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February 24, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient. The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - While there is no evidence of a birthday celebration for George Washington in 1779, the General did attend a few parties in central New Jersey around the time of his 47th birthday on Feb. 22 that year. Details are provided in a video posted on YouTube, as part of a virtual ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another ...

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TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan on Friday announced “The Road Forward,” a series of coordinated policy initiatives that dramatically expand the Administration’s efforts to identify and address the academic ...

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RARITAN VALLEY, NJ -- The Raritan Valley Line Mayors’ Alliance is cheering the news from Washington about the long-delayed Gateway Hudson River tunnel project. The Biden Administration has reversed a policy by former President Trump that did not allow either New York or New Jersey to use loans ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy emerged from his self-quarantine Tuesday wearing not one but two face masks. Last week, despite testing negative for COVID-19, the governor entered a self-quarantine when a family member confirmed they had contracted the virus. His office said he was entering a ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Long-time Wayne resident, Harry Stricker is searching for a good Samaritan to help save his life. After a battle with kidney cancer fifteen years ago, Stricker had one kidney removed. In March of 2020, his remaining kidney began to fail and now a living kidney donation may be his only ...

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SPARTA, NJ – History is being made in Sparta as seven girls earn the rank of Eagle Scout in Scout Troop 1150.  The girls are among the first in Scouts BSA who are eligible for the rank.  Scouts BSA opened their program to girls in 2018 and set Feb 2021 as the first date they are eligible to become ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Drew Pearson, the star wide receiver for the great Dallas Cowboys teams of the 1970s, was announced as one of the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2021 on Saturday, Feb. 6. Some local residents will remember that long before his NFL fame, he was a wide receiver and all-state ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey residents still awaiting their extended unemployment benefit payments can expect to receive them by Friday, February 12. Since an 11-week extension in federal benefits was approved at the end of December, there has been a lapse in payments for some 75,000 residents whose ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- In a closed-door briefing before members of Congress, the acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, Yogananda Pittman apologized for the department's security failures during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump supporters, which resulted in the death of South River ...

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The spilled his blood. They took a son away from his parents. They took a sibling away from their brother. SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Senator Cory Booker eulogized U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick on Tuesday and called him "the very definition of a hero" and said that he was proud to say the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week. Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Congresswoman U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, who represents Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, has contacted senior military leaders to request that U.S. Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The 42-year-old South River, NJ, native was killed ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that all U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff on Monday, Jan 11, 2021, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River, who died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under siege on Jan.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy mourned the death of New Jersey native Brian Sicknick - a Capitol Hill police officer who was killed during Wednesday's attack on the US Capitol by a mob of Donald Trump supporters - during his visit to the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Friday where he swore ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - Gov. Phil Murphy has announced the deployment of 500 New Jersey Army National Guard Troops to Washington, D.C. to bolster a force of 6,200 National Guard troops called up to provide additional security for the next 30 days, including the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th ...

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NEW JERSEY – United Van Lines has released the company’s 44th Annual National Migration Study, revealing in 2020, Americans continued to move westbound and southbound – and the COVID-19 pandemic factored into and accelerated many of those decisions to move. According to the study, which tracks ...

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NEW JERSEY — An investigation is currently ongoing after a bomber, later identified as Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, reportedly set off an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Christmas morning. New Jersey officials said the bombing - which injured at least eight people, killed Warner and ...

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A major legislative initiative that would stem the War on Drugs in New Jersey and create the framework for recreational marijuana use in the state is headed to the governor's desk for his signature. One piece of legislation sponsored by Newark's two state senators would decriminalize possession ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, chaired by Marco Rubio (R-FL), held a hearing on Thursday on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). A renewal of the program, which helped save millions of businesses across New Jersey and nationwide, would throw a lifeline ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Annika Aristimuno and Layla Hurwitz, both juniors at Montclair High School, have found a unique way to occupy their time while in quarantine. They started an organization, Letters for Rose, to help combat loneliness of the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The duo collect ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of New Jersey volunteer firefighters, friends and family gathered in the staging area on Veterans Memorial Drive late Saturday afternoon stringing lights, inflating blow-up figures and decorating their trucks for the annual Somervillle Firefighters Holiday Lights ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Darrin Russo stood on the steps of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Thursday and spoke of a big man, with a big smile and big heart, a public servant who never stopped doing for others. "He enjoyed helping people and making people smile," Russo ...

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(NEW JERSEY) — On behalf of all New Jersey residents, Governor Philip D. Murphy ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Air Force Captain Kelliann Leli of Parlin, Middlesex County, NJ. Captain Leli died November 27th in a non-combat related vehicle incident at Al Dhafra Air Base, United ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Undeterred by the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Somerville Fire Co. 1 is inviting fire departments, rescue squads and police departments from throughout New Jersey to participate in its annual Festival of Lights parade Saturday night, Dec. 5, beginning at 6 p.m. Community-based ...

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NEW JERSEY — While a statewide shutdown will not be implemented as many have come to expect, that possibility “has to stay on the table,” Gov. Phil Murphy said during his coronavirus press briefing Monday at noon. For now, he has instituted a number of other new restrictions. As of Saturday, ...

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NEW JERSEY-  Due to the increase spread of Covid-19, Governor Murphy has signed an Executive Order retightening restrictions on gatherings. Effective Tuesday, November 17, indoor gatherings limited to a maximum of 10 people. Effective Monday, November 23, outdoor gatherings are limited to a ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy announced his appointments of Dianna Houenou as Chair of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission, and Jeff Brown will serve as Executive Director of the Commission. The Governor will also appoint Krista Nash as a member of the Commission, upon the recommendation of Senate ...

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SPRINGFIELD/JERSEY CITY, NJ -- With the sale of the New York Mets to Steve Cohen marking the end of the Wilpon era, fans are re-energized about the team. When they initially bought their stake in 1980, the Wilpons built a winning team and delivered a World Series victory in 1986. However, after the ...

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