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October 20, 2021

GLEN ROCK, NJ — A Bronx man threatened an NJ Transit Train conductor with a knife Wednesday morning after she asked him to wear a mask, police said. At approximately 10:30 a.m., a woman came into police headquarters reporting there was a disturbance on a New Jersey Transit train at the Bergen ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -  Karen Johnston, Minister of the Unitarian Society on Tices Lane in East Brunswick, was arrested Sunday at the Nation's Capitol.  Johnston was participating in a week-long national indigenous-led climate action called People vs. Fossil Fuels.  The group had traveled to Washington ...

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Millburn High School (MHS) freshman Eshaan Jain, a lifelong vegetarian, has collected 435 signatures on a petition asking the school to provide more vegetarian and healthy options in the cafeteria. Jain, like many of his generation, is concerned about “the impact of our food choices on the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day is Thursday, October 21, a way to show support for increasing domestic violence awareness. The original awareness campaign was on the first Tuesday in October 1981. As advocacy and awareness grew, it expanded to the full month, and in ...

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NEW JERSEY —  All flags will be flown at half-staff through Friday in honor of General Colin Powel. “General Colin Powell was a dedicated statesman, soldier, and public servant who served our nation with integrity and purpose,” said Governor Murphy. “Tammy and I are praying for his loved ...

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PATERSON, NJ — A 44-year-old Clifton resident was arrested Monday after an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit (PCPO) after a report of sexual assault of a minor.  On September 8, 2021, the PCPO received a report from the Division of Child Protection and ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — After being closed for about 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Paper Mill Playhouse opened its new season Oct. 17, a night that found its patrons and directors bubbling with excitement and its performers bringing a show that resonated. The opening show, Songs for a New ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Hundreds of New Jerseyans gathered outside the State House Annex Building in Downtown Trenton on Monday to rally against Governor Phil Murphy's executive order which mandates that school employees must receive a COVID-19 vaccination.  Organizers intentionally planned the rally to ...

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NEW JERSEY - All flags will be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, October 19, announced Governor Murphy during today's press conference.  All U.S. and New Jersey flags will be flown at half staff at all state buildings and facilities on Tuesday in honor of the late four-star US Army General Ray ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A 60-year-old Belleville man was sentenced to 35 years in New Jersey State Prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old. Jose Santana was sentenced Friday, Oct. 15 by the Honorable Martin Cronin, Judge of the Superior Court. Acting Essex County Prosecutor (ECPO) Theodore N. Stephens, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — The county is closing the Johnson Park Animal Haven after the remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded the small zoo on River Road. The process of moving all the animals from the zoo to new homes across the state has already started, said Middlesex County in a press release issued ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Municipal Council recently passed a pair of resolutions that officials hope will set the stage for the city to turn the 6th Street Embankment into a park. The first of the resolutions requests the Jersey City Planning Board to declare the former rail line as an ...

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TETERBORO, NJ - A man in his 80's was arrested on charges he brandished a knife at a fellow shopper at the Teterboro Walmart on Thursday afternoon. Police received a 9-1-1 call that someone had pulled a knife on a customer, according to Moonachie Police Sergeant Jeff Napolitano.  Responding ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Town Hall is lit purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month during the week of Oct. 11.  Mayor James Damiano and council members, in cooperation with the Little Falls Domestic Violence Prevention Committee, ask to please reach out to anyone who might need help. The ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - After a year off due to the pandemic, the 100th running of the Far Hills Race Meeting was one for the books on this unseasonably warm October Saturday.  Known popularly as "The Hunt," the annual steeplechase event attracts people from all over the Northeast and raises money to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — A revered splinter of wood, said to have come from the cross upon which Jesus Christ was crucified, is one of 150 sacred relics from the Vatican in Rome that will be venerated in a worship service at Mary Mother of God Church on Tuesday, Oct. 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Rev.

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The brilliant fall color in our landscapes is a magical transformation that happens each year.  And the science behind it is just as intriguing.  Each fall as the days shorten our deciduous trees and shrubs begin this transformation.  The plants produce less of the chlorophyll that gives leaves ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — At the request of the Hindu Community of Greater Livingston, established earlier this year in order to “bring together the Hindu community in festivals, celebrations, volunteer service and youth activities,” the Livingston Township Council has designated October 2021 as Hindu ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Among those frustrated by his inability to visit his unit at Public Storage on Route 22 in Scotch Plains is two-time Super Bowl champion and Giants legend Carl Banks, who stored mementos of his stellar NFL career at the storage facility.  Items in the storage unit ...

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EVANSTON, Ill. – Rutgers football (3-4, 0-4) lost to Northwestern (3-3, 1-2), 21-7, on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.   Quarterback Noah Vedral completed 18 passes for 152 yards and an 18-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Bo Melton. In his first game back from injury, Melton produced his ...

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NEWARK, NJ — NBA legend Allan Houston brought the Faith, Integrity, Sacrifice, Leadership, & Legacy (FISLL) Project to Seton Hall University this week to continue the success of his foundation’s nationwide mentoring program. SHU is a partner in South Orange’s Community Care and Justice ...

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CAMDEN - October 22 promises to be a Dog Day Afternoon in the city, thanks to Subaru of America Inc., as South Jersey- and Camden-area canine lovers converge on Von Neida Park for Camden Make a Dog’s Day. The canine-and-people friendly, reservation-free event in partnership with Animal Welfare ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway announced this week the creation of the Rutgers Translational Research facility that will constitute the backbone of the New Jersey Innovation & Technology Hub. Not only will the State University create a space where its innovations can ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — When Lake Hopatcong is low, an island appears. If it’s low enough, you can practically wade from the backyards of the Lakeside Boulevard houses to the exposed ground. The usually sunken island will get some neighbors in Roxbury’s Landing Channel next year as part of the efforts to ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New ...

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NEW JERSEY - More than 13,500 new poll workers have signed up ahead of Election Day Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 266, which increases the pay for New Jersey’s poll workers from $200 to $300 for Election Day, and increase pay during the early voting period by a commensurate ...

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WESTIELD, NJ — Forty-two panels by 23 New Jersey artists were installed during recent days in the Central Avenue underpass, the Westfield Public Arts Commission’s latest undertaking, complementing a 2019 mural project on the other side of the train station. Panels on one side of the newest ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ — Memorial Middle School students recently participated in the first ever House Sorting Ceremony. All students at Memorial School are sorted into four houses: earth, wind, fire, and water. Each house represents a character trait is instilled in the students and staff each and ...

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TRENTON — New Jersey’s law enforcement leaders gathered Wednesday at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton to unveil the state’s first permanent memorial honoring police officers and other law enforcement professionals who died during the COVID-19 pandemic. The memorial honors the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Approximately 350,000 New Jersey households with overdue electric and natural gas bills were notified by mail that utility relief may be available. Residents who are behind in their utility and gas bills have until December 1 to enter an assistance program or pay their outstanding ...

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