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May 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally.  In Essex County, the price at the pump has hit ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark officials are bringing COVID-19 community vaccination sites to every ward across the city for adult residents as part of an initiative to create greater access and ensure equity in vaccine distribution Faced with some of the lowest vaccination numbers in the state, city ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The slate lead by Mayor John Labrosse won big over two other slates in Tuesday's Hackensack election, according to unofficial results at 10 p.m. from the Hackensack City Clerk's Office. Labrosse, along with Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino, Council members Leonardo Battaglia and ...

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NEW JERSEY - Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued Tuesday that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey. The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark’s first-ever supported group home for adults with autism and intellectual disabilities will welcome its first four tenants this month after nearly two years of planning and preparation.  Headed by The North Ward Center, a non-profit organization that educates, advocates and ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas mains on: Cortland Street between Sargent Street and Albany Avenue Sargent Street between Franklin Avenue and Cortland Street Tremont Place between Franklin Avenue to the ...

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Mountainside Medical Center will begin a new Post-COVID exercise program individually designed for those who have had COVID-19 to improve their strength, flexibility, endurance and activities of daily living.  The goal of the program is to improve quality of life and promote positive lifestyle ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto Nutley partnered with our sponsor Juzdan Gear, and our friends at Pretty Handy to create the #StrongerTogether Nutley shirt to benefit the Nutley Little Theatre.  The maroon shirt features gray lettering. The shirt is available in sizes small to x-large for $15, xxl is ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Join your friends at the Oakley for Karaoke every Thursday with PPX starting June 10! According to the Oakley, each singer is recorded, and your song will be made available about 24 hours after the event. Your performance can be shared on your FB page for your friends to see! ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A group of local activists held a rally outside the offices of the Jersey City Board of Education Monday demanding the removal, whether by firing or resignation, of Howard Zlotkin, the Dickinson High School teacher recorded going into a tirade at four African American students ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Guaranteed Income Pilot Program that is planned to help Newark residents stave off economic insecurity by putting money directly into their hands with no strings attached may soon come to fruition starting with a group of selected individuals.  First broached by Newark Mayor Ras ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - On April 27, the Nutley Board of Education promoted Nutley High School assistant coach JD Vick to head varsity football coach replacing long time beloved coach, Steven DiGregorio. Vick coached at NHS since 2009 and in 2019, became the interim head coach when DiGregorio went on medical ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — Planning a few long weekends or a vacation may have you rethinking your garden plans. Don’t let time away from home stop you from growing flowers and vegetables in containers. Irrigation systems with timers and self-watering pots are options to make container gardening and vacation ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Public Library will present Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Barry Meier in conversation with Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent at Yahoo News about Meier’s new book, “Spooked,” covering the rise of the private spying industry. This program, ...

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Demand for food assistance expected to remain high as pandemic begins to fade 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. Almost 300 ...

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A COVID-19 Test Center has been set up at Parks and Recreation, 44 Park Avenue. Testing will be available to all Nutley Residents and Town Workers. PCR, Rapid and Antibody Testing will all be available. The hours of operation will be: Wednesday, 5/12/2021       8am-6pm 

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LINDEN, NJ — Linden Public Schools is bringing awareness to its students and staff members by educating them about Ramadan — a month-long spiritual event that serves to bring those of the Islamic faith closer to God through fasting, prayer, and reflection.  In a video posted on the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ —This city has little in common with Ithaca, New York. Yet that scenic upstate New York college town is the latest community looking to duplicate many of Camden’s police reforms as the framework for overhauling its police department. It intends to dismantle its police force, partner ...

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NUTLEY, NJ--Andre Dean may have gotten off to a shaky start, but the senior right-hander was able to find his rhythm and help his Bloomfield teammates to a 3-2 victory over ninth-seeded Nutley in the first round of the 88th Greater Newark Tournament on Monday afternoon at The Oval in Nutley. The ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Following an Amber alert issued on Monday afternoon, authorities located two-week-old Chinna Payne in East Orange just after 3 p.m. along with the man last seen with the infant, according to New Jersey State Police.  Police reported that Damion Payne, 27, of Newark, is accused ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ — The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), Mercer Street Friends, and NORWESCAP announced that the Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau was among the selection of 292 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, and other local food assistance charities to receive grants through a ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Chamber of Commerce recently cut the ribbon of Sugar Tree Café on Passaic Ave. Owned by the husband and wife team of Jack and Sophia Bermeo, the café is just the latest in a series of businesses to open or expand in the township in recent months.  Jack Bermeo made a name ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – National Hospital Week begins on May 9. National Hospital Week is an opportunity to highlight hospitals, health systems and healthcare workers and the ways they support the needs of their community. The American Hospital Association has recognized this year’s theme as Inspiring Hope ...

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NEW JERSEY - The East Brunswick Police Department has confirmed a report from the New Jersey State Police that Chinna Payne has been located and found safe.  Damion Payne, who was sought in the abduction of the two-week-old, has also been found. Earlier today, the State Police issued an Amber ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — An Amber Alert for a missing infant went out this afternoon. The baby's name is Chinna Payne. Her abductee is Damion Payne, a 27-year-old Black Male. He was last seen on Oraton Parkway in East Orange, NJ driving a 2016 Nissan white Altima with Virginia plates: VPF6043. The ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield’s own Cory Singer recently released the video for his single, “Someone,” a song he wrote about wanting to fall in love with someone who truly understands you. Singer is a singer-songwriter, musician, theater performer, and autism advocate. Diagnosed with autism ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Last summer, after George Floyd was murdered in Minnesota, the Black Lives Matter movement picked up steam and became a fixture in American culture. In Wayne, the movement’s biggest changes happened in the school system. Current and former public high school students urged the district ...

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