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June 16, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley showed up proudly on Thursday evening, June 10 when Nutley Pride LGBTQ+ held its first official Pride Month ceremony on the front lawn of the Nutley Municipal Building at 1 Kennedy Drive. Mayor Mauro G. Tucci read and delivered the township proclamation, signed by four of the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Empress Diner hosted Congressman Josh Gottheimer supporting his $500 back-to-work bonus plan. U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced support for a new $500 back-to-work bonus, utilizing a portion of the federal COVID-19 relief dollars heading to the State of New Jersey ...

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WAYNE, NJ — The results of the Wayne Valley Mascot ThoughtExchange survey showed more support for keeping the Indians mascot then it did for changing it, according to Tamika Reese, a diversity consultant hired by the school district. The results of this survey seemed to be the deciding factor in ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Board of Commissioners unanimously passed Ordinance 3473 after holding a public hearing. While no one actually spoke during the public hearing, two residents came forward during the public comment portion of the meeting beforehand. Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For the first time in Wayne’s history, the pride flag was raised at Town Hall. It was first flown on June 1, the first day of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, and will stay up till the end of June. Members of the LGBTQ community in Wayne are excited and proud that the flag is flying in their ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Passenger trains between New York and Pennsylvania might return to the Lackawanna Cutoff, a historic rail right-of-way connecting Roxbury and the Delaware Water Gap. The government-subsidized, quasi-public corporation is including a revival of the long-dormant Cutoff as part of a ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - While Jersey at large may be struggling to come back from the pandemic and its bludgeoning of the economy, the mayor said Fair Lawn is well-positioned financially and roaring back with residential and commercial development. TAPinto, the borough's hyperlocal news source, along ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano, during this week’s Wayne Town Council meeting, explained his change of appearance. He told the councilmembers and the public listening in that he had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August 2019. When the meeting began, the Mayor was given the floor to ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Township held its second annual rainbow flag raising ceremony in honor of Gay Pride Month in front of Town Hall on June 1. Leading the ceremony was Mayor James Damiano, along with Council President Anthony Sgobba, Councilman Chris Vancheri, Councilman Al Kahwaty and ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Sixth Annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will take place on Saturday, June 12, starting at 8:30 a.m. on Memorial Field in Woodland Park - behind Memorial Middle School at McBride Avenue and Memorial Drive. This year, the event will be honoring Det. Frank ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Monday welcomed home Ashu Mahajan, a Scotch Plains resident who recently traveled to India to visit his ailing father and became trapped by tightening COVID-19 restrictions. Sen.

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PARAMUS, NJ - A "non-agressive" black bear was sited in the Koman Drive and Alden Road area, according to a police alert issued at 12:46 p.m. Sunday. The two roads do not intersect but as bears travel at their own speed, no one knows where this furry guy will end up.  According to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The largest container ship to ever reach a U.S. East Coast port has docked at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal. The CMA CGM Marco Polo can carry 16,022 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs in industry terms. The ship is reported to be carrying 5,000 TEUs that include ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson firefighters pulled two sleeping occupants from a burning home early Sunday morning. According to a statement, the fire started at 81 Berkshire Ave, a 2 1/2 wood frame house and extended to two attached units through the floors. Members of the Paterson Fire Department ...

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VERONA, NJ — Three Essex County middle school students have turned a passion project into a business, launching JAÉ Candles and Co. Jada Bednar and Ellie Ghingo (seventh-graders at H.B.Whitehorne Middle School in Verona) and Ava Tsettos, (a West Caldwell seventh-grader at Grover Cleveland Middle ...

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NJ TRANSIT Has Added More Than 100 New Engineers Since Gov. Murphy Took Office, Total Active Roster Is Now 393 ISELIN, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, NJ Dept.of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, and NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett today ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Christopher Joseph Quaglin of East Brunswick, NJ, has been arrested and charged by the United States Department of Justice for his involvement in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the United States Capitol.  Quaglin faces charges that include Assaulting, Resisting or ...

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NEWARK, NJ  – Newark Penn Station is on track towards becoming a more reliable and sustainable travel hub as Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday introduced the first fleet of dual-powered locomotives to the city.  Standing on the Track A platform, Murphy introduced just one of 25 new diesel-electric ...

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NEWARK, NJ – When Gov. Phil Murphy announced last week the launch of the New Jersey Institute of Technology vaccination site in Newark, it was originally planned to deploy 6,000 doses per day. On opening day, the site surpassed that mark with nearly 6,200 doses administered.  “They will be ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Led by Business Administrator Kathleen Margaret Long, Paterson officials and community members joined together in front of City Hall Wednesday to mark St. Patrick's Day by raising the Irish flag.  While the event featured traditional Irish music, as well as three performances by ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — A man suffered an apparent accidental gunshot wound when his uncle handed him a gun inside his residence yesterday, police said. No charges will be filed.  On March 10 at approximately 5:30 p.m., police found the 40-year-old victim lying on the floor of his uncle's Jasper Road ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - For one Hasbrouck Heights teacher, her talent is extending from sharing in the classroom, to a larger stage. Shannon Rodenberg, American Sign Language teacher at Hasbrouck Heights Middle School, is taking her signing to "America’s Got Talent." “I am extremely excited for ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  State Lawmakers want to ensure that everyone has equal access to the internet.  Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) have re-introduced legislation -- The “New Jersey Net Neutrality Act” -- to establish a system to ensure that all New Jersey ISP ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — A 34-year-old Morristown resident who has been heavily involved in the Livingston Soccer Club over the last several years and most recently served as a volunteer coach at Livingston High School in the fall of 2020 has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Firefighters responding to a residential alarm quickly put down a blaze that started in a home on South Euclid Avenue, fire officials said Saturday. Crews entering the home Thursday evening found that a couch had caught fire because it was too close to a space heater, the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County authorities announced the arrest and charging of 22 individuals in an international human trafficking and prostitution organization in and around Bergen County it was announced by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella in a Thursday afternoon virtual press ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Following a public declaration of the intent to file a lawsuit against the Montclair Education Association (MEA) on their refusal to return to in-person learning, the 1000-member union has fired back against the Montclair School District. On Tuesday, Superintendent Jonathan Ponds ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - In a recent memo, following the mediation between Montclair School District leaders and Montclair Education Association (MEA) leaders, the MEA informed its members that the District will pursue legal action, if they do not return to in-person learning.  As a result of health and ...

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