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This Day in History for June 22 – G.I. Bill Signed and More

1633 – The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo to recant his view that the Sun is the center of the Universe (More info)

1944 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill into law (More info)

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NJ Summer Weather – Top 5 Jersey Shore Water Parks to Beat the Heat

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As we’ve seen over the years, summer weather in New Jersey can easily get very hot. Many of us head to the Jersey Shore beaches to cool off when the temperatures become unbearable, but after a while, laying on the hot sand barely provides relief from the heat. Thankfully,

Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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This Day in History for June 21 – US Constitution Ratified and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1788 – The US Constitution is ratified and goes into effect (More info)

1948 – Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City (More info)

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Ian Gavan / Toby Canham, Getty Images
Ian Gavan / Toby Canham, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for June 21 – Ray Davies, Juliette Lewis and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Ray Davies
Age: 68
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: Heading up British Invasion band the Kinks with hits such as ‘You Really Got Me’ and straight-male nightmare ‘Lola,’ a long solo career, and fathering a daughter with Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde

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Eatontown robbery surveillance camera (Eatontown Police)
Eatontown robbery surveillance camera (Eatontown Police)
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Thieves Sought In Eatontown Robbery

Authorities in Eatontown are searching for two men who held up a store at gunpoint on Monday afternoon, taking off with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry. 

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New Jersey American Water service vehicle (Facebook)
New Jersey American Water service vehicle (Facebook)
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Water Main Break In Lakewood

Water main break on Route 9 in Lakewood has crews busy this morning.

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Monmouth County Courthouse (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)
Monmouth County Courthouse (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Monmouth County Courthouse To Stay Closed On Wednesday

The Monmouth County Courthouse remains closed for another day while the investigation into what caused almost 80  people to get sick presses on.

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Fox Photos, Getty Images
Fox Photos, Getty Images
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This Day in History for June 20 – First Commercial Telephone Service and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1837 – Queen Victoria ascends to the British throne (More info)

1840 – Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph (More info)

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Frederick M. Brown / Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Getty Images
Frederick M. Brown / Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for June 20 – John Goodman, Nicole Kidman and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

John Goodman
Age: 60
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Scene-stealing turns in the films ‘Raising Arizona,’ ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?,’ and a nine-year stint playing patriarch Dan Conner on the TV series ‘Roseanne’

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Krystle Garcia (WNBC TV)
Krystle Garcia (WNBC TV)
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NJ Woman Jailed On Decade-Old NYC Traffic Summons

An Elmwood Park woman says she spent a night in a New York City jail after police discovered she had a decade-old traffic summons.

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The Toms River Veterans Recreation Complex on North Bay Avenue, back in November 2011, when the softball fields were still under construction (Debbi Winogracki)
The Toms River Veterans Recreation Complex on North Bay Avenue, back in November 2011, when the softball fields were still under construction (Debbi Winogracki)
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Toms River Sportsplex Has Historic Past

Kids playing on the newest softball fields in Toms River are probably unaware that they’re frolicking on land with ties to the township’s past and America’s defense of liberty.

Dedication of the fields in the 26-acre Toms River Veterans Recreation Complex on North Bay Avenue took place Saturday, led by Mayor Thomas Kelaher, Township Council President Maurice Hill and Township Clerk and Historian J

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Michael Loccisano / Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images
Michael Loccisano / Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for June 19 – Phylicia Rashad, Paula Abdul and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Phylicia Rashad
Age: 64
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her role as no-nonsense Clair Huxtable on ‘The Cosby Show,’ being the first African-American actress to win a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ and her former marriage to retired football star Ahmad Rashad

Paula Abdul
Age: 50
Occupation: Singer, Dancer, Choreographer and TV Personality
Known For: Hit singles including ‘Straight Up’ and ‘Forever Your Girl,’ choreography work for artists like Janet Jackson, and eight years as the perpetually ditzy judge on ‘American Idol’

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