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Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

May 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Starting in April, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older were able to legally purchase recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, ...

Recreational Marijuana Sales in New Jersey to Begin on April 21

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says adults at least 21 years old will be able to purchase recreational marijuana and marijuana products without a medical card in New Jersey starting on April 21, 2022.

"This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry," Murphy said on Twitter.

“This is an exciting time for New ...

House Has Basement Fire – All in Single Call for Maplewood Firefighters

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Between 1 and 1:30 p.m. there was series of incidents that appears to have been the result of a single fallen tree.  

The call to the Maplewood Fire Department advised that a tree had fallen on a car on Valley Street just north of Oakland Rd. The tree fell not far from the rear of the lot at the Delta Station at the corner of Valley St. and Oakland Ave.

Police Identify Eagle Rock Reservation Shooting Victim

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the male found on a hiking trail at Eagle Rock Reservation on the West Orange and Montclair border has been identified as Kelsey Steels, 31, of New York City.

The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was shot on the trail on Friday, March 4. He was discovered by several hikers and ...

New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission Now 1.02, Latest Sign Surge is Slowing

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission stands at 1.02 on Monday, a dramatic drop since it was 1.92 on January 1.  Anything over 1.0 means COVID-19 is still spreading, but the lower the number means any infected person is spreading the virus to fewer people.

The State Department of Health confirmed 8,267 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the third-straight day under ...

New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission Drops Again, State Reports Fewer Than 15,000 Cases for Second Straight Day

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's Department of Health reported 14,048 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the second straight day the number of new statewide cases was under 15,000.

The Rate of Transmission, which measures how much the virus is spreading, is at 1.09. On New Year's Day, it was 1.92. Anything over 1.0 means the virus is spreading. A lower number means an infected person is ...

20,000+ New COVID-19 Cases in New Jersey; Rate of Transmission Continues to Fall

NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health confirmed 20,338 new positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday.  New Jersey was under the 20,000 mark the past two days.  On Thursday, 117 new deaths were confirmed.

The state's Rate of Transmission continues to fall, which means every person who tests positive is spreading it to fewer people.  On Thursday, the Rate of Transmission ...

New COVID-19 Daily Cases in New Jersey Under 20,000 For First Time in 2022

NEW JERSEY — For the first time in 2022, there are fewer than 20,000 new daily COVID-19 in New Jersey.  The State Department of Health confirmed 19,454 new cases on Wednesday.  Also, 103 new COVID-19 deaths were reported.

The Rate of Transmission, which measures how much the virus is spreading, declined again to 1.35.  For perspective, it was 1.92 on New Year's ...

6,000+ in Hospitals Statewide 'with' Virus, But Less Than 3,000 Hospitalized 'for' Virus

NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health said on Monday that 21,691 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in New Jersey.

More than 6,000 people are in New Jersey hospitals with COVID, but of that number, fewer than half of them, 2,963, are hospitalized expressly due to the virus, according to state Commissioner of Health Judith Persichilli

The state confirmed 29 ...

Police, School Districts Respond Following TikTok Trend Threatening Violence on December 17

Police and School District leaders nationwide and here in New Jersey are reacting, and, in some cases, increasing security, following a social media 'challenge' threatening school violence on Friday, December 17.

No specific locations were named in the TikTok threat.

Governor Phil Murphy says he's spoken with State Attorney General Andrew Bruck, Col. Pat Callahan of the State ...

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Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

New Jersey Primary 2022, Another Failed Attempt at Democracy

May 13, 2022

The vote-by-mail primary ballots are distributed by the Union County Clerk’s office.  We are now participating in one more meaningless primary process across most municipalities in New Jersey.  

 

Only 20% of the primary election races across the county have a choice.  That means that in 80% of those ballots we now have, there is no selection to be ...

Reminder: To Receive a $300 Stipend as a Union County Poll Worker, Apply Today

May 20, 2022

Union County residents who are interested in assisting voters at polling locations on Election Day this year can apply to become official poll workers. Poll workers will earn $300 for the day, starting at 5:15 a.m. through the close of the polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7.

“Poll workers are there to answer questions and help voters understand how to cast their ballots.

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...

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The JCC of Central NJ Community Came Together on Sunday, May 15

Scotch Plains – Community came together in the JCC parking lot on Sunday, May 15!  Our Big Day Out member appreciation event was the first time in over two years that the whole JCC community gathered together! The weather was perfect as more than 1,200 adults and children came to enjoy the day, be with friends and celebrate a strong JCC community committed to the inclusion of all ...

Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

May 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Starting in April, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older were able to legally purchase recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, ...

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The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...