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TRENTON – As New Jersey is now bursting with billions in stimulus aid from Uncle Sam, the big question is how best to blow the cash. The Record is providing some guidance, reporting how other states are spending their new-found fortunes. State officials may want to shift around the shopping list, after learning that Indiana will be using $3 billion to buy police body cameras, Maryland is spending nearly $1 billion to send money to low-income workers, Louisiana is ready to hand out $3.2 billion to repair aging water systems, while Oregon ...

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Newark Planning Board Approves 3-Story Residential, Commercial Building in West Ward

May 4, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — A mixed-use building project expected to spur redevelopment in the West Ward was approved on Monday by city planners. 

The applicant is proposing to construct a three-story mixed-use building which will encompass a majority of a lot at 275-277 16th Ave. The building will feature two separate retail tenant spaces, one ADA-accessible apartment on the ground floor and ...

Gov. Murphy’s ‘Healthy Terminals Act’ Will Guarantee Newark Airport Workers Wages, Benefits

April 29, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — New legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday will expand access to livable wages and affordable health care for Newark Liberty International Airport workers.

The Healthy Terminals Act signed into law by Murphy creates new minimum wage and benefits requirements for certain Newark airport and Newark Liberty International Train Station workers who often can’t ...

Newark Residents Will Be Able to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine Without an Appointment at These County Sites

May 5, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County officials are temporarily closing several COVID-19 vaccination sites due to reports of low demand, however, appointments will no longer be needed at some sites with walk-ins readily available. 

“Throughout the entire vaccination process, we constantly were fine-tuning our program to make sure everyone who wants to get vaccinated can do ...

NJ has America’s Best Pizza, Food & Wine Says. But You Already Knew That

May 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut.

You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” here.

MORE: Pizza in High Demand During Pandemic, NJ Restaurant Owners Say

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State Must Also Begin Reopening for People with Autism

April 13, 2021

Dear Editor:

I am pleased to see the steady evolution of “Autism Awareness Month” to “Autism Acceptance Month,” as what really needs to be celebrated are the enormous contributions of people with autism to our society.

We proudly operate a “post 21” program known as Adult Community Services, in which we teach young adults with autism and other ...

New Marijuana, Alcohol Laws Handcuff Police Officers

April 22, 2021

By John Zebrowski, First Vice President, New Jersey State Association of Chief of Police

Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey – as well as basically eliminated sanctions for underage possession and use of marijuana and alcohol – the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...