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.

Testing for Clinging Jellyfish
(Dr. Paul Bologna)

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.

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.

A convicted child predator from Toms River returns to prison for the death of his six-week-old daughter in 2013. Michael Rojas was ordered to serve a minimum of almost 13 years of a 15-year sentence. Rojas and his wife were initially charged, before investigators developed evidence that eliminated her as a suspect.

Your birthday will become your signal to renew your driver's license, under a bill enacted by Governor Christie today. The measure, which sailed through the legislature, addresses the Governor's pledge to reduce wait times at New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission offices.

Games, raffles, food trucks and a dunk tank - all part of the fun at Whiting Elementary School's first-ever Summerfest, Saturday from 10 AM until 2 PM. There's on-site parking for people with physical challenges, and there are also free shuttles to and from Whiting Firehouse.

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