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April 22, 2024

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has appointed one of his key advisors to be executive director of the New Jersey-India Commission, created in February to foster more economic relationships with India. The Murphy Administration has also officially named a new executive director to the established ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - On the walls of Lenny Luizzi’s home, hanging are numerous On the Waterfront artifacts and memorabilia; the iconic movie poster, photographs of him with screenwriter Budd Schulberg, and an original call sheet signed by the stars Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint. Luizzi is the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Excitement fills the air in Mountainside as Echo Lake Park transforms into a bustling Hollywood set for the filming of a highly anticipated Bob Dylan biopic movie. Starring Timothée Chalamet, the film promises to captivate audiences with the folk legend's story. Fans eagerly ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Two-time Guinness World Record Holder Telina Cuppari is set to appear on the national TV show The Collector's Call. The show will air on Sunday, April 28, 2024, on MeTV at 6:30 p.m. Starring host Lisa Whelchel, who is highly acclaimed for her nine-year role as Blair Warner ...

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WAYNE, NJ – If you’ve been on Pompton Plains Crossroad lately, then you’ve likely seen the rather large mound of dirt set off the road - what Wayne Mayor Chris Vergano recently called, “The largest mountain in New Jersey right now.” He was exaggerating, but a business known as Topsoil Depot has a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the Paterson Free Public Library - Main Branch is set to host the Binder Autism Center Annual Art Show. The event will take place in the Art Gallery Space on the third floor of the library and will take place throughout the month of April. This ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – As if Friday morning’s 4.8 earthquake didn’t shake things up enough in New Brunswick and the surrounding area, Rutgers experts warn there’s a chance for aftershocks. These aftershocks, however, should register far lower on the Richter scale. Kenneth Miller, a Distinguished ...

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Ten families comprising 25 adults and three children in Newark were displaced due to structural damage resulting from the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that was felt across the region on Friday morning, the public safety director said. Firefighters responded to 313, 315, 317 7th Avenue on a call of ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ — Echoing what many village residents already believe, Ridgewood has been named one of the best places to live in New Jersey by Niche.com Ridgewood was ranked as the second-best suburb and the fourth-best place to live in the entire state, behind only Princeton, Ho-Ho-Kus ...

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TAPinto Newark recently captured two “Excellence in NJ Local News” awards from the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University. TAPinto Newark reporter Matt Kadosh and editor Mark J. Bonamo earned an award for their news coverage of exploited immigrant workers, while education ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Jackie Lieberman, owner and publisher of TAPinto Westfield, has won a 2024 NJ News Commons Excellence in Local News Award for her reporting on fake AI-generated pornographic photos made of high school students. Lieberman’s reporting “tackled a deeply disturbing issue with serious ...

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Fisher-Price is recalling about 204,000 Little People Mickey and Friends Figures due to a choking hazard, announced the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. The heads of the Donald Duck and Daisy Duck figures can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children, said the ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey was ranked as the 9th worst state for taxpayer's return on investments (ROI) in 2024, according to a study done by WalletHub. The personal finance website ranked all 50 US states by each state's ranking for total taxes paid per capita and overall government services. The ...

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NEW YORK, NJ - A Flood Watch is in effect from the morning of Saturday, March 23, according to the National Weather Service. A Flood Watch will remain in effect through Sunday. Rain will begin late Friday night and continue into Saturday. The rain will become heavy on Saturday with an east wind ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Four eighth graders wore their hearts on their sleeves, if not on their canvas, when they set out to create a piece of art for the district-wide Day of Understanding event. Two hands with their thumbs and index fingers forming a heart are superimposed over an aerial view of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Reported bias incidents at Rutgers-New Brunswick more than doubled in 2023 from the previous year, according to statistics released by state officials. There were 77 reported bias incidents in 2023, up from the 36 that were reported in 2022, according to data from Attorney ...

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GLASSBORO, NJ — A prankster, who dunked his head in a store bucket of dill pickles, finally fessed up that Feb. 25th mischief, according to police in this Gloucester County community. A young man, dubbed the “pickle prankster,” phoned police headquarters last week to say he was the “wanted” ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council has stirred controversy by approving a $159,663 contract to Talarico Building Services of Bellmawr for commercial cleaning services. The decision has drawn criticism from Paterson resident Tshon Wells, founder of Wells Cleaning Company, who expressed ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - John P. Holland Charter School celebrated Read Across America week by hosting a special event featuring Darryl McDaniels, a member of the iconic hip-hop group RunDMC. McDaniels engaged students with readings from his book "Darryl's Dreams," which tells the story of a shy ...

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NEW JERSEY - The State of New Jersey was ranked as the 9th best state for women in 2024, according to a study done by WalletHub. The personal finance website ranked all 50 US states, and the District of Columbia, as the best and worst states for women in 2024, ranking them by a total based on each ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Although it failed in its 2023 attempt to secure state grant money to advance the rehabilitation of the historic Lafayette School in Lower Berkshire Valley, the township is not giving up on the building. The Roxbury Mayor and Council this week agreed to apply to Morris County for ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Despite being displaced after a multi-alarm fire tore through most of the building where they served the community for more than 50 years, organizers with FISH, Inc.-Dunellen Area food pantry announced that food distributions for those in need will continue Monday, March ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Two local residents with emergency medical training recently came to the aid of a gym member who collapsed while working out.  On Feb. 19, Ameya Patel of Piscataway and Johnny Tsang of Dunellen were both in the right place at the right time. At approximately 6:30 p.m., ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The investigation continues into the "biased incident" that occurred in the early hours of Monday, February 19, with the police chief, the mayor, and several layers of government and law enforcement involved. "This is NOT ok. This will NOT be tolerated. Hate is hate," Mayor ...

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WAYNE, NJ – It was three years ago that Lord & Taylor’s shut the doors on their 120,000 square foot store in the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, NJ. Since then, that valuable space has sat empty and unused. But now Texas-based JCPenney will be moving into the vacant location and the Willowbrook Mall ...

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The estimated 715-pound longhorn steer that stopped the trains at Newark Penn Station on Dec. 14, becoming a New Jersey sensation in the process, reached one of his horns around the right side of his body last week and scratched his hindquarters. “Nice, he’s got his own backscratcher,” said Mike ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The mild weather our entire region has been experiencing for the past few days is about to give way to a surprisingly significant punch from Mother Nature in the next 24 hours. A Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Watch has been issued for regions throughout Central and ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The application to demolish the 19th century-built wooden-structured house at 206 Third Street was approved by the Hoboken Historical Preservation Commission at Monday night’s meeting.  “The application to demolish the building was approved by a 5-to-2 vote after evidence presented ...

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BELMAR, NJ - In 2015, amidst heavy renovations, Beach Haus Brewery opened their doors for one day to celebrate Belmar Parade Day. While the brewery did not officially open until May 2015, guests were able to take in the almost complete remodel, craft beer, and best view of the parade in ...

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