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NJ weather: Calm and cool Tuesday, windy and rainy Wednesday

The Garden State flips back to the chilly side Tuesday. At least our weather will be calm and bright, with light winds and dry weather.The same can't be said for Wednesday's forecast, as our next weathermaker drives in a not-nice weather day. Yes, it will rain for most of the daytime hours Wednesday. More prominently, some strong winds will mix down to the surface — 40 mph gusts are enough to ring alarm bells.Following the stormy weather, we'll settle back into sunny, blustery weather for Thursday and Friday. Our next sto...

The Garden State flips back to the chilly side Tuesday. At least our weather will be calm and bright, with light winds and dry weather.

The same can't be said for Wednesday's forecast, as our next weathermaker drives in a not-nice weather day. Yes, it will rain for most of the daytime hours Wednesday. More prominently, some strong winds will mix down to the surface — 40 mph gusts are enough to ring alarm bells.

Following the stormy weather, we'll settle back into sunny, blustery weather for Thursday and Friday. Our next storm system this weekend also looks wet, not wintry.

No weather issues for you, other than the return of a November chill in the air.

Interior New Jersey has frozen overnight, with 20s and 30s on the temperature map to start the day. High temperatures will only reach the mid to upper 40s Wednesday afternoon. That's running about five degrees below normal for late November.

We'll get bright sunshine Tuesday morning, before clouds gradually thicken up through the afternoon. Again, weather will be dry and winds will be light.

With that blanket of clouds overhead, I'm betting that we will not see a freeze for the majority of the state Tuesday night. Low temperatures should average upper 30s by Wednesday morning. Still no rain yet.

Weather in a word: Inclement. And again, I have to stress that it's not just rain but also wind. Let's run through the details of our next storm system.

—Start Time? Showers are possible Wednesday early morning, especially to the north and west. The main event, with the steadiest rain and strongest winds, will really kick in around mid to late morning. Between about 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

—How Much Rain? We should average a half-inch of total rainfall across the state. A little more to the north, a little less to the south. Not incredibly heavy, although a brief period of downpours is possible.

—How Much Wind? Top wind gusts will probably exceed 40 mph Wednesday afternoon, especially along the Jersey Shore. (Note: About a mile overhead, winds will be screaming at 60-70 mph — only some of that will mix down to the surface though.)

—Wind Impacts? 40 mph is the threshold for ringing alarm bells for gusty winds. Garbage cans can be blown around. Small branches and trees may come down. And sporadic power outages are possible too.

—Any Other Concerns? Tidal models show a foot of surge is possible, which may cause minor flooding of tidal waterways at high tide. I suspect it will only be a problem for very vulnerable spots along the Jersey Shore.

—Any Wintry Weather? Absolutely not. Temperatures will rise well into the 50s for the duration Wednesday, so it's all rain. Even through temps may drop below freezing late Wednesday night, our weather and ground should be thoroughly dried out by then to prevent a "flash freeze" or significant silppery spots.

—End Time? Rain should taper just after sunset Wednesday, in the 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. time frame. Skies will clear very quickly after that Wednesday evening. Wind gusts will calm a bit overnight, but only a little.

December begins with the return of sunny, cold weather. Highs on Thursday will only reach the lower 40s. With a continuing brisk wind, it looks like a "bundle up" day.

Lighter winds, slightly warmer temperatures, and a continuation of mostly sunny skies. Highs should improve to the upper 40s by Friday afternoon. Still dry too.

Our next storm system is set to arrive on Saturday. I think we are going to see at least some rain fall over New Jersey. But models disagree about whether we're looking at 1.) a quick few hours of steady rain vs. 2.) spotty showers around midday. Once again, temperatures should push into the 50s (at least), so it's wet and not wintry. Skies will be murky and winds will probably increase to the "breezy" range.

Sunday looks like the clearer, although cooler, day of the weekend. Highs will scale back into the 40s again.

And then our next next storm system will come into play next week. Right now, both the GFS and Euro models show a period of precipitation from Monday night into Tuesday. Yet again, lacking an available pool of sustaining cold air, this is going to be a rainy situation. Not snowy. (That pattern may change by the end of next week, by the way.)

Crumbl Cookies Opens Doors This Week in Manalapan, NJ

Get ready Manalapan, the trendiest cookies right now are coming your way.A new Crumbl Cookies location will be opening this Friday (December 2nd) in the EpiCentre on Route 9, according to The Patch.Each Crumbl Cookies location is independently owned and operated. The owners of this new Manalapan shop are Karen and Darrell Doucette.The cool thing about ...

Get ready Manalapan, the trendiest cookies right now are coming your way.

A new Crumbl Cookies location will be opening this Friday (December 2nd) in the EpiCentre on Route 9, according to The Patch.

Each Crumbl Cookies location is independently owned and operated. The owners of this new Manalapan shop are Karen and Darrell Doucette.

The cool thing about Crumbl Cookies is the menu changes every week, although their classic milk chocolate chip cookie remains a constant on the menu. You may not have heard of Crumbl Cookies until Tik Tokers started doing weekly reviews of the cookies.

Here's this week's cookie lineup...watch:

Oh gosh, they all look so good. What are you going to order? The Gingerbread Cake will have you feeling those holiday vibes. Although, the Lemon Crinkle sounds amazing. The Classic Pink Sugar is always good too. That seems to be showing up more and more on the menu lately, which is fine with me.

Crumbl Cookies is fairly new with its first shop opening in 2017 out in Utah. They clam to have the best chocolate chip cookie in the world. You'll have to be the judge of that. They are really good...trust me. Lol.

Crumbl Cookies have created quite a buzz all over social media.

The cookies are huge, plenty big enough to share with your friends. Crumbl even sells a cute little pink cookie cutter that cuts each cookie evenly, so everyone you're sharing with gets the same size piece.

They have ice cream too, the perfect sidekick.

Go check out the new shop starting on Friday (December 2nd). There's bound to be a line outside on opening day.

Crumbl's signature pink box can be sent nationwide to family and friends. What a great way to celebrate a special occasion.

Crumbl Cookie Manalapan will be open weekdays from 8am - 10pm and 8am - midnight on the weekends for all your late night cookie cravings. Lol.

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2022 Christmas TV and Movie Specials

Tis’ the season to snuggle up and watch your favorite Christmas themed shows and movies. Lift up your holiday spirit and check out the top Christmas TV specials and enjoy some of your favorite holiday classics.

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas

You're a mean one, Mr.Grinch. The mean and green is back this holiday season. The villainous Grinch is ready to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville. Everyone is excited for Christmas Day except for one: The Grinch. He is sick of hearing the joyous sounds of holiday cheer from the people in town. What better way to stop that racket than ruining Christmas for all? The Grinch dresses up as Santa with his trusty "reindeer" Rudolph, sneaking around stealing gifts. Will the Grinch have a change of heart? The importance of Christmas isn't about the materialistic items received, but the love you spread to others. How The Grinch Stole Christmas will air on Saturday, Nov. 19, 5 p.m., on TBS.

See Christmas and Halloween combined as one. The Nightmare Before Christmas features Jack Skelligton, the Pumpkin King of Halloween who stumbles upon the beauty of Christmas. It was love at first sight for Jack as he tries desperately to create a Christmas for himself and the people in Halloween Town. Receive treats instead of tricks. Say no more ghouls, goblins, and frights as Jack spreads the Christmas spirit to everyone. The Nightmare Before Christmas will air on CBS on Monday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Hop on board and don’t forget your golden ticket. The train is stopping outside your home and is ready to take you on a magical journey to the North Pole. Take a sip on the warm hot chocolate and make lasting memories with the friends you meet on the train. Sometimes, you just need to believe. Watch The Polar Express on TBS on Nov. 24 at 8:15 p.m. and 25 at 8 p.m.

Wrap a scarf around your snowman, throw its hat on and your favorite snowman will come to life. Walk through a winter wonderland with Frosty and his friends as he heads back to the North Pole. Learn the value of friendship and helping others through this heartfelt movie. Sing along to a classic Christmas song. Frosty the Snowman will air on CBS on Friday, Nov. 25, 8 p.m.

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all? We all know the song, and how could we forget that vibrant red nose? One of our beloved reindeers reassures us that it is OK to be unique. Relive the story of a young reindeer joining Santa Claus in saving Christmas. With his nose so bright, he guides your heart to watch a heartfelt classic Christmas movie. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer will air on CBS on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m.

Ever wondered who this jolly man with a white beard is? Why do people write to him? How does he know who's naughty or nice? How did Santa Claus get his name? It all started when a child named Kris was dropped at the door and had an interest in delivering toys to the children of Sombertown. Watch how Santa pursues his career. On Dec. 1, watch Santa Claus is Coming to Town on ABC at 8 p.m.

When you're an 8-year-old troublemaker, you spend your Christmas protecting your home from burglars. Kevin is accidentally left at home while his family goes on Christmas vacation. All is going well until two burglars try to rob his home. Little do they know, Kevin has a few tricks up his sleeves. Home Alone will air Thursday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m., on Freeform. If you are a fan of the film and storyline, check out the sequels.

If Buddy the Elf could ask for one thing for Christmas, it would be to meet his dad. Santa allows Buddy to leave the North Pole and head to New York City to meet his biological father, Walter Hobbs. He takes in city life as best as he can, even if he stands out from the crowd. Laugh with Buddy the elf as he rekindles the holiday spirit in those he encounters. As Buddy says, "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." The movie will air on ABC Family on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 8:45 p.m.

If you loved Disney’s take on Scrooge, check out the Muppets' take. Our beloved frog and friends retell the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Enjoy a musical comedy-drama film directed by Brian Henson. The film comes to life as each character brings out the dramatic flair. The film will be on Disney+ on Dec 11.

Lights, camera, action! Embark on a journey with Charlie and friends. Charlie Brown is concerned about why he can't find his Christmas spirit. Insistent that something is wrong with him, he takes on the role of director for his school's Christmas play. During rehearsals, Charlie feels as though something is missing. To make the set complete, he goes out to find an elegant Christmas tree. When that fails, he seeks guidance from Linus to help him find the true meaning of Christmas. Although this movie won't air on television, Apple TV+ will allow nonsubscribers to relive the Charlie Brown experience from Dec. 22-25.

Our favorite mouse retells the story of Charles Dickens' complicated character Scrooge. With the Disney cast, learn the value of Christmas. Uncle Scrooge McDuck is hopping from the naughty list to the nice list. On Christmas Eve, he is haunted one night by three Christmas spirits, trying to influence his selfish ways. It is a classic holiday tale that the whole family will love. This movie captures a touching story of how Scrooge affected everyone during the holidays. Look for it on Disney+.

The Year Without A Santa Claus

Doctor's order: Stay home this year and don't deliver the presents to the children. When coughs and sniffles stop Santa Claus from delivering presents on Christmas Eve, who will help save Christmas? The doctor persuades Santa to believe that no one has the Christmas spirit anymore. Mrs. Claus is devastated to hear this and tries to encourage him that it's not true. Two of Santa's little helpers, Jingle and Jangle Bells, go out into town asking children to convince Santa that Christmas is still important to others. This mission won't be easy as they face their biggest threat: the Heat and Snow Miser brothers. It's available for streaming on udu, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes and Google Play.

The perfect Christmas is different for everyone. The Griswolds plan for a big family Christmas. What's Christmas Vacation without Clark, his wife, and two kids having everything take a turn for the worse? Clark invites his family over to spend time together, but as Christmas Eve approaches, everything goes downhill. Clark tries to keep his composure to make sure everything is ideal for Christmas Day. We need a Christmas miracle! It airs Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. and Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. on TBS, and on Nov. 14 at 8 and 11 p.m. on TNT.

Lawrence, NJ EMS To Help Santa Send Personal Letters to Local Kids

This is the greatest idea. Talk about Christmas magic.The Lawrence Township Emergency Medical Services FMBA Local 396 will be helping out the big guy, Santa Claus, this year by responding to each letter received.Santa's mailbox is set up right now in front of the EMS station at 165 Pilla Avenue in Lawrence Township. Bring your child to drop off his or her letter to Santa and then keep checking the mail for a personalized response letter. What a great keepsake.Parents...you need to make sure your child's name and address ...

This is the greatest idea. Talk about Christmas magic.

The Lawrence Township Emergency Medical Services FMBA Local 396 will be helping out the big guy, Santa Claus, this year by responding to each letter received.

Santa's mailbox is set up right now in front of the EMS station at 165 Pilla Avenue in Lawrence Township. Bring your child to drop off his or her letter to Santa and then keep checking the mail for a personalized response letter. What a great keepsake.

Parents...you need to make sure your child's name and address is clearly on the letter so Santa's Lawrence EMS elves can help Santa get that return letter to your child.

Don't panic. You still have time to drop off the letters. Santa's mailbox will be in place at the EMS station (165 Pilla Avenue) until December 17th.

How great is this? There's no charge for this...it's a free service provided by the people who work tirelessly to help everyone in the community every single day. Bravo, Lawrence EMS. We know you're already super busy.

Your child will be so excited to receive a letter back from Santa right before Christmas. If any of your children are teetering back and forth with "believing," this may do the trick for a little while longer.

I would have loved to get a letter back from Santa when I was little. I was always worried that he didn't get my letters after my mom left them out in our mailbox for the mail carrier to pick up and deliver to him, year after year. I would always ask, "Are you sure he'll get it?" Lol. A letter back would have proven that he got it.

If you have any questions you can email the Lawrence EMS station at [email protected]

Merry Christmas.

2022 Christmas TV and Movie Specials

Tis’ the season to snuggle up and watch your favorite Christmas themed shows and movies. Lift up your holiday spirit and check out the top Christmas TV specials and enjoy some of your favorite holiday classics.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

You're a mean one, Mr.Grinch. The mean and green is back this holiday season. The villainous Grinch is ready to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville. Everyone is excited for Christmas Day except for one: The Grinch. He is sick of hearing the joyous sounds of holiday cheer from the people in town. What better way to stop that racket than ruining Christmas for all? The Grinch dresses up as Santa with his trusty "reindeer" Rudolph, sneaking around stealing gifts. Will the Grinch have a change of heart? The importance of Christmas isn't about the materialistic items received, but the love you spread to others. How The Grinch Stole Christmas will air on Saturday, Nov. 19, 5 p.m., on TBS.

See Christmas and Halloween combined as one. The Nightmare Before Christmas features Jack Skelligton, the Pumpkin King of Halloween who stumbles upon the beauty of Christmas. It was love at first sight for Jack as he tries desperately to create a Christmas for himself and the people in Halloween Town. Receive treats instead of tricks. Say no more ghouls, goblins, and frights as Jack spreads the Christmas spirit to everyone. The Nightmare Before Christmas will air on CBS on Monday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Hop on board and don’t forget your golden ticket. The train is stopping outside your home and is ready to take you on a magical journey to the North Pole. Take a sip on the warm hot chocolate and make lasting memories with the friends you meet on the train. Sometimes, you just need to believe. Watch The Polar Express on TBS on Nov. 24 at 8:15 p.m. and 25 at 8 p.m.

Wrap a scarf around your snowman, throw its hat on and your favorite snowman will come to life. Walk through a winter wonderland with Frosty and his friends as he heads back to the North Pole. Learn the value of friendship and helping others through this heartfelt movie. Sing along to a classic Christmas song. Frosty the Snowman will air on CBS on Friday, Nov. 25, 8 p.m.

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all? We all know the song, and how could we forget that vibrant red nose? One of our beloved reindeers reassures us that it is OK to be unique. Relive the story of a young reindeer joining Santa Claus in saving Christmas. With his nose so bright, he guides your heart to watch a heartfelt classic Christmas movie. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer will air on CBS on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m.

Ever wondered who this jolly man with a white beard is? Why do people write to him? How does he know who's naughty or nice? How did Santa Claus get his name? It all started when a child named Kris was dropped at the door and had an interest in delivering toys to the children of Sombertown. Watch how Santa pursues his career. On Dec. 1, watch Santa Claus is Coming to Town on ABC at 8 p.m.

When you're an 8-year-old troublemaker, you spend your Christmas protecting your home from burglars. Kevin is accidentally left at home while his family goes on Christmas vacation. All is going well until two burglars try to rob his home. Little do they know, Kevin has a few tricks up his sleeves. Home Alone will air Thursday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m., on Freeform. If you are a fan of the film and storyline, check out the sequels.

If Buddy the Elf could ask for one thing for Christmas, it would be to meet his dad. Santa allows Buddy to leave the North Pole and head to New York City to meet his biological father, Walter Hobbs. He takes in city life as best as he can, even if he stands out from the crowd. Laugh with Buddy the elf as he rekindles the holiday spirit in those he encounters. As Buddy says, "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." The movie will air on ABC Family on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 8:45 p.m.

If you loved Disney’s take on Scrooge, check out the Muppets' take. Our beloved frog and friends retell the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Enjoy a musical comedy-drama film directed by Brian Henson. The film comes to life as each character brings out the dramatic flair. The film will be on Disney+ on Dec 11.

Lights, camera, action! Embark on a journey with Charlie and friends. Charlie Brown is concerned about why he can't find his Christmas spirit. Insistent that something is wrong with him, he takes on the role of director for his school's Christmas play. During rehearsals, Charlie feels as though something is missing. To make the set complete, he goes out to find an elegant Christmas tree. When that fails, he seeks guidance from Linus to help him find the true meaning of Christmas. Although this movie won't air on television, Apple TV+ will allow nonsubscribers to relive the Charlie Brown experience from Dec. 22-25.

Our favorite mouse retells the story of Charles Dickens' complicated character Scrooge. With the Disney cast, learn the value of Christmas. Uncle Scrooge McDuck is hopping from the naughty list to the nice list. On Christmas Eve, he is haunted one night by three Christmas spirits, trying to influence his selfish ways. It is a classic holiday tale that the whole family will love. This movie captures a touching story of how Scrooge affected everyone during the holidays. Look for it on Disney+.

Doctor's order: Stay home this year and don't deliver the presents to the children. When coughs and sniffles stop Santa Claus from delivering presents on Christmas Eve, who will help save Christmas? The doctor persuades Santa to believe that no one has the Christmas spirit anymore. Mrs. Claus is devastated to hear this and tries to encourage him that it's not true. Two of Santa's little helpers, Jingle and Jangle Bells, go out into town asking children to convince Santa that Christmas is still important to others. This mission won't be easy as they face their biggest threat: the Heat and Snow Miser brothers. It's available for streaming on udu, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes and Google Play.

The perfect Christmas is different for everyone. The Griswolds plan for a big family Christmas. What's Christmas Vacation without Clark, his wife, and two kids having everything take a turn for the worse? Clark invites his family over to spend time together, but as Christmas Eve approaches, everything goes downhill. Clark tries to keep his composure to make sure everything is ideal for Christmas Day. We need a Christmas miracle! It airs Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. and Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. on TBS, and on Nov. 14 at 8 and 11 p.m. on TNT.

Men's Volleyball Releases its 2023 Schedule

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The New Jersey City University men's volleyball team, fresh off a 22-win season in 2022 — which included a runner-up finish in the Skyline Conference and a semifinalist finish in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Championship — has officially released its scheduled for the 2023 campaign. The Gothic Knights are slated for 14 home matches, as well as four matches against teams that ended 2022 ranked in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 15 Nat...

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The New Jersey City University men's volleyball team, fresh off a 22-win season in 2022 — which included a runner-up finish in the Skyline Conference and a semifinalist finish in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Championship — has officially released its scheduled for the 2023 campaign. The Gothic Knights are slated for 14 home matches, as well as four matches against teams that ended 2022 ranked in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 15 Nationally.

NJCU kicks off the season at the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center (JMAC) on Tuesday night, Jan. 24, against neighboring rival and New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) foe Rutgers-Newark. The Scarlet Raiders ended 2023 ranked #6 Nationally by the AVCA after winning their second straight NJAC title and advancing to the NCAA Division III Championship quarterfinal. The squad then returns home two days later as Bard College visits the JMAC on Thursday night, Jan. 26 — NJCU has won seven straight and nine of the last 10 against the Raptors. Home play continues as Stevens Institute of Technology comes to Jersey City on Wednesday night. Feb. 1. The Ducks ended 2022 ranked #3 in the nation after winning the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) and finishing as a National Semifinalist.

The Gothic Knights then host their first tri-match of the season on Saturday, Feb. 4, as NJAC rival Kean University and newly-established Skyline Conference program, The College at Old Westbury. NJCU had never topped the Cougars since the program began in Union in 2011, but then the Gothic Knights swept Kean in straight sets twice in a matter of 10 days last season — they'll look to keep that momentum going in 2023. As for the Panthers, they are not full-fledged Skyline men's volleyball members in 2023, so this will be non-conference, however Skyline implications begin in 2024.

Jersey City heads to the road for the first time the following weekend at the Arcadia University tournament in Glenside, Pa., on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11-12. NJCU faces Baruch College on Saturday, followed by matches against Eastern Mennonite University and Arcadia on Sunday. The squad is looking for its first win over the 12-time CUNYAC (City University of New York Athletic Conference) Champion Bearcats since 2007. This will be the the first meeting between Jersey City and the Royals since 2014, while the squad looks to get over the hump against the Knights after last season's five-set home defeat.

The Green and Gold continue road action with a tri-match in Madison, N.J., the following Saturday, Feb. 18, hosted by Drew University. NJCU first faces the second-year Rangers team, which Jersey City swept in last year's first-ever meeting, and then face off with King's College (Pa.) for just the second time ever, as the Monarchs started their program prior to the shortened 2020 campaign. Skyline play begins on Wednesday night, Feb. 22, in Bronxville, N.Y., as NJCU faces Sarah Lawrence College in search of their 15th win in 15 tries against the Gryphons. Then, a Skyline tri-match takes place on Sunday, March 5, in New York. The Gothic Knights face off with host Yeshiva University — NJCU has not lost in 24 all-time meetings with the Maccabees — as well as St. Joseph's University-Long Island. Jersey City has topped the Golden Eagles once in their eight all-time meetings, claiming the 2021 Skyline Championship. Overall, three of this series' last four matches has gone five sets, including last year's Skyline Championship match. St. Joe's ended 2022 ranked #12 in the Nation after falling to Stevens in the NCAA Quarterfinal round.

NJCU returns to the JMAC on Friday, March 10, for its second home tri-match of the season. Wentworth Institute of Technology and Misericordia University come to Jersey City that day. Wentworth ended 2022 ranked #5 by the AVCA after winning the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and advancing to the NCAA Semifinal Round — NJCU and the Leopards last met in the First Round of the 2021 NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Championship. Misericordia enters its sixth season of existence and Jersey City will face the Cougars for just the second time ever.

Home action continues the following day as NJAC and Skyline rival Ramapo College comes to town on Saturday, March 11. NJCU stopped a 27-match Roadrunner winning streak, which dated back to 2006, by besting Ramapo twice last season, both times in Jersey City, first in four sets in the regular-season and then via a three-set sweep in the Skyline Semifinals. One more home match happens at the JMAC on Tuesday night, March 14, as Yeshiva comes to town for another Skyline clash.

The Gothic Knights head out to Purchase, N.Y., on Saturday, March 18, for a conference tri-match against St. Joseph's University-Brooklyn and the hosting Panthers. NJCU has never lost to the Bears over seven all-time meetings and holds a 12-2 all-time advantage over Purchase, having won four straight dating back to 2018. Jersey City then heads up to Mahwah, N.J., on Tuesday night, March 21, for a Skyline meeting with Ramapo, followed by a Thursday night, March 23, trip up to Riverdale, N.Y., for a clash against Skyline foe the College of Mount Saint Vincent. The Gothic Knights are 15-7 all-time against the Dolphns and have won four straight dating back to 2019.

The squad returns to the JMAC next for its final home tri-match of the season on Saturday, March 25, this time against Skyline opponents Sarah Lawrence and Mount Saint Vincent. Purchase then comes to Jersey City on Tuesday night, March 28, followed by Senior Night on Thursday, March 30, against St. Joe's-L.I., at the JMAC. NJCU travels out to Brooklyn to face St. Joe's on Tuesday night, April 4, before concluding the regular-season against a to-be-determined opponent on Friday night, April 7, back at the JMAC.

The Skyline Semifinals are scheduled for Thursday, April 13, with the Championship set to take place on Saturday, April 15. The 2023 NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Championship is scheduled for April 21-30.

Fans can attend all NJCU men's volleyball home matches at the JMAC. All Gothic Knights home matches will also be streamed live on GothicVision, which can be found at www.NJCUGothicKnights.com/GothicVision or via the GothicVision app, available in both the iOS app store and on Android, as well as Roku.

To view the full 2023 Jersey City men's volleyball schedule, along with start times, location, live stats and broadcast information, please click here (or via the link at the top).

Riverdale cultivating community garden for 2023 as part of statewide grant effort

A community garden is coming to Riverdale in 2023, courtesy of an injection of cash from a statewide nonprofit.The $10,000 grant received this week from Sustainable Jersey and the PSEG Foundation will allow Riverdale to create the garden at the town's senior center for next spring, said Mayor Paul Carelli.Registration is expected to open this winter for residents who want to rent plots next year. Not all plots will be available as some will be reserved for the Riverdale Food Pantry, Carelli said."A se...

A community garden is coming to Riverdale in 2023, courtesy of an injection of cash from a statewide nonprofit.

The $10,000 grant received this week from Sustainable Jersey and the PSEG Foundation will allow Riverdale to create the garden at the town's senior center for next spring, said Mayor Paul Carelli.

Registration is expected to open this winter for residents who want to rent plots next year. Not all plots will be available as some will be reserved for the Riverdale Food Pantry, Carelli said.

"A select few will be tabletop ADA accessible beds for senior citizens and those with disabilities," he added.

A few beds have already been built by young residents Matthew Soto and Gina Oswald as scouting projects. The $10,000 will fund fencing, water infrastructure and an ADA-accessible entrance, Carelli said.

The $10,000 award is one of 35 distributed this year by Sustainable Jersey, a Lawrenceville-based nonprofit created to incentivize environmentally friendly projects and programs run by local governments and school districts. Since 2009, it has distributed roughly $500,000 per year.

This year, the nonprofit doled out grants in 15 of New Jersey's 23 counties. Thirteen received $10,000, 15 received $2,000 and seven communities received $20,000 grants.

Among them was New Milford, where local officials are seeking to partner with Bergen County Audubon Society and Hackensack Riverkeeper to create an environmental resource inventory for use "as a first step in informing and determining future projects," said Michael Putrino.

A popular planning tool in the region, the reports identify natural resources, contamination zones and existing infrastructure to help determine the viability for construction projects and environmental conservation efforts.

Other projects in New Jersey funded by this year's $300,0000 round of grant funding include an effort by Fair Lawn to upgrade its website and communications and Chester Township's desire to make a 7-acre field a "pollinator paradise." Statewide, efforts include a mobile farmers market; outdoor classrooms, and more.

The grants supported by the PSEG Foundation and evaluated by an independent committee help communities take meaningful steps to combat climate crisis, social equity and environmental pollution, said Randall Solomon, executive director for Sustainable Jersey.

“As we work to achieve a sustainable New Jersey, our organization understands how important it is to help municipalities and schools build on the progress they are making at the local level," he said.

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