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April 7, 2024

UNITED STATES — Consumers should immediately stop using Comfi Baby Infant Walkers because they pose a risk of falls and entrapment to children, warned the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  The products violate the federal safety regulations for infant walkers because they ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – John Yen was gardening at his house in Millburn when he noticed a fossil.  After doing some research, he found that it is from the Devonian period, which was 419-369 million years ago. “The fossil is sandwiched within a sedimentary rock formed from compressed sea mud/sand. This ...

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NEW JERSEY – New Jersey was shaken up on Friday morning, as a 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit the state.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the event occurred at 10:23AM about 4.3 miles north of Whitehouse Station in Hunterdon County. The quake had a depth of about 3 miles.  The shaking ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – This isn’t an April Fool’s joke, but one of New Jersey’s teachers is competing to win $25,000 as part of America’s Favorite Teacher. She needs your votes.  Phillipsburg High School English Teacher Faith Roncoroni uses comics to diversify her teaching curriculum. She also ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Elizabeth Tartakovsky, a Livingston High School Class of 2018 graduate and recent Harvard alumna, is heading to Paris this summer after qualifying to represent Team USA at the 2024 Olympic Games as a fencer in the Women’s Saber Individual & Team event. According to USA ...

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CARTERET, NJ — Savnoor Kaur’s keen artistic vision turned trash into treasure. This 17-year-old Carteret High School junior’s art class creation – a stunning gown made entirely of recyclable “junk” – took Savnor all the way to the French Riviera. That’s where this smart, lovely teen made her ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Willie Nelson's annual Fourth of July Picnic, which reached its 50th year in 2023 and is almost always held in Texas, will celebrate Independence Day on Camden's waterfront this summer. Nelson, who turns 91 in April, wanted to be close to Philadelphia for this year's picnic, which ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The Battleship New Jersey was quietly pushed into a 180-degree turn on the Delaware River just after noon on Thursday as it began a journey south to spend a couple of months for bow maintenance in dry dock at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. “Is it moving? Is it moving?” one ...

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TRENTON — Advocates for transparency and open government testified Monday, March 11, against an overhaul to the state’s Open Public Records Act as government interests lauded the measure. The bill (S-2930), which if passed would be the first major update to the state’s public records law in over ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — For any fan of The Sopranos, Bloomfield holds a place in their heart whether they even realize it or not. Anyone who watched the show clearly remembers the final episode where the Soprano family gathers one by one for dinner at Holsten's, a place that Tony claimed had "the best ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as having the highest property taxes in the nation in 2024, according to a study done by WalletHub. The personal finance website ranked all 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, by a total score based on each state's ranking in the following ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ — Only half of people who attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro reach the top, so when Hawthorne's Adam Faatz made it to the summit, he had achieved rare air indeed. Faatz became the first person with Pulmonary Fibrosis — and with one lung — to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The popular dating website and AP, Bumble, must change its business practices relative to criminal background screening for New Jersey users, according to a Wednesday announcement by State Attorney General Matthew Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has created a New Jersey-India Commission to foster more trade deals and investments from the world’s most populous nation, a move to boost economic development in the Garden State. Murphy signed Executive Order 354 on Tuesday, Feb. 6th, to establish the New ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- 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 ...

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MEADOWLANDS, NJ - Providing a “tremendous economic boom” for New Jersey, the final match of the 2026 World Cup will be held at MetLife Stadium, FIFA announced Sunday. The biggest world soccer event will be played at MetLife Stadium on July 19, 2026. The Meadowlands beat out Dallas and Los ...

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BORDENTOWN, NJ — If you were watching Wheel of Fortune last week, you may have perked up when you heard that one of the contestants spinning for "big money" was from Bordentown, New Jersey. Bordentown City resident Casey Frederick appeared on the Friday, January 12 episode of the show, winning ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Sometime in March, four tug boats will pull the gray, 887-foot-long Battleship New Jersey from its Camden berth and swing the historic ship into a U-turn on the Delaware River to head south, rather than pointing north, as it has done in Camden for more than 22 years. The giant ship, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — In preparation for a second storm that will hit New Jersey in two days, Governor Murphy has declared a State of Emergency beginning at 5PM on Tuesday, January 9.  The severe storm is anticipated to cause hazardous weather conditions including heavy rain, high winds and flash ...

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MARLBORO, NJ — The Newark office of the FBI is asking for the public’s help in the investigation of an American man from Marlboro, NJ, who has been missing since 2019. FBI agents are assisting the Marlboro Police Department in searching for Liam Biran, who was born on January 26, 1987, who was ...

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, COLORADO — North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) is ready to continue its 67-year tradition of tracking Santa’s journey around the globe on Christmas Eve.  It started in 1955 when a local newspaper advertisement informed children they could call Santa directly.

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NEW JERSEY — Running out of time to buy those last-minute holiday gifts?  Skip buying lottery tickets for children, says the New Jersey Lottery (NJL) and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (CCGNJ), who say that these games are not appropriate for children.  Lottery players ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Livestock on the train tracks near Newark Penn Station on Thursday morning prompted delays of up to 45 minutes, authorities said. But it didn't take long for police to corner and tranquilize the steer before the bovine was carted off to a rescue center in Sussex County. "There ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ — A 100-year-old World War II veteran, who was born in Flemington and graduated from the old Flemington High School, has been approved for the award of the National Order of the Legion of Honor. Major Roger W. Smith, from the U.S. Air Force, is being given the rank of Chevalier ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Charlie Shomers, a 13-year-old cancer survivor from Hillsborough, was given the royal treatment by the New Jersey Devils at their Nov. 25 game against the Buffalo Sabres at the Prudential Center during the Devils annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night in partnership with RWJBarnabas ...

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VALLEY FORGE, PA — Named fittingly to appear in the annual National Dog Show on Thanksgiving, East Brunswick's Dalmatian Pumpkin placed second among hundreds of other dogs who were among the best in their respective breeds.  Pumpkin was awarded "Reserve Best In Show" (second place) along ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey native Nick Furris is premiering his three-part documentary series about Guy "The Rock" Casale, a Newark heavyweight boxing contender in the 70s and early 80s called “One More Round.” The film's Facebook page describes the plot, “Casale had a chance to become a ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Acting Commissioner Jacquelyn A. Suárez visited Mercer County's HomeFront on Monday to tout the state's deep reduction in unsheltered homelessness and increase in homelessness prevention programs.  According to DCA's Office ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - The widespread manhunt in Helmetta and its surrounding communities ended on Friday morning when January 6 riot suspect Gregory Yetman surrendered without incident. According to the FBI, Yetman turned himself into police on November 10, two days after disappearing into the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar was blessed with the presence of not one, but two rock n’ roll legends recently when David Sancious and Vini Lopez returned to E Street this past weekend. The two E Street Band forces returned to the property where Sancious grew up and Bruce Springsteen’s band first ...

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