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August 2, 2021

Eight dog food products have been recalled due to elevated levels of Aflatoxins, announced Sunshine Mills, Inc. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities, stated the FDA.  The affected ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Visitors to the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange this summer will find a series of new signs created by Livingston teen and Girl Scout Helena Drakulich. With a passion for animals—especially those that are endangered—Drakulich has spent the past year working with the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Alyssa B. Ruiz, a 2017 graduate of Piscataway High School recently completed a leadership program with the United States Air Force and was promoted to Sergeant. She was also selected to join the U.S. Space Force and will transfer to Schriever Space Force Base in ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - During the pandemic, we have had so many businesses close in the greater Coral Springs area that it became difficult to recall the passing of every store. However, few have had the emotional impact on me than Glyk Gelato in Parkland, which shut its doors in February. Opened ...

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WINDSOR-ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed on Saturday afternoon what many residents of Windsor and Robbinsville felt - a tornado touched down in town on Thursday evening.  As many local residents hunkered in their basements after emergency alerts directed them to take ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes hit Ocean County on Thursday, July 29. An EF2 tornado dropped first in Waretown, near Wells Mills Park, and continued on the High Bar Harbor section of Long Beach Township, with peak winds up to 115 mph. The most damage ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Trinitas Regional Medical Center is mandating all its staff, including physicians who practice at the facility, to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to register a valid medical or religious exemption by October 1.  “Over the last year and a half, all of us at Trinitas ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Elliot Cadeau, a West Orange resident who attends Bergen Catholic High School, was named ESPN’s number one point guard in the class of 2024 in the country. Cadeau, who’s been playing organized basketball since second grade, also played tennis, soccer, baseball and football in ...

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TOKYO, JAPAN - Sam Mattis of East Brunswick Township placed eighth in the Men's Discus Final at the Tokyo Olympics Saturday night. The former University of Pennsylvania champion landed at 63.88 meters (209 feet, 6.96 inches), a season best for the local Olympian. Sam Mattis (East Brunswick, New ...

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TOTOWA, NJ — We ran into a few of Santa's elves in Belmar this weekend, and they shared some great news — the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Department Holiday Parade is back for 2021.  The holiday parade is set to take place on Saturday Nov. 27, 2021 starting at 7 p.m. It will begin in Totowa ...

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NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone. Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch. At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” ...

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NEW JERSEY— Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and Hall of Fame Inductees.  Nine service areas will be renamed as follows:   Montvale: James Gandolfini Service Area Brookdale North: Larry Doby ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Local wildlife organizations need county residents’ help to solve the mystery of an unknown illness killing young songbirds in the state, and to stop its spread. What’s happening to songbirds? Dr. Nicole Lewis, a wildlife veterinarian with the state Division of Fish and ...

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NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns. Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc.

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Millburn Eagle Scout Peter Nascone was inspired to restore signs on Millburn's Veterans Memorial Path while working on another scout's Eagle Project at the Parsil Family Cemetery, where he noticed many faded signs. Established by the township in 2004, The Veterans Memorial Path offers 17 points ...

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PATERSON, NJ – St. Joseph’s Health employees will have until November 15 to achieve full vaccination under a new policy announced by the healthcare giant’s President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Slavin on Thursday. The mandate, a statement said, reinforces St. Joseph’s commitment to patient ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Local environmentalists, scouts, entomophiles, and curious residents gathered near Dallenbach's Lake on Friday night to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Moth Week, East Brunswick's official statewide - and now national - holiday.   In honor of the event, Assemblyman ...

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  BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Fellowship Senior Living hosted a watch party in its theater on Sunday to cheer on resident Beverly Siegler’s grandson Morgan Pearson, as he competed in the Olympics for Team USA on its Triathlon Team.  These “watch parties” became the best way for family and friends of ...

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TOKYO -- After a year's delay, Piscataway native Colton Brown advanced to the men’s judo 90 kilograms Round of 16 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Nippon Budokan on Wednesday local time in Japan. Competing for Team USA, Brown, 29 who is ranked No. 28 in the world according to the International ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – After last year’s lock-down due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Arc of Warren County held their 3rd annual Food Truck and fund-raising festival at Donaldson Farm in Hackettstown on Saturday, July 24th. The day by all accounts was a success with bright sunshine, a large turnout, ...

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McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning have been recalled due to possible contamination with Salmonella, announced McCormick & Company, Inc. The company was alerted by the FDA after routing testing. No illnesses ...

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NEW YORK, NY — The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for our area for today and tonight.  According to the NWS, showers and thunderstorms are forecast to begin later today and continue overnight. The thunderstorms may produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall. The ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Last Saturday, the Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force launched the first of four free morning yoga classes at Dowling Gardens, 2 Dowling Parkway. Join Stigma Free and Soulfull Yoga with Janine for these high energy fusion yoga classes on Saturdays, July 31, Aug. 7 and 14 at ...

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The Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility in West Orange received two new benches and a table in an outdoor seating area used for adoptions. It was part of an Eagle Scout Project completed by Connor Seid of Troop 2 in West Orange. He was assisted by Sebastian Ordonez and Hayden Silva also of Troop ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Letting rainwater leave your property can interfere with groundwater recharge and possibly cause flooding, ice slicks in the winter, and pollution of downstream lakes and streams.  Rain gardens are one possible solution available to homeowners. Commercial properties can use ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ —Jon Bon Jovi gives a rest area a good name. Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is renaming the Cheesequake service area, at Exit 124, after the famous Sayreville rocker, as part of a statewide effort to name service areas on the Garden State ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages. For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was on his way to England via Africa, a young man born in 1920 to Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City. As a newly minted Air Force navigator, his mission was to deliver a B-24 bomber and its 10-man crew to an airbase in Britain. It was nighttime in the Sahara. As he ...

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COLUMBIA, SC — It only took a few hours on Tuesday for a jury to return a verdict in the trial of the South Carolina man charged with killing Robbinsville Township’s Samantha Josephson after he allegedly posed as an Uber driver in 2019. Nathaniel Rowland, 27, of New Zion, South Carolina, was ...

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