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January 8, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy mourned the death of New Jersey native Brian Sicknick - a Capitol Hill police officer who was killed during Wednesday's attack on the US Capitol by a mob of Donald Trump supporters - during his visit to the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Friday where he swore ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - There appears to be peace in Jersey City, or at least a detente, when it comes to the politics at 280 Grove Street, as well as the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO). Less than three years removed from an attempt he made to oust her father from Hudson County’s top ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset welcomed Somerset County’s first baby of 2021 at 6:17 a.m. New Year's Day. A baby girl, Catherine Therse Sabin, was born to Teenu Paul and Sabin Mathew of Hillsborough. Weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measuring 20 inches ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Joe Louis Clark, the legendary Eastside High School principal who inspired the movie “Lean On Me,” has died at the age of 82, his family said in a statement. After retiring from a three-decade long career in education, Clark moved to Gainesville, Florida, where he passed away Tuesday ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The family of the late Hamilton veteran James Welsh, Sr. is looking for help retrieving his cherished Purple Heart medal. A member of the Welsh family told TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville that the Purple Heart was accidentally sold at a Middletown Road in Yardville yard sale about ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In a media market saturated with New York disc jockeys from the north and Philadelphia radio personalities from the south, Jack Ellery staked his claim right here in Central Jersey. His voice was welcomed into hearths and hearts from North Plainfield to North Brunswick and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - In a nod to the high esteem in which many still hold him, as well as the respect they have for his work to provide critical services to formerly incarcerated individuals, one-time Gov. (and former Plainfield resident) Jim McGreevey, was surrounded, even if virtually, by most of ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - More than eight years after Superstorm Sandy pounded the Jersey shore, at least 100 homeowners continue to struggle with its devastation. Waretown residents Nancy and Tony Caira initially thought they were among the lucky ones. The couple lived within feet of the Barnegat Bay.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Annika Aristimuno and Layla Hurwitz, both juniors at Montclair High School, have found a unique way to occupy their time while in quarantine. They started an organization, Letters for Rose, to help combat loneliness of the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The duo collect ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of New Jersey volunteer firefighters, friends and family gathered in the staging area on Veterans Memorial Drive late Saturday afternoon stringing lights, inflating blow-up figures and decorating their trucks for the annual Somervillle Firefighters Holiday Lights ...

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LAKE HIAWATHA, NJ - Gladys Hess, resident of Lake Hiawatha, NJ for more than 25 years, will be turning 101 on December 28.  Gladys was born and raised in New Jersey. She is mother to seven children and countless grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Gladys never got her drivers license, ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Oh, say it's not so, OREO! The manufacturer of the cookie, and other snacks has announced it's likely to close its doors at the Fair Lawn bakery manufacturing plant in the Route 208 industrial park. "This took us off guard," Mayor Kurt Peluso said.  According to Mondelez's ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — When Paul Yannuzzi, a 95-year-old World War II Veteran and current Bedminster resident, was growing up in Newark, he and his family lived in a cold-water flat using the stove as their only source of heat.   “When we went to sleep they had to throw blankets on us.  We were three ...

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Editor’s Note: October 29, 2012. It is a day that the Belmar community will never forget. Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Jersey Shore town, leaving a path of destruction that left an indelible mark on its residents, including John Walsh. While he is known for producing short comedy videos — many ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - A NJ Board of Education Trustee will have to answer to multiple charges including Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and DWI within 1,000 ft. of a school after being found asleep in her vehicle just after midnight on Oct. 21, 2020.  According to the Belleville Police Department ...

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Cases are on the rise statewide, but in Lakewood the number is growing faster This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Since ...

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TRENTON, NJ— A former inmate at Fort Dix Federal Prison was arrested on Monday for conspiring to use drones to smuggle contraband, including tobacco and cell phone chargers, into the federal correctional facility and for possession of narcotics with intent to distribute. According to the U.S.

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Some renters are forced out anyway by owners desperate for income in pandemic. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. In New ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — East Freehold was the center of a 3.1 magnitude earthquake early this morning that could be felt throughout Central Jersey, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck at about 2 a.m. on September 9, triggering an influx of nearly 6,000 reports from people who felt ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Becoming an Eagle Scout is already an enormous accomplishment.  And now a girl from Sparta is on track to make history as one of the first females to earn the rank of Eagle.  Bridget Brady is one of seven Life Scouts in Troop 1150, sister troop of Boy Scout Troop 150, in “striking ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - As Morristown residents took to social media to question why a flat bed truck was seen carting US Postal Mailboxes away from town, the Morristown Mayor's Office issued the following statement on Saturday evening. "Our office has NOT been informed about any scheduled removals, ...

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RUMSON, NJ: The Rumson Police Department reported that a Bull shark was seen by several residents in the Navesink River. “There have been several reports of possible bull shark sightings in the Navesink River in the area of Navesink Avenue in Rumson.  NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife has been ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Seeking to duplicate or exceed last year’s fundraising total of $200,000, a team of 72 U.S. Navy SEALs, joined by several veterans and military supporters, swam across the Hudson River last week. Along the route, the SEALs stopped at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced who the inductees are for the incoming Class of 2019-2020 – a "Who's Who" of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning, ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Agriculture offered advice Wednesday after it got reports of individuals receiving unsolicited seeds through the mail from China. “Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants or be harmful to livestock,” the NJDA said in a ...

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BELLMAWR, NJ — Sheriff’s officers on Monday arrested both owners of a Bellmawr gym, which has not followed Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 order to shut down and subsequently remained open despite a judge's ruling last week. “The owners of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr were arrested and released early ...

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HOBOKEN - The local food scene took a strong punch to the gut today, as the award-winning restaurant, Cucharamama, abruptly announced its closure. A short, yet devastating instagram post popped up around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, stating: "To our amazing community, dedicated customers, family, ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: It was a described as a nightmare in the Belford section of Middletown last week as over 60 small dogs were rescued from absolutely horrific conditions. The rescue occurred after a call was received on the Monmouth County SPCA cruelty hotline, according to a representative: "The ...

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BELMAR, NJ—It wasn’t an emergency in the surf, but in the sand that had Belmar first-responders jump into action on the Eighth Avenue beach yesterday afternoon.  An 8-year-old boy became entrapped in an eight-foot deep hole dug in the sand after it collapsed around him, and he was no longer ...

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BRANT BEACH, NJ - Video footage surfaced Thursday morning of a shark attacking a dolphin right off the shore in Brant Beach. Video footage was provided by Sean Donohue, who says he witnessed the encounter near 106th Street Beach. Long Beach Township Police Captain Kevin Mahon confirmed with ...

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