Other NJ News

April 28, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC. - Datasets from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau were released Monday, indicating the resident U.S. population on April 1, 2020, was 331,449,281, up 22,703,743 from 308,745,538 ten years earlier; the number represents the total number of people residing in the 50 states and the District ...

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TRENTON – Motorists are now have a new option for their drivers license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey kicked off an $84.2 million capital project this week to renovate and upgrade one of Newark Liberty International Airport’s major runways.  The project is planned to generate more than $144 million in economic activity for the region and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Joseph Postiglione, who teaches non-verbal autistic students in third to fifth grade at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, wants to help his pupils build an outdoor courtyard that will be “their own comfortable place” and he will teach them “valuable life and social skills along the ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Two men have been arrested and charged with assault for the attack that led to the death of South River native Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died following injuries he sustained during the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to multiple media ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Daylight Saving Time adds 1 hour to standard time (at 2:00 a.m.) to make better use of daylight and conserve energy. It is observed in over 70 countries worldwide, although the beginning and end dates vary from country to country. Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that do not ...

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TRENTON, NJ — An investigation of a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Union County is underway by the New Jersey Department of Health. The NJDOH is aware of 14 confirmed cases, including one death, among individuals who live in or spend time in the county. The cases were reported ...

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SPARTA, NJ – History is being made in Sparta as seven girls earn the rank of Eagle Scout in Scout Troop 1150.  The girls are among the first in Scouts BSA who are eligible for the rank.  Scouts BSA opened their program to girls in 2018 and set Feb 2021 as the first date they are eligible to become ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Efforts to revitalize the historic Hinchliffe Stadium got a major boost Wednesday with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)’s approval of an Economic Redevelopment and Growth (ERG) Program tax credit. Vacant for decades, the redevelopment will include a museum ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - "He loved his girlfriend, his dogs, and the New Jersey Devils," said Senate Majority leader Charles E. Schumer today of Capitol Police Officer and New Jersey native Brian David Sicknick.  Members of the United States Congress gathered in the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday morning to ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - It's a very quiet Groundhog Day in the borough with a thick blanket of snow covering Milltown and much of the Garden State on February 2. Middlesex County's favorite groundhog, Milltown Mel is in quarantine, but he sent a message out through his social media pages telling his ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After the area was blanketed by well over a foot of snow on Monday, Essex County's resident groundhog delivered some potential good news for winter weary residents. Essex Ed, the groundhog at Turtle Back Zoo, made his annual weather predication on Tuesday, Feb. 2, which is ...

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NEW JERSEY  -  For those waiting for the big snowstorm we have been deprived of over the past couple of years, the wait will need to continue.  Two storm systems developing this week will provide some white winter weather for a good part of New Jersey, but neither storm is showing much inclination ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that all U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff on Monday, Jan 11, 2021, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River, who died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under siege on Jan.

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UPDATE: March 4, 2021 MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Since he was a young man Brian Sicknick wanted to be a police officer.  After serving in the Air Force National Guard, Sicknick became a Capitol Police Officer in Washington, DC in 2008.  Yesterday, he lost his life after being attacked by rioters who ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ — Freezing drizzle could make roads in the area slippery into Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service announced Sunday morning. “A trace of ice accretion is possible on untreated and elevated surfaces, making for dangerous travel. Use extra caution if traveling ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Joe Louis Clark, the legendary Eastside High School principal who inspired the movie “Lean On Me,” has died at the age of 82, his family said in a statement. After retiring from a three-decade long career in education, Clark moved to Gainesville, Florida, where he passed away Tuesday ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management issued a statement Wednesday afternoon advising residents to be prepared ahead of the storm. Rain and high winds, with gusts up to 65 m.p.h in some areas, are expected Thursday Dec. 24 into Friday Dec. 25., 2020.  The statement ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - It was always open—and now it's not. The Spa Diner (74 Hudson Street) had been a steadfast fixture in Hoboken for over 70 years. Known for its no-frills dining and particularly popular among the Mile Square City's once-vibrant nocturnal gourmand scene, anyone who has spent any time ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The entire state of New Jersey is now under a winter storm watch for a robust Nor’easter that will commence Wednesday afternoon, and lasting well into Thursday morning.  The storm that is leaving the area today has pulled cold air into the area, and a blocking high pressure ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mother nature has decided to get involved in 2020 as well. With the official start of winter only a week away, it appears that New Jersey and the entirety of the mid-Atlantic and northeast will get a head start on things over the next 24 hours.  A small wake up call will be ...

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(NEW JERSEY) — On behalf of all New Jersey residents, Governor Philip D. Murphy ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Air Force Captain Kelliann Leli of Parlin, Middlesex County, NJ. Captain Leli died November 27th in a non-combat related vehicle incident at Al Dhafra Air Base, United ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Since November 1995, Tunes has been cranking out the music on Hoboken's main drag, and picking up crowds of loyal fans along the way. From relatively humble beginnings at 315 Washington Street, the shop moved a block south in 1999—purchasing the building that holds its current ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Due to the sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Departments made the decision to cancel the 2020 Holiday Lights Parade for the safety of the community and the first responders who organize and participate in the event.  Organizers of the ...

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NEW JERSEY - Veterans Day is a federal holiday honoring all those currently serving and who have served in the military. It became a federal holiday in 1938 and is one of 10 observed throughout the calendar year. Veterans Day is a federal holiday and all post offices and most banks are closed on ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Approximately 130 dogs and cats arrived at the Morristown Airport after being rescued from Puerto Rico.  The Sato Project, Wings of Rescue and Greater Good Charities made it possible for these animals to touch down on October 10. All dogs and cats evacuated were either rescued ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras Baraka revealed Wednesday that Newark will commission a statue of abolitionist Harriet Tubman to replace one of Christopher Columbus it removed over the summer in Washington Park, which will be renamed Tubman Square.  Just in time for Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 12, the ...

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Some renters are forced out anyway by owners desperate for income in pandemic. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. In New ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Livingston sisters Victoria and Lauren Belcuore saw a young woman sitting at the edge of a bridge in Seaside at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, they did not hesitate to pull over—risking their own safety until they successfully convinced her not to jump. In an essay ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Division of Highway Traffic Safety is celebrating milestone anniversaries of New Jersey's nationally acclaimed teen driver laws. In a recent press release issued by the Office of the Attorney General the state recognized successes by launching "Stick to It" campaign.  As ...

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