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Taking out the skiff for a spin today? Watch the shallows. Northerly winds spur a small craft advisory until 6 PM, from Little Egg to Manasquan Inlets. There's an elevated risk of capsizing if long swells turn into breaking waves.

NJ Transit's summer schedule during Penn Station repairs leaves no commuters out of the pain zone, but doesn't unduly overload any one line. North Jersey Coast Line passengers have minimal timetable changes, but Hoboken-bound riders will have to switch trains in Newark and Secaucus. The schedule stays in effect July 10 through September 1.

Mary Lee the shark, returning to her familiar spots off the Jersey coast on her way north, is dangerous, yet entertaining. Clinging jellyfish, spotted in the Shrewsbury River, are dangerous, and not entertaining at all. Their stings can cause muscle pain and weakness, and in extreme cases, kidney failure. They also found space in the waters off Manasquan in 2016.

Do you know someone with a sudden close friendship that obliterates family relations? It might be a case of predatory alienation. The New Jersey Department of Children and Families has begun a six-month study to determine the extend of the syndrome in the Garden State, with a report to follow for the state Legislature. The law that Governor Christie signed last month to start the process was pushed through, largely, through the efforts of New Jersey Safe & Sound.

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