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#HipNJ Helps Houston

By now, you have seen the heartbreaking devastation Hurricane Harvey left in Texas. According to the National Weather Service, Harvey has set a record for total rainfall from a single tropical cyclone in the continental United States– a mind-blowing 48 inches has fallen so far, with more to come.

Here in New Jersey, there are many ways to help our brothers and sisters across the country. Here are a few ways to get involved with some kind-hearted Garden State initiatives:

New Jersey Blood Services

Adopt a Pet

 

We’ve gotten word that everyone’s boarded and Wings of Rescue is in the air with the dogs from City of San Antonio Animal Care Services headed to NJ! We’re ready to welcome them this evening when they land at Morristown and will update later. We will continue to work with The Humane Society of the United States to support Texas in the days, weeks and months to come. The dogs being relocated were in shelters awaiting adoption prior to the disaster–moving them north to the adoption programs of St. Hubert’s and our WayStation destination partners for adoption increases capacity in Texas for sheltering pets directly impacted by the storm, helping to keep families together. To make a gift to help our ongoing efforts visit www.sthuberts.org/harveydogs. Thank you.

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New Jersey Hospital Association A 150 bed hospital in Texas has reached out to the NJHA looking for volunteer nurses for one to two weeks to fly down and be able to give their staff some relief. All expenses paid, but no salary (volunteer). They need 30 ICU nurses, 30 ED nurses and 30 med/surg/telemetry nurses.

Contact info for person at NJHA: Aline M. Holmes, DNP, MSN, RN Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs New Jersey Hospital Association (t)609-275-4157 AHolmes@NJHA.com

Joe Leone’s Italian Specialties 

Spotlight On: Sandy survivor plans to open home for Harvey victims.

Guy Madsen owns two homes in Seaside Heights. They are usually empty once Columbus Day rolls around, but he plans to allow victims of Hurricane Harvey to live in them for free.

Spotlight On: Pa., N.J. volunteers mobilize for Harvey relief in Texas.

New Jersey dispatched 16 of its Task Force 1 members on Sunday, as well as three New Jersey State Police personnel, according to Laura Connolly, spokeswoman for the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.

Our thoughts are with you, Houston.

Super Bowl 51 Recap

By: Lisa Cardoso

Who here loves a great Super Bowl and a great performance? We at Hip New Jersey do! From Luke Bryan singing the national anthem, the Patriots coming back with an unbelievable fight to victory and Lady Gaga’s performance our Sunday was filled with excitement! 

To start off super bowl 51,  Luke Bryan sang a classic version of the National Anthem. Last night, was redemption from the 2012 MLB All-star performance where he was criticized for reading the lyrics off of his arm. But that didn’t stop him! He melted our hearts and many others by his performance.

 

 

A record breaking nine Super Bowl visits, the Patriots are no strangers to this almost national holiday. With a final score of 34-28 in overtime the Patriots took home their fifth Super Bowl win against the Falcons. This is one of the best comebacks in NFL history. In the third quarter the Falcons had a lead of 28-3, causing viewers to believe Atlanta was taking this win home last night. Although, many try to analyze the Patriots nail biting performance, this was nothing short of a miracle.

Tom Brady is being depicted as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Being the first to have 5 winning Super Bowls under his belt. He was also named MVP.  Brady, tossed the ball to James White and fought his way and into the end zone for the winning touchdown. 

Even though, the Giants or the Jets didn’t make it to the Super Bowl, Hip New Jersey has to admit that last night’s game will be portrayed as one of the best Super Bowls in history.

#OneMore

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After the announcement that Lady Gaga was performing at Super Bowl 51 many were skeptical. We all know the political battles that have been taking place, and we all know that Lady Gaga is one who stands up for equality; We believed that she would take her 13 minutes and incorporate a strong statement of being ‘born this way’ to all of her ‘little monsters’ (fans).

In fact, she dove off of the top of the stadium and right into her incredible performance singing most of her top rated hits. Without indication of any political views. Lady Gaga kept her performance theatrical by not voicing any opinions. 

Her Atelier Versace leotard covered in swarovski crystals and matching boots was the perfect futuristic look. Lady Gaga is known for her fashion statements and this one is believed by many to be inspired by the late David Bowie.

During her short performance Lady Gaga had a costume change! She was given 13 minutes and she changed outfits, I know to many of us, an outfit change could take a few hours! Gaga changed from a sparkly leotard into a white cropped shoulder pad jacket with silver boy shorts. If that wasn’t hot enough, Gaga added fishnet stockings to her already sexy ensemble.

 

New Jersey Native Super Bowl Players

New Jersey Native Super Bowl Players

This Sunday is the game that we have all been waiting for, the Super Bowl. Whether you watch for the game, the halftime show, or the commercials, Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. The Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots will face off in Houston, Texas for the 51st Super Bowl. We at Hip New Jersey wanted to remind you of the New Jersey natives that helped these teams reach the big game.

Logan Ryan– The 25-year old cornerback is from Berlin, New Jersey. Logan Ryan stayed true to New Jersey and played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights from 2010-2012. Ryan was selected in the third round by the New England Patriots in the 2013 NFL draft. This season is Ryan’s fourth year with the team and has started at cornerback for the past two years. This year Ryan led all cornerbacks in tackles.

This is not Ryan’s first Super Bowl game. He was a starter in the Patriots Super Bowl win against the Seattle Seahawks in 2015. Ryan will be looking to win his second Super Bowl in his short career. Ryan will have to cover his former college roommate, Mohamed Sanu.

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Mohamed Sanu- The 27-year old wide receiver originally from Sayreville, New Jersey, but later moved to Dayton, New Jersey. Mohamed Sanu also stayed true to New Jersey and played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights from 2009-2011. Sanu was selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. After the 2015-2016 season, Sanu was a free agent. He chose to sign a five year deal with the Atlanta Falcons.

In just his first season with the Falcons he is on his way to his first Super Bowl appearance. Sanu had 59 receptions, 653 receiving yards and four touchdowns in his first season with the Falcons. Sanu will go head-to-head with his former college roommate, Logan Ryan.

Super Bowl bound!!!! #Brotherhood #RiseUp!

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Good luck to both Logan Ryan and Mohamed Sanu, New Jersey will be cheering you guys!