, New Jersey city council held an emergency meeting to vote on covid-19 testing contracts, the kind of event that was doubtlessly being replicated in Zoom conference rooms around the county.

Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker Test Positive for Covid-19

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Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Cory Booker of New Jersey both announced on Sunday they’ve tested positive for covid-19. Both Democratic Senators were vaccinated and both had reportedly received booster doses.

NJ Court Says the Fifth Amendment Doesn't Protect Your Phone From the Police

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In a tale of an allegedly crooked sheriff caught abusing his power, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that forcing a suspect to unlock their iPhones doesn’t run afoul of the Fifth Amendment.

The WandaVision Conversation I Can't Stop Thinking About

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As we barrel towards its conclusion, we’re watching Wanda Maximoff’s grip on the reality she’s created for herself and her synthezoid husband in Westview, New Jersey slip little by little. WandaVision is a tense show, and it’s only getting tenser.

Let Ms. Marvel Reacting to Ms. Marvel's Trailer Brighten Your Weekend

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The upcoming Disney+ series finally puts New Jersey teen-turned-Inhuman superhero Kamala Khan (played by relative newcomer Iman Vellani , marking her TV debut) in the spotlight after she’s had numerous comics, cartoons, and most of a video… Read more.

WandaVision Just Pulled Out a Few Shockingly Big Guns

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WandaVision hit a major turning point last week when it showed the state of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe outside of Westview, New Jersey by looking back on how Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Paris), Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), and Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) all came to be involved in the situation.

Man Dares Viral Video Viewers to 'Come F*cking See Me' During Hate Speech Rant, Gets Exactly That

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A New Jersey man came to his seemingly long-deserved comeuppance this week after he shouted racial slurs on camera, challenged those listening to “Come f **g see me,” and was arrested while 150 protesters gathered outside his residence.

Wow, Comcast Actually Did Something

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This covers customers in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York,… Read more.

Man Who Flew to Space With William Shatner Dies in Plane Crash

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Glen de Vries, the 49-year-old co-founder of Medidata Solutions and vice chair at Dassault Systèmes who made headlines when he flew to space with actor William Shatner last month, died in a plane crash in New Jersey on Thursday.

The Alien on Stage Documentary Is Pure Sci-Fi Joy

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In 2019, a New Jersey high school made national news when it put on a stage production of Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien. The production even got the attention of Ripley herself, Sigourney Weaver.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Foretold WandaVision's Plot in Song

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Before the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) moved to Westview, New Jersey in hopes of starting a new life with the person she loved , there was Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rebecca Bunch ( Rachel Bloom ).