Other NJ News

June 11, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ – Robert Bouthillette, Sayreville veteran, and his good friend Fred Block, sought to honor those currently serving and those who past served for Memorial Day, by placing the military branch flags above the Garden State Parkway. Related: Sayreville Residents Honor Veterans With ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Passenger trains between New York and Pennsylvania might return to the Lackawanna Cutoff, a historic rail right-of-way connecting Roxbury and the Delaware Water Gap. The government-subsidized, quasi-public corporation is including a revival of the long-dormant Cutoff as part of a ...

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BELMAR, NJ — D’Jais Bar & Grill was closed for more than 12 hours into this morning after its fire protection system was shut down to repair a malfunctioning sprinkler head in the kitchen, according to Belmar Fire Marshal Ryan Dullea. At about 9:08 p.m. on June 5, the Belmar Fire Department ...

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Mayor Mohamed, a film by longtime Montclair resident and Seton Hall University Professor Jeffrey Togman, will have its world premiere at the 2021 Brooklyn Film Festival. “It’s just a great film,” said Brandon Harrison, the Feature Documentary Programmer at the festival. “Certain films just stick ...

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NEWARK, NJ  – As of Tuesday, Alexander Kulischenko, an internist with a practice in East Brunswick, is permanently barred from practicing medicine under a Consent Order filed by the Board this week. The Order also permanently revokes Kulischenko’s NJ CDS registration, which allowed him to prescribe ...

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New York, NY—It’s been ten years since Amtrak first announced the Gateway Program to modernize the Northeast Corridor between New York Penn Station and Newark Penn Station, and this week a major component of the program, a new Hudson River Tunnel, inches closer to construction with a long-awaited ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Gladys Sicknick of South River, NJ, mother of deceased Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, is pleading with members of the United States Senate to open an investigation into the riot that took place on January 6, 2021.  She has requested a meeting with Senators to encourage ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Normally on the Wednesday before Memorial Day, all variety of sea and aircraft would be rolling up the Hudson River to kick off Fleet Week New York. Sadly, you can add the Parade of Ships 2021 to the list of parades that have been canceled due to COVID-19.  This year's ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Monday welcomed home Ashu Mahajan, a Scotch Plains resident who recently traveled to India to visit his ailing father and became trapped by tightening COVID-19 restrictions. Sen.

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TRENTON, NJ — With New Jersey’s moratorium on utility shutoffs ending on June 30, customers may still be able to get help catching up on those unpaid bills through a variety of relief offerings. During this week, the state Board of Public Utilities has launched an effort to spread awareness of ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Smoking marijuana in any form has been banned from all public property in Belmar, including the beachfront. The borough council on May 18 approved two ordinances that come in response to the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana. While Belmar has prohibited smoking ...

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Whether you know of him or not, the retired state senator may have had the greatest impact on New Jersey of any politician in Trenton.  What is he up to lately? When you need something done in New Jersey, Ray Lesniak, 74, has a guy. “Me,” the former state senator said without ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - City officials are rallying behind free form radio station, WFMU, after the state tax assessor has asked the station to justify its tax-exempt status. The state tax assessor has asked WFMU to prove that its programming has educational value as a condition of keeping its tax ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - During the overnight hours a car collided with a train near the Convent Train Station, according to authorities. The Morris and Essex Line Rail is suspended in both directions between Dover and Madison. No additional information was given on the collision. Injuries are unknown, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again.  “Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Guaranteed Income Pilot Program that is planned to help Newark residents stave off economic insecurity by putting money directly into their hands with no strings attached may soon come to fruition starting with a group of selected individuals.  First broached by Newark Mayor Ras ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed ...

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NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations.  Novartis, a NJ based ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Dickinson High School teacher has been suspended with pay pending an investigation into an alleged profane and racist rant over Zoom. “We have suspended the teacher pending an investigation,” Board of Education President Mussab Ali confirmed to TAPinto Jersey City. Howard ...

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POMPTON PLAINS, NJ — A NJ family is going to have some interesting birthday celebrations in the future following the unusual birth of their twins.  Rebekah Faith was born at 11:46 p.m. March 31 and her sister Charlotte Grace was born 12:06 a.m. April 1.  Not only were they born on different days ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County is ending its contract to house federal immigration detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials announced. The move to eliminate ICE detainees from the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark came after it entered into a Memorandum of ...

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STAFFORD — A Stafford Township School District nurse found it extremely hard to witness children wearing masks all day long in school. Her conviction became too strong to continue to keep quiet on the matter.  When she decided to do something about it, she got suspended from her job in the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The cars streamed into town last night — hundreds headed toward the Belmar beachfront beginning at about 9 p.m. for another “pop-up” meet. And for the next three hours, the latest impromptu rally caused a noisy ruckus on Ocean Avenue and many surrounding residential streets. At one ...

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NJ TRANSIT Has Added More Than 100 New Engineers Since Gov. Murphy Took Office, Total Active Roster Is Now 393 ISELIN, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, NJ Dept.of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, and NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett today ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Hudson County man admitted on Tuesday to participating in a conspiracy to use drones to smuggle contraband, including cell phones and tobacco, into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix, and to possessing heroin and fentanyl with the intent to distribute, Acting U.S. Attorney ...

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NEWARK, NJ – More than 30 local artists came together this week to work on a one-of-a-kind “Black Lives Matter” mural which encompassed a year’s worth of planning and preparation.  After the killing of George Floyd sparked protests and rallies around the country in 2020, it served as a catalyst ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and Congresswomen Mikie Sherrill on Monday joined Mayor Venezia, Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, Councilman Nick Joanow, Councilman Rich Rockwell, Councilman Ted Gamble, Assemblyman Tom Giblin and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. on Essex Avenue ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The mayor was asked to stay away from the Mary Ann Collura tribute on Saturday citing what PBA #67 said was "anti-police rhetoric" shared by the mayor's wife on social media. Fair Lawn PBA #67 wrote the following to its members: "It has come to the executive board's attention ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Popcorn for the People is one of ten finalists out of 1600 companies for a $30,000 grant from the New York Knicks and Squarespace. These funds will help hire more workers from the Autism Community, but they need your help! Popcorn for the People is a snack company founded ...

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