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Newark Hospital Allows Twins With Bleeding Disorder to Lead Normal Lives

February 13, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Daniel and Danielle Jenkins suffer from Von Willebrand Disease (VWD), a genetic bleeding disorder that prevents blood from clotting.

But despite the disease, the 17-year old twins from Carteret have had otherwise completely normal childhood thanks to the Blood Research Institute at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, where they have been patients since they were ...

Alyssa's Law: Silent Alarms and Other Emergency Measures in Schools Get Bi-Partisan Support

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On February 14 2018, a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, murdering fourteen high schoolers and three staff members.

Among those lost was New Jersey native, Alyssa Alhadeff, who had moved from Woodcliff Lake to Parkland just a few years prior. Alyssa was a fourteen year old student, who played soccer, loved being around her ...

With Amazon Reportedly Reconsidering New York Location for HQ2 is Newark Back in the Mix?

NEWARK, NJ - The retail giant Amazon picked other locations over Newark for its second headquarters, but now the Washington Post is reporting the company may be reconsidering its New York City decision.

Newark and 19 other locations were finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters, which prompted officials in each location to offer sweet tax incentive packages to lure the company.

U.S. Senator Cory Booker Announces Presidential Bid

NEWARK, NJ - New Jersey's junior U.S. Senator, Cory Booker, launched his campaign for the White House via Twitter on Friday.

Booker's announcement, made on the first day of Black History Month, comes as no surprise. The 49-year old who started his political career as a member of Newark's City Council has been considered a future Presidential contender for years. He ...

Belmar Looks to Bump Up Beach Badge Prices for 2019 Season

BELMAR, NJ — The days of bargain-priced beach badges in Belmar may soon be numbered.

The borough council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote on Tuesday, February 5 to raise the cost of seasonal badges from $55 to $70, seasonal badges for seniors and disabled individuals from $15 to $30, and daily badges for anyone over age 11 from $8 to $9.

The measure also calls for a new ...

Sweet Deal: Candy Company Partners With Newark to Beautify Streets

NEWARK, NJ - The city and one of the world's leading candy manufacturers are partnering to bring a nonprofit that will work to beautify Newark.

Mars Wrigley Confectionery, which is slated to move into the new Ironside Newark building, will be the sponsor that brings Keep America Beautiful to Newark. The nonprofit organization will create a city hub in 2020 that works to reduce ...

Legislation Inspired by Cow That Narrowly Escaped Death Introduced in Trenton

TRENTON, NJ  – A cow that gave birth after narrowly escaping death in December has inspired new legislation that will protect future pregnant bovines from being slaughtered.

Brianna’s adventure started on December 27 when she miraculously escaped the truck just minutes from the destination where she was scheduled to meet her fate. After fleeing on foot down Route 80, Brianna ...

Gov. Murphy Announces New Programs to Combat Opioid Addiction

CAMDEN, NJ—  Gov. Phil Murphy was in Camden Wednesday to announce new initiatives the state is launching to combat the opioid epidemic.

The initiatives are part of $100 million investment made by Murphy to fight the opioid crisis across the state. In 2018, over 3,000 people from New Jersey died from a suspected drug overdose, up 15 percent from 2017.

“None of ...

Rutgers Postpones Tuition Payments for Families of Furloughed Workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents.

“This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while the federal shutdown continues,” Rutgers University President Robert Barchi said in ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks Starts Wednesday

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect Wednesday. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable ...

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