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NJ TRANSIT Advances Billions In Major Capital Projects

NEW JERSEY - COVID-19 temporarily slowed transit ridership, but it did not slow NJ TRANSIT from continuing to improve service and the customer experience for its customers.

According to NJ TRANSIT reports, the quest to make improvements to infrastructure and other projects has resulted in NJ TRANSIT advancing over $4 billion to enhance system performance and add new vehicles to the fleet since ...

First Omicron Variant Case Confirmed in New Jersey

December 6, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced the State Department of Health has confirmed a case of the Omicron variant in a traveler to the state.  The person has been identified by the state as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from Georgia, and had recently traveled to South Africa.

She tested positive on November 28 ...

New Covid-19 Variant Omicron Spreading

HACKENSACK, NJ - Another variant of the Conrona-19 virus called the Omicron variant was detected in people in South Africa and others who had recently traveled from the country. Although,” The U.S. hasn't detected any cases of the new variant yet,” Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Sunday; simultaneously, Canada ...

Hackensack Public Schools to Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Students

HACKENSACK, NJ - Hackensack Public Schools will be hosting a free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for children ages five and older to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. 

The clinic will be taking place on November 23 at Jackson Avenue Elementary School and November 30 at Fairmount Elementary School. Both vaccine events will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Vaccines will be ...

Bergen County Jail Inmate Charged with Sexually Assaulting Other Inmate

December 7, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ - A Bergen County Jail inmate has been charged for assaulting another inmate, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced. 

Nasir Newsome, of Paterson, has been charged with sexual assault, aggravated assault, and terroristic threats. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love ...

Swim School, Virtual Realty Store Coming to Paramus Crossroads Shopping Center on Rt. 17

PARAMUS, NJ — Five new retailers, including healthcare and children-centered businesses, will fill Paramus Crossroads on Route 17 South adjacent to the PGA Tour Store, according to Advance Realty Investors. The new retailers are slated to open in early- to mid-2022. 

The commercial developers announced it has signed leases with five new retail tenants at Paramus ...

Missing Nutley Teen Morgan Panzer Found Safe

NUTLEY, NJ - Missing teen Morgan Panzer has been located and is safe according to the Nutley Police Department.

Panzer was reported missing at approximately 11 a.m. on Wed. Dec. 1, 2021. She was in Paramus at the time attending classes at Bergen County College. 

Panzer is a Nutley High School Class of 2021 graduate. 

Nutley Public Safety Commissioner Alphone Petracco and Nutley ...

Holiday Fire Safety Tips: How Fast Will a Dry Christmas Tree Burn?

December 8, 2021

It took less than 2 minutes for the fire that started in the dry Christmas tree to flashover in the demonstration room without sprinklers setting the entire room ablaze.  In the other demonstration room, equipped with sprinklers, in less than a minute the sprinklers triggered and extinguished the fire leaving only some smoke and minimal damage!

This is what the public was able to see ...

U.S Flags Will Be Flown at Half Staff Through Dec. 9 in Honor of Senator Robert J. Dole

December 7, 2021

NEW JERSEY - President Biden has ordered all U.S. flags at the White House, federal buildings and grounds, military posts, naval stations, embassies and consulates to be flown at half--staff through December 9 as a mark of respect for Sen.Robert Joseph Dole.

Dole represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996. He was the Republican Leader of the Senate during ...

New Book Combines Classic Cocktails and True Crime Stories

December 5, 2021

If you’re throwing a themed party or looking to curl up with some scintillating stories and a nightcap, “Mixology and Murder” by Kierra Sondereker (Ulysses Press; October 2021) has what you’re looking for.

“‘Mixology and Murder’ is a combination of two things I really enjoy — cocktails and true crime stories,” said author Kierra Sondereker, ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

All About the Thanksgiving Side Dish Green Bean Casserole

NEW JERSEY — Green Bean Casserole, that Thanksgiving Day staple since the 1950s, was invented right here in New Jersey. If you have some on your table Thursday night, you can thank Campbell’s recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

Some other facts about green bean casserole to share around the ...

Avengers: Age of Omicron

Rating: PG (All ages, intense sequences of sharp needles)
Release Date: November, 2021
Release Date (Streaming world-wide): December, 2021
Runtime: 2 years and counting

The newest release of the wildly unpopular Coronavirus franchise pits the Avengers against a newer, stronger variant named Omicron, a multi-mutant virus that is feared to be faster and stronger than its deadly ...

Filling the Cracks with Gold

Many years ago when I experienced significant loss, it felt like my heart had shattered into pieces and I had no idea how to repair the damage. I believed that I would remain that way forever.

One day I shared my feelings about my broken heart with a dear friend. When I was finished crying, she held my face in her hands and said, “Your heart may be broken, and it may never be exactly the ...

Creative Stocking Stuffers That Won’t Break the Bank

The stocking hung by the fireplace stuffed to the brim with goodies is an iconic symbol of Christmas. They sit there just waiting to be dumped out all over the floor. And, be honest: Who wants a pair of white socks or a bag of candy coal?

These stocking stuffers are sure to bring out a “ho ho ho!” from young and old alike! From tech to coffee to fun and games for kids of all ages, ...

10 DIY Décor Ideas for Your Holiday Home

So much of the joy from the holiday season comes from entertaining. Whether you’re throwing a big bash for the neighborhood or hosting a more intimate gathering of close family and friends, filling your home with exciting and colorful decorations is a must.

Rather than buying everything pre-made, consider rounding out your décor collection with some DIY items that highlight your ...

Practical Skincare Gifts She’s Sure to Love

When it comes to gifting, we often think along the lines of gift cards, flowers, candies, and chocolates. While those items are classic crowd-pleasers, skincare can also make a great gift.

Here are practical gifts for every skincare fanatic on your list, from mask lovers to eye cream connoisseurs.

Facial Cleanser

One of the most essential needs for a woman’s skincare routine is a ...