Fourth of July celebrations draw large, mostly maskless crowds across South Jersey

Hundreds of New Jerseyans flocked to Fourth of July celebrations around the region Sunday, going maskless and worry-free for the first time in more than a year. In Hammonton, crowds of residents and visitors decked out in red, white and blue lined the streets for the fifth annual Independence Day Parade, sponsored by MainStreet Hammonton. Atlantic City was set to welcome more visitors than even before the pandemic, according to the Casino Association of New Jersey.