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August 1, 2022

KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project. Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department ...

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Summer travel is already in full swing and Independence Day will be no exception as AAA predicts 47.9 million people in the U.S. will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend (June 30 – July 4). This is an increase of 3.7% over 2021, bringing travel volumes just shy of those seen ...

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BELMAR, NJ—A male swimmer was taken out of the water today and reported to be non-responsive.  He was taken away in an ambulance.  The beaches around 8th and 9th Avenues were crowded with emergency personnel and equipment. It is very close to the same location where two elementary school ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - When someone walks into Ethan and the Bean, there are plenty of things they might notice. They might see the chalkboard describing the specials for that day. Or they could smell the aromatic scent of the coffee beans in the small shop. Or they could rest their eyes upon ...

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Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died. Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting ...

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NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours. But the price didn't go down, either. AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 ...

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NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey. “The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high. The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to ...

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NEW JERSEY: New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Monmouth County grocery stores and pharmacies have been ...

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NEW JERSEY — As of Thursday, April 21, 2022, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide. According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations ...

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NEW JERSEY— Woodbridge's Colonia High School’s indoor air quality is being tested, and its 28-acre campus analyzed for radiation starting this past weekend, after a 1989 alumni – now an environmental scientist – raised concerns about the school’s possible link to brain tumors among nearly 95 former ...

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JERSEY SHORE: In a medical emergency situation, every second that goes by is critical. The links of successful communication are imperative. Last evening the Coast Guard medevaced a 46-year-old man from the fishing vessel Captain John, approximately 45 miles east of Point Pleasant. Radio ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY - The following is an update from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority on the change which is schedule for the ramp closings for Exit 105.  Prepare your alternate routes now.  A southbound exit ramp and a northbound entrance ramp at Interchange 105 of the Garden State Parkway in ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has tested positive for COVID-19. Murphy took a rapid antigen test this afternoon that came back positive. A PCR test that followed also test came back positive, according to a statement from Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna. Murphy is currently ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - All U.S. and New Jersey flags will be flown at half-staff until Sunday, March 27 in honor of Madeleine Albright, announced President Biden.  "As a mark of respect for former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright and her life of service to our Nation, I hereby order, by ...

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  UPDATE TO TRAGIC STORY, CLICK HERE.  HACKENSACK, NJ -- Police are searching for a traveling nurse who set fire to a Hackensack University Medical Center worker early Monday morning, around 5:20 a.m. At publishing time of this article, there is a manhunt going on to catch the attacker who ...

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In other NJ News...Barnegat's Finest Make Significant Drug and Weapons Bust:  BARNEGAT, NJ - On Friday, January 14th, the Barnegat Police Department Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) executed a search warrant at a Highland Drive residence. During the search CRU recovered two illegal handguns (one ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark resident Bernard China, 58, is taking time this holiday season to reflect on the gift of life as he celebrates the one-year anniversary of the life-saving heart transplant he received at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. “This Christmas was extra special for me as I was able ...

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NEW JERSEY — Jamie Utitus, an 8-year-long resident of Westfield, has created a GoFundMe to help pay for a stem cell transplant to treat her multiple sclerosis, which she has been battling since 2010. The treatment, which is currently in clinical trials in the United States, can force MS into ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield School Board on Tuesday held off on approval of an elective course for high school juniors after parents voiced concern about the inclusion of a Toni Morrison novel in the curriculum. Parents raised concerns about the book “The Bluest Eye” being included in the ...

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RARITAN BOROUGH, NJ —  With over one million more registered Democrats in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy barely made it through. With the final votes being tallied, he eked out a single digit victory against Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli. Ciattarelli, who barnstormed the state with his ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Dalai Lama has been quoted countless times with his simple message of hope: "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Kindness can be found in the most unexpected of places. Take, for example, the heartwarming event that took place last week at Sunrise Bagels in ...

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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 - Khalil Wheeler-Weaver has been sentenced to 160 years in prison after killing three women, authorities stated on Wednesday. The 25-year-old Orange resident was recently found guilty of the murder of three women in Essex County during 2016, including college student Sarah Butler, ...

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SURF CITY, NJ — 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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EDISON, NJ - Don't let the casket and toe tag banner fool you. The Edison Schools Superintendent isn't playing games when it comes to educating the children. Recently, a local union unhappy about job contracts in Edison deployed a rather unusual way to protest. They placed an actual coffin ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Kicking off the Labor Day weekend, the Belmar Five Mile Run will return to the beachfront on Saturday, September 4, complete with its traditional kids races and fireworks on the eve of the 45th annual event. After being held virtually last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Alyssa Ehling had snacks, school supplies, bedding and everything else a first-year student could possibly need, all stuffed into a red cart out in front of Rutgers’ Honors College. And, perhaps most importantly, she brought a box of high-grade face masks. “I’m just ...

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MANASQUAN, NJ -- What started as a family fishing trip on Saturday would up being a life-saving adventure for 19-year-old Anton Zambell, a Scotch Plains resident who was in the right place at the right time to rescue a man whose kayak had overturned in waters off Manasquan.  Around 7:00 a.m.

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Teen Killed Near Route 35 North and South Pine Avenue, Police Seeking Possible Witnesses SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced Sunday, that a fatal hit-and-run is under investigation.  At approximately 3:44 a.m. Sunday, authorities responded to ...

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