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Summer Love: NJ Lawmaker Calls for Valentine’s Day in August



    One New Jersey lawmaker is pushing for the "half" holiday to make up for the February holiday's low sales. (Published Thursday, May 29, 2014)

    New Jerseyans who found their Valentine's Day plans derailed by snow and bitter cold might get a second chance at love.

    Assemblyman John McKeon has introduced a resolution that would designate Aug. 14 as "Half St. Valentine's Day."

    The resolution calls on Gov. Chris Christie to issue a proclamation calling on citizens to celebrate the day with appropriate activities and events. And it encourages people to help local businesses who may have lost customers because of the weather.

    McKeon tells The Star-Ledger of Newark there's nothing wrong trying to help merchants get people in the door at a slow time of year.

    “It’s not… my crowning achievement in the legislature, but it’s hopefully something that will be simple and will be embraced by local chambers of commerce to try to help out local businesses,” McKeon told the paper.

    There were 2½ inches of snow in Newark and temperatures were below freezing on Valentine's Day.