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Bank Makes $13M Deal to End Newark ‘Redlining’ Case

October 4, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Lakeland Bank has made a $13 million deal with federal authorities to avoid prosecution for alleged discrimination against people of color who tried to get mortgages, loans and credit in Newark and minority areas in three New Jersey three counties.

This settlement coincides with news that Provident Bank, based in Woodbridge, would acquire all Lakeland Bancorp’s ...

More than 100 Dead Vultures Cause Sussex Branch Trail Closure

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Like a scene from a horror movie, more than 100 black vultures have been found on and near the Sussex Branch Trail in Lafayette causing them to close the trail from Route 94 to Morris Farms Road. According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protections Fish and Wildlife more than 100 dead vultures have been reported in the area behind Olde Lafayette Village, ...

New Monkeypox Vaccine Sites Announced in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus.

There are 293 confirmed or probable monkeypox cases in New Jersey, as of August ...

PSE&G CEO Ralph Izzo, Others, Will Be Inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame

NEW JERSEY -- Ralph Izzo, the CEO of PSE&G, will be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Izzo has served as the company’s president since 2006 and has previously worked as a research scientist at Princeton. He currently resides in Cranbury with his wife Karen and their two children.

Izzo began his career at Columbia University, where he received a degree in ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

PERTH AMBOY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see them ...

Wading Gingerly into The Ocean

JERSEY SHORE -- It is a particularly hot day at the beach. Another in a string of sweltering afternoons that warrant the understated designation of “heat wave.” My skin feels gooey, a mixture of salty sweat and sunscreen. Flopped on a large beach blanket, a sparse coating of sand makes me feel like a breaded cutlet on an oven rack.

When I can no longer bear the oppressive ...

Vice President Harris Visits The Jersey Shore

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris gave a 30-minute speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) National Convention at the Atlantic City Convention Center. With several thousands in attendance, Harris encouraged attendees to action including organizing and voting this November.

“Leaders of the NAACP, together we have ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Top $5 a Gallon for First Time

NEW JERSEY — For the first time ever, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey is over $5. AAA says drivers are paying $5.01 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. That's up 3 cents from yesterday and nearly $2 from this time last year.

AAA says the rising cost of oil and high demand for gas is keeping the prices at the pump high.

“People are still fueling up, despite ...

Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

NATIONAL -- Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas" and Shoeless Joe Jackson in "Field of Dreams," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark, grew up in Union Township, and graduated from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie ...

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Bank Makes $13M Deal to End Newark ‘Redlining’ Case

October 4, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Lakeland Bank has made a $13 million deal with federal authorities to avoid prosecution for alleged discrimination against people of color who tried to get mortgages, loans and credit in Newark and minority areas in three New Jersey three counties.

This settlement coincides with news that Provident Bank, based in Woodbridge, would acquire all Lakeland Bancorp’s ...

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 through October 15 and celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of Americans of Hispanic ancestry.

          National Hispanic Heritage Month started out as just one week when it was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. It was changed to one month in 1988 by President Ronald ...

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East Course at Tamarack Golf Course Reopens After Extensive Renovations

September 28, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Middlesex County officials joined Indigo Sports, a Troon Company, at Tamarack Golf Course today, September 28, to view the extensive renovations to the East Course, which reopened to the public on Monday, September 26 after undergoing aesthetic and structural upgrades that began in November 2020. The upgrades, which include improved drainage, a new irrigation system, ...