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DECEMBER 3, 2018


25% Coupon - Which retired New Jersey Devils hockey hall of famer is the NHL’s all-time leader in wins by a goalie?


Answer: Martin Brodeur holds that mark with 691 regular season wins, 205 more in the playoffs, and a record 125 shutouts.


50% Coupon - On what date did Local Talk become a weekly publication?


Answer: On February 22, 2002, the then-monthly newspaper started coming out every week.


NOVEMBER 26, 2018


25% Coupon - Which Orange, NJ native sacked Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the closing moments of Super Bowl XLII?


Answer: Jay Alford, who played for the Orange High Tornadoes and Penn State, introduced Brady to the turf moments before the New York Giants won the championship.


50% Coupon - Which WWE Superstar won the Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 22?


Answer: Mickie James defeated Trish Stratus for the first of 5 reigns with that title, plus one as Divas Champion.


NOVEMBER 19, 2018


25% Coupon - What was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Newark formerly known as?


Answer: High Street.


50% Coupon - Which Orange, NJ native twice played for the Utah Jazz during his 11 year career?


Answer: John Crotty was John Stockton’s backup for several years, with two tours of duty in Utah.


NOVEMBER 12, 2018


25% Coupon - What is the area size of the City of Orange Township?


Answer: Orange is 2.2 square miles (Approximately. We can’t exactly go around with a ruler measuring it to the hundredth inch).


50% Coupon - How many points were scored in the highest scoring game in NFL history?


Answer: On November 27, 1966, Washington beat the New York Giants 72-41 in a game that tallied 113 points.


NOVEMBER 5, 2018


25% Coupon - Who is the current Essex County Clerk?


Answer: This was an easy one. Chris Durkin.


50% Coupon - Which Newark native was drafted with the 7th pick of the 2006 NBA Draft?


Answer: Newark’s own Randy Foye was drafted by the Boston Celtics, but then traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Brick City baller was named to the 2006-2007 All-Rookie team and has logged over 10 years in the NBA.


OCTOBER 29, 2018


25% Coupon - Who replaced Mamie Bridgeforth as Newark’s West Ward Councilperson in 2006?


Answer: Ron C. Rice, son of previous West Ward councilman turned State Senator Ron L. Rice was a part of a clean sweep by Mayor Cory Booker and his council slate.


50% Coupon - Who was the last NBA player to score 70 points in a game?


Answer: On March 24, 2017, Devin Booker racked up 70 for the Phoenix Suns in a 130-120 loss at the Boston Celtics. 


OCTOBER 22, 2018


25% Coupon - The neighborhood known as Essex County, NJ Vailsburg is in what city and which ward?


Answer: Vailsburg is in Newark’s West Ward.


50% Coupon - Who was the first African American quarterback to start at that position for the New York Giants?


Answer: In a lost 2017 season, Geno Smith started at QB for one game against the Oakland Raiders, breaking Eli Manning’s streak of well over 200 consecutive starts under center.


OCTOBER 15, 2018


25% Coupon - In 2004, which iconic landmark on the corner of South Orange Avenue and Grove Street in Newark was torn down?


Answer: The Pabst Brewery and its Pabst Blue Ribbon bottle once stood at that location.


50% Coupon - What movie was the first to make $2 billion at the worldwide box office?


Answer: Titanic (1997) was the first to reach the mark. The other three movies to date in the $2 billion club are Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), and Avatar (2009), which is currently the highest grossing film of all time.


OCTOBER 8, 2018


25% Coupon - Which park in Orange, New Jersey is named for a Baseball Hall of Famer?


Answer: Monte Irvin, elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, had the former Orange Park named in his honor.


50% Coupon - Which movie character was the first to say this: “You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?”


Answer: The Joker, played so brilliantly by New Jersey native Jack Nicholson, uttered the chilling question in the 1989 “Batman” movie directed by Tim Burton. 


OCTOBER 1, 2018


25% Coupon - Which Essex County, New Jersey native who the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2012?


Answer: Millburn’s own Anne Hathaway won for her portrayal of Fantine in the screen adaptation of “Les Misérables” 


50% Coupon - In a nine-inning baseball game, if a pitcher were to procure a perfect game by way of striking out every batter faced on the minimum number of pitches needed, how many pitches would that pitcher need to throw? 


Answer: 81 pitches are needed. The pitcher needs three strikes to strike out a batter. There are three outs in each inning. That equates to nine pitches at minimum. There are nine innings. (So, 3 x 3 = 9. Then, 9 x 9 = 81).


SEPTEMBER 24, 2018


20% Coupon - What is the birth name of Newark native and rap artist Redman?


Answer: Reginald “Reggie” Noble


50% Coupon - Which 2018 City of Newark council candidate played basketball for both the University High School girls team and Rutgers-Newark women's team?


Answer: Shakima K. Thomas


SEPTEMBER 17, 2018


10% Coupon: Thanks to a recent win at the Creative Emmys, who became the first African American male to achieve EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner status? 


Answer: John Legend in 2018


20% Coupon: Who was the last Essex County (NJ) Executive before Joseph DiVincenzo? 


Answer: James Treffinger, who served 1995-2003


50% Coupon: Who was the most recent quarterback drafted by the New York Giants to win a Super Bowl with the team?


Answer: Jeff Hostetler (West Virginia, 1984). Many people thought it was Eli Manning. However, Manning was drafted 1st overall in 2004 by the San Diego Chargers and traded for Philip Rivers, whom the Giants drafted with the 4th pick. Also, while Phil Simms was drafted by the team and won championship gold, that was in 1979. Therefore, Hostetler is the most recent.