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August 6, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two different events were happening in East Brunswick Friday, flooding the narrow streets around Memorial Elementary School.  One was a rally by about 150 "anti-maskers" who were there to protest Governor Murphy's statewide requirement for students to be masked when they ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In response to a new spike in COVID-19 cases, Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway said its possible the state university could follow with mask measures before students return to the classroom next month. When asked Thursday by TAPinto New Brunswick if widespread mask wearing ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli announced on Wednesday that his running mate would be Dianne Allen. A Moorestown native, Allen started her career as a statehouse reporter in the 1970s for New Jersey Network. She later worked as a news anchor for ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ — The Woodland Park Municipal Alliance for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse's annual National Night Out, held on Aug. 3, was a true community celebration. The event, which included all facets of the community, allowed the Borough's volunteer first responders to be in the spotlight and ...

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NEW JERSEY — All students, educators, staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks in all school buildings for the start of the 2021-2022 school year, announced Governor Murphy. Murphy signed Executive Order 251 today, mandating masking in the indoor premises of all public, private, and ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Born in September 2019, Bunny is a beautiful petite girl with the markings of a black and white tuxedo. She was brought in to S.T.A.R.T.'s care when her three little ones were only one day old. At the same time, S.T.A.R.T had rescued four orphaned kittens, only a few days ...

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Atlantic Health System one of only eight systems recognized nationwide MORRISTOWN, NJ – AUGUST 4, 2021 – Atlantic Health System and each of its medical centers were recognized by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In response to a new spike in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Phil Murphy will announce Friday that the state’s school children will be required to wear masks when they return to the classrooms in September. Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway said its possible the state university ...

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DIOCESE OF METUCHEN –  In the wake of concern regarding the possible mishandling of financial affairs and other improper conduct that violates the Pastoral Code of Conduct, the Diocese of Metuchen has announced a new third-party system for reporting financial improprieties or other ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough formally broke ground on the 46/80 Logistic Center on the former site of the Kearfott Corporation on Aug. 4. "I’ve had so many residents say how strange it is to drive down McBride Avenue and not see the Kearfott building standing any longer," Mayor Keith Kazmark ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ — In an OpEd submitted to TAPinto Raritan Bay and NJ.com, Sayreville police chief John Zebrowski writes that "It’s time for New Jersey to take the lead in the United States, and create a progressive statewide diversion program for people charged with disorderly person-level ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Nearly four weeks after Newark officials announced the launch of the city’s first-ever shared bike and e-scooter pilot program, its first fleet of scooters and bikes have deployed.  Veo, one of the companies the city’s pilot program partnered with, announced this week that it will ...

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NEWARK, NJ – When Ezinne Kalu stepped onto the basketball court in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer to represent the Nigerian women’s team, her Newark upbringing was not lost on her. Born and raised in Newark, Kalu said life in the Brick City wasn’t always glitz and glam. For Kalu, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ — The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, joined by Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik and Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark and the Borough Council, cut the ribbon on Passaic County's new dog park at Rifle Camp Park on Aug. 4. Residents and visitors now have a ...

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NEW JERSEY — Aug. 8 is National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. Why? Because, this time of year, gardeners get a sudden influx of zucchini that needs to be picked all at once before it grows into enormous (but less tasty) squash on the vine. If you’ve got a bumper crop of ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — A ribbon-cutting grand opening ceremony was held for "Lorenzos" in Little Falls on July 30. The newly opened restaurant and pizzeria is located at 101 Newark Pompton Turnpike. Several officials were on hand for the ceremony, which included Mayor James Damiano, Councilman Al ...

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NEWARK, NJ – When schools and businesses prepare to reopen across Newark in the coming weeks, crosswalks and city streets will likely be flooded with pedestrians traversing on foot. For the Newark Department of Public Safety, protecting those pedestrians will be a foremost priority.  Determined ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ  — The Ramapo Valley District of the Boy Scouts of America  (Northern New Jersey Council) will hold a Scout-O-Rama. It is an informational and activity day for children entering kindergarten through age 17. This event will be held at the Frank Zaccaria Memorial Park, located on ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities, and high-risk congregate settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to testing weekly (at minimum one to two times per week). This requirement is ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - August is LGBTQ Pride Month in Jersey City, featuring a series of events that starts on Aug 5 and lead up to the annual Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival on Aug. 21 at the Newark Avenue pedestrian mall. Eduardo Baez, co-founder of Gayborhood Jersey City, said the city’s first ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Journey came in to S.T.A.R.T.'s foster care with her four little ones who were a month old. Not sure of what to expect with her personality, having been an outside cat, they took it slow with her. Much to everyone's surprise, she quickly became extremely friendly and just ...

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UNION, NJ — Yes, it’s August.  Yes, it’s hot.  But residents are invited to don a winter coat, hat and gloves and become an extra in a Christmas movie being filmed in Union this weekend. According to producer Nicholas Levis, Union will be prominently featured in the upcoming independent film, ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Audio and video recordings as well as the identities of the Newton police officers and the decedent involved in the shooting that happened on Clive Place on July 4, were released by the acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck on Monday. The recordings are graphic and detailed, revealing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Images of majestic, wide-winged doves in full flight – symbols of hope and happiness in the wake of the COVID-19 surges over the past 16 or so months – will soon adorn Baldwin Street. The street mural will be created by artist Leon Rainbow, who hit upon on doves and rising ...

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NEWARK, NJ – NJ Transit is taking the next steps to fulfill its vision of a zero-emission bus fleet by 2040, seeking firms to partner with to study and develop innovative ways to implement a cleaner mode of public transportation.  Transit officials this week released a Request for Proposal (RFP) ...

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NEWARK, NJ — TAPinto Newark received first place honors from the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists for Excellence In Community Journalism, marking the third year in a row the Newark-based news website won top recognition for its work. A joint submission from TAPinto Newark Editor ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Few events have occurred with greater anticipation than Tuesday night's women's 400 meter hurdles finals, which featured a showdown between the reigning Olympic champion, Dalilah Muhammad, and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin. The race did not disappoint as McLaughlin and ...

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PRINCETON, NJ — A fire that was reported shortly after 5 a.m. on Tuesday, August 3, destroyed the attic level of the Princeton Theological Seminary's historic Lenox House at 31 Library Place, at the corner of Stockton Street. Firefighters from Princeton were soon joined by forces from Plainsboro, ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — One recent report suggested that she was "spotted" in Rahway, language one might typically use when grabbing a sudden glimpse of something or catching sight of a rare, long-thought extinct, or even legendary creature. TAPinto Rahway prefers to imagine that the mermaid has "arrived" ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Join the Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the Woodland Park Police Department for its annual National Night Out, to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Memorial Drive off McBride Avenue. This free, fun filled event will ...

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