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March 26, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark is preparing to serve as a major hub to deploy nearly 6,000 vaccine doses per day, Gov. Phil Murphy announced.  The governor on Friday announced a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the school’s Naimoli Center on ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – People working on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight are getting a “thank you” from the Battleship New Jersey this weekend. Physicians, nurses, EMTs, hospital employees, home healthcare/in-home support personnel, food bank volunteers, and their families are eligible for special ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The high school principal and a town commission aimed at countering hate were scheduled to talk Friday after authorities discovered two swastikas etched in a bathroom stall at Westfield High School and a prominent Jewish leader called for the mayor to take a stronger stance against ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Scott T. Miller, 40, of Somerset, has been arrested and charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree. Miller was a basketball coach with the Central Jersey Havoc Basketball Club, a club for male and female student athletes, but recently left the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —The Rutgers athletics department, in response to the Big Ten Conference policy announcement Wednesday, will increase its venue capacities for all remaining 2020-21 Big Ten Conference competitions. The decision to follow local COVID-19 health guidelines and restrictions was ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - To the East Brunswick Police Department, building trust is essential to moving forward. On Wednesday, March 24, Chief Frank LoSacco hosted “A Conversation with the Chief,” a Zoom session with members of the EBPD open to all East Brunswick residents. In light of the Boulder, ...

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CLEMENTON, NJ — An anonymous buyer has bid $2.37 million to rescue one of our nation's oldest amusement parks, 12 miles south of Camden, from being dismantled and sold for redevelopment. Pieces of Clementon Park and Splash World, which closed in 2019, were being sold off in a virtual auction ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Dept. of Health (NJDOH) has released updated COVID-19 K-12 operational guidance for local health departments (LHDs). The updated guidance, which reflects recent changes to K-12 recommendations from the CDC, is aligned with the goal of opening schools for in-person ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Educators express frustration with cuts to teaching positions in the new 2021-22 school year budget, citing negative effects on students’ academic experience.    As of now there are plans to cut 53 staff, including paraprofessionals. There are 30 other open positions that ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Free markets, bike safety initiatives and a program that has residents clear out storm drains are among the programs that the Westfield Green Team is receiving high marks for from a municipal certification program that encourages green practices. The Westfield Green Team recently ...

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PARAMUS, NJ — In a 180-degree turn from its previous stance, the Borough Council is now considering the sale of recreational marijuana. They currently allow the sale of medicinal marijuana. "This could be a huge windfall for us," Mayor Richard LaBarbiera said at the March 23 combination ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A street corner notorious for gun violence, most recently Sunday when five men were struck by bullets, played host to a press conference Tuesday, and pleas by elected and law enforcement officials, as well as community leaders, for residents to be a greater part of the ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Charges have been filed in connection with Monday night's officer involved shooting during which shots were fired at undercover federal officers according to the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office.  The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Mercer County Homicide ...

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WAYNE, NJ — There has been a lot of concern raised about the possibility of a spike in COVID-19 cases following the school’s spring break. Many believe the Wayne Township Public Schools should move to an all-virtual instruction model for the two weeks following the break in case this does happen.

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing on Monday that he doesn't expect to loosen any more COVID-19 restrictions because of the recent rise in variant strains of the disease. On March 19, the state of New Jersey expanded capacity at indoor businesses, such as restaurants ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Law enforcement officials need to listen to the voices of young people to effectively respond to and prevent hate crimes and incidents of bias among youth, community leaders said at a roundtable with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office earlier this month. The Honorable Leland ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Megan Disch, BS, RN, of South Plainfield was recently named an 'extraordinary nurse' and recognized with a DAISY Award for her 'calm and compassionate care during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.' "The DAISY Award is one of the highest honors a nurse can receive, and it ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Asian Chatham residents and others from surrounding towns such as Berkeley Heights gathered at the intersection of Main Street and Fairmount Avenue on Sunday to bring awareness to the campaign #StopAsianHate. The majority of people driving by honked in support of the ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – It has been nearly three and a half years since fliers first appeared on a dark Friday night in November 2017, just days before the Hoboken Mayoral Election. The fliers, featuring large mismatched red font printed on what appeared to be campaign material from candidate and First Ward ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Veneto Italian Ristorante was open during Hurricane Sandy, handing out free pizza to the community, has for years delivered loads of lunchtime pizzas to the Lyons Veterans Administration, and has been the scene of many parties and casual get-togethers for countless local ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Many families across New Jersey have worried about keeping their parents and kids safe and healthy during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and making sure they are getting vaccine. But, given rampant misinformation about the virus and vaccines, some would-be moms and dads are ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning, speaking to the hosts from Middletown about how New Jersey is tackling the pandemic and getting vaccines out to those who need it.  Murphy will be in Maplewood at 11 a.m. with Mayor Frank McGehee at the NJ Transit General ...

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WASHINGTON, DC/TRENTON, NJ - The Internal Revenue Service may have extended some of the tax filing deadlines from April 15 to May 17 due to the changes that were made in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 signed last week.  The State of New Jersey, according to State Senator and Wood-Ridge ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- State corrections officials continue to investigate a January 12 incident in which inmates were assaulted and seriously injured at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton, now adding an officer from Piscataway to the list of those charged. Courey James, 31 a ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – During the pandemic shutdown, when most people were quarantining at home, Scott Gilman and his family were busy working in the studio of Plaster Carousel, their family-friendly business in Coral Springs. They were packaging to-go paint kits and then driving them to customers, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Today marks one year since schools in Scotch Plains-Fanwood and across the state closed and transitioned to all remote learning. During his COVID press briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy said that during the 12 months, the Dept. of Education has stood side by side ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Installation of a pedestrian hybrid beacon (PHB) on Maple Avenue in South Plainfield, just across from the entrance to Spring Lake Park and adjacent to the PAL and pool, is currently under way.  A PHB, according to the US. Department of Transportation Federal Highway ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – People in the area, including members of the Roxbury Rotary Club, are chipping-in to help those displaced last week by a house fire in Ledgewood, an incident that nearly claimed several lives. The March 12 fire was mentioned in a statement by Roxbury Police in which Roxbury Police ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For Ilana Stein, the memories of her father -- the late athletic director at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs -- are in photos all over her home. They appear in the news articles she sees online about Jason Stein’s legacy of getting students involved in sports to ...

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