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A N.J. Shocker: Tourism Revenue Set Record High Last Year

A N.J. Shocker: Tourism Revenue Set Record High Last Year
BY JADE HAMMOND
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The effects of Superstorm Sandy dampened the spirits of New Jersey residents far and wide. Many businesses have denoted that tourism decreased this past year due to the storms exorbitant damages. Shockingly, New Jersey actually set a record high in tourism revenue this past year, with a 1.3 percent increase, said pressofatlanticity.com.

In the state's annual tourism conference Thursday held at the Golden Nugget Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno revealed the latest report, admitting that even she was in utter disbelief upon reading the numbers, said pressofatlanticcity.com.

Guadagno said that tourism in 2013 collected $40.4 billion in economic activity, out doing 2012 by almost half a billion dollars, said myask.com. Total visitation to New Jersey also experienced an increase by nearly 6 percent to 87.2 million visitors.

 

Starbucks Branching Out to Wine and Beer

Starbucks Branching Out to Wine and Beer
BY DIANE LILLI
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Until now, you would drink and then be sure to down some coffee to sober up. Well, Starbucks decided things should change.

It had to happen eventually. All...

Nissan Takes to Twitter, Makes Fun of Tesla

Nissan Takes to Twitter, Makes Fun of Tesla
BY ABBIE SARFO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Tesla Motors just can’t catch a break. In an instance of sore winning, the Nissan Leaf’s social media team poked fun at the beleaguered electric car company through ...

N.J. College Student Gerald Plescia Found Dead at Texas Resort

N.J. College Student Gerald Plescia Found Dead at Texas Resort
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Freehold High School graduate Gerald Plescia was found dead in a Texas hotel room on Wednesday.

Plescia had gone to resort community South Padre Island for spring break ...

Update: Missing Mom Karla Villagra-Garzon Found Dead in Chatham; Husband Charged with Murder

Update: Missing Mom Karla Villagra-Garzon Found Dead in Chatham; Husband Charged with Murder
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

An Elizabeth mother who had been reported missing on February 23 has been found dead in Chatham.

A nearly one-month search ended on Tuesday when authorities located the ...

Con Job Preys on N.J. Good Samaritan

Con Job Preys on N.J. Good Samaritan
BY ABBIE SARFO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Crime doesn’t pay, except when it nets you $60.

Earlier this month, an unidentified female motorist faked a heart attack, then subsequently stole $60 from the good sa...

Bad N.J. Performance: Vandals Disguised as ‘KISS’ Rockstars Left Compelling Clues

Bad N.J. Performance: Vandals Disguised as ‘KISS’ Rockstars Left Compelling Clues
BY JADE HAMMOND
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer of American rock band ‘KISS’ have acquired new kinds of groupies. However, these groupies aren’t interested...

Cory Booker Offers Help to Another Rhodes Scholar From N.J

Cory Booker Offers Help to Another Rhodes Scholar From N.J
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey Senator and former Newark Mayor Cory Booker is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School, and attended the University of Oxford on a Rhodes schol...

N.J. Weather: Winter Takes Another Shot at Us Today

N.J. Weather: Winter Takes Another Shot at Us Today
BY STEVE DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
FORECAST DISCUSSION

Winter will not quit this year and is going strong well into mid March this year as moderate to heavy snow moves through southeastern Pennsylv...

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