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Biggest tax relief program in NJ history? What we know so far

It is becoming increasingly clear that some form of tax relief will be included in the next state budget, but few details have emerged on a plan to do so. This includes how much, in what form, for whom and what income requirements would be included. On Wednesday, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Woodbridge) said he […]

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Areas of NJ near Joint Base will soon be noisy

For those of us who live within earshot of Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, some days are noisier than others. Some of those noisy days (and nights) are coming in the next few weeks. The Base publishes “noise calendars” to notify nearby residents (and you don’t have to be nearby to hear the noise) when […]

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Teenager dies after being shot in the head in Paterson, NJ

Five people were shot dead on a street in Paterson on Wednesday night, including a 15-year-old girl who was shot in the head on Thursday night. Shots were fired around 10:20 p.m. in the Madison Street and Essex Street area in the Sandy Hill section of Paterson, according to Passaic County District Attorney Camelia M. […]

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Avon revisits the retail marijuana offering in town

At its meeting on Tuesday, May 10, Avon City Council will discuss the possibility of bringing two tax issues to voters in November.City of Avon/Courtesy Photo In 2014, following the legalization of marijuana across the state, Avon passed an ordinance banning marijuana businesses in town. However, last fall, members of the City Council‘s Planning and […]

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NJ homebuyers unfazed by market downturn, hesitant to compromise

The Federal Reserve’s half-point interest rate hike announced last week was aimed at curbing inflation, but could impact a post-pandemic winning streak for the U.S. housing market. Prior to the Fed’s decision, Bank of America surveyed current owners and potential buyers about their attitudes and preferences. It may already feel like the housing market is […]

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How bag companies can/will benefit from Jersey’s bag ban

Well, here we are, the New Jersey bag ban has begun and you won’t get one of those evil single-use plastic bags when you leave your local grocery store or convenience store anymore. But rest assured, somewhere a bird or a turtle lives another day because of it. You know who else is going to […]

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Cleanup of historic site improves Fort Edward’s view of Windsor, Nova Scotia and the Avon River

WINDSOR, NS — Taking a walk along the trail around Fort Edward National Historic Site in Windsor looks a little different these days. Earlier this year, Parks Canada employees cleared overgrown brush on parts of the hill as well as old green space surrounding the property, giving visitors a better view of the Avon River. […]

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New law wins early release for NJ inmate with MS who murdered her husband

BUTLER — A bedridden woman convicted of murdering her husband in “cold blood” has won an appeal for early release decades earlier than expected thanks to a relatively new law. Although the court documents do not include the name of the detainee, the details included point to Amalia Mirasola. An all-women jury convicted Mirasola of […]

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NJ makes unemployment process mobile-friendly, in ‘plain language’

TRENTON – Still reviewing unemployment claims filed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced what it calls “the first of many improvements” to streamline the filing process. Updating the online application – allowing workers to easily apply from a mobile phone – as well as improving […]

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Trenton, NJ firefighter injured after shooting at fire station

TRENTON — A firefighter scratched his arm by a stray bullet while training at a fire station gymnasium believes his deceased older brother was watching over him and saved him from a more serious injury. Kevin Soto was using the elliptical on the second floor on Tuesday night when he heard what sounded like fireworks […]

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New Jersey needs help – Spadea has a plan

Earlier this week, I met a young man who dedicated his time to fighting for our rights and our country. His name is Shawn Farash and he’s from Long Island. His acting career as a Trump impersonator began by accident while bowling with friends. It is called “Captain Deplorable 45”. He leads a group called […]

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Public Hearings Scheduled for Proposed Eagle River Valley Regional Transportation Authority

A regional effort to maintain, improve and expand ECO Transit is underway and is now seeking public comment on its draft intergovernmental agreement.Dominique Taylor / Vail Daily Archive The effort to establish a new regional transportation authority in the Eagle River Valley has been underway since 2020. And now local municipalities are beginning to solicit […]

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GOP senators blast NJ AG for memo on police using weed off duty

TRENTON — Twelve Republican state senators have written to Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin expressing concern that state law and guidance allows off-duty police officers to use marijuana recreationally. The sale of marijuana to any adult is now legal at 13 New Jersey dispensaries. Ahead of the expansion of legal cannabis on Thursday, Platkin said […]

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Do you hate reusable bags? Try these hysterics for the NJ bag ban

I finally began to prepare for the inevitable. No, not death or taxes. I’m talking about New Jersey’s ban on single-use plastic bags that begins May 4. I finally bought three reusable bags when I was at Aldi the other night. Of course, their name is on the bright green bag so I pay for […]

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2 Gloucester officers injured while arresting NJ man, cops say

GLOUCESTER — A pair of officers were injured trying to arrest a disorderly man after he threw a bottle at a passing car, police say. Robert Allen, 36, faces two counts, including obstruction of justice and resisting arrest. Allen was released after his arrest with a pending court date “in accordance with NJ bail reform,” […]

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Enjoy free admission to New Jersey’s National Parks

US national parks, including those in New Jersey, are waiving admission fees this Saturday (4/16) to celebrate the first day of National Parks Week. National Parks Week runs from April 16-24, and Americans are encouraged to visit a national park and share their experiences on social media at #NationalParkWeek and #sParkDiscovery. Each day of the […]

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Aging and moving out of NJ

If you’re in your pre-retirement years and thinking about moving out of New Jersey, you’ve got plenty of company. AARP has come out with a new survey that further underscores that New Jersey is a less than desirable place to retire due to the crippling cost of living and the highest property taxes in the […]

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New Jersey man gets 375 years in ‘cruel’ murders of woman and 2 children in Newark

NEWARK — A man has been sentenced to 375 years in prison for the 2016 murder of three people, including two children, in New Jersey’s largest city that authorities say apparently stemmed from his anger over a Facebook post . Essex County jurors deliberated for less than two hours last month before convicting Jeremy Arrington, […]

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Drunk driver charged slams car into house in Morganville, NJ

MARLBORO — A woman, who police say was drunk, was arrested after her car crashed into a house early Friday morning. Just before 2 a.m., police received a 911 call from the owners of Windflower Court in the city’s Morganville neighborhood. A vehicle crashed into their home, causing extensive damage. When officers arrived, they found […]

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Jackson, NJ, school board official charged with cyber-harassment

JACKSON — The vice president of the Board of Education has been charged with cyberstalking and accused of sending images of an individual’s “private parts” without their permission. Monmouth County Grand Jury Indictment Charges Tara Rivera With Fourth-Degree Cyber ​​Harassment Allegations She Sent Photos Of Individual Identified Only By Initials JD To Another Individual Identified […]

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The CDC may recommend a 3rd booster. Is it necessary?

Amid growing skepticism in the scientific community about the need for repeated boosters of the COVID-19 vaccine, the head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is already talking about recommending a third booster in the fall. In an interview with NJ.com, Dr. Rochelle Walensky urged 50-year-olds and people with underlying health conditions […]

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First lawsuits filed for tainted milk in Camden, NJ, schools

The first lawsuits were filed against a Connecticut dairy for allowing tainted milk to be served to young children in the Camden School District last Wednesday. Milk from the Guida-Seibert Dairy was contaminated with disinfectant and sickened up to 30 children who attended early childhood development centers at Yorkship Family School and Veterans Memorial Family […]

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2 dead in fire accident with stolen car in Newark, NJ

NEWARK – Two people were killed when their car was struck by a stolen car which caught fire after the impact early Thursday morning. The stolen Dodge Charger hit an Acura at the intersection of West Runyon and Elizabeth Avenue in Newark around 4:35 a.m. The impact killed Felix Valdez, 47, of Islip, New York, […]

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NJ man wanted for using stolen maps after crashing stolen Jeep

An Essex County man found in a stolen Jeep last week is currently wanted for using stolen credit cards. Elijah Harden, 31, of East Orange, has previously been charged with receiving stolen property and resisting arrest and has been released on his own recognizance, pending court appearance. The Jeep was reported stolen from someone’s driveway […]

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Avon Commissioners Zoom meeting disrupted by hackers – Star News Group

AVON-EN-MER — Borough officials postponed a meeting with Commissioner Avon that started at 5pm on Monday but ended abruptly due to a hacking incident. Several hackers entered the Zoom meeting ten minutes into it as officials conducted the workshop session. Borough Administrator Kerry McGuigan disconnected the meeting as pirates were shouting obscenities and posting obscene […]

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Aspiring detective set to join Avondale Borough Council in historic appointment – ​​Daily Local

AVONDALE — History is made in the borough. On March 15, Avondale Borough Council nominated Fernando Tena-Diaz to fill a vacant seat on the elected body. Tena-Diaz will soon become the first Hispanic American to represent Avondale on the borough council. Tena-Diaz is sworn in at 7 p.m. on April 5 at Borough Hall, 110 […]

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Develop or preserve: land next to Fort Edward National Historic Site debated by West Hants council after archaeological report

WINDSOR, NS — Looks like West Hants councilors will be taking a field trip soon to better understand the view plans for Fort Edward National Historic Site. A special council meeting was held on March 16 to discuss the recently released Phase 1 archaeological report, along with other background information, regarding municipally owned land adjacent […]

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Dysfunction in Trenton, NJ – but officials say no to state aid

TRENTON — The government in New Jersey’s capital is in turmoil, but local officials say they aren’t ready for state intervention. City Council and Mayor Reed Gusciora agree that the political solution has reached “a crisis level.” Amid the chaos, the City Council led by Speaker Kathy McBride has suspended meetings until April. Their last […]

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The Outer Banks Voice – Large Item Pickup Dates for Unincorporated Dare County

The Dare County Department of Public Works will hold a bulky item pickup for unincorporated areas of Dare County on Monday, April 4, 2022. Citizens are asked to pay close attention to the guidelines in this video which outline which specific types of items will be accepted at the next bulky item pickup. Residents who […]

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Fort Edward is an important “piece of the puzzle” for Acadian history in Nova Scotia

WINDSOR, NS — Buried beneath the oldest wooden blockhouse in North America are the ruins of a church that was destroyed to make way for a military encampment. Dating back to the 1700s, Fort Edward National Historic Site in Windsor is well known for its role in various war-related historical events and its participation in […]

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‘Blizzard season’ over for NJ: warming, mostly dry

The essential After a weekend marked by wintry, cold and windy weather, there is much brighter and warmer news to come in the New Jersey weather forecast. I am completely confident of the assertion I make in the title of this post. Climatologically, it becomes very difficult for “heavy snow” to fall and accumulate after […]

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Who owns this wedding ring found in a dumpster in Wayne, NJ?

Usually when you hear a story about a missing wedding ring and a dumpster, it’s the owner looking for the lost ring. In Wayne they have the ring – they just don’t know who owns it. According to NorthJersey.com, an unidentified man came to Wayne’s Public Works Department and said he had mistakenly thrown away […]

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NJ native participates in naval exercises in the Arctic Ocean

It looks like a really cool job! A Montgomery, New Jersey native serves with the Strike Group Oceanography Team supporting Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2022 in the Arctic Ocean. Talk about discovering the world. ICEX 2022 is a three-week exercise designed to research, test and evaluate operational capabilities in the Arctic region. Petty Officer 1st Class […]

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Most Expensive Homes Sold in 2021 New Jersey Real Estate

The real estate market continues to be off the charts! Homes are selling in record time, and many New Jersey homes are being sold above asking price and sometimes, for cash. Crazy…i know… With the real estate market being so hot and heavy, it’s no surprise that some of the homes sold were worth… uh… […]

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NJ COVID public health emergency ends Monday, says Murphy

TRENTON — With a statewide school mask mandate he called “the last major mitigation we had in place” set to expire on Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday that the emergency of public health COVID-19 that he had declared for New Jersey would also end on March 7. In a procedural move to allow his […]

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NJ Loves “Transit Villages” – But What Exactly Are They?

An initiative started more than 20 years ago to promote the idea of ​​smart growth and walkable downtowns is gaining popularity in the Garden State. The Transit Village program, overseen by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, aims to reduce traffic congestion while increasing transit ridership by improving areas around transit stations that are pedestrian-friendly. […]

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The Garden State Film Festival returns for the 20th year to Asbury Park

The Garden State Film Festival returns for its 20th year and, for the second year, Cranford will host screenings. While the majority of screenings and events take place in Asbury Park, the Cranford Theater will screen a few short films as well as two feature films including films shot in New Jersey. The two dates […]

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Dare County News | Dare County, North Carolina

The Dare County Department of Public Works has announced that large item pickup for unincorporated areas of Dare County will take place on Monday, April 4, 2022. Due to a staff shortage at Dare County Public Works, large item pickup will be done by a private contractor, Southern Disaster Recovery, and there will be one […]

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Council chairman questions Bradley Beach municipal model

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Dansville Residents’ Vote Opens Door to Cannabis Sales | Local News

DANSVILLE — Business owner Steve Litteer has been a longtime advocate for cannabis and the state’s Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act. He shared his love for CBD, or cannabidiol, and hemp when opening 4Fathers Organics, and now hopes to become a cannabis dispensary after residents of the village of Dansville voted in favor of MRTA. […]

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DREAMS OF A SCRIBE: The Catastrophe of the Apostrophe

Content of the article I started teaching high school English 41 years ago in northern Ontario in a town called Chapleau, where I moved here in 1984, where I continued to reveal the wonders of the language English, Dickens and Shakespeare to incredible groups of pupils, most of whom were never too sure of the […]

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Are New Jersey unemployment offices open or closed?

As the pandemic appears to be winding down, a growing number of New Jersey residents are asking when the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s one-stop career centers will be reopening to respond in person to unemployment insurance issues. According to Labor Commissioner Rob Asaro-Angelo, the question is somewhat misguided as there seems to […]

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Cranbury reporter charged with murder at Rt. 130 dead the wrong way

CRANBURY – The 36-year-old woman charged with murder after the wrong-headed death of a 95-year-old man on Route 130 is a community journalist in Middlesex County. Lisa Pollitt, of Cranbury, works for New Brunswick Today, which describes itself as a “community news organization that produces a website, social media curation and bilingual print monthly newspaper.” […]

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Cranbury woman charged with murder on Route 130 the wrong way

A Cranbury woman is charged with murder after authorities say she intentionally drove into oncoming traffic along Highway 130, killing a 95-year-old Monroe woman. Lisa Pollitt, 36, was arrested and initially charged with aggravated assault and obstruction following the crash last week, according to Middlesex County District Attorney Yolanda Ciccone. Pollitt’s car struck a northbound […]

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Vote to Decide the Fate of Marijuana Retail Sales and Consumption in the Village of Dansville | Featured story

DANSVILLE – A referendum on February 15 will determine whether residents of the Village of Dansville want to continue to opt out of establishing and licensing retail cannabis dispensaries and on-site cannabis consumption in the Village. Voting is scheduled for noon to 9 p.m. on February 15 at North Dansville City Hall, 14 Clara Barton […]

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Speeding tickets in Allentown, New Jersey now require a court appearance

If you get a speeding ticket while driving through Allentown, be warned: you’ll be back. The village at the west end of Monmouth County is often used as a shortcut to Route 195 by trucks and cars that do not obey posted speed limits of 25 and 30 mph. The tired borough council has set […]

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Another major New Jersey pharmacy set to close in weeks

The tough business climate for small and large stores continues to wreak havoc in the Garden State. In recent weeks, Bed Bath & Beyond announced the closure of a store in Edgewater, Bergen County. Acme has just closed a store in Middlesex County. Stop & Shop has closed two of its supermarkets. CVS has closed […]

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Nurse Wanted in Hackensack Fire, NJ Hospital Found Dead

A 31-year-old contract nurse accused of attacking and seriously burning a colleague in a Hackensack University Medical Center rest room has been found dead in Camden County. Nicholas Pagano, from West Deptford, left after the assault at around 5am on Monday. Police said he set fire to a 54-year-old woman and hit her with a […]

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Worker burned in attack in recovery room at Hackensack, NJ hospital

HACKENSACK – A hospital worker was attacked in a rest room at Hackensack University Medical Center, suffering burns and a severe cut before the attacker left early Monday. The break room assault around 5 a.m. involved a contract nurse, also known as a traveling nurse, setting fire to a woman, as first reported by CBS […]

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Rutgers Pandemic Tuition Settlement Gives Students $63 Each

NEW BRUNSWICK – Rutgers University has settled a lawsuit brought by a parent who objected to payment of full tuition and fees for on-campus in-person learning during the spring 2020 semester, when all courses have been delivered online. The university was forced to close most in-person classes at the start of the pandemic in March […]

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Avon Historical Society Opens Post Office Timeline Display

The Historical Society has created a timeline of the history of the Avon Post Office, which will be on display through March. COURTESY OF HISTORIC AVON SOCIETY AVON-BY-THE-SEA – The Avon Historical Society announced at a recent meeting that a new exhibit is now open February through March at the Avon Post Office. The exhibit, […]

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New hope to limit Murphy’s pandemic powers

The power struggle between Governor Phil Murphy and the state legislature over how best to handle the COVID response could be coming to a head. In recent days, there appears to be some push to limit Murphy’s broad pandemic powers beyond the Republican opposition and in a bipartisan way. Democrats have expressed frustration at being […]

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Cape May detective misprobed relative’s accident, says NJ AG

MEDIUM TWP. — A suspended detective with the Cape May County District Attorney’s Office has been charged with initiating and conducting what amounted to an unauthorized investigation into a relative’s car accident in a store parking lot. Neither a statement from the New Jersey Attorney General’s office on Monday nor the text of the indictment […]

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Bayville, NJ snow ‘winning’ New Jersey’s first blizzard of 2022

The Bayville section of Berkeley Township in Ocean County saw 21 inches of snow dumped on residents’ yards, patios and walkways amid the weekend blizzard that ripped through New Jersey, affecting every county with at least a taste of winter. Earlier Saturday, another Bayville resident shared the blizzard conditions on Twitter, ahead of the final […]

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Province Announces $4.3 Million for Listowel Eastdale Elementary School Expansion

LISTOWEL – Plans have been announced by the province to expand Listowel Eastdale Public School. Last Wednesday, Perth-Wellington MLA Randy Pettapiece announced the school would receive $4.3 million to build an additional 98 new student spaces and 49 new child care spaces. Pettapiece also announced $1.1 million for Milverton Public School to build 39 additional […]

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NJ deer tested positive for COVID. What does it mean?

At least two wild deer have tested positive for COVID-19. The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife sampled deer meat in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. The two positive cases were from deer harvested from Atlantic and Cumberland counties. Deer have also tested positive in six other states – Illinois, Iowa, […]

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New Jersey kid hoards $1,700 on mom’s phone

A New Jersey family learned the hard way to put passcodes on their phones after their 22-month-old racked up $1,700 worth of online orders on mom’s phone. The Kumar family had just moved into a new home and, according to News 12 New Jersey, the mother, Madhu, was browsing Walmart furniture on her phone and […]

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Need a test? New Mega COVID Testing Center Opens in New Jersey

Even though the number of new omicron cases continues to decline, tens of thousands of New Jersey residents are still seeking to get tested for COVID every day. A new federal testing facility has just opened in Galloway, at a University of Stockton residence hall less than a mile from the main campus, which will […]

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Ocean City, NJ, 83-year-old man killed by rear view mirror

OCEAN CITY — An 83-year-old man was struck and killed by the side mirror of a passing car whose driver had a suspended license as he exited between two parked cars. John Francis Wilson Jr. was not on a crosswalk on Asbury Avenue when he was struck by the side mirror of the 2013 Ford […]

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Is the Republican red wave about to hit blue NJ? (Opinion)

My friend Rik Mehta is ready to fight for small businesses across the Garden State as he pursues a seat in the United States House of Representatives. He knows firsthand how businesses have been impacted by shutdowns over decades of bad policies, high taxes and overregulation. Rik Mehta (via Rik Mehta for New Jersey/Facebook)Rik Mehta […]

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Return to New Jersey Restaurant

Given that New Jersey is the unofficial restaurant capital of the world, it’s no surprise that a show with “Diners” in the title would want to shoot here. But for Edison’s Skylark Diner, it’s a repeat of “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.” The iconic Food Network show will be filmed there this week following a visit […]

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First Lady Jill Biden returns to New Jersey on January 20, 2022

First Lady Jill Biden will make her third trip to New Jersey on Thursday. InsiderNJ.com reports that Biden will travel to Bergen County College in Paramus to make an announcement with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona. Students and staff from several college offices were made aware of the visit. The subject of the announcement was not […]

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These NJ Towns Shouted “Chicken” With Live Roost Bans

A town in Bergen County is the latest in the state to consider a ban on roosters due to noise complaints, according to a report. The Fair Lawn Borough Council is considering regulating male chickens as pets, NorthJersey.com reported while quoting councilor Gail Rottenstrich, who said there had been some concerns about the noise they […]

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NJ family say it’s time to bring Dulce home

Will 2022 finally bring answers about a missing South Jersey girl? September will mark three years since Dulce Maria Alavez disappeared from a park in Bridgeton. A family spokeswoman says it’s time to bring Dulce home. It is now hoped that a fresh look can identify new leads or find a clue that investigators have […]

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North Arlington, NJ dad charged with murder of 2-month-old daughter

NORTH ARLINGTON — A 27-year-old borough man has been charged with murder, stemming from the death of his newborn daughter from injuries sustained last month, Bergen County District Attorney Mark Musella announced. North Arlington police received a 911 call on Dec. 23 around 6:30 p.m. from a resident of 505 Schuyler Ave. who said their […]

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Sarah Smith Hymes and Tamra Underwood seek reimbursement of Avon recall costs

The bid to recall Avon Mayor Sarah Smith Hymes and council member Tamra Underwood was rejected by more than 70% of voters in the November election.Vail Daily File Following the failed recall of Avon Mayor Sarah Smith Hymes and council member Tamra Underwood in the November election, the two are now seeking reimbursement for expenses […]

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NJ mom says JetBlue scolded toddler with special needs over mask

A New Jersey mum says a JetBlue crew humiliated her as she struggled to get her child with special needs to wear a mask. East Orange’s Jennifer Minsky says her two-year-old son, Ezra, is on the autism spectrum, but wears a mask to school every day. However, Ezra refused to put on his mask when […]

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How to Help the Family of an NJ Police Officer Killed in an Accident

NORTH BERGEN — Police officers and community members have donated thousands of dollars to a funeral fund for a township police officer who died in a weekend accident on his way to work. As of Monday afternoon, more than $31,000 had been raised to help the family of North Bergen police officer Julio Noriega rest […]

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After test to enter politics, NJ Assembly Speaker has COVID-19

TRENTON — Two days after this week announcing a rigorous testing protocol for access to the state Assembly chamber, Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin announced that he had been tested positive for COVID-19. Anyone attending Monday’s voting session as well as a reorganization meeting on Tuesday is required to produce a negative COVID test, regardless […]

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Hamilton man charged with raping and robbing 19-year-old at gunpoint

A 36-year-old Mercer County man is charged with raping and robbing a 19-year-old at gunpoint from a Morris County hotel on Christmas Eve. Earl L. Kelly of Hamilton Township was arrested by police in Edison on Friday, Morris County District Attorney Robert Carroll announced Sunday. He was charged with four counts of first-degree aggravated sexual […]

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These 34 NJ libraries share $37 million for upgrades

Dozens of libraries across New Jersey are in line to receive another round of funding that was approved by voters four years ago. Governor Phil Murphy’s office announced the second round of funding for the Library Construction Bond Act on Thursday, which will allocate $37 million of the $125 million approved total for technology updates, […]