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May 10, 2021

Updated at 3:51 p.m. NEW JERSEY — Following an Amber alert issued Monday, authorities have found an infant reported missing, state police said. "Chinna Payne, a 2-week-old baby girl, of East Orange, N.J. has been safely located," state police said in a Facebook post. Police had said the ...

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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Alfred Pace, a senior at South Plainfield High School, moved up to the competition division in the American Cornhole League's (ACL) New Jersey Regional Cornhole Tournament this past weekend.  Pace, who due to his overwhelming success over recent months was bestowed the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Long-time Wayne resident, Harry Stricker is searching for a good Samaritan to help save his life. After a battle with kidney cancer fifteen years ago, Stricker had one kidney removed. In March of 2020, his remaining kidney began to fail and now a living kidney donation may be his only ...

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SPARTA, NJ – History is being made in Sparta as seven girls earn the rank of Eagle Scout in Scout Troop 1150.  The girls are among the first in Scouts BSA who are eligible for the rank.  Scouts BSA opened their program to girls in 2018 and set Feb 2021 as the first date they are eligible to become ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Two North Brunswick juveniles have been charged in connection with Wednesday’s shooting death of a Plainfield man at the Renaissance Glen Apartments. The juveniles are both male and are 17 years old, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers researcher whose work to create the first COVID-19 saliva-based test produced a game-changing weapon in the battle against the coronavirus, has died. Andrew Brooks, 51, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, according to the university. Brooks, who grew up in ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – A 27-year-old father has been charged with attempted murder and child endangerment after surveillance video showed him carrying his two-year-old daughter in a plastic bag in the hallway of a hotel where he was living, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Caregivers Donna Smith and Nicole Hinds were the first essential workers in line to receive the COVID-19 first round of vaccinations at the Chelsea Senior Living Home on Cranbury Road.  They were prepped but still a bit nervous about getting the shots from ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that all U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff on Monday, Jan 11, 2021, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River, who died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under siege on Jan.

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SOUTH RIVER, 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 U.S. Capitol by a mob of Donald Trump supporters, - during his visit to the Historic Somerset County Courthouse and during a visit ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System welcomed Morris County's first baby of 2021 at 12:36am. The baby girl, named Blake Noelle Sabino weighed 7 lbs 10 oz and is 20.5 inches long. Blake joins parents Nicole Barbour and Jason Sabino of ...

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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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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After scoffing at the Governor's Executive Orders and repeatedly allowing patrons to continue to dine inside, the owner of Cuban Pete's is now locked out of his business.  On Monday morning, Montclair Police changed the locks on the doors of Cuban Pete’s restaurant, locking out ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Five female Rutgers professors have filed a pay-equity lawsuit against the university, according to a press release from the union representing 6,000 employees and graduate workers at the New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark campuses. According to the press release, the ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. 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. A select commission of four state lawmakers has given Gov. Phil ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark Department of Public Works officials and neighbors of a longtime South Ward community member made a show of what it means to keep Newark clean on Tuesday when the group surprised the 97-year-old woman with a golden broom for her efforts to brighten up her neighborhood.  Rain, ...

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Funding to Support Local Girl Scouts, in turn, supporting Essential Workers During the Pandemic Girl Scout troops are getting a tremendous boost from the Women’s Association of Verizon Employees (WAVE), which donated $10,000 to the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) Cookie Relief ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Although the overwhelming majority of Rutgers classes will be held via remote instruction, school officials have confirmed about 8,000 to 10,000 students have moved into off-campus housing for the fall semester. Having that many students living in apartments in New Brunswick, ...

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A coalition of funders has established the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) to help ensure the survival of the state’s cultural sector that has faced economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fund has so far raised more than $1.6 million, including a lead matching ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Central Jersey auctioneer Joe Bodnar received an email last month reading “The Barnes family clock needs to find a new home.” Nearly 200 years old, built and crafted in New Jersey by a respected colonial-era clockmaker, the tall case clock will be sold by Bodnar as part of ...

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NEW JERSEY - July 27th is National New Jersey Day. Today we're going to find out what's unique about the Garden State, and maybe settle some serious issues. New Jersey was the third state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America and the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - Sharks smelled blood in the water and attacked an injured dolphin just a few feet away from the shoreline at Brant Beach on Long Beach Island. Video footage surfaced of a shark attacking a dolphin on Thursday morning. The video was provided by Sean Donohue, who said he ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The clamor of djembe drums and laughter danced in the air as a small group gathered in Washington Park late Thursday night. Above them, the source of their joy swung from a crane - Christopher Columbus.  After years of contention, the statue of the 15th-century explorer, which was ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tragedy struck East Brunswick today as the EBPD rushed to a residence on Clearview Road near Frost School in the township.  Three residents were found dead in a swimming pool at the property. East Brunswick Police Chief Frank Losacco said, "East Brunswick Police are actively ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ  — The owner of a gift shop in downtown Bernardsville had her live-streamed Facebook sales demonstration from inside her store interrupted early on Tuesday evening by a borough police officer. Katherine Hermes, owner of Country Home in Olcott Square, was displaying her ...

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