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George Washington Escaped Being Captured in New Jersey, Thanks to Alexander Hamilton

July 4, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Washington was 'this close' to being captured by British forces and presumably hanged as a traitor from a tree in New Brunswick.

So as you scarf down those barbecue wings, knock back a few cold ones and celebrate Independence Day, consider that the ragtag colonies’ struggle to break free from King George III’s sway could have ended 246 years ...

NJ Woman Sues Township and Neighbors for Constructing Swimming Pool Too Close to her Property

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Kendall Park woman is suing the township, the zoning board, and her neighbors for constructing an in-ground pool that violates certain property ordinances. The woman claims that the new construction was too close to her property and failed to meet the standards set by the municipality, despite getting approval from the zoning board earlier this year.

Last November, a ...

George Washington Bridge Set to Go Cashless Beginning July 10

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 bill for the toll amount will then be sent by mail.

The new system aims to eliminate the stop ...

Fair Lawn Parent Objects to "Progressive" Flag That Was Hanging in Front of TJ Middle School

FAIR LAWN, NJ - A parent objected to a "progressive" flag he characterized as "controversial" and "politically charged" hung at TJ Middle School.

Parent Kurt Schwartz, a lifelong resident of the borough who has three children, said, "Some, maybe not all, parents may be uncomfortable discussing a progressive pride flag with their 5th-grade son or ...

NJ Ding Dongs Ditch Prankster Protocol by Asking Permission

ROXBURY, NJ – You don’t point to the Whoopee Cushion and tell your friend to sit on it. If you’re going to prank somebody, asking permission beforehand doesn't make sense.

So when several boys recently knocked on Dana Becker’s door and asked if they could Ding Dong Ditch her, the Landing resident was initially confused. The prank usually entails ringing a ...

Kids From Passaic Valley Area Reel Them In At Annual Fishing Derby

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough of Woodland Park, Township of Little Falls, and Borough of Totowa held the second annual tri-town fishing derby at Henderson Pond at Zaccaria Park on June 4. Over 60 families took part.

Great Falls Bassmasters President Antonio “Go Go” Gomez's team was on hand to measure the fish caught and help the children out. During the 2.5 hour ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Top $5 a Gallon

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 gas is keeping the prices at the pump high.

“People are still fueling up, despite ...

Morristown High Students Walk Out To Protest Gun Violence

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The entire student body of Morristown High School walked out around noon on June 1 to protest the recent massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

The school’s students all departed the school onto the football field, where they sat for 30 minutes. Several students gave statements, detailing the impact gun violence has had on them. Mayor Tim Dougherty was in ...

Clifton Woman Arrested Following Nail Salon Assault, CAIR-NJ Condemns Assault on Muslim Girls

CLIFTON, NJ - A 59-year-old Clifton woman was arrested and charged following a report of an April 30 assault and bias incident at a Lakeview Ave. nail salon. The charges in the case have been referred to the Passaic County Grand Jury. 

The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) condemned the allegedly bias-motivated assault on Muslim girls and ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

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 the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

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George Washington Escaped Being Captured in New Jersey, Thanks to Alexander Hamilton

July 4, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Washington was 'this close' to being captured by British forces and presumably hanged as a traitor from a tree in New Brunswick.

So as you scarf down those barbecue wings, knock back a few cold ones and celebrate Independence Day, consider that the ragtag colonies’ struggle to break free from King George III’s sway could have ended 246 years ...

NJ Woman Sues Township and Neighbors for Constructing Swimming Pool Too Close to her Property

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Kendall Park woman is suing the township, the zoning board, and her neighbors for constructing an in-ground pool that violates certain property ordinances. The woman claims that the new construction was too close to her property and failed to meet the standards set by the municipality, despite getting approval from the zoning board earlier this year.

Last November, a ...

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Why Juneteenth Should be Celebrated by All Americans

June 17, 2022

UPDATE: Since this article was originally published one year ago, Juneteenth Independence Day was signed into law by President Biden as a federal holiday in 2021. Juneteenth Day has been celebrated on the third Friday of June as a state holiday in New Jersey since 2020.

WHY JUNETEENTH SHOULD BE CELEBRATED BY All AMERICANS

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last ...

Are you sick of flying bugs, too?

Hi, everyone, I just wanted to share a surprisingly easy way to get rid of a lot of bugs in the yard in case you hate them like I do.

1. Get some yellow containers or some random colored containers and some yellow duct tape.

2. Put a couple little food scraps inside that will rot and smell delicious to bugs. Think small. A piece of chicken and a slice of apple or something like that. If ...

George Washington Escaped Being Captured in New Jersey, Thanks to Alexander Hamilton

July 4, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Washington was 'this close' to being captured by British forces and presumably hanged as a traitor from a tree in New Brunswick.

So as you scarf down those barbecue wings, knock back a few cold ones and celebrate Independence Day, consider that the ragtag colonies’ struggle to break free from King George III’s sway could have ended 246 years ...

NJ Woman Sues Township and Neighbors for Constructing Swimming Pool Too Close to her Property

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Kendall Park woman is suing the township, the zoning board, and her neighbors for constructing an in-ground pool that violates certain property ordinances. The woman claims that the new construction was too close to her property and failed to meet the standards set by the municipality, despite getting approval from the zoning board earlier this year.

Last November, a ...

Prospect Park Special Meeting of Mayor and Council June 30, 2022

June 28, 2022

BOROUGH OF PROSPECT PARK NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF PROSPECT PARK

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Prospect Park will conduct a Special Meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in order to consider and take action on the following matters:


RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF THE SHARED ...

Prospect Park Adoption of Ordinance 2022-14

Borough of Prospect Park

Passaic County, New Jersey

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the following ordinance was passed on second and final reading and adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Prospect Park, County of Passaic, State of New Jersey at a meeting of said Mayor and Council held virtually and at the Municipal Building, 106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park, New ...

All in the Family

On a stifling hot moonlit night in the summer of 1871, the infamous outlaw and gun slinger, John Wesley Hardin, shot a man for snoring.

Legend has it that Hardin, traveling with his cousin Gip Clements, fell back in his room at the American House Hotel in Abilene, Kansas after a raucous night drinking. The next door down, rancher Charles Cougar was sleeping peacefully, if noisily, in his room.

Don't Worry, Be Happy

As a sentient human being, I need to stop thinking.

Happy the elephant is not a person, New York court rules.

I was confused by this headline because in the clipped style common to breaking news reports, I understood it to mean that New York’s court system is joyful that an elephant is not a person.

That made me happy too. Although not in the same way as the elephant, who’s ...

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