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November 11, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood SPFK12 school district celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. to rename Park Middle School as the Malcolm E. Nettingham Middle School (580 Park Ave., Scotch Plains) in honor of the hometown hero and member of World War ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy expressed gratitude toward supporters gathered Wednesday night at Asbury Park Convention Hall on Wednesday after he declared victory in the race for re-election. His opponent, Jack Ciattarelli, has not conceded. The margin remains razor-thin as of Wednesday ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Starting on Sunday, Oct. 24, New Jersey landlines within the 856 and 908 area codes must dial 10 or 11 digits for all their calls. After October 24, local landline calls dialed with only seven digits may not go through, and the caller will receive a recording saying their call cannot ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities until sunset on Monday, August 30, 2021, in honor of the 13 members of the U.S.Armed Forces, as well as dozens of innocent Afghan civilians, who were killed in ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean’s legislation to increase penalties for hazing was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy during a ceremony at Raritan Valley Community College Tuesday. In attendance were Piazza's parents, Jim and Evelyn Piazza; ...

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WAYNE, NJ — They warned the Board of Education months ago that they wouldn’t stop coming. As with the last two meetings, and a separate parents’ forum last week, a large group of very passionate parents showed up in force to not ask, but to continue to demand the end of mandatory masking and ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - His cherished gavel, which has hammered down millions in sales over the years, is about the only item from a long career that will not be sold at Joe Bodnar's online auction Thursday, Aug. 4 beginning at 11 a.m. This sale is packed with microphones, sound systems, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- It's been called "The Handshake of the Century," and it took place 75 years ago in Jersey City when the Dodgers farm team visited the Jersey City Giants at Roosevelt Stadium.  The event occurred on April 18, 1946, when Jackie Robinson, playing for the Montreal Royals, hit his first ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, the country's first Sikh Attorney General, has announced his resignation and will become the Director of Enforcement at the Securities Exchange Commission on July 26. Gov. Phil Murphy lauded Grewal's accomplishments.  "Though we will miss his ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A 9-foot-tall bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty, referred to as Little Lady Liberty arrived in Elizabeth Wednesday to spend Independence Day weekend with her sister statue.  "The City of Elizabeth was proud to play a role in the arrival of the Sister Statue of Liberty at ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ -- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off." The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 74-year-old township is dead after a landscape mower he was repairing dropped on top of him when the cable holding the machine above him snapped, according to police. The victim was identified as John F. Levinski of Township Line Road. A neighbor found the man beneath the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Ann Taylor shuttered its store on East Broad Street last year, leaving yet another storefront vacant in Downtown Westfield, it was the last thing the community wanted — especially Westfield’s Ward brothers, who own the commercial space. Seven months later, the Wards have a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - While there is no evidence of a birthday celebration for George Washington in 1779, the General did attend a few parties in central New Jersey around the time of his 47th birthday on Feb. 22 that year. Details are provided in a video posted on YouTube, as part of a virtual ...

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CRANFORD, NJ -- Local and national news stations can't get enough of the Robert Schott's Abraham Lincoln snow sculpture in his front yard. Year after year, whenever mother nature coats Cranford with snow, residents head on over to Springfield Avenue to see what Mr. Schott will create next. In ...

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NEW JERSEY - The local region of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NJ NAACP) have signed an agreement to expand efforts to collectively combat discrimination, bigotry, bullying and hate crimes in the Garden ...

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