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August 29, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy has established the Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance to report directly to the Office of the Governor. The task force will be chaired by Adjutant General and Commissioner of the NJ Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) Brigadier General Dr. Lisa J. Hou and ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Between 300,000 and 400,000 people flooded the beaches and Boardwalk on Wednesday, August 18 to watch the aerial acrobatics of the Atlantic City Airshow, “A Salute to Those Who Serve.” The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds debuted a new demonstration to the public for the first ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man on Wednesday was sentenced to 110 months in prison for participating in a string of statewide convenience store robberies, authorities announced.  Meshach Whagar, 31, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty and was charged with one count of ...

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MOORESTOWN, NJ — Harmony Village at CareOne Stanwick Road in Moorestown is currently expanding their facilities in order to grow its program to care for dementia patients. All of Harmony Village at CareOne’s residents suffer from some form of dementia, with the facility unique in the fact that ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Belmar resident John Walsh is the winner of New Jersey’s “Your Voice, Your Shot” video contest, which is part of the state’s public health campaign encouraging residents to get the coronavirus vaccine. Walsh’s “Jersey Summer” video was selected as the public’s favorite during ...

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NEW JERSEY — Cognitive Harmony Technologies Accelerator (CHT Accelerator) has received a $100,000 donation from Pangaea Health and Wellness, LLC (Pangaea Health) for scholarships to put five social equity cannabis license applicants from New Jersey through the CHT Accelerator program. CHT ...

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BELMAR, NJ — There were quite a few interesting characters on Belmar’s 18th Avenue beach on Wednesday. Bruce, the fish-friendly shark, was watching the waves come in with Nemo tucked under his fin. Another great white was eating a pork, egg and cheese sandwich for an early lunch. A ...

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TETERBORO/TRENTON, NJ - A museum in Teterboro for fans of planes, history, and aviation received a state grant. The Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey in Teterboro was awarded a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission. It was one of 46 grantees to receive a share of $230,000 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — A Roxbury man, accompanied by a Paterson woman, robbed a Leonia resident who was beaten and knocked-out with a drug on June 27, according to police. The man, Emin Goroveci, 35, of 12 Righter Road, Succasunna, faces charges of first-degree robbery, third-degree theft 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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HOBOKEN, NJ - Anyone looking to come to Hoboken on July 4 should consider alternative means of transportation, as the City has announced road closures and limited access to various locations on the Waterfront. Despite previous claims to the contrary, the Macy's Fireworks Display can absolutely ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A 9-foot-tall bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty, referred to as Little Lady Liberty arrived in Elizabeth Wednesday to spend Independence Day weekend with her sister statue.  "The City of Elizabeth was proud to play a role in the arrival of the Sister Statue of Liberty at ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced today that he will be resigning his post later this month.  Grewal, the country's first Sikh Attorney General, will become the Director of Enforcement at the Securities Exchange Commission on July 26. Governor Murphy lauded the many ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — With parents, schools officials and police working to get to the bottom of the apparent mayhem that occurred with more than 100 youth gathering in the streets and subsequent damage to the graduation field in the wee hours the day after graduation, the superintendent has put out a ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books. Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community. “Libraries are not ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND — Authorities are responding to a small plane that reportedly crashed in the water off LBI Thursday morning. The crash happened off 26th Street in the Spray Beach section of Long Beach Township, The glider went down around 11:30 a.m. about a mile off the coast, Ocean County ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Gladys Sicknick of South River, NJ, mother of deceased Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, is pleading with members of the United States Senate to open an investigation into the riot that took place on January 6, 2021.  She has requested a meeting with Senators to encourage ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton held a graduation ceremony for the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Canine Training Academy. Basic Patrol Class 201-01 and Basic Scent Class 21-01 consisted of Bergen County Sheriff’s Officers, as well as officers from Warren Township and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The largest container ship to ever reach a U.S. East Coast port has docked at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal. The CMA CGM Marco Polo can carry 16,022 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs in industry terms. The ship is reported to be carrying 5,000 TEUs that include ...

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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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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Mondelez, known to locals as the Nabisco Plant, is set to close in July, but Mayor Kurt Peluso remains upbeat about several suitors who are inquiring about occupying the space. Most recently, Peluso said Wegmans, a large scale grocery chain, is considering the spot. Prior to this ...

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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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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I totally forgot I submitted. I was in shock when I won!" Scotch Plains-based author Robert Constant's marketing plan for his latest children's book was derailed by COVID, but a recent award is giving his book new life.  Hello Grandma!, Constant's second children book ...

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CAMDEN NJ – Art can affect how we see the world around us. That’s precisely what sponsors of a new, large-scale city art exhibit hope happens. On Earth Day – April 22 – the city is to unveil six one-of-a-kind, family-friendly art exhibits at various prominent venues. The six-month exhibits, ...

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NEWARK, NJ  – Newark Penn Station is on track towards becoming a more reliable and sustainable travel hub as Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday introduced the first fleet of dual-powered locomotives to the city.  Standing on the Track A platform, Murphy introduced just one of 25 new diesel-electric ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Ann Taylor shuttered its store on East Broad Street last year, leaving yet another storefront vacant in Downtown Westfield, it was the last thing the community wanted — especially Westfield’s Ward brothers, who own the commercial space. Seven months later, the Wards have a ...

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NEWARK, NJ – When Gov. Phil Murphy announced last week the launch of the New Jersey Institute of Technology vaccination site in Newark, it was originally planned to deploy 6,000 doses per day. On opening day, the site surpassed that mark with nearly 6,200 doses administered.  “They will be ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey residents do not need to travel far to view historical sites, learn about diverse cultures, and glean information on history-making individuals under a measure sponsored by Burlington County Assemblywoman Carol Murphy. The bill is designed to familiarize residents with the ...

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OCEAN / MONMOUTH COUNTIES — Fast-spreading brush fires, fueled by extremely dry and windy conditions, have broken out along the Lakewood/Brick border in Ocean County, and Millstone in Monmouth County, according to multiple fire news outlets. The first fire was reported at about 1:40 p.m. off ...

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