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May 21, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - The largest container ship to ever reach a U.S. East Coast port has docked at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal. The CMA CGM Marco Polo can carry 16,022 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs in industry terms. The ship is reported to be carrying 5,000 TEUs that include ...

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Trenton, N.J.—May 18, 2021—The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced that May 17-21 is “Utility Assistance Week,” dedicated to increasing residents’ awareness of the various programs available to support those who have fallen ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The popular Thursday night Starlit Cinema series will return to Division Street this summer, one year after the COVID-19 pandemic shut off the projector and darkened the big screen. The Downtown Somerville Alliance sponsors the free weekly event, beginning July 1 through Aug.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Spring has sprung, with crocus and daffodils popping up through the ground, soon to be joined by umbrellas and tables popping up in front of restaurants throughout the downtown dining and shopping district. All sidewalk cafe licenses issued last year have lapsed; restaurant ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A parking deck for commuters and future residents of the NJ TRANSIT village under construction alongside the Raritan Valley line has begun to take shape adjacent to the Somerville train station. The five-story deck will include more than 400 spaces; the structure will be hidden ...

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NEW JERSEY - The local region of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NJ NAACP) have signed an agreement to expand efforts to collectively combat discrimination, bigotry, bullying and hate crimes in the Garden ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – A 27-year-old father has been charged with attempted murder and child endangerment after surveillance video showed him carrying his two-year-old daughter in a plastic bag in the hallway of a hotel where he was living, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - For the second year in a row, the St. Patrick's Day Parade down Main Street has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement released by the Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee reads: "It is with disappointment and an overabundance of caution that the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council approved a pair of resolutions at Tuesday night's virtual meeting condemning: "White Nationalism, White Supremacy, Neo-Nazism and any Other Groups and Individuals Who Seek to Divide Our Community and Incite Hatred," and  "Acts of Sedition and Treason that ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan announced his intentions to find a way to permanently divert daily drive-through Main Street traffic to Veterans Memorial Drive and designate the alternate roadway as Route 28/Business during his State of the Borough address at the Jan. 1 Reorganization ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 64-year-old Belle Mead doctor was arrested after a patient told police he had sexually assaulted her at his office in Franklin Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Dr. Chike J. Aguh of Mulberry Court, Belle Mead, is charged with 2nd ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Phil Murphy today announced that Shawn LaTourette, a Highland Park resident, will serve as Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) beginning on January 16. LaTourette, currently the Department’s Deputy Commissioner, takes the helm ...

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Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) received a positive rapid antigen test result for COVID-19 on Monday, according to a press release from her office. She believes she was exposed during protective isolation in the U.S. Capitol building as a result of insurrectionist riots on Jan. 6. As ...

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PERTH AMBOY - Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.) announced Friday that he has recommended Sam Delgado to the governor to serve on the newly-established Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC). Delgado, of Perth Amboy, is a retired Vice President of External Affairs for Verizon New ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - There appears to be peace in Jersey City, or at least a detente, when it comes to the politics at 280 Grove Street, as well as the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO). Less than three years removed from an attempt he made to oust her father from Hudson County’s top ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police are investigating a New Year's Day shooting of a New Brunswick man, that took place at an unidentified hotel on Cedar Grove Lane, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Police responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a male with a gunshot wound outside a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - More than 500 pieces of winter apparel were recently donated to the Zakee Bowser Enrichment Foundation (ZBEF), courtesy of Assemblyman Joe Danielsen's "Head to Toe" clothing drive.  ZBEF will distribute the clothing to local children in need, according to organizers. “Due to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteers visited the historic New Cemetery on South Bridge Street Saturday, the resting place of American soldiers dating back to the Civil War, to honor America's veterans on National Wreaths Across American Day. A total of 2,557 cemeteries in all 50 states hosted ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The historic New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, the resting place of American soldiers dating back to the Civil War, will join with more than 2,400 other cemeteries nationwide to honor America's veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day, The ceremony begins at noon ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Elks invites residents to participate in Wednesday's Holiday Heroes Parade, a drive-by down Rehill Avenue to salute the 2,400 employees of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset who continue their battle on the front lines against the COVID-19 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Guitarist and singer/songwriter Peter Mayer of the Peter Mayer Group and member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band will be joined remotely by the Somerville High School choir to perform the 21st annual Stars and Promises Christmas Concert in a live stream event from Mayer's ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A Bound Brook man has been indicted by a Somerset County Grand Jury in connection with the Jan. 12 fire that destroyed two apartment buildings under construction on Main Street, Bound Brook and several adjacent buildings. Juan Hector Padilla, age 29, of East Second Street ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 70-year-old student pilot and his 73-year-old instructor were injured after their plane struck a tree and crashed on to the runway at Central Jersey Regional Airport late Tuesday afternoon. It was the second crash of a single-engine plane at the airport in seven days, and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A family is desperately searching for a donor to help save the life of a young boy with severe kidney disease. "My seven-year-old son, Modak, is in need of a kidney donor," say Nirmesh Kumar. "His kidneys are functioning at 6.5%." Modak, a 2nd Grader at Golden Door Charter ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 26-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 12 suspects nabbed in an online sting operation that targeted sexual predators. Five other suspects live in Somerset County; three came to New Jersey from out-of-state and the others live in New Jersey. Somerset County Prosecutor ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Colonia native Kelli Capurso, 23, was, like any bride, looking forward to her wedding reception. She married her husband, Anthony, in August 2019, but postponed her reception until 2020 until after he returned from his deployment with the Marines. COVID put a wrench into their ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - While driving down Main Street or on patrol in the residential areas of the borough the past few weeks, Police Officer Vito Spadea has been told more than a few times that he looks good in pink. It's not difficult to understand why - Spadea's patrol SUV has been wrapped in pink ...

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Editor's Note: This story will be updated as more details become available. HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The fabled "Diamond Jim Brady" house on River Road, built in the 19th century and once the lavish country retreat of the legendary New York man-about-town was destroyed by fire overnight. A 911 call ...

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Some renters are forced out anyway by owners desperate for income in pandemic. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. In New ...

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