News Around New Jersey

Top Stories

61d442e83e4a4f9942003552
61d442e83e4a4f9942003552
61d442e83e4a4f9942003552

New Jersey Residents Invited to Drumthwacket for Holiday Open Houses

November 23, 2022

PRINCETON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy are inviting New Jersey residents to visit Drumthwacket, the Governor's official residence in Princeton, during the holidays.

The Drumthwacket Foundation has teamed up with a number garden clubs from around the state, for "The Holidays at Drumthwacket." Guests will be able to see each public room in the first ...

New Jersey Reinstates Black Bear Hunt Following Increased Sightings

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted Tuesday to reinstate the state's black bear hunt.

Gov. Phil Murphy, who previously opposed the hunt, says the decision was needed due to a significant increase in bear sightings around the state.

From January to October 2022, compared to the same time last year, bear incidents are up 237% in the state, according to the ...

New Jersey Clean Communities Council Executive Director Says Plastic Bag Ban's Impact on Litter Has Been 'Astounding'

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's single-use bag ban has been in place for more than six months and JoAnn Gemenden says what's happened since May is "astronomical."

Gemenden, the Executive Director at New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), said an estimated 1 billion single-use plastic bags have been removed from grocery stores around the state. She ...

Your Take-home Pay and Retirement Contributions Could Increase Next Year, Thanks to Inflation

NEW JERSEY — The IRS is taking notice of the impact inflation is having on taxpayers. As a result, your take-home pay may go up next year, and you may be able to set aside more for retirement.

The IRS has boosted the thresholds for all seven federal income tax brackets, applying to tax year 2023 for returns filed in 2024.

"That means you'll have less withholding in your ...

61d442e83e4a4f9942003552

Opposition to Proposed Turnpike Extension Partially 'Personal' Solomon Says

November 17, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Protestors opposing the proposed expansion to the New Jersey Turnpike heading into Jersey City held a rally in Mary Benson Park last weekend, denouncing the $4.7B project.

Political and environmental groups including Bike JC, Bike Hoboken, Safe Streets JC, and Bike North Bergen, along with Friends of Liberty State Park, claim the expansion of the highway will only ...

Get to Know Felician University's New Director of Campus Ministry

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Jennifer Monsalve was appointed the new Director of Campus Ministry, an integral part of Felician University's mission. Campus Ministry’s goal is to foster a positive and loving community that is inclusive of all peoples, backgrounds, and beliefs, and where faith can be put into action. Jennifer answered a few questions for us to help you get to know ...

Inside The Relationship Between Cannabis and Yoga

Few industries in recent history have seen more rapid and significant growth than yoga and cannabis. While linked by their recent boom, the relationship between the two stretches back millennia.

It’s only been 10 years since voters in the first legal weed states approved recreational use of the plant. However, the industry's projected revenue for 2022 is already $33 billion between ...

How to Improve Your Attention Span

Do you find it difficult to complete or stay focused on tasks requiring extended periods of dedicated attention? If that were the case, you wouldn't be alone in this struggle. With the ubiquity of wireless devices and social media, more people find maintaining and controlling their concentration challenging. 

Johann Hari, author of the book Stolen Focus, found that the average ...

NJ State Police Increasing Patrols for the Holiday Weekend

November 23, 2022

WEST TRENTON, NJ -- The New Jersey State Police (NJSP) is increasing patrols Thanksgiving weekend, typically one of the busiest travel times of the year.

Between the evening of Wednesday, November 23 and the morning of Monday, November 28 the New Jersey State Police will have more than 75 additional troopers assigned to statewide locations in addition to normal patrols. Troopers ...

Newark Airport’s New $2.7 Billion Terminal Opens With Fanfare

NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy headlined a host of public officials at Newark Liberty International Airport to celebrate the opening of its new $2.7 billion Terminal A, described as the “largest design-build project in New Jersey history.”

“So, this is what $2.7 billion dollars will get you,” said Kevin O’Toole, the Port Authority of New York & New ...

NJ Lawmakers Consider New Rules for Wonder, Mobile Food Services

NEW JERSEY — A measure moving through the New Jersey Legislature would streamline the approval process for mobile dining businesses, including Wonder’s food service.

The bill, A-4339, which was approved by the Assembly’s Health Committee on Monday, would create a “food and beverage delivery vehicle network company license program,” including an application ...

New Jersey Residents Invited to Drumthwacket for Holiday Open Houses

November 23, 2022

PRINCETON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy are inviting New Jersey residents to visit Drumthwacket, the Governor's official residence in Princeton, during the holidays.

The Drumthwacket Foundation has teamed up with a number garden clubs from around the state, for "The Holidays at Drumthwacket." Guests will be able to see each public room in the first ...

New Jersey Reinstates Black Bear Hunt Following Increased Sightings

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted Tuesday to reinstate the state's black bear hunt.

Gov. Phil Murphy, who previously opposed the hunt, says the decision was needed due to a significant increase in bear sightings around the state.

From January to October 2022, compared to the same time last year, bear incidents are up 237% in the state, according to the ...

New Jersey Clean Communities Council Executive Director Says Plastic Bag Ban's Impact on Litter Has Been 'Astounding'

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's single-use bag ban has been in place for more than six months and JoAnn Gemenden says what's happened since May is "astronomical."

Gemenden, the Executive Director at New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), said an estimated 1 billion single-use plastic bags have been removed from grocery stores around the state. She ...

Upcoming Events

Best_crop_cp_tranfer

Thu, December 01
06:30 PM — 08:00 PM

Berkeley College Transfer Open House

Best_crop_b0bd9906217b6e0d5048_img_5520

Thu, December 01
06:30 PM — 07:00 PM

Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza

Holiday Toy Giveaway

Darlene Love – Love for the Holidays at the bergenPAC

November 25, 2022

Darlene Love – Love for the Holidays - December 9, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $39 - $69

Click Here to Buy Tickets to Darlene Love

Rolling Stone Magazine has proclaimed Darlene Love to be “one of the greatest singers of all time” and that certainly rings true. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and GRAMMY winner continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious ...

Brrring on the Cold: These New Rental Buildings Offer Indoor Amenities To Get You Through the Winter

Shorter days and cooler temps aren’t stopping residents of northern New Jersey’s new crop of luxury rental buildings from enjoying an activity-rich lifestyle.  With outdoor roof decks and pools hibernating for the winter, modern indoor amenities like fitness centers, sports simulators, resident lounges and screening rooms are sure to scratch the itch for those looking to enjoy ...

bergenPAC Reopens with Sold-out Shows as Performing Arts School Shines Onstage

Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) has welcomed thousands of patrons back to its newly renovated theater after reopening last month. Construction on the historic facility began in March, and the new season kicked off on Oct. 12 with a packed auditorium for The Price is Right Live! tour. This month featured a string of sold-out shows when legendary crooners Johnny Mathis and ...