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August 13, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nurses working at Cornerstone Behavioral Health Hospital in Berkeley Heights came to Thursday's commissioner board meeting dressed in the protective gear they wear while caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic to seek help in securing fair wages and benefits in their ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ — George L. Cook III remembers exactly how he felt on May 14, 2022. On that day, 10 people were killed in a Buffalo, New York supermarket, prosecutors say, by a man who had the intent of killing as many Black people as possible. "As an American, I'm disgusted," Cook told TAPinto.

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HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside's Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), the largest anti-hunger, anti-poverty organization in New Jersey, is asking for help to replace the refrigeration systems in its Community Kitchen. “Without our essential refrigeration units, our struggling neighbors could lose ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ — With heat index values projected between 95 and 104 degrees Thursday, the National Weather Service has issued both a heat advisory and an air quality alert for the region. The heat advisory remains in effect from 11 a.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. Friday, and the air quality alert remains ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county has approved a $140,000 settlement for attorney fees in a landmark public records case that made certain police internal affairs files accessible to the public. The board of county commissioners approved the settlement Thursday in the nearly three-year-long court ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - Over the next few days, the temperature is expected to reach 90 - 100 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Here are some tips on beating the heat from the American Red Cross: Stay Cool Stay ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A volunteer-driven mental health crisis call center is preparing for the rise in calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that is anticipated to come with the rollout of an easier-to-remember number for the hotline, 988. The new number goes live July 16. Caring Contact ...

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NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of gas in New Jersey has dropped 36 cents in the last month. AAA says drivers are paying an average of $4.69 a gallon on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. It's down 2 cents from yesterday and 12 cents from last week. Prices are still $1.53 higher per gallon ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ — Calling all music lovers! The first Hillside Jazz Festival is set to take place on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 166 Hillside Ave. First Baptist Church and the Hillside Branch of the NAACP are teaming up to host the free event. The ...

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NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer. The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A pharmacist faces two decades in prison and a fine of $1 million, after pleading guilty for filling fake prescriptions in exchange for cash. Anthony Duncan owned and operated Parkway Central Pharmacy in East Orange. The 61-year-old lives in Hillside. He pleaded guilty in a ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ — The Bloy Street Bridge will be closed pm Friday, June 17, 2022 from 10:00 p.m. through Saturday, June 18, 2022, to 6:00 a.m., as a bridge replacement project continues. Lanes will be closed in both directions. By Saturday morning, the southbound side of the bridge will be ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way. On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Each year, every Union County school athletic department chooses a male and female graduating senior athlete who exemplifies both athletic and academic success. Such students are leaders in their schools and communities and demonstrate the qualities of tenacity, integrity, ...

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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 ...

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NEW JERSEY - With June officially marking the start of hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraging residents along the Atlantic Coast to get prepared.  NOAA’s current outlook of the 2022 Atlantic ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county is one step further along in its cleanup of the 150-acre Clark Reservoir — the largest water body in the county. Last week, the board of county commissioners formally accepted a $4 million grant that will fund the dredging and environmental remediation of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is distributing $21.4 million in Clean Communities grants to municipalities and counties statewide. Hillside will receive $34,742.76. Union County is receiving $63,419.69. “The DEP is thrilled that we are able to ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Hunters culled 229 deer during Union County’s annual deer hunt this past fall and winter, according to a county spokesperson. The most deer, 55, were harvested from the Watchung Reservation, county spokesperson Tina Casey told TAPinto on Wednesday. Hunts in Cedar Brook and ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A suspended Hillside Police Officer faces 30 years in prison, after prosecutors say he tried to warn a gang member that a law enforcement operation was about to happen at his home. “There is no room for police officers who break the law and betray their duty, as alleged in this ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Rhythm & Blues by the Brook, a full afternoon of free music and activities at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield, returns on Saturday, June 4 from noon to 6:00 p.m. to kick off summer. “We are delighted to bring Rhythm & Blues by the Brook back to Union County this year,” ...

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