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November 16, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Everything old is new again. In 2019, it appeared that Scotch Plains would get a grocery store as part of its downtown redevelopment when German supermarket chain Lidl submitted plans to build on the former site of the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall.

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NEW JERSEY — After a frustrating morning with no connection for folks here in New Jersey and in other parts of the country, Xfinity services are mostly back online. Many customers took to social media to report no internet, phone and cable for a few hours this morning. In a tweet around ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Former President Barack Obama came to Newark Saturday to boost Democratic incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy’s re-election bid, bringing his unique brand of political charisma to Weequahic Park on the first day of early voting in New Jersey.  Obama’s stop in the South Ward echoed his visit ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – New Jersey shoppers will soon need to remember more than just their list and coupons when they head to most stores when the state-wide ban on single-use plastic and paper bags will go into effect.  The plastic bag ban, which was approved by Gov. Phil Murphy last year and ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Executive Director John Donnadio stood on the stage in the ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City with a smile on his face as he proudly kicked off the 71st Annual NJAC Conference with a long-delayed awards ceremony to honor members and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Among those frustrated by his inability to visit his unit at Public Storage on Route 22 in Scotch Plains is two-time Super Bowl champion and Giants legend Carl Banks, who stored mementos of his stellar NFL career at the storage facility.  Items in the storage unit ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Vice President Kamala Harris visited Montclair State University and Essex County College during her stop in New Jersey on Friday.  She and her team had two goals for the visit: to promote vaccines and to highlight the importance of federal funding for child care. During her visit ...

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SURF CITY — A Pennsylvania woman has been charged with double murder in Surf City. The woman charged is the daughter of the male victim, John Enders.  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Surf City Police Chief John N. Casella, Jr., announced that Sherry Lee Heffernan, 55, of ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Night temperatures are cooling, leaves are turning color, and football games are filling stadiums. Fall is on its way, On Long Beach Island that means the LBI Surf Fishing Classic is fast approaching. The 2021 version of this historic fishing tournament promises to ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A 26-year-old Plainfield man has been arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of a delivery driver subcontracted by Amazon that took place on the 200 block of Garfield Avenue in Plainfield on Wednesday. Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Plainfield Police ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. "Childhood Cancer is the number one disease killer in children, yet is consistently underfunded," said Steve Healey, co-founder of The Brooke Healey Foundation. Less than four percent of the federal budget for cancer ...

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Newark, N.J. – Parishes within the Archdiocese of Newark have been invited to take up a special collection during Masses this weekend to help those affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated the southwestern region of Haiti on Aug. 14. All proceeds from the collection will benefit ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey ranked inside the top 20 for states with the best community college systems in the country, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list State's With Best & Worst Community-College Systems. Hawaii ranked as the state with the best community college ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Three victims, including a 14-year-old boy, were gunned down as they sat on a patio outside a first-floor apartment Friday night, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The 14-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene; a 31-year-old man was taken to ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Garden State sent 24 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Many came home with medals, and a few of them provided truly historic moments. In women's track, Sydney McLaughlin, who turned 22 on Saturday, set a new world record in the 400 hurdles, defeating the reigning gold ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two competing events were happening in East Brunswick today, flooding the narrow streets around Memorial Elementary School.  One was a rally by about 150 people who were there to protest Governor Murphy's statewide requirement for students to be masked when they return to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Sydney McLaughlin, a 2017 graduate of Union Catholic High School, has gone from “Syd The Kid’’ to "The Golden Girl.'' McLaughlin was known as “Syd The Kid’’ when she became the youngest person since 1972 to compete for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team when she made the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns. Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc.

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NEW JERSEY -- With the continual emergence of variants of the coronavirus, COVID-19 testing remains relevant, especially in Black and Latinx communities where the rate of vaccination is low. NJ HEROES TOO has devised an effective methodology of reaching members of communities that have been most ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man on Wednesday was sentenced to 110 months in prison for participating in a string of statewide convenience store robberies, authorities announced.  Meshach Whagar, 31, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty and was charged with one count of ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A veteran firefighter responding to a car fire at a recycling scrap yard Wednesday afternoon died after experiencing what is described as a "medical emergency." Hillsborough Fire Company #2 Assistant Chief Billy Shaffer had over 35 years of experience as a ...

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NEW JERSEY — Cognitive Harmony Technologies Accelerator (CHT Accelerator) has received a $100,000 donation from Pangaea Health and Wellness, LLC (Pangaea Health) for scholarships to put five social equity cannabis license applicants from New Jersey through the CHT Accelerator program. CHT ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The MVC Mobile Unit is coming to Plainfield on Monday, July 19, at 200 West 2nd Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event is limited to 100 customers. Services include: Driver's license renewal REAL ID renewal (if expiring within six months) Registration ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs.  AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books. Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community. “Libraries are not ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Hundreds of individuals, couples and families spread out across Memorial Park last Sunday to celebrate Pride Month together. It was sponsored by North Jersey Pride, whose mission is “promote equality, celebrate family and support LGBTQ youth through fun and educational ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Township Council at its meeting held Tuesday, June 15, honored Zahid Quarishi, a 1993 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School of Pakistani descent who has been named the first Muslim American federal district court judge in the United ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Calling all firefighters to participate in the "Battle of the Bravest", a firefighter muster and skill competition. The Battle will be interactive for the public, in addition for the firefighters to enjoy. Hosted by NJ First Responders, FirstNet, and the Firefighters Wear Pink ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- The City of South Amboy in partnership with the South Amboy Parade committee will host an Irish Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Middlesex County Raritan Bay Waterfront Park. Beginning at 2 p.m., the festival promises to be an exciting and family friendly event that will ...

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