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N.J.‘s only remaining colonial barracks reopens — and it’s no stranger to disease control

N.J.‘s only remaining colonial barracks reopens — and it’s no stranger to disease control

By As New Jersey lifts some coronavirus restrictions, Trenton’s Old Barracks, the only remaining colonial barracks in New Jersey, has reopened. Although most visitors associate the building with the Battle of Trenton, the site is no stranger to the history of disease control.Following the famous battle on December 26, 1776, General George Washington designated the barracks as a military field hospital to specialize in the inoculation of soldiers with smallpox. This method of disease control was controversial for its time and pre-dated the discovery of the vaccine.The museum reopened on...

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N.J. coronavirus deaths increase to 15,189 with 173,033 cases 4 months into outbreak

N.J. coronavirus deaths increase to 15,189 with 173,033 cases 4 months into outbreak

By Four months after the state announced its first case, New Jersey has now reported 15,189 known deaths attributed to , with 173,033 known cases.That’s after state officials Saturday announced 25 new deaths related to COVID-19 and 303 new positive tests.Of the total deaths the state has seen since its outbreak began March 4, 13,333 are lab-confirmed, while 1,856 are listed as probably linked to the virus.Gov. announced in mid-June that the number of New Jersey soldiers who died in World War II. The toll is also larger than residents who died in World War I, the Korean War, and the Vietnam...

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Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka hit in head by Giancarlo Stanton line drive (VIDEO)

Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka hit in head by Giancarlo Stanton line drive (VIDEO)

By UPDATED 4:42 p.m.Masahiro Tanaka is alert, responsive and walking on his own, the Yankees said In a statement.Tanaka was sent to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital for more tests.* starting pitcher was motionless on the ground for approximately 10 minutes after slugger hit him with a line drive.The ball appeared to hit Tanaka in the head near his right temple.Scary moment here as Giancarlo Stanton’s line drive hits Masahiro Tanaka on the right side of the head. He’s up now and being helped off mound to the dugout. — David Lennon (@DPLennon)He eventually walked off the mound with the help of...

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South Jersey county sees highest rate of coronavirus cases for third week in row. See how your county compares.

South Jersey county sees highest rate of coronavirus cases for third week in row. See how your county compares.

By and South Jersey continues to see the largest growth of new coronavirus cases in the state, even as infection rates there and across New Jersey are falling.For the third straight week, Cumberland County had the highest spread of the disease, adding 4.7 cases per 10,000 residents in the week of June 24-31, an analysis of data by NJ Advance Media showed.But there was good news to that: though Cumberland County topped the state, its rate still fell by more than half from the previous week, as New Jersey continues to see progress in its fight against the outbreak. From June 17-24, Cumberland...

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Newly released body cam footage shows violent confrontation between Jersey City police, civilians

Newly released body cam footage shows violent confrontation between Jersey City police, civilians

By JERSEY CITY — Newly released police body camera footage from a chaotic confrontation between officers and civilians in May shows a violent scene but offers little clarity about the cause of the incident.On Thursday afternoon, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office released footage from 23 body cameras, footage that runs up to 30 minutes in length. A cursory review of the videos shows a chaotic and violent scene play out on Bostwick Avenue.Officers can be seen at first attempting to break up a heated but apparently nonviolent dispute outside a house.The situation quickly escalates,...

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N.J. Black couple says neighbor called police on them after argument over building a patio

N.J. Black couple says neighbor called police on them after argument over building a patio

By and A Black couple in Montclair who say they have been repeatedly harassed by a white neighbor filmed a video of the woman calling police and accusing them of assault. The video, which has gone viral, begins after an argument erupted Sunday when the woman questioned whether they had a permit for a patio that was being installed.In the video, other white neighbors immediately come to the couple’s defense and can be heard refuting the woman’s claim.Online commenters have dubbed the woman “Permit Karen” — Karen now being a pejorative for an entitled, middle-aged white woman — and students...

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Mayor promises changes at Jersey Shore bar after NJ.com video shows packed crowds without masks

Mayor promises changes at Jersey Shore bar after NJ.com video shows packed crowds without masks

By The mayor of a Jersey Shore town where a beachside bar was singled out over the weekend as an example of what not to do when outdoor restaurants reopened from shutdown said lessons have been learned.“They had an issue and they know they had an issue,” said Brian Kelly, mayor of Sea Bright, referring to Donovan’s Reef, a Monmouth County bar and restaurant that featured overflow crowds, a bar fight and few masks over the weekend. “They obviously they fell short those two nights. Many eyes are on them and they know that.”Kelly said he and police Chief Brett Friedman met with the owners of...

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Tuesday’s primary features N.J.‘s 1st Muslim woman candidate for Congress

Tuesday’s primary features N.J.‘s 1st Muslim woman candidate for Congress

By Like to sitting House Democrats in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, writer Amani Al-Khatahtbeh supports Medicare for All and the Green New Deal and wants to end U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.What makes her different is that she is the first Muslim woman to run for Congress from New Jersey, according to Jetpac, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based group that trains American Muslims to run for public office and become active in politics.Al-Khatahtbeh is one of two progressive Democrats challenging Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. in New Jersey’s 6th District. Also running is Russ Cirincione, a...

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Wildwood unveils $13.7M road improvements for ‘Beach Ball Boulevard'

Wildwood unveils $13.7M road improvements for ‘Beach Ball Boulevard'

By and With one final turn of a decorative beach ball and champagne flowing on another, officials in Cape May County celebrated a $13.7 million improvement project to the main road leading into Wildwood Wednesday.The Grand Gateway project included improvements such as raising the road to avoid flooding issues, a new stormwater pump station, a “pocket park,” widening the street, creating ADA-compliant traffic signals and the new digital billboard that displays events going on in the city.And most notably, it came with a renaming of the Rio Grande Avenue entranceway — now dubbed Beach Ball...

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Herman Cain treated for COVID-19 after attending Trump rally

Herman Cain treated for COVID-19 after attending Trump rally

By 2012 GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is being treated for the coronavirus at an Atlanta-area hospital, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account Thursday.It’s not clear when or where Cain was infected, but he was hospitalized less than two weeks after attending President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He did not meet with Trump there, according to the campaign.Cain, 74, was hospitalized after developing “serious” symptoms but is “awake and alert,” according to the statement.The former pizza company executive has been an outspoken backer of the...

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Forced to have sex in exchange for toilet paper: Ex-inmates detail abuse by guards in N.J. women’s prison

Forced to have sex in exchange for toilet paper: Ex-inmates detail abuse by guards in N.J. women’s prison

By and There were stacks of toilet paper in the store room at the in Hunterdon County. But when inmate Marianne Brown asked a guard for a roll, he fired back a question of his own.“I was told, ‘What are you going to do for me?’” recalled Brown, who was serving a 21-year sentence for kidnapping.Brown was confused, but quickly realized what the corrections officer was suggesting.“Then, it hit me. You know what it meant. Are you going to give them oral sex?‘' Brown said.Over the years, she said she saw too many abuses at the women’s prison to count, including male and female officers who s,...

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Newark must do more to stop racial disparities in policing | Opinion

Newark must do more to stop racial disparities in policing | Opinion

By By Peter ChenAs protests against police brutality and use of force take place nationwide, Newark can no longer ignore the stark racial disparities that persist in our city’s policing. The city and police department should be applauded for their humane response to protests against police violence and racism. However, despite many positive changes in the police department over the past five years, Black people remain the disproportionate target of police contact.Based on Newark Police Department data over the past six-month period in Newark, Black people were:So many police reforms have...

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Unemployed workers to get an additional 20 weeks of benefits, N.J. announces

Unemployed workers to get an additional 20 weeks of benefits, N.J. announces

By Unemployed workers will be eligible for an additional 20 weeks of unemployment benefits, the N.J. Labor Department said Wednesday. Until now, workers maxed out at 39 weeks.The news is a relief for the many thousands of workers who are about to — or who already have — “The state extension kicks in after claimants exhaust up to 26 weeks of state unemployment plus the Labor Department said. “The additional 20 weeks of benefits brings to 59 the maximum number of weeks an eligible claimant may receive in benefits at this time.”Workers will be automatically enrolled into extended benefits as...

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Dognappers caught by NJ Transit police trying to escape on light rail train, cops say

Dognappers caught by NJ Transit police trying to escape on light rail train, cops say

By Two teenagers stole a woman’s dog Monday at a New Jersey Transit station and tried to escape on a light rail train before being arrested at the next stop in Jersey City.The 46-year-old Secaucus woman was waiting on the platform of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail’s Richard Street station in Jersey City around 4 p.m. when two people grabbed the leashed dog, Bella, and boarded the train as it was pulling away, a New Jersey Transit spokesman said.The woman notified NJ Transit police, who radioed ahead with instructions for the light rail’s doors to be kept closed at the next stop — Liberty...

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Judge stops newly-elected councilman accused of voting fraud from taking office in Paterson

Judge stops newly-elected councilman accused of voting fraud from taking office in Paterson

By A judge on Tuesday granted an injunction to stop a newly elected councilman in Paterson from taking office after criminal charges were filed accusing him of participating in voting fraud.Judge Ernest M. Caposela, presiding in Superior Court of Passaic County, put the brakes on the swearing-in ceremony for Alex Mendez, a councilman-elect, who was “What this injunction does is restrain Mr. Mendez from taking office,” said Scott D. Salmon of Florham Park, attorney for Third Ward Councilman William McKoy.A court hearing has been set for Aug. 31, when Salmon said he will argue for a new...

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Inside Action Park, ‘America’s most dangerous amusement park.’ Founder’s son explores thrills, spills and legacy.

Inside Action Park, ‘America’s most dangerous amusement park.’ Founder’s son explores thrills, spills and legacy.

By My first brush with was in the early ’90s, on a trip with my summer camp. I was about 11 years old. When my mom said, “Be careful,” I didn’t think much of it. She’d say the same thing if I was getting in the car with my dad (which was its own kind of derring-do).All these years later, I remember the throngs of people waiting to send their bodies down snaking waterslides and rapids, the hulking mass of hair and dirt that collected in the corner of a river ride, and the daunting precipice where teens would jump into the minty-looking pool below.I didn’t know that five people had died as a...

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2 teens charged with beating homeless man to death in alley

2 teens charged with beating homeless man to death in alley

By Two teenagers were charged with , authorities said.Police found the body of Bobby J. Hill Jr., 63, in an alleyway near the 1100 block of Kaighn Avenue shortly after midnight on June 25, according to a joint release from the Camden County Police and Camden County Prosecutor’s office.The local medical examiner’s office said Hill died of blunt force trauma after being beaten to death, police said.Surveillance footage showed two teenagers, a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl, enter the alleyway with Hill shortly before the crime happened and several minutes later, the footage showed...

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Angry Gov. Murphy refutes online rumors, says people accusing him of eating indoors are ‘liars’

Angry Gov. Murphy refutes online rumors, says people accusing him of eating indoors are ‘liars’

By An angry Gov. on Tuesday once again dismissed unsubstantiated accusations on social media that he this past weekend despite his restrictions, saying anyone who suggests that isn’t telling the truth.“This is ridiculous,” Murphy said during a television appearance on News 12. “The people who said I ate inside are liars.”“I ate outside with my wife and my daughter and her friend in the pouring rain,” he added during his “Ask Governor Murphy” call-in show. “And we exited to pay the waitress. … We were in a bar with all four sides open, under an overhang, paying the bill, and taking a couple...

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N.J. pets in need: June 29, 2020

N.J. pets in need: June 29, 2020

By A national study conducted by BluePearl Veterinary Partners found that animal hospitals see a 25% increase in patients over the Fourth of July holiday. Here are some reminders to help keep your pet from being one of those medical emergencies.Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission.Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our , , and (each updated 1/1/20).© 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. All rights reserved (). The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise...

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10 big questions educators are asking about reopening N.J. schools

10 big questions educators are asking about reopening N.J. schools

By Schools. Must. Open.That message came loud and clear from Gov. Phil Murphy last week as the state released for reopening more than 2,500 public schools.But what, exactly, will socially distant school look like this fall?How many new rules are coming?And how long can we expect schools to stay open before the coronavirus strikes again?The answers are going to vary among the state’s 500-plus districts, which were and afforded maximum flexibility to hit the ground running.Schools must develop their restart plans over the coming weeks. Here are 10 key questions they are trying to answer.The...

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Gov. Murphy rips social media posts accusing him of dining indoors at Jersey Shore restaurant during storm

Gov. Murphy rips social media posts accusing him of dining indoors at Jersey Shore restaurant during storm

By After photos circulated on social media and a local Monmouth County news site claiming to show Gov. dining indoors at Jersey Shore restaurant in violation of his own shutdown orders, the governor offered some sharp criticism Monday of those who were quick to call him a hypocrite without all the facts.“If someone out there implies that, ‘Hey, even he’s doing this, so that means you could do it.’ If one person gets infected as a result of that or if one person goes to the hospital as a result of that or, God forbid, ... someone’s life is lost as a result of that,” Murphy said. “That’s...

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N.J. corrections officer among 5 charged in ‘enormous’ multi-million dollar drug ring in New York

N.J. corrections officer among 5 charged in ‘enormous’ multi-million dollar drug ring in New York

By A was among five men charged in a multi-million dollar, coast-to-coast drug trafficking ring that was foiled in New York, authorities said Monday.Investigators seized more than $1.5 million in cash, 16 kilograms of cocaine, 2 kilograms of heroin, about 4,000 oxycodone pills and nine firearms in the takedown of the Long Island-based narcotics trafficking operation, according to officials in Suffolk County, New York.“The magnitude of this drug distribution ring is enormous; they were responsible for peddling millions of dollars in narcotics on an almost weekly basis,” said. “Not only did...

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N.J. malls reopening to shoppers today after months of coronavirus closures. Here are the rules.

N.J. malls reopening to shoppers today after months of coronavirus closures. Here are the rules.

By New Jersey’s indoor malls may reopen to shoppers on Monday for the first time in months after they were ordered closed to slow outbreak.Masks are mandatory and malls have to adhere to 50% capacity limits. But the very New Jersey economic icon is back in business. with a slate of additional permitted activities including amusement parks, arcades and indoor dining set to reopen Thursday.Inside portions of malls have been closed . While Gov. allowed nonessential retail stores to reopen two weeks ago, malls were left out of the order. Stores that had exterior doors with direct access for...

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‘Salute to America’ military flyover could include N.J. with New York City, Philly on flight path

‘Salute to America’ military flyover could include N.J. with New York City, Philly on flight path

By New Jersey could get a taste of the upcoming “Salute to America” military flyover, which will pass over both New York City and Philadelphia on a journey from Boston to Washington D.C. to celebrate Independence Day.An exact date for the flyover was not provided by the Department of Defense in a statement, but it noted that it is “proud to celebrate the nation’s 244th birthday” so the flyover is likely to be on or around July 4.The aerial salute will include cities that played roles in the American Revolution. It will begin in Boston before proceeding to New York, Philadelphia and...

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N.J. kids may not be in class 5 days a week when schools reopen. Here are 3 possible ‘hybrid’ plans.

N.J. kids may not be in class 5 days a week when schools reopen. Here are 3 possible ‘hybrid’ plans.

By When New Jersey officials announced their long-awaited guidelines Friday for , there was one big caveat: Schools don’t have to bring students back every day.Instead, school districts can come up with “hybrid” or “split” schedules that could mean only half or a third of students come into school buildings on alternating days or weeks — leaving the rest at home to continue “remote learning.”Officials from several school districts -- including , , -- have already said they are considering versions of hybrid schedules. More districts are expected to follow.Most said they are considering...

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