Other NJ News

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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NEW BRUNSWICK - As the minutes ticked away in the second half of last night's NCAA tournament game between Rutgers and heavily favored Houston, all were wondering: Could it be? Could Rutgers be heading back to the Sweet 16 - the first time since the 1970s? At Tavern on George, the outdoor white ...

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EAST NEWARK, NJ – The borough’s new website has been designed to make it much easier for officials to communicate with East Newark residents about everything from COVID-19 pandemic information to emergency weather announcements. The website, viewable across all computers, laptops and ...

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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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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Old Man Rafferty’s, a downtown restaurant that has served savory French onion soup and overstuffed reubens to generations of theatergoers, Rutgers students and Johnson & Johnson’s workers, has closed its doors. Owner Mark Jakuboski said the landmark restaurant on Albany ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has announced that people utilizing its mass transit hubs will face a fine for not wearing a facemask. "Anyone using Port Authority facilities – including airport terminals, PATH stations and trains, AirTrain stations and trains, and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Steve Pantagis, who described himself as the director of the Pantagis corporation, contacted TAPintoSPF on Tuesday to confirm that, despite the assertions of Nick Pantagis last week, the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall has closed its doors forever.  "I'm ...

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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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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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NEWARK, NJ — When Maria Lopez-Nunez, director of environmental justice and community development for Ironbound Community Corporation, rattles off all the industrial entities impacting the quality of life for residents in her community, she needs both hands to count.  Among the culprits: a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Job seekers in Newark and the surrounding area have a few more options as of Monday — more than 6,000, to be exact, in light of Amazon’s North American hiring expansion.  The e-commerce company announced it’s adding 100,000 new full and part-time jobs across its operations  in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A chilling video shows four men emerging from a car with guns drawn and unleashing a hail of bullets that left two dead and six injured early Sunday morning. In the video provided to TAPinto New Brunswick, the shooters can be seen emerging from the four-door sedan with hoods ...

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Girl Scouts’ Leadership Summit to Connect Professionals with the Next Generation of Female Leaders  On Friday, September 18 from 1-2:30 pm via Zoom, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) along with the presenting sponsor, Verizon will host their first virtual Young Women of Vision Leadership ...

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A coalition of funders has established the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) to help ensure the survival of the state’s cultural sector that has faced economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fund has so far raised more than $1.6 million, including a lead matching ...

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BELLEVILLE –  As the Belleville Township Council prepares to introduce the municipal spending plan Tuesday night, Mayor Michael Melham is calling for drastic budget cuts to offset future tax increases. Melham is ordering his administration to identify numerous ways in which to reduce spending, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - An ordinance to dissolve the Nutley Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad was introduced during the Tuesday, July 21 Board of Commissioners public meeting. All commissioners were present however after ordinance introductions, Mayor/Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci left early ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In a 5-0 vote, the Scotch Plains Township Council agreed to keep the Christopher Columbus monument in its place outside the Municipal Building on Park Avenue. Prior to the meeting, a large group of Italian American community leaders marched from the Italian American Club to ...

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