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March 20, 2019

STAFFORD and LONG BEACH ISLAND - Although the inshore striped bass season opened on March 1, I have heard very little regarding any true action in our area. Things are always slow early in the year, but usually there are some smaller ones being caught. I see a couple of reasons for this One is the ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Oyster Farmers, a feature length documentary centering on coastal life in New Jersey, was officially released today, March 19 via Virgil Films. Jetty decided to fund the film via its Jetty Rock Foundation, the 501(C)3 nonprofit arm of the brand, in 2016, but the ethos of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset has agreed to pay the borough a total of $2.5 million in lieu of property taxes for an eight-year period that expires at the end of 2023. The agreement was announced at Monday night’s Borough Council meeting and was affirmed by a ...

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As the courtship season begins for peregrine falcons, residents of all ages and visitors from all over the world can observe and study one of the fastest animals on earth by tuning in to the Union County Falcon Cam. “The Falcon Cam is a great opportunity for residents of all ages to experience ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Conforti family, owners of Angelonis in Caldwell and Woodridge as well as Michaels in Nutley, is currently hosting a soft opening of the highly anticipated gastropub The Brook Tap House now located at 811 Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell.  "We will start out this week with ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A 70-year-old man who served as a priest in the town and was later accused of sex abuse was found shot dead at his home in Nevada, authorities said. Officers found John Capparelli with a gunshot wound to his neck at his residence in Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday, a spokesperson ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Actor/filmmaker Garry Pastore will celebrate the 5th anniversary of his award-winning independent film Destressed with a screening and panel discussion of the documentary on Thursday, March 28, at the historic Dunellen Theatre (458 North Ave, Dunellen, NJ). Pastore ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - We are several days into March, and the month sure has roared in like a lion. The water temperatures have remained low and need to see an increase of several degrees before the striped bass become active. The big news of the past few days has been the revelation that the New ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - When Hannah Cerullo and her family walked into Jersey Mike’s in East Hanover on Friday afternoon, she thought she was going to just be ordering her favorite turkey sub for lunch. Instead, she received an awesome surprise. Chris Sutton, the operating manager of the Jersey Mike’s ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Manville man has been convicted of multiple charges stemming from an argument over a parking space and a subsequent altercation in which he used a sword to attack the driver of the other car. Jared Razzano,  36 of North 9th Avenue, Manville was found guilty of 2nd degree ...

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STAFFORD - We still have a long way to go before spring arrives and we can get into some decent fishing. However, there are a couple of fishing options coming up soon that have local anglers getting anxious. First, March 1 marks the official opening of the New Jersey striped bass season for ...

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BEACH HAVEN -  The deal has been in the works for a few years. The Tide Table Group, owners of Mud City Crab House, Ship Bottom Shellfish, Parker’s Garage & Oyster Saloon, the Black Whale Bar & Fish House, and the Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House, recently announced the purchase of The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine plans to reopen talks with Amazon about locating the company’s second headquarters – HQ2 – in Somerset County. He made the announcement Feb. 22 at a meeting of the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee. Somerset County put in a ...

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Baby seals are not as cute and friendly as they look, and they can bite. That’s why it’s important to stay at least 50 yards from a resting pup. Plus, it’s against federal regulations to touch them. BELMAR, NJ — A baby harp seal came ashore on the Eighth Avenue beach Saturday, and because it ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta resident and cofounder and manager of the Sparta Farmers Market, Mitch Morrison, is about to embark on a cross country trip on his bicycle. Morrison is riding solo from Portland, Oregon to Sparta beginning on April 10 arriving in late May. “As part of my adventure, I am ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ—Local teens have organized a Dance-A-Thon on February 22, 2019 at St. Mark’s Church in Basking Ridge to raise money and awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Chiari malformation, with proceeds going to the family of Krissy and Zach Klein of Colorado, whose four children ...

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SPARTA, NJ –Police are asking the for the public’s help identifying a man who broke into a home on West Mountain Avenue.  The burglar’s image was caught on video as he approached and then was inside a home around 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, according to police. Anyone who can identify the man ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution. The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – New Jersey residents are on their way to making $15 per hour at work. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday that will gradually raise the states’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024. “For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Milltown Mel is becoming quite the local celebrity as news outlets joined the Groundhog Day lovers who braved the cold this morning to see if Central Jersey is in for an early spring or six more weeks of winter. For the last two years, Mel has predicted an early spring and the Garden ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System's President & Chief Executive Office, Brian Gragnolati, and the organization's Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Nikki Sumpter, have issued statements and detailed information regarding initiatives Atlantic Health System is putting ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and ...

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Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Emergency Care for Furloughed Federal Employees and Families EDISON, NJ ― In a meaningful stance to ease financial worry for thousands of area residents, Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, announced today ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man faces charges for making terroristic threats against members of the Paterson Police Department.  According to Police Director Jerry Speziale, Edward Lawrence Jones was apprehended at approximately 8:45 a.m. in the area of 92 Carroll Street in what he termed a “soft, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- More residents moved out of New Jersey than any other state in 2018, with 66.8% of New Jersey moves being outbound, according to United Van Lines’ 42nd annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year. The Garden State moved ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - A Rutgers University student accused of plotting to kill his ex-girlfriend's parents has been arrested again and charged with trying to contact the woman. Izaia Bullock, 22, of South River, a former university football player, was arrested Thursday and charged with contempt ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced earlier today that Union County would become the first county in New Jersey exclusively patrolled by local law enforcement to have full body camera coverage on all departments. Monahan was joined by county officials and ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Once again this year A Hero's Welcome North Jersey spearheaded  Adopt a Vet, a program that brings holiday gifts to veterans and their families throughout Bergen County. For the second year in a row, Rose Pagan's organization teamed up with Bergen County Veterans ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The suspect that has caused an incident involving Linden Police Department, Union County SWAT and several other local officials Sunday afternoon is now in custody. According to authorities, the incident stemmed from an earlier situation at the Shoprite on West Edgar ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - World War II hero Robert Vaucher celebrated his 100th birthday Monday night, receiving a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Sullivan that recognized his patriotism, heroism and civic accomplishments. Lt. Col. Vaucher was the lead pilot in a 525-plane formation that flew over the ...

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