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VIDEO: Roxbury to Equip Buses with Cameras, Newark Students Explore Construction Careers, Artist Royalty Shows Off Work in Chatham and WayneQuest Returns

May 17, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Roxbury will equip 38 buses with security cameras after a physical assault is reported. Plus, Newark students in a building trades program get the chance to explore construction career pathways.  And, a Chatham art gallery shows work from artist royalty. Also, WayneQuest returns to celebrate the town's 175th Anniversary. 

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VIDEO: Plainfield Burn Victim Thanks First Responders, Piscataway Celebrates Jackie Robinson, East Brunswick Scouts Give Treats to Police and Chatham Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years

NEW JERSEY - A young Plainfield burn victim thanks first responders who saved her. Plus, Piscataway celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrierl. And, East Brunswick Boy Scouts spend a day with police. Also, the Green Village Fire Department in Chatham celebrates 100 years.

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VIDEO: Piscataway Rallies for Fire Victims, Newark Pledges $20 Million for Affordable Housing, Union Educators Rally Over Contracts and Sparta Celebrates 105-Year-Old Resident

NEW JERSEY - Piscataway residents start a fund to help victims of a recent fire. Plus, Union educators rally over contract negotiations. And, Newark pledges $20 million towards building affordable housing units. Also, a Sparta resident celebrates her 105th birthday with the community. 

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VIDEO: Cranford Baseball Team Rallies Around Boy Needing Eighth Surgery, Piscataway to Honor Jackie Robinson, Comic-Con Returns to Phillipsburg and Fair Lawn Council Discusses Chickens

NEW JERSEY - The Cranford Highschool Baseball team rallies around a young boy with a rare disease is scheduled to have his 8th surgery. Plus, Piscataway will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier. And, Phillipsburg will hold Comic-Con this year in-person. Also, Fair Lawn debates chicken ownership. 

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VIDEO: Compassion Cafe in Beach Haven Opens, Jets Visit Wayne Valley Girls Flag Football Team, Cranford Residents Help Ukraine and Roxbury Students Thank Habitat Home Donors

NEW JERSEY- The Compassion Cafe, a non-profit that employs teens and adults with disabilities, opens in Beach Haven. Plus, the New York Jets pay a visit to the Wayne Valley Girls flag football team. Also, Cranford residents send hundreds of aid boxes to Ukraine. And, Roxbury students thank donors who helped them build a Habitat for Humanity home. 

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VIDEO: Surprising Discovery in West Orange Church, Hoboken to Redevelop Old Recording Studio, Union Resident Named Volunteer of the Year and Blood Drive in Memory of South Plainfield Resident

NEW JERSEY - A surprising discovery is made in an abandoned West Orange church. Plus, Hoboken sets plans to redevelop an old recording studio. Also, a Union resident is named 'Volunteer of the Year.' And, South Plainfield holds a blood drive to honor a resident who died from gastric cancer. 

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VIDEO: Newark Teachers Awarded Gift Cards from Church, West Orange Teacher Gets TV Makeover, Hunterdon Harmonizers Honored and Cranford Alum Inducted Into Hall of Fame

NEW JERSEY - More than 200 Newark teachers receive a $50 gift card from the Saint James AME Church for Teacher Appreciation Week. Plus, a West Orange teacher gets a TV makeover on 'The Drew Barrymore' show. And the leader of the Hunterdon Harmonizers is recognized for his work in the Flemington community. Also, a Cranford High School alum gets inducted into the NJHS Ice Hockey ...

VIDEO: 'RHONJ' Star Visits Westfield, Study Finds Increase of Corporations Buying Newark Homes, Wayne Honors Small Biz and Bordentown Student Wins Governor's Award

NEW JERSEY - A 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star visits Westfield for its Girls' Night Out event. Plus, a new Rutgers-Newark polls hows corporations are buying Newark homes at an alarming rate. And, Wayne honors small businesses in the community. Also, a Bordentown student is set to receive the prestigious Governor's Award in arts education. 

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VIDEO: Wayne Honors Veterans, Rahway Bike Blessing, Nutley Century-Old Home Set for Demolition and South Plainfield Fundraising Efforts

NEW JERSEY - Motorcycle enthusiasts get their bikes blessed in Rahway. Plus, the Nutley Planning board approves demolition of a Century-old home. And, South Plainfield students raise money for various causes. Also, Wayne honors Veterans for Military Appreciation Month. 

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VIDEO: Plastic Bag Ban Now in Effect, Little Falls Pastry Baker Wins Food Network Show and A Cranford Student Makes History

NEW JERSEY - The plastic bag ban in New Jersey is now in effect. Plus, a Little Falls Pastry Chef wins the Food Network's Spring Baking Championship. And, a Cranford student makes history, twice. 

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Pallone Urges FTC to Approve RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – U.S Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., (NJ-06), urged the Federal Trade Commission to approve the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“I welcome and support ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Mercer County Expanding Outreach Location in Hamilton

May 8, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- Mercer County is expanding their community outreach center in Hamilton Township -- the Mercer County Connection -- in order to better serve residents, officials have announced.

Once complete, the County Connection office will be approximately 4,000 square feet. 

Located in the Hamilton Square Shopping Center on Route 33 and Paxson Avenue, the County Connection ...

More Than 100 Pounds of Unused, Expired Prescription Drugs Turned in Says Mercer County Sheriff Kemler

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- 105 pounds of unused or expired drugs were collected at the recent "Drug Take-Back Day" that urges residents to safely clean out their medicine cabinets, Sheriff Jack Kemler announced.

The disposed medications ranged from daily blood pressure medications to dangerous opiate painkillers and other addictive narcotics. 

"Our goal is to ...

Roadwork to Begin on Quakerbridge Road

May 13, 2022

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County Department of Transportation officials announced on Thursday that roadwork is set to begin on a portion of Quakerbridge Road. 

Beginning on Sunday, May 15, Quakerbridge Roard -- also known as County Road 533 -- will undergo milling and resurfacing between Collins Road to Village Road West - Lawrence Square Blvd North.

The work will be done in the ...

Roadwork Planned for Edinburg-Windsor Road

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Area motorists should look for alternate routes away from Edinburg-Windsor Road during roadway improvements being done by the Mercer County Department of Transportation to fix "deteriorated pavement surface conditions."

Milling and resurfacing is expected to begin on Monday, April 25 between South Lane and Main Street in Robbinsville and could take up to ...

Iconic Coach Stringer Retires; Rutgers to Name Court in Her Honor

May 1, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – C. Vivian Stringer, a Rutgers icon, a trailblazer in women’s basketball and the first Black coach (man or woman) to reach 1,000 wins in Division I competition, has announced her retirement.

Stringer, who also coached at Cheyney State and Iowa during her Hall of Fame career, will officially retire Sept. 1.

In 50 years as a college coach, she amassed 1,055 ...

Robbinsville Little League Opens Their 2022 Season

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ- After a three-year hiatus, two due to a global pandemic and the third a rainout, the Robbinsville Little League finally got a chance to celebrate Opening Day on Saturday.

The day started with a parade that went through the Tatum Park complex and ended at the baseball field where players walked through a balloon-filled entrance onto the field for the first time this ...

Convicted of Killing State Trooper in 1973 --Sundiata Acoli Paroled

May 10, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1973 murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland federal prison by a 3-2 vote on Tuesday.

At issue was whether the 85-year-old Acoli, who is reportedly suffering from dementia and ...

National Weather Service Issues 'Red Flag Warning' for New Jersey

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 alert was issued due to the combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry ...

Old City Hall Restoration Committee to Welcome PBS Host

May 11, 2022

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — The Old City Hall Restoration Committee's (OCHRC) ongoing Speaker Series will continue this weekend as the organization welcomes Ken Magos, the Host and Producer of the PBS show Drive By History and Drive By History: Eats.

Magos investigates the stories behind historical road markers in New Jersey and New York to discover hidden details ...

Splash the Day Away at the Hamilton YMCA Pool Club

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton YMCA is now registering families for the summer pool club at the Sawmill Branch. 

The 50-acre Hamilton YMCA property located at 185 Sawmill Road includes a large outdoor pool as well as a baby pool for the little members of the family. Splash parties and swim lessons also are available in the pool.

Personal swim equipment and toys may be brought ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Receives Approval to Perform Non-Emergent Angioplasties

May 9, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ - As part of a system-wide initiative to increase access to a comprehensive range of essential cardiac care for residents throughout New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has secured approval from the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) to perform elective, or non-emergent, angioplasty procedures.

This approval ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton to Host 6th Annual We vs. C™ Fundraiser Event

Hamilton, N.J. (May 4, 2022) - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is proud to announce their 6th annual We vs. C™ fundraising event. The Bohemian Dream themed event benefits the Holistic Program at the Cancer Center at RWJUH Hamilton. The immersive evening will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2022, and will include interactive guest ...

Federal Funding Grants Announced for Fire Departments

May 17, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ — More protection is coming for New Jersey’s firefighters. 

In a news conference Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program, which will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning, and sanitization equipment.  

The Firefighter Grant ...

VIDEO: Roxbury to Equip Buses with Cameras, Newark Students Explore Construction Careers, Artist Royalty Shows Off Work in Chatham and WayneQuest Returns

May 17, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Roxbury will equip 38 buses with security cameras after a physical assault is reported. Plus, Newark students in a building trades program get the chance to explore construction career pathways.  And, a Chatham art gallery shows work from artist royalty. Also, WayneQuest returns to celebrate the town's 175th Anniversary. 

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Loving Laughter: Good for You, Good for Your Relationships

Recently, I was in a workshop on Humor and Coaching, and I haven’t stopped thinking or talking about it all month!

Of course, laughing feels good.

When my husband Gus or son Theo, good naturedly tease me, I laugh and feel more alive in the moment. But I never thought of laughter as a beneficial habit. Who thinks of laughter as being valuable to our well-being like meditating, ...

Rep. Chris Smith Speaks Out on Leaked SCOTUS Opinion

May 4, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC -- The day after a draft opinion written by United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. that would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case regarding abortion rights was made public, Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) called the leak "an egregious abuse of process and trust."

"That said, the U.S. Supreme Court seems poised to take a powerful step ...

State Police Chiefs Seek ‘Safety-Sensitive Employee’ Exclusion to Cannabis Law

Most states that approved the use of recreational cannabis have exclusions for those employed in “safety-sensitive” professions. These are individuals who hold such jobs as train operators, air traffic controllers and those working on utility pipelines. That group also includes police officers.

It is sound reasoning to have such an exclusion for the safety of the workers and the ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...