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New Jersey Reopens High School Sports to Spectators

February 21, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Restrictions on the number of spectators that can attend high school and other youth sporting events, both indoors and outdoors, have been eased according to a new executive order signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.

As he signed the order, the governor acknowledged that this announcement is one that "many athletes and many moms and dads have been waiting ...

New Jersey Family Pleads for Kidney Donor to Save Ailing 7-Year-Old

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A family in Jersey City is desperately searching for a donor to help save the life of a young boy with severe kidney disease.

"My seven-year-old son, Modak, is in need of a kidney donor," said Nirmesh Kumar. "His kidneys are functioning at 6.5 percent."

Modak, a Golden Door Charter School second grader, was initially diagnosed with ...

NJSIAA Partners with NFL to Host Diversity Workshops for NJ High School Officials

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), the governing body for high school sports in New Jersey, has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the National Football League.

The organization will host a two-day, virtual diversity, bias and cultural competence workshop for football game officials. The two-day session’s goal is to ...

Other NJ: Video Shows Four Gunmen Unleashing Hail of Bullets in New Brunswick

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 pulled down in front of their faces. They open fire in the direction of 32 Delafield Street, ...

New Jersey Police Announce 21 Pedophile Arrests in "Operation Screen Capture"

TRENTON, NJ — Prosecutors' offices statewide have worked cooperatively in a sweeping operation to capture 21 accused sexual predators who have been targeting children as young as six, seven or eight years old on the Internet. 

During a press conference held alongside Gov. Phil Murphy last week, Col. Patrick Callahan—Superintendent of the New Jersey State ...

Other NJ News: Three East Brunswick Family Members Drown in Backyard Pool

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Drowning was named the cause of death for three East Brunswick residents who perished in their home's above-ground swimming pool earlier this week.

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Frank LoSacco of the East Brunswick Police Department (EBPD) announced that Bharat Patel, 62, his 33-year-old daughter-in-law Nisha ...

Country Superstar Brad Paisley Crashes Edison Teacher's Zoom Meeting

EDISON, NJ — Brad Paisley Grammy award-winning country singer surprised the teachers of Ben Franklin Elementary at their end of year party on Zoom. The Teachers got together to mark their 57th day of remote learning and ended up with something better than the BINGO prize. 

“We organized a virtual BINGO night on Zoom, and when I heard that Brad was crashing Zooms, I texted ...

Other NJ News: More Than 1,500 Gather in Summit to Protest for Racial Equality, Justice

SUMMIT, NJ — More than 1,500 citizens from Hilltop City and surrounding towns gathered on Tuesday afternoon at Summit's Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) to show their support for the "Black Lives Matter" movement and to set a high bar for respectful, organized ...

NJ's Unemployment Rate Soars to Highest On Record

TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels.

Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3% - the highest level since the state first started recording the ...


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Livingston Student Named All-Star Player When Quizbowl Teams Compete at National Championship

May 4, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two Quizbowl teams from Heritage Middle School (HMS) recently competed in the National Championship Tournament, where the Heritage B team placed 58 out of 112 teams by winning four out of eight challenging rounds, and the Heritage A team won five out of eight rounds on day one to qualify for the double elimination playoffs that were held on the second day of the ...

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I moved here 7 years ago from a small town outside of Philadelphia.  My daughter was 11 and just starting middle school.  The two of us moved into my at the time boyfriend’s house (now my husband).  We were so excited to move here!   When my husband and I were dating I would come up and stay here every other ...

Women’s Mental Health Hit Hardest during COVID Pandemic

We have all been adjusting to the reality that COVID is an infectious disease, but we now know that it is also a profound chronic stressor with serious implications for mental health. These stressors are impacting mental health for all of us, but women, and especially women of color, have been hit the hardest.

Recent studies have shown that one in ten women have had to quit a job due to a ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

Essex County News: Fire Damages Residence Hall at Caldwell University

May 17, 2021

CALDWELL, NJ — Mother Joseph Residence Hall on the campus of Caldwell University was evacuated late Monday afternoon after heavy smoke was detected on the second floor of the building.

According to information from the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department, West Caldwell dispatch received a call of an activated fire alarm at Mother Joseph Residence Hall at Caldwell University shortly before ...

Temple Sinai Launches New Individualized Hebrew Reading and Prayer Program

May 17, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ — Temple Sinai, the Reform congregation in Summit, is delighted to announce a new and innovative approach for its religious school and Hebrew learning program for the 2021-2022 school year. The centerpiece of this program is one-on-one Hebrew language lessons with a teacher, conducted virtually and at a time of the student’s and family’s ...


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CareOne's EVP and CNO Share their Thoughts on Nurses Day 2021

May 13, 2021

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To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere:

Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to improve care and conditions for her patients. The birth of the modern ...