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August 8, 2022

While the rest of us watched our televisions in horror as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, 17-year-old Millburn High School student Peter Ren booked an airplane flight to Poland to document Ukrainian refugees as they entered Poland. His film, The Cost of War, is an eyewitness account of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Another steel beam bolted in place here. Some concrete poured there. And the distinct shape of a spiral staircase climbing to where the atrium will be bathed in sunlight. Step by step, the state’s first free-standing cancer hospital has been taking shape under the gratified ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024. "There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The "other" French general who helped the ragtag Continental Army defeat the British at Yorktown in 1781 will have a reunion with his counterpart and ally Gen. George Washington on Saturday, July 30 at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse. Re-enactors will portray Washington ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The ShopRite on Park Avenue in South Plainfield was evacuated for approximately 35 minutes, following a bomb threat called in on Thursday, July 21st, 2022. The threat was received by ShopRite and reported to the South Plainfield Police Department at approximately 10:22 ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association President Captain John Lewis is reminding everyone that on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, the association’s Junior Mates will host a fundraising cruise on the “Black Pearl” pirate boat from 7:00-8:30 PM. A minimum donation is $75 while ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the first time ever, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey is over $5. AAA says drivers are paying $5.01 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. That's up 3 cents from yesterday and nearly $2 from this time last year. AAA says the rising cost of oil and high demand for ...

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NEW JERSEY — The average gas price in New Jersey has reached another all-time high. AAA says the price for a gallon of unleaded is $4.79 on Thursday, June 2, 2022. That's up 2 cents from yesterday, 57 cents from last month and up $1.74 a gallon, compared to this time last year. The price of a ...

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NEW JERSEY - With June officially marking the start of hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraging residents along the Atlantic Coast to get prepared.  NOAA’s current outlook of the 2022 Atlantic ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan will preside at Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. Monday with a story of dedication, heroism, bravery and true love involving a Civil War nurse born in Somerville in 1824 and buried at the Old Cemetery on South Bridge Street. Sullivan will speak at the New ...

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MT. HOLLY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of New Jersey on Thursday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. A Fire Weather Watch will remain in effect on Friday, April 29, from morning to evening, in anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions. The ...

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NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide. According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are: North ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says adults at least 21 years old will be able to purchase recreational marijuana and marijuana products without a medical card in New Jersey starting on April 21, 2022. "This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry," Murphy said on ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - TAPinto Elizabeth is sad to announce the passing of former franchise owner, Kathy Lloyd. Kathy passed away on April 12 surrounded by those who loved her.  "We mourn the passing of former TAPinto owner/publisher Kathy Lloyd,” said Michael Shapiro, the founder and CEO of TAPinto.

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Cypress Park in Port Reading will get new recreation facilities and improvements thanks to a $1 million federal grant, part of a $1.5 trillion federal appropriations bill that Congress recently approved. US Sen. Cory Booker announced this grant to help Woodbridge pay for new ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- The South Brunswick Council voted to enact a four-ton weight restriction on Fresh Pond Road between Route 130 and Deans Rhode Hall Road. The Council unanimously approved the ordinance at the last public meeting. The township had previously adopted a weight restriction on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ron Harper Jr., whose penchant for making big shots and contagious swagger breathed new life into the long-struggling Rutgers men’s basketball program, has announced he will declare for the 2022 NBA Draft. Harper, who helped Rutgers clinch consecutive NCAA tournament ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- South Brunswick Board of Education President Joyce Mehta announced that she would not step down or resign from the board following a series of controversies. Mehta made this announcement during last night’s special meeting to discuss her past conduct and use of the board ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick honored Sean Flannery, owner of Sheelen's Crossing and Sheelen's Fish Market in Fanwood, as the recipient of the William A. Boyle, Sr. Union County Irishman of the Year at its annual Irish Heritage Tribute Dinner on Thursday, Mar. 10. Flannery, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The legacy of a beloved former school district administrator will live on in South Plainfield for years to come.   At a ceremony held March 4, family, friends, and former colleagues joined with school leaders and members of the board of education to officially rename and ...

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Ron Sabol was sworn in as the newly elected president of the New Jersey Society for Environment and Economic Development (NJ SEED) during the coalition’s quarterly trustee and membership meeting at the Trenton Country Club in West Trenton today. Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. had the honor of ...

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STATEN ISLAND, NY - On Valentine's Day the first new Staten Island Ferry made its maiden voyage. This state-of-the-art ferry is special in many ways, but it's the name which makes the Staten Island Ferry Service's newest member so noteworthy. The ferry bears the name SSG Michael H. Ollis. Ollis is ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  The South Plainfield School District will implement a masks-optional policy when the state mandate on face coverings is lifted next month.  "The South Plainfield School District intends to follow the governor’s mandate to make masks optional for South Plainfield School ...

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BEACH HAVEN - Spring is right around the corner, and before we know it, lines will be wet and reels will be screaming with the start of the offshore fishing season. It is with this vision in mind that to announce that the Second Annual Beach Haven Tuna Open Tournament, running from June 5th – ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — The community is mourning, as reports confirm that former Manalapan High School basketball player, football star, and college player for both Yale and Monmouth University, Kyle Mullen  died Friday.  Mullen was 24 years old. According to the U.S. Navy, Mullen was a Navy SEAL ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) arrested Manuel A. Quinones of Pennsauken, NJ, here in East Brunswick this Monday.  Quinones has beencharged with serious and large-scale drug possession and weapons charges in a federal operation that had been following the convicted ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the first time in 2022, there are fewer than 20,000 new daily COVID-19 in New Jersey.  The State Department of Health confirmed 19,454 new cases on Wednesday.  Also, 103 new COVID-19 deaths were reported. The Rate of Transmission, which measures how much the virus is spreading, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law the “Motorbus and Passenger Rail Service Employee Violence Prevention Act,” which is designed to reduce acts of violence against transit employees and to provide transit workers with techniques for de-escalating potentially violent ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health says 21,691 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in New Jersey on Monday.  The state confirmed 29 more deaths.  More than 6,000 people are in New Jersey hospitals with COVD-19. It's the 13th-straight day over 20,000 new positive cases.  26,615 ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Health is confirming 27.404 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday - the ninth-straight day over 20,000.  In addition, on Thursday, the Health Department said 106 more New Jerseyans died from the virus. The number of people with COVID-19 in hospitals around the ...

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