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September 4, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- President Biden has approved New Jersey's Emergency Declaration and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the conditions resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.    According to a White House press release, this action authorizes the ...

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NEW JERSEY — Italian festivals are a long-held tradition in the Garden State. The celebrations, often fundraisers for the local church or other organizations, usually include rides, games of skill, entertainment and tons of freshly made food. MORE: Where Did Our Favorite Foods From New Jersey’s ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A Maplewood man who left his house during the torrential rain of Tropical Storm Ida on Wednesday was found dead the next morning on Ridgewood Road, police said. They said it appears the man drowned while trying to clear clogged storm drains near his neighborhood. The man, who was ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — A GoFundMe fundraiser was created on September 2 to support the Rahway family whose home exploded due to a presumed gas leak just hours after the husband, wife, one-month-old daughter, and dog evacuated the house.  As previously reported by TAPinto Rahway, the explosion occurred at ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway Police Department has just confirmed a video showing the house explosion at 401 River Road that occurred early Thursday morning. Detective Sergeant Shawn Ganley confirmed the authenticity of the video, noting, "We are very fortunate no one was seriously injured because of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After responding to a call transferred from the Fairfield Police Department about a woman trapped inside her vehicle on East Hobart Gap Road at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, three Livingston police offices and Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Francione were among those who needed ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Multiple schools in Montclair sustained damage after Wednesday night's flooding caused by Hurricane Ida, school officials confirm.  Flood waters had risen in Montclair above car door handles, in many areas throughout Montclair, causing significant damage to vehicles, property and ...

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SPARTA, NJ — A Sparta woman is in federal custody on child pornography charges.  On Tuesday “stay at home mom” Dominique Saczawa was charged with “producing, distributing and advertising images of child sexual abuse,” according to acting U. S. Attorney Rachael Honig's announcement. Sparta Police ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Ghost guns may be legal federally, but they’re still a law enforcement priority for Acting New Jersey Attorney General Andrew Bruck and his counterpart in Pennsylvania, Attorney General Josh Shapiro. The two announced charges against three men who trafficked 20 of these untraceable ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Due to the impact of Tropical Storm Ida in the Central New Jersey area, the Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will play their home games scheduled from Tuesday, Sept.7th through Thursday, Sept. 9th at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, the home of the Hartford Yard ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — In what seems like an endless effort to prevent development from encroaching on Liberty State Park, Friends of the Park will hold another rally on Sept. 25, seeking to get state officials to pass the Liberty State Park Protection Act. The park has faced serious development ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Mabel and her extended family came in to our care from a situation that was less than desirable. Though inside, their caretaker was clearly overwhelmed and needed some help. The cats were somewhat malnourished, had patches of hair loss, some digestion issues and overall were ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ — At the height of last night's storm at approximately 9 p.m. Woodland Park Police received a call of a woman trapped in a vehicle from flash floodwaters in the area of 227 Lackawanna Ave. While EMS, fire and police officials were working to get to the location, dispatch ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers football fans are getting ready to paint the town red – or scarlet, to be exact. The Scarlet Knights will kick off their season Thursday at 6:30 p.m. when they play host to Temple at SHI Stadium. Rutgers officials on Tuesday announced the game – Greg Schiano’s ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Members of the Hawthorne Pride Alliance, Mayor Richard Goldberg, and Passaic County Commissioner (formerly "Freeholder") Cassandra “Sandi” Lazzara gathered at Celtic Corner on Lafayette Avenue Tuesday evening to unveil the redesigned HPA logo, the work of graphic designer Ted ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for a kind, generous and healthy person to help to save his life. Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor, and time is literally running out. He has been diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at William Paterson University is offering free online classes this fall thanks to funding from the CARES Act. Students and business owners will have access to three new classes: The Financial Management Clinic For Your Business (Sept.

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Calling all Woodland Park residents! We are reestablishing its WP Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) team in town. The new Office of Emergency Management Coordinator, Woodland Park Police Department Sgt. Joseph Domicolo, and Deputy OEM Coordinator Steven DiPaola are ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Many couples have joked that although they knew they loved each other, quarantining showed whether they liked each other as well.  “We did the pandemic, so we think we can do this,” said South Orange resident Amie Herman with a smile. The “this” is embarking on a big adventure ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Alyssa Ehling had snacks, school supplies, bedding and everything else a first-year student could possibly need, all stuffed into a red cart out in front of Rutgers’ Honors College. And, perhaps most importantly, she brought a box of high-grade face masks. “I’m just ...

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TOTOWA/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The 2021 Totowa & West Paterson Fire Department Holiday Parade is proud to share its official flyer for the spectacular event that will take place Saturday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. They encourage families and friends from all over to attend and kick off the holiday ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gasoline prices in New Jersey will decrease 8.3 cents per gallon effective Oct. 1 in compliance with the 2016 law that requires a steady stream of revenue to support the State’s Transportation Trust Fund which pays for infrastructure improvements. “Because actual consumption in ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A 39-year-old Montclair woman has been arrested for running an unlicensed veterinary clinic in Totowa, authorities announced Monday. Alia Muslih was arrested without incident on Friday Aug. 20, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office. On Friday, authorities carried ...

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Approximately 52,022 pounds of Willow Tree Poultry Farm Chicken Salad and Dip products have been recalled due to possible foreign matter contamination, announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The recalled chicken salads and dip items were ...

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DUNELLEN, NJ -- Double Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin rose up from her chair and flashed a huge smile across her face as she shared a warm embrace with Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, her principal when she was a student at Union Catholic High School.   Sister ...

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TRENTON – Gov. Murphy has establishing the Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance to report directly to the Office of the Governor. The task force will be chaired by Adjutant General and Commissioner of the NJ Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) Brigadier General Dr. Lisa J. Hou and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — New Jersey Superior Court Judge Lisa M. Adubato rejected an attempt to overturn Montclair’s leaf blower ordinance, Township officials announced on Friday. A landscaping company, Vito Dente and Dente, filed a legal challenge to Montclair's law, which restricts the use of leaf ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end the federal eviction moratorium unless or until the Congress passes a law on the matter, Passaic County Commissioner John Bartlett warned, millions of American renters that are still struggling financially due to the pandemic are ...

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WAYNE, NJ — The “special” Wayne Board of Education meeting on Thursday night was held to address two items. One was to approve a new Special Education Attorney for the BOE, and the second was to approve a letter that was to be sent to the Governor from the BOE regarding the mask mandate in ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — The Hoboken Public School District has outlined a fairly stringent re-opening policy for the 2021-22 school year, which includes mask mandates as well as vaccination and testing requirements for staff and students. Staff members and students who are above the vaccination age (12) ...

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