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May 14, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Help Wanted: The Downtown Somerville Alliance is looking to hire a full-time Program Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator provides support for the Downtown Somerville Alliance, Inc., with marketing, planning, development, coordination, and ...

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NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again.  “Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Tom Valenti fought back tears. He was telling a crowd of about 200 people on Wednesday how proud his mother would be that the school to be built on this Jersey Avenue site will be named in her honor. The Blanquita B. Valenti Community School that will be home to some 1,100 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly 800,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke, an acute condition that can prove devastating for many, and fatal for one in six victims. Thanks to the unparalleled expertise at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, then ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Things are tutto bene in Scotch Plains with the announcement today that the Saint Bart's Festival will return for Labor Day Weekend 2021. Paul Raphael, president of the Scotch Plains chapter of UNICO, the Italian-American service organization, and a member of the festival ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ --North Plainfield Recreation invites the community to join them for the dedication of Passe Field on Sunday, May 2 at Noon at 93 Greenbrook Rd.   If you are interested in saying a few words about Dennis Passe contact Roe Woods at 908-756-0247 as soon as possible.  Following ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life. Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor – and time is literally running out. Mark, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has Stage 4 Kidney ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed bill A5405, which will direct $10 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. This funding will be distributed to seven New ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Somerset Patriots Chairman Emeritus, and chairman and CEO of Flemington Care & Truck Country, Steve Kalafer died Wednesday. "I was absolutely shocked and saddened today to hear about the passing of Steve Kalafer," Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench said in a statement ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan and members of the Borough Council will begin weighing the advantages and disadvantages of licensing retail dispensaries for the sale of legal marijuana at Monday night's virtual council meeting.  "There's a lot to digest, and it could be fairly ...

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PERTH AMBOY – Sam Delgado, a former Verizon vice president and husband of Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-19th.), has been named vice chair of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission. During the commission’s first-ever meeting on Monday, April 12, Delgado, of Perth Amboy, said he looks ...

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Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses LONG BRANCH, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law S-3521, which provides $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for arts and cultural venues throughout New Jersey. The bill – sponsored by Senators ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Community members have contributed more than $40.3 million toward the critical renovation and expansion of  Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, significantly exceeding the initial campaign goal of $38.5 million, announced ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's Planning Board will hear from Applicant MBH Urban Renewal, LLC, at its April 15 meeting, according to a legal notice published Monday. The property is located at 1252-1336 Randolph Road, where Muhlenberg Hospital, which closed in 2008, used to operate. The applicant ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination roll ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset and the Downtown Somerville Alliance have partnered on a promotional campaign to encourage community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine. As part of the campaign, 12 businesses and restaurants are offering incentives for patrons ...

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WARREN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A Somerville resident and owner of a martial arts academy in Warren has been arrested and charged with Third Degree Invasion of Privacy after a hidden camera was found in the public bathroom of the business, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Despite being raised as a devout Catholic in Scotch Plains, Marisa Acocella Marchetto always wondered about one of The Bible’s main teachings. For as long as she can remember, she was very puzzled by the idea of whether or not god was really a male. “I always thought, how ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced he will nominate Rockaway Township native Rachel Wainer Apter to serve as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Wainer Apter, 40, previously served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Murphy spoke of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers have designed a new rapid test that can detect all three of the rapidly spreading variants of the coronavirus in a little over one hour – much shorter than the three to five days required by current tests, which can also be more technically difficult and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A parking deck for commuters and future residents of the NJ TRANSIT village under construction alongside the Raritan Valley line has begun to take shape adjacent to the Somerville train station. The five-story deck will include more than 400 spaces; the structure will be hidden ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Mechanically-inclined high school seniors in Middlesex County are being offered an opportunity to get a head start on a lucrative career as forklift technicians. The free pilot program, spearheaded by the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools, will offer ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ, - In celebration of Black History Month, the Lost Souls Memorial Project (LSP) is releasing the official Request for Design Proposals (RFP), seeking design teams to submit their ideas about what the future Lost Souls memorial will be.   The LSP seeks to create a permanent ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient. The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another ...

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CLARK, NJ - In his free time, 22-year-old Clark native Joe DiMeo likes to work out, play with his dog, hang with some of his lifelong friends from town and play pool.  All of these things might seem pretty average for a man of his age, but DiMeo can be described as anything but ordinary these ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains community is mourning not only the closure of Florence Ravioli on Park Avenue Saturday, but also the death of Ralph Losanno, whose grandparents founded the business in 1943 and moved it to Scotch Plains in 1968. It's a double hit for fans of the iconic ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—The East Brunswick Friends of the Library will host a virtual book talk with East Brunswick native Jodi Eichler-Levine on Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Eichler-Levine is Berman Professor of Jewish Civilization and Associate Professor of Religion Studies at Lehigh ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dr. Anthony Terrana recently celebrated the opening of his new orthodontics practice in New Providence with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Mayor Al Morgan and councilmen Rob Muñoz and Dr. Bob Robinson were on hand for the ceremonial ribbon cutting and reception to welcome the ...

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