Paramus Top Stories

September 20, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Female leaders from across the country, the state, and the local community are mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, Sept. 18. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Long before she became a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent nearly a decade in Newark as a professor at the School of Law–Newark, now Rutgers Law School. Ginsburg, 87, who died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, worked at the law school from 1963 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside. The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - On September 17, 2020, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, First Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Zelante and Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker presented commendations to Victim Witness Coordinator Donna Pasquariello and Victim Witness Supervisor Amanda Holloway, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today, during the governor's COVID-19 press briefing, warned of a possible “twin-demic” this year during flu season and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.   “As we enter the fall season, we are also moving into the flu season. This ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ – Sue Fulton read a recent tweet from a man who had arrived at his local Motor Vehicle Commission agency site and, in short time, gleefully walked away with his new license plates. Even Fulton, the head of the much-maligned and often-mocked state department, had to admit that such ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Paramus will have one of the 18 election ballot drop boxes as part of the governor's executive order mandating each county install the secure boxes for the November 3 election. Bergen County Board of Elections announced the location of those boxes today, each to be located ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - A minor arm injury was the only injury reported following a two vehicle motor vehicle crash on East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus on Wednesday afternoon.  The rollover crash resulted in the Paramus Police Department, Fire Department and EMS responding to the incident. A black Jaguar ...

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NEW JERSEY — For many New Jersey school districts, this week will mark the first day of class.  While all have prepared — opting for in-person, remote or a hybrid of the two — new coronavirus cases are to be expected, state officials said Tuesday.  “We have all the public health protocols and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that the Bergen County Zoo, located in Van Saun County Park, has officially reopened to the general public just in time for Labor Day. The Zoo will reopen with several newly installed upgrades to enforce social distancing and ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Paramus Police Department are requesting information from the public regarding a fatal hit-and-run collision that left a 58-year-old woman dead. At approximately 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 3, the Paramus Police Department received ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Marking the milestone of six months since the confirmation of the first coronavirus case in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy kicked off the holiday weekend by signing an Executive Order to allow for the resumption of indoor dining, albeit at 25 percent capacity. The order also allows for ...

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TRENTON, NJ – More than half the public school districts and private schools that are working with the state on drafting their reopening plans will start the school year with a hybrid model of in-person and remote learning, officials said Wednesday. Gov. Phil Murphy said 434 school districts ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - At Monday night’s meeting, the Board of Education approved a delay to the start of the in-person school year to November 9, 2020. According to Superintendent Adams, "While circumstances dictated the need for this adjustment, it is nonetheless an extremely disappointing turn of ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s much-anticipated wait for indoor dining looks to be over and just in time for Labor Day. On Friday after nearly five months, restaurants will once again be able to serve indoors while following coronavirus limits, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday at his press briefing ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - In a letter to the community, Paramus Superintendent of Schools Sean Adams called for a special meeting of the Paramus Board of Education on Monday, August 31, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. so that the school district can determine whether the scheduled date to begin in-person instruction must ...

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METUCHEN – With the school year starting in New Jersey amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans Friday to dedicate $250 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide support to children and their families, as well as for thousands of child care ...

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UNION, NJ – Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., headquartered in Union, has announced a major organizational realignment, including a workforce reduction of approximately 2,800 employees, estimated to save $150 million. In a statement from the corporation, the company said the workforce reduction will ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Department of Justice requested COVID-19 data from the governors of New Jersey and three other states that issued orders which may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents. According to the Justice Department, New Jersey, New York, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Murphy has issued an Executive Order for New Jersey's gyms to re-open on Tuesday, September 1 with a capacity level of 25% and a strong adherence to sanitary precautions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Masks must be worn at all times during workouts. New Jersey's gyms ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -  For many people, quarantining at home gave them a chance to tick a few items off their bucket lists, like perfecting cooking skills, signing up for an online course or finally cleaning out that overstuffed closet. Lauren Zisa wound up finishing something she started long ago - ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy pleaded with New Jerseyans to cooperate with the state's contact tracers during hid COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday.  "More than half the people our contact tracers are getting in touch with are refusing to cooperate. This is highly disturbing to say ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Non-life threatening injuries were reported following a roll over motor vehicle accident on Route 17 northbound near the Home Depot in Paramus on Wednesday afternoon. The Paramus Fire Department, Paramus Police Department, and Paramus EMS responded to the incident. The vehicle ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Daily positivity dropped to 1.65% in New Jersey, "a really good number," according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the overnight numbers during his COVID-19 press briefing on Monday, Aug. 17, in Trenton. The governor announced 316 new positive test results, bringing the ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - COVID-19 has forced us all to navigate entirely new, at times tragic, and altogether terrifying situations. Whatever we're facing, children are facing it as well. Illise R. Perlmutter, MD, Chair of Psychiatry at Bergen New Medical Center, addressed this global crisis in her ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - August is Addiction Awareness Month and for two moms whose children share a grave site, a special project has helped them and many others through a painful healing process. Dee Gillen and Sherly Cashin, founders of The Black Poster Project, have turned their grief into a way for ...

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NEW JERSEY – Each year, the Garden State Journalists Association (GSJA) honors the best in print, online and broadcast journalism and, for 2020, TAPinto was recognized for excellence in reporting with six Memorial Journalism Awards. For 2020, Victoria Caruso of TAPinto South Plainfield earned ...

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TRENTON, NJ - There could be renewed hope for the 1,100 or so gyms and health clubs across New Jersey, whose rowing machines, treadmills and elliptical machines have been powered down since the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Phil Murphy revealed that while he was conducting Friday's ...

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