Other NJ News

July 17, 2021

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ — Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education has filed suit against Google, its YouTube subsidiary and JMO Productions over a rap music video that was filmed at Depken Field without permission and included children without parental consent, according to a story on Law360. T In a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A 9-foot-tall bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty — referred to as Little Lady Liberty — has arrived in Elizabeth to spend Independence Day weekend with her sister statue.  "The City of Elizabeth was proud to play a role in the arrival of the Sister Statue of Liberty at Port ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ — Hasbrouck Heights Middle School student Daniel Sickels placed second in a national essay contest about patriotism. The incoming freshman said the essay began as a school assignment. "While it was a homework assignment, I was scared to turn it in because i did not think ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books. Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community. “Libraries are not ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — "It's Sinatra's world. We just live in it." In Hoboken, Frank Sinatra's legacy will loom even larger — as officials announce plans to install a Sinatra statue in the amphitheater at Sinatra Park, located on Sinatra Drive, along the city's scenic waterfront. Sinatra often spoke ...

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HACKENSACK/LITTLE FERRY, NJ — In commemoration of Juneteenth, Bergen County will open historic Gethsemane Cemetery in Little Ferry to the public for self-guided tours on Saturday, June 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. The public viewing, which is being arranged by the county’s Division of Cultural & ...

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NEW JERSEY — A new study by WalletHub ranks New Jersey as the "Best State to Live In." The annual listing gave the Garden State high ranks for safety, education and health care, and quality of life. It ranked 49th in affordability, however. Although it excelled in school system quality and ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ — Members of the Sayreville community held a rally at the Main Street overpass above the Garden State Parkway on June 13, where the NJ Transit Authority had said that no flags other than the American flag could be placed. Other flags and signs are banned.  Related: NJ Turnpike ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ — Robert Bouthillette, Sayreville veteran, and his good friend Fred Block, sought to honor those currently serving and those who past served for Memorial Day, by placing the military branch flags above the Garden State Parkway. Related: Sayreville Residents Honor Veterans With ...

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TUCKERTON, NJ — Some Ocean County residents reported being shaken this morning, as a magnitude 2.4 earthquake struck several miles south of Tuckerton at 7:52 a.m. Dozens of people reported slight tremors, but no damage has been reported from the June 9 incident. According to the N.J.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Last September, Anna Samanamu, a West Orange High School paraprofessional educator, submitted a video about her parents and brother emigrating from Peru to the United States to the PBS American Portrait television show. The program is a national storytelling project that asks ...

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STAFFORD, NJ — Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An ailing mother fox spotted in a Westfield neighborhood is in for a treat, along with some treatment for its mange, thanks to a town resident.  Susana MacLean told TAPinto Westfield she found the red fox on the grounds of her home and noticed its severe mange. Sarcoptic mange is ...

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STAFFORD — A Stafford Township School District nurse found it extremely hard to witness children wearing masks all day long in school. Her conviction became too strong to continue to keep quiet on the matter.  When she decided to do something about it, she got suspended from her district ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life. Mark Klayman of Marlton is in desperate need to find a kidney donor — and time is literally running out. Klayman, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has stage 4 kidney disease. He ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school. Antonio Calcado, executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said there ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  — Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted ...

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Two longtime fan favorites of the small screen were recently in New Jersey, each filming for his latest television series. Patrick Dempsey of “Grey’s Anatomy” fame was at Trenton City Hall, which was “reimagined” to be the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. to shoot a scene for "Ways and ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With each holiday's arrival, one constant in Bloomfield is an imaginative scene on display at 226 Lakewood Drive.   From elaborate Christmas displays to a tribute to essential workers during the pandemic, resident James Joanow utilizes mannequins to help celebrate the upcoming ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — Centenarian Rose Cordasco lives on a quiet cul-de-sac west of the Parkway in the Pheasant Run retirement community. The last thing she expected this afternoon was the blaring of horns outside her home. Then, someone important looking came walking toward the garage door where she ...

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DENVILLE, NJ — Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Harry Stricker is searching for a good Samaritan to help save his life. After a battle with kidney cancer 15 years ago, the longtime Wayne resident had one kidney removed. In March 2020, his remaining kidney began to fail and now a living kidney donation may be his only ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Rutgers researcher, whose work to create the first COVID-19 saliva-based test produced a game-changing weapon in the battle against the coronavirus, has died. Andrew Brooks, 51, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, according to the university. The Hazlet native recently had ...

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MORRITOWN, NJ — "Grey's Anatomy" alumni Patrick Dempsey is headed to Morristown this week. Beginning on January 25, Eye Productions Inc. of Brooklyn will be filming a pilot episode for a new CBS series, "Ways & Means." Dempsey has a starring role and is also an executive producer of the new ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — The St. Patrick's Day Parade down Main Street in Somerville has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, joining processions in Belmar, Morristown, East Orange and Hackettstown that also have been postponed.  "It is with disappointment and an overabundance of caution that ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — A South Brunswick middle school teacher this week won $910,266 during an appearance on the NBC game show, "The Wall." CJ Hendricks, a physical education teacher at Crossroads South Middle School, and his sister, Brittany, successfully answered a wide array of questions, ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey tops the list of states with the most residents moving out in search of greener pastures in the West and South, according to United Van Lines' 44th Annual National Migration Study. It is the third consecutive year that New Jersey had held the top spot in the study, which ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — They say the show must go on, but in the middle of a pandemic, this is far from true. The Nutley Irish American Association (NIAA) has decided for the first time in 43 years to cancel its annual St. Patrick's Day Parade due to COVID-19 concerns. According to the NIAA, it has been the ...

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Editor's Note: Gerard Ceraso of Toms River is in dire need of a new kidney, and is seeking help from the public in his quest to regain his health. Below is his story.    My name is Gerard Ceraso. When I was 52 years old back in 2006, I was not feeling well after having dinner. The next thing I ...

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PATERSON, NJ — Joe Louis Clark, the legendary Eastside High School principal who inspired the movie “Lean On Me,” has died at age 82, his family said in a statement. After retiring from a three-decade long career in education, Clark moved to Gainesville, Fla., where he passed away on December 29 ...

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