New Jersey

July 26, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Since 2009 when he first introduced legislation that would allow state residents to legally sell cookies and cupcakes they made at home, Sen. Kip Bateman, R-16th has been a vocal advocate for home bakers with an entrepreneurial dream. Earlier this month, his efforts paid ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - State Assemblyman Sterley S. Stanley will present a joint legislative resolution honoring National Moth Week, an international citizen science project founded in East Brunswick, at a township-wide moth night at Community Park on Friday, July 23. The presentation will take ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl was 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the participants, who ...

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NEW JERSEY — Did you know? Blueberries have long grown wild in the Garden State, but New Jerseyan Elizabeth Coleman White is credited for being the first person to see potential for the fruit as a commercial crop. Coleman and botanist Frederick Colville began experimenting with wild ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Blue jays, robins, grackles and starlings in New Jersey and other mid-Atlantic states have been afflicted with an unknown disease that has killed several dozen birds in the state. Dr. Nicole Lewis, state Division of Fish & Wildlife veterinarian, has collected several of the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Tropical Storm Elsa is due to arrive in New Jersey tonight and though central New Jersey is not in the direct path of the storm, there is a likelihood the heavy rain and accompanying winds will make an impact tonight and on Friday. The storm is expected to have the greatest ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jennifer O’Neill danced the night away at her wedding reception, a wild New Year’s Eve party that included a live band and as many friends and family members as could cram inside Christopher’s Restaurant in the Heldrich Hotel.  It came to a colorful conclusion at midnight, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced today that he will be resigning his post later this month.  Grewal, the country's first Sikh Attorney General, will become the Director of Enforcement at the Securities Exchange Commission on July 26. Governor Murphy lauded the many ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Ground was broken in New Brunswick on Thursday for a new facility that medical experts and politicians hope will lead the charge in cancer treatment and research. Gov. Phil Murphy, Mayor Jim Cahill, RWJ Barnabas Health President and CEO Barry Ostrowsky, Rutgers President ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A 700-pound bronze statue of George Floyd unveiled last week near the steps of Newark City Hall was defaced late last night, authorities said. Before 6 a.m. today, police reported that a sergeant in the area of City Hall noticed the statue of Floyd was defaced with graffiti. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Batman that would require the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to establish a C-PACE program to facilitate the financing of renewable energy projects was approved by the New Jersey Senate. “Throughout New Jersey, there are countless ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The new Department of Health building scheduled to be built this year in downtown Trenton will be named after Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli. The Judith M. Persichilli Building will recognize what Gov. Phil Murphy called her “past and ongoing service to the people of New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers University Board of Governors on Tuesday approved a $4.8 billion budget that includes a 2.6 percent increase in tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 academic year, following a freeze in tuition and a fees' reduction for the past year in recognition of pandemic-related ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Almost nine in 10 New Jerseyans consider the cost of housing to be a “very serious” (55 percent) or “somewhat serious” (32 percent) problem, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in collaboration with the Housing and Community Development Network of New ...

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Editor's Note: This story has been updated with results posted at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli easily outdistanced three other candidates in the Republican primary for Governor on Tuesday and will face off against Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Seventy-three percent of New Jerseyans say they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and while another 10 percent say they will likely roll up their sleeve for it, 16 percent remain unwilling, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Results are from ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - They're back. Billions of cicadas are emerging from beneath the ground in the northeastern United States, and New Jersey will have more than its share of the noisy insects to contend with during the summer months. Be prepared for shedded shells, insect romance and the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee approved an ordinance Tuesday night prohibiting retail marijuana sales, farming and warehouse operations within the township by a 4-1 vote. The proposed law as written prohibits cannabis establishments, delivery services and distributors from operating ...

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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 ...

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NJ -- A birthday party that became the scene of a mass shooting at a house party is still an active investigation according to a Monday morning briefing by Governor Phil Murphy. The Saturday night shooting killed two individuals and injured 12 others, some of whom remain in ...

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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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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is the latest New Jersey college that will require all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. The Catholic university in South Orange joins a list of now 14 major New Jersey institutions to require inoculation in some form before ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday called allegations of human trafficking and labor abuse made against the  BAPS Temple in Robbinsville horrific and disturbing and indicated that individuals who may be victims are receiving medical care.  Murphy's comments came a day after the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued this week that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey. The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -  New Jersey’s three affiliated Minor League Baseball teams will all open their seasons May 4th with home games in what will be a truly historic night for baseball in the state. In Trenton, the Thunder will play the first Triple-A Game in New Jersey in 60 years when they host ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from ...

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TRENTON, NJ - COVID-19 figures in New Jersey continue to rise, with new predictive models indicating the state could be heading for a new COVID-19 peak over May and June, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. The number of daily new cases has hovered around 4,000 most days this week; 3,933 new cases ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Parents will now notified the first time their underage child is caught using or possessing marijuana or alcohol under a measure signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. The law sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Assemblyman Dr. Herb Conaway ...

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