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April 6, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers officials announced today that the university’s application to be a point of dispensing of COVID-19 vaccines has been approved by the state. Once Rutgers’ supply allotment has been determined and supplied by the state, it will offer vaccines to Rutgers faculty, staff ...

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NEWARK, NJ  – Newark Penn Station is on track towards becoming a more reliable and sustainable travel hub as Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday introduced the first fleet of dual-powered locomotives to the city.  Standing on the Track A platform, Murphy introduced just one of 25 new diesel-electric ...

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Ridgewood Feed the Frontlines, a program that began in March after HealthBarn Foundation’s Stacey Antine secured a $1 million grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), has prepared and delivered 29,330 healthy meals (and counting) throughout Bergen County - while helping to ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Michael Sweigart, a Manahawkin inventor and businessman will be featured on ABC's Shark Tank this Friday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET for his "Furzapper" product.  "FurZapper was originally (and accidentally) created for my own use, to solve the issue of pet hair all over my family's ...

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TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health today issued new COVID-19 travel guidance, which follow updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month. “While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Library patrons who fail to return materials and lapse in payment of late fees could theoretically find themselves stuck with an additional $200 municipal court fine, something that is anticipated to no longer be possible — starting Tuesday night. The town council is set to ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Tracy Ness announced Monday that she has decided not to run for a second three-year term and said that she is endorsing former committee member Kathy Abbott to replace her as a member of the committee. "My decision not to run again for Chatham Township ...

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PATERSON, NJ - History repeated itself Thursday in a very special way as Jerry Behnke, Jr. one of 27 new recruits, received a welcome to the Paterson Fire Department. Still with the academy ahead of him, Behnke is following in the footsteps of his late father, also Jerry, who served with the PFD ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The American Rescue Plan was signed into law on March 11. Some funding in this law provided us with our $1,400 economic stimulus payments. It also earmarks billions of dollars for rent and mortgage support, recovery money for states and tribal governments. This law will also be the ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka is facing allegations of a ‘culture of retaliation’ against an officer who attempted to report misconduct. According to a lawsuit, Officer Ricardo Moreira was suspended and ostracized from the department for acting under CEPA ...

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COLUMBUS, NJ – Another local tradition will not be taking place for the second year in a row due to the ongoing pandemic.  Organizers of the Burlington County Farm Fair announced on Friday night that the 2021 event has been officially canceled.  Wring that she had a "heavy heart after much ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — About five angled parking spaces on Prospect Street have been blocked off by cement barricades covered in navy blue cloth. On Friday, bright orange cones placed in-between the barricades alerted drivers to the cordoned off spots, which will soon become space for outdoor dining ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A public hearing on proposed improvements at Fellowship Village Senior Living _ both in buildings and outdoors _ is scheduled to be presented before the Bernards Township Planning Board next Tuesday, April 6. The application before the Planning Board, posted on the online ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town’s police chief on Thursday had praise for New Jersey legislators’ decision to overturn a state law that prohibited police from notifying parents of their children’s first-time marijuana offenses. Police Chief Christopher Battiloro pointed to the “extreme displeasure” ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Thursday, 4.3 million COVID-19 vaccination doses have been administered in New Jersey and 1.6 million people have been fully vaccinated, according to the state health department. The doses are being administered statewide through hospitals, pharmacies, community health ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Veteran Roxbury Councilman Richard Zoschak, who died Wednesday, “loved Roxbury” and his constituents, said his wife and council colleagues today. Zoschak, 76, died in the afternoon at Morristown Memorial Hospital, said his widow, Diana Zoschak. She said her husband of 40 years ...

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NEW JERSEY —  New Jersey was ranked as the seventh highest taxed state with an overall tax burden of 9.98% overall state tax, according to personal finance website WalletHub’s 2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation. What accounts for New ...

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NEWARK, NJ – When Gov. Phil Murphy announced last week the launch of the New Jersey Institute of Technology vaccination site in Newark, it was originally planned to deploy 6,000 doses per day. On opening day, the site surpassed that mark with nearly 6,200 doses administered.  “They will be ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury Animal Control Officer Sue Blanchard is thanking township firefighters for rescuing a Succasunna cat that scrambled up a tree Monday and refused to budge even after a windy night aloft. A cat that climbs a tree will usually find its way back down. But Blanchard said she and ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ -- It was another early morning for members of the Sayreville Fire Department on Tuesday as they battled not one, but two fires. Around 4:30 a.m. Melrose's Engine 3 and Morgan's Truck 2 were called for mutual aid in Perth Amboy for a working fire through multiple storefronts.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - In their third meeting with the Board of Education (BOE), Board of School Estimate (BoSE) members questioned cuts to staff in the 2021-22 school year budget.    Employee salaries make up about 80 percent of the budget, including benefits. As of the previous meeting, the number ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - On the Boulevard bus from Bayonne to Jersey City, a young Esther Suarez glanced out the window and saw a sign for a law firm reading “Suarez and Suarez.”  Every day, she told her mother that one day that would be her – eventually, her dreams would come true. Suarez, now serving ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — With less than three months remaining in the school year, many parents in Cedar Grove want their children to have the option to go back to school full-time and in-person so that the school year does not count as a “loss.” A coalition of parents, headed by Janet DeSiano, Lisa ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Those Seton Hall University alumni who had in-person graduation taken by the pandemic quarantine last spring should get a chance to walk in robes and tassels soon. The Catholic university announced last week that 2020 graduates will get a commencement ceremony in several ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy proudly announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 ...

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WARREN, NJ -- The Warren Township Committee proclaimed April as Autism awareness month at its last meeting and the Warren Police Department has begun selling autism awareness patches and magnets as a fundraiser for the Warren based Autism Healthcare Collaborative. April is internationally ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway leaders are in shock this morning with the passing of Kenny Armwood, first elected to the Piscataway School Board as a 19-year-old and who rose up the political ranks to the Township Council and then to what was called the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Ann Taylor shuttered its store on East Broad Street last year, leaving yet another storefront vacant in Downtown Westfield, it was the last thing the community wanted — especially Westfield’s Ward brothers, who own the commercial space. Seven months later, the Wards have a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The message was clear at the #StopAsianHate Rally and Vigil Saturday at Memorial Field where close to 300 community members came in solidarity to support the Asian community.  "We are here today because hate crimes and harassment against Asian American Pacific Islanders ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The sun shone down on a warm spring morning as several residents stopped to remember three Hasbrouck Heights soldiers during a National Vietnam War Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Park Saturday. Rose Pagan and Susan DeJessa, of A Hero's Welcome North Jersey, placed a ...

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