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5 African-American Scientists You Need To Know

For some, their knowledge of African-American scientists include Neil deGrasse Tyson, George Washington Carver and…that’s about it.  There have been countless African-Americans whose contributions have greatly impacted the science field, but these five are definitely among those you need to know and celebrate!

We wish we could see these GMC-Mid State 37 crossovers

When the Greater Middlesex Conference and Mid-State 37 Conference finalized their 2018 schedules last week, the result revealed a number of intriguing crossover matchups thanks to the new scheduling agreement.  Piscataway vs. Westfield and St. Joe's-Metuchen vs. Immaculata are just a couple of the highlights. Maybe there will be different crossovers in the future, but…

Use Of Opioid Overdose Antidote Triples In NJ Since 2014

The use of Narcan, the opioid overdose antidote, has nearly tripled in New Jersey since 2014.  That's the year police officers and other first responders began carrying it.  State Police figures show Narcan was administered more than 14-thousand times last year, compared to 51-hundred in 2014. The numbers show every county in the state, except…

"Drive Thru" And "Ashes To Go" Picks Up In Tri-State

Some churches in the tri-state are offering parishioners "drive-thru" ashes if they can't make Ash Wednesday services.  Reverend Daniel Gunn who heads St. Andrew's Church in New Providence, New Jersey is among the congregations in the Garden State distributing ashes in the parking lot so the faithful can be on their way.  It's similar to…

Parents Charged With Death Of Infant In Wallington

A Wallington husband and wife are facing charges in the death of their three-day-old daughter.  The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office says it received a call Friday about an unresponsive infant in distress at 72 Strong Street.  The infant was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.  Police arrested the child's parents,…

Trump's Infrastructure Proposal Would Limit Input On Gateway

It appears President Trump's infrastructure proposal could limit the amount the feds contribute to the Gateway Project.  The roughly 30-billion-dollar project would double rail capacity under the Hudson River into New York City.  Trump's proposing to limit the federal portion of any project to 20-percent, although it would be eligible for other grants.  Governor Murphy…

Officials Checking If Student Death Was Caused By Flu

The state's health department is trying to figure out if the death of a five-year-old New Jersey girl is the result of the flu.  Officials say the kindergartener at the Lincoln Elementary School in North Bergen was in school Friday when she complained of flu like symptoms.  Grief counselors are being made available to students…

African-American Artists Make History During BHM

Two artists make history by being the first African-American artist to paint presidential portraits. Barack and Michelle Obama were back in the Public light Monday in Washington, the former first couple's official portraits were unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.