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NBC Fires "Today" Host Matt Lauer For "Inappropriate Sexual Behavior"

Longtime NBC "Today" show host Matt Lauer is out of a job after a colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.  NBC News president Andy Lack notified staff of Lauer's firing shortly before this morning's show went on the air.  Lack wrote that NBC officials received a detailed complaint from a colleague…

Cyber Monday Sales On Track For Record Spending

Americans are finding holiday shopping is as easy as using their smartphone or other mobile devices. Adobe Insights reports that Cyber Monday sales are on track to hit nearly six-point-six-billion dollars this season, a nearly 17-percent increase over last year.  Cyber Monday would become the largest digital shopping day in U.S. history.  The totals come…

Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run

New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen is extending his run on Broadway again.  The Boss has decided to do another round of "Springsteen on Broadway" when the current sold-out run ends on February 3rd. Newly-announced shows will begin February 28th and run through June 30th.  Ticketmaster says "verified" fans who were previously put on "standby" in…

North Jersey Family Carjacked While Unpacking From Thanksgiving Getaway

Police are searching for two men who carjacked a North Jersey family right in their own driveway.  The Zakusylos were unpacking their two Range Rovers in their Millburn driveway Monday morning, following a Thanksgiving getaway, when the carjackers struck.  Their daughter Ana said the men pointed a gun at her 13-year-old sister, threatening to kill…

AAA Says Thanksgiving Eve is a Big Night of Overindulgence.

Hamilton, NJ, November 21, 2017 –– As everyone knows, the day after Thanksgiving Day is called “Black Friday.” It is the busiest retail shopping day of the year. Few people realize, however, that the day before Thanksgiving Day is dubbed “Blackout Wednesday” or “Drinksgiving” in some circles.  Thanksgiving Eve is unofficially called one of the…

Tightest Security Ever For A NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade

Mayor de Blasio says this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will have the tightest security ever. There will be blocker cars at every intersection, sand filled dump trucks, heavy weapons counterterrorism teams, K9 units and more along and near the parade route.  Those sitting in the seats along the route will get their bags checked. …

Christie Staffers Kick Off Season Of Service

Governor Christie staffers are kicking off their seventh annual season of service.  It's when cabinet members and officials volunteer at food banks, soup kitchens and shelters serving meals, packing boxes or delivering food.  Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno starts things up tomorrow in Paterson serving Thanksgiving lunch to people at the Oasis.  There are other events…

Governor-Elect Murphy Vows To Increase Minimum Wage In New Jersey

Governor-elect Phil Murphy is promising to hike the state's minimum wage to 15-dollars.  During a news conference in Trenton Monday, Murphy was joined by fellow Democrats and announced he will begin work to fulfill his campaign promise of upping the minimum wage from eight-dollars and 44-cents to 15-dollars an hour over the next few years. …

NJ Pharma Giant Tackles Veterans Suicide Tragedy

Johnson & Johnson, the nation's largest healthcare company, is mounting a campaign to raise awareness about the suicide rate among military veterans.  The Veteran Administration's own statistics show there are 22 suicides a day, or one every 65-minutes. Dr. David Hough, a neuroscientist at J&J, says veterans who experience combat are more prone to depression,…

More Train Troubles For Commuters Who Use Penn Station

There are more train troubles in store for New Jersey commuters who use Penn Station. NJ Transit says Amtrak's upcoming infrastructure project will affect five trains a day during peak ridership periods when new track repairs begin in January.  One New Jersey Coast Line train will be diverted to Hoboken during the morning and evening…