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September 18, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, alongside statewide leaders, today announced that the revised Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021) budget will raise the state’s gross income tax rate on income between $1 million and $5 million per year.  The rate will increase from the current 8.97% to 10.75% for every ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The prevailing haziness of the past few months is proving to be more than just mental today. That's because smoke from the massive wildfires impacting numerous locations along the West Coast of the United States has worked its way into the jetstream, creating a faint pall over ...

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Closed due to coronavirus, MVC is back with massive delays and a call by Gov. Phil Murphy to make some things more expensive This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A chilling video shows four men emerging from a car with guns drawn and unleashing a hail of bullets that left two dead and six injured early Sunday morning. In the video provided to TAPinto New Brunswick, the shooters can be seen emerging from the four-door sedan with hoods ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Sue Fulton read a recent tweet from a man who had arrived at his local Motor Vehicle Commission agency site and, in short time, gleefully walked away with his new license plates. Even Fulton, the head of the much-maligned and often-mocked state department, had to admit that such ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Livingston sisters Victoria and Lauren Belcuore saw a young woman sitting at the edge of a bridge in Seaside at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, they did not hesitate to pull over—risking their own safety until they successfully convinced her not to jump. In an essay ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rev. Gilbert “Gil” Caldwell, who took part in the Bloody Sunday march on Selma and the March on Washington, D.C. during a lifetime dedicated to civil rights activism and social justice, has died. He was 86. Caldwell’s passing on Friday was confirmed to TAPinto New Brunswick ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The brother of George Floyd is coming to help lead a rally in New Brunswick. Terrence Floyd will be in the Hub City for the event on Sunday, Sept. 20, organizer Tormel Pittman has told TAPinto New Brunswick. Floyd has spread a message of peace and anti-gun violence at ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - After gaining council approval earlier this year, Hoboken’s dispensaries are beginning the process of staking their claim to the Mile Square medical marijuana market. Earlier this month, Secaucus-based Harmony Dispensary announced plans to move into a space at 95 Hudson Street, ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Detectives with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office arrested a New York City man who had $50,000 worth of cocaine on him, which a narcotic investigation revealed he had intended to distribute within the New York Metropolitan area. According to a news release from the Bergen ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After receiving a complaint of noise, Montclair Police were called to Cuban Pete's on Sunday, August 23, to investigate. Around 8PM, responding officers noticed that three indoor tables were occupied with nearly 15 guests and subsequently cited the owner for another Executive Order ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Allegations of years of sexual assault and harassment by an employee of the Maplewood Community Pool came to light on an anonymously run instagram account, @mcpjustice, begun this past week; the employee is currently being investigated for such claims. MCPJustice's first posts ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Any discussion about the change of names of streets or parks named after him, or the removal of statues bearing his likeness, should include members of the Italian community, said Nicholas J. Grillo, President of the Jersey City Columbus Day Parade Committee. After seeing ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Becoming an Eagle Scout is already an enormous accomplishment.  And now a girl from Sparta is on track to make history as one of the first females to earn the rank of Eagle.  Bridget Brady is one of seven Life Scouts in Troop 1150, sister troop of Boy Scout Troop 150, in “striking ...

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A coalition of funders has established the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) to help ensure the survival of the state’s cultural sector that has faced economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fund has so far raised more than $1.6 million, including a lead matching ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A rally is being planned outside the post office in Montclair on Friday, August 21, officials announced.  Set to begin at noon, the “Save Our Mail! Save Our Vote” rally is co-sponsored by NJ 11th for Change, BlueWaveNJ and other grassroots organizations. Organizers stated that ...

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NEW JERSEY — A dozen bills, part of a package introduced by Senate Education Chair M. Teresa Ruiz on Monday, would help create a more diverse roster of educators across New Jersey and tackle the state's ongoing issue with teacher shortages. “During last year’s teacher diversity hearing we heard ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - We're all looking for a better alternative to New Jersey Transit. Since the political implosion of the ARC Tunnel nearly a decade ago, we've seen people kayak, jetski, stand up paddle across the Hudson—seemingly weary of traffic snarls at the tunnels, chronic PATH service disruptions, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - “The City Behind Us: The Story of the Elmora Troopers” was named Best New Jersey Film at the Monmouth Film Festival virtual awards ceremony on August 16. Comedian and native New Jerseyan Mike Marino hosted the awards ceremony, which was broadcasted on the Monmouth Festival’s ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- When was the last time someone read you a story? If it hasn't been since kindergarten, it might be time to rediscover this simple pleasure being enjoyed by people around the world in growing numbers. Having someone read to you is totally acceptable for adults... and its happening ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The New Jersey Supreme Court rendered a unanimous decision on Wednesday in favor of Gov. Murphy’s plan to borrow nearly $10 billion to cover anticipated revenue shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision allows the state to take on about $9.9 billion in new debt through ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Downtown Newark’s Military Park swelled with cries of “health care, now!” on Thursday as a group Newark Liberty International Airport workers rallied for the Healthy Terminals Act (A2487), a bill that would bring 10,000 employees much-needed health coverage. With passengers from all ...

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TRENTON, NJ – State officials say some New Jersey residents might not get their power restored until the end of the weekend as utility companies scrambled to restore outages on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy. Tropical Storm Isaias careened across the state Tuesday with soaking rains and ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Central Jersey auctioneer Joe Bodnar received an email last month reading “The Barnes family clock needs to find a new home.” Nearly 200 years old, built and crafted in New Jersey by a respected colonial-era clockmaker, the tall case clock will be sold by Bodnar as part of ...

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NEW JERSEY - July 27th is National New Jersey Day. Today we're going to find out what's unique about the Garden State, and maybe settle some serious issues. New Jersey was the third state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America, the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.

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Middletown, NJ: It was a described as a nightmare in the Belford section of Middletown last week as over 60 small dogs were rescued from absolutely horrific conditions. The rescue occurred after a call was received on the Monmouth County SPCA cruelty hotline, according to a representative: "The ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - After a bomb threat shut down a number of blocks surrounding Hoboken University Medical Center on Sunday, police announced they have arrested the individual responsible for the false alarm. Just before 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, an unknown male called 911 and reported that he ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – A gunman apparently posing as a delivery man gained entrance to U.S. District Judge Esther Salas’ North Brunswick home and shot her husband and their son on Sunday night. The shooting, confirmed to TAPinto New Brunswick by a spokesperson in the FBI’s Newark Office, left ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A roll-over accident near one of the township's public schools is prompting neighbors to call for traffic-calming measures. Residents of Harrison St. are calling for speed bumps or other measures to be put into place following a Saturday morning after a motor vehicle accident sent a ...

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ROCHELLE PARK, NJ -- ZRG again has been named the fastest-growing global executive search firm, according to the 2020 Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters report. ZRG grew by 73.3% in the last year, posting $63.4 million in revenue.  Overall, ZRG ranks as the 11th largest global search firm in the ...

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