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New Jersey Flash Flood

New Jersey was hit with flash flood waters that swept through the state, damaging homes and businesses alike. Even causing a pileup of cars from a Passaic County Dealership.

Cedar Grove Police Lieutenant Frank Pumphrey said “I witnessed flooding like this since Hurricane Floyd in 1999. We got hit from one end to the other with flooded homes, cars, roadways blocked by debris,”

Cedar Grove in Essex County stretches about 5 square miles and contains 13,000 residents. According to preliminary numbers, Cedar Grove reported 3.78 inches of rain on Saturday.

The highest rainfall totals were reported in Bergen, Essex and Passaic counties, according to early reports. Caldwell topped the list with a staggering 4.92 inches.

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By Sunday, the flood waters had receded and all roadways were back open, with no injuries or evacuations reported, according to Kevin Lynch, a spokesperson for the Essex County Sheriff’s office.

Another round of rain is in the forecast for tonight, however, with a risk of 1-2 more inches in some spots across New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service.

Jackie Farrell and her husband, Dave Farrell, who own Dave’s Delicious Deli, on Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell, said Saturday’s floodwaters had taken over their store and forced it to close.

“For a long time we just tried to keep the water out. I was using a broom to sweep it, we were moving things around but eventually the water just came right up to our doorstep,” she said.

“Every time it rains heavy, water builds up above the gutter. Regular insurance doesn’t cover flooding so we have to assess the damage and decide from there when we can reopen,” Dave Farrell said.

weekend recap august 10 - 12

HipNJ’s Weekend Recap: August 10 – 12

Miss out on events you wanted to go to this past weekend? That’s ok, #HipNJ has it all covered in the lasted weekend recap! Keep reading to see what happened.

EVERY FRIDAY ‘WINE WITH US’ AT DESIGN CONSIGN!

EVERY FRIDAY ‘WINE WITH US’ AT DESIGN CONSIGN! – August 10

EVERY FRIDAY at #DesignConsign guests wined with us and had a blast! Guests had the oportunity to #ShopToSupport victims of #domesticviolence! All proceeds went towards the #GloriaFoundation to provide resources to local #safehouses and domestic violence organizations!

FESTIVAL OF THE SEA CARNIVAL

FESTIVAL OF THE SEA CARNIVAL – August 10 – 12

Families enjoyed five nights of fun for all ages! Rides for all ages. Pay one price every night to ride the rides all night long! Hourly 50/50’s, Games of Chance! Super Progressive 50/50! Great food! And, much more were there to enjoy!

 WATERPARK ADULT NIGHT

WATERPARK ADULT NIGHT – August 10

Mountain Creek Waterpark kicked off their third Adult Night of the year on Friday, August 10th. People came out, got wet, partied, and celebrated with us. Some rides that were open until 11pm were Wave Pool, Surf Hill, Alpine Pipeline and High Anxiety. 6 bars were open to drink specials by stoli & moët hennessy.

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CRAFTS AND DRAFTS LONE EAGLE BREWING SUMMER 2018 – August 11

Because it’s hot people were able to cool down with a seasonal summer beer at Marketspace and Lone Eagle Brewing’s Crafts and Drafts. Added by popular demand, the August 2018 craft market offered all of the excitement of local summer fun – with air conditioning! Guests met 16 handmade craft vendors inside the loft of this downtown Flemington, New Jersey brewery then pulled up a chair on the outdoor patio. As always, there was food truck grub and award-winning craft beer on tap! Vendors were welcomed to sample the brew. This event was free to attend, family-friendly, and dogs were permitted in the tasting room only.

PRISONERS OF 2ND AVENUE FEATURING JIMMY VIVINO, JOHN CONTE & RICH PAGANO

PRISONERS OF 2ND AVENUE FEATURING JIMMY VIVINO, JOHN CONTE & RICH PAGANO – August 11

Recreating the spirit of Bill Graham’s Fillmore East, PO2A’s Jimmy Vivino (CONAN bandleader, The Fab Faux) told 1st hand stories of attending shows as a teen & with John Conte (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes) & Rich Pagano (The Fab Faux) performed classic blues-rock interpretations from the mid ’60s through the early ’70s. A typical setlist sumed it up: Cream, Blind Faith, The Band, electric Bob Dylan, Procol Harum, The Band, Blodwyn Pig, Traffic…and more.

NJPAC's Spotlight Gala 2018

The Women’s Association of NJPAC’s Spotlight Gala 2018

The Women’s Association of NJPAC’s Spotlight Gala 2018 kicks off NJPAC’s season and benefits NJPAC and its arts education programs. Event is on Saturday, September 29 @ 5:30PM – 11:30PM at New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Festive Black Tie Attire.

The Women’s Association of NJPAC has been raising money for NJPAC and creating magical moments for friends of the Arts Center for nearly 25 years now. The WA’s annual Spotlight Gala is always the party of the year in New Jersey–not just for the spectacular entertainment, but for the remarkable party that surrounds it.

This September, we’re going to out-do ourselves with a celebration of the musical legacies of Lena, Billie and Sarah, a one-time-only performance, features special surprise guest Valerie Simpson and music greats Cyrille Aimée, Southside Johnny, Raul Midón, Alice Smith, and Bernie Williams, performing songs made famous by jazz divas Lena Horne, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. Hosted by six-time GRAMMY®-winning bassist Christian McBride and his Big Band!

Funds raised through this remarkable evening will send teaching artists into schools, put instruments into the hands of schoolchildren, and keep world-class artists on NJPAC’s stages.

Honoring

Barry H. Ostrowsky
President and CEO, RWJBarnabas Health
2018 Founders Award for Commitment to NJPAC, Newark and the Arts

Gala Co-Chairs

Mindy A. Cohen
Vice President, Women’s Association of NJPAC

Kevin P. Conlin
Chairman, President & CEO, Horizon Blue Cross Shield of New Jersey

$1,000/individual ticket; tables of 10 guests each starting at $15,000. To purchase tickets or table sponsorships with a credit card, Click Here!

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