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May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments across the state provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and ...

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CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday a $141 million settlement with the financial software company Intuit Inc. that resolves a multi-state investigation into claims Intuit misled consumers into paying for online tax preparation services instead of using the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — During the past three years Newark resident Deborah Smith-Gregory has been bombarded with daily phone calls urging her to sell her home. “It’s been calling at all times of the day and night - both cellphone and landline. They say, ‘Are you interested in selling your property? We’ve ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Dublin-based Applegreen  announced it will bring its U.S. headquarters to the borough bringing an investment of $126 million and 100 new jobs, with another 800 jobs projected to come New Jersey. The announcement came through Governor Phil Murphy who is visiting Dublin and ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Passaic and Bergen County officials,checked on the progress of the Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge reconstruction on Thursday.  “The improvements and completion of the Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge will help people and goods flow more freely into Fair Lawn’s downtown businesses, and will ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the Hamilton Starbucks Thursday morning to grab a cup of coffee and toast to the efforts by employees to join a labor union -- Starbucks Workers United. In a statement issued to TAPinto, Murphy said “Unions are key to protecting workers’ rights, ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – State employees will soon be given the option to work-from-home on a permanent basis. The New Jersey Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently voted to approve a pilot program empowering State of New Jersey departments and authorities to establish a telework program for ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City is moving one step closer to becoming a reality. Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Transit officials announced Thursday that the new Portal North Bridge project is set to begin with the issuance of a “Notice to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Hillsborough third-grader is fighting back against the Russian invasion of the Ukraine with a paintbrush and quiet determination to resupply the Ukrainian army with medical supplies and to ease the pain and hardship of children her age suffering the ravages of war and an ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Would you like your favorite cocktail delivered right to your home?  It may be possible under a pair of new laws being pushed by State Senators Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Vin Gopal (D-Monmouth) to make a temporary law permanent allowing certain alcoholic beverage ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fifty-two percent of New Jerseyans say the Garden State is off on the wrong track compared to 38% who say it is headed in the right direction, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The latest numbers continue a downward trend first seen in October 2021 after a much ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Police officials in Mercer County have a warning to the public: participate in the TikTok "Orbeez Challenge" and you could face criminal charges.  Hamilton Police issued a Public Safety Announcement (PSA) on Wednesday stating that they are "investigating numerous incidents ...

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TRENTON, NJ –  New Jersey is set to receive $641 million from settlements with Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured opioids, and the country’s three largest pharmaceutical distributors – McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen, according to Governor Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Scammers impersonating the “Geek Squad,” defrauded a Central Jersey man out of $407,000, police said Tuesday. When the scammers sent an email identifying themselves as being from Best Buy’s computer repair service Feb. 22, the Westfield resident called a phone number and then ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - An investigation by the Bridgewater Police Department is ongoing after a profane sign was placed over American flags on the pedestrian overpass over Route 22 to the Bridgewater Commons Mall last week.  The Central Jersey shopping center has been at the center of ...

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TRENTON – New Jersey is co-leading a multistate investigation into whether the social media platform TikTok is violating state consumer protection laws by inducing young people to use the platform in ways that are potentially damaging and putting them at risk of mental and physical harm, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Fares across NJ Transit’s network of buses, trains and light rail will remain flat through at least the first half of 2023, marking the fifth year in a row that riders are spared from a hike, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. In a statement, the governor said, “Without a single ...

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NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJCRC) is hosting a series of public hearings to take testimony from residents on how to best utilize collected fees from the sale of cannabis products to improve their communities and promote social equity. The meetings will be broken up ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Jeannine LaRue has been in every room possible with New Jersey's most powerful and influential people imaginable. Now, through the LaRue List Café, an online video podcast that she created to talk about all things from community engagement to social justice, to highlighting New ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Black Lives Matter of New Jersey, Paterson and Elizabeth held a rally Thursday calling for the termination of the two Bridgewater Township Police officers involved in the arrest Feb. 12 of 14-year-old Z’Kye Husain. The rally was held the evening Bridgewater canceled a town ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Phil Murphy's state COVID briefings will end in March, the Governor announced on Wednesday. "Our next and final briefing will be on Friday, March 4th – the 2nd anniversary of our first recorded case of COVID-19", said Murphy. "As we move into our new normal and transition from a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Volunteer crossing guards are being deployed throughout the Sourland Mountain Preserve to ensure the safety of spotted salamanders that have begun to migrate back to their natal pools - the place where they were born - to mate and lay eggs. Volunteers will begin their ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University–New Brunswick announced on Monday a sweeping new financial aid program that builds upon existing state aid programs to enable New Jersey students with family incomes below $65,000 to attend the university tuition-free.  The program also provides a sliding ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A reporter for a New Brunswick news site is facing first-degree murder charges after she intentionally drove her vehicle into oncoming traffic on Route 130, police said. Ann “Nancy” Stewart, 95, of Monroe has died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash that occurred on ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Sad news was received by the local Groundhog Day faithful. Milltown's furry forecaster will not be making his annual appearance at the borough's Groundhog Day festivities this year. Milltown Mel quietly passed away this winter. His dedicated Chief Wrangler John McNamara shared the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - A chilly pup is now warm and safe thanks to a rescue from the Cranford Fire Department, assisted by Cranford Police Department and Union County Police.  CFD believes that Buster, an eight-year-old springer spaniel, wandered out of his yard onto the frozen Rahway River and fell ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers researchers have developed a rapid test that detects all known COVID-19 variants, including the highly transmissible omicron variant. The test, which can be performed at laboratories experienced in COVID-19 testing, can quickly detect clinical samples that contain the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 37-year-old Somerville woman who gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago has died of COVID-19 complications without ever having the chance to hold her newborn, according to family and friends. Michelle Stani, also had an 11-month old daughter, Jordan, a son Noah, 4 and her ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey’s anti-bullying statute, already among the nation’s most stringent, will be strengthened even further thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Inspired by Mallory Rose Grossman, a 12-year-old Rockaway student who committed suicide in 2017, the ...

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