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December 25, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Although the entire borough seems to embrace the Christmas spirit every year, one person has remained in doubt until the last minute. That would be Ebenezer Scrooge, whose law firm Scrooge & Marley has notably taken residence on Main Street here, evidently subleasing space ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College will be one seven two-year schools in the nation to participate in a new program that could send students to space camp at a NASA center.   To qualify for the National Community College Aerospace Scholars program, students majoring in STEM fields will have to ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- “In all my years on this job, I don’t recall ever being put in such a perfect spot at a perfect time,” Bayonne Firefighter Ed Skelly told TAPinto Bayonne of coming across a serious  accident while making runs as part of the Department’s Multi-Service Unit on Saturday.  According to ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Centre St. Bridge officially opened at noon on Dec. 24 in a ceremony that included Township Officials, County Officials, and a special Ribbon Cutter. The new bridge replaced a structurally unsound one that was built 122 years ago. Just prior to the ribbon cutting, Essex County ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Santa arrived early at the Meadowlands on Dec. 22 but instead of driving reindeer, he jumped in a jog cart behind White Bliss, a rare white pacer. White Bliss caused a big stir when he was born in 2012 at Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge, N.J. While both of his parents are ...

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, CO – Santa should be very familiar with New Jersey. On Christmas Eve, Santa takes off from the North Pole to begin his global journey to bring presents and joy to children.  As it has for more than six decades, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will ...

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The North Pole, Earth —  Hello Santa? If you’ve always wanted to call Santa just for fun this-this is the year that you can do it. And the call to the big guy at the North Pole is free. “Hey Google, call Santa” is all you have to say on your phone using the Google Assistant or using the Google ...

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A record-breaking 112.5 million expected to travel nationwide FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- AAA forecasts one-third of Americans (nearly 112.5 million) – including more than 2.7 million New Jerseyans – will travel 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays. The record-breaking travelers ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, a 14 year tradition in Nutley continued Sunday evening, Dec. 2 when the town held their annual holiday tree and menorah lighting in the Oval hosted by Mayor Joseph P. Scarpelli and the Board of Commissioners. A little rain didn’t dampen the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Everyone is invited to join the congregation of Brookdale Reformed Church for a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 7:30 p.m. Brookdale Reformed Church is located at 16 Bellevue Ave Bloomfield, near the Bellevue Ave. entrance to Brookdale Park. 973-338-7676

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NUTLEY, NJ - All are welcome as Vincent United Methodist Church gathers for worship at two services for Christmas Eve The Family Service will be held at 4:00 p.m.   It will include the lighting of the Advent and Christ Candles, carols, scripture, and feature a Christmas musical presented by the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Remember that commercial when the gorgeous Catherine Deneuve sat casually on the edge of a pool table with her blonde hair cascading over one shoulder, as she said in a velvety French accent, "Please don't hate me because I'm beautiful?"  I remember hating her because she was ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Persons convicted of driving while intoxicated in Monmouth County between 2008 and 2016— whose breath tests may have been mishandled — are being informed that they can take steps to find out whether their cases can be dismissed. In a December 20 letter, the Monmouth County ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Saying that while many in recovery from substance or alcohol abuse find the holiday season to be especially difficult, Robert R. Detore, CEO, Turning Point, is offering reassurance saying that “With a little planning ahead and a realistic assessment of impending situations, they can ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - In the military, it's good to be able to surprise your enemy. And sometimes your brother. 2017 Roxbury High School graduate Morgan Timper, whose brother Jack is a junior, pulled that off Thursday with some help from her parents and school staff. For more than a month, Jack’s ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A Nutley resident is facing several charges including possession and DWI after officers from the Nutley Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle being driven carelessly on Franklin Ave. In the report to police, the driver was described as a white male wearing a black ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -  An officer-involved shooting that took place on Saturday morning in the vicinity of Court and 3rd Streets in Elizabeth is under investigation says, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II. According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ECPO), at approximately ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The DeFabbi family of Prospect St in Nutley are making the season merry and bright in 2018. Their home, at 151 Prospect (near Harrison St.) is often one of the brightest in town. Santa, town soldiers, snowmen, and penguins all gather at this corner home to wish everyone the best ...

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NUTLEY, NJ -  A Nutley resident will answer multiple charges in court following a rollover accident last weekend. Officers from the Nutley Police Department were dispatched to River Road in response to a report of an automobile accident. Police found a vehicle rolled over on it side.  A ...

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On a rainy day in August Chef Mike Guerriero, and his Gelotti team prepared for Gelato Festival America 2018 at Liberty State Park,  https://www.gelatofestivalamerica.com the first stage on the American Gelato Festival tour. His uniquely crafted Persian Paradise, a creamy blend of rosewater, ...

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.— New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents were chosen to participate in the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association’s Gold Star Clinic-East Coast. They are among only 21 riders who were invited to learn from lead clinician Richard Spooner. The four-day intensive clinic will take place ...

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(TRENTON) - As another holiday season unfolds, the New Jersey Department of Human Services reminded individuals with substance use disorders and their friends and loved ones of coping strategies to help support them during the season. The holidays are typically marked by celebration and good ...

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Four new bills were signed into law this week, making the Garden State an example for the rest of the country on school bus safety. The bills mirror federal legislation Gottheimer introduced earlier this year -- Miranda’s Law and the Secure Every Child Under the Right Equipment Standards (SECURES) ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - When the Nutley Irish American Association hosted their annual Christmas party the Cranberry Orange Cookies were the most talked about subject of the evening. Santa was the headliner of the family friendly evening, and even he loved these cookies.  The cookies are a drop cookie ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - So often a particular phrase will be heard this time year, usually when a high-school age youth opens that gift from a distance aunt and finds a sweater he wouldn't dare wear, and his mother says, "It's the thought that counts." Too often, says Larry Temkin, distinguished ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Gru and Scarlet Overkill may be disappointed to discover that the Minons have gone all Holly-Jolly this season.  Bob, Kevin, Stuart and the gang were spotted on Bloomfield Ave. near Centre St. in Nutley making the season merry and bright. 

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During a visit to Saint James AME Church in Newark Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy praised its senior pastor as a "megatalent" with a passion for criminal justice reform. That's why, the governor said, he nominated the Rev. Dr. Ronald Slaughter for the state Parole Board. "We've had many ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - All are welcome to Vincent Church Sunday services on Fourth Advent (Dec. 23) and Christmas Eve (Dec. 24)  Vincent United Methodist Church will gather for worship this Sunday morning, December 23 at 10:00 a.m. on the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  The fourth candle on the Advent wreath ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Get your last minute holiday shopping done right in Nutley at the Holiday Boutique to benefit the High School and Parks and Rec Wrestling Teams.  The boutique takes place Saturday Dec 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nutley Parks and Recreation Building on Park Ave.  Along with ...

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