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October 1, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Gasoline prices in New Jersey will decrease 8.3 cents per gallon effective Oct. 1 in compliance with the 2016 law that requires a steady stream of revenue to support the State’s Transportation Trust Fund which pays for infrastructure improvements. “Because actual consumption in ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The state is offering to pay $500 return-to-work bonuses, and to subsidize $10,000 in wages for businesses that take on workers switching into a new industry. Both moves are part of an effort to stymie months of hiring shortages that have afflicted business owners in the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Employees of child care centers in New Jersey must be fully vaccinated or be tested weekly, and everyone at these facilities — including children beginning at age 2 — must wear masks indoors, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest coronavirus-related mandates. While the mask mandate takes ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Time will tell whether President Biden's visit to central New Jersey Tuesday will make a difference as the devastated region struggles to put the pieces back together after Tropical Storm Ida, but Hillsborough Mayor Shawn Lipani took the opportunity to share his thoughts with the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Residents in Piscataway’s Birchview Gardens apartment complex have begun sorting through what is left of their homes after the Raritan River overflowed its banks early Thursday morning, hours after torrential downpours from the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped more than 10 inches ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - President Biden and Gov. Phil Murphy will travel to Manville Tuesday, Sept. 7 for a firsthand look at the damage from Tropical Storm Ida, according to a tweet from the governor.  Murphy had visited Hillsborough on Thursday with members of his cabinet to assess the flood damage ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Two motorists trapped in their cars Wednesday night drowned in the floodwaters that swept through the township, with dozens of roads remaining closed on Friday. The following road closures remain within the Township as of 6 a.m. Friday:: River Road. from Beekman Lane to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - An intense tropical storm dumped 8-10 inches of rain across New Jersey Wednesday night, triggering flash flooding on roadways that stranded motorists trapped in their cars by the rising floodwaters. Hundreds were removed from their cars by volunteer firefighters, police and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has established the Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance to report directly to the Office of the Governor. The task force will be chaired by Adjutant General and Commissioner of the NJ Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) Brigadier General Dr. Lisa J.

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DUNELLEN, NJ -- Double Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin rose up from her chair and flashed a huge smile across her face as she shared a warm embrace with Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, her principal when she was a student at Union Catholic High School.   Sister ...

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TRENTON, NJ - With the arrival of Afghan evacuees to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Gov. Phil Murphy has created the Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance, to be led by state Adjutant Gen. Lisa J. Hou, D.O. The Belmar resident — an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq as a field ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gasoline prices in New Jersey will decrease 8.3 cents per gallon effective Oct. 1 in compliance with the 2016 law that requires a steady stream of revenue to support the State’s Transportation Trust Fund which pays for infrastructure improvements. “Because actual consumption in ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Afghan refugees who are fleeing the Taliban have begun arriving at U.S. Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Task force personnel on the night of Aug. 24 welcomed the first group of Afghans for housing, food, medical screening and treatment, and other services with more individuals ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ  - Two major groups of workers in New Jersey — school personnel and state employees — must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18 or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. In terms of school employees, the mandate applies to individuals who work both full and par- time at preschool to grade 12 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The unabated spread of spotted lanternflies throughout New Jersey - an exotic invasive insect that feeds on 70 different types of plants and trees - has prompted an urgent call from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to report or destroy single bugs or infestations ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A non-profit activist group and 18 students have filed a lawsuit challenging Rutgers’ university-wide COVID-19 vaccine student mandate. Scotch Plains-based attorney Julio Gomez, who is representing Georgia-based Children’s Health Defense and the students, argued in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Although cannabis has been decriminalized in New Jersey, under federal law it remains illegal and subject to prosecution on Rutgers property and at university events, university officials said following the release of a task force report on the law’s impact. Earlier this ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ — Owner of “It’s Greek to Me” Paul Vagianos is a self-proclaimed germaphobe.  Beginning this week, the Ridgewood restaurant is requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to eat inside. Proof could be a physical vaccination card, a picture of your card or an online ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With about three weeks to go before in-person classes resume at Rutgers, more than 95% of returning students have received their COVID-19 vaccinations and have uploaded their vaccination cards to the university’s portal. In a letter sent today to the Rutgers community, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Garden State sent 24 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Many came home with medals, and a few of them provided truly historic moments. In women's track, Sydney McLaughlin, who turned 22 on Saturday, set a new world record in the 400 hurdles, defeating the reigning gold ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is renaming the Cheesequake service area at Exit 124 after rock star Jon Bon Jovi as part of a statewide effort to name service areas on the Garden State Parkway after iconic New Jersey Hall of Fame inductees. Bon Jovi grew up in Sayreville, not ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Since 2009 when he first introduced legislation that would allow state residents to legally sell cookies and cupcakes they made at home, Sen. Kip Bateman, R-16th has been a vocal advocate for home bakers with an entrepreneurial dream. Earlier this month, his efforts paid ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Since 2009 when he first introduced legislation that would allow state residents to legally sell cookies and cupcakes they made at home, Sen. Kip Bateman, R-16th has been a vocal advocate for home bakers with an entrepreneurial dream. Earlier this month, his efforts paid ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - State Assemblyman Sterley S. Stanley will present a joint legislative resolution honoring National Moth Week, an international citizen science project founded in East Brunswick, at a township-wide moth night at Community Park on Friday, July 23. The presentation will take ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Did you know? Blueberries have long grown wild in the Garden State, but New Jerseyan Elizabeth Coleman White is credited for being the first person to see potential for the fruit as a commercial crop. Coleman and botanist Frederick Colville began experimenting with wild ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Blue jays, robins, grackles and starlings in New Jersey and other mid-Atlantic states have been afflicted with an unknown disease that has killed several dozen birds in the state. Dr. Nicole Lewis, state Division of Fish & Wildlife veterinarian, has collected several of the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tropical Storm Elsa is due to arrive in New Jersey tonight and though central New Jersey is not in the direct path of the storm, there is a likelihood the heavy rain and accompanying winds will make an impact tonight and on Friday. The storm is expected to have the greatest ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jennifer O’Neill danced the night away at her wedding reception, a wild New Year’s Eve party that included a live band and as many friends and family members as could cram inside Christopher’s Restaurant in the Heldrich Hotel.  It came to a colorful conclusion at midnight, ...

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