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August 11, 2022

EAST ORANGE, NJ - A new study says East Orange has one of the lowest 'stressflation' rates in New Jersey. From longer work hours to increased demands at home, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed Americans to new levels of stress in almost every aspect of their lives. And now after two years of ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water. For the last week or so, in the Oranges, residents have noticed a ...

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PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school. "I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost. Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - A car port collapsed in Orange over the weekend. While no one was hurt, several vehicles were crushed and trapped leaving motorist stranded. The car port is located at 749 Scotland Road in Orange. The collapse occurred overnight while residents were sleeping. The vehicles ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Aaryn Terry, a lifelong resident of East Orange was struck by a driver who fled the scene. On Thursday, Aaron passed away at University Hospital where he was originally brought to for his injuries.  The accident took place on the 400 block of Central Avenue, around 2:00 am. A ...

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KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project. Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department ...

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East Orange, NJ - Yesterday marked the end of the East Orange (SWEP) Summer Work Experience Program for the youth. This program was sponsored by the Mayor's Office Of Employment and Training.  LaDonna Johns and her team were responsible for making the program a success. Supporters of program ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's State Parole Board is teaming up with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to help offenders struggling with substance use disorder, both before and after their release. "We're confident that this is something that could be life-changing to a lot of people," State ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Residents gathered at the Paul Robeson Stadium to celebrate National Night Out. The police and fire departments were on the scene along with elected officials from all wards to interact with the residents. This was the first National Night Out of its kind. In years past, ...

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KEARNY, NJ — A project to replace the Portal North Bridge, which has been the cause of countless commuting nightmares for many over the years, is moving forward. When it's complete, rail delays due to marine traffic in the Hackensack River will be a thing of the past. "Today, we take the next ...

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PATERSON, NJ — The Paterson Healing Collective is always ready to jump into action to help crime victims. The program, which was created in partnership with St. Joseph's Health, supports survivors of violence and their families. When a shooting or stabbing victim arrives at St. Joseph's ...

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EAST ORANGE/NEWARK, NJ - In May, residents in East Orange started a petition to close Bradley Court. At the same time, there was a movement started by Newark residents to stop a homeless container village from being constructed. What did these two resident-driven campaigns have in common? Both ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Kearny man was charged this week in connection to the drug-induced death of a Newark fire captain, authorities announced. Eliasel Baez, 42, of Kearny, was arrested for causing the drug-induced death of Newark Fire Captain Carlos Rivera, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Kiswendsida Sonia Kaprou, an Irvington resident, is Essex County College’s (ECC) new Senior Comptroller. An ECC alumna, she comes to the College from the private sector. “Coming back to ECC means a lot to me. As a graduate, it feels as if I am coming home.  I am embracing the ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Sisters Maya and Jasera Abdurrashid both received Associate in Liberal Arts degrees at Essex County College's 53rd annual Commencement on June 3. The South Orange residents joined a long line of siblings who have received ECC degrees at the same ceremony. But what sets Maya a ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Jaylen Dukes, a 16-year-old East Orange native and the son of Hope Dukes, is collecting donations for the fire victims at 161 Prospect Street. Jaylan is asking for new and gently used items to help the 18 families that lost everything in the fire on July 22, 2022. On that fatal ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Civil Rights Leader Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune once said, “The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood.”  Former East Orange resident Gladys E. Blount, who used to live at 36 North Oraton Parkway in East Orange and raised her two children ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has launched a Naloxone Distribution Program statewide, which lets qualifying agencies request the potentially life-saving medicine online, when needed, for free. Naloxone, which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, reverses an opioid overdose when ...

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NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole are special guests at a fundraiser for Ukraine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday. Proceeds raised at the star-studded event will be split among ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are asking residents and businesses to conserve water, because of the hot and dry weather the state is dealing with right now. "Now is the time for New Jersey to be especially mindful of water usage ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ — New Jersey is offering as much as $4,000 off the purchase price of a new electric vehicle (EV), Gov. Phil Murphy said as he launched the third year of the Charge Up New Jersey electric vehicle incentive program. Murphy also announced during an event Monday in Asbury Park ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — I recently took a bus to NYC rather than deal with all the tolls, parking, gas and hassles. My bus was late, so I was left standing for maybe a half-hour at the corner of a busy intersection down the hill from where I live. I took count of how many drivers jumped the red ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a 'Heat Advisory' for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic Counties through Sunday, July 24.  A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - The sound of police cars, fire trucks, and wailing was all that could be heard outside 161 Prospect Street as people gazed at the blaze in disbelief. The smell of a burning building is still present in and around the Prospect St. and Park Ave. area.  The building burned ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Two Newark officers were indicted in connection with attempting to desecrate the body of a nurse who was struck and killed in November 2021 on the Garden State Parkway, authorities announced. Newark Police Lieutenant Luis Santiago, and his son, Louis Santiago, an officer, ...

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FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ — On Sen. Steven Oroho’s first day as a legislator in Trenton in 2008, he found himself scratching his head when it came to the state’s finances. “The night before, they came up with a new school funding formula, it increased spending by $1 billion,” Oroho ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The retired, long-time head of Roseland-based Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Josh Weston, knows about facts and figures, dollars and cents. He doesn’t like one bit what he sees going on with the leaders of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), the union representing New ...

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NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of gas in New Jersey has dropped 36 cents in the last month. AAA says drivers are paying an average of $4.69 a gallon on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. It's down 2 cents from yesterday and 12 cents from last week. Prices are still $1.53 higher per gallon ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Naeem Jackson, 22, of East Orange, New Jersey, is charged in a four-count complaint with Hobbs Act violence in furtherance of a planned robbery, discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, conspiracy to use a firearm during a crime of violence and possessing a firearm as a ...

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