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July 3, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air ... remind us that more pets going missing during 4th of July celebrations than any other time of year.  Most pet owners know the drill, have television(s), radio(s), and anything else that makes noise on when neighborhood ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Ducklings trapped in the spillway for the Mindowaskin Park pond found their way back to their mother with some help from the fire department Tuesday evening, according to the chief. Firefighters dispatched to the park found multiple ducklings trapped in the lower part of the ...

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The festive spirit surrounding July 4th celebrations often overshadows the many forgotten personal hardships and sacrifices inflicted upon those who fought for and believed in American independence. Although the Declaration of Independence stated, “All men are created equal” it would take 87 years ...

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For many, Fourth of July weekend is the real kickoff to summer at the Jersey Shore. School is out, the weather is consistently hot, and ocean temperatures have warmed enough for swimming.  In Belmar, the beaches were crowded on Friday, as residents and visitors alike started the holiday weekend ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham residents brought their "Patriotic Pets" to the Chatham Borough Farmers' Market on Saturday and were rewarded with treats, gift certificates and basket prizes, courtesy of the Well Bred Pet Store. The pre-Independence Day event drew dogs of all sizes, dressed ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – The spotted lanternfly has returned to New Jersey and sightings are increasing across Hudson County, including Hoboken, city officials said. Originally from Asia, the invasive species made its first appearance in the U.S. on a shipment in Pennsylvania 2014 and spread to eight ...

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UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938, Congress changed it? (source: ACEI-Global).  1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author ...

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This story was co-produced in collaboration with CivicStory and the NJ Sustainability Reporting project. NEWARK, NJ — Accessing nutritional food options in Newark has posed a challenge for years to the city’s most underserved residents and families dealing with poverty, an issue that was only ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ–  A fawn was rescued by Ridgewood PD on Thursday afternoon. The fawn was separated from its mother when it got stuck inside a fenced-off playground at Somerville Elementary School. Luckily, a concerned citizen noticed the fawn and notified Ridgewood PD. The officers were able to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montclair Independence Day Parade and Picnic are back, officials announced.  According to Township officials, the parade which is one of the region’s largest Independence Day parades, will take place on Monday, July 4th, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Fire Department’s message to the public on fireworks: they’re best left to the professionals, but if you do use the novelty devices that are legal in New Jersey, do so with extreme caution. In 2017, the state made it legal to use non-aerial ground-based sparkling ...

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Franklin Avenue will be closed between Chestnut and Church St. beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 4 and will not reopen until cleanup is finished after the Fireworks Spectacular.   Please use caution while traveling in the center of the township.

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ATLANTIC CITY - Stafford Township Police Chief Thomas Dellane was sworn in as the 107th President of the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police on Wednesday, June 29 in Atlantic City. Dellane has served in the police force for 35 years in Stafford Township. This is an outstanding honor for ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Diamond Springs Beach Club redevelopment plan’s first stages were announced during Tuesday, June 21 the Board of Commissioners public meeting. Mayor/Public Works Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli introduced Ordinance No. 3495 on behalf of the Board of Commissioners adopting the ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Target store was the scene of a shoplifting haul worth more than $50K this week according to police. In a release to the public on Friday, the Clark PD said two suspects, a male and female, stayed in the store’s restrooms until after closing on Tuesday night before emerging ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Deputy Mayor Cristina Cutrone weighed in on the Pride Block Party on Sunday, June 26, when Parmelee Avenue was flooded with community members who attended the event hosted by the Community Relations Advisory Committee. "The Pride Block Party was a huge success! You could feel the ...

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Fourth of July is the appropriate long weekend for a road trip to one or more of the places where independence was declared and then fought for. You could drive to Philadelphia, or visit Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, or the Old Barracks in Trenton. Of you could go out your front door and ...

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NEW JERSEY -- While July 4th fireworks lighting up the sky is fun for many families, they can be particularly scary for the furry family members. In fact, the upcoming holiday is the one on which animals are most likely to go missing, according to lost pet finder PetAmberAlert, there is a 30 to 60 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The newly created South Essex Fire Department (SEFD), the joint operation of the former Maplewood and South Orange fire departments, saw its first day of operations on Friday and one of its chiefs said all went well.   The merger was given final ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka was sworn in for his third term Friday outlining his vision for New Jersey’s largest city for the next four years.  "Our vision was always big enough to include all of us, even those who could not clearly see it," Baraka told the crowd who attended the ...

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Parents, caregivers, and health care providers are being warned to not use neck floats with babies for water therapy interventions, especially with babies who have developmental delays or special needs, such as spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Before heading to the Nutley Park Oval for the Independence Day fireworks spectacular, pop into Squadron 70 Sons Of The American Legion on Franklin Ave. for some traditional 4th of July food and support local veterans at the same time.   The Sons of the Legion and American Legion ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s new Chief Medical Officer has extensive experience in emergency response that including treating patients during a virus epidemic in West Africa and those affected by a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane. Lewis Rubinson, MD, PhD, FCCP, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A fox was euthanized after being injured following an illegal trapping in Montclair. As a result, the Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible ...

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BELMAR, NJ—Weather is looking good for this coming weekend in Belmar and the rest of the Jersey Shore. Weather Channel is reporting temperatures in the low to mid 80s during the day and lows in the high 60’s for throough Monday.  Skies should be sunny most days with some chance of rain or ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ . – Many people and municipalities are planning July 4th celebrations after COVID-19 canceled plans last year.   However, firework safety is critical for a safe celebration. Lt. Aaron Tomasini from the Morris County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad asks residents to be careful this ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Those planning on attending Jersey City’s 4th of July featuring Flo Rida and fireworks conducted by Guinness World Record holder, Fireworks by Grucci, are being strongly encouraged to arrive by foot, bike, or public transportation to Exchange Place as parking will be extremely ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - Happy 146th Birthday to Clara Louise Maass, for whom Clara Maass Medical Center was named. A young nurse from East Orange, NJ, who was born on June 28, 1876, Clara Maass began her career at what was then Newark German Hospital. She volunteered to serve as a nurse in the ...

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NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation. TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in ...

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NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer. The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last ...

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