Other NJ News

February 16, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta resident and cofounder and manager of the Sparta Farmers Market Mitch Morrison is about to embark on a cross country trip on his bicycle. Morrison is pedaling solo from Portland, Oregon to Sparta beginning April 10 and arriving in late May. “As part of my adventure, I am ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The long time leader of one of the area's most vital providers of mental and behavioral health services received quite a send off last week, as Comprehrensive Behavioral Healthcare's Executive Director Peter Scerbo called it a career after nearly 50 years. Scerbo was joined by ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the Bloomfield Police Department overnight. The preliminary investigation indicates that retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella shot himself in the Bloomfield Headquarters while being ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents. “This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while ...

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FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ – McCoy Place, a new affordable 40-unit supportive housing complex, recently opened in the borough at McCoy and Colonial Roads. McCoy Place includes 39 one-bedroom apartments for individuals with disabilities earning up to 60 percent of area median income, and one for a ...

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MIDLAND PARK, NJ - The Midland Park Board of Education established an Education Hall of Fame in 2008 to recognize the key contributions made by past staff members of the Midland Park School District. The Education Hall of Fame is open to all former Midland Park employees who have been retired at ...

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PATERSON, NJ – More than 50,000 participants in UnitedHealthcare and Oxford employer Medicare Advantage health plans now have access to the services of doctors and other care providers affiliated with St. Joseph’s Health. According to a statement earlier this month, the new network relationship ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Once again this year "A Hero's Welcome North Jersey" spearheaded  "Adopt a Vet," a program that brings holiday gifts to veterans and their families throughout Bergen County. For the second year in a row, Rose Pagan's organization teamed up with Bergen County Veterans ...

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Toys for Tots Operation in Wyckoff, see video here, produced by Avios Aerial Media: https://vimeo.com/305326563

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PARAMUS, NJ – For the fourth consecutive year, Bergen Community College and its Office of Public Relations, Community and Cultural Affairs have earned recognition from the National Council on Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) for exemplary communication campaigns, winning three awards. Bergen ...

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TRENTON, NJ –  The senate is considering a bill that would automatically enroll private sector workers in a government-run retirement plan. The bill, S-2891, sponsored by Senator Joseph Lagana and Senator Troy Singleton, was approved by the Senate Labor Committee today. It would create the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Passersby, a local doctor and police rushed to the aid of a pedestrian on Sunday, Dec. 2, when he was hit by a car at Easton Avenue and Albany Street, right by the New Brunswick Train Station. Upon the officer’s arrival at 12:13 a.m., they found a 37-year-old Edison man, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Actor and Scotch Plains resident Garry Pastore has been cast as a supporting lead in Shooting Heroin, a film that tells a fictional story about the ravages of the opioid epidemic in small-town America and what happens when members of community take matters into their own ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- What better day to release a video called "Monsterz" than on Halloween?  Scotch Plains-based musician Billy Wilkins released his latest single at midnight on the spookiest day of the year.  "It's an upbeat song, actually," the singer/guitar player said. "The song is about ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same. Through their nonprofit ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A male 26-year-old Paterson resident sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound on Oct. 7 at approximately 11 p.m. in a hallway of a residence on North Main Street, according to police. It was the third shooting that day. The victim was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s Regional ...

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PATERSON, NJ - It appears two men were shot on Sunday in Paterson after police discovered the second victim hours after the first victim was transported to Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center on Oct. 7, according to police. The two men were wounded at approximately 3:30 a.m. in the area of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 35-year-old Paterson man sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound at approximately 3:30 a.m. this morning in the area of east 26th Street, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor and Paterson police. Police responded to the east 26th Street area after a report of shots fired. They ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - High School students interested in attending military academies are encouraged to attend a Fifth District Service Academy Night, sponsored by U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer's office. The most local event will be at Ridgewood High School, 627 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, 5:30-7 ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  According to published reports, Hasbrouck Heights Mayor Jack DeLorenzo has emerged as a candidate to fill the vacated Bergen County Sheriff’s position. The seat became open a week ago when Sheriff Michael Saudino and his under-sheriffs resigned after an audio tape of ...

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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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