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Seeking New Jersey Heartsavers and Stroke Heroes

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:16:03 GMT

Have you or someone you know ever witnessed a cardiac or stroke emergency and taken action? The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2018 New Jersey American Heartsavers and Stroke Heroes Awards. These awards recognize individuals of any age, as well as groups, organizations and businesses in New Jersey who made rescue efforts or took extraordinary steps to strengthen the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Chain of Survival.

6 great craft beer bars where you can drink New Jersey brews

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:49:40 GMT

The craft beer scene is booming across New Jersey, and it seems that every weekend brings with it news of a new brewery opening, or a hot limited release being poured. The whole operation could be a little overwhelming; you could easily spend weeks visiting tasting rooms and barely scratch the surface of New Jersey's beer offerings.

TheatreWorks offers a new look at an Odd Couple

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:15:05 GMT

In this scene from "The Odd Couple ," Florence , Jesus Constanzuela , Manolo Constanzuela and Olive get to know each other.

New Jersey man on trial in bow-and-arrow murder case5:16 PM

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:45:04 GMT

I cover news and people in New Jersey, focusing on cannabis issues, court rulings that have an impact on everyday life, profiles of unusual folks and the disappearance of open spaces in the Garden State. Moments before Kereti Paulsen was killed by an arrow fired from a high-powered crossbow in a South Jersey backyard, he waved a hypodermic needle and lunged at Timothy Canfield, the archer, Canfield's lawyer told a jury Wednesday.

Webber will try to keep Frelinghuysen

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:22:02 GMT

New Jersey Assemblyman Jay Webber has announced his intention to secure the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey's 11th District, following the retirement announcement of Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen . Webber, a resident of Randolph, has served in the NJ State Legislature since 2008 and is a former New Jersey Republican Party Chair.

Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women's health

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:38:48 GMT

New Jersey's new Democratic governor signed legislation Wednesday setting aside about $7.5 million for family-planning and women's health, reversing course on former Republican Gov. Chris Christie's handling of the issue. It's the first bill that Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law since succeeding Christie, who vetoed the spending throughout his two terms.

NJ, Delaware Ease Consumption Advisories for Certain Fish Caught in...

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:38:47 GMT

The Department of Environmental Protection has eased consumption advisories on certain fish species caught in the lower Delaware River and Delaware Bay, an indication of improving ecological conditions as levels of contaminants decline, Acting Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced Feb. 20. Among the key changes include removing all advisories for weakfish for both the general population and those considered to be at higher risk. The DEP also increased the acceptable consumption limit for all finfish caught in the Delaware River south of the Delaware-Pennsylvania border to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal to three meals per year compared with the previous limit of one fish meal per year.

Dress for Success New Jersey Receives Foundation Grant

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:26:08 GMT

Dress for Success Central New Jersey has received a $44,409 Community Impact Grant from Princeton Area Community Foundation to fund its Customer Service Excellence, Designing Your Future and Youth Empowerment Programs.

Phil Murphy Says Women Will Be Majority of Cabinet for First Time in New Jersey

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:35:04 GMT

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that his cabinet will be the first in New Jersey history with more women than men. Murphy said he would nominate three more women to join his cabinet, bringing the total to 11 compared to nine men, if all of his nominees are confirmed by the state Senate, according to the governor's office.

Rutgers president: Light rail interconnecting Central Jersey boosts quality of life | Opinion

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:42:25 GMT

Legislation is quickly heading to Gov. Phil Murphy's desk that would dedicate $10 million to NJ Transit for initial planning for a light rail that would connect East Brunswick, New Brunswick, Piscataway and South Plainfield. This marks an important transportation investment in central New Jersey that will benefit the region for decades to come.

Armed Officers Will Patrol New Jersey Town's Schools

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:04:01 GMT

When classes were dismissed Tuesday at East Brunswick High School, students could be seen yelling and laughing as they exited the building, just as they would on any other day. Except that it wasn't a typical day.

Is New Jersey in a hurry for legal marijuana?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:49:33 GMT

New Jersey's rush toward legal marijuana is encountering headwinds from local and state officials who are urging the state to slow down. Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro is the kind of politician Gov. Phil Murphy and other supporters of legal marijuana ought to be able to count on.

New Jersey officials resist pipeline company's eminent domain push

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:49:32 GMT

While the surge in oil and natural gas pipeline construction over the past decade has been met with increasing resistance from residents and environmentalists, several key state officials have been steadfast in their support for fossil fuel infrastructure. State regulators from Pennsylvania to Virginia in particular have served as cheerleaders for pipeline development, regardless of the potential consequences.

Husband dead after shooting wife at NJ rehab facility

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:18:59 GMT

Raymond McKenna, 76, shot his wife Tuesday morning before 8 at the Jefferson Health Care Center's Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Unit on Egg Harbor Road, where she was being treated.

New Jersey drivers end up stuck on interstate after truck spills tar

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:50:33 GMT

Commuters in New Jersey ended up in one sticky situation Tuesday after a tanker truck spilled hot asphalt on roads in two counties -- including a major interstate. The incident happened around 5:30 a.m. on Interstate 295 in Salem and Gloucester Counties, where 20 to 30 cars ended up disabled on the side of the road, according to FOX29 .

Remember when an angry Christie almost killed tax deal with Pa.? New bill would ban that.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:21:37 GMT

Two years ago, Gov. Chris Christie threatened to pull the plug on New Jersey's tax reciprocity agreement with Pennsylvania, something that could have meant higher taxes for thousands of residents. Now a new bill in the state Senate would strip governors of their authority to unilaterally pull New Jersey out of its tax reciprocity agreement with Pennsylvania, which allows New Jerseyans and Pennsylvanians to pay income taxes where they live rather than where they work.

Has the 2018 flu season peaked in N.J.? Will the flu shot still help?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:54:01 GMT

The total cases so far this season is outpacing the total cases for all of last year's season. There were 3,600 new flu cases this past week alone.