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May 15, 2022

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation.  Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ ...

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CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Fifth-Alarm Fire at the Waste Management facility on Julia Street Tuesday sent thick smoke throughout North Jersey and could even be viewed in New York City.  The City of Elizabeth reports receiving a phone call about the fire at approximately 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. The fire is ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - When you think of local video, you think of Wayne Robbins whose lengthy list of snippets of local life have created an equally lengthy biography for Fair Lawn. Robbins has received two major awards recently for his extensive work documenting life in Fair Lawn: Service Above ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The bravery and initiative displayed April 1 by Roxbury Patrolman Brad Keyes when he thwarted a carjacking in progress was a stunning act of heroism, said his boss on Tuesday. In fact, Roxbury Police Chief Dean Adone said he’s never seen anything like it in his two decades in ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Recreational marijuana sales commenced Thursday in New Jersey, but Newark officials are taking a bold stance against allowing the city’s police force to use marijuana off-the-clock. The City Council passed a resolution Wednesday calling on Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to issue an order ...

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TOTOWA, N.J. - The Borough will hold the third annual Totowa, NJ Car Show on Sunday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at 515 Union Blvd. (the Wells Fargo parking lot). Registration is the day of the show from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Cost to enter a vehicle is $30 day of the show.  ...

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Most states that approved the use of recreational cannabis have exclusions for those employed in “safety-sensitive” professions.  These are individuals who hold such jobs as train operators, air traffic controllers and those working on utility pipelines.  That group also includes police ...

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NEW JERSEY -  Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required to be worn on public transportation and in transportation hubs. The announcement came after the April 18 court ruling by a Florida Federal Judge. "Effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says adults at least 21 years old will be able to purchase recreational marijuana and marijuana products without a medical card in New Jersey starting on April 21, 2022. "This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry," Murphy said on ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – On Sunday, 25-year-old Scottie Scheffler became the 86th person to win the Masters Tournament down in Augusta, Georgia. Scheffler also captured another milestone with his victory, becoming the first person born in the Garden State to win the most prestigious golf tournament in the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Rise Against Hate, a non-profit organization working to raise awareness about racism and civil rights, has filed a second lawsuit against Bridgewater Township and clerk Linda Doyle in her capacity as official records custodian for the township, alleging a violation of OPRA ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City is moving one step closer to becoming a reality. Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Transit officials announced Thursday that the new Portal North Bridge project is set to begin with the issuance of a “Notice to ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — A whistleblower lawsuit claims that the Westfield Police Department retaliated and discriminated against an African-American sergeant and a female lieutenant for reporting racial profiling. Sgt. Preston Freeman, who according to the lawsuit is the first African American to reach ...

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PARLIN, NJ -- Port Authority Police arrested a Parlin man Friday for using “black-out” curtain that covered the rear license plate of his car  to avoid paying the toll at the Holland Tunnel, according to a report published by NJ.com.  The report said Mark Adam Aponte, 28, of Parlin, was arrested ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - As the St. Peter's University Men's Basketball Team boarded their bus for the two-hour journey to Philadelphia on Wednesday one fan predicted to TAPinto Jersey that there was "something huge coming" for the Peacocks. On Friday, having already achieved more than enough success ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ - The NJ Transit Police have asked for the public’s assistance in locating a woman who was last seen at New York Penn Station at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23. Magadelina Diaz, whom the NJ Transit alert said is known to have severe learning deficiencies, mental health ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - As most of Hawthorne watched the war between Russia and Ukraine unfold, a few Hawthorne families followed the events with a more personal and keen interest. The Hawthorne families are directly from the affected countries of Ukraine and Russia and others still have friends and ...

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TRENTON, NJ –  New Jersey is set to receive $641 million from settlements with Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured opioids, and the country’s three largest pharmaceutical distributors – McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen, announced Governor Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney ...

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WASHINGTON, DC– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement regarding the President’s decision to ban U.S. imports of Russian oil as gas prices continue to rise:  “I remain unwavering in my support of Ukraine and its people in their fight for freedom, the preservation ...

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NEW EGYPT - Ocean County was the site of a major rally on Saturday night. Truck drivers opposed to vaccine mandates and other coronavirus restrictions rolled through New Jersey on Saturday and Sunday.  The rallies in New Jersey are part of an ongoing group of protests around the country. Maps ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University–New Brunswick announced sweeping new financial aid program that builds upon existing state aid programs to enable New Jersey students with family incomes below $65,000 to attend the university tuition-free.  The program also provides a sliding scale that ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Wednesday that he has allocated $10 million in funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to support New Jersey’s Foreclosure Prevention Act program administered by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency ...

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NEW JERSEY – College students who ride NJ TRANSIT’s bus, rail or light rail systems can save some money commuting back-and-forth thanks to the agency's student discount program.  The “Buy 3 Months, Get 1 Month Free” Student Pass promotion works in partnership with regional colleges and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers researchers have developed a rapid test that detects all known COVID-19 variants, including the highly transmissible omicron variant. The test, which can be performed at laboratories experienced in COVID-19 testing, can quickly detect clinical samples that contain the ...

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GALLOWAY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday anyone who has a job in a high-risk congregate setting such as a health care, long-term care or correctional facility will have to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Gov. Murphy says there will be no test-out of the requirement by undergoing weekly ...

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NEW JERSEY — The COVID-19 Rate of Transmission, the measurement of how much the virus is spreading, fell below 1.0 on Tuesday to 0.96.  A number below 1.0 means the outbreak is on the decline, with every infected person spreading COVID-19 to fewer than one additional person, on average. The ...

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