Residents across NJ do their best to keep cool

Record-breaking temperatures in Newark today also brought a record-breaking number of patrons to pools.

Official temperature readings measured Newark's temperature at 103 degrees, and unofficial reports said the temperature was up to 107.

The previous record was set in 1999 at 102 degrees. More than 600 kids did their best to cool off at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center's pool. Other residents opted to take a siesta in the shade. Many of Newark's seniors took advantage of the city's cooling centers and numerous ice cream trucks in the Brick City had visible lines. Heat advisories have been issued through Wednesday because of the dangerous temperatures.

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