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February 8, 2024

NEWARK, NJ – Users of the NJ TRANSIT Access Link rideshare partnership in Hudson County are now able to opt in to receive their rides through Lyft or Black and White Taxi as part of the Riders’ Choice Pilot Program which began in May 2023, officials announced recently.  Access Link is NJ ...

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TRENTON, NJ — All of New Jersey’s sworn law enforcement officers – roughly 40,500 cops – must now have valid licenses from the state’s Police Training Commission to continue wearing a badge. Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Police Licensure Act (S2742/A4194) in July 2022, and it is now in effect, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The most recent ANCHOR program, covering the 2020 tax year, distributed more than $2.1 billion to over 1.8 million New Jersey homeowners and renters, a statement from Governor Phil Murphy’s office announced on Monday. With more than 1.2 million homeowners and approximately 579,000 ...

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NEW JERSEY — Real estate developer and entrepreneur Curtis Bashaw is running for New Jersey’s U.S. Senate seat currently held by Bob Menendez. “Too many New Jerseyans believe the American Dream is out of reach and that Washington isn’t working in their best interests,” Bashaw said in a news ...

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NEW JERSEY - Longtime Democratic Party activist and veteran labor leader Patricia Campos-Medina is running for New Jersey’s U.S. Senate seat currently held by Bob Menendez.   “I am running for the United States Senate because I want to make sure all our children have the same opportunity I ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - State Senator John Bramnick (R-Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union) officially entered the 2025 race for Governor on Saturday. Bramnick, who will seek the Republican nomination for New Jersey's top elected position, is the third announced candidate following Jersey City ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Elected representatives from across Hudson County have slammed a proposal by Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Transit to hike fares by 15 percent in an effort to close an exacerbating budget gap.    The fare hike proposal, which would take effect on July 1st of this year, would result, ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - For those in search of real, authentic honey, Joe's Buzzed Bee Honey in Sayreville might just pique your interest. Joe Letlow, owner, has lived in Sayreville for over 30 years and has been selling homemade honey locally for over a decade. Letlow makes his products from his home ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University continues to face sharp criticism after it announced last week that it has lifted the suspension of the Students for Justice in Palestine chapter on its New Brunswick campus. “For weeks, the Rutgers Students for Justice in Palestine New Brunswick chapter ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Seabrooks-Washington Community-Led Crisis Response Act on Friday. The bill establishes a Community Crisis Response Advisory Council, along with a companion community crisis response pilot program, and appropriates $12 million to support grant ...

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BAYONNE, NJ -  Assemblyman William Sampson IV (D-Hudson) has been appointed to serve as Chairman of the New Jersey General Assembly’s Consumer Affairs Committee. Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced the move earlier this week. The committee is charged with considering legislation aimed at ...

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TRENTON, NJ - As local leaders debate what to do about the influx of migrants into New Jersey, and specifically Hudson County, Gov. Phil Murphy is taking a similar stance to one taken by Mayor Eric Adams of New York City and demanding that bus companies provide information ahead of time. In a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark may be the first in New Jersey to expand the right to vote in school board elections to people as young as 16. The Newark City Council on Wednesday, Dec. 20, gave its initial approval to extending voting in school board races to 16- and 17-year-olds. Council members heard the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The 134-day nurses strike at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital that was often filled with harsh words in the media and shouting in the streets came to a quiet conclusion Friday night, Dec. 15. Word that the nurses represented by United Steel Workers Local 4-200 have ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers officials have declined to block two controversial speakers from participating in an upcoming campus talk on Palestine, despite demands from a North Jersey congressman that the “well-known antisemites” be pulled from the program. According to a letter sent to Rutgers ...

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SECAUCUS, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Meadowlands Chamber CEO Jim Kirkos held an armchair discussion/conversation last week speaking about the state’s efforts to bolster small business across New Jersey. The Meadowlands Chamber has a membership of more than 1,100 businesses and ...

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NORTH BERGEN, NJ - Vowing to stay in place as New Jersey’s senior U.S. Senator, Bob Menendez said on Monday that he will be vindicated once all the facts in the case against him are presented. America’s justice system is based on the concept of innocent until proven guilty, Menendez said at a ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Senator Richard Codey announced that he will be retiring in January when his term ends after serving as assemblyman, state senator and as New Jersey governor during the last half century. “I’m not gonna lie, this is a tough day for me. An emotional day. But here it is: After a ...

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TOTOWA, NJ – Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) joined with the New Jersey police officials and family members of victims of overdoses on Tuesday to tout the recent passage of the "Fend Off Fentanyl Act," a landmark sanctions legislation targeting fentanyl trafficking. Included in this year's defense ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, a Newark native who broke barriers as she rose to the highest levels of state government, has died. She was 71 years old. "She was not only a distinguished public servant but also our cherished daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and hero," the Oliver ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A measure aimed at improving voter confidence in the reporting of election results by requiring periodic reporting of vote tallies beginning on the night of primary and general elections until all eligible ballots have been counted, and the election is certified, was signed into law ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  The New Jersey State Police will assume control of New Jersey’s ports, state officials announced earlier this week. This comes just months after the US Supreme Court ruled that the State of New Jersey could withdraw from the Waterfront Commission. The Waterfront Commission was ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Scam artists are looking to take advantage of those who are trying to hit it big by picking the right numbers, officials have said. With massive jackpots for the Powerball and Mega Millions at play this week New Jersey Lottery officials on Tuesday reminded players to be aware of ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bipartisan resolution Friday to annually designate July 14 as "Fentanyl Poisoning Awareness Day" in New Jersey, as this lethal drug continues to be the leading substance in the state's overdose crisis contributing to the deaths of thousands of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey has a new member of the State's highest court. On Friday, Michael Noriega was confirmed to take a seat on the NJ State Supreme Court by a unanimous (37-0) vote of the State Senate. He becomes the first former public defender and only the third Latino to serve in this ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Complaints about air traffic over Liberty State Park and other parts of Hudson County have led Rep. Rob Menendez to introduce a bill to discourage air tours over certain areas. Some flight paths for tour helicopters have raised concerns from residents in Bayonne and Secaucus as ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Senator Bob Menendez was in Bergen County on Tuesday to announce legislation he is introducing in the U.S. Senate to form a federal task force to address the widespread problem of catalytic converter theft.  Menendez was joined by Wood-Ridge Chief of Police Michael ...

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PATERSON, NJ - On Friday, Hinchliffe Stadium, one of the last two remaining Negro League ballparks in the United States, reopened its doors after undergoing a transformative redevelopment. The historic 90-year-old stadium welcomed Mayor Andre Sayegh, developer Baye Adofo-Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, ...

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EWING, NJ -- Experts at The College of New Jersey’s Department of Physics confirmed on Thursday that the metal-like object that fell from the sky and hit a Mercer County Home was indeed a meteorite. The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) meteorite is likely to be named based on the nearest postal ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - An advancement of efforts by the New York City Metropolitan Authority (MTA) to implement an additional toll on drivers heading into Manhattan’s Central Business District, the area below 60th street, has been met again with the strong rebuke of Representatives Josh Gottheimer ...

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