Wharton, NJ

Overnight Tractor-Trailer Crash Ties Up Route 17

A tractor-trailer driver was hospitalized following an overnight crash on Route 17, authorities said. Traffic was initially limited to one lane in each direction after the northbound rig hit the center median around 2 a.m. near the Valero gas station, leaving the tractor on one side of the divider and the trailer on the other.
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SUV Struck During Crash Slams Into Morris County Home

A car crashed into a parked SUV and caused it to slam into a Morris County home Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Emergency crews responding to the crash near Morris Avenue and Crane Road in Mountain Lakes found the SUV pushed into the home’s garage just after 3:20 p.m., the local volunteer fire department said.
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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Workers in Health Care and Congregate Settings COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Doses

Galloway NJ, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 283, requiring covered workers at health care facilities and high-risk congregate settings to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including having received a booster dose. All covered workers will be required to be vaccinated by the dates set forth in the Order and will no longer be permitted to submit to testing as an alternative to vaccination, except for the purposes of providing an accommodation for individuals exempt from vaccination as set forth in the covered setting’s vaccination policy. This requirement aims to strengthen protection against the spread of COVID-19 and the highly transmissible Omicron variant to vulnerable populations across the state.
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former Lord & Taylor store

Paramus NJ, Hackensack Meridian Health opened the vaccination site at the former Lord & Taylor store off Route 17 in the Fashion Center. The new COVID-19 vaccine megasite opened in Paramus on Wednesday.

Sherman Place’s Effortlessly Chic Condos Hit the Market in Jersey City Heights

Sponsored by Megan Gülick/Sawyer Smith Residential. Introducing Sherman Place, a elegantly designed 14-home boutique condo building on one of the best streets in Jersey City. Inspired by Parisian Haussmann architecture, Sherman Place is a rare opportunity to own on one of Jersey City’s most coveted streets. The timelessly elegant building, located at 139 Sherman Place, is comprised of just 14 two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium homes, each featuring quality craftsmanship, high-end finishes, and understated luxury informed by European design principles.
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Woman, Child Found Dead in Car Pulled From New Jersey Pond

Emergency crews recovered the bodies of a woman and her 9-month-old son early Tuesday from a car submerged in a New Jersey pond. A passerby saw the car in the waters of New Market Pond near Stelton Road and Lakeview Avenue in Piscataway around dawn, though authorities are not sure how long it had been there.

Senior battles 5-star talent, sets single-game record for Watchung Hills boys basketball

Watchung Hills came in as a big underdog on Thursday night against Gill St. Bernard’s. The Warriors knew they would have their hands full against a squad featuring a Georgetown commit and a pair of 6-foot-7 five-star prospects. Watchung Hills beat this program a year ago on its way to winning a Skyland Conference title, but four of the key starters from that team graduated.

Jill Biden Is Chic in Navy Blue Suit and Black Suede Ankle Booties in NJ to Talk COVID Relief Funds for Colleges

First lady Jill Biden returned to her native New Jersey on Thursday to talk about additional COVID relief funds available to community colleges. Biden officially made the announcement at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ, just minutes away from Mahwah, where she attended elementary school as a child. Community colleges and rural institutions with the “greatest unmet need” will be able to apply for $198 million in COVID relief funds through a grant from the American Rescue Plan program starting next week. The funds are part of a supplemental support program for colleges and universities — many of which serve low-income...

New Ward F Boundaries Appear to Sideline Gilmore on Major Developments

The new Ward F would bear a striking resemblance to the first “gerrymandered” district. The new boundary lines for Jersey City’s Ward F were drawn to silence criticism and minimize oversight of several major developments, believes Councilman Frank Gilmore. According to a map released yesterday by the...

New Jersey Teen Killed by Stray Bullet While Delivering Groceries to Grandma

A teenager on his way to deliver groceries to his grandmother in New Jersey was tragically killed by a stray bullet on Wednesday. Robert Cuadra, 18, was seven months away from leaving Paterson to attend Montclair State University on scholarship. Officers found him lying on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his head, the result of a nearby gunfight in which at least 16 shots were fired. “He was a good kid, he was humble, he didn’t bother anyone, he didn’t go outside,” his mother Ivernis Santiago said. “No matter what he went through he was always laughing, playing around, goofing around, he could go through something right now and then be playing around like nothing happened, he was just such a good spirit.”