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September 16, 2021

HAMILTON, NJ — Check your lottery tickets! One lucky lottery player who bought their ticket in Hamilton hit it big in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, winning $50,000 on a third-tier prize. The ticket, which was sold at the Exxon gas station location at 1824 Whitehorse Mercerville Road in ...

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CRANBURY, NJ — On September 11th, 2001, a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children ...

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NEW JERSEY — President Joe Biden will visit New Jersey on Tuesday to one of the towns hardest hit by the flooding and related fires caused by Tropical Storm Ida - Manville, Somerset County.  In Bordentown, it is estimated that the storm quickly dropped more than three inches of rain in a short ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Two State Senators on Friday announced their plan to introduce legislation that would exclude farmland as a redevelopment or rehabilitation area under the "Local Redevelopment and Housing Law." “In the last few years, we have taken great lengths to protect our state’s farmlands,” ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy ordered flags to be flown at half staff across New Jersey to honor the 13 American soldiers and dozens of civilians killed in a terrorist attack at the Harmid Karzai airport on August 26 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Flags will be lowered at half-staff until sunset on ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that refugees from Afghanistan who are fleeing the Taliban will be brought to, and cared for, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.  The state is "honored to do our part" not only for the Afghan refugees but also out of respect for the ...

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LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – The Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project has entered its third and final construction stage. The project's latest major milestone occurred this week as a series of five-week-long I-295 exit/entry ramp closures were lifted and the new bridge’s second parallel span ...

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NEW JERSEY – Police departments throughout the state are revving up the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” traffic safety campaign aimed at reducing crashes through the busy Labor Day weekend. New Jersey’s campaign is part of a nationwide crackdown on impaired driving. According to the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT will operate additional rail service on the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) to and from the Atlantic City Airshow on Wednesday, August 18. The extra service will serve Philadelphia's 30th Street Station.  “NJ TRANSIT is proud to offer this enhanced service for all our ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Sydney McLaughlin, a 2017 graduate of Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, NJ, has gone from “Syd The Kid’’ to "The Golden Girl.'' McLaughlin was known as “Syd The Kid’’ when she became the youngest person since 1972 to compete for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In response to a new spike in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Phil Murphy will announced on Friday that the state’s school children will be required to wear masks when they return to the classrooms in September. Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway said its possible the state university ...

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NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT's "While You've Been Away" campaign is giving students heading back to class this fall semester as much as a 60 percent savings on fares on bus, rail or light rail systems.  The MyTix® Student Pass, in partnership with participating regional colleges and universities, ...

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MOORESTOWN, NJ — Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli has chosen former Burlington County State Senator Diane Allen as his running mate and choice for Lieutenant Governor as he challenges Phil Murphy in November. The formal announcement was made on Wednesday morning at an event at ...

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NEW JERSEY — What's in a name? In New Jersey, a lot, especially for icons who are well known throughout the world.  On Tuesday, commemorated as National New Jersey Day, Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and ...

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MANSFIELD, NJ – Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Dawn Addiego met with local officials and residents from Mansfield Township on Friday to discuss the potential benefits of their legislation which would work to prevent warehouse sprawl. “With the growth of online shopping, warehouse ...

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TRENTON, NJ –  Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman announced this week that the Department has begun delivering extra food assistance benefits to school children who would have received free or reduced-price in-school meals if not for virtual learning due to COVID-19. The first ...

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BORDENTOWN, NJ – The New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (NJ-ACEP) has elected Jenice Baker, M.D., FACEP, to serve as the chapter’s president for the 2021-2022 term. Dr. Baker is the first Black president of the chapter, which was chartered in 1972. “At my very ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — An Amber Alert for a boy believed to have been abducted with his mother remains active as of Friday evening. The child, 2-year-old Sebastian Rios, was abducted along with his mother, Yasemin Uyaf, 24, state police said. Police believe boy’s father, Tyler Rios, 27, of Highland ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Sydney McLaughlin, who shocked the track and field world when she made the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team at the age of 16, produced another jaw-dropping performance when she smashed the World Record in the women's 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Sunday ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A 9-foot-tall bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty known as Little Lady Liberty arrived in Elizabeth Wednesday 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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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on Tuesday that he will be resigning his post later this month to take on a high-profile national oversight position at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Grewal, the country's first Sikh Attorney General, will become the ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Often referred to as the 101 Days of Summer, the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day can be among the busiest, and the most dangerous, travel times of the year. In New Jersey, an analysis of five-year State Police crash data found that fatal crashes, alcohol-related crashes and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy on Monday signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021. However, a grace period that will run through December 31 will protect customers facing shutoffs, he said.  "This grace period is for customers to enroll in ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ — The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously on Thursday to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off". The decision shocked those who were left in attendance at the Board's meeting, after many others had walked out ...

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PRINCETON, NJ -- A 16-year-old Canadian teen has pled guilty to making a bomb threat against Princeton University in September 2020. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced on Tuesday that the teen, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile, pleaded guilty in Mercer County ...

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NEW JERSEY — Well, Jersey Girls and Guys, we mostly endured a hurricane, a pandemic, some flooding, lantern fly infestation, and a temporary shortage of toilet tissue, but nobody (outside the science community) could have predicted this -- a cicada invasion.  Get ready for the shed shells, the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Monday welcomed home Ashu Mahajan, a Scotch Plains resident who recently traveled to India to visit his ailing father and became trapped there by tightening COVID-19 restrictions. Sen.

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NJ — A birthday party that became the scene of a mass shooting at a house party is still an active investigation according to a Monday morning briefing by Governor Phil Murphy. The Saturday night shooting killed two individuals and injured 12 others, some of whom remain in ...

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FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The New Jersey State Police is investigating a mass shooting at a large house party in South Jersey on Saturday night that left two dead and 12 others wounded.  According to the State Police, at approximately 11:50p.m. Saturday night, troopers from Troop “A” Bridgeton ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The largest container ship to ever reach a U.S. East Coast port has docked at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal. The CMA CGM Marco Polo can carry 16,022 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs in industry terms. The ship is reported to be carrying 5,000 TEUs that include ...

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