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Elizabeth Top Stories

August 11, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ - In an effort to make improvements to the lives of New Jersey residents, the New Jersey Reentry Commission (NJRC) is giving Elizabeth residents the opportunity to live a fulfilling life.  With programs designed for immigrants, those who struggle with addiction and the previously ...

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TRENTON, 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. New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth resident is heading off to college after being a member of the 15th cohort of scholars in the Kaplan Leadership Program from the Kaplan Educational Foundation (KEF.)  Belicia Kensah will be attending Rutgers University-New Brunswick this coming fall.  Established ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The NJ Dept. of Health (NJDOH) reports 243 Monkeypox cases in the Garden State. The report, published Aug. 8, 2022, shows an increase of 29 cases since the last report on Fri. Aug. 5. In Union County, there are 24 cases as of Monday morning.  County by county, there are 73 cases in ...

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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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NEW YORK, NY - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued an Air Quality Alert for our area from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday Aug. 4. This is in addition to the National Weather Service (NWS) Heat Advisory for our area from 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday Aug.

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Heat Advisory for our area from 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday Aug. 5. The NWS reports a chance of rain, and possible thunderstorms Thursday night. Showers and thunderstorms are also likely on Friday, with some storms producing ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth will be getting a bit greener thanks to Groundwork Elizabeth’s plan to add four new micro-forest.  At a press conference at the micro-forest behind the Elmora Branch of Elizabeth Public Library, Executive Director of Groundwork Elizabeth Jonathan Phillips ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As weather forecasts predict high temperatures in Elizabeth, city officials have shared safety tips for beating the heat.  According to the National Weather Service, Monday and Tuesday in the city will be relatively cool, with temperatures ranging from 80 to 90 degrees with ...

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NEW JERSEY — All New Jersey law enforcement officers will now be required to hold valid, active licenses in order to be an active duty officer under a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Thursday.  New Jersey will become the 47th state to establish a police licensing program. "This ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Jefferson Park Ministries is teaming up with Elizabeth Public Schools to provide parents and students with supplies for the upcoming school year with a back-to-school kickoff.  The event will take place on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Jefferson Park ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Most kids probably aren’t ready to think about school supplies yet, but many local retailers already have shelves full of back-to-school necessities. This year, families will get to save some money as the State has announced a tax holiday for school supplies purchased from August ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Bank of America has announced more than $1.5 million in grants to 28 New Jersey nonprofits to improve economic opportunity and access to workforce development, the company announced in a press release. The Trinitas Foundation was one of 28 organizations selected for the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elmora Youth League Lady Troopers have been on fire this summer, as the 14U league was named New Jersey Junior League Softball Champions. Now, the group is raising money to send the girls to Connecticut to compete in a week-long tournament.  “We are asking for donations in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Over the next few days, the temperature is expected to reach 90 - 100 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Here are some tips on beating the heat from the American Red Cross: Stay Cool Stay ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Police Department will be handing out cool summer treats to residents at various parks throughout the city on August 4, as the department will be hosting Ice Pops with Cops.  From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., officers will be visiting parks to distribute the summertime treat ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth is looking to give the heart of the Midtown Historic District a facelift with a new mural installation.  Artists from Elizabeth are encouraged to apply and submit a proposal for their designs for the feature piece.  Interested artists must legally reside ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Housing Authority and the Elizabethport Community Center are teaming up for a new program for older adults in the area.  The WISE Program is a wellness and prevention program designed to celebrate healthy aging. Topics of the program include making healthy lifestyle ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Public School District is looking for teachers and staff to work for the upcoming school year.  Elizabeth Public Schools is looking to fill the following open positions:  Bilingual/ESL Special Education  World Languages / ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Eight police department recruits have been officially sworn in by Mayor Bollwage on Thursday, July 14.  The recruits were sworn in at city hall beside their family and friends. They will complete training at the John H. Stamler Police Academy in Scotch Plains before becoming ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As blood donations are down throughout the state, Trinitas Regional Medical Center will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, July 28.  According to Trinitas, blood donations have been low due to the COVID-19 pandemic and donations across the state are down 25% compared to last ...

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UNION, NJ – An Elizabeth man was identified as the driver of the vehicle involved in a one-car crash that took his life early Wednesday morning on Morris Avenue, authorities said. Police say 72-year-old Theodore Hagg of Elizabeth was driving a blue 2015 Jeep Wrangler, traveling westbound ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man made his initial appearance in court facing charges for his role in a late-night robbery and shooting of a taxi driver, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Walter Williams-Lang, 20, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is charged in a four-count complaint with ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A suspect is still at large for an armed robbery that occurred Friday afternoon on North Broad Street.  According to the City of Elizabeth spokeswoman, the victim’s iPhone and money were stolen but later recovered. EMS on the scene treated the victim. Reports state that two ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - From Monday, July 11 to Monday, August 1. The main branch of the Elizabeth Public Library will be closing for repairs.  In an announcement from the library, a spokeswoman said the building will be closed for building improvements. The Elmora, EPort and LaCorte branches will ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A coalition of activists from New Jersey are rejoicing at the recent decision of Amazon to withdraw its proposal for an air cargo hub at Newark Liberty International Airport. The Good Jobs Clean Air NJ coalition stated that the withdrawal comes after Amazon refused to meet basic ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) is bringing concerts to the city, with a series of concerts taking place at Atlantic Street Park.  The Sounds of Summer concert series will be taking place every Friday at 7 p.m. The concerts will feature different music styles: ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Elizabeth is looking for restaurants to participate in the annual Taste of Elizabeth event.  The event is set to take place on October 24. The details of the event have not been finalized at the time of publishing.  Restaurants looking to participate are ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth rallied around one of the well-loved police detectives Tuesday, as Darin Williamson officially retired.  An outpouring of support from city officials, fellow Elizabeth Police Department officers joined in the retirement celebration in front of the police ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Artistry Commission is looking for pieces to display in the Elizabeth Public Library this Fall.  The Commission is asking artists to submit pictures of the pieces for consideration by August 19. All pieces’ themes and sizes are subject to approval. This exhibit's ...

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