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January 29, 2024

JORDAN — A Sergeant from Willingboro was one of three U.S. Army Reserve soldiers who were killed in a drone attack on a U.S. military outpost in Jordan on Sunday.  Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, 46, was killed along with Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders, 24, and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, 23, when ...

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UNION, NJ – Lack of hands-on training in marine firefighting, garbled radio transmissions and a language barrier on the cargo ship at Port Newark emerged as key issues on Tuesday, Jan. 16, as firefighters recounted the blaze that killed two of their members. Capt. Oswald Robetto told federal ...

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CLARK, NJ — All that Clark resident Maria Power wants is the opportunity to enjoy a normal life, return to work, and consider starting a family with her husband Michael, a social studies teacher in Jersey City. Unfortunately, serious health problems currently prevent the 35-year-old chef from doing ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Former State Senate President Steve Sweeney formally threw his hat into the race for New Jersey Governor on Monday in a video posted online touting his service in public office and personal bona fides.  In the announcement video, Sweeney touted his roots as an ironworker working on ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Former State Senate President Steve Sweeney formally threw his hat into the race for New Jersey Governor on Monday in a video posted online touting his service in public office and personal bona fides.  In the announcement video, Sweeney touted his roots as an ironworker working on ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are finding red hot striped bass fishing on practically every trip. The chore is rooting through the big fish to find keeper-sized bass to put in the box. Captain Ray Lopez on the “Miss Liane” had a great ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — More than 50 pro-Palestinian protesters and about 22 pro-Israel counter-protesters gathered in Mindowaskin Park Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. for what had been billed as a “gathering for Palestinian solidarity.” Much of the event was a shouting match between the sides. Twenty ...

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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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WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ — The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University has announced a new 30,000-square-foot building to house the Archives, the Center for American Music, related exhibition galleries and a 230-seat, state-of-the-art theater.   Bruce ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The Swaminarayan Akshardham in Robbinsville -- which is now the tallest and largest Hindu place of worship in the United States, will officially welcome visitors to the landmark of art, architecture and spirituality at a pair of upcoming open houses. During the last 12 years, ...

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NORTH BERGEN, NJ - Vowing to stay in place as New Jersey’s senior U.S. Senator, Robert 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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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The rules and regulations for the 69th annual version of the Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic have been established, and the three official tournament stations are ready to accept entry applications. The event will commence on Saturday, October 7 and conclude on Sunday, ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A helicopter has crashed in the water on the border of South Brunswick and Princeton resulting in the death of the pilot, according to media reports and police. No injuries have been reported on the ground as police, firefighters, and EMS are still on the scene. The identity ...

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NEW JERSEY - The State of New Jersey has the lowest number of underprivileged children in 2023, according to a study done by WalletHub. The personal finance website ranked all 50 US states, and the District of Columbia, by a total score based on each state's ranking in the following categories; ...

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NEW JERSEY - The state of New Jersey was ranked as the worst state to drive in, according to a study done by MoneyGeek. The personal finance website ranked all 50 US states by a final score based on each state's score, out of 100, in the following categories; cost, congestion, safety, ...

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BEACH HAVEN - It is a 34-year tradition, Chowderfest is set for Saturday, September 30 in Beach Haven.  New this year is that the Southern Ocean Chamber Association has partnered with the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean.  Both of these nonprofit organizations, are set to present the 2023 ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Rock legend and Sayreville native Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, attended the opening of the Project HOME "Inn of Amazing Mercy" residence that they helped fund in Philadelphia on Thursday, August 3. According to CBS News, Bon Jovi and his wife donated $300,000 to ...

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NEW JERSEY - The state of New Jersey has the 10th most student debt in the nation in 2023, according to a study by WalletHub. The personal finance website ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia by a total score based on each state's rank in the following categories: student-loan ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is running “very smoothly” with “seamless care” since deploying 800 replacement nurses to care for patients after 1,700 nurses went on strike three days ago, a spokesperson said. “We are extremely pleased with the professionalism, skill ...

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Charles, Deborah M., age 73 of South Orange, NJ passed away unexpectedly Sunday July 23, 2023. Born in the Bronx, NY, she grew up in Glen Cove, LI and has resided in South Orange, NJ since 1972. Daughter of the late Sherwood and Eve (nee Brofman) Krolick, Deborah was a graduate of the Glen Cove ...

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WARREN COUNTY, N.J.---Following his declaration of a statewide emergency Sunday afternoon due to the fallout from flooding rains over the weekend, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy this morning visited both the town of Belvidere and neighboring Knowlton Twp. to survey the damage.  Accompanied by ...

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TRENTON - The State of NJ released a letter on Thursday morning report the NJ Route 72 Bridge Project will stop work no later than Monday, July 24. This is a great relief to vacationers, beachgoers, workers and businesses in the area as reported last week.  Construction Nightmare to Continue ...

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Proposed changes to New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act introduced in the state Assembly are drawing criticism from open government advocates who are concerned that the measures would be a step back from transparency. One of the bills, A-5614, which state Assemblyman Joe Danielson, D-Somerset, ...

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MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — A large pool party that took place at a home in Mount Laurel on Thursday night was dispersed after Mount Laurel police officers, along with officers from two other area police departments, arrived.  The Mount Laurel Police Department (MLPD) responded to the 100 block of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Law enforcement officials said eyewitness accounts, cell phone and E-ZPass records, and license-plate reader information led them to charge a 28-year-old Portsmouth, Virginia, man with the shooting death of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice K. Dwumfour. Rashid Ali Bynum has been ...

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NEW JERSEY - It’s often said that freedom isn't free. Although the US has adopted the Memorial Day holiday as the unofficial kickoff to summer, the day itself is intended to honor those who have served in the United States military and paid the ultimate sacrifice. While originally created to ...

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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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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - In a bit of a surprise, the 2023 Long Beach Island fishing season is off to a stronger start than pretty much anyone could have predicted. This statement is borne out by both anecdotal accounts and statistics as shown by entries in the 21st annual LBI Surf Fishing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Sheryl Lee Ralph, an Emmy Award-winning actress, Broadway star, and Rutgers College alumna, will be awarded an honorary doctor of fine arts degree when she addresses graduates at the 257th anniversary commencement of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – There’s a new twist in the ongoing labor-contract saga between the Rutgers administration and three unions representing about 9,000 faculty members. Leaders of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT, Rutgers Adjunct Faculty Union and AAUP-BHSNJ have announced they are planning to picket ...

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