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Construction Update on Vauxhall Ave. Bridge, Chestnut St. Bridge and Morris Avenue Work

June 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – A CodeRed alert about road construction, the resulting congestion, and what can be expected, was sent to residents Tuesday morning.

The message said the work on these state roads is being performed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.  The message outlined the following work scheduled for June and July:

The Vauxhall Bridge over Route 22.  Work ...

Gov. Murphy still pushing a millionaire's tax, won’t say when he'll sign sports betting, weed bills

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government.

“Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ Murphy said at a press conference at the John ...

Trinitas Medical Center Recognized for Having 4th Best C-Section Rate in NJ

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center's mission to promote vaginal childbirth has recently been recognized by the NJ Department of Health and New Jersey Hospital Association, and their statewide initiative to reduce unnecessary cesarean sections for the well-being of mothers and babies.

According to hospital representatives, their low C-section rate (16.9%) is the result of ...

50 years after RFK assassination, the NBHS band’s moment is remembered

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a warm June day in 1968, 40 members of the New Brunswick High School band stood on the city train platform playing solemn hymns.

It was supposed to be a one-hour performance as they waited the train traveling from New York to Washington, carrying the body of a slain presidential candidate, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

But one-hour dragged into two, and then three, as ...

Hillsborough HS Teacher Suspended after Arrest for Alleged Sexual Relationship with Student

NEW BRUNSWICK , NJ - A Hillsborough High School English teacher has been suspended following his arrest for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student during a five-month period earlier this year, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey..

Kenneth Shindle, 27, of Plainsboro, has been charged with two second-degree counts of endangering the ...

Essex County Dedicates $100 million Schools of Technology campus in Newark

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology opened its newest campus Monday on the grounds of the former United Hospital Center in Newark's West Ward.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo was joined by a host of local, state and federal officials to dedicate the Essex County Donald M. Payne, Sr. School of Technology, a $100 million, three-story, 320,000-square-foot ...

Somerville High School Pays Tribute to its Fallen Hero 50 Years Later

SOMERVILLE, NJ – His voice cracked with with emotion, yet he was quick to joke, pausing occasionally to wipe away a tear. 

Jim Langenbach shared anecdotes and fond memories of his childhood. He spoke fondly of his best friend, Robert Scherdin, of growing up together as kids in the borough,  playing Army and throwing “dirt bomb” grenades at an imaginary ...

"History of Gaming" Auction Features Vintage Video Games and Computers

EDISON, NJ –Auctioneer Joe Bodnar recalls an interview several years ago with a writer for a national antiques magazine in which he was asked ‘What are the antiques/collectibles of the future?’

Without hesitating, Bodnar answered  ‘Computers,’ he recalls. “Commodore 64, IBM, Apple,’ and he also remembers listing video games like the original Atari ...

Alzheimer’s NJ Hosts Annual Legendary Links Golf Raffle; Drawing Set for Summit's Canoe Brook CC June 5

DENVILLE, NJ - Alzheimer’s New Jersey is again hosting its annual Legendary Links golf raffle to benefit programs and services for over 500,000 individuals and their family caregivers throughout New Jersey who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.

In lieu of a traditional golf outing, the organization --  formerly the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New ...

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that was ...

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