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July 3, 2022

NEW JERSEY -  Cash toll collections on the George Washington Bridge will be eliminated as of July 10, 2022, announced The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. A new electronic tolling system will feature overhead gantries that will capture license plate images by overhead cameras, and a ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Old Glory is greeting motorists above the Garden State Parkway as representatives of the Patriotic Flags of Sayreville spent Thursday, June 30, attaching flags to the fence along the overpass. "I am thrilled to report that the American flags are back on the Main Street bridge," ...

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PATERSON, NJ – At 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, the Paterson Police Department was notified that a 34-year-old Lodi woman arrived at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson in a private vehicle seeking treatment for a non-fatal gunshot wound, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valeds ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy wants New Jersey homeowners and renters to receive nearly $2 billion in direct tax relief this year and in the years moving forward. At a gathering in South Brunswick's municipal complex, Murphy declared "promises kept" as he unfurled his plan to provide ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - When someone walks into Ethan and the Bean, there are plenty of things they might notice. They might see the chalkboard describing the specials for that day. Or they could smell the aromatic scent of the coffee beans in the small shop. Or they could rest their eyes upon ...

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Above: Bon Jovi comments on social media Sunday, after announcing Alec John Such's passing at age 70.  The Jersey born, and world-wide famous Rock and Roll band; 'Bon Jovi' officially announced Sunday, that the Yonkers, New York, born, Alec John Such, former founding member of Bon Jovi, had ...

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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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CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A debate that has simmered for years and often placed neighbors in opposing camps culminated when the South Orange Board of Trustees voted to place heavy restrictions on the use of leaf blowers. The measure, going into effect almost immediately this Sunday, May 1, bans ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Friday night’s annual Scarlet-White Spring Game at Rutgers’ SHI Stadium concluded on a heartfelt moment. Gavin Kane, 11, who suffered a traumatic injury from a car accident when he was just a baby, and is a patient at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, scored the ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Sakaria "Zack" Zahhan, a twenty-one year old New Jersey resident who is credited for helping identify the alleged perpetrator of a mass shooting on a Brooklyn subway on April 12, will be honored in Prospect Park Friday by Mayor Mohamed Khairullah and Montvale Mayor Mike ...

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NEW JERSEY - With chocolate bunnies being the start of many baskets today, other than knowing that everyone bites the ears first because they taste best, what do we really know about rabbits, bunnies, and hares. Regarding the chocolate variety, more than 90 million are produced annually. We're ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says adults at least 21 years old will be able to purchase recreational marijuana and marijuana products without a medical card in New Jersey starting on April 21, 2022. "This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry," Murphy said on ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - TAPinto Elizabeth is sad to announce the passing of former franchise owner, Kathy Lloyd. Kathy passed away on April 12 surrounded by those who loved her.  "We mourn the passing of former TAPinto owner/publisher Kathy Lloyd,” said Michael Shapiro, the founder and CEO of TAPinto.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Natalia Hazlitt,10-year-old fourth grader at Mountain Park Elementary School, co-wrote a children's book Charlie's First Haircut during the pandemic with her father Chaz Hazlitt.  Chaz Hazlitt is a celebrity barber to numerous music artists, actors and athletes, and owns ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has tested positive for COVID-19. Murphy took a rapid antigen test this afternoon that came back positive. A PCR test that followed also test came back positive, according to a statement from Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna. Murphy is currently ...

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ODESSA, UKRAINE -- Men in the Ukrainian city of Odessa on the Black Sea drew inspiration from Bon Jovi's "It's My Life" on March 22 as they prepared for another Russian attack.  “This is for the ones who stood their ground… Odessa, Ukraine. #SlavaUkraini,” the Sayreville native and Rock & ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The City of Plainfield raised Ukrainian flags at the World War I monument near Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church and in front of City Hall Friday. A statement from the administration notes: "The City of Plainfield stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and support ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — After 30 years on the job, one of Hoboken’s bravest thinks he’s ready for whatever “Survivor” will bring. When the popular CBS reality series returns for its 42nd season in a two-hour premiere on March 9, Mike Turner, a retired Hoboken battalion chief, will among the 18 new ...

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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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FLEMINGTON, NJ - World War II Navy veteran, and Flemington resident, Bill Watkinson will celebrate his 100th birthday Jan. 23 – and residents are invited to celebrate with him. Watkinson was stationed on the USS Yorktown from 1942 to 1946. By 1943, he was a Navy test pilot, certifying aircraft ...

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TRENTON, NJ - On Tuesday, Governor Murphy signed legislation (S4081) extending the utility shutoff grace period from December 31, 2021 to March 15, 2022 for all water, municipal electric and sewer customers. The legislation also extends the payment plan provisions of Executive Order No. 246, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Almost 30 years after Hoboken tried and failed to create a museum dedicated to its own home-grown musical legend, the city successfully unveiled its first statue to Frank Sinatra in celebration of his 106th birthday on Sunday. "It is truly a great honor to unveil this ode to ...

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NEW JERSEY - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the deadline for New Jersey homeowners and renters affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida now have until January 5 to apply for assistance.  Homeowners and renters have three ways they can apply for federal ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Executives from the state's Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) at the NJ League of Municipalities last week provided an overview of the newly adopted regulations to implement the legalization of adult recreational use of marijuana. The panel session, moderated by the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – After a visit from Governor Murphy last Friday, Bloomfield once again hosted VIP visitors. U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) outlined how the historic, $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill will provide record investments in New Jersey’s aging ...

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NEW JERSEY — Drivers should be extra careful on roadways as the end of daylight saving time on Sunday marks the height of white-tailed deer mating season, according to experts from the state’s environmental and transportation agencies. “It’s an annual event triggered by shortening day length,” ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A new law championed by Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Mercer/Middlsex) to make sure that the thousands of commuters who use E-ZPass toll booths daily are quickly notified of an overcharge or toll fee on their account has been signed into law by Governor Murphy. “An E-ZPass customer ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Executive Director John Donnadio stood on the stage in the ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City with a smile on his face as he proudly kicked off the 71st Annual NJAC Conference with a long-delayed awards ceremony to honor members and ...

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TRENTON — New Jersey’s law enforcement leaders gathered Wednesday at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton to unveil the state’s first permanent memorial honoring police officers and other law enforcement professionals who died during the COVID-19 pandemic. The memorial honors the ...

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