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Vintage photos of neighborhood food stores in N.J. | NJ.com Vintage photos of neighborhood food stores in N.J.
Before convenience stores, there were neighborhood food stores. The time before the convenience store was the time of the neighborhood food store. And, although neighborhood food stores still exist, they're getting harder and harder to find. As I recall, neighborhood stores were alike in many ways, but not in the indistinguishable way of today's convenience stores. The neighborhood stores had sawdust on the wood floors, meats and cheeses hanging from the ceiling and unpackaged foods that created a heavenly aroma that those of us who experienced it will nev
NJ.com | February 22, 2018
New Treatment Option for People With Cystic Fibrosis | Newark Post New Treatment Option for People With Cystic Fibrosis
(BPT) - For patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) 12 years and older with certain mutations
Newark Post | February 21, 2018
New Equifax Lock Service: Your Questions Answered | Newark Post New Equifax Lock Service: Your Questions Answered
(NAPSI)—When it comes to restricting certain access to their Equifax® credit reports, consumers have a new option with the Equifax Lock & Alert™ service. The service, which was launched on Jan. 31, is free for life and gives consumers the…
Newark Post | February 21, 2018
Cybersecurity Expert Makes Data Breaches Personal To Encourage Smart Security Practices For Spring Break Travel | Newark Post Cybersecurity Expert Makes Data Breaches Personal To Encourage Smart Security Practices For Spring Break Travel
(NAPSI)—As a father, Maurice Gibson says his smartphone is integral in documenting his children's memories from vacations. But as an assistant dean for the College of Information Systems and Technology at University of Phoenix, he worries about the risk of…
Newark Post | February 21, 2018
Region wrestling: Previews & predictions for every weight at all 8 sites | NJ.com Region wrestling: Previews & predictions for every weight at all 8 sites
Our wrestling writers preview all eight regions and make picks in every weight class The march to March and the NJSIAA Wrestling Championships in Atlantic City resumes Wednesday with eight regional tournament across the state. MORE: Complete 2018 NJSIAA region wrestling brackets (printable) The top four wrestlers in each weight class, in each of the eight regions advances to the state championship March 2-3-4 at Boardwalk Hall. NJ.com gets you ready for the regions with preview and selections in all eight tournaments. Previews will be added as they
NJ.com | February 21, 2018
Planned Parenthood attack suspect to face more charges, prosecutor says | NJ.com Planned Parenthood attack suspect to face more charges, prosecutor says
Authorities said he injured three people when he drove a stolen bakery truck into the clinic in East Orange. A Massachusetts man charged in an alleged truck attack that injured three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in East Orange is likely to face additional charges, an assistant prosecutor told a judge in Newark on Friday. Marckles Alcius. (Essex County Prosecutor's Office) An audio recording of Marckles Alcius' first appearance at the Essex County Veterans Courthouse, reviewed Tuesday by NJ Advance Media, shows the automated risk-assessme
NJ.com | February 21, 2018
Court ruling delays hearing for Planned Parenthood attack suspect | NJ.com Court ruling delays hearing for Planned Parenthood attack suspect
A judge is expected to hear arguments Friday about whether he'll stay jailed indefinitely pending trial. As Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed into law legislation restoring $7.5 million in grants for Planned Parenthood, a judge in Newark postponed until Friday a hearing to determine whether a man accused of intentionally crashing a truck into one of the organization's clinics last week remains jailed pending trial. Marckles Alcius (Essex County Prosecutor's Office)  Marckles Alcius' defense attorney, Alexandra Briggs of the state Public D
NJ.com | February 21, 2018
N.J. students say #neveragain, walk out in solidarity with survivors of Florida shooting | NJ.com N.J. students say #neveragain, walk out in solidarity with survivors of Florida shooting
Students across New Jersey stood with their peers in Parkland, Fla. to demand action on gun control after a shooter killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
NJ.com | February 21, 2018
Podium potential: District 2nds, 3rds with best AC medal chances | NJ.com Podium potential: District 2nds, 3rds with best AC medal chances
Which second- and third-place finishers in the district wrestling tournaments have the best chance of reaching the podium in Atlantic City?
NJ.com | February 21, 2018
Is winter over in N.J.? Here's what the experts say. | NJ.com Is winter over in N.J.? Here's what the experts say.
It certainly feels like spring in New Jersey, with temperatures rising into the 60s and 70s. Does that mean we're done with winter? Weather experts weigh in with their predictions.
NJ.com | February 21, 2018
Ex-student threatens on Snapchat to 'shoot up' Irvington HS, cops say | NJ.com Ex-student threatens on Snapchat to 'shoot up' Irvington HS, cops say
Students are being kept in their classrooms, police said Students were being kept in their classrooms at Irvington High School on Wednesday morning after a former student made a threat on social media, authorities said.  The teenager, who now attends Carteret High School, posted on Snapchat "I might shoot this s--t up", Irvington police said. Police said they believe he was referencing Irvington High School. Irvington students saw the post on Snapchat and reported it to school officials, who notified police.  N.J. schools remain on edge as r
NJ.com | February 21, 2018
February or June? Temps hit 80 degrees, break records in N.J. | NJ.com February or June? Temps hit 80 degrees, break records in N.J.
Temperatures soared into the upper 70s and even reached 80 degrees in some places across the Garden State, breaking an all-time February record in Newark. Watch video How hot did it get Wednesday in New Jersey, you ask? Well, this morning we were talking about the likelihood that spring temperatures would warm the Garden State landscape. Turns out it was more like summer heat that invaded towns across our region Wednesday afternoon. Mother Nature threw the Garden State a curveball and skipped right over March, April and May,
NJ.com | February 21, 2018
Wendy Williams diagnosed with Graves' disease, taking hiatus from show | NJ.com Wendy Williams diagnosed with Graves' disease, taking hiatus from show
The N.J.-based Wendy Williams, who has been dealing with hyperthyroidism for years, told viewers of "The Wendy Williams Show" that her doctor has ordered her to take a three-week break because of the Graves' disease diagnosis. Watch video An endocrinologist has ordered Wendy Williams to step away from TV for three weeks because of a Graves' disease diagnosis and symptoms of hyperthyroidism, she announced on Wednesday's show.  "My doctor has prescribed -- are you ready? -- as of today, three weeks of vacation,"
NJ.com | February 21, 2018
Ranking N.J.'s 21 counties: Which have the most alums playing D1 women's hoops? | NJ.com Ranking N.J.'s 21 counties: Which have the most alums playing D1 women's hoops?
NJ Advance Media ranks all the counties with D1 women's basketball players.
NJ.com | February 21, 2018
Newark printing shop keeps letterpress tradition alive | Newark Post Newark printing shop keeps letterpress tradition alive
In the age of computers, graphic design software and laser printers, traditional printing press techniques have taken a backseat to more modern methods.
Newark Post | February 21, 2018
Newark High’s Brett Melcher set to coach at first state swim meet | Newark Post Newark High’s Brett Melcher set to coach at first state swim meet
Brett Melcher knows all about the thoughts that go through a swimmer’s mind during the week leading up to the state championship swim meet. After all, he lived through it four times as a swimmer at Newark High School.
Newark Post | February 21, 2018
7 ways to stay committed to your fitness goals | Newark Post 7 ways to stay committed to your fitness goals
(BPT) - In January, when many people make New Year’s resolutions to get fit, they’re full of energy and excitement to start and see results.
Newark Post | February 21, 2018
From Antoine to Zona: A-to-Z guide to the boys basketball state tournament | NJ.com From Antoine to Zona: A-to-Z guide to the boys basketball state tournament
Everything to know and look out for in the boys basketball state tournament.
NJ.com | February 20, 2018
Christina considers post-Labor Day school start | Newark Post Christina considers post-Labor Day school start
After years of starting school the last week of August, the Christina School District is seeking feedback from the community about a post-Labor Day start to the school year.
Newark Post | February 20, 2018
ICE at the Rutgers' career fair? No way, DACA students say. | NJ.com ICE at the Rutgers' career fair? No way, DACA students say.
Rutgers-Newark will have one less booth at its spring career fair after a protest led by unauthorized immigrant students. Students interested in applying for a job at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency won't find federal recruiters manning a booth Rutgers-Newark's spring career fair. ICE backed out of appearing at Wednesday's Government and Public Service Career Fair in the campus center after a protest organized by unauthorized immigrant students, Rutgers officials said. Students from RU Dreamers, a group for unauthori
NJ.com | February 20, 2018
Man indicted for driveway carjacking, threatening to kill teen girl | NJ.com Man indicted for driveway carjacking, threatening to kill teen girl
The family was ambushed in their Short Hills home's driveway after returning home from a vacation late last year A grand jury has indicted a Newark man on charges he ambushed a Millburn family in their driveway, grabbed a 13-year-old girl in a chokehold and threatened to kill her unless her father handed over keys to two Range Rover vehicles. Ahmed Anthony  Ahmed Anthony, 30, is facing 11 counts including carjacking, robbery, kidnapping, conspiracy, terroristic threats, burglary, receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taki
NJ.com | February 20, 2018
NJ Transit bus driver seriously injured in head-on crash with garbage truck | NJ.com NJ Transit bus driver seriously injured in head-on crash with garbage truck
A NJ transit bus driver suffered serious injuries after a crash between a bus and a garbage truck Tuesday afternoon in Maplewood, according to the prosecutor's office. A NJ transit bus driver suffered serious injuries after a crash between a bus and a garbage truck Tuesday afternoon in Maplewood, according to the prosecutor's office. The No. 25 bus was traveling westbound just before 1 p.m. on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood when it collided with a dump truck, according to Nancy Snyder, a spokeswoman for New Jersey Transit.  The crash happened in
NJ.com | February 20, 2018
Newark residents still not convinced about veteran homeless shelter | Carter | NJ.com Newark residents still not convinced about veteran homeless shelter | Carter
After two meetings, Newark residents are still leery about the ability of a multi-service agency to operate a shelter for homeless veterans. The first community meeting on a shelter for homeless veterans in Newark was a flop. Independence: A Family of Services Inc. (IFS) of Irvington tried to explain its proposal in September, but the agency's president cut the meeting short when residents became upset after expressing concern about the facility to house 40 veterans in the East Ward. The multiservice agency tried again last week, holding the gathering insi
NJ.com | February 20, 2018
Cars catch fire on Seton Hall University parking deck | NJ.com Cars catch fire on Seton Hall University parking deck
The blaze started in one car and spread to one next to it Two cars in the Seton Hall University parking deck were damaged when one caught fire and the blaze spread to another vehicle Tuesday morning, a school official said.  No one was injured and firefighters have extinguished the fire, university media relations director Laurie Pine said.  when they play my mixtape in the parking deck [?] [?] @SetonHall pic.twitter.com/N1LjpZCOtU -- [?] wonderfull[?] (@ItzWonderfull) February 20, 2018 There is no word yet on the cause of the fire on the fou
NJ.com | February 20, 2018
N.J. schools remain on edge as reports of online posts stream in | NJ.com N.J. schools remain on edge as reports of online posts stream in
Police were called to investigate possible threats in the Bloomfield and Little Falls school districts. Police in the Bloomfield and Little Falls school districts have investigated questionable online posts over the past few days - including a photo of a student with a gun - but found that neither posed a threat to safety, authorities said. In Bloomfield, police were called after a high school student posted a photo of himself holding a gun with a caption that "made a derogatory and inflammatory reference to the tragedy in South Florida," according to Publ
NJ.com | February 20, 2018
NJ Transit bus driver dies after head-on crash with garbage truck, prosecutor says | NJ.com NJ Transit bus driver dies after head-on crash with garbage truck, prosecutor says
Garbage truck driver, three passengers taken to area hospital. An NJ Transit bus driver died hours after a head-on crash with a garbage truck Tuesday in Maplewood, authorities said. The No. 25 bus driver, Larry Wiley, 65, was pronounced dead shortly before 6 p.m. at University Hospital in Newark, where he was initially undergoing emergency surgery, according to officials. Wiley was the sole occupant of the bus when it was involved in a crash with a garbage truck around 12:35 p.m. near the Hilton bus facility on Springfield Avenue, Acting Essex County
NJ.com | February 20, 2018
Alarmed by video threat, parents demand armed guards at schools | NJ.com Alarmed by video threat, parents demand armed guards at schools
Nutley parent Erica Zarro is one of 16 parents asking that armed guards and metal detectors be placed at local schools. Sixteen parents are urging district officials in Nutley to employ armed guards and metal detectors in all schools after a video appearing to show teenagers firing guns was posted online last week. "I understand that having guards and metal detectors are 'unappealing' and might be perceived as making our school district look unsafe," Erica Zarro, mother of a 6-year-old, wrote in the letter. "But then the question become
NJ.com | February 19, 2018
Girls basketball upset alerts: Our picks for every state-tourney Round 1 matchup | NJ.com Girls basketball upset alerts: Our picks for every state-tourney Round 1 matchup
Who will move on to the sectional quarterfinals? Take a look at our staff picks.
NJ.com | February 19, 2018
No injuries reported after Newark cop opens fire on suspect | NJ.com No injuries reported after Newark cop opens fire on suspect
The sergeant discharged his weapon around 9 p.m. near Broadway and 7th Avenue No one was injured Sunday night when a Newark police sergeant fired his gun at a suspect, though few details about the circumstances were provided, authorities said.  The incident took place around 9 p.m. near Broadway and 7th Avenue, police said. No one has been arrested, according to a spokesman for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.  The shooting remains under investigation.  Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on
NJ.com | February 19, 2018
Complete 2018 NJSIAA region wrestling brackets (printable) | NJ.com Complete 2018 NJSIAA region wrestling brackets (printable)
2018 NJSIAA region wrestling tournament brackets are below. Each weight class within each region is a separate bracket. Each bracket is printable. Click through the brackets below for each weight c... 2018 NJSIAA region wrestling tournament brackets are below. Each weight class within each region is a separate bracket. Each bracket is printable. Click through the brackets below for each weight class. NOTE: Brackets will be added all day on Monday, please check back for the latest. We will be updating the brackets throughout the tournament, so check back as
NJ.com | February 19, 2018
Towns took in millions in prepaid taxes. See how every county's heavy hitters made out | NJ.com Towns took in millions in prepaid taxes. See how every county's heavy hitters made out
Property tax prepayments for bills due in 2018 in some towns jumped more than 1,000 percent compared to prepayments for 2017, ahead of limits on deductions from federal income taxes in 2018, a boon for towns collecting interest on the money
NJ.com | February 19, 2018
N.J. pets in need: Feb. 19, 2018 | NJ.com N.J. pets in need: Feb. 19, 2018
Nearly 9 million dogs and 4.5 million cats in the U.S. have health insurance. Some pet stats for the day:  A 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association found that 68% of U.S. households, or about 85 million families. This is up from 56% of U.S. households in 1988, the first year the survey was conducted. The kinds of pets owned? Dogs account for just over 60%, with cats at 47% (bear in mind, the total can exceed 100% because some households, like mine, have cats AND dogs, as well as other possible pets). Fi
NJ.com | February 19, 2018
'Let's talk.' Cops train to use words before using their weapons | NJ.com 'Let's talk.' Cops train to use words before using their weapons
A Gloucester County police department is training officers to use de-escalation tactics to defuse potentially violent encounters.
NJ.com | February 19, 2018
McDonald: Tax changes should benefit local economy | The Newark Advocate McDonald: Tax changes should benefit local economy
The recent tax reform has the very real potential to create growth and opportunities for our business community.       
The Newark Advocate | February 18, 2018
Pataskala chamber addresses tax changes | The Newark Advocate Pataskala chamber addresses tax changes
Carolyn Peterson from The Peterson Companies, offers some tax tips       
The Newark Advocate | February 18, 2018
Dager: Tax changes expected to benefit Licking County employees, businesses | The Newark Advocate Dager: Tax changes expected to benefit Licking County employees, businesses
At Velvet Ice Cream, these changes have enabled us to invest in new ice cream manufacturing equipment.       
The Newark Advocate | February 18, 2018
N.J. medical marijuana growers are ready to expand. Will Phil Murphy let them? | NJ.com N.J. medical marijuana growers are ready to expand. Will Phil Murphy let them?
Despite Gov. Phil Murphy's support of cannabis, he delayed adopting a medical advisory panel's recommendation the program add broad conditions, like chronic pain and anxiety. As New Jersey's first medicinal marijuana provider six years ago, the founder of Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair said he and his partners drained their bank accounts when lenders would not touch them. They tangled with a distrustful administration of then-Gov. Chris Christie before and after they opened.  Now that the state has a governor who is willing to
NJ.com | February 18, 2018
Platt: Our Economy Benefiting From Natural Gas Industry | The Newark Advocate Platt: Our Economy Benefiting From Natural Gas Industry
Ohio’s natural gas industry is helping to reach our nation’s clean energy goals.       
The Newark Advocate | February 18, 2018
Out of the past | Newark Post Out of the past
Editor’s note: Volunteers at the Pencader Heritage Museum have been digitizing old Newark City Council meeting minutes. They share excerpts with Newark Post readers in a weekly column.
Newark Post | February 17, 2018
Navigating Medicare: 5 allies who can help | Newark Post Navigating Medicare: 5 allies who can help
(BPT) - Enrolling in Medicare for the first time or starting coverage under a new plan? It might bring you back to that first day starting a new job. You knew some of the basics, but you also knew there…
Newark Post | February 17, 2018
2018 District wrestling: LIVE UPDATES, results and links from all 32 locations | NJ.com 2018 District wrestling: LIVE UPDATES, results and links from all 32 locations
Everything you need for a full day of districts. DISTRICT TOURNAMENT ESSENTIALS• Seeds for all 32 districts | Schedule • The top matchups from all 32 districts• The 10 toughest districts in N.J.• Individual rankings | P4P rankings• Final team ranks:  Top 20 | group and conference FEATURED DISTRICTSDistrict 1 at Pascack Valley • Live Updates • Recap• Finals | 3rd place | Semis District 5 at Bergen Catholic  • Live Updates |   Live video  &
NJ.com | February 17, 2018
N.J. weather update: When will the snowstorm start Saturday, how much snow will fall | NJ.com N.J. weather update: When will the snowstorm start Saturday, how much snow will fall
Across most of New Jersey this weekend, snow is expected to blanket the state on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 (2/17/2018). Below is the latest N.J. weather update from the National Weather Service for the snowstorm.
NJ.com | February 17, 2018
STEM profile: Margaret Spoo-Chupka | The Newark Advocate STEM profile: Margaret Spoo-Chupka
Margaret Spoo-Chupka is a Granville native turned scientist extraordinaire.       
The Newark Advocate | February 17, 2018
PNB: I’ve decided I need a trust. Now what? | The Newark Advocate PNB: I’ve decided I need a trust. Now what?
Knowing you have a reason for a trust is half the battle, but there’s still work to be done.       
The Newark Advocate | February 17, 2018
Local companies hopeful about tax cuts, but delay bonuses | The Newark Advocate Local companies hopeful about tax cuts, but delay bonuses
The federal tax cuts approved by Congress and the president late last year have increased business optimism, but not simplified business decisions.       
The Newark Advocate | February 17, 2018
Shoveling snow is a 'perfect storm' for heart attacks. Here's how to do it right. | NJ.com Shoveling snow is a 'perfect storm' for heart attacks. Here's how to do it right.
Snow-shoveling may be the most perfect way to have a heart attack, cardiologists warn. Here's how to do it safely. Watch video No one would think of running a marathon without weeks of training, but after sitting on our butts all year, we think nothing of shoveling thousands of pounds of snow in an hour. Cardiologists warn that's exactly why hundreds of people die of surprise heart attacks after a huge snowfall. "If I were to design one exercise guaranteed to give you a heart attack, it would be shoveling snow," says Dr. Cindy Grines,
NJ.com | February 17, 2018
Glimpse of History: A mother and daughter in Newark | NJ.com Glimpse of History: A mother and daughter in Newark
NEWARK -- Louise Ballard and her daughter, Linda, are shown in a photo taken in Newark in the early 1950s. MORE: Vintage photos around New Jersey If you would like to share a photo that provides a glimpse of history in your community, please call 973-836-4922 or send an email to essex@starledger.com. And, check out more glimpses of history... NEWARK -- Louise Ballard and her daughter, Linda, are shown in a photo taken in Newark in the early 1950s. MORE: Vintage photos around New Jersey If you would like to share a photo that provides a glimpse of history in your community, pleas
NJ.com | February 16, 2018
Hockey state tournament predictions: Champs, underdogs & MVPs in each bracket | NJ.com Hockey state tournament predictions: Champs, underdogs & MVPs in each bracket
NJ.com's reporters pick Cinderellas, champions and tournament MVPs for each bracket.
NJ.com | February 16, 2018
N.J. weather update: What to expect from weekend snowstorm, when the snow will arrive | NJ.com N.J. weather update: What to expect from weekend snowstorm, when the snow will arrive
Weather forecasters say a fast-moving storm will bring snow, sleet and rain across New Jersey and New York City on Presidents Day weekend, but there are still some questions about the storm track and snow accumulations.
NJ.com | February 16, 2018
Man crashed truck into N.J. Planned Parenthood clinic in attack that injured 3, cops say | NJ.com Man crashed truck into N.J. Planned Parenthood clinic in attack that injured 3, cops say
A 31-year-old Massachusetts man crashed a stolen bakery delivery truck into an East Orange Planned Parenthood clinic, in an attack that injured a pregnant woman and two other people, authorities said Friday. A 31-year-old man crashed a stolen bakery delivery truck into an East Orange Planned Parenthood clinic, in an attack that injured a pregnant woman and two other people, authorities said Friday. Marckles Alcius, 31 (Photo: ECPO)  Marckles Alcius, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was charged with attempting to cause widespread injury or damage, six co
NJ.com | February 16, 2018