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March 9, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — As Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency Monday over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Camden Freeholders announced that nearly a dozen senior events in March will be canceled to mitigate the threat for those “particularly susceptible” to the disease. As of Monday evening, ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Clark residents, Lenny and Dawn Grieco, were the winners of the Fay Mathewson Volunteer Award at the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association Conference in Atlantic City on February 25.  According to the NJRPA, the award is given to acknowledge and recognize individuals that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers has launched a website to keep students, faculty and administration informed about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. University President Robert Barchi announced the launch of the site, which contains details about students studying abroad, tips for prevention and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Nationwide, the Bald Eagle symbolizes America's strength, resolve and courage, and more recently, survival and resiliency. Beset by insecticides, high wire electrocutions and illegal hunting, the survival of the Bald Eagle was precarious at best when In 1973, Congress passed ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — The vice president of Macy’s northeast development partner, Massachusetts-based Lisciotti Development, presented two conceptual plans to the Paramus Planning Board on March 5 to garner preliminary feedback on the development of either a fitness club, or a restaurant and gas station ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – Mother nature had the luck of the Irish on her side as beautiful blue skies provided the perfect backdrop for the 42nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 7 in Nutley. With temperatures at 43 degrees in the early afternoon at parade kickoff, the sunny skies provided ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A Catholic high school teacher and volleyball coach engaged in sexual acts with two underage students over the course of about five years, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's office. The man, Carlos Franco-Leon, 42, of Rockaway Township, engaged in the illegal behavior ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Both Chatham Township Mayor Michael Kelly and River Road residents predicted lawsuits on Saturday over the pending March 13 court decision that includes the agreement to construct 62 affordable housing units on River Road. Mayor Kelly was greeted by about 60 River Road, Huron Drive ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – John Crimi, the president and CEO of County Concrete Corp. in Kenvil, was presented this week with a permanent honorary membership in the Roxbury Rotary Club. Crimi, a former Roxbury Rotarian, is the second person in the club’s 60-year history to receive the award, according to the ...

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SPARTA, NJ -Two brothers have had their once in a lifetime opportunity to study abroad come to an abrupt end.  Brendan and Connor Erickson now find themselves back home with more questions than answers. Not the least of which is how will they finish the spring semester of their junior year. “I ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. – Following the announcement of two presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bergen County this past week, the Division of Consumer Protection of Bergen and Passaic Counties is advising residents to be cognizant of the potential of price gouging on the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury school administrators threw a change-up this year to Landon Monro, the founder of the annual Landon Monro Stand Up to Cancer charity baseball tournament: They moved the date of the high school graduation ceremony from June 24 to June 19, the night before the long-planned ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - This past Saturday, the NHS Indoor Percussion Ensemble performed in their first competition of the 2020 Season: WGI Trumbull Regional in Trumbull, Connecticut. The event consisted of two performances, prelims and finals, with groups competing twice and receiving a score for each ...

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From a grim diagnosis at birth, to 'Look What the Lord Has Done'!, Joyleen and Lou Mainiero will be front and center to watch their miracle son, Sal, compete at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City NUTLEY, NJ - The message to her son is simple.’ “Do not forget what the Lord has done for ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick School District announced that they will be having an early school dismissal on Monday, March 9th to develop a set of plans and actions regarding the Coronavirus. According to a letter released by the district, staff will be developing a plan if they need ...

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CRANFORD - Last April, the Cranford Police Department announced that it was partnering with local animal rescues in an effort to find loving and forever homes for dogs in need. The October featured Dog of the Month was Leo, at the time a 2 1/2 year old neutered corgi mix that had ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Board of Education recently presented about the budget at a meeting this past Monday, following a decision from the state to change the formula of how schools receive funding which resulted in a loss of eight million dollars from South Brunswick school’s ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- City detectives are investigating the burglary of six offices inside a Hudson Street building in Hackensack that occurred after midnight on Sunday. The thieves stole a reported $40,000 in collectible coins and a painting worth several thousand dollars. Cops responded to a ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Growing up as a daughter of a minister, Senior Pastor Vidalis Lopez of First Church Coral Springs has always been involved in ministry in some capacity. Even as a young girl living in the Republic of Panama, she enjoyed helping her father prepare for sermons as he worked to ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Boy’s Track and Field team has won the Group IV State Championship this past Saturday in Tom’s River. The group was able to grab first place over Jackson Memorial with a score of 39-25. The Boy’s Track and Field team will be wrapping up their season at the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) evolving list of “areas of concern” following the Coronavirus outbreak, Livingston Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Block announced on Tuesday that the district is "planning for various scenarios," but is hopeful that ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. -- A married borough man employed as a truck mechanic has been arrested and is facing charges of sexual assault. The Division of Child Protection and Permanency last Friday contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit informing them that Winston Santos, 37, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - After a tremendous tournament at Region 3, in West Orange last weekend, the Nutley High wrestling team will advance four to the NJSIAA championships, at Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City.  The final stage of the 2019-2020 season begins on March 5, continues on March 6 and concludes a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- There will be no Bienvenue for French and Spanish exchange students who were bound for the U.S. to stay with the families of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School students because of concerns about the spread of the deadly Coronavirus. According to a letter sent home to ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Township Committee is expecting to hold a public hearing and take a final vote at its March 10 meeting to earmark $1,070,000 in township funds for capital projects such as road and sidewalk improvements. All the projects, which would be funded by money from within ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 16-year-old juvenile who phoned in six calls to multiple area police departments claiming there was a bomb on two unnamed school campuses in Hackensack and Paramus, has been taken into protective custody and charged with terroristic threats and false public alarm. Last ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With no known vaccine for the novel coronavirus, health officials are preparing for the worst as they field calls from concerned members of the public, the regional health department’s director said Monday. Westfield Regional Health Department Director Megan Avallone told the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- An 18-year-old city man who police say has been arrested multiple times has been arrested once again and charged with resisting arrest and robbery charges following a foot chase on the heels of his alleged robbery at The River Edge Diner.    According to a news release from ...

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SUCCASUNNA, NJ - Chatham sophomore guard Cam Rooney made one of the most incredible shots of his high school career, but he had no time to celebrate it. That's because he still needed to collect himself and make the bonus free throw with two seconds left in regulation to complete a rare ...

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