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Controversial reform bill upending public record access passes NJ legislature; now up to Murphy to sign or veto

Controversial reform bill upending public record access passes NJ legislature; now up to Murphy to sign or veto

For about the last 20 years, those seeking public records in New Jersey used the Open Public...
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NJ Democrats sought the court system for fair elections within their own primaries: First in Edison and then at State level

NJ Democrats sought the court system for fair elections within their own primaries: First in Edison and then at State level

Robert Kentos fought the "county line" and lost. Maybe he was just a little too early. The power of...
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Cultural Arts Incentive Program signed last year expected to give a boost to Metuchen’s Arts District

Cultural Arts Incentive Program signed last year expected to give a boost to Metuchen’s Arts District

METUCHEN - Borough officials see the historic Forum Theatre as key to developing an arts district on...
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Westfield councilman champions new crime bill

Westfield councilman champions new crime bill

Westfield councilman champions new crime bill WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY – Ward 1 councilman, Todd Saunders, announced that...
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Edison police warn of scammers impersonating police officers

Edison police warn of scammers impersonating police officers

Edison police warn of scammers impersonating police officers EDISON, NEW JERSEY – Edison police announced that scammers...
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New Brunswick Today’s Pursuit for Press Freedom has made its way to the state Appellate Division

New Brunswick Today’s Pursuit for Press Freedom has made its way to the state Appellate Division

New Brunswick Today's Pursuit for Press Freedom has made its way to the state Appellate Division NEWARK,...
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Student charged with bringing gun to Union Catholic High School, resulting in lockdown

Student charged with bringing gun to Union Catholic High School, resulting in lockdown

Student charged with bringing gun to Union Catholic High School, resulting in lockdown SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -...
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Scotch Plains Police Chief urges citizens to lock up house at night

Scotch Plains Police Chief urges citizens to lock up house at night

Scotch Plains Police Chief urges citizens to lock up house at night SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Police...
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Edison Township to host ceremony honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Edison Township to host ceremony honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Edison Township to host ceremony honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. EDISON, NJ – The Edison township will...
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RWJ Nurses Strike Ends with Bargaining Agreement

RWJ Nurses Strike Ends with Bargaining Agreement

RWJ Nurses Strike Ends with Bargaining Agreement NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – After more than 120 days on...
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Perth Amboy and Sayreville Police Officers Commended for Saving Life

Perth Amboy and Sayreville Police Officers Commended for Saving Life

Perth Amboy and Sayreville Police Officers Commended for Saving Life MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Police officers from...
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Pallone Leads Effort to Stop the Spread of Misinformation Hamas’ Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel

Pallone Leads Effort to Stop the Spread of Misinformation Hamas’ Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel

EDISON - Congressman Frank Pallone is continuing to press social media companies to stop, or at least...
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Old Bridge Board of Education votes to support Policy 5657

Old Bridge Board of Education votes to support Policy 5657

OLD BRIDGE - The board of education just went on record supporting a controversial state policy that...
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Striking nurses continue to garner support from local municipalities

Striking nurses continue to garner support from local municipalities

Striking nurses continue to garner support from local municipalities NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Eight municipalities have now...
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McCabe ordered to appear in court after complaints filed

McCabe ordered to appear in court after complaints filed

McCabe ordered to appear in court after complaints filed MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Superior Court of...
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Complaint filed against MCDO chairman cites interference with EDO candidate selection

Complaint filed against MCDO chairman cites interference with EDO candidate selection

Complaint filed against MCDO chairman cites interference with EDO candidate selection MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County...
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Highland Park city council unanimously passes resolution supporting senate bill in favor of nurses

Highland Park city council unanimously passes resolution supporting senate bill in favor of nurses

Highland Park city council unanimously passes resolution supporting senate bill in favor of nurses HIGHLAND PARK, NJ...
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Will Andy Kim have the power to outflank the establishment’s choice for NJ’s US Senate seat?

Will Andy Kim have the power to outflank the establishment’s choice for NJ’s US Senate seat?

Will Andy Kim have the power to outflank the establishment's choice for NJ's US Senate seat?  ...
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RWJ Nurses United to meet at Highland Park council meeting

RWJ Nurses United to meet at Highland Park council meeting

RWJ Nurses United to meet at Highland Park council meeting NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Nurses participating in...
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Perth Amboy announces downtrend in crime rates

Perth Amboy announces downtrend in crime rates

Perth Amboy announces downtrend in crime rates PERTH AMBOY, NJ – The City of Perth Amboy announced...
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Documents cite concerns at Edison Municipal Animal Shelter after July inspection

Documents cite concerns at Edison Municipal Animal Shelter after July inspection

Documents cite concerns at Edison Municipal Animal Shelter after July inspection TOWNSHIP OF EDISON, NJ – Township officials...
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Rep. Frank Pallone (D-Dist 6) sails back to NJ this week

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-Dist 6) sails back to NJ this week

The House of Representatives has had quite the mess on its hands of late - namely the...
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Sen. Sanders Holds Senate Committee Meeting in Wake of RWJ Nurse’s Strike

Sen. Sanders Holds Senate Committee Meeting in Wake of RWJ Nurse’s Strike

Sen. Sanders Holds Senate Committee Meeting in Wake of RWJ Nurse’s Strike NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Sen....
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Scotch Plains introduces Mental Health Campaign in Wake of NJ Deaths in Israel

Scotch Plains introduces Mental Health Campaign in Wake of NJ Deaths in Israel

Scotch Plains introduces Mental Health Campaign in Wake of NJ Deaths in Israel SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ –...
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Holmdel Board of Education repeals state policy governing treatment of transgender students

Holmdel Board of Education repeals state policy governing treatment of transgender students

The Holmdel Board of Education has repealed what is now a controversial state policy governing the treatment of transgender...
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Edison teen becomes famous again, hails Guinness World Record

Edison teen becomes famous again, hails Guinness World Record

EDISON, NJ - During Edison's October 17th Board Meeting committee update, Board of Education member Biral Patel...
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Gov. Murphy Confirms Two NJ Deaths in Israel Terror Attacks

Gov. Murphy Confirms Two NJ Deaths in Israel Terror Attacks

Gov. Murphy Confirms Two NJ Deaths in Israel Terror Attacks   BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – Gov. Phil...
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Sen. Sanders to Hold Hearing Regarding NJ Nurse’s Strike

Sen. Sanders to Hold Hearing Regarding NJ Nurse’s Strike

Sen. Sanders to Hold Hearing Regarding NJ Nurse’s Strike NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont)...
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Citizens urged to protect themselves during National Cybersecurity Month

Citizens urged to protect themselves during National Cybersecurity Month

Citizens urged to protect themselves during National Cybersecurity Month SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Councilman Roc White is...
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Striking RWJ Nurses to Reconvene with Hospital

Striking RWJ Nurses to Reconvene with Hospital

Striking RWJ Nurses to Reconvene with Hospital NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – After nearly three months of nurses...
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Judge ruling favors New Brunswick city officials; New Brunswick Today Editor to appeal

Judge ruling favors New Brunswick city officials; New Brunswick Today Editor to appeal

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A judge has rejected the request of a New Brunswick journalist to stop...
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New Brunswick Nurses Strike Blows Past 50-Day Mark

New Brunswick Nurses Strike Blows Past 50-Day Mark

New Brunswick Nurses Strike Blows Past 50-Day Mark NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Nearly two thousand nurses have...
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Political Analysis: The future is unsettled for Bob Menendez and NJ

Political Analysis: The future is unsettled for Bob Menendez and NJ

The public is probably accustomed to brazen political acts, but U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez may challenge just how audacious a lawmaker...
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Scotch Plains to host annual breast cancer awareness walk

Scotch Plains to host annual breast cancer awareness walk

Scotch Plains to host annual breast cancer awareness walk SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Councilwoman Elizabeth Stamler is...
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Clark Town Wide Yard Sale Rescheduled

Clark Town Wide Yard Sale Rescheduled

Clark Town Wide Yard Sale Rescheduled   CLARK, NJ – The Town Wide Yard Sale has been...
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Striking New Jersey nurses and hospital officials meet for first time in over a month

Striking New Jersey nurses and hospital officials meet for first time in over a month

Striking New Jersey nurses and hospital officials meet for first time in over a month NEW BRUNSWICK,...
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Scotch Plains celebrates history with museum

Scotch Plains celebrates history with museum

Scotch Plains celebrates history with museum SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -  The Osborn Cannonball House Museum will be...
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US Justice Department report confirms NJ state-run homes harmed veterans during pandemic

US Justice Department report confirms NJ state-run homes harmed veterans during pandemic

TRENTON, NJ - Phil Murphy was on television just about every day during the height of the...
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New crosswalk signs installed in Scotch Plains

New crosswalk signs installed in Scotch Plains

New crosswalk signs installed in Scotch Plains SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Mayor Josh Losardo announced that new...
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Press freedom before the Superior Court of Middlesex County and Office of NJ AG

Press freedom before the Superior Court of Middlesex County and Office of NJ AG

Press freedom is before the courts in a case involving where a public official lives.   Charles...
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Scotch Plains hosts “Freecycle” market

Scotch Plains hosts “Freecycle” market

Scotch Plains hosts “Freecycle” market SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Township officials will host a Freecycle Market on...
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The school year ahead will be different than all others in NJ

The school year ahead will be different than all others in NJ

The start of a new school year represents a return to normalcy as the proverbial lazy days of...
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NJ Governor signs “Central Jersey” legislation

NJ Governor signs “Central Jersey” legislation

NJ Governor signs “Central Jersey” legislation SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy visited Somerville on August 24...
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Another California based Life Sciences company to set roots in NJ

Another California based Life Sciences company to set roots in NJ

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - There is some very good news for New Jersey's life sciences industry following Gilead...
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Clark mayor urges public to turn on burglar alarms after string of recent break-ins

Clark mayor urges public to turn on burglar alarms after string of recent break-ins

Clark mayor urges public to turn on burglar alarms after string of recent break-ins   Clark Township,...
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Judge blocks NJ school districts’ from enforcing parental trans notification requirements

Judge blocks NJ school districts’ from enforcing parental trans notification requirements

Judge blocks NJ school districts’ from enforcing parental trans notification requirements   NEW JERSEY – In a...
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Local Scotch Plains citizens encouraged to participate in Senior Olympic Games

Local Scotch Plains citizens encouraged to participate in Senior Olympic Games

Local Scotch Plains citizens encouraged to participate in Senior Olympic Games SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Town officials...
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NJ inmate’s marriage certificate appeal denied

NJ inmate’s marriage certificate appeal denied

NJ inmate’s marriage certificate appeal denied BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ – A federal inmate’s marriage certificate was denied...
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Gilead delivers as promised, a new Eastern Hub in Northern NJ that may become the catalyst of the Life Sciences resurgence in NJ

Gilead delivers as promised, a new Eastern Hub in Northern NJ that may become the catalyst of the Life Sciences resurgence in NJ

NEW JERSEY - Long before Covid-19 made it a recognizable name, Gilead Sciences was a start-up biopharma...
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New Jersey Lt. Governor dies after undisclosed medical issue

New Jersey Lt. Governor dies after undisclosed medical issue

New Jersey Lt. Governor dies after undisclosed medical issue NEW JERSEY – New Jersey Lt. Governor Sheila...
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This town wins yet another top ranking, Hallmark small town in NJ

This town wins yet another top ranking, Hallmark small town in NJ

New Jersey Small Town Ranks Number 1 within the state NEW JERSEY - It is hard to...
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Scotch Plains brings excitement to the dog days of summer with furry celebration

Scotch Plains brings excitement to the dog days of summer with furry celebration

Scotch Plains brings excitement to the dog days of summer with furry celebration Scotch Plains, NJ –...
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