Other NJ News

May 11, 2021

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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NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations.  Novartis, a NJ based ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Dickinson High School teacher has been suspended with pay pending an investigation into an alleged profane and racist rant over Zoom. “We have suspended the teacher pending an investigation,” Board of Education President Mussab Ali confirmed to TAPinto Jersey City. Howard ...

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POMPTON PLAINS, NJ — A NJ family is going to have some interesting birthday celebrations in the future following the unusual birth of their twins.  Rebekah Faith was born at 11:46 p.m. March 31 and her sister Charlotte Grace was born 12:06 a.m. April 1.  Not only were they born on different days ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Crack open the Turtle Wax and start polishing your sweetest ride, the second annual Totowa Car Show takes place Sunday, May 2.  Response to the 2020 event, despite the restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was a tremendous success. This year, the event is expected to be ...

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STAFFORD — A Stafford Township School District nurse found it extremely hard to witness children wearing masks all day long in school. Her conviction became too strong to continue to keep quiet on the matter.  When she decided to do something about it, she got suspended from her job in the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The cars streamed into town last night — hundreds headed toward the Belmar beachfront beginning at about 9 p.m. for another “pop-up” meet. And for the next three hours, the latest impromptu rally caused a noisy ruckus on Ocean Avenue and many surrounding residential streets. At one ...

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NJ TRANSIT Has Added More Than 100 New Engineers Since Gov. Murphy Took Office, Total Active Roster Is Now 393 ISELIN, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, NJ Dept.of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, and NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett today ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Hudson County man admitted on Tuesday to participating in a conspiracy to use drones to smuggle contraband, including cell phones and tobacco, into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix, and to possessing heroin and fentanyl with the intent to distribute, Acting U.S. Attorney ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An all-star lineup of government officials and athletes took the field at Hinchliffe Stadium last week to announce that the long awaited renovation of the historic space will be underway in the coming weeks. Leading off for the home team was former Paterson Business Administrator ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The mayor was asked to stay away from the Mary Ann Collura tribute on Saturday citing what PBA #67 said was "anti-police rhetoric" shared by the mayor's wife on social media. Fair Lawn PBA #67 wrote the following to its members: "It has come to the executive board's attention ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Popcorn for the People is one of ten finalists out of 1600 companies for a $30,000 grant from the New York Knicks and Squarespace. These funds will help hire more workers from the Autism Community, but they need your help! Popcorn for the People is a snack company founded ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - On a sunlit Saturday afternoon, Van Neste Square Memorial Park was the site of the Stop Asian Hate Peaceful Rally, where leaders of local Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations joined local government officials, including Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, to ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - After more than a decade of haggling, previously canceled potential projects and a consistent lack of funding, President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan could finally see the development of another rail tunnel connecting Hudson County with Manhattan. The new ...

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NEW JERSEY - As of today, New Jersey has administered more than 5,141,870 vaccine doses, (3,275,611 with at least one dose and 2,030,971 fully vaccinated people).  Effective April 19, All New Jerseyans Over 16 Will Be Eligible for a Vaccine. "Only we have the power to end this pandemic. When ...

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NEWARK, NJ — In the wake of recent mass shootings that have left dozens killed, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Thursday joined dignitaries across the nation at the White House Rose Garden as President Joe Biden unveiled a set of executive actions to address gun violence.  Calling the matter a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The message was clear at the #StopAsianHate Rally and Vigil Saturday at Memorial Field where close to 300 community members came in solidarity to support the Asian community.  "We are here today because hate crimes and harassment against Asian American Pacific Islanders ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Sheena Collum is a force to be reckoned with when she wants change. She has led the way for integrating affordable housing onsite in local redevelopment plans, and shepherded a pandemic budget through against opposition from police and fire unions.   Her next quest: The South ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Berry Lane Park will soon be home to a herb garden named in n tribute to Harriet Tubman, a well-known organizer of the Underground Railroad, following a resolution approved by the the Jersey City Municipal Council on March 24. Friends of Berry Lane Park has offered to cultivate ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The high school principal and a town commission aimed at countering hate were scheduled to talk Friday after authorities discovered two swastikas etched in a bathroom stall at Westfield High School and a prominent Jewish leader called for the mayor to take a stronger stance against ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Again meeting virtually, the City of Summit Common Council -- at its second meeting in March -- introduced three ordinances, each of which will be heard at the Council's next gathering on April 6. While all the ordinances will be heard, certain landscaping apparatus -- in the near ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Asian Chatham residents and others from surrounding towns such as Berkeley Heights gathered at the intersection of Main Street and Fairmount Avenue on Sunday to bring awareness to the campaign #StopAsianHate. The majority of people driving by honked in support of the ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – It has been nearly three and a half years since fliers first appeared on a dark Friday night in November 2017, just days before the Hoboken Mayoral Election. The fliers, featuring large mismatched red font printed on what appeared to be campaign material from candidate and First Ward ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Wife and mother of three sons, Summit's Lisa Stockman-Mauriello is, in her own words, "fighting for my life and asking for your help." A change.org petition -- that has already garnered more than 15,000 signatures -- is seeking to persuade the CEO of a Cambridge, MA-based ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Former Morris County Freeholder Candidate Mary Dougherty, wife of Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty was sentenced today for filing a false report with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission in connection with an illegal $10,000 campaign contribution, announced Attorney ...

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BURLINGTON, NJ -- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden made her first stop in her national "Help is Here" tour in South Jersey on Monday to underscore the benefits of the recently enacted American Recovery Act just days after President Joe Biden signed it into law. Governor Phil Murphy, United States Senators ...

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BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ -- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will be visiting an elementary school in Burlington County on Monday to tout the newly enacted American Rescue Plan.  According to a schedule released by his office, Governor Phil Murphy will be greeting the First Lady upon her arrival in New ...

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CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS 7 AND 12:  Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) released a statement criticizing the Department of Justice for defending the construction of the PennEast Pipeline. The controversial project has sparked outrage among New Jersey Democrats and has inspired legislative ...

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March has arrived and many of our thoughts have turned to spring.  One tried and true sign that spring is around the corner is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins on Sunday at 2 a.m.  Though some may mourn the loss of sleep, most will welcome the extra hour of light in the evening ...

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