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New Restaurant Buys ‘Pocketed’ Westfield Liquor License

July 12, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council approved the transfer of a liquor license to Westfield Hospitality LLC for its Westfield Fish & Brew Company during the council's meeting Tuesday night. The license had been bought from Jeffrey’s when it closed in 2014 and remained unused, or “pocketed,” by that owner until now.

Though the restaurant does not ...

Hackensack inks $24 Million Deal with Hackensack University Medical Center

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The City Council last night officially signed off on a long-anticipated agreement with Hackensack University Medical Center that will result in $24 million in payments to the city over the next six years. Reflecting a shared vision for the revitalization of the city, the Host Community Agreement cements a partnership between the City of Hackensack and Bergen ...

Gottheimer Meets with Constituents at 25th “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall: Midland Park

MIDLAND PARK, NJ – Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) met individually with Fifth District residents at his 25th “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall at Sansone's Family Restaurant in Midland Park.

Gottheimer holds these “Cup of Joe with Josh” events regularly across North Jersey to hear directly from the people he serves.

“For me to effectively ...

Local Students Present Robots, Gardens and Other Sustainability Projects at Student Forum

Newark, NJ — Armani Otero, a fifth grade student at Joseph H. Brensinger Elementary School in Jersey City, lit up as he spoke about building two robots that he and other students created to observe changes in their school’s garden.

“My favorite part of the whole thing was building the robots,” he said. “We had to collaborate. We didn’t have ...

Can Stew Leonard’s save declining Paramus Park Mall?

PARAMUS, NJ - It is no secret that the retail industry has seen a decrease in shoppers over the past year which has caused many stores to close their doors. This decline hit home when Sears was forced to close in February after 44 years in Paramus. The effects the closing of such a power house like Sears could be detrimental to Paramus Park which has seen a drastic decline in the number of ...

Hawthorne Christian Academy Dedicates New Athletic Field, Thanks Anonymous Donor

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The students of the Hawthorne Christian Academy, the faculty, staff, and visitors welcomed the dedication of a new athletic field Thursday afternoon. The manicured, fenced-in field has synthetic turf stretching from end to end, with lines boldly marked out to be used for all their sports needs.

For this, the Academy has a wealthy--and anonymous--benefactor to ...

Trespasser Fatality Reported at Bridgewater Train Station

Bridgewater, NJ - New Jersey Transit is reporting a fatality at the train station in Bridgewater. 

According to the New Jersey Transit website, Raritan Valley Train Line service is suspended in both directions between Raritan and Dunellen because of a trespasser fatality near Bridgewater.

Check back for more information as it is available.

Paramus Ridge Ranch Student gets community to join the "Dork Side"

PARAMUS - Although The Dork Side was not crowned winners of NBC’s new hit show “Genius Junior”, Paramus’s Shivani Sahu won over the hearts, and the brains, of members of the community. Nicknamed the “Talking Dictionary”, Ridge Ranch Elementary School Student Shivani and her teammates made a run to the finals of the game show hosted by Neil Patrick ...

Three Teens Are Missing, #Bloomfield Police Seek Community Assistance to Locate Them

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department is asking for the public's assistance to locate three teenagers who went missing this week. One of the parents reports that a large sum of money is missing suggesting the three may have fled the state. 

16-year-old Ulises Yance and 15-year-old Alex Lopez were last seen Fridaymornin, and 16-year-old Alexa Arenas was last seen ...

'March for Our Lives' Rally Comes to Hackensack, Local Students Attend DC March

HACKENSACK, NJ -- While hundreds of local residents descended on the county courthouse this Saturday to attend one of several "March for Our Lives" rallies planned throughout the state, a group of Hackensack High School students took it a step further -- they rode a bus to Washington D.C. to join hundreds of thousands at the largest of the events. Held in response to the school ...

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