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April 16, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The second annual Reusable Bag Design Challenge, hosted by the Bernards Township Environmental Commission, kicks off on Earth Day, April 22, with a callout to all township students in kindergarten through grade 8 to submit their entries. Entries must be received by June 1, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey kicked off an $84.2 million capital project this week to renovate and upgrade one of Newark Liberty International Airport’s major runways.  The project is planned to generate more than $144 million in economic activity for the region and ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County has announced a partnership with WSP USA Inc. for the design and construction of the long awaited North Brunswick Train Station. The Middlesex County Improvement Authority approved of the partnership sometime last week. Officials with the State, County and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Late one night, Brunna Martins was scrolling through Facebook when she came upon a plea from a City of Coral Springs employee who was looking for a kidney donor. Something about the man’s eyes spoke to the Fort Lauderdale pediatric nurse. “He had a kind soul,” she ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county’s COVID-19 vaccination team is discussing what changes will be necessary to continue its mobile vaccination program now that use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused statewide. On Tuesday, the state Health Department directed all vaccination ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ —East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen, the East Brunswick Human Relations Council and East Brunswick Public Library will team up to present the Facebook Live program “Building Bridges: Combating Anti-Asian Racism” on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 pm.   The goal of this program is ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday unveiled a sweeping series of reforms aimed to reduce gun violence in the state, proposing new legislation at The Clubhouse in Newark while joined by area officials and community leaders.  The proposed legislation calls for additional measures to ensure ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An all-star lineup of government officials and athletes took the field at Hinchliffe Stadium Wednesday to announce that the long awaited renovation of the historic space will be underway in the coming weeks. Leading off for the home team was former Paterson Business Administrator ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Public Schools have been named among the Best Communities for Music Education in America for the seventh year in a row. The NAMM Foundation (National Association of Music Merchants) has recognized the district for its outstanding commitment to music education. Linden is one ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Site plans for a 216,892 square foot warehouse/office building at Centennial Ave. and South Washington Ave. in Piscataway got planning board approval on Wednesday. Representatives for Duke Realty Washington Avenue Development, LLC presented the plans during the virtual meeting ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Senenca Wilson of Clark was arrested on Tuesday for robbing a bank according to Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig. Wilson, 42, also known as “Seneca Wilson,” was charged with one count of bank robbery. According to the U.S Attorney’s Office, Wilson entered a Rutherford bank on ...

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WAYNE, NJ — It was a beautiful, warm spring afternoon that turned into a gorgeous spring evening when the Wayne Hills High School wrestling team squared off against Lakeland High School in the first ever Wayne Hills spring outdoor wrestling match last week. “[This] will go down as one of the ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Breden family - parents Elizabeth and Lief and twin daughters, Kelly and Sabrina -- are asking the community for support, so that Kelly can maintain her independence’s currently challenged by an extremely rare genetic disorder.  As a family who would do anything for their ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man from the Bronx was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison for stealing over $140,000 from eight older residents in 2020, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s office. Osvaldo Thomas, age 41, pleaded guilty to charges of theft by deception in the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Celebrating South Paterson as the "capital of the Muslim community," Councilman Al Abdelaziz led several city officials, business and religious leaders, and dozens of community members in a ceremonial lighting of a large fanous on Sunday. The decorative fanous is placed in the pocket ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ -  This a story about Prancer. He's a bit angry. However, he needs a little love, and maybe it's going to come from you. Regardless, Prancer is helping the great work at The Second Chance Pet Adoption League - they are a place to check out, so you can rescue a furry friend. You can ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Public Schools have adapted to many changes during this year of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Just last week, Superintendent Victor Valeski and the Human Resources staff oversaw the first-round vaccination of 80 district employees and 50 township residents.  Who ...

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NEWARK, NJ — When Judy Rodriguez was a sophomore at Elizabeth High School, her history teacher gave her a key piece of information that would empower her, then one day power New Jersey. "She gave us an aptitude test, and the result for me was that I would be good at the STEM (science, ...

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PATERSON, NJ — Six months of training at the police academy boiled down to one more lesson for the five new officers that kicked off their careers with the Paterson Police Department on Sunday. “You are part of the community now, no matter where you are from,” Lt. Sharon Easton told them as ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Quick action on the part of City of Summit Police Department officers resulted in the thwarting of an attempted abduction over the weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly announced Sunday. Shervon James, 33, of the ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- April 11 marked the 10-year anniversary of the signing of Sara’s Law, a next of kin emergency notification system created in memory of Sara Elizabeth Dubinin from Sayreville. Sara’s Law is a voluntary, free state-wide Next-of-Kin Registry that allows residents to submit ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The COVID-19 pandemic has amassed great destruction to businesses in the United States. According to Yelp’s Local Economic Impact Report from September 2020, over 97,966 businesses have permanently closed their doors on a nationwide scale. However, during this incredibly difficult ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife, Tammy, joined the over 5 million New Jersey residents who have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. Early Friday, he and his wife, Tammy, were vaccinated at a mega-site in Atlantic City. Both received the Pfizer vaccination. "Today, I ...

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Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  – Gov.Phil Murphy today signed into law A-5444, which provides $35 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for restaurants throughout New Jersey. The bill provides aid to a particularly hard ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In a live-streamed event, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccione, the Middlesex County Association of Chiefs of Police and the NAACP discussed the state’s revised use of force policy for law enforcement. Officials summarized the new guidelines and explained how they ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. Anthony Fauci has been presented with Rutgers’ inaugural Moral Courage in Medicine Award for his “steady and reassuring leadership steering the nation through an uncertain time during the pandemic.” Fauci, the White House chief medical advisor, received the award during ...

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CLARK, NJ – Drive by the basketball courts at the Clark Recreation Center any day of the week and it is buzzing with activity.  People of all ages from all places gather there.  There are young kids with parents, older kids with buddies and those just looking for a great pick-up game.  It is a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The iconic but long dormant Tom’s Diner on Route 46 in Ledgewood was demolished today while its former owner, town officials and the property’s new owners watched. A wrecking crew tore into the dilapidated structure and, piece by piece, deposited twisted metal, wood and cinder ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC ...

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