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Equine Health Alert in Monmouth County

September 16, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — A 7-year-old horse in Monmouth County is the third reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a serious, mosquito-borne illness in horses, in New Jersey for 2018.

The horse had not been vaccinated against EEE in 2018 and was euthanized on September 4, according to a statement from the N.J. Department of Agriculture.

“This is another sad and unfortunate ...

Seton Hall Student Who Died After Parking Deck Fall Identified

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan.

Mislavsky was a senior at Seton Hall and was from Morristown, stated Meehan. 

"We will have ...

Family of Little Falls’ Man with Jersey Shore Ties Extends Reach in Search of Kidney Donor

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — When it was discovered Little Falls resident Nick Sauter needed a kidney, his family put out a call for a living donor. Now that the search has continued for more than a year, they are reaching out even farther to find a person who can offer that life-saving organ match.

A Rutgers University graduate, Sauter played football for the Scarlet Knights from 1973 to 1977 on ...

State to Answer Lawsuit Seeking to Integrate NJ Schools by Friday

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a deadline tomorrow, August 31, to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students.

Such a lawsuit drives directly to New Jersey's core, a practice of generations in which mostly white ...

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Nurses Protest Stalled Contract Talks

NEPTUNE, NJ —Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Staffard were among four Hackensack Meridian-owned facilities where nurses have recently held informational picket sessions to protest stalled negotiations with the hospital system for a new contract.

They claim they have been unable to secure respectable wages and safe staffing levels as they ...

Southern Ocean Medical Center Nurses Protest Lack of Contract from Hackensack Meridian Health

STAFFORD, NJ — Residents may have noticed the signs spread throughout southern Ocean County reading "Patient Health Before Corporate Wealth."

Nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center (SOMC) in Stafford took an action of informational picketing on August 15 due to the lack of a contract. The nurses contract expired on July 31, and union employees said they are ready to strike if ...

Hackensack Police: 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 August 14 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 World War II from the Ling. The ...

Nutley Students Journey to Texas to Help in Hurricane Harvey Rebuild

Editor’s Note: Last summer, Belmar raised $70,000 to help Rockport, Texas, rebuild after Hurricane Harvey — a donation that was delivered personally by then-Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty, who spearheaded the fundraising effort. The following story features a group of young men from Nutley who recently spent a week in Rockport fostering that humanitarian spirit.
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Somerset County 4-H Braids Its Way into Guinness Book of World Records

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — It’s now official: Somerset County 4-H is the world’s record holder for stitching together the longest textile braid as certified by the Guinness Book of World’s Record and has the official certificate to prove it.

But this was no easy feat.

Long before the large fabric ball was unrolled and measured at 5,217 feet — just 63 feet short of one ...

Free Tuition May Be In Sight for Some County College Students

TRENTON, NJ — Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free, under a pilot program launched by the Murphy administration.

The Community College Innovation Challenge is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years of community college at no charge to students across the state. Now the state’s 19 community colleges have ...

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