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New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court.

After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10.

The hunt was reinstated last month and was then stopped last week following a court ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

New State Law Requires Schools to Submit Digital Maps to Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to designated law enforcement.

"We have seen, time and time again, public mass shootings ...

New Jersey to Begin Independent Review of COVID-19 Response

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced the start of an independent review into New Jersey's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the biggest challenges our State — and nation — has ever faced,” Murphy said in a news release.

More than 35,000 people in New Jersey died from COVID-19, according to state ...

New Jersey Residents Invited to Drumthwacket for Holiday Open Houses

PRINCETON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy are inviting New Jersey residents to visit Drumthwacket, the Governor's official residence in Princeton, during the holidays.

The Drumthwacket Foundation has teamed up with a number garden clubs from around the state, for "The Holidays at Drumthwacket." Guests will be able to see each public room in the first ...

New Jersey Reinstates Black Bear Hunt Following Increased Sightings

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted Tuesday to reinstate the state's black bear hunt.

Gov. Phil Murphy, who previously opposed the hunt, says the decision was needed due to a significant increase in bear sightings around the state.

From January to October 2022, compared to the same time last year, bear incidents are up 237% in the state, according to the ...

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Try 4 New Ways to Trim Holiday Waste This Year

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the amount of trash generated by American households can jump an average of 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. Union County residents can help reduce excess waste at home by exploring new opportunities to conserve resources.

“Cutting down on waste at the source is important, and we also want to make sure that ...

The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group November Market Update

December 8, 2022

Millburn-Short Hills, NJ - We continue to have a Seller's Market in the entire Township due to record low homes available for purchase. Short Hills has 16 Active Listings with closings still averaging record high sale prices of over $2M for the year. We always see some seasonal adjustment, but just 2 years ago there were 3 times as many homes available at this point in the year with an ...

Alpha Fit Club Opens Second Franchise in Short Hills

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Alpha Fit Club Short Hills officially opened its doors at 700 Morris Turnpike and celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday.  This is the second franchise opening for the boutique group fitness brand, with an estimated 25 locations slated to open in 2023.

Lead by owners Christina Regan and Tom Langton, Alpha Fit Club Short Hills ...

Two Atlantic Health System Hospitals Earn 2022 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, two Atlantic Health System hospitals were named Top Hospitals nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Morristown Medical Center was named a Top Teaching Hospital, and Chilton Medical Center was named a Top General Hospital.

Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is well-known as one of ...

All Atlantic Health System Maternity Centers Recognized Once Again as High Performing by U.S. News & World Report for the Best Hospitals for Maternity

For their work in delivering extraordinary care for moms, Atlantic Health System’s Morristown, Overlook, Chilton and Newton Medical Centers have been recognized once again as High Performing in Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.

These four Atlantic ...

Two Men in Two Days Arrested with Guns at Newark Airport

November 21, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — An Illinois man is the second person arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport last week with a handgun found in his luggage on Thursday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said.

A day earlier, TSA agents detained an Indiana man with a disassembled 9mm handgun, a dozen bullets, and a 9-inch hunting knife in his suitcases. Agents confiscated both weapons ...

Newark Airport’s New $2.7 Billion Terminal Opens With Fanfare

NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy headlined a host of public officials at Newark Liberty International Airport to celebrate Tuesday’s opening of its new $2.7 billion Terminal A, described as the “largest design-build project in New Jersey history.”

“So, this what $2.7 billion dollars will get you,” said Kevin O’Toole, the Port Authority of New York & ...

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Hospital, Arts Organization and Community Gather to Share Life and Cultural Experiences

There was a stuffed bear named Pinky, won at a boardwalk game as a child, and a small handmade bowl - both filled with memories of loved ones more than anything else.

There were items of celebration and tragedy – a bandhej saree that a breast cancer survivor has used to tie her memories to one another; and a wooden panel from the door of a synagogue in Slovakia, that now sits on a home ...