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April 28, 2022

MT. HOLLY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of New Jersey on Thursday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. A Fire Weather Watch will remain in effect on Friday, April 29, from morning to evening, in anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says adults at least 21 years old will be able to purchase recreational marijuana and marijuana products without a medical card in New Jersey starting on April 21, 2022. "This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry," Murphy said on ...

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NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide. According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are: North ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - An April 11 webinar hosted by the Downtown Somerville Alliance and the NJ Business Action Center will examine the impact on businesses expected when New Jersey's ban on plastic bags in the retail marketplace goes into effect May 4. Grocery stores, food service businesses, and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Young people involved in New Jersey's politics and national causes got a boost this week, as Bill 1271 unanimously passed the Assembly Education Committee. The bill became a law which allows students to receive one excused absence when they participate in a civic event. Says the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The New Jersey State Police turned out in force Sunday afternoon to honor Col. Patrick Callahan, superintendent of the State Police, who was honored as Grand Marshal of the 29th annual St. Patrick's Parade. More than 100 troopers participated in the parade; they came by ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The State Attorney General’s Office on Monday released recordings of three 911 calls, video footage from four body-worn cameras, a Taser camera video, and police radio communications related to the fatal police-involved shooting that occurred on Jan. 9 inside the apartment ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The second of two Bald Eagle eggs hatched Tuesday, March 1, joining the first eaglet that hatched on Thursday, Feb. 24 in a nest at Duke Farms. The goings-on at the nest atop a Sycamore tree in a remote section of the environmental preserve are chronicled on a camera secured to ...

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RAHWAY RIVER WATERSHED, NJ — Over the last several months, much talk in Rahway, neighboring towns, Union County, and throughout the state has focused on the continuing effects and aftermath of storms, hurricanes, and flooding on local communities, especially those along waterways such as the Rahway ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - Each year, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside challenges thousands of brave jumpers from around the state and this year wasn't any different. More than 6,000 people  participated in jumping into the frigid ocean waters on Saturday morning to bring awareness and ultimately raise ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 30-year-old Elizabeth man is facing charges in connection with a bomb threat made to the courthouses at 50 Paterson Street and 120 New Street. Tiago Santana-Silva has been arrested and charged with one count of second-degree false public alarm, and is facing third- and ...

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STATEN ISLAND, NY - On Valentine's Day the first new Staten Island Ferry made its maiden voyage. This state-of-the-art ferry is special in many ways, but it's the name which makes the Staten Island Ferry Service's newest member so noteworthy. The ferry bears the name SSG Michael H. Ollis. Ollis is ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – A 17-year-old township resident has been charged with 2nd Degree Death by Auto in connection with an Oct. 8 crash that killed a 17-year-old Somerville High School student, according to Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Thomas Chirichella. The victim, Vincent "Vinny" Gagliardi, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The historic Tour of Somerville bike race will return to the downtown retail/restaurant district on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) after a two-year hiatus forced by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and Tropical Storm Ida in 2021. Arts on Division, the host and organizer of the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 68-year-old township man was killed Sunday when a tree that he was helping to cut down on his property fell on him striking his head, according to police Corporal Jack Howard. He had attempted to move away from the tree as it began to come down, but was unsuccessful, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic, the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund (ENJF) has extended its deadline to apply through Feb. 28. Those excluded from federal pandemic stimulus payments and pandemic unemployment assistance can now apply without providing documentation of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The governing body, at a council meeting held Jan. 24, approved a resolution granting an Edison-based registered LLC the right to operate a cannabis manufacturing facility within the borough's M-3 zoning district.   Passage of Resolution 22-48 grants Supporting Greater ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - NJ Sharing Network, a statewide nonprofit organization responsible for aiding in donated organ and tissue donations, is reflecting on some of their organ donor heroes that have gone on to save lives throughout the Garden State for Black History Month. The organization shared the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) has launched “Chief Talk,” a lively podcast series that offers listeners throughout the Garden State greater insight into the latest issues facing police officers and the people they serve. These new “Chief Talk” ...

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NEW JERSEY – The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories for all counties in Northern and Central New Jersey until 7 p.m. Friday evening. Plummeting temperatures coupled with ongoing rain will be changing to sleet and freezing rain. The results are expected to produce ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has issued a state of emergency as of 5 p.m. Friday for all of New Jersey, and the National Weather Service has upgraded the watches to a winter storm warning through Saturday evening for most of New Jersey. The NWS has also issued a blizzard warning for ...

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NEW JERSEY - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch through Saturday evening for the entire Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions for the impending major storm that will impact our area. The storm is expected to reach our area in the early evening on Friday. There are many ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ. – The Attorney General’s Office on Monday released six minutes of video footage and audio from the mobile video recorder inside a police vehicle connected to a fatal police-involved shooting that occurred on Sept. 28, 2021 which killed Patrick Chin, 43, inside his home. Police ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - It's back. One of Franklin's oldest community charity events is scheduled to come back this Spring. The 33rd annual Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride is planned to be in person this year on Apr. 24. The Tour de Franklin is the Food Bank’s largest annual fundraising event and in ...

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GALLOWAY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday anyone who has a job in a high-risk congregate setting such as a health care, long-term care or correctional facility will have to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Murphy says there will be no test-out of the requirement by undergoing weekly testing.

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NEW JERSEY - The active storm pattern that has been in place for the past week continues through the weekend, as a storm coming up from the Ohio Valley couples with an oncoming Alberta Clipper overnight on Wednesday night/Thursday morning. Expect rain to start late this evening from the southeast ...

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NEW JERSEY — The COVID-19 Rate of Transmission, the measurement of how much the virus is spreading, fell below 1.0 on Tuesday to 0.96. A number below 1.0 means the outbreak is on the decline, with every infected person spreading COVID-19 to fewer than one additional person, on average. The State ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream, and so do a couple of dreamers here in New Jersey. They dream of literacy and art, of bonding people together with words and images, and of helping children and adults read their way to freedom and beauty.  On Monday, they shared that ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission stands at 1.02 on Monday, a dramatic drop since it was 1.92 on January 1. Anything over 1.0 means COVID-19 is still spreading, but the lower the number means any infected person is spreading the virus to fewer people. The State Department of ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's Department of Health reported 14,048 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the second straight day the number of new statewide cases was under 15,000. The Rate of Transmission, which measures how much the virus is spreading, is at 1.09. On New Year's Day, it was 1.92. Anything ...

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