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May 31, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As part of its ongoing series to connect and inform residents of the township, The East Brunswick Human Relations Council will host a "Town Hall" meeting with Police Chief Frank LoSacco and Mayor Brad Cohen on Facebook Live on Tuesday, June 2 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. The topic ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — It seemed every bit the quiet Saturday afternoon in Hackensack, with the sun shining down from blue skies — until a dozen people holding up signs marching single-file heading toward the Court Plaza made their presence known. “I — CAN’T — BREATHE!” shouted a protester. When ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The Count Basie Center for the Arts, the not-for-profit performing arts center with a mission to “Inspire, Educate and Entertain,” announced today the availability of a limited-edition t-shirt to raise funds for the organization, shuttered since mid-March due to the ongoing ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes. "George Floyd should be alive today – ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — It was an ordinary Friday afternoon for two senior parole officers while cruising down Route 4 eastbound — until they took sight of a horrific scene. While traveling on Spring Valley Road in Paramus this afternoon, officers Jalen Harper and Steven Purciello of the New Jersey ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Andrew Zwicker, the assemblyman for New Jersey’s 16th district, has sponsored a bill about contact tracing to the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey. The bill requires that all personal information collected for efforts in tracing the Coronavirus be deleted ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Middlesex County health officials began COVID-19 testing in Piscataway on Thursday with its new drive-through clinic at the former Ericksson property along Hoes Lane. Through windows opened about an inch, county medical personnel coached patients on how to take the new ...

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SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - The "Mayors for Main Street" alliance, with membership including mayors from four Somerset Hills towns and others in Somerset, Morris, Warren, and Somerset counties, on Thursday announced a letter had been sent to the governor's office, legislative leaders and district ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Public Schools’ graduation seniors will have the opportunity to participate in two graduation ceremonies under a plan that will be put forward to the Board of Education Eileen Shafer said Thursday. The announcement came during a press conference called by Mayor Andre ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey motorists and interstate truck drivers will have to deposit more money in their EZ Pass accounts by September as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority on Wednesday voted unanimously in a virtual meeting to increase tolls by 27 percent on the Garden State Parkway and 36 percent ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- While parents and students of New Jersey high schools rejoiced in finally getting guidance on graduations at Gov. Phil Murphy's press conference on Tuesday, questions regarding whether area pools will open this summer remain unanswered. "I will just comment that outdoor pools are ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Representative Tom Malinowski (D, NJ-7) today spoke on the House Floor to call on Congress to provide direct federal aid to state and local governments in otder to help them cover costs for the salaries of police officers, firefighters, and teachers, among other government ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Superintendent of Schools, Brett Charleston, said he is ready to move forward with a July 30 in-person graduation, but he does not know yet what that will look like. Charleston spoke to Board of Education members at the May 26 Zoom meeting, explaining that in-person graduations ...

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HOBOKEN - Stevens Institute of Technology has formally announced that classes will return to Hoboken for the Fall 2020 semester, after closing down their campus in mid-March over COVID-19 concerns. "The question we are asked most often is 'Will we be back on campus for the Fall semester?' We are ...

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PATERSON, NJ - On the field Paterson sports legend helped lead his team to a Super Bowl victory. Off the field, Cruz has continued to show that teamwork pays off and, on Tuesday, announced that along with Altice USA and Acer donated 100 Chromebooks to the Paterson Public Schools District. The ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, a Hackensack-based nonprofit that champions civic engagement, education, public health, the arts and the environment, awarded 54 grants totaling almost $240,000 from its Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund to more than four dozen nonprofits ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony. Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held ...

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LINDEN, NJ - According to officials, at 11:42 a.m. a Linden police vehicle was involved in a serious motor vehicle crash at the intersection of S. Wood Avenue & 19th Street. Preliminary reports indicate that the police vehicle and a 2018 Ford Explorer collided with a 2017 Freightliner ...

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NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter that New Jersey had 965 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, pushing the state total to 155,092. Among those cases, 2,755 are in hospitals, 719 are in critical or intensive care, and 540 are on ventilators. He also reported 16 ...

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HOBOKEN - For 121 years, the City of Hoboken had held a Memorial Day Parade. That streak made it the longest-running parade in the entire State of New Jersey—until COVID-19 canceled the plans for this year’s event. Historically, the parade would take place at 6 p.m. on the Wednesday before ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – COVID-19 can be deadly, but so were the bullets and bombs faced by military personnel who died serving the country. With that in mind, Roxbury area residents - determined to honor slain veterans despite the COVID-19 cancelation of it Memorial Day parades this year – did what they ...

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WARREN, NJ - Memorial Day 2020 is unlike any in the recent past. Due to the pandemic, parades were canceled, streets were empty, and no bands played. But some things remain the same. Socially distanced outdoor gatherings of 25 are now permitted and Warren Township held a ceremony on Memorial ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ _ So the public doesn't have to miss it, this year's Ridge High School art and photography exhibit at the Farmstead Arts has been placed online. The exhibit, "Word Play," will remain posted on the Farmstead Arts website through the end of June. Ridge High School has held an ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — In the days since a four-alarm blaze ravaged commercial buildings on Main Street in Hackensack — one of which was the Hackensack Riverkeeper offices a week ago today — the Hackensack Riverkeeper has started a GoFundMe page asking the community at large for monetary donations to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The organizers of the “Adopt a Senior 2020” Facebook group hope the effort will “bring a smile” to the faces of Roxbury High School seniors whose graduation ceremonies have been waylaid by the coronavirus. The Facebook group, administered by Elaine Weinacker and Dana Guberman ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Fearing an economic calamity, Gov. Phil Murphy says he is "burning up the phones" as he calls on members of congress for support of in securing "much-needed direct federal aid to states." "It’s the only way to ensure that our first responders, health care workers, and educators ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Police Department, in conjunction with RWJ University Hospital-Somerset, hosted a community blood drive on Wednesday, May 20, at the Town Hall. The Warren blood drive has the potential to save more than 80 lives. Each blood donation can save three ...

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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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