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May 17, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy. While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality ...

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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. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Starting Wednesday all New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant take-out locations will no longer be providing single-use plastic bags or polystyrene foam foodservice products. Often called the “Bag Ban” by state officials and local governments, the ban ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Mountainside Borough was the recipient of $40,000 for road work-resurfacing of Fernwood Road and Fox Trail as part of the 2022 Union County Infrastructure and Municipal Aid grant program. Union County Board of County Commissioners awarded a total of $1,500,000 on Thursday to the ...

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NEW JERSEY - Starting tomorrow, Thursday, April 21, 2022, New Jersey residents and visitors 21 years and older will be able to purchase recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries across the state.  The locations, which have been serving patients in the Medicinal Cannabis ...

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CLARK, NJ - Mayor Bonaccorso released a video early Tuesday evening to the public apologizing for racist and sexist comments made in secretly taped conversations several years ago.  The statement comes after reports published last week included audio files alleged to include the voices of ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Mountainside Restoration Committee will hold its annual Spring Geranium and Plant sale on Thursday through Sunday, April 28, 29, 30 & May 1 from 9am to 4pm. The sale will be held outdoors at the Historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House located on Constitution Plaza adjacent ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Radio podcast host, Bernie Wagenblast, sits down with the newest Assemblywoman for New Jersey's 21st District, Michele Matsikoudis. The 21st district currently includes Chatham and Long Hill Township in Morris County, Bernards Township, Far Hills, Warren ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A resident speaking at Thursday’s Union County Board of Commissioners meeting prompted a strong response from the board over the spending of federal COVID-19 relief dollars. The Garwood resident asked about $749,552.94 in CARES Act funds, which records show the county paid out to ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- During its first meeting since January, the Springfield Board of Adjustment Tuesday night heard from a traffic engineer on plans to replace the Barnes & Noble at the corner of Hillside Avenue and Route 22 West with a Chick-fil-A later this year. Several Hillside Avenue ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - FACT - Families & Community Together, is a CMO [Care Management Organization] that provides care management and wraparound services to children ages five up until their 21st birthday. FACT helps families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Mountainside Restoration Committee’s MRC Estate Sales division will be conducting a local Estate Sale, in Mountainside, NJ, to raise funds for the maintenance and restoration of the historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House (circa 1760) and The Levi Cory House (circa 1818). The ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – After a winter break, the Village Shop, located in the Mountainside Restoration Committee’s Levi Cory House, announces opening hours for April & May 2022. Volunteers are looking forward to welcoming shoppers back. The Shop will be open on Fridays and Saturdays April 1, 2, 15, ...

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UNION, NJ - Irish eyes are not smiling with the news that the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade has been postponed for another two weeks due to a forecast of rain, heavy wind gusts and potential snow flurries on Saturday. The Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee Chairwoman Pam ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- As originally reported in TAPinto Springfield last year, the Motor Vehicle Commission's Springfield Agency will close the doors of its Center Street location for the final time this weekend. The MVC will be moving to a new facility at 271 Route 22 East on Monday, Feb. 28. For ...

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NEW JERSEY - Get your free test! Four to be exact.  A nationwide rollout, albeit quite late, is on and there are simple ways to get an at-home COVID-19 test. Effective Wednesday, the federal government website for free tests will begin accepting orders.  Omicron had been raging lately but has ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey’s ban on single-use plastic products is inching closer, prompting local businesses to assess how to continue operation if they are no longer allowed to use plastic bags. P.L. 2020 c117, which was signed into law on November 4, 2020, will go into effect on May 4, ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – You’ll want to wear your long underwear Sunday morning and keep salt handy for later that day and possibly into Monday. The National Weather Service predicted that north winds of around 15 mph would produce wind chill values of 5 to 10 degrees below zero late into the morning ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy’s 2022 State of the State address will stream online and via social media on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Murphy is expected to discuss his commitment to leading New Jersey through the COVID-19 public health crisis, improving the lives of middle-class ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy declared a statewide state of emergency beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, with a commercial vehicle restriction on the interstates. State offices will have a delayed opening on Friday, the governor said in his press conference, and he encouraged everyone to stay ...

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NEW JERSEY - If your property was damaged by Hurricane Ida, time is running out to apply for assistance from FEMA. Those affected can apply for assistance from FEMA and for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) until January 5, 2022, according to a press ...

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NEW JERSEY — The state reported 9,711 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest number since the pandemic started.  The State Department of Health confirmed 28 additional COVD-19 deaths.   "We can’t let our guard down against COVID-19," Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted.  "We encourage all individuals ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Barnes & Noble that has been a staple at the corner of Route 22 and Hillside Avenue in Springfield for close to 30 years may be demolished to make way for a fast-food restaurant. The Springfield Board of Adjustment Tuesday night heard a presentation from developers ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Everything old is new again. In 2019, it appeared that Scotch Plains would get a grocery store as part of its downtown redevelopment when German supermarket chain Lidl submitted plans to build on the former site of the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall.

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 BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Passaic River Parkway in Berkeley Heights grew some this week, when the Union County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to acquire the Berkeley Plaza property. The Memorandum of Understanding with the property’s owner was signed today, Friday, Oct. 29, said Mayor ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ- Lt. Corey Cattano, a New Providence native, has been named Military Engineer of the Year award for 2022 by the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic. “It is with great pleasure that I announce Lt. Corey Cattano, P.E., Facilities Engineering and ...

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PLAINFIELD/N. PLAINFIELD, NJ - President Joe Biden landed in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park on Monday, and then headed to the East End Elementary School in North Plainfield to highlight his Build Back Better plan. In advance of President Biden's visit, members of the Plainfield Police Department ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – New Jersey shoppers will soon need to remember more than just their list and coupons when they head to most stores when the state-wide ban on single-use plastic and paper bags will go into effect.  The plastic bag ban, which was approved by Gov. Phil Murphy last year and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Starting on October 24, New Jersey landlines within the 856 and 908 area codes must dial 10 or 11 digits for all their calls.  After October 24, local landline calls dialed with only seven digits may not go through, and the caller will receive a recording saying their call cannot be ...

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