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New Bill Would Make Salt Water Taffy NJ's State Candy

A New Jersey Assembly committee approved a bill today that would make salt water taffy the state candy.

It may be a surprise to you that salt water taffy doesn't actually contain any salt water. Legend has it, the candy received its name by accident. A young candy merchant opened a taffy stand on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in the 1880s, just steps above sea level. One night, a generous tide soaked his stand and his candy.

NY Senator Schumer Advocates For Jackie Robinson's House

Senator Chuck Schumer is lending his support to a push to make baseball legend Jackie Robinson's home in East Flatbush Brooklyn a city landmark.

5224 Tilden Avenue has been a national landmark for over 40 years, but that only affords the house a plaque and no protection against alteration or demolition. That's why Senator Schumer says it's time for the New York City Landmarks Commission to recognize Jackie Robinson's home as a city landmark as well.

Bronx Arts Academy Helps Kids Fulfill Their Dreams

The Academy says every kid who graduated the program went on to college with a scholarship.

A lot of kids spend their weekends hanging out with friends or watching television, but not the young folks at the Fred Dolan Arts Academy in the Bronx.  They’re preparing for their futures in a program founded by a native Bronxite who simply wanted to give kids an opportunity for a better life.