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Good News Around NJ

September 28, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 7-year-old Livingston resident diagnosed with Mowat-Wilson syndrome—a rare condition that presents delayed development and the potential for medical challenges—recently proved that she will not let these challenges define her when she modeled for Runway of Dreams (ROD), a local ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following her summer of research under the direction of mentor Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer from George Mason University into the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Livingston High School (LHS) senior Renee Hong is sharing her insights with the community about the “large-scale ...

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NEW JERSEY — Despite research from the American Psychiatric Association that finds that 87% of Americans feel “anxious” or “very anxious" about inflation, New Jerseyans seem to be among the least worried, according to a new study by WalletHub.   In its analysis of 2022’s Happiest States in ...

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MADISON, NJ - After an earlier flight delay, 140 dogs and cats arrived at the Morristown Airport on Tuesday evening, August 30. Members of St. Hubert's Animal Shelter and First Lady Tammy Murphy were at the airport waiting for the animals to arrive. The animals were flown from Alabama and ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Kenilworth resident Telina Cuppari is the new world record holder for the Largest Collection of Pizza-Related Items. On Wednesday, August, 24 2002, Guinness World Records Headquarters based in London, England contacted Telina to let her know her application was approved and that ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A Hackensack toddler will be featured in Times Square and Broadway lights through the National Down Syndrome Society’s (NDSS) Down Syndrome Awareness Month campaign.  A photo of Hailey Griffiths, who is officially 18 months old as of the date of publishing, will be featured ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - He was a swimmer from a very young age, and now Bridgewater resident Lee Evans is taking on a 4-mile long race, crossing continents. Evans is participating in the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race Aug. 21, starting on the Asian side of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, and ...

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Dick Vitale has one of the greatest voices in all of sports. His charismatic nature mixed with his unique catchphrases has left countless basketball fans with great memories over the years through his broadcasting at ESPN. In October 2021, the world stopped when it was announced that the ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Today St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center marked a huge milestone. The organization celebrate the transport of its 20,000th dog since August 2016, Sweetie Johnson. Sweetie Johnson is an adorable 5 year-old Terrier mix from Louisiana. The celebration included treats for her and ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- New Jersey State Troopers assigned to Troop "C" Hamilton Station are being credited with rescuing three puppies after responding to a complaint. The puppies had wandered off into the woods and fallen down an irrigation ditch about 10 feet underground.  In a social media post ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – When the Roumes family of Succasunna chose Utah for an adventurous family vacation it really delivered: Few experiences can be more adventuresome than possibly saving somebody’s life. The planned highlight of the family’s recent trip was to visit the Zion National Park Narrows, an ...

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NEWARK, NJ  – East Brunswick's will be among those honored by the New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) as part of its 14th class of inductees, which is once again highlighting some of the state’s best and brightest. O'Reilly, a 2002 graduate of East Brunswick High School, is a 2018 NWSL Champion.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Shiloh Verrico, a Scotch Plains native, continues to thrive in the world of sitcoms with the sixth season of “Bunk’d,” the first Disney Channel show to earn a sixth season renewal. The show has a new subtitle: “Learning the Ropes.” Shiloh’s character, Winnie Webber, is new ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - "Still not entirely convinced this is real, but apparently I’m going to be on Jeopardy! If you’d like, tune in on Tuesday, July 12 to see me try to be smart," says Ben Coller, East Brunswick High School Class of 2012, teacher at East Brunswick High School, and upcoming teacher ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It hadn’t been on his must-see list, but he saw a deer give birth anyway. It happened right in his backyard last week, Tremont Avenue resident Mitch Slater told TAPinto Westfield. “It certainly wasn’t on my bucket list to watch a deer give birth, but I did, and it was ...

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BOONTON, NJ — The North Stars Gymnastics Academy announces nine USA Women’s Development Program gymnasts who ranked in the Top 10 as national medalists -- with one gymnast, Montville's Alexa Ciliotta, earning first place all-around in her age group out of gymnasts competing from 26 states. “We ...

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MIDDLSEX COUNTY, NJ - Hidden Gems Literary Emporium, a family-owned, non-profit, community bookstore is embarking on their second #1000FreeBookTour in July 2022 going from New Jersey to Florida giving away 1000 free books and educational resources. Co-founders Kaila Boulware Sykes, Raymond ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ —Port Authority police officers and a bystander jumped into action Thursday to save a man’s life when he had a medical emergency on board a train at the Hoboken PATH station. Around 6:29 p.m., Police Officers Mike Maratta and Sean Kelly were dispatched to a train parked on Track 2, ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Wheel. Of. Fortune! One of the country's most beloved games shows is going on tour across North America including two shows taping live in the area for fans to watch the wheel in action. “Wheel of Fortune LIVE!,” an all-new theatrical experience, will be coming to New Jersey ...

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MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – Mya Spotwood of Piscataway was crowned vault, floor, and the all-around individual state champion at the USAG Level 6 State Championships hosted by Will-Moor Gymnastics in Mount Laurel. To close out the Gymnastics Level 6 year at last weekend’s competition, 8-year-old ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread ...

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KENTUCKY - A New Jersey family is preparing to cheer on its own horse at this weekend’s 2022 Kentucky Derby. Bridgewater residents Tom and Carol Hopkins are part owners of Donegal Racing’s Mo Donegal, a 3-year-old horse set to compete in the Derby. Tom Hopkins has been interested in racing ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Cheer on mother-daughter duo, Team Emelyn and Nicole as they showcase their dance routines on the new CBS family dance competition series, Come Dance With Me. From creators and executive producers Chris O’Donnell, LL COOL J (stars of CBS’ NCIS: LOS ANGELES) and 3 Ball ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Natalia Hazlitt,10-year-old fourth grader at Mountain Park Elementary School, co-wrote a children's book Charlie's First Haircut during the pandemic with her father Chaz Hazlitt.  Chaz Hazlitt is a celebrity barber to numerous music artists, actors and athletes, and owns ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Hillsborough third-grader is fighting back against the Russian invasion of the Ukraine with a paintbrush and quiet determination to resupply the Ukrainian army with medical supplies and to ease the pain and hardship of children her age suffering the ravages of war and an ...

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ODESSA, UKRAINE -- Men in the Ukrainian city of Odessa on the Black Sea drew inspiration from Bon Jovi's "It's My Life" on March 22 as they prepared for another Russian attack.  “This is for the ones who stood their ground… Odessa, Ukraine. #SlavaUkraini,” the Sayreville native and Rock & ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – Clifford, a big hound dog who was rescued from the side of the New Jersey Turnpike last December, has found a new forever home after spending most of the last two months at the Burlington County Animal Shelter. Lisa Yochim, of Absecon, Atlantic County, adopted the 2 ½-year-old ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Laila Quallis, a freshman at Westfield High School, turned painful styling sessions and a lack of available products into a haircare line that works for people with all hair textures and spreads a message of self-love. The name of Laila’s hair care line, YBT Kids, stands for ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The second of two Bald Eagle eggs hatched Tuesday, March 1, joining the first eaglet that hatched on Thursday, Feb. 24 in a nest at Duke Farms. The goings-on at the nest atop a Sycamore tree in a remote section of the environmental preserve are chronicled on a camera secured ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In just six weeks, Junior Girl Scout Tyne Brogan, a member of Troop 63317, has sold Girl Scout cookies in all 50 states. She began her challenge on Jan.11 and completed her sales effort in North Dakota on Feb. 25. She kept track of her progress state-by-state with a crayon and ...

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