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Diehard NJ surfers give summer the cold shoulder

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The winter chill may have forced out the tourists and sunbathers of the Jersey shore, but some surfers remain in the icy Atlantic. Winter surfing is an extreme sport that has become popular in Belmar, Point Pleasant, Monmouth Beach, Manasquan Inlet, Sandy Hook, Mantoloking and Casino Pier. According to thesurfingsite.com, the water temperature ranges from…

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Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco sold out The Stress Factory

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It took seven years of waiting tables in LA before he’d catch his big break, but Sebastian Maniscalco knew he would be a comedian since day one. He has been featured on Leno, Comedy Central and HBO, and January 26 to 29 he played a local run at The Stress Factory in New Brunswick. “Its…

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Alchemist & Barrister holds weekly open mic

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Famous Princeton pub, The Alchemist & Barrister, holds an open mic night every Wednesday from 10:00pm to 1:00am,  showcasing local musicians who play everything from folk rock to electro-pop, Spanish music to covers of Tenacious D songs. The three hour event takes place at a makeshift stage in the back corner of the intimately lit…

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Moldy walls force Trenton school to close

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The children of Jefferson Elementary in Trenton started their first day of school in a building warranting health risks. Parents walked into a slum, finding the conditions of the building to be dangerous to their children. Rumors of moldy ceilings, unclean water, and unsafe walls were among these dangers. As stated by Cecilla Ramos in…

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Hurricane Irene flooding complicates first day of classes

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  Following Hurricane Irene West Windsor Township was in a state of emergency Sunday August 28 through Wednesday August 31.  That weekend was also the fist week of classes for Mercer’s Fall 2011 Term.  While classes were cancelled on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday August 28, Mercer reopened Monday. “Every class is important,” said President…

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Twist yogurt in Princeton is a little piece of heaven

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The first time I visited Twist yogurt on Nassau Street in Princeton I went with two little children and the satisfied, yogurt outlined smiles on their faces told it all. They absolutely loved it, which was no surprise since that same smile was plastered on my face the whole way home. Twist typically has only…

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