The Wharton State Forest fire in Burlington County was just one of the News stories that made headlines this week in Ocean County, Monmouth County, and New Jersey.

It was a week where we saw heartache, heartbreak, and the celebration of a heart transplant.

We saw in two separate cases two more tragic reminders about the dangers of drugs including Marijuana as well as Alcohol can have on the mind and body and significantly impact the ability to operate a motor vehicle and a boat.

As a result of those two cases alone, three people are dead because of the actions of the driver being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

We saw a man get charged for abusing little dogs and saw a rare Siberian Tiger give birth to five cubs this week.

There was heartbreak at the loss of a beloved football giant who passed away this week and there is a Manalapan man who is alive today thanks to a heart he received last year.

Here are the stories that made significant impacts to our lives in Ocean County, Monmouth County, and New Jersey this week.

Here are the stories that made the most News headlines at the Jersey Shore and New Jersey

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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