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201area has new update 2 days ago Want to Save Big at NJ Gas Pumps? Read This.
[caption id="attachment_338226" align="alignnone" width="778"] Illustration: Dan Page[/caption] A few cents’ difference in the price per gallon of gas might seem minor, but it can have a big effect on your wallet. Gas prices are typically higher in summer—there’s more demand with more people traveling, and the EPA mandates a special type of gas, called “summer blend,” which cuts down on smog, but is more expensive to produce. Add the conflict in the Middle East, where much of our crude oil is produced, and you have a bigger chunk of your change going toward gas money this summer. New Jerseyans used to get a break, with the lowest gas prices anywhere in the country, except for Alaska. That changed during the Chris Christie administration, when the gas tax was hiked 23 cents per gallon to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund for repairs to roads and bridges. Recently, Governor Phil Murphy approved an increase in the gas tax of 10 cents per gallon over five years; a 2-cent increase goes into effect in July. Still, gas prices here tend to be a bit lower than in neighboring states like New York and Pennsylvania; the fact that the state has three major oil refineries helps. There is one place in the state, though, where you can still get old-fashioned gas prices. Surprisingly, it’s on the Garden State Parkway, right on your way to the Shore. A rest stop on a major toll road is an unlikely place to find discounted gas. Service stations on highways cater to people on long drives who are willing to pay more for convenience, rather than spend a lot of time (and gas) price-shopping in an an unfamiliar area. That’s true in New Jersey, too, where nearly all gas stations on the Turnpike and the Parkway are Sunoco stations regulated by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. (There are 9 state-regulated Sunoco stations on the Parkway and 12 on the Turnpike.) Sunoco has to pay the state a cut of all sales and can pass that cost along to the consumer. But the Parkway’s Colonia rest stops, in Middlesex County between exits 131B and 135, are notable exceptions, due to a historical anomaly: The gas stations were there before the Parkway was built in the 1950s. Unlike the 21 Sunoco stations on the state’s toll roads, which were all built on land owned by the state, the four stations at the Colonia rest stop—two northbound, two southbound—sit on privately owned land, says Tom Feeney, spokesperson for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. They can set their own prices and don’t have to pay a cut to the state. In late May, for example, prices at the Colonia rest stop Shell and Exxon stations (there are both brands at the northbound and southbound rest stops) were $3.15 a gallon for unleaded regular, cash, compared to $3.60 at the Sunoco stations. If you’re filling up a car with a 15-gallon tank, that’s a savings of $6.75. “The difference can have a big impact when gas prices are either rising or falling quickly,” says Feeney. “It really defies expectations on a toll road. It catches people by surprise.” Prices at the state-regulated Sunoco stations, by contrast, are subject to a strict and complicated formula. They can change prices only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 am; must rely on a thrice-weekly survey of the state’s stations; and can’t charge more than four cents above the state average, says Feeney. Current fuel prices at the Sunoco stations can be found on the New Jersey Turnpike Authority website. The Colonia rest stops’ prices can even be significantly lower than those non-rest-stop gas stations. For years, Susanne Hughes, a middle-school band teacher who lives in Roselle Park, filled up at a Colonia rest stop on her daily drive to Matawan, since the other rest stops had higher prices. A few years ago, she started filling up at Wawa instead before getting on the Parkway, because it was more convenient. But she’s thinking about switching back. Recently, she noticed that Wawa’s price was $3.07, while the Colonia rest stop charged only $2.93. “Fourteen cents is a big difference,” she says. No one knows New Jersey like we do. Sign up for one of our free newsletters here. Want a print magazine mailed to you? Purchase an issue from our online store. The post Want to Save Big at NJ Gas Pumps? Read This. appeared first on New Jersey Monthly.
201area has new update 2 days ago ‘The Hook’: Atlantic City’s Raunchy, Uproarious Spectacle
[caption id="attachment_338060" align="alignnone" width="778"] At The Hook in Atlantic City, scantily clad performers elicit gasps and laughs galore. Photo: Courtesy of Spiegelworld[/caption] If you have come to see The Hook via Superfrico—the fantabulous Italian-inspired eatery that adjoins it at Caesar’s—you’ve had a glimpse of the naughty, playful raunch the show imparts with sexy dancing lobsters, pants-less jugglers, and head-scratching magic tricks. If you've skipped the dining-venue warmup, sit back and relax—maybe with a cocktail; there's a cash bar in the back of the theater—and prepare for scintillating ride. Celebrating its second season at Caesar’s Atlantic City, the Hook—produced by entertainment theater company Spiegelworld—has the feel of an old-fashioned carnival show filled with modern-day, adults-only winks and nods. The venue’s setting at the restored Warner Theatre, a 1929 movie house, hints at the madcap, vaudevillian presentation you're in for, with its lush drapes and eye-catching set design (cut-outs of ocean waves; the bow of a ship smashed into the stage). A zany crew of performers are led by a hawker-style MC complete with a saucy sidekick, dressed in sailor whites. Much of the dramatically lit, 75-minute show is Cirque Du Soleil-style acrobatics, which are stunningly up-close and personal in the 414-seat venue. From your seats, the impressive physical prowess of the performers is magical as they spin and flip and seemingly float before your eyes. [caption id="attachment_338059" align="alignnone" width="778"] A juggler keeps his cool. Photo: Courtesy of Spiegelworld[/caption] Be prepared for lots of scantily clad performers that mostly eschew traditional leotards for spangly, sparkly, barely-there, gender-bending outfits. There’s a reason this show is not PG; the sexual innuendos are laid on thick. While some may shy from the risqué undertones, the acts are top-notch, and their execution—on poles, on strings, and on the very swinging anchor from which the show derives its name—is worthy of the uproarious standing ovation at the end. Tickets, available for ages 18+, are available on Spiegelworld's website. No one knows New Jersey like we do. Sign up for one of our free newsletters here. Want a print magazine mailed to you? Purchase an issue from our online store. The post ‘The Hook’: Atlantic City’s Raunchy, Uproarious Spectacle appeared first on New Jersey Monthly.
201area has new update 2 days ago Downtown Thursday in West Orange
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Aug 15 2024. Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 5:00pm to 8:00pmThursday, July 18, 2024 - 5:00pm to 8:00pmThursday, July 25, 2024 - 5:00pm to 8:00pmThursday, August 1, 2024 - 5:00pm to 8:00pmThursday, August 8, 2024 - 5:00pm to 8:00pmThursday, August 15, 2024 - 5:00pm to 8:00pmhttps://downtownwo.com/events/downtown-thursdays/Cost: FreeEnjoy a free evening filled with live music, fun, and outdoor dining every Thursday. Presented by the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA), Downtown Thursdays are the perfect way to experience West Orange each week. Schedule: July 11- Tory Corner Salsa Street Party July 18- Discover Downtown Family PJ Dance Party July 25- St. Marks Dinner & Music Under the Stars August 1- Dog Days of Summer Bark & Brew August 8- Eagle Rock Night of Jazz August 15- Brendan Byrne Centennial Dedication & Family Movie Night (starts 6:30, movie starts at 8pm) Recommended Age: All New JerseyEventsAge: BabyPreschoolersKidsTweens & teensGrown-ups Downtown West Orange 1 Eagle Rock Avenue West Orange , NJ Phone: 973-325-4100 40° 47' 38.724" N, 74° 13' 59.3796" W New Jersey Ticketed: Activity Category: Fairs & FestivalsFreeMusicAdmission Services
201area has new update 2 days ago Shark Summer at Adventure Aquarium
Repeats every day until Sun Aug 18 2024. Monday, July 15, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmTuesday, July 16, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmWednesday, July 17, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmThursday, July 18, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmFriday, July 19, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmSaturday, July 20, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmSunday, July 21, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmMonday, July 22, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmTuesday, July 23, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmWednesday, July 24, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmThursday, July 25, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmFriday, July 26, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmSaturday, July 27, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmSunday, July 28, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmMonday, July 29, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmTuesday, July 30, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmWednesday, July 31, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmThursday, August 1, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmFriday, August 2, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmSaturday, August 3, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmSunday, August 4, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmMonday, August 5, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmTuesday, August 6, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmWednesday, August 7, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmThursday, August 8, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmFriday, August 9, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmSaturday, August 10, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmSunday, August 11, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmMonday, August 12, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmTuesday, August 13, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmWednesday, August 14, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmThursday, August 15, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmFriday, August 16, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmSaturday, August 17, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmSunday, August 18, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:00pmhttps://www.adventureaquarium.com/Cost: varies by dayShark Summer at Adventure Aquarium offers plenty for guests to take a bite out of, including jaw-some activities and shows, behind-the-scenes tours, and daily dives featuring the Scuba Tooth Fairy, who helps to collect the fallen teeth of the largest collection of sharks in the northeast. Recommended Age: All PhiladelphiaNew JerseySouthernCamdenEventsShows & ExhibitionsAge: BabyPreschoolersKidsTweens & teensGrown-ups Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Dr. 08103 Camden , NJ Phone: 844-474-3474 39° 56' 45.7332" N, 75° 7' 51.618" W New Jersey Ticketed: Provider: Adventure AquariumAdmission Services

Sunday Specials in Jersey City

Piggyback Bar
Bar & Restaurant
200 Hudson Street, Jersey City NJ, 07311
NOON - 8PM
Drink Specials
$3 Bud Light Draft
$4 Narragansett Draft
$5 Well Drinks
$6 Vinho Verde
$6 Riesling
$6 Montepulciano (House Red)
$6 Rosé
$5 Frosé
$8 Old Fashioned
$8 Daiquiri
$5 Piggyback Shot

Food Specials
$3 Charred Edamame
$5 Crispy Onion Petals
$8 Half & Half Wings
$8 Piggyback Corndogs
$10 S&P Fried Shrimp
$11 Mussels
Amelia's Bistro
Bar & Restaurant
187 Warren St, Ste 100, Jersey City NJ, 07302
Brunch 10am-3pm:
Red Eye Specials: $4 Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Bellinis

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