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VIDEO: Roxbury to Equip Buses with Cameras, Newark Students Explore Construction Careers, Artist Royalty Shows Off Work in Chatham and WayneQuest Returns

May 17, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Roxbury will equip 38 buses with security cameras after a physical assault is reported. Plus, Newark students in a building trades program get the chance to explore construction career pathways.  And, a Chatham art gallery shows work from artist royalty. Also, WayneQuest returns to celebrate the town's 175th Anniversary. 

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VIDEO: Plainfield Burn Victim Thanks First Responders, Piscataway Celebrates Jackie Robinson, East Brunswick Scouts Give Treats to Police and Chatham Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years

NEW JERSEY - A young Plainfield burn victim thanks first responders who saved her. Plus, Piscataway celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrierl. And, East Brunswick Boy Scouts spend a day with police. Also, the Green Village Fire Department in Chatham celebrates 100 years.

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VIDEO: Piscataway Rallies for Fire Victims, Newark Pledges $20 Million for Affordable Housing, Union Educators Rally Over Contracts and Sparta Celebrates 105-Year-Old Resident

NEW JERSEY - Piscataway residents start a fund to help victims of a recent fire. Plus, Union educators rally over contract negotiations. And, Newark pledges $20 million towards building affordable housing units. Also, a Sparta resident celebrates her 105th birthday with the community. 

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VIDEO: Cranford Baseball Team Rallies Around Boy Needing Eighth Surgery, Piscataway to Honor Jackie Robinson, Comic-Con Returns to Phillipsburg and Fair Lawn Council Discusses Chickens

NEW JERSEY - The Cranford Highschool Baseball team rallies around a young boy with a rare disease is scheduled to have his 8th surgery. Plus, Piscataway will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier. And, Phillipsburg will hold Comic-Con this year in-person. Also, Fair Lawn debates chicken ownership. 

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VIDEO: Compassion Cafe in Beach Haven Opens, Jets Visit Wayne Valley Girls Flag Football Team, Cranford Residents Help Ukraine and Roxbury Students Thank Habitat Home Donors

NEW JERSEY- The Compassion Cafe, a non-profit that employs teens and adults with disabilities, opens in Beach Haven. Plus, the New York Jets pay a visit to the Wayne Valley Girls flag football team. Also, Cranford residents send hundreds of aid boxes to Ukraine. And, Roxbury students thank donors who helped them build a Habitat for Humanity home. 

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VIDEO: Surprising Discovery in West Orange Church, Hoboken to Redevelop Old Recording Studio, Union Resident Named Volunteer of the Year and Blood Drive in Memory of South Plainfield Resident

NEW JERSEY - A surprising discovery is made in an abandoned West Orange church. Plus, Hoboken sets plans to redevelop an old recording studio. Also, a Union resident is named 'Volunteer of the Year.' And, South Plainfield holds a blood drive to honor a resident who died from gastric cancer. 

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VIDEO: Newark Teachers Awarded Gift Cards from Church, West Orange Teacher Gets TV Makeover, Hunterdon Harmonizers Honored and Cranford Alum Inducted Into Hall of Fame

NEW JERSEY - More than 200 Newark teachers receive a $50 gift card from the Saint James AME Church for Teacher Appreciation Week. Plus, a West Orange teacher gets a TV makeover on 'The Drew Barrymore' show. And the leader of the Hunterdon Harmonizers is recognized for his work in the Flemington community. Also, a Cranford High School alum gets inducted into the NJHS Ice Hockey ...

VIDEO: 'RHONJ' Star Visits Westfield, Study Finds Increase of Corporations Buying Newark Homes, Wayne Honors Small Biz and Bordentown Student Wins Governor's Award

NEW JERSEY - A 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star visits Westfield for its Girls' Night Out event. Plus, a new Rutgers-Newark polls hows corporations are buying Newark homes at an alarming rate. And, Wayne honors small businesses in the community. Also, a Bordentown student is set to receive the prestigious Governor's Award in arts education. 

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VIDEO: Wayne Honors Veterans, Rahway Bike Blessing, Nutley Century-Old Home Set for Demolition and South Plainfield Fundraising Efforts

NEW JERSEY - Motorcycle enthusiasts get their bikes blessed in Rahway. Plus, the Nutley Planning board approves demolition of a Century-old home. And, South Plainfield students raise money for various causes. Also, Wayne honors Veterans for Military Appreciation Month. 

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VIDEO: Plastic Bag Ban Now in Effect, Little Falls Pastry Baker Wins Food Network Show and A Cranford Student Makes History

NEW JERSEY - The plastic bag ban in New Jersey is now in effect. Plus, a Little Falls Pastry Chef wins the Food Network's Spring Baking Championship. And, a Cranford student makes history, twice. 

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Pallone Urges FTC to Approve RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – U.S Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., (NJ-06), urged the Federal Trade Commission to approve the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

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African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Felician University Announces 2022 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

RUTHERFORD, NJ - President James W. Crawford, III and the Felician University Board of Trustees have announced that Jeh Johnson will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree and serve as keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement. He will address the graduates during the ceremony which will begin at 10am on May 21st at American Dream. Mr. Johnson is the former Secretary of ...

Governor Murphy Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments across the state provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

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Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

TurboTax/Intuit to Pay "Misled" NJ Customers $2.15M in Restitution

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday a $141 million settlement with the financial software company Intuit Inc. that resolves a multi-state investigation into claims Intuit misled consumers into paying for online tax preparation services instead of using the company’s free service offerings.

As part of the settlement, more than 70,000 New ...

New Poll: Majority of New Jersey Voters and Parents Support Public Charter Schools by a 2:1 Margin

May 11, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ – May 11, 2022 – A new statewide poll from Change Research released today by the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association (NJPCSA) found that a majority of voters in New Jersey support public charter schools by a nearly 2:1 margin (50% of respondents indicated support and 27% indicated opposition), while parents surveyed have an even higher level of support (56% ...

Letter to the Editor: Schools Budget Not 'Charter Versus District'

May 13, 2022

Dear Editor:

In a statement, Lauren Calmas (Hoboken Charter School board member), Nicole Cammarota (Hoboken Dual Language Charter School) and Chris DeFillipis (Elysian Charter School), said, "It's a false narrative to say that Hoboken's public charter schools are responsible for increasing taxes. By law, the board of education merely acts as a transfer agent — transferring ...

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