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June 22, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ — A South Jersey businessman pleaded guilty to selling pesticide-laced disinfectant wipes and liquid sanitizers to federal agencies, municipalities and others, falsely promising they would kill the coronavirus. Maple Shade businessman Paul Andrecola, 63, admitted his role in a ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy wants New Jersey homeowners and renters to receive nearly $2 billion in direct tax relief this year and in the years moving forward under the newly created Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR) program. At a Wednesday press ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Eric Brekhman and Lucas Zhu, rising seniors at Livingston High School (LHS) and co-presidents of the LHS Democrats Club, are currently collaborating with Westfield Councilman David Contract through a non-partisan initiative called Vote16NJ to add an amendment to the New Jersey ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - While saying that the bipartisan legislation does not go as far as he would like, U. S. Senator Robert Menendez said it may well go far to saving lives. “It is our duty as lawmakers to take action and find ways to advance legislation that can save lives,” Menendez said during a ...

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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 earlier in the week and nearly $2 from this time last year. A gallon of regular unleaded gasoline ...

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NEW JERSEY — The average gas price in New Jersey has reached another all-time high. AAA says the price for a gallon of unleaded is $4.79 on Thursday, June 2, 2022. That's up 2 cents from yesterday, 57 cents from last month and up $1.74 a gallon, compared to this time last year. The Exxon ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- A multi-agency undercover operation targeting individuals who are accused of using social media to attempt to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity has resulted in the arrests of 21 accused child predators in Mercer County. New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew J.

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NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high. The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to ...

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NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey. “The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the Hamilton Starbucks Thursday morning to grab a cup of coffee and toast to the efforts by employees to join a labor union -- Starbucks Workers United. In a statement issued to TAPinto, Murphy said “Unions are key to protecting workers’ rights, ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – State employees will soon be given the option to work-from-home on a permanent basis. The New Jersey Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently voted to approve a pilot program empowering State of New Jersey departments and authorities to establish a telework program for ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Hillsborough third-grader is fighting back against the Russian invasion of the Ukraine with a paintbrush and quiet determination to resupply the Ukrainian army with medical supplies and to ease the pain and hardship of children her age suffering the ravages of war and an ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Assemblywoman Angela McKnight was named the new chair of N.J. Legislative Black Caucus Foundation. The New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus Foundation is a non-profit corporation created for the purpose of promoting public policy by encouraging the interaction of the community ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Would you like your favorite cocktail delivered right to your home?  It may be possible under a pair of new laws being pushed by State Senators Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Vin Gopal (D-Monmouth) to make a temporary law permanent allowing certain alcoholic beverage ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Police officials in Mercer County have a warning to the public: participate in the TikTok "Orbeez Challenge" and you could face criminal charges.  Hamilton Police issued a Public Safety Announcement (PSA) on Wednesday stating that they are "investigating numerous incidents ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fifty-two percent of New Jerseyans say the Garden State is off on the wrong track compared to 38% who say it is headed in the right direction, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The latest numbers continue a downward trend first seen in October 2021 after a much ...

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TRENTON, NJ –  New Jersey is set to receive $641 million from settlements with Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured opioids, and the country’s three largest pharmaceutical distributors – McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen, according to Governor Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney ...

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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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TRENTON – New Jersey is co-leading a multistate investigation into whether the social media platform TikTok is violating state consumer protection laws by inducing young people to use the platform in ways that are potentially damaging and putting them at risk of mental and physical harm, ...

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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 — Fares across NJ Transit’s network of buses, trains and light rail will remain flat through at least the first half of 2023, marking the fifth year in a row that riders are spared from a hike, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. In a statement, the governor said, “Without a single ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ -- Jeannine LaRue has been in every room possible with New Jersey's most powerful and influential people imaginable. Now, through the LaRue List Café, an online video podcast that she created to talk about all things from community engagement to social justice, to highlighting New ...

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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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