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Millions of Peaches

“With about 5,500 acres of peach orchards—mostly located in Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem counties—the Garden State is the nation’s fourth largest peach producer (after California, South Carolina and Georgia).” — With this sentence and many more, Fran McManus fills us in on the history of peach growing in New Jersety and its very vibrant present in the latest issue of Edible Jersey.

It only seemed like millions of screaming fans showed up in Hoboken on Wednesday for Justin Timberlake who was filming a commercial at the shuttered Maxwell’s.

In this week of remembering Martin Luther King Jr.’s march on Washington and his legendary “I Have a Dream” speech, State of the Arts NJ gives us another perspective with the video “Atlantic City’s Civil Rights Garden.” One oft-forgotten reminder from the video is Atlantic City’s role in the Civil Rights movement — the town hosted the 1964 Democratic Convention.

Cliffview Pilot has obtained the dashboard camera video of a confrontation between Bergen County Police and New Jersey State Troopers on the Garden State Parkway back in June.

In other news, Menendez is supporting military action in Syria; The New York Times clears up confusion about Ocean Township, Monmouth County; one man had his “ATHEIST” vanity plate denied by the New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission; but, hey, it doesn’t matter because New Jerseyans are driving less; and Senate candidate Steve Lonegan steps into the gay-issue fray.

Finally this message from the most interesting shore resort in the world (that would be Wildwood, NJ): “Stay tacky, my friends.”

Why New Jersey peaches may be the best you’ll ever eat Edible Jersey
Atlantic City’s Civil Rights Garden State of the Arts NJ
City’s need, family’s vision coincide — and Paterson gains a supermarket The Record
School 6 to be renamed in honor of Frank Lautenberg Paterson Times
Sen. Menendez Says U.S. Should Take Action in Syria to Send a Message About Chemical Weapons NJ Today/NJTV*
Justin Timberlake is in Hoboken at Maxwell’s Hoboken Girl
Justin Timberlake Performs “Take Back the Night” for 150 Lucky Fans at Iconic New Jersey ClubEOnline
Ocean Township, N.J.: The ‘Ocean’ Is Aspirational The New York Times
New Jersey rejects ‘ATHEIST’ vanity plate for being offensive Autoblog
New report shows decline in Driving WBGO News
Booker’s Sexual Orientation Brought up in NJ Senate Race WNYC/NJPR
Booker, Lonegan to debate at Rowan University Philadelphia Inquirer
With Slate Clean, a Jersey Shore Town Reimagines Itself NJPR
Christie’s ‘camouflaged’ campaign events? Governor’s Jersey Shore tour raises eyebrows Star-Ledger/NJ.com*Sandy having an effect on shore tourism WBGO News
Vacant lot in Ortley Beach transformed into memorial for a home lost to Superstorm Sandy The Record
NJ amusement park to build tallest drop ride Associated Press
VIDEO: NJ State Police dashboard camera shows incident with Bergen County Police Cliffview Pilot*
Wildwood works hard to stay tacky NewsWorks*

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