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New Brunswick Mural Tells of Residents Struggles, 'Dreams of Our Children'

August 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Among the images depicted are a mother standing with her arm around her daughter's shoulder, and a father watching over his son in a toy car.

The two-story high mural painted in bright yellows, reds and blue on the side of store on Jersey Avenue is intended in part to attract people to the French Street corridor commercial area.

It is also intended to tell the ...

In Great Falls Rescue Paterson Fire Captain Scott Parkin Had Great Team, and History, On His Side

PATERSON, NJ- “100 percent confident” is how Paterson Fire Department Captain Scott Parkin described his feelings as he prepared to be lowered nearly 80 feet towards the bottom of the Great Falls that were flowing faster than normal thanks to the deluge of rain that came less than 24 hours before.

“I was not worried, not a little bit.”

“What I did was ...

In Great Falls Rescue Paterson Fire Captain Scott Parkin Had Great Team, and History, On His Side

PATERSON, NJ- “100 percent confident” is how Paterson Fire Department Captain Scott Parkin described his feelings as he prepared to be lowered nearly 80 feet towards the bottom of the Great Falls that were flowing faster than normal thanks to the deluge of rain that came less than 24 hours before.

“I was not worried, not a little bit.”

“What I did was ...

Morristown Resident Antonio Cardona Celebrates 100th Birthday

MORRISTOWN, NJ -The Morris County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MCHACC) in collaboration with Chad Leinaweaver of the Morristown and Morris Township Public Library celebrated the 100th birthday of resident Antonio Cardona and to discuss the  library’s new oral history project.

Recently, the library began working with MCHACC to preserve the history of Hispanic residents who came to ...

Hackensack PD: USS Ling Naval Museum Vandalized

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The continuing saga of the USS Ling, a World War II-era submarine later converted to a naval museum whose future is in question, took a dark turn on Tuesday with the Hackensack Police Department investigating an apparent robbery aboard the vessel. According to police, vandals took four bronze plaques dedicated to sailors lost during the second world war from the Ling. The ...

Newark Parents Ask State's Highest Court to Hear Suit Against Teacher Layoff Laws

NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.  

The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate courts. 

Six parents and their children, who attend Newark Public Schools, filed the suit ...

Driver of Jack-knifed Tractor Trailer May Have Suffered Medical Episode before Route 78 Crash Thursday Morning

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A  jack-knifed tractor trailer closed the right and center lanes of Route 78 east in the vicinity of exit 43, causing major delays Thursday morning.

The driver of the tractor-trailer may have suffered a medical episode as he was approaching Diamond Hill Road heading east on Route 78 when he hit a four passenger car causing serious damage.

Driver of Jack-knifed Tractor Trailer May Have Suffered Medical Episode before Route 78 Crash Thursday Morning

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A  jack-knifed tractor trailer closed the right and center lanes of Route 78 east in the vicinity of exit 43, causing major delays Thursday morning.

The driver of the tractor-trailer may have suffered a medical episode as he was approaching Diamond Hill Road heading east on Route 78 when he hit a four passenger car causing serious damage.

Vineland, N.J. Teen Serving On American Junior Paint Horse Association Board

VINELAND, N.J. — Mannetta McAvaddy of Vineland, N.J. will be a busy member of the American Junior Paint Horse Association for the next year or two.

McAvaddy is the Zone 7 Representative for 2018-19 as well as president-elect .

She has been riding paint horses for 13 years and involved in the Garden State Paint Horse Youth Club for four years.

“I decided to run for youth ...

State Police: Boat Has ‘Close Encounter’ with Whale off Jersey Shore in Deal

DEAL, NJ — A whale flipped a small fishing boat about one mile off of Deal yesterday morning, tossing its two occupants overboard but not before they could issue a mayday from their radio, according to the New Jersey State Police.

Luckily for them, the emergency call was heard by a nearby boater, retired Trenton firefighter Gary Szabo, who has had his share of rescues, but none on the ...

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