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April 19, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ – An Easter egg design created by a senior at Hackensack High School will represent New Jersey at the White House Easter Egg Roll Monday in Washington, D.C., the New Jersey Department of Education announced Thursday. Each year, every state is asked by the U.S. Department of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Jurors in the trial of a man charged with killing Clark lawyer Joseph Galfy heard a recorded statement in which the accused man claimed he was drugged and sexually assaulted by the attorney. "At first I thought he was really nice, then he raped me," Caleb McGillvary said of Galfy ...

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Updated at 3:21 p.m. April 10, 2019 WESTFIELD, NJ — Funeral services have been set for the late Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson, who died earlier this week from rare complications that followed his bone marrow donation. Viewings will be 5 – 9 p.m. Monday, April 15, and 10 – ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Students and staff of Gov. Livingston High School dressed in blue on April 11 to commemorate Westfield High School principal, 44-year-old Dr. Derrick Nelson, who passed away after donating bone marrow to a 14-year-old boy in France earlier this year. Dr. Nelson served in ...

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OCEAN GROVE, NJ — Smoke could be seen for miles for most of the afternoon as firefighters continue to battle a massive fire at the Ocean Grove boardwalk pavilion, according to officials. Dozens of fires trucks from towns in Monmouth and Ocean counties were called to respond to the blaze, which ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a 2018 crash on Route 80 in Mount Olive - an incident that killed two people and injured 40 - has been indicted on charges including homicide, authorities said today. The indictment charges the bus driver, Hudy Muldrow, 78, of Woodland ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers alumni Jason McCourty and Devin McCourty of Super Bowl LIII champions and the New England Patriots will be the commencement speakers of the Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences on May 19. The Rutgers Board of Governors today ...

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TRENTON, NJ - When the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) learned the findings of a comprehensive report showed litter along streets and highways has been reduced by 53 percent over the past 13 years, the obvious question was: What about the other 47 percent? That is why the NJCCC has ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was a rare crime in the upper-middle-class suburban New Jersey town, a teenage girl fatally beaten by a high school boy. Days later I sat at a friend’s house for a holiday dinner with his family, and everybody was looking at me, a young reporter for the local paper, who ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Edward "Ned" Thomson (R-Monmouth/Ocean) that increases the penalties for failing to report child sexual abuse has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. The measure (S641/A850) requires those who believe a child has been sexually abused to ...

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CRANFORD - It may take her a little extra time to prepare, but she doesn't want any special treatment.  Catarina Guimaraes is a freshman ahtlete at Cranford High School who was born with Cerebral Palsy that affects the left side of her body. Guimaraes was born 9 weeks premature but it wasn’t ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The father of Avielle Richman, the 6-year-old Sandy Hook School victim whose name lives on at the Belmar Elementary School playground, has died of an apparent suicide, according to law enforcement officials in Newtown, Conn. The body of Jeremy Richman, 49, was found by police on ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The scheduled vote on marijuana legalization that was on the calendar for today has been cancelled, after it became clear that there weren't enough votes to pass it. Senate President Stephen Sweeney had this to say in a released statement, "While we are all disappointed that we did ...

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ROXBURY, NJ –  Michele (Silk) Adriano was told by one doctor after another that her symptoms were just from stress. The former Roxbury resident was sure it was more than that. Indeed it was. Adriano's persistence finally resulted in an MRI, a test that showed a large tumor pressing against her ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University officials say they are "making progress" with the labor union representing faculty, but still the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers - representing 4,800 full-time faculty and graduate employees - is considering a ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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