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School Bus Drivers May Soon Be Able to Administer an EpiPen Under Diegnan Bill  

March 19, 2019

Trenton, NJ – Legislation authorizing school bus drivers to administer epinephrine in emergency situations, passed the New Jersey Senate earlier this week.  The bill, S-1960, was sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-Middlesex).

“We allow parents at home and nurses at school to administer an EpiPen, but state law doesn’t address what happens if the student ...

NJ Governor, Legislature, Announce Legal Marijuana Agreement

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Sen. Nicholas Scutari and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano announced an agreement on the broad outlines of legislation to legalize adult-use marijuana in New Jersey this week.

“Legalizing adult-use marijuana is a monumental step to reducing disparities in our criminal justice ...

Former Westfield Priest Accused of Sex Abuse Shot Dead, Authorities Say

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 70-year-old man who served as a priest in the town and was later accused of sex abuse was found shot dead at his home in Nevada, authorities said.

Officers found John Capparelli with a gunshot wound to his neck at his residence in Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday, a spokesperson for the Clark County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed on ...

Legendary Rutgers, MSU Baseball Coach Fed Hill Sr. Passes Away

VERONA, NJ - Former head baseball coach at Montclair State University and Rutgers University and longtime Verona resident Fred Hill Sr. passed away on Saturday at age 84.

With 1,089 collegiate wins, including 941 in 30 years leading the Scarlet Knights, Hill was a member of American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame.  He ...

Cops: Sussex County Bomber's Other Skill - Magic Mushrooms

ROXBURY, NJ – When police searched the Port Morris home of a man accused earlier this month of detonating a homemade bomb in Sussex County they discovered a hallucinogenic mushroom growing operation protected by cameras and filled with strategically placed weapons, according to court records.

Details of the findings are included in a Feb. 7 affidavit filed by Roxbury Police Detective Tom ...

Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Removed from Ministry by Pope Francis

NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual abuse. 

According to the Catholic Standard, The Vatican announced that the 88-year-old ...

At Forum In Westfield, Policy Makers Mull Looming NJ Fiscal Crisis

WESTFIELD, NJ — Each of New Jersey’s 9 million residents would have to fork over $16,722 to pay off the state’s retiree health benefits and pension liabilities, a recent state report found.

The looming fiscal crisis this debt presents has prompted state legislators to consider merging school districts, combining municipalities, reducing police and firefighters benefits and ...

Rutgers Postpones Tuition Payments for Families of Furloughed Workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents.

“This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while the federal shutdown continues,” Rutgers University President Robert Barchi said in ...

February SNAP Benefits to be Issued Early

TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on ...

Girls Take Centerstage at History-Making Bloomfield Wrestling Tournament

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – History was made Saturday as Bloomfield High School hosted the inaugural Girls Wrestling Holiday Tournament.  The all-female event was the first of its kind in the state of New Jersey.   


In a ground-breaking decision for scholastic wrestling, the NJSIAA approved girls wrestling as a varsity sport for this 2018-19 season.  New Jersey is one ...


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