Other NJ News

September 12, 2018

PARAMUS, NJ - The New Bridge Medical Center, which has the largest complete 9-11 memorial in Bergen County, held its annual 9-11 remembrance ceremony yesterday, featuring the Bergen County Firefighters Pipe Band and HUMC Military Honor Guard. Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco, III, ...

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MIDLAND PARK, NJ - This summer, the Thimme Family of Midland Park created a Little Free Library in front of Highland School with the help of school officials. A Little Free Library is a mini library, frequently located outside, to promote a community book share by providing a full time location ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Paul Nickels was down on his luck about eight years ago and found himself homeless in Bergen County. Adding to an already tough situation, finding the assistance and resources he needed to get back on his feet wasn’t easy. Nickels collected as much information as he could and ...

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UNION, NJ – In response to the continuing controversy surrounding a Trump-bashing billboard on Morris Avenue, the Union Township Committee unanimously passed a resolution denouncing it at Tuesday night’s Committee meeting. Mayor Suzette Cavadas read from the resolution: “It has come to the ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students. Such a lawsuit drives directly to New ...

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WYCKOFF, NJ – New Jersey Senator Henry McNamara died at the age of 83 on Monday, Aug. 27. According to his Wikipedia history, he was born on Dec. 9, 1934. He received a B.A. from Seton Hall University in classical languages. Before entering the Senate, McNamara spent six years in the New Jersey ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, will host -- in conjunction with Overlook Family Medicine -- its fourth Community Day & Health Fair on Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Calvary United Church of God in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail. Brendan Devera, ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ -  For those of you who commute from the Bergen County area by bus or car into the city on a daily basis, the beginning of the construction on the Route 495 bridge is far from welcome news.  Expected to take thirty months (over two years) to complete, the already difficult commute ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.   The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - While working in her role as a reporter covering the courts in New Brunswick, a female journalist from NJ Advance Media, a media group represented locally by nj.com and The Star Ledger, was assaulted by another woman following the trial of Tejay Johnson.  A three-year member of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The state assembly is considering legislation requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to establish a recycling program for plastic bags and plastic film. “We know how bad plastic bags are for the environment” said Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney of Wyckoff (R-Bergen) who ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The Hero Club at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center is one step closer to reality having received a donation from the Sparta Kiwanis. John Quinlan, Director of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice foundation, presented the program to the club at their meeting at Homers ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than ...

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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,” ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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,” ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona and Cory Booker of New Jersey had a spirited snow ball fight in front of Capital Hill.  This combines multiple things that we like at TAPintoTravels.  It includes extended work travel, a great tourist city, and two grown men having fun. Is it ...

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MIDLAND PARK, NJ - Dr. Eric Veenstra and Ana Veenstra shared good dental hygiene practices with Godwin School second-graders earlier in March.   According to principal Danielle Bache, the doctor and Ana reviewed with students how to brush and floss properly.   "Students sorted foods that help ...

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MIDLAND PARK, NJ - Godwin School students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade participated in the "One School One Book" assembly earlier in March. According to principal Danielle Bache, the school is reading "Adventures of a South Pole Pig." Dunkin, a two-year-old pot belly pig from ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The fourth nor'easter to hit the region didn't deter a few hearty souls from hosting an impromptu ceremony of National Rosie the Riveter Day in the Wesmont section of Wood-Ridge. The official commemoration scheduled for 4 p.m. had been postponed due to the weather. ‘National ...

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TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of ...

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