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January 27, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would require telemarketers to identify themselves and what they're trying to sell in the first 30 seconds of the call has advanced in Trenton. “New Jerseyans should know who they’re talking to on the phone and what’s being sold to them by telemarketers,” Sen. Jon ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - In celebration of Black History Month, Union County residents are invited to experience the words and music of two cultural legends -- whose art interweaves across centuries and continents -- in a live performance of 'Langston & Beethoven: Black & Proud' on January 31 at the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Authorities are investigating the death of a 91-year-old man who was allegedly attacked by his roommate at a nursing home in Westfield earlier this month. The assault of Herman Walker, a resident of Complete Care at Westfield, was reported to Westfield police at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 4, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs (NJHVIPs) received a big boost on Friday, in the form of $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds. The programs launched three years ago using federal money with the mission of ending cycles of violence across the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Select works of photographer Jacki Dickert comprise 'Scenic Union County', on display now through January 27 at the Commissioners’ Gallery in Elizabeth. Dickert’s photographs have been showcased in both solo and group shows at galleries throughout New Jersey, and her work has ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Visitation and funeral services have been announced for Carrington Reynolds, a freshman at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School who died unexpectedly last week.  Carrington DaCosta Reynolds was born at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. According to his ...

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TRENTON, NJ — During Tuesday's State of the State Address at the Assembly Chambers in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said he's confident with the direction in which the state is going. "We are stronger and we are fairer," Murphy said. "We are moving confidently in the right direction — ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Students in New Jersey, from kindergarten to 12th grade, will soon learn about how to spot misinformation online. Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Wednesday that directs the Department of Education to create guidelines on media information literacy. New Jersey will be the first state ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - It had been years since volunteer firefighter LeRoy Van Ness had been able to respond to a fire, but that didn't stop him from staying active and making his contribution to the fire department he cherished. Signing on as a fireman in 1975, he soon became the department's ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - More than a year after floodwaters from Tropical Storm Ida inundated the schools’ building, prompting a rooftop rescue and wrecking the structure, students and staff are expected to return to their rebuilt school. Hillcrest Academy South, Lamberts Mill Academy and Westlake School ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - The Union County Homeless Persons Memorial Vigil took place on Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in Rahway. It came amid rising homelessness in the County and the state – a result of the pandemic and an end to the moratorium on evictions. Unlike last year's last year's Vigil this ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A small café in Basking Ridge, New Jersey was recently graced with an unexpected visit from international music icon, Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell. Blue Café is well-known for its delicious food and great service as pointed out by Dolores Cirra, admin of the ...

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TRENTON/MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — The former Fort Monmouth Army campus in Monmouth County will become a new, state-of-the-art production hub for Netflix. The entertainment company will pay $55 million for the land, which has sat virtually untouched for more than a decade and plans nearly $850 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A planned 20% rate hike on state health premiums set to go into effect on January 1 will be "devastating" according to local government leaders and labor unions statewide. Local government leaders, labor unions, the New Jersey League of Municipalities, New Jersey Association of ...

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NUTLEY, NJ -  YouTube viewers were glued to their devices Tuesday night as a live stream broadcast by OBL Nation showed what was described as "Catching a Fireman Pred at Walmart" involving a Nutley resident.  TAPinto Nutley broke that story just after midnight Dec. 7, 2022: Nutley Resident ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 of garden clubs from around the state, for "The ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's single-use bag ban has been in place for more than six months and JoAnn Gemenden says what's happened since May is "astronomical." Gemenden, the Executive Director at New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), said an estimated 1 billion single-use plastic bags have ...

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NEW JERSEY — The IRS is taking notice of the impact inflation is having on taxpayers. As a result, your take-home pay may go up next year, and you may be able to set aside more for retirement. The IRS has boosted the thresholds for all seven federal income tax brackets, applying to tax year 2023 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Dr. Rebecca Yang has three words she wants all women to hear especially in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Get a mammogram." Yang is the medical director of Breast Surgery at Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center. She said breast cancer is the most ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Two of the most shocking criminal cases in Westfield’s history are combined in a new Netflix series released Thursday, something that has some residents talking amid a flurry of new media attention. Ryan Murphy’s “The Watcher” is a seven-part series based on the case in Westfield ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Forest Service says foliage in all but one of the state parks are either at peak or near peak right now. If you're thinking about heading out this weekend to take some colorful pictures, you picked the right time. TAPinto Nutley reports on why the foliage is peaking ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey has five different tax relief programs for homeowners and renters. Ellen Steinberg is the chairperson of the NJ Senior Council. She said it's important all New Jersey residents know about the programs, and there's one major reason why. "Because it's their money," ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Transportation (NJDOT) say drivers should be extra careful this time of year, as fall mating season for white-tailed deer begins and daylight is limited during peak commuting hours. DEP and NJDOT says the ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Mary Chao began reporting for The Record two years ago, while the pandemic was still raging. In New Jersey, where Asian Americans are the fastest-growing population, Chao became concerned that news coverage connecting China to the coronavirus was contributing to discrimination. “Asian ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — This year's flu season will likely be busy, according to Dr. Brittany Dee Mueller. "We usually look to the Southern Hemisphere because they tend to have an earlier flu season than we do," Mueller, a primary care doctor at Atlantic Medical Group, told TAPinto. "We know that flu in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — While residents and leaders in flood-stricken areas of the county await flood control improvements to the Rahway River, the Army Corps of Engineers is seeking feedback on a more wide-ranging “NY & NJ Harbor & Tributaries Focus Area Feasibility Study.” The study, which ...

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