Other NJ News

May 5, 2021

EDISON, NJ – Greg Tufaro, a lifelong Edison resident and award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience, has recently traded his press pass for a state ID. Last month, Tufaro embarked on a new chapter in his professional career, taking on the role as chief of staff for Senator ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Elm Avenue wends its way through the quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, with 19th and 20th-century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway. It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ– Governor Phil Murphy, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-16, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, and Mayor Shawn Lipani Tuesday marked the ground breaking of a project to widen Route 206 between Doctors Way ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The wrestling legacy at South Plainfield High is alive and well.   Anthony White became the latest in a long line of individuals to capture a state crown when the talented senior earned the 145-pound title at the NJSIAA Wresting Championships at Phillipsburg High on ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will visit Hillsborough Tuesday morning for a first-hand look at the $41M Route 206 widening project between Doctors Way and Valley Road  He will be greeted by state, county and local officials at 11 a.m. at Doctors Way, Murphy will be joined by ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 74-year-old township is dead after a landscape mower he was repairing dropped on top of him when the cable holding the machine above him snapped, according to police. The victim was identified as John F. Levinski of Township Line Road. A neighbor found the man beneath the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan wants to "paint" the downtown retail and restaurant district red, white and blue, with help from students at the Van Derveer elementary school and the Immaculate Conception School. Sullivan sent a letter home with the students from each school last week ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan and members of the Borough Council will begin weighing the advantages and disadvantages of licensing retail dispensaries for the sale of legal marijuana at Monday night's virtual council meeting.  "There's a lot to digest, and it could be fairly ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In-person instruction for all students is expected to resume Monday, one week after a cyber attack disabled the school district's computer network, forcing students and teachers to work on a remote platform Tuesday through Friday. The school district has yet to release details ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Public school buildings will remain closed Friday in the aftermath of a cyber attack that disabled the school district computer network Monday, with staff and students continuing to utilize their remote platform as work continues to restore the integrity of the system. Dr.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers Board of Governors today voted to award an honorary degree to award-winning author and former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey when she addresses graduates at the 255th anniversary commencement of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Grateful to be alive, Richard Smekal returned to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset on Wednesday to thank the doctors, EMTs and hospital staff for their quick action in saving his life after he collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest on Main Street March 30. Smekal, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A cyber attack shut down the entire township school system on Monday with local and federal investigators working to pinpoint the source and what, if any damage has been caused to the computer network which is utilized by thousands of students, teachers and support staff ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance has released the 2021 Summer Stage outdoor Concert series schedule featuring several bands that performed during last year's pandemic, as well as six new bands that specialize in blues, classic rock, folk, country - even an Elvis ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I totally forgot I submitted. I was in shock when I won!" Scotch Plains-based author Robert Constant's marketing plan for his latest children's book was derailed by COVID, but a recent award is giving his book new life.  Hello Grandma!, Constant's second children book ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A sense of normalcy is returning to the streets of Downtown Somerville. Two signature events are set to kick off Memorial Day weekend, the Friday night Cruisers and on Saturday night, the Summer Stage concert series. Hundreds of exotic, vintage, hot rod and classic ...

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NEW JERSEY — As part of its streaming series on the COVID-19 vaccine, the New Jersey Department of Health is hosting a free public town hall discussion led by medical professionals from NJ’s Asian American communities; the April 20, 7 p.m. event will address facts, fears, and myths concerning the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – You can find “The Mother of Elder Care” buried in Elmwood Cemetery at the base of a Roman-style monument. On Monday, the ivy-white statue was pointing toward a cloudless sky as leaders from Parker Health Group quietly walked over to Henrietta Parker’s grave and placed a bouquet ...

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TRENTON, NJ – After the shooting in Atlanta that took the lives of six Asian-American women, New Jersey State Assembly members Nicholas A. Chiaravalloti (D-Hudson), Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) and Sterley Stanley (D-Middlesex) announced a measure that condemned attacks against members of the Asian ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Congressman Frank Pallone (D, NJ-6) visited the Middlesex County Vaccination Site in Sayreville Friday to talk about the American Rescue Plan and how it will help accelerate COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration in the county and throughout New Jersey. Pallone says ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset and the Downtown Somerville Alliance have partnered on a promotional campaign to encourage community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine. As part of the campaign, 12 businesses and restaurants are offering incentives for patrons ...

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WARREN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A Somerville resident and owner of a martial arts academy in Warren has been arrested and charged with Third Degree Invasion of Privacy after a hidden camera was found in the public bathroom of the business, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Megan Disch, BS, RN, of South Plainfield was recently named an 'extraordinary nurse' and recognized with a DAISY Award for her 'calm and compassionate care during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.' "The DAISY Award is one of the highest honors a nurse can receive, and it ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - "Studio at the Hill," a locally-produced comedy show with puppets, skits and magic will premiere its latest episode March 28 at the Reading Cinemas in Manville. The 2 p.m. show features Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini." Guests are asked to arrive no later than 15 minutes before ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police Department (SPPD) was recently the recipient of a $7,500 grant courtesy of the northeast division of the Enbridge Energy Company. The funds, awarded through the company's 'Safe Communities Program,' enabled the borough police department to purchase ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ - A Hillsborough man has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a New Brunswick man outside a Franklin Township hotel on New Year's Day following the arrest of a second suspect Feb. 25, who faces a variety of drug charges, according to Somerset County Prosecutor ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - It was only a matter of time, and for the staff of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, the time came one year ago, March 14, 2020. A patient who had come to the emergency room March 10 exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, but it wasn't until the test results were ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Hillsborough Education Association will be among the first group of teachers in New Jersey to receive COVID-19 inoculations this weekend at a Walgreen's drug store in Franklin Township. "I think we had registered 90 members in less than 10 minutes," said Henry ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Lifelong Fanwood resident and the catering genius behind Savory Selections in downtown Scotch Plains has made it to the semi-final round of the Favorite Chef competition.  Chefs from around the globe are competing in this online competition to be named the world's ...

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