Other New Jersey News

September 4, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced WorkFirst NJ cash assistance benefits are increasing by 20 percent for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and General Assistance recipients.  Today's announcement builds on the Murphy Administration's ongoing effort to ...

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NEW JERSEY - The League of Women Voters of New Jersey-Greater New Brunswick Area (LWVNJ-GNBA) is celebrating National Voter Registration Day, September 24, 2019, by sponsoring an online Trivia Quiz which began on Tuesday, September 3. The winner will receive $300.00 and will be randomly selected ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The streets of South Plainfield were quiet this morning, which is unusual for Labor Day in South Plainfield, a day of celebration the close-knit community looks forward to all year.  Early this morning, the 62nd Annual South Plainfield Labor Day Parade was canceled after ...

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 UNION COUNTY, NJ - A formerly Summit-based pediatric gastroenterologist, who was arrested earlier this year and charged with sexually assaulting one of his patients on numerous occasions, now has been criminally charged in connection with similar alleged incidents involving two additional ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mid-Atlantic Champions, Elmora Troopers arrived home to a field full of fans cheering as they stepped off the bus on Thursday evening at Hanratty Field in Elizabeth. The fans came from towns all over the area and were practicing the “Jersey Shake” as they waited in anticipation ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Just three years old when his big sister Aneshia was diagnosed with cancer, Prince was -- understandably -- at a loss as how how to help his sibling. Then, he decided he would grow his hair. Then, in the middle of the crisis, Prince and Aneshia's family lost their home. It is a ...

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated Atlantic Health System as a National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) site of the Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium (AHCC).  As the first and only New Jersey-based NCORP, AHCC will help develop and implement NCI cancer prevention, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced the establishment of a 24/7 health hotline for residents with questions and concerns about the health effects of lead exposure, one day after stating that he would not declare a state of emergency to deal with the deepening lead water crisis in ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A state Assemblyman from a legislative district neighboring Newark called on Gov. Phil Murphy to declare a state of emergency in the face of the city's deepening lead water crisis. "I am pleading and suggesting to you as the Governor of this great State that a State of Emergency be ...

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WILLIAMSPORT, PA - “Elizabeth is proud of you" were the words from head coach Jairo Labrador to the Elmora Troopers, as the 12-year old Little League team saw their Little League World Series dream come to an end by losing to Louisiana 4-1. The Troopers were down early as miscues led to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Governor Murphy was at the Bay Street Station in Montclair on Monday to sign an executive order improving transparency at NJ Transit by requiring NJ Transit rail performance metrics to be shared with the public on a monthly basis.   "In just a few minutes, I will sign ...

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WILLIAMSPORT, PA - After a rain postponed the Elmora Troopers game in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. on Sunday afternoon in the 5th inning, the team was back on the field on Monday afternoon only to take a loss to the team from Hawaii in a shut out game of 6-0 in the sixth ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The lineup of seasoned musicians is set for 14 hours of non-stop sophisticated jazz that will draw thousands  to the three-day Central Jersey Jazz Festival Sept. 13-15. All performances are outdoors beginning in Flemington Sept. 13, 6-10 p.m.; New Brunswick Sept. 14, 1-6 p.m.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The first collegiate football game was played in New Brunswick and Rutgers is planning to celebrate the 150th anniversary of that historic game. The Scarlet Knights' 6-4 victory on Nov. 6, 1869, will be re-enacted on Friday, Aug. 30 at 6:15 p.m. Fans who arrive early for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Mayor Nora Radest has issued a heartfelt statement regarding the sudden passing of Common Councilman Matthew Gould, who died August 13 at the age of 48 due to a heart condition. The statement from Radest reads, "An amazing human being left us all too soon on Tuesday. Matt ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Matthew Gould, elected to serve Ward 1 on the Summit Common Council in 2017, passed away unexpectedly the evening of August 13 at Morristown Medical Center from a heart condition. Gould, also Council president pro tempore, was 48-years-old. Gould and his family have lived in Summit ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith attended a gun safety package bill signing ceremony at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton on Wednesday with Governor Phil Murphy. Mayor Smith joined a bipartisan group of local and state elected officials, as well as members of Moms Demand Action of Union ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Family, friends, community leaders, and members of police organizations from throughout the region paid their final respects to former Fanwood Police Chief Anthony Parenti on Monday morning at Memorial Funeral Home in Fanwood and the Church of St. Bernard and St. Stanislaus in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center was placed on lockdown for more than 90 minutes after reports of a suspicious individual, possibly with a handgun. According to the Summit Police Department, the subsequent active police investigation restriction and search -- conducted ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory and an Air Quality Advisory for Tuesday July 30 for Northern NJ. The heat advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m., the air quality advisory remains in effect until 11 p.m for Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union and Hudson counties in New ...

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NEWARK, NJ - On sunny and hot days, heat and sunlight react with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides emitted by internal combustion engines like automobiles, trucks and gasoline powered lawn equipment. These mix to form a ground-level layer of ozone. The National Weather Service issued an air ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Linden Councilwoman Rhashonna C. Cosby to join journalist April Ryan and several others at the fourth annual New Jersey Parent Summit, an annual conference organized by the Newark-based non-profit Project Ready. White House correspondent and author April Ryan will be the ...

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(TRENTON) – Aiming to close the significant wage gap between women and men, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Pamela Lampitt, Gary Schaer, Eric Houghtaling, Daniel Benson, Wayne DeAngelo and Paul Moriarty to prohibit employers from requiring job applicants to disclose their ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The state will host a summit in Newark to connect businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans and LGBTQ people with $1 billion in contracting opportunities.  The NJ Connects summit is being organized by the state Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which was created by Gov. Phil ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ  – Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) issued the following statement on the President’s ongoing hateful criticism of the four Congresswomen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York: “I am ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township Police Department and Somerset County Prosecutor's Office continue to investigate last week's discovery of an anti-semitic flyer posted on an entrance door to the Peter J. Biondi Municipal Building. The flyer’s content referenced the denial that the Holocaust ...

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NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK - Notice to all drivers using the Goethals Bridge this week as closures are expected on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Port Authority of NY and NJ has announced they are instituting an all Electronic or Cashless Tolling “Tolls by Mail" at the Goethals Bridge in the third quarter of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK and MADISON, NJ – Nearly 85% of all respondents believe use of prescribed and illegal opioid drugs is a “very” (67%) or “somewhat” (28%) serious problem in New Jersey, according to a joint Rutgers-Eagleton/Fairleigh Dickinson University poll in collaboration with the Rutgers Center ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ –Police continue to investigate the posting of an anti-Semitic flier on the glass doorway of the township municipal building last week. A township employee found the flier when she arrived for work. State Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex), who ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several organizations from the city and beyond will band together Friday to call for the closure of ICE detention centers in the state. The Lights For Liberty Rally will start at the intersection of Albany and George streets at 6:30 p.m. Central Jersey Democratic ...

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