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May 28, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – An agreement with a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company will broadcast Rutgers football and men’s basketball games to more listeners in and around the tri-state area and beyond. A multiyear agreement with Audacy promises to raise the Scarlet ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Radiological tests conducted at Colonia High School have found “no evidence of any cancer-causing hazard” and no reason for further environmental investigations at the school, Mayor John E. McCormac announced today. For two weeks in April, Woodbridge paid for radiological ...

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Enjoy your garden and landscape once the sun sets with strategically placed and attractive landscape lighting. Select the best type of light that complements your garden design and best accomplishes the intended purpose. Solar-powered lighting eliminates the need for outdoor outlets, extension ...

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NEW JERSEY - The state gives an update on the status of water quality in New Jersey's beaches and lakes, as Gov. Phil Murphy says admission to state parks are free for the summer. Plus, three brothers raise money for charity by organizing a chess event. And, "Pork Roll Palooza" is returning for ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The East Brunswick boys tennis team defeated West Windsor-Plainsboro South, 5-0, in the semifinal round of the Central Jersey, Group 4 tournament on Friday. Jack Wong won at first singles for the Bears (19-1), 6-0, 6-2. Tanuj Chandekar of East Brunswick took second singles ...

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NEW JERSEY - After extensive water quality monitoring, the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says New Jersey’s lakes and beaches are ready for swimming.  Just in time for the unofficial start to the summer. Shawn LaTourette joined other state leaders in Asbury Park ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- A Sayreville man has been arrested and charged in connection with murder of his girlfriend, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced Thursday. Authorities responded to the Winding Wood Apartments ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Township of East Brunswick’s Annual Memorial Day Observance will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2022 in Veterans Park at the East Brunswick Municipal Complex at 1 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive. This event honoring the men and women who lost their lives defending our ...

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NEW JERSEY - Newark's Artist Collaboration kicks off with Audible. Plus, Wayne installs a rain garden in a local park. Also, Bayonne Mayor call for off-duty officers to help with school security. And, a Newton police lieutenant retires.  TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, ...

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NEW JERSEY - Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in Goodfellas,"has died. Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Calling out Republican leaders directly in a press conference, Gov. Phil Murphy urged lawmakers to pass a gun reform bill package in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.  Murphy initially proposed a wide-ranging gun safety package in April 2021. He called for ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In Uvalde, Texas, this week, 19 elementary students and 2 of their teachers were killed by a teenaged gunman firing an automatic weapon in an enclosed classroom space.  Since the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in which 28 students and staff lost their ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Ryan Basham drove in five runs and Jack Nelson knocked in four to lead East Brunswick to a 10-4 baseball victory over Notre Dame on Wednesday. Nelson hit a grand slam, and Basham went 3-for-3 with two doubles for the Bears (14-11), who five runs in the second inning to take ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY: East Brunswick's Heidi Hu, Matthew Lee, and Karis Mao brought home top honors in the YVote Essay and Video Contest which focused on the reasons why people should participate in democracy by voting. The goal of the contest was to motivate young people to get involved in the ...

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NEW JERSEY - Scotch Plains/Fanwood police simulate intoxicated driving for students. Plus, a Wayne connection to the Preakness race. Also, Woodbridge residents will be eligible for free brain tumor scans.  And a Nutley VFW Commandant makes history.  TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Some New Jersey lawmakers want a “Ban the Box” law for students applying to college.  New Jersey's “Ban the Box” law took effect in 2015. It prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from requiring that a job applicant to complete any form during the initial application ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Our Lady of Victories (OLV) School, which opened its doors in 1889 in the church basement, will close at the end of the academic year, according to a letter sent to parents of students this week. Rev. Dennis R. Weezorak wrote that it is "with much sadness yet the promise of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Thirteen minutes before Alex Tretyak, Mayor of the City of Rivne in Ukraine, was supposed to attend a Zoom meeting with representatives of a suburb in America, he was advised of an air raid warning for the building from where he spoke.  "It may look okay in this office," said ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 64-year-old cyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle this morning near the intersection of Milltown Road and Old Bridge turnpike in the township.  Police pronounced Luis H. Loaiza-Cañas of South River dead at the scene of the accident which occurred just before 6:00 ...

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NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours. But the price didn't go down, either. AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – After 15 years of work, a couple of Rutgers researchers are enjoying the fruits of their labor: a new strawberry. Bred for its flavorful fruit, Rutgers D’Light has a unique shape – a Christmas light - that makes it the ideal strawberry for dipping in chocolate, according to ...

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NEW JERSEY - Cranford fourth graders raise money for charity through a lemonade stand. Plus, Glen Rock police discover 150 stolen prescription bottles in a man's car. And, Camden receives an EPA grant to clean up 'Brownfields.' Also, a Somerville pastor makes a request for residents to ...

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EWING, NJ — There is still time to apply to a college loan forgiveness program.  Last October, the U.S. Department of Education announced a limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) waiver opportunity, which temporarily waives certain program rules helping public service employees eliminate ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers’ new women’s basketball coach has 22 years of coaching experience, was a star player and a trailblazer in the WNBA and is a wife and mother of two. Coquese Washington, who was named as the third full-time women’s basketball head coach in school history, brings an ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has advised drivers to avoid Old Bridge Turnpike in the area of Milltown Road.  the road is closed due to a serious accident.  the message was posted at 6:33 am.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has reported local teenagers "located and safe" after having them declared missing on May 20, 2022. Jessica Wright-Schober, 15, of East Brunswick and Allia Blackstone, 15, of East Brunswick, have been located. In a release, the East ...

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WOODBRIDGE - Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.), who represents Woodbridge and Carteret as part of his district, is rolling out an election reform bill, with bi-partisan support, to update the way the state counts and report ballots. “Last November’s election in New Jersey was ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - With the unofficial start of summer just days away with Memorial Day weekend, it's time to lace up the sneakers and get ready for Milltown's annual Fourth of July 5K. The theme of this year's race and the day-long July 4 celebration is "Lighting up the Sky." Participants will receive ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center, announced a Blood Emergency last week.  This is an urgent situation, and New Jersey Blood Services needs as many donations as possible over the next few weeks to help them get out of the blood shortage. A ...

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