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Turtle Back Zoo Extends Hours, Holds 'Zoo-vie' Nights for Summer

July 14, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, with the last admission to the zoo at 8 p.m.

In addition, on Wednesday evenings during July and August, Zoo-vies, featuring animal-related movies, will be shown on the top floor of the Turtle Back Zoo ...

Country Music Artist Jo Dee Messina to Headline Concert at Freedom Fest State Fair

Five-day event will benefit L.E.A.D., the statewide drug and alcohol prevention program led by Lake Como resident Nick DeMauro

ALLENTOWN, NJ — Country music artist Jo Dee Messina will headline the marquee concert of the 16th Annual Freedom Fest State Fair, which continues through July 15 at Mercer County Park, West Windsor.

The five-day agricultural fair will benefit L.E.A.D. (Law ...

Princeton Students Achieve Success: Bog Turtle Designated State Reptile

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation inspired by students from Princeton designating the endangered bog turtle as the New Jersey state reptile has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

“I am so proud of the successful effort of students at Riverside Elementary and their teacher, Mark Eastburn, to name the bog turtle as New Jersey’s official reptile,”  said Sen.

Sports Betting Is Off and Running in New Jersey

OCEANPORT, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park on June 14.

 Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World Cup. He also bet $20 on the N.J. Devils to win the Stanley ...

Hillsborough School Community Donates 276 Inches of Hair to Wigs for Kids

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The  Amsterdam Elementary School community, including 19 students, two former students, two teachers and one parent, sat patiently as hair stylists trimmed their hair, which was collected and donated to Wigs for Kids, a nonprofit organization that makes hairpieces for children who suffer from hair loss.

This was the 15th year that Amsterdam School has held this ...

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

MORRISTOWN, NJ — The driver of a Paramus school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people has been charged with two counts second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto.

After making his first court appearance on Friday, May 25 to face the charges, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park will remain behind bars at least until a May 30 detention hearing at the ...

Tour of Somerville Weekend: Quarter-Mile Sprints Add High-Speed Dynamic

SOMERVILLE, NJ  —  The grand daddy of ‘em all, the 75-year-old Tour of Somerville 50-mile bicycle race, anchors a weekend of world-class cycling in Bound Brook and downtown Somerville from May 24 to 28, with a new event added Sunday night to draw more spectators downtown.

Spectators this year will see an additional day of racing beginning with the Bound Brook Criterium on ...

Opioid Crisis: Focus of Ocean County Town Hall 

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, NJ — Ocean County experts will provide residents an in-depth look into the opioid epidemic ravaging the county and state at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Series hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

The town hall, which is open to the public free of charge, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, ...

Somerville: Pink Dogwoods Form Canopy Over Elm Avenue in Historic New Cemetery

SOMERVILLE, NJ  — Elm Avenue wends its way through the quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street in Somerville, with 19th and 20th century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway.

It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final resting place of relatives and notable citizens of the borough, but it stands ...

Kenilworth School Board: Super Accused of Pooping at Holmdel High to Remain on Paid Leave

KENILWORTH, NJ — Kenilworth Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini, who has been charged with defecating on the Holmdel High School track, will remain on paid leave through the end of the school year, following a special meeting of the Kenilworth school board on May 5.

Tramaglini, 42, of Matawan was charged with lewdness, littering and defecating in public, according to Holmdel police.

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