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April 24, 2019

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey is gearing up for its 12th Annual Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park on May 5. The money raised at this event will fund life-saving breast health and breast cancer programs in nine North Jersey counties, as well as breakthrough national research ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Gov. Phil Murphy told a room of gun violence activists on Tuesday that the data culled in a new Rutgers research initiative will someday help shape public policies. Murphy made the remarks on Douglass Campus at "Preventing Gun Violence in New Jersey: A Call to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a dais of dignitaries that included Gov. Phil Murphy, Congressman Frank Pallone (D-6), state Senate President Stephen Sweeney and others, a fourth grader stole the show. Grace Eline, all of 10, shined the brightest Tuesday morning during an event to celebrate the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Visitors roaming through Grace's House, a designer showcase home that has been restored in Plainfield's Hillside Avenue Historic District, are treated to a surprise at every turn, in every room, and in every nook and cranny.  Proceeds from tours of the house, renovated by Grace's ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Over 1.1 million electric vehicles have been sold in the U.S. and there are now approximately 50 models of electric vehicles available, many with longer ranges at lower prices than in previous years. This Saturday, people can learn about electric cars and how they provide cleaner ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The recently-renovated Orange Lawn Tennis Club has a new restaurant owned by an award-winning chef. David Burke opened David Burke at Orange Lawn, a restaurant that will serve modern American cuisine with Italian influences. Burke is a James Beard award winner. The ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The world famous Mounstsier-Hardie Gardenon Rutgers Place will be open to the open to the public on April 27 as a a benefit for the Garden Conservancy.  Self-guided tours of the garden do not require reservations, allowing guests to explore the grounds, the scuptures, and numerous ...

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  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coalition for Recreational Trails seeks nominations for its Tom Petri Annual Achievement Awards. Winners are recognized in Washington, D.C. each June during Great Outdoors Month. A trail restoration at Horseshoe Bend Park in Hunterdon County New Jersey was an award ...

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.- Residents in many areas of Morris County, and throughout Northwest Jersey, may encounter black bears in the coming days as the bears begin emerging from winter dens and searching for food. Black bears have been sighted in all of New Jersey’s 21 counties, the ...

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LUTZ, FL- The former Sparta Middle School student Juliana Bach, missing since April 15 has been found and is home safe, according to reports from Pasco County Sheriff's Office.  No additional information was available at this time. There was no note left by Juliana Bach according to people close ...

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CREAM RIDGE, NJ - Tulip lovers don't have to book a trip to the Netherlands to enjoy the stunning sight of rows and rows of the colorful spring flower. A day trip to Holland Ridge Farms on Rues Road can do the trick. The 153 acre farm features row after row of majestic tulips to the delight of ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – A 58-year-old Garfield woman leaped to her death overnight from the parking garage at Ikea in Paramus, authorities said. Police were called to the shopping complex shortly before 5 a.m. Monday, when an employee with the parking lot sweeper service discovered the body, according to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Over 40 Morristown businesses are participating in the 10th Annual Morristown Restaurant Week, taking place Monday April 22 through Friday April 26. Presented by the Morristown Partnership, the dining showcase offers a variety of dining options for families, date nights, ...

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FORT LEE, NJ — Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) announced plans last week to fight back against the proposed New York congestion taxes targeting New Jersey commuters that drive into Manhattan. Under a plan championed by New York Governor Andre Cuomo, and passed ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For Springfield resident Alen Kalati, being conscious of his energy usage is something he has always done. “I’ve always since I remember, was conscious of basically seeing things as not being taken for granted," he said while talking to TAPinto. "[Just because] something is ...

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LUTZ, FL- There was no note left by Juliana Bach according to people close to the family.  That was from a previous incident. Former Sparta Middle School student of the month Juliana Bach is missing.  According to the missing person flyer Bach, 13, left home, leaving a note that said she “needed ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Students throughout Montclair High School sat in the hallways on Thursday for 13 minutes to pay tribute to the 13 students who lost their lives in the Columbine High School shooting 20 years ago. “We took this action because too many lives have been lost as the stain of bloodshed ...

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TRENTON, NJ –  The New Jersey State Police will be accepting applications from April 29, 2019 through May 12, 2019.  The selection process consists of an initial application, physical qualification test, written examination, a comprehensive background investigation, and in-person ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - April at Memorial School is Autism Awareness Month, and features a number of activities. A door decorating contest was held with Mr. Sans' class declared the winner. Autism merchandise such as bracelets, pencils, etc., has also been for sale during the month. Students have been ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Woodland Park has been awarded an additional $351,000 for its McBride Avenue Streetscape project from the NJ Department of Transportation. This brings the current available grant funding to over $1.2 million for work along the thoroughfare.  Work has been completed thus far ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The West Paterson Fire Department’s Fire Co. 1 welcomed its new 2019 Pierce TD07 Enforcer NWI-HDR rescue truck on April 15. Following a tour around town, in tradition, Department members manually pushed the truck in to the firehouse, located at 14 West 35th St. The Department ...

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WACO, Texas — The National Collegiate Equestrian Association’s (NCEA) National Championship concluded on April 20 at the Extraco Events Center with several local riders making the trip. Auburn University took home the 2019 hunt seat title. There are riders from New Jersey, New York and ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Bay fishermen are finding small stripers all over the bay. The most consistent spot that I have been hearing of is Graveling Point down in Little Egg Harbor Township at the end of Radio Road. I am not sure if there are more fish there or just a greater concentration of ...

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PENSACOLA, FL - As you drive west towards Gulf Shores, AL, a billboard looms, beckoning you to visit the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum. You make the left turn, and drive until you see a structure that says Naval Air Station.  There, you are greeted by an armed guard who needs to see ...

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This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro. CLIFTON, NJ - The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of women and various male supporters recently attended the 10th annual Northern New Jersey Go Red for Women luncheon as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Go Red for Women” movement, which encourages women to take charge of their heart health in order to live ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Law enforcement officers from the Little Falls Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement ...

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CLARK, NJ – State Sen. Tom Kean has  launched his 2020 campaign for New Jersey's 7th Congressional district. He was introduced by his father, former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean Sr. Kean, a lifelong New Jersey resident who grew up in Livingston and a resident of Westfield, announced his candidacy ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - From the steps of Sacred Heart Church on Throop Avenue, they began the Via Crucis, or the Stations of the Cross. The solemn, yet elaborate re-enactment of the day of his Jesus' crucifixion,  from the moment he was condemned to death till he was placed in his tomb, moved ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Russell Slader of Nutley, N.J. captured the $43,200 grand prize in the 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com on April 13 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.   Slader finished the tournament with a $2,518 bankroll to top the field ...

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