Other NJ News

September 21, 2018

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s representatives to the New Jersey General Assembly, Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly, whose district includes Elmwood Park and Garfield in Bergen County, have both called on Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino to resign from his position.   On Thursday, reports ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A group of about 50 people stood on the corner of Broadway and Morgan Boulevard chanting, “People! Power!” Signs that read:  “I am a product of working parents” and “The war on the poor is immoral” were held high by students from Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy, and Pan African ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Deneress Busby said she had no heat or hot water this past winter while living in Garden Spires, her home for 25 years. To shower, she did what she had to do: “Boiled water.” To add insult to injury, the heat was turned on once temperatures outside climbed into the 70s, she ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Employees at Newark International Liberty Airport in March were on the verge of receiving an hourly wage increase up to $19, but the Port Authority Board of Commissioners has stalled on giving its final approval for the measure. So yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy and Mayor Ras Baraka ...

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UNION, NJ – A billboard for a film called "Our Leader the Idiot" about President Trump was removed from Morris Avenue in Union Wednesday evening. The news came as a surprise to Neil Harrison, the activist who paid for the billboard that went up last week.  “I believe in a binding contract,” ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth Police officer came to the rescue of a very young child on Sunday afternoon after she had fallen into a swimming pool. According to Acting Public Information Officer Ruby Contreras, on Sunday afternoon August 26, at approximately 5:33 p.m. Elizabeth Police Officer ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s 10th Avenue beach became a proving ground yesterday for a new lifesaving tool — a drone. And a handful of Belmar’s lifeguards got their chance to pilot the high-technology device on August 22 during a hands-on demonstration, led by Hugh Roarty of Rutgers University's Center ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—Officials from Camden County Police Department [CCPD] have released the names of three men wanted in the attempted murder of two undercover CCPD detectives. Alexander DeJesus, 19, of Philadelphia; Ammar Hall, 26, of Camden; and Juan Figueroa, 20, of Camden have all been charged with ...

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DEAL, NJ — A whale flipped a small fishing boat about one mile off of Deal yesterday morning, tossing its two occupants overboard but not before they could issue a mayday from their radio, according to the New Jersey State Police. Luckily for them, the emergency call was heard by a nearby ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A group of Newark parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.   The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County will no longer hold money in Wells Fargo accounts after clergy from Newark raised concerns about the bank’s aggressive foreclosure practices. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. gave a directive to transfer accounts to other banks in June, and announced ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – As teachers and staff across Plainfield get ready for the 2018-2019 school year, Interim Superintendent, Dr. Ronald Bolandi announced parts of his reorganization plan to improve student performance in the district over the next few years, putting an emphasis on training and support ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- Mayor Jimmy Davis advised residents to be wary of scammers who are telephoning people with bogus information about alleged accidents involving family members. “My office has received reports that scammers have telephoned Bayonne residents with the false claim that one of their ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark could soon see a boost in long-term investments due to federal legislation that created certain tax exemptions for private investors. In April, the federal treasury department approved low-income Opportunity Zones in 75 municipalities throughout New Jersey that were nominated ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters here. It’s one of two ordinances that were approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other ...

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NEWARK, NJ- An under-utilized pocket park on Mt. Prospect Avenue in Newark’s North Ward has become a symbol of what can be accomplished in neighborhoods throughout the city through effective public-private partnerships.  The park’s supporters have big plans for the public space, located directly ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Marcella Traina was 13 years old when she first encountered a problem with the 12th Street and Avenue C intersection. As she crossed the street, she had to run away from a passing car, just barely escaping injury. Ever since that moment, Traina, a junior public policy major at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Abandoned properties in urban areas cause a range of problems, from fostering criminal activity to creating public health hazard and generally diminishing the quality of life. That is from the opening statement of an ordinance that the city council passed in 2016 calling for ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Fast food restaurant owners across New Jersey are being asked by the state to provide information about their use of employee non-compete or “no poach” agreements, documents that "can restrict the ability of workers to obtain a better-paying job with another franchise," according to ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The City Council last night officially signed off on a long-anticipated agreement with Hackensack University Medical Center that will result in $24 million in payments to the city over the next six years. Reflecting a shared vision for the revitalization of the city, the Host ...

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OCEANPORT, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park  on June 14. Governor Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Emotions ran high prior to and during tonight’s Board of Education meeting at Bloomfield High School. Prior to the regularly scheduled meeting, about 25 parents protested outside of the main entrance with signs expressing their disapproval of the placing of armed guards in all ...

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Essex County Schools of Technology opened its newest campus Monday on the grounds of the former United Hospital Center in Newark's West Ward. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo was joined by a host of local, state and federal officials to dedicate the Essex County Donald M. Payne, Sr.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today. The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- TAPinto Paterson earlier reported on the response of local community leaders and activists on a proposal by Governor Phil Murphy to divert $46 million from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) which they wrote in a letter signed by representatives of over 100 groups statewide is ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The leaders of several local organizations including Paterson Habitat for Humanity, Saint Paul’s Community Development Corporation, the Paterson Housing Authority, and the City of Paterson’s Neighborhood Assistance Office lent their signatures to a letter urging Governor Phil Murphy ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dan Schulman, president and CEO of PayPal, called on the Class of 2018 to take a stand for social justice as they graduate during a time of unprecedented technological and social change. He talked about the decision at PayPal to rescind plans to build a global operations ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by Paterson's Senator Nellie Pou (D-35) allowing students to apply for state financial aid assistance, joining nine other states nationally to make both tuition and financial aid available to DREAMers, was signed into law on Wednesday by Governor Phil ...

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