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March 16, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — During the German City of Frankfurt am Main’s first-ever Mayors Summit Against Anti-Semitism—a live virtual event held on Tuesday in conjunction with the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) in order to “empower the world’s brightest municipal and local leaders to come together to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Three men charged in the March 8 theft of an unlocked SUV in Westfield stand accused of a Newark homicide committed the next day, police said Tuesday. New Jersey State Police Detectives arrested Reynold Henderson, 18, of Irvington, Tyson Armour, 19, of Newark, and Isaad Jackson, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Amanda Bonnell, a resident of South Plainfield since 2015, is among hundreds of men and women from around the globe competing in an online competition to be named Favorite Chef.  Over the past month, Bonnell has defeated between 25 and 50 others to win both the 'Top 15' ...

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BURLINGTON, NJ -- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden made her first stop in her national "Help is Here" tour in South Jersey on Monday to underscore the benefits of the recently enacted American Recovery Act just days after President Joe Biden signed it into law. Governor Phil Murphy, United States Senators ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Wife and mother of three sons, Summit's Lisa Stockman-Mauriello is, in her own words, "fighting for my life and asking for your help." A change.org petition -- that has already garnered more than 15,000 signatures -- is seeking to persuade the CEO of a Cambridge, MA-based ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Two men have been arrested and charged with assault for the attack that led to the death of South River native Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died following injuries he sustained during the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to multiple media ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The mother of a 12-year-old boy severely bruised when a driver hit him while he was crossing in the Fourth Ward is warning the public about a potentially dangerous intersection. Danielle Corso’s son, Vincent, was crossing in the crosswalk at West Broad Street and South Avenue ...

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BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ -- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will be visiting New Jersey on Monday as her first stop in the "Help is Here" tour touting the recently enacted American Recovery Act. The First Lady will be joined in Burlington County by Governor Phil Murphy to underscore the impact of the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For Sandra Pineda, the noise at the Coral Springs park often starts before 7 am. Living across from Three Mountains Natural Area at 9200 NW 1 Street, she hears people talking loudly, sometimes playing music, as they run up and down the park’s unique hills in mostly flat South ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners presented Bridgette Callaghan, of Jersey City, formerly of Nutley, a proclamation via Zoom for her service in mental health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic during the Tuesday, March 2 public meeting. Callaghan watched the presentation with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – A bench trial for former South Plainfield English Teacher, John Angeline, is set to begin on Mar. 15 in New Brunswick Superior Criminal Court. Angeline, accused of allegedly molesting his stepson for over four years, was tried by jury in Nov. 2019, which resulted in a mistrial after ...

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CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS 7 AND 12:  Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) released a statement criticizing the Department of Justice for defending the construction of the PennEast Pipeline. The controversial project has sparked outrage among New Jersey Democrats and has inspired legislative ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amid the ongoing pandemic, the American education system has undergone major adjustments. Classes of all levels have largely transitioned to remote instruction, and for College Board, this means yet another year of difficulties administering standardized assessments. However, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - They are advocates, borderline social workers and IT specialists – or as their name suggests, all around angels. They are the volunteers of the Vaccine Angels, working to help people find appointments to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. “I would say about a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously agreed to move forward with legislation that will effectively opt-out of having marijuana retail outlets and other related businesses in town at its regular meeting held Thursday night. The committee had seven items for discussion on its ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police are seeking the public's help to identify this suspect, who allegedly burglarized an Auto Repair shop last week, according to police officials. The suspect is believed to have taken various car parts and tools from a auto repair shop located on the 600 block of E.

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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Restaurants in Roxbury will be allowed to continue serving customers in outdoor dining areas this year, but township officials — fearing overcrowded parking lots — might curtail the practice if COVID-related indoor dining limits are eased. The matter was discussed Tuesday by the ...

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Updated at 12:35 p.m. UNION COUNTY, NJ — People eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19 should get whatever vaccine they can as soon as possible, doctors and health officials said at a virtual forum co-hosted by the Westfield Regional Health Department and Overlook Family Practice Tuesday.  As ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Even though they never met their uncle who died from the disease when he was just five years old, for Arianna, Tyler, and Peyton DelGrande the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma is personal. Now, through an online fundraiser that will feature Justin Tuck, a defensive end ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Family and friends are mourning the passing of Bernadette Bavoso (nee Ryan), 83 of Piscataway. Known to many as the Grandview Crossing Guard, Bavoso worked for many years at Grandview Elementary School as a recess aide and crossing guard, often greeting students with a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will divest from fossil fuel investments following approval today by the university’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. The decision follows the recommendation of an ad hoc committee of faculty, students and staff formed to consider a fossil fuel ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley for Black Lives is not only an organization about peaceful protests and the continuing efforts to educate the community on Black history and culture, but is also looking for a brighter future. The proactive organization is raising funds to give two Nutley High School Black ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - This Thursday, Middlesex County officials got to meet Chris Meloni and some Law and Order: Organized Crime crew members as they set up to film at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Training Center in Edison. Filming gave some locals a behind-the-scenes look at the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers have designed a new rapid test that can detect all three of the rapidly spreading variants of the coronavirus in a little over one hour – much shorter than the three to five days required by current tests, which can also be more technically difficult and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Lifelong Fanwood resident and the catering genius behind Savory Selections in downtown Scotch Plains has made it to the semi-final round of the Favorite Chef competition.  Chefs from around the globe are competing in this online competition to be named the world's ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Most folks spend their weekends running errands. Thirteen-year-old Hilltop City resident Brady O'Shea spent his weekend running 48 miles. That's right. Forty-eight miles. And, to boot, he selflessly accomplished what for many would be an unimaginable feat to benefit Goryeb ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Volunteers with the James O. Bryant Food Pantry joined forces with the Piscataway PBA Local 93 on Saturday, handing out donations of cereal, vegetables, beans, and personal items to those in need, and signing up residents for the COVID-19 vaccination registry. “I felt that it ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Parents may be surprised by some of the new rules put in place by the marijuana laws signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Feb. 22, 2021.  The new law strips parents’ right to know if their child has been caught with pot or booze. The new law allows for possession of up to six ounces of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — It has been almost a year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and the Union County Board of Commissioners is still addressing the virus' lasting impacts. At Thursday’s board of commissioners meeting, officials discussed the timeline for the ...

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