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April 11, 2020

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that the COVID-19 drive-thru test site at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is now open to all municipal employees who work in any of the County’s 70 municipalities regardless of residency by appointment seven days per week. Proof ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Are you a patient that has recovered from COVID-19? Hackensack Meridian Health needs your help! On Friday, Hackensack Meridian Health announced that researchers and clinical experts are looking to the blood of infected COVID-19 survivors for answers on how to treat the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The County of Essex reported the 17th COVID-19 Coronavirus death in the April 11 morning report. The report also shows the number of confirmed cases as 257. The report indicates that only individuals who have been tested and whose results are in the State of New Jersey data system ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The family of Succasunna teenager Maya Guberman, who died suddenly Feb. 13, has launched an essay-based scholarship program in her honor. The “Maya’s Mission Essay Writing Contest,” is asking children and teens in Roxbury and Mount Arlington to write about how COVID-19 has impacted ...

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NEW JERSEY — The governor on Friday advised the public to continue to stay home and be careful about drive-by parades being held across the state as a means for people to connect during a time of social distancing. Gov. Phil Murphy said the gatherings can be emotional, particularly when held ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Heather Re has a new addition to her resume: online game show contestant.  The Westfield Recreation Department's assistant director and aquatic supervisor was on Facebook last Wednesday, doing an imitation of the popular Netflix show “Nailed It!” with a coworker. “We were like ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police have charged a man in connection to a string of fraudulent food orders placed at multiple pizzerias in the area. The Police were able to identify five different restaurants that were targeted, along with eateries in Montgomery, Plainsboro and West ...

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NEW JERSEY — The state Department of Corrections is readying to release certain inmates to home confinement as a means to curtail coronavirus. State correctional facilities will provide “temporary emergency medical home confinement” and expedited parole for certain jailed people who have not ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Police Department is now live, on your computer and television screen. The department, desiring to bring the community together, announced the launch of their new YouTube channel, Montville Township Police Department. The first video, featuring Montville ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A Hasbrouck Heights coach is leading an ongoing effort to feed the New Jersey National Guard who work at the screening sites in Bergen and Monmouth counties. Dale Sipos began a coordinated effort to provide meals to the military personnel who work at the FEMA screening ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — City police issued a warrant out for the arrest of a career criminal from Hackensack -- recently released from jail -- who crashed a stolen vehicle with two other occupants this morning. Shortly before 9 a.m., city Police Officer Frank McCall observed three people in a 2017 ...

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NEW JERSEY — The state plans to allocate $5 million in federal funds to help local health departments in New Jersey who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. That was one of many announcements made Thursday afternoon, as Gov. Phil Murphy announced 3,748 new positive coronavirus cases ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Brandon Hoagland and his wife Caidie Wong, owners of Cedar Grove’s DelMonico Steak & Beyond, knew they had the power to do some good during this unprecedented time.  “As restaurant owners, we are given an opportunity to be involved in the community on a daily basis,” ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The developers of The Shops at Ledgewood Commons are assessing whether Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order, banning “non-essential” construction, will put the brakes on the huge project, said a company spokesman today. Advance Realty Investors spokesman Dan Ivers was not sure ...

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EDISON, NJ – The field medical station coming to New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison is just about ready to accept its first patients. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy toured the field hospital on Wednesday, along with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, state Health Commissioner Judith ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — A 22-year-old Ridgewood man who was in possession of a fraudulent driver’s license while driving under the influence of heroin is facing charges after his reckless driving caused a fiery chain-reaction crash on Route 4 West late Tuesday morning.  On April 7 shortly before 11 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Shoppers now must wear a face covering when going into a store, according to one of three new executive orders Gov. Phil Murphy signed today, along with his pleas for families to “stay away from each other” on the first night of Passover. During his daily briefing today, the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Mayor John Labrosse and the City Council, the Hackensack Police Department, and Hackensack Fire Department invite the city's families to a social-distancing friendly event this Easter Sunday. This event will give the children of Hackensack a well-deserved and safe opportunity to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Used gloves and masks belong in the garbage — and nowhere else: not in the recycling and not littered on local streets. The town’s recycling provider, Giordano Company, is reporting that large amounts of such personal protective equipment are creating a hazard at its recycling ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – An effort to help local restaurants while feeding critical care hospital workers is gaining momentum in Glen Rock. After launching about two weeks ago, Glen Rock Is Never Surrendering (GRINS) has blossomed into a full-blown volunteer meal program for healthcare workers on the ...

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LINDEN, NJ – As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise, a Linden pharmacy owner thought it was important to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to those working on the frontline. Vinit Parikh, owner of St. Georges Family Pharmacy, contacted Sixth Ward Councilman John Francis Roman ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the novel coronavirus spreads globally, pregnant women are concerned about how COVID-19 could affect them and their unborn children. Justin Brandt, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson ...

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PATERSON, NJ - As New Jersey continues to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, one local restaurant owner is doing whatever he can to try and keep his community’s spirits up. Giving back to his hometown has always been important to Shane Gerald, a former healthcare worker for two decades and one-time ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The county sought supplies, and the Hackensack Riverkeeper answered the call.  In response to Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco’s appeal late last month for donations of personal protective equipment for area healthcare workers and first responders at the frontline amidst ...

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TRENTON, NJ — State and county parks are closing to help contain the spread of coronavirus, under one of a handful of executive orders the governor signed Tuesday. Gov. Phil Murphy ordered that the parks be closed to help with enforcement of social distancing. Authorities have found too many ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington resident David Norton has been taking photographs of Flemington architecture and homes for years – and now as people are quarantined in their residences in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, he is giving people a look at the people behind the front doors. Norton is ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Meeting remotely for the first time, the Roxbury School Board on Monday voted to change the district calendar, switching to 4-day school weeks in lieu of a spring break. The board’s unanimous decision is in response to a recent survey of parents conducted by the district. More than ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ – First Responders from Nutley joined colleagues from Belleville and Bloomfield on Monday afternoon to show appreciation for the doctors, nurses and staff at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville with a Salute to Healthcare Heroes. The personnel at the hospital are bravely ...

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TRENTON, NJ — While New Jersey is starting to see the curve begin to flatten when it comes to the coronavirus spread, Gov. Phil Murphy urged all to continue to be diligent in following his stay at home orders and social distancing. “While we are not anywhere close to being out of the woods yet,” ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Looking for something to do while staring idly out our windows or wandering the neighborhood getting fresh air and some exercise?  Watch the birds!  They are varied, beautiful and plentiful diversions during these stressful times.  Winter may be ending, but there are many kinds ...

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