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New Jersey Residents Invited to Drumthwacket for Holiday Open Houses

November 23, 2022

PRINCETON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy are inviting New Jersey residents to visit Drumthwacket, the Governor's official residence in Princeton, during the holidays.

The Drumthwacket Foundation has teamed up with a number garden clubs from around the state, for "The Holidays at Drumthwacket." Guests will be able to see each public room in the first ...

New Jersey Reinstates Black Bear Hunt Following Increased Sightings

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted Tuesday to reinstate the state's black bear hunt.

Gov. Phil Murphy, who previously opposed the hunt, says the decision was needed due to a significant increase in bear sightings around the state.

From January to October 2022, compared to the same time last year, bear incidents are up 237% in the state, according to the ...

New Jersey Clean Communities Council Executive Director Says Plastic Bag Ban's Impact on Litter Has Been 'Astounding'

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's single-use bag ban has been in place for more than six months and JoAnn Gemenden says what's happened since May is "astronomical."

Gemenden, the Executive Director at New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), said an estimated 1 billion single-use plastic bags have been removed from grocery stores around the state. She ...

Your Take-home Pay and Retirement Contributions Could Increase Next Year, Thanks to Inflation

NEW JERSEY — The IRS is taking notice of the impact inflation is having on taxpayers. As a result, your take-home pay may go up next year, and you may be able to set aside more for retirement.

The IRS has boosted the thresholds for all seven federal income tax brackets, applying to tax year 2023 for returns filed in 2024.

"That means you'll have less withholding in your ...

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Inside The Relationship Between Cannabis and Yoga

Few industries in recent history have seen more rapid and significant growth than yoga and cannabis. While linked by their recent boom, the relationship between the two stretches back millennia.

It’s only been 10 years since voters in the first legal weed states approved recreational use of the plant. However, the industry's projected revenue for 2022 is already $33 billion between ...

How to Improve Your Attention Span

Do you find it difficult to complete or stay focused on tasks requiring extended periods of dedicated attention? If that were the case, you wouldn't be alone in this struggle. With the ubiquity of wireless devices and social media, more people find maintaining and controlling their concentration challenging. 

Johann Hari, author of the book Stolen Focus, found that the average ...

Get to Know Felician University's New Director of Campus Ministry

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Jennifer Monsalve was appointed the new Director of Campus Ministry, an integral part of Felician University's mission. Campus Ministry’s goal is to foster a positive and loving community that is inclusive of all peoples, backgrounds, and beliefs, and where faith can be put into action. Jennifer answered a few questions for us to help you get to know ...

NJ State Police Increasing Patrols for the Holiday Weekend

November 23, 2022

WEST TRENTON, NJ -- The New Jersey State Police (NJSP) is increasing patrols Thanksgiving weekend, typically one of the busiest travel times of the year.

Between the evening of Wednesday, November 23 and the morning of Monday, November 28 the New Jersey State Police will have more than 75 additional troopers assigned to statewide locations in addition to normal patrols. Troopers ...

Newark Airport’s New $2.7 Billion Terminal Opens With Fanfare

NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy headlined a host of public officials at Newark Liberty International Airport to celebrate the opening of its new $2.7 billion Terminal A, described as the “largest design-build project in New Jersey history.”

“So, this is what $2.7 billion dollars will get you,” said Kevin O’Toole, the Port Authority of New York & New ...

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Sat, November 26
04:30 PM — 07:00 PM

City Hall, Paterson

Paterson Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Sat, November 26
09:00 AM — 01:00 PM

Paterson

Paterson Fire Department Holiday Boot ...

CareRite Now at Select Inserra Supermarkets 

November 26, 2022

WALLINGTON, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Center is opening a new CareRite, a health clinic inside select ShopRites, with the first being in Wallington on November 30.

"Now" centers will be in select Inserra Supermarkets throughout Bergen County.

Inserra Supermarkets ShopRite of Wallington, 375 Paterson Avenue, Wallington, is holding a free event with giveaways, t-shirts, refreshments, ...

PACE Classes at Pillar College Provide In-Demand Career Training

NEWARK, NJ - Pillar College recently launched PACE, the Pillar Academy of Continuing Education, to offer in-demand certificate programs and individual courses with flexible schedules to individuals who want to improve their skill sets. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that in the last 30 years the number of certificates awarded nationally has grown by 800%. This trend coincides with ...

St. Joseph’s Health Welcomes Renowned Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dr. Bledi Zaku

PATERSON, NJ - St. Joseph’s Health announced that Dr. Bledi Zaku, a renowned Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has joined St. Joseph’s Heath, where he is assuming the role of Chief of the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Zaku is a board certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He performs all aspects of adult cardiac ...

St. Joseph's Health Celebrates National Philanthropy Day

WAYNE, NJ - November 15th was National Philanthropy Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the great contributions of philanthropy. Recently, the St. Joseph’s Health Foundation’s Young Professionals Committee’s 2022 held an Outdoor Movie Night, which raised $25,000.  

The event, which took place at St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center, was ...