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June 22, 2022

RED BANK, NJ -- While summer break has just started for most students, Governor Phil Murphy and state lawmakers are looking ahead to the beginning of the next school year by pushing for a "Back-to-School" Sales Tax holiday that they touted Wednesday morning as a way to ease the financial burden of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Eric Brekhman and Lucas Zhu, rising seniors at Livingston High School (LHS) and co-presidents of the LHS Democrats Club, are currently collaborating with Westfield Councilman David Contract through a non-partisan initiative called Vote16NJ to add an amendment to the New Jersey ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - While saying that the bipartisan legislation does not go as far as he would like, U. S. Senator Robert Menendez said it may well go far to saving lives. “It is our duty as lawmakers to take action and find ways to advance legislation that can save lives,” Menendez said during a ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the first time ever, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey is over $5. AAA says drivers are paying $5.01 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. That's up 3 cents from yesterday and nearly $2 from this time last year. AAA says the rising cost of oil and high demand for ...

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NEW JERSEY - With June officially marking the start of hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraging residents along the Atlantic Coast to get prepared.  NOAA’s current outlook of the 2022 Atlantic ...

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NEW JERSEY — In anticipation of the "unofficial" start to summer, the New Jersey State Parks Service has announced Memorial Day Weekend hours for beaches and lifeguards at Island Beach State Park, in addition to the opening of additional swim areas around the state in June.  Island Beach State ...

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NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours. But the price didn't go down, either. AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 ...

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Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died. Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — The Bordentown City Commissioners on Monday night approved resolutions in support of possible cannabis operations at the former Ocean Spray site on Park Street, a first step in what will be a multi-faceted process to bring recreational marijuana businesses to the ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high. The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to ...

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NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey. “The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A $665 million development project envisioned as a place where innovations are hatched, developed and brought to market to benefit people across the planet will have an Irish accent. Atlantic Technological University (ATU), one of Ireland’s largest multi-campus universities ...

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WASHINGTON D.C. -- New Jersey's U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) is joining four members of Congress on a delegation trip that will stop in two European countries as well as three in the Middle East, according to a Monday announcement.  Booker will travel with fellow Senators Mark ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – State employees will soon be given the option to work-from-home on a permanent basis. The New Jersey Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently voted to approve a pilot program empowering State of New Jersey departments and authorities to establish a telework program for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fifty-two percent of New Jerseyans say the Garden State is off on the wrong track compared to 38% who say it is headed in the right direction, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The latest numbers continue a downward trend first seen in October 2021 after a much ...

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TRENTON, NJ –  New Jersey is set to receive $641 million from settlements with Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured opioids, and the country’s three largest pharmaceutical distributors – McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen, according to Governor Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney ...

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TRENTON – New Jersey is co-leading a multistate investigation into whether the social media platform TikTok is violating state consumer protection laws by inducing young people to use the platform in ways that are potentially damaging and putting them at risk of mental and physical harm, ...

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NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJCRC) is hosting a series of public hearings to take testimony from residents on how to best utilize collected fees from the sale of cannabis products to improve their communities and promote social equity. The meetings will be broken up ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the invasion and bombing of Ukraine by Russian military forces, Representative Chris Smith (NJ-4) issued a statement on Thursday saying "the United States must stand firmly with the people of Ukraine now more than ever in this hour of great peril and ensure that Putin ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Volunteer crossing guards are being deployed throughout the Sourland Mountain Preserve to ensure the safety of spotted salamanders that have begun to migrate back to their natal pools - the place where they were born - to mate and lay eggs. Volunteers will begin their ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton's Reverend Joseph E. Woods is the latest community leader to react to the shopping mall brawl caught on camera this weekend showing two teen boys -- one African-American and one Caucasian -- fighting.  Stirring up the controversy is the fact that the fight at the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A reporter for a New Brunswick news site is facing first-degree murder charges after she intentionally drove her vehicle into oncoming traffic on Route 130, police said. Ann “Nancy” Stewart, 95, of Monroe has died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash that occurred on ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — The community is mourning as reports confirm that former Manalapan High School basketball player and football star Kyle Mullen died on Friday. Mullen was 24 years old. According to the U.S. Navy, Mullen was a Navy SEAL candidate and had just begun the rigorous selection ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Sad news was received by the local Groundhog Day faithful. Milltown's furry forecaster will not be making his annual appearance at the borough's Groundhog Day festivities this year. Milltown Mel quietly passed away this winter. His dedicated Chief Wrangler John McNamara shared the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - A chilly pup is now warm and safe thanks to a rescue from the Cranford Fire Department, assisted by Cranford Police Department and Union County Police.  CFD believes that Buster, an eight-year-old springer spaniel, wandered out of his yard onto the frozen Rahway River and fell ...

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NEW JERSEY – College students who ride NJ TRANSIT’s bus, rail or light rail systems can save some money commuting back-and-forth thanks to the agency's student discount program.  The “Buy 3 Months, Get 1 Month Free” Student Pass promotion works in partnership with regional colleges and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 37-year-old Somerville woman who gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago has died of COVID-19 complications without ever having the chance to hold her newborn, according to family and friends. Michelle Stani, also had an 11-month old daughter, Jordan, a son Noah, 4 and her ...

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NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck is cracking down on businesses who are raising prices as the demand for COVID-19 tests have skyrocketed due to the Omicron variant. Bruck announced on Friday that the Division of Consumer Affairs has sent more than 50 warning ...

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