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Jackson Police Chief discusses Halloween Safety and Rules

There are all kinds of ghosts, goblins, scary creatures, motifs, decorations, and so forth which is part of what makes the folklore fun at Halloween. It’s okay to have fun but while you’re out trick-or-treating with the kids, going to and from Halloween parties, or enjoying any other part of Halloween festivities make sure that …

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Summer’s end is near but autumn is a great time to keep planting in NJ

Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean New Jersey residents have to throw in the towel on their gardens, whether it’s plants, flowers, or vegetables. There is still plenty of gardening that can be done for an awesome autumn garden. Crops like radishes, kale, and lettuce are cool-season crops that thrive …

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Toms River, NJ hookah bar shut down after deadly shooting

TOMS RIVER — A hookah bar that was the backdrop for a deadly shooting Saturday has been shut down by the municipality for multiple zoning, safety and code violations, Mayor Maurice Hill announced. The early morning gunfire near the Top Tier Hookah Lounge at a shopping center on Hooper Avenue left one man dead, another …

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E-ZPass credits due for 86,000 cars overcharged at Route 1 bridge

TRENTON — Tens of thousands of drivers with E-ZPass who were overcharged while crossing the Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) toll bridge this year should watch their accounts closely for credits in the coming weeks. From February through the first week of July, thousands of passenger vehicles were overcharged with a $9 toll instead of the correct …

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NJ man stole Audi, cash at Sea Girt home as couple slept

Authorities have arrested a Morris County man they said slipped into a Sea Girt beachfront home last week, stealing valuables and a car while the couple renting the property remained sleeping. Justin Leuzarder, 39, of Morristown has been charged with third-degree counts of burglary and theft, stemming from the incident early on Aug. 15, according …

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NYC’s congestion pricing plan could boost NJ Transit ridership

More than 28 months after the pandemic began, NJ Transit is still seeing a lag in ridership, especially going into New York City, but the head of the agency says the numbers are continuing to get better. The biggest bright spot is the weekend. According to Kevin Corbett, president and CEO of NJ Transit, bus …

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Atlantic City casino Q2 earnings fall; 5 lag pre-pandemic leaves

ATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic City’s casinos and their online partners saw their collective profits decline by nearly 1% in the second quarter of this year, and five of the nine casinos failed to exceed their pre-pandemic profit levels, according to figures released Monday by New Jersey gambling regulators. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement reported …

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NJ schools shoot down myths about new sex ed learning standards

Families have been swept up in a fresh wave of anxiety over how the state’s updated sex education standards will be applied in classrooms, starting in September. School districts have been working to fact-check the actual content that students will learn, after months of a social media firestorm involving the same few lesson plan examples …

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