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July 5, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - While many take advantage of the long weekend to flock to the Jersey shore, others from New York, Pennsylvania and parts of Northern New Jersey make their weekend plans right here in Phillipsburg. The hot humid days of summer have arrived and people are flocking to the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Washington was this close to being captured by British forces and presumably hanged as a traitor from a tree in New Brunswick. So as you scarf down those barbecue wings, knock back a few cold ones and celebrate Independence Day, consider that the ragtag colonies’ ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- In a town marked by American pride, Sayreville likes to make it known. And recently, it's been made very known... two two-story walls known. Sayreville art teacher Nina Iglesias has been working on two murals for more than three months in Kennedy Park, with each of the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Deputy Mayor Cristina Cutrone weighed in on the Pride Block Party on Sunday, June 26, when Parmelee Avenue was flooded with community members who attended the event hosted by the Community Relations Advisory Committee. "The Pride Block Party was a huge success! You could feel the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Claims that comedian Chelsea Handler’s three abortions while attending Livingston High School (LHS) led to the New Jersey district’s refusal to induct her into its alumni Hall of Fame are being disputed by Livingston Public Schools (LPS) officials, who released the following ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz and the six borough council members unanimously adopted a resolution to "condemn" the Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs vs. Jackson that was handed down on June 24. Council member Jocelyn Mathiasen moved to adopt the resolution (see below) that ...

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BELMAR, NJ—At a Board of Education Meeting, Antionette Raucci Aumack was told to resign from her position on the board.  This statement came during part of a heated public comment period that touched on subjects such as Aumack’s comment that “homosexuality is a sin,” curriculum regarding sexual ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's one-time residence in West Caldwell has been targeted for harassment, according to West Caldwell police. In a statement released by the West Caldwell Police Department Sunday night, authorities have responded to multiple calls at a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - For the fourth time in a little over a month, bands of protestors made their way through the streets of Jersey City on Friday just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark case Roe vs. Wade, putting women’s reproductive health rights in the hands of lawmakers in ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- There have been 33 new bollards installed throughout Essex County to enhance the route markings for the Essex County Lenape Trail, a 34-mile trail that connects 18 parks and 11 municipalities. Cutting a ceremonial ribbon on Monday in front of one of the new bollards installed ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A chilling wind off Newark Bay did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of those that gathered at 16th Street Park on Saturday for Bayonne’s first Juneteenth celebration. The Bayonne branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) hosted the event, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers-New Brunswick is set to wave its Pride flag this summer throughout the area in the most visible way possible. The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) is commemorating its 30th anniversary, as well as the 50+ years of LGBT organizations on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The town council issued a Tourette Syndrome (TS) Proclamation and designated June 4 Tourette Syndrome Day. West Orange High School rising senior Jaiden Mendez, who has TS, told the council, “I first came to speak about TS at a town council meeting when I was nine years old and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way. On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – As all the colors of the Pride Flag ascended into the blue sky outside of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the assembled doctors, nurses and other personnel had their cell phones ready to take photos. That’s when a gentle breeze unfurled the flag, setting it waving ...

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NEW JERSEY -  Cash toll collections on the George Washington Bridge will be eliminated as of July 10, 2022, announced The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. A new electronic tolling system will feature overhead gantries that will capture license plate images by overhead cameras, and a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – You don’t point to the Whoopee Cushion and tell your friend to sit on it. If you’re going to prank somebody, asking permission beforehand doesn't make sense. So when several boys recently knocked on Dana Becker’s door and asked if they could Ding Dong Ditch her, the Landing ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - In what Mayor Jimmy Davis called an "unspeakable tragedy," two Bayonne teens, 19 and 16-years-old, drowned Wednesday night at the Lincoln Community School pool. In a statement, Bayonne Police Captain Eric Amato announced that just after 8:00 p.m. witnesses and three lifeguards on ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Children can be a tough crowd to win over. But on Wednesday morning at Church Square Park, toddlers were captivated when the Hoboken Public Library welcomed back Harmonica Sunbeam for a Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) event to mark LGBTQ Pride Month. During the high-energy program, ...

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EWING, NJ -- A Hamilton Township man remains hospitalized, and his brother is dead, after both were shot early Monday morning at a deli in Ewing Township Deli where they both worked according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri. At approximately 6:10a.m, Monday, June 6, Ewing police ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — As part of its ongoing work to help those impacted by the Russian invasion, as well as highlight Ukrainian culture, Ukrainian JC recently hosted a fundraiser gala highlighting the Eastern European country’s dancing, music and art. Held May 20 at the historic Grace Church Van ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bike racers from as far as New Zealand, Mexico and Canada wheeled into town Memorial Day to compete in the 77th Tour of Somerville. What has become a Memorial Day tradition is said to be America’s oldest cycling race. A series of races drew top amateur and professional riders ...

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Sergeant Brad Squires stands with Officers Bret Wanger, Herbert Granados and Frank Romayo in front of West Orange Town Hall in support of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The nationwide campaign begins tomorrow with 350 scheduled events in cities around the country and coincides with the ...

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SOUTH AMBOY - Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin (D-19th Dist) was joined by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6th Dist.) and other state and local dignitaries to mark funding milestones for the South Amboy Ferry Terminal, slated for a construction start this summer. The terminal planned for South Amboy is ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair July 4th Parade Committee is seeking participants and sponsors, officials announced. A fundraiser has been scheduled for June 9, to be held at Just Jakes on Park Street from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to formally introduce this year’s Grand Marshals: Toni’s Kitchen and the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town will again raise the Pride flag at the municipal building and walk in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the mayor announced. The flag raising to be held Thursday, June 9, will mark the third year the town has held the event recognizing LGBTQ+ Pride Month. It will be ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The NJ Pride Chamber of Commerce will hold a Pride Month Kickoff Extravaganza in Jersey City on Thursday, June 2. The event will be held from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Jersey City and will include hors d'oeuvres, free signature cocktails (provided by Saint Luna ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - In honor and to commemorate June as Pride month in Kenilworth the second annual flag raising ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 1, at 5 p.m. right in front of Borough Hall. "I hope many residents can come out to support our LGBTQ community" Mayor Linda Karlovitch said.

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HOBOKEN, NJ — On the eve of Memorial Day weekend, local and state officials reaffirmed their support of an affordable housing initiative that aims to get nearly two dozen veterans off the streets. After successfully completing the first phase of the project — which involved building and ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The national Brain Tumor Foundation will provide free MRI brain tumor screenings in June for people associated with Colonia High School after ardent appeals from Al Lupiano, an alumnus who seeks a cause for the local health issue that's captured an international media ...

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