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May 24, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours. But the price didn't go down, either. AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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RARITAN BOROUGH, NJ — "I hate to lose." Republican Jack Ciattarelli conceded the Governor's race Friday afternoon in his hometown of Raritan Borough. "I called Governor Murphy earlier today and congratulated him on his re-election and wished him well in serving the people of New Jersey," ...

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NEW JERSEY — After a frustrating morning with no connection for folks here in New Jersey and in other parts of the country, Xfinity services are mostly back online. Many customers took to social media to report no internet, phone and cable for a few hours this morning. In a tweet around ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Nancy Lopez, Sally Little and Mary Mills, three pioneers of the Ladies' Professional Golf Association (LPGA), presented a commemorative “Thank You Healthcare Heroes” poster to Richard Davis, president and chief executive officer of Saint Barnabas Medical Center; Bruce ...

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SURF CITY, NJ — The daughter accused of murdering her father and his girlfriend at a Surf City home was recently excluded from his will, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by TAPinto Stafford-LBI.   A neighbor who was friends with the couple told police that Sherry Lee ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy visited Millburn Friday morning and provided updates on New Jersey's response and intended support to local communities from Tropical Storm Ida. He toured downtown Millburn and spoke with business owners affected by the floods.  Ida caused major flooding and road ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - The aftermath from Tropical Storm Ida devastated downtown Millburn. Flood waters from the Rahway River that intersects Millburn Ave. brought waves of water and debris into storefronts and basements along the town's main business district. There are no formal damage estimates yet, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A Rutgers defensive back is leaving the football team, citing the university’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Peyton Powell, a native of Midland, Texas, who did not see any playing time since joining the team in December 2019, announced on Twitter that he will enter the mechanism ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — What should have been a mundane late-summer Board of Education meeting held Monday night, instead became ground zero for parents opposed to the West Essex Regional Board of Education’s compliance with Governor Phil Murphy’s mandate that students and staff must be masked for the ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Three victims, including a 14-year-old boy, were gunned down as they sat on a patio outside a first-floor apartment Friday night, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The 14-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene; a 31-year-old man was taken to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A 20-year-old Newark man was charged Thursday of murdering Maplewood resident Moussa Fontana, authorities announced on Friday. The man, Yohan Hernandez, faces charges of murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — There was a rally Friday morning at an elementary school in Middlesex County consisting of about 150 protesters who were voicing their opposition to Governor Phil Murphy's latest statewide requirement for students to be masked when they return to school this ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey will rename nine Garden State Parkway service areas after iconic New Jerseyans, including Judy Blume, who grew up in Elizabeth and lived in Scotch Plains from 1960 to 1972.  Judy Blume (née Sussman) is one of America's best-selling writers of books for children and ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A juvenile female died Tuesday on the train tracks west of the Maplewood NJ Transit station.  The non-revenue train X667 was en route to Dover from Penn Station in New York; no passengers were aboard. The girl was struck and killed at 12:15 p.m., confirmed Mariluz Garcia-Diaz, NJ ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The victim who died in last night's shooting at Underhill Field has been identified as Columbia High School student Moussa Fofana, age 18, of Maplewood. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Jim Duval issued a press release just before 1 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Columbia High School student has died following a shooting on Sunday night at Underhill Field, the South Orange-Maplewood School District has announced. Another student was wounded, according to an email sent to the district by Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor. Names of the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Passenger trains between New York and Pennsylvania might return to the Lackawanna Cutoff, a historic rail right-of-way connecting Roxbury and the Delaware Water Gap. The government-subsidized, quasi-public corporation is including a revival of the long-dormant Cutoff as part of a ...

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