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May 22, 2020

PARAMUS, N.J. — A booze-fueled altercation on the front lawn of a Paramus home between two men turned deadly this morning when one of the men pulled a knife out on the other and stabbed him. Shortly after midnight today, three Paramus police officers rushed to an East Ridgewood Avenue home upon ...

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NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols.  “So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for ...

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SOMERSET HILLS, NJ _ More mayors are joining Somerset Hills mayors, from Bernards Township, Bedminster, Bernardsville and Far Hills, as part of a “Main Street” Alliance of mayors from three counties who will advocate for a swift and safe reopening of businesses within their communities, the ...

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CLARK, NJ - Mayor Sal Bonaccorso believes he can work with the Clark Board of Education and the Town Council to run a safe graduation ceremony for Arthur L. Johnson High School’s senior class this year.  “Let me tell you, if we ran it (graduation), it would feel like a Marine bootcamp,” said ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The parent of a Rutgers student has filed a class-action lawsuit against the university seeking repayment for tuition and other costs Rutgers is withholding in violation of state law, the suit alleges. The parent, who is represented by the Seattle-based firm of Hagens Berman ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — As the world continues to be in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, local hospitals — which county officials have dubbed “war zones” with Intensive Care Units filled to capacity with infected individuals — are currently the most feared place among people concerned for their ...

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HOBOKEN - On Wednesday, the Hoboken City Council voted to eliminate the Office of Constituent Services by a 6-3 vote. Councilmembers Mike DeFusco, Vanessa Falco, Jen Giattino, Tiffanie Fisher, Michael Russo and Ruben Ramos voted in favor of eliminating the office, while Councilmembers Emily ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A memorial erected on what is left of an iconic Paterson building to honor the life of hero Paterson Firefighter John Nicosia has been stolen, TAPinto Paterson has learned.  Nicosia lost his life in a 1991 fire that destroyed the old Meyers Brothers Department Store on Main ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – An illness related to COVID-19 is increasingly affecting children and forcing the medical community to re-examine what it thought it knew about the coronavirus, according to a Saint Peter’s University Hospital expert. Dr. Siva Jonna, a pediatric intensivist at The Children’s ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — A 29-year-old woman hailing from New York and Florida is facing theft and drug possession charges after fraudulently withdrawing several thousand dollars from a fellow New Yorker’s bank account at a Paramus bank. On May 18 after 1 p.m. the Paramus Police Department received a ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today at his daily COVID-19 press conference that beginning Friday, May 22, New Jerseyans will be able to take a self-administered, self-swab COVID-19 test at seven Walmart locations across the state in Burlington, Flemington, Garfield, Howell, Kearney, ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Before the Battle of Monmouth in 1778, George Washington and his troops spent two nights at Longbridge Farm near Ridge Road in South Brunswick.  Washington had unseated the British in Philadelphia and was on his way through New Jersey to New York.  Yesterday, the barn on the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The distance learning plan passed on May 18 by the South Orange Maplewood Board of Education to guide the rest of the school year is vexing local parents. The “NJDOE 2020 School Health-Related Closure Plan” included no requirement for direct instruction by teachers by audio or ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions imposed on New Jersey businesses, announcing at Tuesday's press briefing that auto dealerships, motorcycle and bicycle shops can re-open their showrooms and shops for on-site sales activities beginning at 6 a.m.

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Bergen Community College held its 50th Commencement Ceremony virtually on Monday night. More than 10,000 people watched the proceedings on YouTube, which included a graduating class of more than 2,000 students and their families, friends, and interested onlookers from around the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Jennifer McCusker, Nutley resident and a single mother, tells of her battle with COVID-19. McCusker was sick in early March and hospitalized at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center. She believes she was the fifth person admitted at a time when the virus was just ...

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TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some ...

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ANDOVER, NJ- Thousands of disabled cars could end up in Andover if the Land Use Board approves a request for a variance made by BHT Properties Group. On Tuesday, May 19, the Land Use Board is set to hear the variance application for the old airport on Stickles Pond Road. Residents have spoken ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Charles Babich has been treated by Dr. Frank Sonnenberg for the past 25 years, but they weren’t even in the same room for the most recent visit. “Dr. Sonnenberg is over the top in terms of taking time and explaining and answering questions,” Babich said. “The appointment was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Tennessee woman who gave birth over the weekend on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike has been treated and released from Saint Peter’s University Hospital. Keericka Thomas and her baby girl were taken to Saint Peter’s after New Jersey State Troopers helped deliver the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Although a genetic disorder prevents 16-year-old Danny Roman from speaking, the smile on his face was enough to show his excitement for the dozens of honking cars and fire trucks that drove by his Piscataway home on Sunday to wish him a ‘Happy Birthday”. “He’s loving it, the ...

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WARREN, NJ - Pride. Each year the NJEA provides grants for school districts to complete projects that support the community. This year, Warren Township Central School’s very own school secretary, Jane Auriemma, applied for a special grant on behalf of the Warren Township Education Association ...

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WAYNE, NJ – It’s been two months since we have been under stay at home orders.  This quarantine has forced many of us to make big changes to our daily routines.  With the state of New Jersey surpassing one million people filing for unemployment, financial difficulties are mounting. Couple this with ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — On Sunday, May 17, the community is invited to be part of a drive-by car parade to wish Danny Roman a ‘Happy 16th Birthday’. The parade will start at 1:00 p.m. at the Holmes Marshall Fire House, 5300 Deborah Drive in Piscataway. According to his family, Danny, who was born ...

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NEW JERSEY — Medical professionals will soon be permitted to resume elective surgeries at hospitals and surgical centers, the governor said Friday. The elective surgeries, which had been suspended, will restart May 26, Gov. Phil Murphy said at his daily COVID-19 press briefing, where he also ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Although full Police Week ceremonies are among the numerous events canceled by coronavirus quarantine, the South Orange Police Department participated in a moment of silence today for New Jersey police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty and were added to the Police ...

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NEW JERSEY — As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to devastate the country, sickening more than 4 million people and claiming more than 300,000 lives to date, many local businesses in the food and beverage industry are making it their obligation to step in and deliver meals to all the nurses, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ –Roxbury School Board Member Dan Masi and his musically talented wife and children picked up their instruments during Teacher Appreciation Week and recorded a music video as a way of giving thanks to teachers and other school workers. The YouTube video, which runs two minutes and 37 ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Board of Education approved a list of supplemental virtual after school activities that began in May, and as of May 12 over 200 students are enrolled and participating in one or more virtual supplemental after school activities.   Warren Township Schools ...

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NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in New Jersey will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend. Starting May 22, more than 120 ...

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