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Bob McGrath, ‘Sesame Street’ Star, Dies at 90

Bob McGrath, an actor and recording artist who became a generational icon as one of the original human stars of “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at his home in New Jersey. He was 90. McGrath’s death was confirmed by his family members through a post on his Facebook page: “The McGrath family has some sad news to share. Our father Bob McGrath, passed away today. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.” Sesame Workshop shared a statement mourning the “beloved member of the Sesame Street family for over 50 years.” “Bob embodied the melodies of Sesame Street like no one else,...
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‘Torso Killer’ Will Cop to Five More Murders: Report

A convicted serial killer and rapist who says he has murdered at least 100 women is expected to admit to the murders of five more victims after a DNA hit linked the killer to several unsolved crimes. Richard Cottingham, dubbed the “Torso Killer” for his tendency to dismember some of his victims, will reportedly plead guilty Monday to the 1968 murder of dance teacher Diane Cusick, along with the slayings of four other women on Long Island. Cusick was a mother who went out to buy dance shoes at the mall one day and never returned home. Sources told NewsDay that Cottingham will admit to 23-year-old Cusick’s strangling in return for immunity from prosecution in the other four killings. Cottingham is already spending life in prison after he was convicted of the murders of eight young women and girls but claims to have killed nearly 100 women across New Jersey and New York from the late 1960s to before his 1980 arrest.Read it at Newsday
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Food firms in Florida, New Jersey and Texas warned over import violations

As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company has been given months to years to correct problems.
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High flu activity hitting almost every state

Local expert weighs in as flu activity worsens nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting high or very high flu activity in almost every state. New Jersey and Pennsylvania are among them.

WWE Champion Participated in Bodybuilding Competition

WWE Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair revealed on Sunday that she has been taking part in a bodybuilding competition in New Jersey this weekend. Announcing the news on Instagram, Belair said she has been training for ten weeks for the WBFF Pro Atlantic City ProAm in New Jersey despite the rigors of her career in WWE that has taken her across the country and to both Mexico and Saudi Arabia in that time.

How the New Car Lemon Law works in New Jersey

Some vehicles just weren't meant to work. But do you have the patience to put in your own work to get reimbursed?. New Jersey's Lemon Law is considered to be among the best in the country. One can only benefit, though, by actually knowing the rules. Am I eligible for...

New Jersey City Named Among Top 20 New Year’s Eve Destinations In The USA

If you live in New Jersey and you’re still trying to decide where you’re going to ring in the New Year, we may have an answer for you. Attractions of America has revealed its list of the top 20 New Year’s Eve destinations in the United States and one of our cities made the cut.

Laurita Winery’s Holiday Brunch Is On For 2022

The holiday season is in full swing and there’s so much to do to celebrate right in our area! Laurita Winery is one of New Jersey’s most popular wineries and they always have a packed schedule during the holidays. They just announced they’re going to be hosting the...

Cake Boss vending machines are now at NJ rest stops

The last time I wrote about Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, l was giving an update on his freak accident hand injury. He had what you could call a crinjury (cringe injury) when bowling alley equipment in his home jammed and he tried to clear it himself. A part impaled his hand and it was one hell of an ordeal for the celebrity baker from Hoboken.

Shortage of quality Santas continues to impact New Jersey

There is isn't enough jolly to go around. As New Jersey enjoys its first holiday season in three years that's not overshadowed by COVID-19, demand for appearances by Santa Claus is way up. But the roster of quality Santas hasn't yet bounced back from the pandemic. New Jersey malls and...

Food Stamps Schedule: December NJ SNAP Payments and EBT Discounts

NJ SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Aid Program, provides food assistance to low-income households to assist them in purchasing groceries. SNAP is a federal program, but it is handled at the state level in New Jersey by the Department of Human Services. NJ SNAP benefits are distributed on a monthly basis depending on the seventh digit […] The post Food Stamps Schedule: December NJ SNAP Payments and EBT Discounts appeared first on Food Contessa.