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April 6, 2024

NEW JERSEY — During the afternoon of Monday, April 8, a total solar eclipse will be seen across parts of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. While New Jerseyans will only experience a partial eclipse, thousands of people, including from the state, are expected to travel to see the spectacular ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ahead of the highly anticipated solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024, members of the East Brunswick community are gearing up to make the most of this celestial event, but what exactly is a solar eclipse? A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, casting ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As science educators, we are thrilled to have a rare opportunity to observe the eclipse phenomenon. On April 8th our area will experience 90% of a total solar eclipse. The process will begin around 2:10 PM, reaching 90% totality around 3:25, and ending around 4:30 PM.  Thanks ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown was abuzz with insane traffic, packed restaurants, and pedestrians everywhere when Grammy Award-winning The Doobie Brothers brought their 50th Anniversary Tour to the Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) for two-night sold-out performances. The American rock band, which ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - When Steve Mura moved in next door to Michael Sang, neither of them could have imagined that five years later Mura would give Sang a kidney. However, Mura said it was not a difficult decision to make.  In 2020, Sang began to feel his health decline. By June of that year, he ...

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Since the state enacted the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) in 2002, it has served as an important tool for residents to receive prompt, transparent and accurate information about government operations.  But it has also been abused by profiteers, misusing public resources to wrangle free research ...

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In personal finance circles, a loan that helps you pay for something that you expect to rise in value — or at least hold its value — is considered a good debt. A loan to finance a purchase whose value will never be recouped is considered a bad debt.  A car loan is bad debt. It may be necessary, ...

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I am not fan of the new baseball rules. Bigger bases. Banning defensive shift. Pitchers clock. Ghost runner in extra innings. Hell, I even STILL hate the DH. I have “sorta” accepted inter league play.  Why did Baseball czars make the change? To make the games shorter. That’s it. To save time.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Muslims around the world anticipate the holy month of Ramadan every year. Ramadan is observed during the ninth month of the muslim lunar calendar, and it will commence and end with the appearance of the crescent moon.The sighting of a new crescent moon marks the start of ...

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NATIONAL -- Each year more than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease. The number one cause of deaths for most groups, heart disease affects all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Risk factors include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and excessive alcohol use. In 2004, ...

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NEW JERSEY – Over the past few weeks, the news has been flooded with details and updates about Damar Hamlin, a 24-year-old Buffalo Bills safety who, during a Jan. 2 game, collapsed on the field and went into sudden cardiac arrest.  Cardiac arrest is the sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, ...

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New Jersey is experiencing a rash of car thefts not experienced since the 1980s, when vehicles were easily hotwired and sent off to chop shops for cash windfalls. Today, with the enormous advancement in anti-theft technology, including keyless ignition and engine immobilizers, one would assume ...

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Lots of things were on the line with regard to this year’s FIFA World Cup. Legacy, careers, and future outlooks were some things in jeopardy in the Argentina and France matchup. But the ultimate question always remains in this particular game, which is who is going to win. In comparison to an ...

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With the holidays quickly approaching, residents throughout the state are gearing up for travel, the return of indoor gatherings, and long-overdue celebrations that may have been put on hold for two years due to the pandemic. The timing of the holidays, however, combined with the current ...

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STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ - A few years ago, 8-year-old Willow Arthur from Stafford Township was diagnosed with Alopecia. Since September is "Alopecia Awareness Month," Willow decided to have a lemonade stand to raise awareness and fundraise money for the cause.  "I wanted to raise the money for the ...

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As the cost of basic commodities and goods continues to climb, everyday Americans are paying the price. Following years of pandemic-related stagnation, runaway inflation has made a bad situation worse for the American economy. High rates are hurting American consumers and small businesses, and we ...

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In the episode “Seeing Red”, while a lot continues to happen, we don’t learn much more information than previous episodes. The episode takes place in the city Karachi, Pakistan, where Kamala spends time with family while attempting to find answers about her great-grandmother, Aisha. Although she’s ...

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NEW JERSEY/MARVEL UNIVERSE - In the third episode of the Ms. Marvel series, the show begins to produce a coming-of-age film along familial complications that vary from financial issues to debating on helping superhumans go back to their home using interdimensional travel. In this episode Kamala ...

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NEW JERSEY - After gaining mystical powers from a Bengal bracelet passed down through generations, Kamala gained a new sense of confidence and identity in the first episode. Ms. Marvel continues her journey as a half superhero-half teenage girl living her daily life in Jersey City. The second ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - According to a study conducted by the American Psychiatric Association in 2014, teenagers, on average, have unhealthy stress levels that are slightly higher than those of adults. Although the APA completed this study eight years ago on a small sample of about 1,000 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Medical Aid in Dying ~ MAID ~ sometimes known as Death with Dignity, is relatively new to the Garden State.  The New Jersey Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act went into effect on August 1, 2019 yet there are people, including physicians, who do not know that this ...

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Most states that approved the use of recreational cannabis have exclusions for those employed in “safety-sensitive” professions.  These are individuals who hold such jobs as train operators, air traffic controllers and those working on utility pipelines.  That group also includes police ...

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