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Bill That Would Force Telemarketers to Explain Why They're Calling in 30 Seconds Advances in Trenton

January 27, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would require telemarketers to identify themselves and what they're trying to sell in the first 30 seconds of the call has advanced in Trenton.

“New Jerseyans should know who they’re talking to on the phone and what’s being sold to them by telemarketers,” Sen. Jon Bramnick (R - District 21), one of the primary sponsors of the ...

Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs in New Jersey Receive $10 Million Federal Grant

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs (NJHVIPs) received a big boost on Friday, in the form of $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds.

The programs launched three years ago using federal money with the mission of ending cycles of violence across the state by helping victims and their families.

“These innovative violence ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Delivers 2023 State of the State, Says New Jersey is Moving in the Right Direction

TRENTON, NJ — During Tuesday's State of the State Address at the Assembly Chambers in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said he's confident with the direction in which the state is going.

"We are stronger and we are fairer," Murphy said. "We are moving confidently in the right direction — forward."

Republicans aren't so sure.

"Despite the ...

New Jersey Becomes First State to Require Media Literacy Instruction in Schools

TRENTON, NJ — Students in New Jersey, from kindergarten to 12th grade, will soon learn about how to spot misinformation online.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Wednesday that directs the Department of Education to create guidelines on media information literacy. New Jersey will be the first state in the nation to do so.

“It is our responsibility to ensure our nation’s ...


Know It Alls

The latest Monmouth University poll showing New Jersey residents don’t like their elected State House representatives ain’t exactly man-bites-dog news. But, it’s worth going deeper into that.

The core of the reaction is that those residents have little or no idea about whom or what they are talking about. If they did, they’d act out their anti-angst every ...

Kitchen a la Mode Across the Ages

     At South Orange’s one-of-a-kind cooking store, Kitchen a la Mode, the staff members view one another as family, and just like most families, their crew brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the selling floor.

     Remarkably, the staff at the store represents individuals in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - January 19th – January 25th, 2023

January 26, 2023

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following listing from the Maplewood Police Department is the Police Blotter covering the period January 19th through January 25th, 2023

January 20, 2023: Motor Vehicle Theft:  A unsecured/ unlocked Toyota Highlander with the keys left inside was stolen from a driveway on Courter Avenue sometime between 7p.m and 8:10pm on Friday, January 20th.  Vehicle was ...

South Orange Police arrest

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The south Orange Police Department posted the following information regarding an arrest made.

Posted on: January 18, 2023

Warrant Arrest

On January 12, 2023, Officer Darrell Terry conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing the driver talking on his cell phone.  During the stop, it was confirmed through dispatch that the driver, Roderick Jackson, ...

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Rep. Sherrill and NJ Attorney General Platkin Release Statements on Bias Attack on Bloomfield’s Temple Ner Tamid

January 29, 2023

Bloomfield, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement after an unknown individual attempted to attack Temple Ner Tamid, a Jewish Synagogue in Bloomfield. 

"At roughly 3:00 this morning, an unknown man attempted to vandalize Temple Ner Tamid with a Molotov cocktail. Fortunately, the fire did not ignite, and his attempt was unsuccessful.

Montclair Native, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Remarries at 93

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On his 93rd birthday, legendary US astronaut and Montclair, NJ native, Buzz Aldrin tied the knot for a fourth time.

Known for his venture to the moon on the Apollo 11 space mission in 1969 with Neil Armstrong, Aldrin was one of the first two humans to set foot on the moon.

According to Aldrin he and his new wife Anca Faur were as "excited as eloping ...

State Parole Board Welcomes 23 Officer Recruits

January 22, 2023

TRENTON, NJ -- The New Jersey State Parole Board recently welcomed 23 Parole Officer Recruits to their ranks who will serve around the state after being sworn-in at the agency’s Central Office in Trenton.

Parole officer recruits will serve throughout the state and be based of out regional offices located in eight of the 21 counties -- Essex, Mercer, Passaic, Monmouth, ...

Man Accused of Taking ‘Upskirting’ Videos at Wine Shop in Westfield and Around NJ

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Red Bank man is accused of taking “upskirting” videos at a wine and liquor store in Westfield and other locations around the state, authorities announced Tuesday.

Christopher W. Cox, 33, is accused of surreptitiously filming women and girls from below using a cell phone placed in a grocery basket, duffel bag or other means of conveyance, Monmouth County ...

The Board of Education will meet in a Special Public Session on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

January 28, 2023

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Board of Education will meet in a Special Public Session on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at 

6:45pm in person at the District Meeting Room, 525 Academy Street, Maplewood NJ and using an online 

video conference platform. Immediately following the opening of the Public Session, the board will 

move into a Closed Session in the Superintendent’s ...

The Maplewood Foundation, a New Philanthropic Investment Fund, Launches With More Than $600,000 Donated to Support Local Nonprofits

The Maplewood Foundation, a New Philanthropic Investment Fund, Launches With More Than $600,000 Donated to Support Local Nonprofits

Organization will gift approximately 5% of its assets annually as grants in support of established organizations and aspiring charitable causes

MAPLEWOOD, N.J., Jan 25, 2023 – The Maplewood Foundation, a philanthropic community foundation dedicated to ...

RWJBarnabas Health Named One of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health, the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, has been recognized by Newsweek as one of “America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023 for Diversity.” RWJBarnabas Health is one of 1,000 companies in the United States to earn the designation.


“It is an incredible honor to be recognized ...