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August 15, 2021

WOODLAND PARK, NJ-- While insects may not be universally loved and are generally considered a nuisance, it's not often that government organizations encourage you to kill them.  Enter the Spotted Lanternfly. Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, is an invasive planthopper native to ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - With the last day of the 2021 Passaic County Fair on Sunday, organizers of the (except for a COVID-19 canceled 2020) annual event are celebrating the success of the first three days of this year’s get together. The fair, open Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. at Garret ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ — The spotted lanternfly, with its whitish upper wings and red lower wings dotted with black spots, has become a familiar sight across NJ lately. State and local officials are still asking you to kill it.  “This invasive insect has the potential to impact dozens of important ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Sometimes a hot summer date night calls for a meal on the lighter side, and as New Jersey daters we know that there’s no sacrificing flavor just because the meal is light.  Seafood is the perfect bill of fare ...

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Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center are among the first hospitals in the U.S. to use “Mixed Reality” visualization MORRISTOWN AND SUMMIT, NJ –  Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center recently began pioneering the field of “mixed reality” ...

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In December of 2018, Reid Cappel, Harding Township resident and Atlantic Health EMS employee turned to his community asking for help in finding a kidney donor. After years of living with only one kidney, his doctors informed him that the remaining kidney was only functioning at 20%. He would now ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ — The Passaic County Health Department will be administering vaccinations at the annual Passaic County Fair scheduled to be held through Sunday at Garret Mountain Reservation. According to county officials, the Pfizer vaccine will be available each day between 6:00 p.m. and ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Garden State sent 24 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Many came home with medals, and a few of them provided truly historic moments. In women's track, Sydney McLaughlin, who turned 22 on Saturday, set a new world record in the 400 hurdles, defeating the reigning gold ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — With an August 21 deadline imposed by state officials for municipalities to move on marijuana, the Hoboken Planning Board voted unanimously to approve cannabis lounges in the Mile Square City. The final step for approval will come on August 18, when the Hoboken City Council  is ...

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TOTOWA, NJ — A Passaic County Grand Jury returned an indictment against a 40-year-old Clifton police officer on multiple counts of sexual offenses against a child.  According to Passaic County Prosecutor (PCPO) Camelia M. Valdes, the charges involve sexual offense that took place in Frank ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — With about three weeks to go before in-person classes resume at Rutgers, more than 95% of returning students have received their COVID-19 vaccinations and have uploaded their vaccination cards to the university’s portal. In a letter sent this week to the Rutgers community, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has joined 41 other states in enacting a comprehensive safe passing law to protect pedestrians and cyclists on the state’s roadways. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on August 5 that requires motorists to adhere to certain safety precautions when approaching ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Port Newark’s future is on track to become electric after marine terminal developer and operator Red Hook Container Terminals on Wednesday showcased its new fleet of 10 zero-emission battery-electric yard tractors. To date, Red Hook’s unveiling represents the single largest private ...

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NEWARK, NJ — It’s true. There are bears popping up in Newark’s downtown. Residents have reported recent sightings of “Yosemite” at I’m So Yoga at 1186 Raymond Blvd., and “Bernadette,” snacking on blueberry muffins at PJ’s Coffee at 2 Center St. Standing four feet tall, these bright red bears ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Andre Sayegh wasn’t even Mayor of Paterson yet when he began urging his fellow residents to be counted in Census 2020. Countless times on the campaign trail he’d espouse the importance of getting an accurate count, or at least one that brought Paterson’s population to over 150,000 ...

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TOTOWA, NJ-- While insects may not be universally loved and are generally considered a nuisance, it's not often that government organizations encourage you to kill them.  Enter the Spotted Lanternfly. Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, is an invasive planthopper native to China, ...

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WASHINGTON — An Indiana company is recalling over 59,000 pounds of stuffed chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, and mistakenly appear to be ready-to-eat, but need to be fully cooked, according to the USDA. Read the full press release: Serenade Foods, a Milford, IN ...

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This story first ran on TAPinto Ridgewood. RIDGEWOOD, NJ — Owner of It’s Greek to Me Paul Vagianos is a self-proclaimed germaphobe.  Starting Tuesday, the Ridgewood restaurant is requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to eat inside. Proof could be a physical vaccination card, a ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Passaic County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., will be hosting the annual county fair at Garret Mountain Reservation from Thursday, Aug. 12 to Sunday, Aug. 15. On Aug. 12 and 13, the fair will be open from 6 to 11 p.m. and ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - The Township held its National Night Out on Aug. 3. The free event is held annually to allow residents to enjoy a fun evening while getting to know their local public service departments by highlighting first responder skills through a series of demonstrations. The national ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — While saying he is grateful that filmmakers such as Stephen Spielberg have used places like Paterson as backdrops for their films, Gov. Phil Murphy was in Jersey City Friday to cut the ribbon on the largest film studio in the state. Murphy noted that film making started in New ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The train ride into New York City should be getting shorter and safer with the anticipated approval of federal funding for an additional Hudson River crossing, officials said Monday. The underground tunnel, called Gateway, is one major project in a series of regional ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - This probably wasn't a job for Fedex, remembering an old company tagline, when one of its trucks got stuck in a building garage at 11 Harristown Road. “At least I got a free car wash," the driver reportedly told the first police officers on the scene. The driver hit a sprinkler ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Nearly half (47%) of New Jersey pet owners who adopted or bought an animal during the pandemic  worry that they will not be able to care for their pet adequately as life returns to normal, and they spend less time at home. According to a survey of 3,000 pet owners by ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - "This virus has humbled all of us," said Governor Phil Murphy as he delivered the masking mandate for New Jersey's schools last Thursday in East Brunswick.  Most impactful of recent developments has been the Delta variant which has already resulted in numerous deaths ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Around 150 protestors gathered outside of Memorial Elementary School on Friday, August 6 to protest the new school mask mandates that Governor Phil Murphy was set to announce. While there were initially no plans for a statewide mask mandate, rising COVID-19 cases across the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Bringing a variety of dining options and job opportunities to Newark residents has become a passion project over the years for South Ward native Adenah Bayoh.  On Thursday, Bayoh remained committed to that passion when she held a grand opening at her new, independently owned eatery, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Thursday that will give New Jersey among the most comprehensive safe passing laws in the nation to protect pedestrians and cyclists on the state’s roadways. The tragic passing of beloved Metuchen resident Oscar Zanoni, who was fatally struck last ...

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Atlantic Health System this summer launched a Community Palliative Care Learning Collaborative (C-PCLC) developed with financial support from Marquis Health Consulting Services and led by a team of Atlantic Health palliative care and integrated care experts. The initiative aims ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - In May 2021, the Woodland Park School District underwent the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC) review. The executive county superintendent and team conducted an analysis of our district’s performance against critical indicators in five areas: ...

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