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July 5, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Joseph Higgins, Sr., a longtime volunteer coach for Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and the father of Raiders varsity coach Joe Higgins, died on July 1 at his home in Woodbridge at the age of 75.  Higgins was born on Sept. 20, 1946, to Leon and Anna (Kiewlak) ...

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NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer. The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Nursing Assistant Rebecca Eugene is a healthcare hero, honored for her kind and attentive care. A patient, who described herself as “the worst patient ever,” wrote saying that she was calmed and soothed by Eugene, who was kind and ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Known by most as “Goose,” Tony Siragusa, a Kenilworth native and former NFL defensive tackle who became one of football’s greatest players passed away at the age of 55. Since the tragic and sudden death was announced countless residents have taken to social media to respond with ...

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CARTERET NJ — Construction of a two-story satellite healthcare facility is to begin soon after officials held a groundbreaking here for the new Central Jersey Medical Center, formerly known as Jewish Renaissance Medical Center (JRMC). The 6,000-square-foot facility at 1540 Roosevelt Ave. will ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Four talented students from Rahway and Linden High Schools were recipients of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Auxiliary Scholarship, awarded annually to college-bound seniors pursuing healthcare careers. The winners are Rahway residents Tamia Watkins, who will ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The quiet primary season in New Brunswick has passed as all the partisan races were uncontested. And, as we move toward the general election in November, only the mayoral race will see a contest. On Tuesday, June 7, Jim Cahill, who has served as mayor for the past 31 years, ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the first time ever, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey is over $5. AAA says drivers are paying $5.01 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. That's up 3 cents from yesterday and nearly $2 from this time last year. AAA says the rising cost of oil and high demand for ...

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NEW JERSEY — The average gas price in New Jersey has reached another all-time high. AAA says the price for a gallon of unleaded is $4.79 on Thursday, June 2, 2022. That's up 2 cents from yesterday, 57 cents from last month and up $1.74 a gallon, compared to this time last year. The price of a ...

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PERTH AMBOY - Designed to expand student eligibility for free school meals, the General Assembly voted 75-3 on May 26 to put New Jersey on a course toward universal school breakfast and lunch. Sponsored by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, whose district covers Perth Amboy, Sayreville and South ...

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Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died. Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that ...

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NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours. But the price didn't go down, either. AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 ...

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NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey. “The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high. The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - As promised, merchants and restaurants in Downtown Somerville lavished extra special attention on the ladies with in-store raffles, giveaways, discounts, other promotions and live music during Thursday's "Girls' Night Out" celebration throughout the downtown district. The ...

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CARTERET, NJ – Brian Prioleau doesn’t mess around with his usual Saturday morning routine. As founder, director and head coach of “Cadet Hoops,” Prioleau routinely peruses his basketball association’s weekend schedule to ensure there are no surprises. He carefully reviews a regular checklist: ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Planning Board on Monday approved an amended application for a 10-unit residential building at 440 North Ave. East. Amendments to the application, which the board authorized in May 2021, include variances for the building’s lot coverage and setbacks. The building is ...

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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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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – The Apothecarium opened on a high note, with people lined up and ready to make their purchases. “Phillipsburg is open for business” stated Councilman Lee Clark. Customers were all smiles as they stood in line, received “swag bags” and were given what felt like a red carpet ...

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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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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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ELIZABETH, NJ - TAPinto Elizabeth is sad to announce the passing of former franchise owner, Kathy Lloyd. Kathy passed away on April 12 surrounded by those who loved her.  "We mourn the passing of former TAPinto owner/publisher Kathy Lloyd,” said Michael Shapiro, the founder and CEO of TAPinto.

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – On Sunday, 25-year-old Scottie Scheffler became the 86th person to win the Masters Tournament down in Augusta, Georgia. Scheffler also captured another milestone with his victory, becoming the first person born in the Garden State to win the most prestigious golf tournament in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There's something for everyone - including gamers, ballet aficionados and history buffs - happening in New Brunswick this weekend. Whether you are looking to stretch your body and soul (yoga at The Yard) or just stretch your legs (Arts Institute of Midldesex County's First ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fifty-two percent of New Jerseyans say the Garden State is off on the wrong track compared to 38% who say it is headed in the right direction, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The latest numbers continue a downward trend first seen in October 2021 after a much ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The illustrious George Clinton stopped by Plainfield Thursday, the day before Parliament Funkadelic takes the stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Mr. Clinton, who was raised in the Queen City, met with city leaders and children at the Second Street Youth ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- South Brunswick Board of Education President Joyce Mehta announced that she would not step down or resign from the board following a series of controversies. Mehta made this announcement during last night’s special meeting to discuss her past conduct and use of the board ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Borough Council at its last meeting voted to approve Hometown Hero banners to display twice per year, around Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day.  The program will begin the tradition of honoring those Veterans and Service Members (living and deceased) as well as Active ...

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NEW JERSEY -- When the COVID spread across America in early March 2020, it wreaked havoc on the “St. Patrick’s Season” for both 2020 and 2021. Not only did the pandemic put the kibosh New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest in the world on March 17, but it also led to the cancellation ...

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