Paramus Top Stories

September 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days. “As we enter the Fall season, it is important to continue to ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that he will be holding a live virtual conversation with one of the nation's leading experts on COVID-19 (coronavirus) -- Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases.  There have been more than ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Paramus High School Class of '60 -- 60th Reunion has been REVISED to Saturday, May 15, 2021.   For further information please write lyokell@hotmail.com. 

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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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