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Teachers Striking In Jersey City

Jersey City teachers walked the picket lines in front of schools Friday.  Some 31-hundred teachers went on strike after talks broke down at Thursday night's board meeting.  Teachers have been working without a contract for eight months and are not happy they have to pay so much for health insurance premiums.  The district brought in…

Toys R Us to Close All 800 U.S. Stores

Toys R Us is planning to close all 800 of its U.S. stores six months after filing for bankruptcy. The Wayne, New Jersey based company has been in business for 70 years. As many as 33-thousand jobs across the country will be affected by the move.  In 2005, a leveraged buyout led to issues paying…

New Jersey Governor Murphy Unveiling His First Budget

Governor Phil Murphy says his budget will return New Jersey to a "good value for your money" state. Unveiling the first such plan since he took office, Murphy Tuesday announced his commitment to expanding public education state-wide.  He also says funding for New Jersey Transit will be nearly three times what it was in the…

Students stage a "Walk Out" To Protest Gun Violence

(New Brunswick High School "walk out." No vehicles were allowed into or out of the campus during the event)   With heavy police presence, thousands of students left the classroom today as part of a national walkout day.  Demonstrators across the country and here in New Jersey walked out of their classes at 10 a.m.…

Third Nor'easter In Ten Days Expected To Hit NJ

  The third nor'easter in ten days is expected to hit New Jersey, starting this evening.  The forecast is for three to four inches for most of the state, much less than the other winter storms.  Still, the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, starting early this evening, because gale force winds…

JCPL Working To Restore More Than 70K Outages

More than 70-thousand Jersey Central Power and Light customers remain in the dark from two recent storms.  Some may not get their power back until Wednesday.  The utility company says that as of ten o'clock this morning there were eleven-thousand customers still without power from last Friday's storm. A spokesperson says those people should all…

AAA Driving Home Two Daylight Saving Concerns

  Drowsiness and Darkness Increase Risks for Drivers AND Pedestrians Hamilton, NJ, March 9, 2018- One of the most anticipated “signs of spring” arrives this weekend when the clocks “spring forward” (Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, March 11), losing an hour of our day in exchange for extended daylight hours throughout…

Nor'easter Mass Transit Preparations

With the nor'easter approaching the tri-state, officials are making contingency plans for mass transit. Metro North and Amtrak will be on a reduced schedule tomorrow.  Cross-honoring will be in effect on some New Jersey Transit Lines and the Long Island Railroad will start de-icing tracks this evening.  The Port Authority is activating its emergency operation…