Other NJ News

May 16, 2021

TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Declining a plea deal offered to him by the state, former Jersey City Board of Education President Sudhan Thomas declared himself not guilty to charges that he allegedly solicited $35,000 in cash bribes. Thomas is one of two Hudson County officials who have been charged in a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy visited a COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark on Tuesday to underscore New Jersey’s vaccine eligibility expansion, as well as encourage communities of color to sign up for the vital shots. “Congratulations! How do you feel?” Murphy said to Leslie Wiliams, a food ...

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CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS 7 AND 12:  Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) released a statement criticizing the Department of Justice for defending the construction of the PennEast Pipeline. The controversial project has sparked outrage among New Jersey Democrats and has inspired legislative ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - This Thursday, Middlesex County officials got to meet Chris Meloni and some Law and Order: Organized Crime crew members as they set up to film at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Training Center in Edison. Filming gave some locals a behind-the-scenes look at the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In its new rankings of public schools nationwide, U.S. News & World Report said New Jersey is the state with the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.        “Investments in our students are investments in the future of our state, and I am ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will divest from fossil fuel investments following approval today by the university’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. The decision follows the recommendation of an ad hoc committee of faculty, students and staff formed to consider a fossil fuel ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers have designed a new rapid test that can detect all three of the rapidly spreading variants of the coronavirus in a little over one hour – much shorter than the three to five days required by current tests, which can also be more technically difficult and ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Five artists have been selected by Newark officials to submit preliminary designs for a monument that will honor Harriet Tubman - the heroic abolitionist who made the city an important stop on the Underground Railroad as she led enslaved African-Americans out of the South to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — After Essex County resident, Luis Torres, suffered the loss of several people close to him in just a short span of time due to COVID-19, he made sure he was on the list of 250 registered recipients when Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine rolled into the Branch Brook Park Cherry Blossom ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is preparing for in-person classes for fall semester. This announcement was made by Dr. Joseph E. Nyre, university president, in a letter entitled to the Seton Hall community, “Looking Ahead to the Upcoming Academic Year.”  Nyre said that over the past ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark is currently facing an enormous gap in its housing stock to provide affordable units for low-income residents, according to a report issued by The Rutgers Law School Center for Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity (CLiME).  More development and engagement from city ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The sky cleared after morning snow and afternoon rain as some 100 parents and students gathered on the steps of the Maplewood Municipal Building to demand a safe return to in person school. The rally was organized by SOMA for Safe Return to School (SOMA SRS) with the explicit ...

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NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits. The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity. Also in effect, two ...

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NEW JERSEY — Around midday Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana-use and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. The legislation will allow for adults to legally possess as much as six ounces of marijuana and mean relief for ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - While there is no evidence of a birthday celebration for George Washington in 1779, the General did attend a few parties in central New Jersey around the time of his 47th birthday on Feb. 22 that year. Details are provided in a video posted on YouTube, as part of a virtual ...

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TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan on Friday announced “The Road Forward,” a series of coordinated policy initiatives that dramatically expand the Administration’s efforts to identify and address the academic ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Drew Pearson, the star wide receiver for the great Dallas Cowboys teams of the 1970s, was announced as one of the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2021 on Saturday, Feb. 6. Some local residents will remember that long before his NFL fame, he was a wide receiver and all-state ...

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RARITAN VALLEY, NJ -- The Raritan Valley Line Mayors’ Alliance is cheering the news from Washington about the long-delayed Gateway Hudson River tunnel project. The Biden Administration has reversed a policy by former President Trump that did not allow either New York or New Jersey to use loans ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Some positive news on the weather for a change.  The coastal storm forecast for tonight into tomorrow has moved much closer to the coast, and further inland.  This has allowed both warmer temperatures to influence, and dry sections to begin to infiltrate the storm.  This has ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Another winter weather advisory has been posted by the National Weather Service that will commence Monday afternoon through early Tuesday morning. A second coastal storm will make its way into New Jersey Monday afternoon, following that same path as Saturday night’s weather ...

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  EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – It has been quite a while since the snow patterns have been this consistent for a period as long as what has been occurring in February.  After the quick but steady thumping experienced on Sunday, there is another small storm that will make its way through our area on ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Students and faculty voiced opposition to the Board of Ed’s lawsuit against the Montclair Education Association (MEA) during Wednesday night’s virtual Board meeting.  “I feel unheard,” said Justin, a sophomore at Montclair High School, and continued to explain how he thinks the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Confidence remains high that a significant coastal storm will leave all of New Jersey with measurable, and in most areas plowable snow by the end of Sunday.  The Saturday models have brought some previously mentioned variables into play, and with that, some adjustments to the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey residents still awaiting their extended unemployment benefit payments can expect to receive them by Friday, February 12. Since an 11-week extension in federal benefits was approved at the end of December, there has been a lapse in payments for some 75,000 residents whose ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The first flakes of the monster storm have arrived in south and central New Jersey.  It will be very light to flurries for most of the day and early evening before exploding into blizzard conditions for the majority of New Jersey through Tuesday morning. As noted previously, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – After two years of little to no snow, mother nature has said enough is enough.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all but the farthest northern counties of New Jersey, and it is likely to encompass the entire state by the time the first flakes ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – As expected, the Friday storm passed far to our south, and as that occurred, the big chill arrived to spend part of the weekend with us.  We will continue to see the coldest temps in two years for the next day or two.  This extreme cold is actually helping to feed into the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Rock legends and New Jersey Hall of Fame inductees Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi represented their home state at the Inauguration Day festivities for President Joe Biden on Wednesday, Jan. 20.  The Boss kicked off the show with an acoustic version of "Land of Hope and Dreams." ...

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