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September 20, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — When Maria Lopez-Nunez, director of environmental justice and community development for Ironbound Community Corporation, rattles off all the industrial entities impacting the quality of life for residents in her community, she needs both hands to count.  Among the culprits: a ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. - A Glen Rock man who unsuccessfully lunged at a car dealership employee with a knife after he was asked to park his Mercedes correctly has been arrested and is facing an assault charge, among others. City police received a 911 call after 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, from a ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - A Bichon Frise, who broke free of his harness, died after a fight with a pitbull that grabbed him during a leashed walk along Dean Street. The tragic event happened on August 21 at approximately noon when police responded to a 9-1-1 report of two dogs fighting, with a dog walker ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Two Scotch Plains residents are undertaking two very different methods of raising awareness of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Former Army Colonel Kon Zoganas, the 2018 Memorial Day Parade grand marshal, has accepted the "25 Push-ups for 25 Days" challenge to ...

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PATERSON, NJ – After the U.S. Census Bureau announced plans to end its count a month earlier than expected, local and county officials are making a push to ensure the area’s hard-to-reach groups are represented. The count will now end on Sept. 30 and the bureau will end all surveying efforts, ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - It was a described as a nightmare in the Belford section of Middletown last week as over 60 small dogs were rescued from absolutely horrific conditions. The rescue occurred after a call was received on the Monmouth County SPCA cruelty hotline, according to a representative: "The ...

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY - An "anti-feminist" attorney found dead in New York’s Catskills on Monday is believed to have been the shooter of Federal Judge Esther Salas’ husband and son in North Brunswick Sunday evening, according to multiple published reports. A package or envelope addressed to Judge ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Dan Anderl, a 2018 graduate of Saint Joseph High School and the son of Federal Judge Esther Salas was shot and killed at his family's home in North Brunswick on Sunday evening, according to multiple media reports. Anderl, 20, was a rising junior at Catholic ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - A Californian woman who struck a utility pole Wednesday morning in her SUV and rolled it over onto its roof, apparently escaped unscathed, police said. "A 28-year-old Union City, CA, woman was driving her 2020 Toyota Rav 4 north on Prospect Street when it failed to negotiate the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Kathleen Engler looked out her window onto Packanack Lake on Wednesday morning and was surprised to see her neighbor Anita Cronk in her car, forty feet out into the lake. “She was speaking frantically to her daughter on the shore and nobody was helping this woman in the car,” said ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - It was still July 4 in Glen Rock as people masked-up and lined Rock Road seemingly eager to feel some normalcy after COVID-19 spoiled their spring, but maybe not their summer. While it was muted, the message was clear at the annual Independence Day parade that brought out crowds ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – A Barnegat man using a metal detector came to the rescue of a distraught township resident -who lost her rings at the Barnegat Bay Beach.  Alicia Bivens says she offered Tom Panik a reward for recovering her treasured keepsakes, but he refused to take it. “He told me just to pay ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Sears, the archaic but once iconic department store that has towered over Hackensack’s downtown since the early 1930s — the decade defined by a global economic and political crisis that led up to World War II — is poised to be the second-to-last such department store in New ...

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Refusals come just as migrant-worker population starts to rise steeply, with as many as 10,000 laborers per week arriving from states where COVID-19 cases are increasing This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing ...

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