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March 11, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — Actor/filmmaker Garry Pastore will celebrate the fifth anniversary of his award-winning independent film, "Destressed," with a screening and panel discussion of the documentary on Thursday, March 28, at the Dunellen Theatre, 458 North Avenue. Pastore is expected to be ...

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NEW JERSEY — St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, but Garden State parades are already poised to showcase their Irish pride with a lot of green, music, dancing and of course fun. If you missed Belmar's signature parade last weekend, take heart. There are plenty of more parades to be had ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — American kestrel. Chinese mantis. Candleflame lichen. The highly diverse list of species spotted at Rutgers University may be unique globally. Indeed, more than 1,600 kinds of animals, insects, plants and other life forms have been reported so far at 24 Rutgers campuses and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — New Jersey's top elected leaders must deal with the ever-increasing cost of public employee health benefits and pensions or face a fiscal crisis, former Gov. Chris Christie predicted. "If this problem does not get resolved, this state is going to be bankrupt," Christie said ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ — Milltown Mel is becoming quite the local celebrity as news outlets joined the Groundhog Day lovers who braved the cold this morning to see if Central Jersey is in for an early spring or six more weeks of winter. For the last two years, Mel has predicted an early spring and the ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ — You don't have to head all the way out to Punxsutawney, Pa., to experience the fun of Groundhog Day. There is actually a Garden State alternative that is closer than residents think. Milltown will be hosting its 11th annual Groundhog Day celebration on Saturday, February 2 at ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the Bloomfield Police Department overnight. The preliminary investigation indicates that retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella shot himself in the Bloomfield headquarters while being ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ — A Medevac helicopter was called in to assist after a construction accident occurred at the Merida Apartment Building construction site in Roselle Park at approximately 10:35 a.m. Saturday.  Roselle Park Police and rescue units along with Cranford first aide, Trinitas and Union ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — International activist Marley Dias, a freshman at West Orange High School,  was recently named to Time magazine's list of "Top 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018,” in addition to being previously named to “Ebony 100's” Power 100 list as a community crusader. Dias, who at 13 ...

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EDISON, NJ — Bodnar’s Auction Sales will greet the New Year with boxes of old comics, books on comics, super and action heroes, and limited-edition Danbury and Franklin Mint collections, as well as diecast miniature automobiles. The live auction begins at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, January 5 at the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ  — “In all my years on this job, I don’t recall ever being put in such a perfect spot at a perfect time,” said Bayonne firefighter Ed Skelly about coming across a serious accident while making runs as part of the department’s Multiservice Unit on December 22.  According to reports, a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — In the military, it's good to be able to surprise your enemy. And sometimes your brother. 2017 Roxbury High School graduate Morgan Timper, whose brother Jack is a junior, pulled that off on December 20 with some help from her parents and school staff. For more than a month, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — A 6-foot tall toy soldier statue that was being used as a decoration for the Christmas Festival on the Morristown Green has been stolen, said the Morristown Police Department.  According to authorities, the incident occurred at 1 a.m. on December 9 and was reported by the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Do you have someone on your holiday gift list who's difficult to impress? Check out the online liquidation sale for the now-closed Bowcraft Amusement Park. Rides such as the Galleon, the Scrambler and the Flying Dragon Kiddie Coaster are now for sale — after providing decades ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The FBI intercepted a suspicious package addressed to U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's Camden office, according to officials. The FBI confirmed yesterday morning, October 26, that a suspicious package — similar to the other packages found in New York and Washington D.C. this week that ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ —  Former Kenilworth Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini pleaded guilty to defecating under the bleachers at the Holmdel High School athletic fields. Tramaglini, 42 of Matawan was charged with lewdness, littering and defecating in public, according to Holmdel Police. Holmdel ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — A Montgomery High School teacher has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months. Michelina Aichele, 29, of Capricorn Drive in Hillsborough ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ — Retired Bell Laboratories researcher Arthur Ashkin has earned a 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for an invention he made more than 30 years ago — optical tweezers, a groundbreaking tool made of light that grabs particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells with its radiation-beam ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Do you frequently forget passwords to a baffling array of accounts and websites? Much depends on a password's importance and how often you use it, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick-led study that could spur improved password technology and use. “Websites focus ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University today entered an agreement with RWJBarnabas Health in which the hospital group will provide the university with $1 billion over the next 20 years for medical research and support for the medical school. Under the public-private partnership, RWJBarnabas will ...

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