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Black History Month Mass to be Celebrated at Newark’s Cathedral Basilica, Sunday, Feb. 25

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Newark NJ, The Archdiocese of Newark will celebrate its annual Black History Month Mass on Sunday, February 25, at 2:30 p.m. in Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. This year’s liturgy will feature guest celebrant Father Anthony Bozeman, SSJ, a prolific evangelist who also serves as the academic dean of St. Joseph Seminary in Washington, D.C.; assistant vocations director for the Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart; and administrator of Our Lady of Grace Church in Reserve, La.

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NJEA’s “Disinformation Alert” on Sex Ed Curriculum Is Disingenuous Attempt to Dismiss Parents’ Concerns

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Trenton NJ, Senator Holly Schepisi said a “Disinformation Alert” issued by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) is a disingenuous attempt to dismiss the concerns of parents that new sex education standards could result in their children being exposed to lessons that are age-inappropriate or in conflict with their values.

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NJ TRANSIT Rail Operations Recognizes the “Forty Year Club,” employees who have been with the railroad since the initiation of Rail Operations service in 1983

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Ridgewood NJ, as part of its 40th anniversary celebration of NJ TRANSIT Rail Operations, NJ TRANSIT honored the “Forty Year Club,” which consists of 28 employees who have been with the railroad or its corporate predecessors since the initiation of Rail Operations service in 1983. At today’s Board of Directors meeting, a proclamation was presented to this distinguished group by NJDOT Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rail Operations James A. Sincaglia.

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Governor Murphy Announces Filing of Lawsuit to Block New York’s Proposed Congestion Tolling Program

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Fort Lee NJ, Governor Phil Murphy today announced the filing of a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to block the ill-conceived ( NJ does not get any of the money)  congestion pricing plan put forward by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City and State agencies. In the suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the State of New Jersey argues that the USDOT and the FHWA violated the National Environmental Protection Act, which requires a full environmental impact review for projects of this projected impact and scope, as well as the Clean Air Act.

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House Financial Services Committee Battles With SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Over Cryptocurrency Regulation

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Washington DC, Tuesday’s hearing showed “a chasm a mile wide” between the Chairman and the experiences of American businesses, says Sheila Warren, CEO of the Crypto Council for Innovation. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler faced a barrage of criticism from House Republicans over his agency’s crackdown on cryptocurrency trading platforms.

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Upcoming BET show “Diarra From Detroit,” shot here in Moonachie and throughout New Jersey

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Moonachie NJ, New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way met the cast and crew of the upcoming BET show “Diarra From Detroit,” shot here in Moonachie and throughout NJ. The Secretary commented that “Projects like these invest in local workers and the surrounding communities and we’re thrilled to have them here in the Garden State.”

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New York Giants Punter and Teammates Make Toy Donation to Pediatric Patients at The Valley Hospital

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Ridgewood NJ, Valley Health System is pleased to thank Hammer’s Helpers, the charity of Jamie Gillan, the “Scottish Hammer,” punter for the New York Giants, for the generous donation of toys for pediatric patients of The Valley Hospital and Valley Home Care.

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‘Green Book’ Actor, Franklin Lakes Restaurant Owner, Frank Vallelonga Found Dead

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Franklin Lakes NJ, actor and owner of Tony Lip’s Italian Restaurant in Franklin Lakes, Frank Vallelonga Jr., was found dead of a suspected overdose in the Bronx this week, according to police and reports.

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Netflix launches its ad-supported tier in the US for $6.99 a month

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Ridgewood NJ, Netflix and chill with advertising, Netflix launches its ad-supported tier  in the US for $6.99 a month. The company is currently still in talks with several major studios to finalize licensing agreements. The new tier doesn’t include Netflix’s complete library. Customers will see around four to five minutes of ads per hour of content.

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Academy of the Holy Angels Senior Gian Lee Wins National Gold Medal for Art

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Demarest NJ,  Gian Lee, a senior at the Academy of the Holy Angels, earned a National Gold Medal in the 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. She was recognized for her painting, “Photosynthesis,” which depicts the artist’s shadow cast onto lush foliage.

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Murphy Administration list of Approved Vendors to help Business Owners Prepare for N.J.’s ban on single-use Plastic Products

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Trenton NJ, on Nov. 4, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law P.L. 2020, c.117, which prohibits the provision or sale of single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam foodservice products in all stores and food-service businesses statewide. The law also prohibits the provision or sale of single-use paper carryout bags by grocery stores that occupy 2,500 square feet or more. The law required the creation of a vendor clearinghouse to aid businesses in identifying vendors and manufacturers who sell reusable carryout bags allowed by the new law.

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NJ State Police on Duty When Mars Attacks in 1938

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West Windsor Township NJ , On this date in October 30th, 1938 at 8:00 p.m., a fictional drama was broadcast by Orson Welles, “The War of the Worlds,” on ABC Radio which created quite a stir across the country, specifically here in New Jersey.

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5am Fire at “Big Snow” at the American Dream Mall Activates Meadowlands Fire Plan

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East Rutherford NJ, East Rutherford Fire Department reports that just before 5:00am, the East Rutherford Fire Department was requested to assist the Meadowlands Fire Department for a fire at Big Snow within the American Dream. Due to the size of the building, extensive roof operations and a stubborn body of “cold smoke,” the Meadowlands fire plan was activated bringing fire departments from throughout Bergen County to the scene to assist. Wood Ridge Fire Department responded at 05:20 a response to “Big Snow” at the American Dream Mall in the Borough of East Rutherford for a Building Fire. Engine 905 responded and working with several of the surrounding towns extinguished the fire and ensured there was no further extension. Lyndhurst, Secaucus, Mahwah, Moonachie, Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook, Wallington, and Jersey City Fire Departments all assisted .

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What the Founders Did About Slavery

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Ridgewood NJ, the Left has been busy convincing Americans that our Founding Fathers did not believe in the principle of equality set forth in the Declaration of Independence.

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Ridgefield Park Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Role in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

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Ridgefield Park NJ, a Ridgefield Park , man was sentenced today to 15 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud financial institutions of hundreds of thousands of dollars, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Dennys Tapia, 55, of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Judge Chesler imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

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