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The Big Blue, Blink-182, and Some Brilliant Olympians: Weekend Recap

New Jersey refused to let the harsh heat wave and nasty storms crash its party! Here’s what happened in our favorite state this weekend.

Friday August 12th

It was complete chaos at MetLife Stadium as the New York Giants “kicked off” the weekend with their game against the Miami Dolphins. Bad storms resulted in an hour-long rain delay before the game even started as well as some soaking wet fans. However, Mother Nature proved herself not to be a complete inconvenience when the storms left a vibrant rainbow over the stadium.

Saturday August 13th

New York Giants offensive guard Justin Pugh posted a video on his Instagram of him and a few of his teammates goofing around and turning up in their shared house in Jersey City. The video went viral over the weekend, reaching over 69,500 views in just 48 hours, and the number is still rising! If you want to watch your favorite players jump into a pool while wearing flag pants or hit a TV with a baseball bat, check out the video below!

Y'all know what day it is… #SaturdaysAreForTheBoys #RipHarambe @barstool_sports @saturdaysare4theboys ??

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NJ native English Gardner sprinted her way into the spotlight throughout the Women’s 100 Meter Dash events this weekend. The twenty-four-year-old track star managed to place second in the semifinals and tenth in the final round. Sure, she didn’t bring home a medal, but this Voorhees resident is definitely one to watch in the future! #TeamUSA

The job isn't done the war isn't over I just reloaded and I'm ready to seize what's mine ! #winwithme

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Sunday August 14th

Blink-182 pleased the Garden State’s “inner 90’s kid” when they played at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. The band performed various hits from their new album California which they released this past July. The list of special guests, including A Day to Remember, The All-American Rejects, and All Time Low, made the show even more nostalgic for everyone!

Tonight was wild, such a great crowd. ?? Photo By @justwilliet

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Jersey Residents Gain Exposure – Weekend Recap

Another weekend has gone by as we move into the halfway point of #Summer2016 and the #GardenState is nothing short of exciting! #HipNJ has the updates that will surely keep you in high spirits as August approaches in our weekend recap. This weekend, a lot of New Jersey residents were making headlines. Here’s why.

Friday, June 22nd

There must be something in the water in New Jersey – Pittstown’s Adele Dunlap recently earned the title of America’s oldest living resident. Born on December 12, 1902, Dunlap holds the record by a couple of months at 113 years old and has spent each of those years in New Jersey.

Youngsters have also been earning coverage. We forgot to mention in our guide to Jersey’s Olympic athletes that of the 555 Americans going to Rio de Janeiro in less than two weeks, the two youngest females reside here. We like to start them early. The first is 16-year-old gymnast Laurie Hernandez of Old Bridge. One of the few Olympians born in 2000, she’s a major contender to medal whereas her scores have bested those of the world’s top female gymnasts. Also making her Olympic debut is Dunnell’s Sydney McLaughlin, also 16, a hurdler and sprinter. A few months older than Hernandez, she is the youngest American track and field athlete to qualify for the games since 1972. She’ll turn 17 in Rio, so hopefully a golden gift awaits.

Saturday, June 23rd

Comedian Julia Scotti, 63, of Whiting came to the Bananas Comedy Club in Hasbrouck Heights on Saturday. But Scotti isn’t an ordinary comedian; she’s a male-to-female transgender whose out to prove that age and other barriers shouldn’t hold you back from pursuing your dream. Oh, and she’s a quarter finalist on the current season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Check out the show in the coming weeks to see what she’s all about!

We met Julia Scotti after her performance tonight! #juliascotti #americasgottalent #bananascomedyclub

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It doesn’t take long to realize this summer heat is among the hottest #NJ has had in previous years – all you have to do is walk outside. Saturday was probably the peak of this heatwave, with some areas reaching the 100 degree mark. Don’t let the heat deter you, though; go out, cool off and make the most of it!

Sunday, June 24th

You can’t turn on the news without hearing about the upcoming presidential election. Because of controversial candidates and the rise of social media, there is more hype than ever around this election. Although the Democratic National Convention didn’t start until today in Philadelphia, Jersey democrats decided to kick things off with a convention of their own aboard the Battleship New Jersey on Sunday night. Those in attendance included more than a thousand democratic leaders, delegates and officials.

Senate President Sweeney kicks of #demconvention in style on #battleshipnewjersey #camden #newjersey.

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Popular hard rock band Guns N’ Roses tore the house down in the second of two nights at East Rutherford’s MetLife Stadium as part of their Not in This Lifetime… Tour.

@gunsnroses crushed the NY area this past weekend! Reunited and better than ever! #gunsnroses #gnr #notinthislifetime

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