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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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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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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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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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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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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, […]