A frosty blast ushers in the shore weekend, powered by gusty northwesterly winds. A freeze warning is in effect until 8 AM in Cape May, Atlantic, Salem, Cumberland, Union and several other counties.

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Veterans' Day ceremonies abound at the shore Saturday. Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno delivers the keynote at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel at 11 AM.

Subtract New Jersey's 32-cent gas tax hike, and prices at shore pumps are nearly even with those of a year ago. A gallon of regular averages $2.60 in Ocean and Monmouth, a penny more in Burlington. AAA Mid-Atlantic points to shrinking supplies, high demand and a jump in the price of crude.

Governor-elect Phil Murphy appoints his Lieutenant Governor-elect, Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, to head the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. The department carries the closest connections to municipal governments, and has been at the center of Superstorm Sandy recovery.

Empire Kosher Chicken recalls 10,000 pounds of products that might be contaminated by metal fragments. The products were distributed nationwide.

Woody's Roadside Tavern in Farmingdale imposes its own NFL blackout this Sunday, instead holding a day-long fundraiser for charities that support veterans.

Groping a sleeping woman he didn't know during a flight to Newark Liberty International will mean 30 to 90 days behind bars for a traveler from India. Vijaykumar Krishnappa pleaded guilty to an assault charge leveled by New Jersey investigators related to the July incident on a flight from Seattle.

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