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Former Gottheimer Staffer from Newton Office Charged with Sending False Letters on Official Letterhead

May 30, 2020

NEWARK, NJ- A former aid to Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-5) has pled guilty to mailing false documents, using congressional letterhead in July 2019.  Patrick Sheehan, 29 of West Milford is facing up to six months in prison, charged with unauthorized use of the seal of the United States House of Representatives, according to the United States Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Sheenan ...

Ocean County Beach Season: What You Need to Know

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – People north of the Driscoll Bridge look to Memorial Day to begin their trek “go down the shore.”  For Ocean County residents, a visit to the sand and surf is more commonly referred to as hitting the beach. With just two weeks away, it is important to know about beach badges and the like.

In Southern Ocean County, Long Beach Island offers an assortment ...

From Legos to Medical Ventilators. A Wayne Family’s Quarantine Achievement

WAYNE, NJ – We are all stuck at home, spending upward of 90% of our time in our comfortable prisons with our familiar inmates, passing the time.  Of those who are lucky not to have any family members in serious risk due to the virus, many are catching up on their shows, on reading, on housework and home improvement.  Some are wallowing in the pleasure of not having to go to work ...

Matt Axelrod, Cantor of CBI in Scotch Plains, Appears in HBO Series 'The Plot Against America'

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Singing Jewish hymns is part of his very being, but Cantor Matt Axelrod of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains had never done it in a TV miniseries before.

Axelrod lent his talents and authenticity to the successful HBO production of The Plot Against America, which is based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth. It presents an alternate ...

Newton and Beyond Mourns Retired Chief John Tomasula

NEWTON, NJ—Sunday afternoon, sirens could be heard as dozens of police, fire and ambulance vehicles complete with flashing lights, made their way past Tomasula’s house to pay tribute to him. Just hours later he lost his battle with cancer.

The ninth chief of the Newton Police Department, Tomasula had recently been promoted to undersheriff in March 2018. In this position he assumed ...

New Jersey's Garry Pastore Wins Second “Best Supporting Actor" Award for 'Shooting Heroin' at Garden State Film Festival

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains native Garry Pastore won his second “Best Supporting Actor" award for his role as a beleaguered small town sheriff overwhelmed by the opioid epidemic when he was honored this week for his role in Shooting Heroin at the Garden State Film Festival this weekend.

Pastore won his first award for “Best supporting Actor” ...

Bergen County Executive Tedesco Closes County Public School Districts Effective Friday

BERGEN COUNTY. NJ - County Executive Jim Tedesco ordered all 75 public school districts closed effective Fri. Mar. 13 at 3 p.m. 

The announcement was made at a press conference Thursday after consulting with the  Bergen County Association of School Administrators and the County Health Officer. All schools will  transition from on-site learning to off-site ...

Coronavirus Canceled Couple’s Cruise Wedding, NJ Town Stepping in to Rescue it

WESTFIELD, NJ — A South Jersey couple who had to call off their cruise wedding when the worldwide coronavirus outbreak required their guests obtain passports at the last minute has a second shot at keeping their nuptials on schedule thanks to a downtown business.

Daniela Kenmure, 29, and Joclyn Kirchner, 28, had booked a Norwegian Line cruise for their wedding but the cruise company ...

Coronavirus Canceled Couple’s Cruise Wedding. NJ Town Stepping in to Rescue it

WESTFIELD, NJ — A South Jersey couple who had to call off their cruise wedding when the worldwide coronavirus outbreak required their guests obtain passports at the last minute has a second shot at keeping their nuptials on schedule thanks to a downtown business.

Daniela Kenmure, 29, and Joclyn Kirchner, 28, had booked a Norwegian Line cruise for their wedding but the cruise company ...

UPDATED: Scotch Plains Chef Joe Murphy Wins Food Network's 'Chopped Sweets' Contest

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Not unexpectedly, Food Network Chopped Sweets winner Joe Murphy of Scotch Plains says his phone has been constantly ringing since the conclusion of the show, which aired on Monday, Feb. 24. On the other end of the phone were friends calling to congratulate him and to ask about his experiences on the cooking reality show.

“The challenges were under the time ...

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Former Gottheimer Staffer from Newton Office Charged with Sending False Letters on Official Letterhead

May 30, 2020

NEWARK, NJ- A former aid to Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-5) has pled guilty to mailing false documents, using congressional letterhead in July 2019.  Patrick Sheehan, 29 of West Milford is facing up to six months in prison, charged with unauthorized use of the seal of the United States House of Representatives, according to the United States Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Sheenan ...

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Sparta Police: Sparta Man Charged with DWI After Crash

May 28, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing drunk driving charges after crossing into the opposite lane and crashing into a Vernon woman.  On May 26, around 7 p.m. Sparta officers went to the scene of the accident on West Shore Trail, police said.

David Bauer, 59 had crashed his gray Ford Fusion into Maria Oliveira.  Oliveira had two passengers in her black Mazda CX, a 76-year-old ...

Sparta Police: Construction on West Shore Trail will Cause Road Closures, Detours

SPARTA, NJ-  Sparta Police announce construction on West Shore Trail began on Wednesday, May 27.  The closure will run from South Shore Trail to Island Trail and will continue at least through Friday, May 29 or into next week if necessary.

Police said residents who live between South Shore, the guard shack and Rocky Terrace will be given access to their homes by officers regulating ...

Protect Your Health: Do Not Put Off Important Medical Care

The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask ...

Racism in America

June 1, 2020

What brought joy to the heart of a native-born Midwesterner this past week

Seeing a white mayor in Minneapolis indignantly outraged about the police murder of a black man in handcuffs.  

Seeing all the police fired from their positions

The proposed manslaughter charge for the murderer

Investigation into proposed charges for the accomplces

Seeing the numbers of white ...

YMCA Partners with The Bridge to Support Children and Families

June 1, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is partnering with behavioral healthcare nonprofit, The Bridge to provide support to children and families during the coronavirus pandemic.

Established in 1971, The Bridge offers mental health and substance use treatment services to individuals, couples, and children through a variety of outpatient programs and school-based ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th

 

TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care ...

Sherrill Advances Bill to Aid New Jersey Small Businesses

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) supported a bipartisan measure in the House of Representatives this afternoon that passed 417-1 to help New Jersey small businesses get needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act provides flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in order to make the program more ...

Correcting a tax return will soon be easier -

The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products.

Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the IRS for a number of years. It’s also been an ongoing request from the ...

Car Auction, Junk Yard at Airport Site on the Agenda in Andover

May 18, 2020

ANDOVER, NJ- Thousands of disabled cars could end up in Andover if the Land Use Board approves a request for a variance made by BHT Properties Group. On Tuesday, May 19, the Land Use Board is set to hear the variance application for the old airport on Stickles Pond Road.

Residents have spoken out against the proposal spearheaded by Eileen Ibranyi saying it will “completely ...

Former Gottheimer Staffer from Newton Office Charged with Sending False Letters on Official Letterhead

May 30, 2020

NEWARK, NJ- A former aid to Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-5) has pled guilty to mailing false documents, using congressional letterhead in July 2019.  Patrick Sheehan, 29 of West Milford is facing up to six months in prison, charged with unauthorized use of the seal of the United States House of Representatives, according to the United States Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Sheenan ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Why Summer 2020 Is THE Real Estate Season!

Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate Season

 

With stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into the market. After many families put their plans on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what we once called the busy spring real estate season is shifting into the summer. In 2020, ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 27 Virtual Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 27 virtual meeting video.  Please note the meeting is audio only.