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January 17, 2022

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Public School District has announced that all classes will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 18.  In a letter written to parents and guardians, Superintendent Dr. Marnie Hazelton stated the district remains committed to in-person learning as they feel its ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission stands at 1.02 on Monday, a dramatic drop since it was 1.92 on January 1.  Anything over 1.0 means COVID-19 is still spreading, but the lower the number means any infected person is spreading the virus to fewer people. The State Department ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — As part of a community outreach initiative and in an effort to expand services to the approximately 15,000 military veterans in the county, the Union County American Legion will be conducting a membership drive and information session this week in town. Those representing the ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's Department of Health reported 14,048 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the second straight day the number of new statewide cases was under 15,000. The Rate of Transmission, which measures how much the virus is spreading, is at 1.09. On New Year's Day, it was 1.92. Anything ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 14,692 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.  It's the third time in 2022 there have been fewer than 20,000 new cases in a day. The state reported 121 new deaths from COVID-19. 5,671 people are in New Jersey's hospitals with COVID-19, a number that ...

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NEW JERSEY — A community is remembering a New Jersey mother of four who died of COVID-19, just weeks after giving birth.  Plus, a high school freshman is going green and helping other girls at the same time.  Also, a little bit of luck changes 'lost' to 'found.' TAPinto's Kristina Behr has ...

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NEW JERSEY — A community is remembering a New Jersey mother of four who died of COVID-19, just weeks after giving birth. Plus, a high school freshman is going green and helping other girls at the same time. Also, a little bit of luck changes 'lost' to 'found.' TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's ...

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NEW JERSEY — Dozens of New Jersey school districts will receive more money to help upgrade their security systems.  Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that appropriates a total of $5,150,531 from the “Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act” to provide grants for school security projects in ...

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NEW JERSEY — As one New Jersey community mourns a COVID-19 victim, another is recognizing a new milestone.  Plus, a legendary figure in Trenton reflects on decades of service.  And a community spends months restoring history. TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

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TEANECK, NJ — “It’s great to see you, even though you look a little bit like Nanook of the North," said now former Senator Loretta Weinberg to First Lady Tammy Murphy with a smile and sparkle in her eye. “I’m really glad to see you out and about.” Those were Weinberg’s opening remarks at the ...

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NEW JERSEY — One of the state's largest cities will start high-rise inspections, following a deadly fire in The Bronx.  Plus, Governor Phil Murphy signs the Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act.  Also, some encouraging news when it comes to a statewide COVID-19 measurement. TAPinto's Kristina Behr ...

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TEANECK, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy has signed into law a bill declaring abortion a fundamental right in New Jersey.  The Senate passed The Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act by a vote of 23-15 on Monday, and the Governor had vowed to sign it.  The push to get the bill passed in New Jersey ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Two juveniles from Newark, both age 16, have been arrested and are charged for their role in a series of purse snatchings last summer, according to a statement by Linden Police officials. Shortly before 9:30 a.m. on August 19, 2021 Linden Police officers responded to the 500 block ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey has the top-ranked high school basketball team in the country and the players are preparing for the game of the year.  Also, there's progress to transform an entire neighborhood, with a building more than 100 years old at the center of it.  Plus, a new push to expand ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey may now have another tool in its belt to help fight COVID-19.  Two new antiviral pills have been delivered to pharmacies in more 30 states across the country including more than 50 New Jersey Walgreens locations.  Federal officials say both drugs have proven successful ...

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TRENTON, NJ — State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Linden, won the Senate Presidency at Tuesday’s reorganization session, despite a challenge from Sen. Nia Gill, D-Montclair. Former Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick, of Westfield, was among the newly elected members sworn on Tuesday as state ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy gave the 2022 State of the State address on Tuesday. In what would normally be a room filled with a who’s who of New Jersey lawmakers, he instead spoke to an empty auditorium in a pre-taped message.  It's the norm, it now seems, as New Jersey faces the most ...

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NEW JERSEY — A busy day all around New Jersey.  The State Attorney General's Office is taking a closer look at a deadly police-involved shooting.  There are changes ahead for students, faculty and staff at one New Jersey university.  Plus, a local community is ready to support one of its hometown ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Health reported 21,483 additional cases of COVID-19 and 142 more deaths on Tuesday.  The state has been over 20,000 new cases daily every day for two weeks. The state's rate of transmission Tuesday is 1.41, down from 1.92 on New Year's Day.  Anything ...

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NEW JERSEY — Retired teachers may soon be allowed to return to the classroom to earn a paycheck and their pension at the same time.  “The number of teachers entering this profession has been eclipsed by those retiring for some time, and this predicament has been greatly exacerbated by the ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A Linden man admitted his role in a scheme to use drones to smuggle contraband, including cell phones and tobacco, into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger. Johansel Moronta, 29, a former inmate at Fort Dix, pleaded guilty ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Union County Department of Human Services has issued a Code Blue due to predicted weather conditions.  Temperatures in Linden are expected to get as low as 14 degrees during the night this week, according to the National Weather Service. Winds are expected to make the weather ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ- Elizabeth High School boys’ relay team had to wait until the final event to take down Union Catholic High School, and it was well worth the wait, as the Minutemen secured a Union County Relay Championship at the Jersey City Armory Saturday afternoon. The Minutemen have not secured a ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Mayor Derek Armstead said that he is calling on Governor Phil Murphy and the Union County Democratic Committee to designate a minority to be the next Surrogate, replacing the late James LaCorte, who served admirably in that role since 1999. “Like many of my neighbors ...

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NEW JERSEY — A school district in New Jersey is paying hundreds of thousands of dollars -- and counting -- of taxpayer money to three employees not to work.  Plus, a fixture of public service in the state for nearly 40 years is reflecting on his accomplishments. TAPinto's Kristina Behr has ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A busy week in Trenton as new members of the Assembly will be sworn-in.  With cases of COVID-19 still rising rapidly in New Jersey, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced that all attendees of the Assembly session and reorganization ceremony will be required to show proof of a ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners elected Rebecca Williams to her first term as commissioner chair and Christopher Hudak as vice chair at its reorganization meeting on Thursday. Commissioners voted 7-0 to elect the leaders. Commissioner Angela Garretson was not present for the ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- South Amboy or Southie? Anne Hathaway stars in a film based on the 2015 novel, Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh, a New England-based fiction writer. Set in Massachusetts around Christmastime 1964, the story centers on a depressed 24-year-old woman who is trapped between two roles: ...

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TRENTON, NJ— The National Guard is being deployed to help with staffing shortages due to COVID-19 at long-term care facilities in New Jersey.  Approximately 150 soldiers and airmen will be sent to more than a dozen struggling facilities. “Time and time again, the New Jersey National Guard has ...

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NEW JERSEY - A pizza aficiona-"dough" in New Jersey is trying to take a slice out of a Guinness World Record.  Plus, on a day when many school schedules were impacted by snow, some administrators want virtual snow days to be part of the discussion. TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New ...

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