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Pillsbury Unbleached Flour Recalled Due to Possible Contamination

March 14, 2019

Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose 5 lb Flour has been voluntarily recalled by parent company, Hometown Food Company. The company initiated a limited, voluntary recall on two lots of the flour due to possible Salmonella contamination. 

According to the company, two specific lot codes may be contaminated. Roughly 12,245 cases of impacted Pillsbury® Unbleached All Purpose ...

Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, Here Are 10 Facts You May Not Know

Despite the cold temp and wintry weather, March has arrived and many of our thought have turned to spring.  One tried and true sign that spring is around the corner is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins on Sunday at 2 a.m.  

Though some may mourn the loss of sleep, most will welcome the extra hour of light in the evening hours on Sunday.  Here are some fact at ...

Irish Flag Waves over City Hall as Paterson Marks St. Patrick's Day

March 15, 2019

PATERSON, NJ-  When the Titantic left its final port of call, Cobh, Ireland, on April 11, 1912, one passenger who had made plans to be on the ill-fated journey was unable to make the passage due to a ticketing snafu.

Had Bess Kennedy been among the 123 passengers that did get on, she likely would have been with most of the others that got on that day, attempting to cross the Atlantic ...

Quest Diagnostics Breaks Ground for Flagship Laboratory at On3 Campus in Passaic County

CLIFTON, NJ - Quest Diagnostics Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Steve Rusckowski led a group of dignitaries in breaking ground for a new flagship laboratory Wednesday morning at the On3 campus.

Before the groundbreaking ceremony, Rusckowski presented the Boys and Girls Club with a check for $15,000. 

The new lab, on the Clifton side of the redevelopment ...

Comedy Great, and Paterson Native, Lou Costello Remembered on his 113th Birthday

PATERSON, NJ - Proving he can still draw a crowd more than 60 years after his death, family, friends, and fans of beloved comedian Lou Costello gathered to commemorate the 113th birthday of the Paterson native and Hollywood film and television icon on March 2 at the Paterson Museum.

Costello, who was half of the world-renowned comedy team Abbott and Costello, played the ...

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia Expresses Support for Marijuana Legalization

March 20, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- While lawmakers in Trenton have been deliberating the fine details of a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the Garden State for several months, Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia is expressing strong support for legalization, immediately.

"Marijuana prohibition has resulted in decades of discrimination against black and Hispanic residents who are far more likely to ...

Rutgers Faculty Authorize Union to Strike

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University officials say they are "making progress" with the labor union representing faculty, but still the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers - representing 4,800 full-time faculty and graduate employees - is considering a first-ever strike.

University officials say they have met 33 times with the ...

For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...

From a Backyard in Elizabeth, Chatham Man Shoots for the Stars

Luis Da Silva, Jr., says he got his start in a “two by four” backyard in Elizabeth, where he would spend hours with just a basketball. 

“It was a rough neighborhood and my mother didn’t want me down at the basketball courts,” Da Silva said.

In those lonely hours of dribbling and inventing basketball tricks, Da Silva learned to command the giant orange orb ...

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square Press, 2018)

 

The point of view from which a novel is told influences the reader’s perception of events, until we decide whether or not to trust the narrator. I wouldn’t classify Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to ...

Why Raise Taxes and Jeopardize 87,000 Jobs in New Jersey?

March 18, 2019

Over the past two decades, the child care industry in New Jersey has invested heavily in the latest technologies and infrastructure to serve infants as young as six weeks old.

Heavily regulated by the state Department of Children and Families (DCF), this industry serving 350,000 children in the state now deploys biometric finger entry, electronic daily reports to parents, cameras and silent ...

Letter to the Editor: Millionaires Tax is Fair and Necessary

See below for a statement from New Jersey Policy Perspective Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson in response to reports that Governor Murphy will propose a 10.75 percent tax rate on income tax earners over $1 million in tomorrow's FY 2020 budget address

"Governor Murphy would be right to call on New Jersey's wealthiest families to pay their fair share. New Jersey's ...

Central Jersey College Prep Job Fair Set for April 3

March 19, 2019

Central Jersey College Prep Job Fair is hosting a Job Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School at 101 Mettlers Road in Somerset. The fair will include on-site interviews.

Walk-in registrants are welcome; however, pre-registration is recommended by visiting http://cjcollegeprep.org/jobfair/.

Please bring your resume and all ...

Passaic County Women’s Center Presents 5K at Garret Mountain Reservation for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

PATERSON, NJ -  The Passaic County Women’s Center (PCWC) presents its fourth annual 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, April 6 at 10 a.m. at Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park. The event commemorates that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and invites the public to learn more about PCWC’s services for survivors of sexual assault and domestic ...