FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters
The latest moves would expand by tens of millions the number of Americans eligible for boosters and formally allow “mixing and matching” of shots — making it simpler to get another dose.
Trial in 1990s Long Branch, NJ family murders ends in hung jury
Monmouth County prosecutors say the mother and adult son, accused of killing two close relatives months apart, will be retried.
FDA panel endorses booster shot for J&J COVID-19 vaccine
U.S. health advisers endorsed a booster of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine Friday, citing growing worry that Americans who got the single-dose shot aren't as protected as those given two-dose brands.
NJ worker critically hurt in 3-story elevator shaft fall — police
The 23-year-old construction worker was at the top of an elevator shaft being built in a new apartment building in Bergen County, police said.
Swimmers rescued from ocean at un-guarded Sandy Hook, NJ beach
Two people were rushed to a hospital after the incident, a week after one teen swimmer died at a nearby beach, officials said.
Biden announces new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans
President Joe Biden blamed people who have not yet received COVID-19 vaccinations for the sharp rise in cases.
Friends swept away in car among NJ residents still missing after Ida floods
Rescue workers resumed the search for two friends whose car was caught up in the floodwaters.
At least 9 deaths as Hurricane Ida’s remnants hit NJ and NY
At least eight deaths were reported in New York City and New Jersey as relentless rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida sent both areas into a state of emergency.
Cuomo resigns as NY governor in wake of sex harassment scandal
Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations Tuesday in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during the darkest days of COVID-19.
‘Small but possible’ risk of rare disorder from Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine may pose a “small possible risk” of a rare but potentially dangerous neurological reaction, U.S. health officials said Monday.
Smoking will be allowed again at Atlantic City casinos starting July 4
New Jersey's yearlong coronavirus-inspired ban on smoking in Atlantic City casinos will end Sunday, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday.
Bill Cosby to be released from PA prison: conviction overturned
At a state prison near Philadelphia, the embattled entertainer has served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence for sex assault.