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March 6, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — Scammers impersonating the “Geek Squad,” defrauded a Central Jersey man out of $407,000, police said Tuesday. When the scammers sent an email identifying themselves as being from Best Buy’s computer repair service Feb. 22, the Westfield resident called a phone number and then ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - An investigation by the Bridgewater Police Department is ongoing after a profane sign was placed over American flags on the pedestrian overpass over Route 22 to the Bridgewater Commons Mall last week.  The Central Jersey shopping center has been at the center of ...

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NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJCRC) is hosting a series of public hearings to take testimony from residents on how to best utilize collected fees from the sale of cannabis products to improve their communities and promote social equity. The meetings will be broken up ...

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WAYNE, NJ - A beloved 69-year-old grandmother is in desperate need of a new kidney. Theresa LaBarck has been on dialysis for the past two years. Originally from Paterson, she has been a Wayne resident for almost 20 years. Her grandson, Thomas, Jr. "T.J." Sullivan, said he was ready to do ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Phil Murphy's state COVID briefings will end in March, the Governor announced on Wednesday. "Our next and final briefing will be on Friday, March 4th – the 2nd anniversary of our first recorded case of COVID-19", said Murphy. "As we move into our new normal and transition from a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University–New Brunswick announced on Monday a sweeping new financial aid program that builds upon existing state aid programs to enable New Jersey students with family incomes below $65,000 to attend the university tuition-free.  The program also provides a sliding ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Volunteer crossing guards are being deployed throughout the Sourland Mountain Preserve to ensure the safety of spotted salamanders that have begun to migrate back to their natal pools - the place where they were born - to mate and lay eggs. Volunteers will begin their ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A reporter for a New Brunswick news site is facing first-degree murder charges after she intentionally drove her vehicle into oncoming traffic on Route 130, police said. Ann “Nancy” Stewart, 95, of Monroe has died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash that occurred on ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Sad news was received by the local Groundhog Day faithful. Milltown's furry forecaster will not be making his annual appearance at the borough's Groundhog Day festivities this year. Milltown Mel quietly passed away this winter. His dedicated Chief Wrangler John McNamara shared the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - A chilly pup is now warm and safe thanks to a rescue from the Cranford Fire Department, assisted by Cranford Police Department and Union County Police.  CFD believes that Buster, an eight-year-old springer spaniel, wandered out of his yard onto the frozen Rahway River and fell ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers researchers have developed a rapid test that detects all known COVID-19 variants, including the highly transmissible omicron variant. The test, which can be performed at laboratories experienced in COVID-19 testing, can quickly detect clinical samples that contain the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Hudson County native Rudy Rodas has been appointed as New Jersey State Director for U.S. Senator Bob Menendez. He will begin in the position on January 31 and oversee Menendez’s offices in Jersey City and Barrington.  Rodas has been serving as an associate counsel and policy ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties organization will now be housing its services in the prominent 550 Broad St. building in downtown Newark, allowing the organization to privately conduct interviews with children and their families to match them ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 37-year-old Somerville woman who gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago has died of COVID-19 complications without ever having the chance to hold her newborn, according to family and friends. Michelle Stani, also had an 11-month-old daughter, Jordan, a son Noah, 4 and her ...

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NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck is cracking down on businesses who are raising prices as the demand for COVID-19 tests have skyrocketed due to the Omicron variant. Bruck announced on Friday that the Division of Consumer Affairs has sent more than 50 warning ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey’s anti-bullying statute, already among the nation’s most stringent, will be strengthened even further thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Inspired by Mallory Rose Grossman, a 12-year-old Rockaway student who committed suicide in 2017, the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy’s 2022 State of the State address will stream online and via social media on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Murphy is expected to discuss his commitment to leading New Jersey through the COVID-19 public health crisis, improving the lives of middle-class ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers will begin the spring semester via remote instruction and require students and employees to have their booster shots. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours will be required of all attending in-person activities and events, which ...

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NEW JERSEY — The in-school mask mandate, which was set to expire on January 11, will continue, Governor Phil Murphy announced Monday, the same day the New Jersey Department of Health announced 20,428 new positive cases and 12 new deaths. On the sixth-straight day the state has confirmed more ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy, who participated in a virtual meeting with President Biden and the White House COVID-19 Response Team on Monday, announced that a federal COVID-19 testing site will be coming to New Jersey. The New Jersey Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and ...

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NEW JERSEY — State officials reported 9,711 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest number since the pandemic started. The State Department of Health confirmed 28 additional COVD-19 deaths.   "We can’t let our guard down against COVID-19," Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted.  "We encourage all ...

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NEW JERSEY - U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey announced on Sunday he's tested positive with a breakthrough case of COVID. In a statement on his Twitter account. Sen. Booker said he's received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine, in addition to receiving the booster shot.  The tweet says he ...

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BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — A well-known physician who formerly treated patients at Bordentown Family Practice - Dr. Morris "Moishe" Starkman -- is now facing 21 counts of narcotics distribution and fraud charges for illegally prescribing 1.4 million doses of highly-addictive opioid pills out of his ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Stephen K. Jones, a titan in the health care field in New Jersey and a driving force in the merger that created RWJBarnabas Health, has died. Mr. Jones, who passed away at his home in the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick on Monday, was 74. He also served as the ...

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NEW JERSEY- Despite what appears to be an uptick in COVID positive cases in New Jersey schools, and while affirming that he never takes anything off the table, Governor Phil Murphy said on Wednesday that "there are no plans as we sit here today to mandate vaccines in our kids". There are plans, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's first case of the Omicron variant has been confirmed. On Friday Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said that the person has been identified by the New Jersey Department of Health as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - An overdue book was returned to the Montclair Public Library, staff announced. This one however, unlike those tht are a day or a week late, came back nearly 43 years after the due date. "A very honest patron just returned a book that was due in 1978," staff wrote on the Library's ...

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RARITAN BOROUGH, NJ — "I hate to lose." Republican Jack Ciattarelli conceded the Governor's race Friday afternoon in his hometown of Raritan Borough. "I called Governor Murphy earlier today and congratulated him on his re-election and wished him well in serving the people of New Jersey," ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ, NEW YORK CITY — Missing East Orange teen Jashyah Moore has been found safe in New York City. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II made the announcement in a news release late Thursday evening. Stephens said the 14-year-old is "currently safe and is being ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The search for a missing East Orange teen is continuing, and now law enforcement and an anonymous business owner have partnered to offer a $15,000 reward for information on her whereabouts According to her mother JaShyah Moore walked to U.S. Food Market on Central Avenue in ...

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