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Bayonne Bridge Update

June 20, 2017

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority has provided the City of Bayonne with updated information on the Bayonne Bridge construction project.  

Steel from the old version of the bridge is being demolished between 2nd Street and 1st Street.  Demolition is expected to be completed to 1st Street by the end of July.  Drill shaft and sheet pile work is in progress between ...

Spotswood High School Students Create App That Rewards Kids for Staying Off Their Cell Phones At School

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Just like parents, teachers face increasing challenges to keep students off of their cell phones during school hours.

Despite rules that restrict cell phone use on school grounds, somehow kids find a way to Snapchat, text or post to Instagram. So, how about an app that actually rewards students for keeping their cell phones locked during the school day? A teacher's and ...

“Warehoused” Film Screening June 20 For World Refugee Day

In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, 2017, Refugee Assistance Partners NJ (RAP) will host a public screening of the film, “Warehoused.”  An estimated 12 million people live in refugee camps worldwide, and only 0.1% are resettled, repatriated, or integrated into normal society each year.  Only an extremely small percentage of this number are admitted for resettlement ...

Gov. Christie Says Comey Statement Does Not Point To Obstruction Of Justice From President Trump

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie said that he doesn’t see evidence of President Donald Trump obstructing justice through the statements of former FBI Director James Comey.

When asked during a transportation presentation at a South Brunswick car dealership if Comey’s released statements about President Trump asking the former FBI director to ...

South Orange Maplewood School District Board of Education Announces Plan to Appoint Interim Superintendent of Schools

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ  - The following was sent by email from the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) Board of Education to the SOMSD community on June 7 at about 1:15 p.m.:

Dear South Orange Maplewood School District Families and Community Members:

It is with tremendous pleasure and excitement that the South Orange Maplewood Board of Education announces the ...

Great White Mary Lee Now Swimming Near Seaside Park

BRICK, NJ — Great white shark Mary Lee seems to be taking an off-shore sightseeing tour of the Jersey coast, now swimming near Seaside Park.

The 16-foot, 3,500-pound shark's latest ping was registered at 9:41 a.m. today, June 4, in the Atlantic Ocean — south of her previous ping three hours earlier in the Barnegat Bay near Long Point Island, according to Ocearch’s Global ...

Hodari, Beloved Giraffe at Turtle Back Zoo, Dies

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hodari, one of the giraffes at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo died during a medical procedure Wednesday afternoon. Hodari was one of four giraffes in the zoo's African Adventure area.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Hodari. On behalf of Turtle Back's staff, we cannot express how great this loss is," Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, ...

Summit Police Officer Matthew Tarentino Killed in Route 78 Vehicle Collision

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Police Department Officer Matthew Tarentino has died as a result of injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle car crash that occurred at 6:20 a,m. this morning on Interstate 78 in Bernards.

Tarentino, 29, was traveling to work in Summit when a westbound car crossed over the Interstate 78 median and struck two eastbound vehicles. Two others were injured in ...

NJ Transit Awarded $10M for Automated Backup Train Safety System

WASHINGTON, DC - New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) on Wednesday announced that New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) has been awarded a $10 million dollar federal grant from the Positive Train Control Grant Program.

Positive Train Control is an automated backup safety system to combat human error in operations and improve reliability.

“This grant announcement is welcome news ...

Gas Prices Rise as Memorial Day Weekend Nears

NEW JERSEY — After a few weeks of declining prices at the pump, the average price for a gallon of regular gas ticked upward nationally and in New Jersey.

AAA’s May 23rd survey of fuel prices found the current average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey to be $2.39, three cents higher than a week ago ($2.36), but six cents less than one month ago ($2.45). The ...

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