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July 26, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ – As the nation continues to make its way through COVID-19 restrictions and businesses are slowly reopening under watchful eyes, township officials held a dedication ceremony for the Piscataway Community Center on Saturday, marking another step closer to being able to officially it ...

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Borough Steps Up Communication with Public on Real-Time Beach Updates BELMAR, NJ — During this summer of COVID-19, a day at the beach isn’t what it used to be in Belmar. Beach capacity limits and other coronavirus restrictions have put pressure on Belmar beachfront employees, lifeguards and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Jewish Community Center (JCC)’s Camp Yachad has been a staple for the kids and families it served, as well as the most important revenue producer for the organization. For several months, it looked as if the camp might be canceled, but as JCC director Mike Goldstein said, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County Republican Chairperson Lucille Panos has filed a complaint and a request for Immediate action against the County's Board of Elections.  In a letter to New Jersey's Secretary of State Tahesha Way, Panos expresses her concerns about the delay in processing ...

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TRENTON, NJ --- Gov. Phil Murphy today said he “is pleading for direct (financial) assistance” from the federal government during his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday, July 24. The governor said he is asking for more than $20 billion for Washington. “We will continue to push ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Hackensack School District is in the final stages of planning its reopening on September 3, Superintendent Robert Sanchez announced on the district website Wednesday.  Using the New Jersey Department of Education’s The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan, the district is ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Education was a main focus of Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 press conference in Trenton on Friday afternoon. Earlier,  he announced that parents who want their children to do online learning only would not be required to send their kids to school. “This is not going to be a normal ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Students attending Paramus' Pre-K through 12 school district will be welcomed back to their respective school in phases come the first day of school on September 3, Superintendent Sean Adams said. In following the New Jersey Department of Education’s “The Road Back” plan, phase ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Just hours after they were among the mourners at a funeral for one of four young Paterson men shot dead July 7, a group of activists- parents, clergy, business owners, and more- were out on Paterson’s streets again Thursday to help bring an end to the violence that has too long held ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - A rolling stone might not gather moss, but a flat roof with stationary stones can lead to moss-clogged drains. That's the story that was told at the Chatham Township Committee virtual meeting held Thursday evening about Tropical Storm Fay, which flooded the municipal building at 58 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In times of crisis, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, one subset of workers that often goes unmentioned are mortuary workers. Other medical professionals and essential workers have been lauded for their response to the ongoing pandemic and for their hard work in keeping ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Two people who were spotted in a stolen vehicle in Hackensack Wednesday afternoon were arrested following a police pursuit that continued into Paramus and ended with a chain-reaction crash in Fair Lawn that left one driver with life-threatening injuries. Just after 3 p.m. on July ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The government entity managing Westfield’s special improvement district has hired a consulting firm to help it draw businesses into the downtown. The board of Downtown Westfield Corporation on Wednesday hired retail planning and real estate consultancy firm MJB Consulting to help ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - An ordinance to dissolve the Nutley Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad was introduced during the Tuesday, July 21 Board of Commissioners public meeting. All commissioners were present however after ordinance introductions, Mayor/Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci left early ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID-19 press conference today, slammed U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who is supporting a bill that does not include additional funding for states, such as New Jersey, that have suffered serious economic hardships because of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID press briefing on Tuesday, July 22, Gov. Phil Murphy took the time to clarify Monday’s Exec Order on the resumption of contact drills and practices for high-risk sports and activities. “All contact activities can only be conducted outside,” the governor ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In a 5-0 vote, the Scotch Plains Township Council agreed to keep the Christopher Columbus monument in its place outside the Municipal Building on Park Avenue. Prior to the meeting, a large group of Italian American community leaders marched from the Italian American Club to ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - As a result of the recent tragic police encounters, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has undertaken the task of revising the Use of Force Policy here in the State of New Jersey. That policy has not been revised since June of 2000. In order to make the necessary and important ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — As of today, travelers coming into the Garden State from 31 states are advised to self-quarantine to cull the spread of COVID-19 with the pandemic intensifying across the country.  “It is critically important that all New Jerseyans remain committed to beating COVID-19 by remaining ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury resident Tyler Bartol became a Morris County Sheriff’s Officer this week, one of two recruits whose Basic Police Training Class was interrupted for 10 weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bartol, and fellow newcomer Michael Smith of Jefferson, were officially sworn-in to ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A Montville nurse tragically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic recently received a new roof thanks to a program through Morris Habitat for Humanity, Blue Nail Roofing and GAF Roofing. Called Roofs for Heroes, the program is designed to provide a roof, free of charge, for an ...

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY -- An "anti-feminist" attorney found dead in New York’s Catskills on Monday is believed to have been the shooter of Federal Judge Esther Salas’ husband and son in North Brunswick Sunday evening, according to multiple published reports. A package or envelope addressed to Judge ...

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In May, Ascena Retail Group had reported a sharp decline in earnings as a result of COVID-19. WESTFIELD, NJ — Ann Taylor’s store on East Broad Street is permanently closed. A sign seen posted on the door Monday thanked customers for shopping there. A call to the phone number listed for the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The resumption of contact sports practices and new state guidance for all-remote learning were announced by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy during his COVID-19 briefing Monday. Murphy said he signed an executive order today allowing for sports practices that require contact drills and ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Dan Anderl, a 2018 graduate of Saint Joseph High School and the son of Federal Judge Esther Salas was shot and killed at his family's home in North Brunswick on Sunday evening, according to multiple media reports. Anderl, 20, was a rising junior at Catholic ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Piscataway Chiefs baseball team would have liked to win more than one game over the course of the last three days in the Last Dance World Series, but the players soaked up the opportunity given to them after COVID-19 wiped out their normal spring season on the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Like many in the catering industry, 2020 started out with a full calendar of bookings for The Food Architects, a Piscataway based catering company that, for the past 15 years has been creating and serving gourmet meals for all sorts of occasions, from weddings and backyard ...

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NORTH JERSEY — Congressman Josh Gottheimer, the U.S. Representative of New Jersey's fifth congressional district, recalled his final encounter with John Lewis with fond nostalgia: a warm embrace.  Congressman Lewis, lauded civil rights leader and the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s fifth ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A roll-over accident near one of the township's public schools is prompting neighbors to call for traffic-calming measures. Residents of Harrison St. are calling for speed bumps or other measures to be put into place following a Saturday morning after a motor vehicle accident sent a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Although Roxbury teachers “long to return” to classrooms, many fear doing so this fall could be “tragic” due to the continuing spread of COVID-19, according to a survey conducted by their union. The Roxbury Education Association (REA) said 341 school district employees responded to ...

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