Reading While Eating for Apr. 3: New Jersey Edition

Today's must-reads for your lunch break feature Garden State scandals and Garden State singers.

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Coach Abuse: Rutgers University fired its men’s basketball coach Mike Rice today after ESPN aired a video showing him verbally and physically abusing players. ( Check out the high-profile reactions that catalyzed the dismissal. (

Tan Ban: This week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill that would prohibit children from using tanning beds after a woman made headlines for allegedly tanning with her five-year-old daughter. (Reuters via Yahoo News)

Under the Boardwalk: Check out this artist’s “ghostly” photos of a Jersey Shore boardwalk. (Flavorwire)

Land of Hope and Dreams: Move over, Christie. This toddler is gunning for your job. Watch his tearful backseat confessional. (BuzzFeed)

Jersey Boys: Remember when Bon Jovi died on Twitter? That was scary. (The Daily What)

Who Says You Can’t Go Home? Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones showed viewers his hometown Bayonne, N.J., in a 2010 spoof of Sarah Palin’s Alaska on TLC. (Vimeo)