BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - MAY 14: David Harbour attends Netflix's "Stranger Things" season 4 premiere at Netflix Brooklyn on May 14, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

If you’ve been following up with us you may know how New Jersey is slowly becoming the Hollywood of the east coast. Now, we have another example because a movie based off of real-life events is being filmed in New Jersey and what makes it perfect is that some people are comparing it to The Sopranos. 

From NJ.com we learned about the movie titled The Trashers based on the real-life events of a minor league hockey team and a real-life man who was connected to the Genovese crime family. Jimmy Galante gifted the Danbury Trashers to his son A.J. The team which was a part of the United Hockey League disbanded in 2006, however, over the years of its operation it was known to have some well-known players like the younger brother of NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky.  

What caused the team’s demise was the arrest and conviction of A.J’s father, Mr. Galante, on 72 counts of crimes such as tax evasion, wire fraud, and racketeering conspiracy. It was also found that Galante was making regular payments to the boss of the Genovese crime family, which for those who don’t know was one of the five major mafia families that ruled within the tri-state. The team and Galante family were part of a recent Netflix documentary titled ‘Untold: Crime & Penalties’ but now the movie that will be filmed somewhere in the Garden State will give us a clearer picture of the real events. Cooper Raiff director of the 2022 Cha Cha Real Smooth, is taking up the role of director with talented casts such as Stranger Things actor David Harbour and Elvis (2022) actress Olivia DeJonge. Alongside more standout actors such as Cooper Hoffman who will be playing A.J with Harbour as his father. 

The film will start production this fall with the release date to be announced, though check out the film’s IMDB page by Clicking Here. With 30WEST the production company behind films like, The Contractor (2022) and Screwball (2018) helping out, The Thrashers, has a lot of promise. 

It is crazy how New Jersey is being selected as the place to be for all things film, but be sure to stay updated with all forms of pop culture by signing up for our newsletter so you never miss a post by us here at Magic 98.3.  

New Jersey Hall Of Fame Announces 2022 Class Of Inductees

The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has officially announced its 2022 class of inductees showcasing a wide range of talent across the Garden State.

There are a total of 12 inductees in the five categories being honored for 2022. This year’s selections include a drummer, nurse, politician, comedian, and more.

New Jersey is never at a loss for heroes and role models for coming generations,” says Jon F. Hanson, chairman of the NJHOF in a press release. “We are honored to celebrate the lives and contributions of these notable New Jersey luminaries throughout the state, at our terminals and Parkway service areas, and next year at our Entertainment and Learning Center at American Dream.”

Although the 14th Annual Induction Ceremony will be virtual, it will be made widely available to the public with a date to be announced.

The NJHOF officials look forward to holding a live ceremony once again in 2023.

The New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2022 is:

  • Sports

  • Ron Jaworski (Vorhees)

    Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and National Football League (NFL) analyst.

  • Heather O'Reilly (East Brunswick)

    Professional soccer player and three-time Olympic medalist.

  • Enterprise

  • Ralph Izzo (Cranbury)

    Businessman and former nuclear physicist.

  • Dr. Roy Vagelos (Westfield)

    Physician and business executive.

  • The Unanue Family (Alpine, Ridgefield Park)

    Founder of Goya Foods.

  • Performing Arts

  • Chelsea Handler (Livingston)

    Award-winning comedian, television host, best-selling author and advocate.

  • Max Weinberg (Newark)

    Drummer and television personality.

  • Public Service

  • Governor Richard J. Hughes (Florence Township)

    Lawyer, politician, and judge.

  • Dorothea Dix (Trenton)

    Nurse and advocate for the mentally ill.

  • Arts & Letters

  • Margaret Bourke-White (Bound Brook)

    Photographer and documentary photographer.

  • Walter Dean Myers (Jersey City)

    Writer of children’s books and young adult literature.

  • The 12 inductees were chosen out of 50 nominees after a public vote. #NJHOF2022