Melanie Anzidei, North Jersey News

Melanie Anzidei

North Jersey News

New Jersey, United States

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Recent:
  • North Jersey News
Past:
  • Daily Record
  • MyCentralJersey
  • The Asbury Park Press NJ
  • The Journal News
  • Cashay
  • Rochester D and C
  • USA TODAY

Recent articles by Melanie:

The Fireplace in Paramus to temporarily close, cites NJ postponing indoor dining as reason

The iconic 64-year-old Paramus burger joint said it will temporarily close its doors after state officials paused the resumption of indoor dining. → Read More

NJ malls reopen with lines, sanitizer and masks. Here's what you can expect.

Plenty of signs about social distancing, workers handing out hand sanitizer, and customers spread out in line waiting to enter individual stores. → Read More

With all Pride celebrations canceled, this Bergen couple came up with Park to Show Pride

In just a few short weeks, Lisa and Jaimee Rizzo put together their first-ever Park to Show Pride event – a drive-in style celebration of Pride month. → Read More

NJ Attorney General investigating after man dies while in police custody

The attorney general's office is investigating the death. → Read More

NJ gyms must remain closed, but can now offer individual sessions, Murphy says

Gyms have been shut since mid-March, when Murphy ordered their immediate closure to curb the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

24 Hour Fitness to close seven NJ locations after filing for bankruptcy

The national gym chain 24 Hour Fitness will be closing locations in Hasbrouck Heights and Wayne. The Paramus and Englewood Cliffs sites will remain open. → Read More

Hackensack mother marches, still seeking answers five years after son killed by city police

Cecilia Diaz, a Hackensack resident whose son was killed by city police, renewed calls for justice in her son’s 2015 death. → Read More

Here's what non-essential retail stores need to do if they want to reopen on June 15

Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday issued guidance for non-essential retailers preparing to open June 15 in the state's second phase of reopening. → Read More

Gyms to reopen 'soon' at reduced capacity during NJ stage 2 reopening, Murphy says

There is still no set date for when gyms can reopen. However, officials said gyms will be included in the state's second phase of reopening. → Read More

American Dream to host blood drive in June, even as mega-mall remains closed

American Dream, which has been shut since March, will host an American Red Cross blood drive June 10. → Read More

Garden State Plaza will offer curbside pick-up as non-essential NJ businesses start to reopen

As non-essential businesses start to reopen in limited ways, a number of retail stores will participate in the curbside pickup program at the mall. → Read More

Edison man's body recovered from Hudson River on Fourth of July

The two bodies were discovered less than five hours apart near the end of Morris Canal Park in Jersey City. → Read More

As coronavirus crisis drags on, mental health providers want to help essential workers

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll, mental health professionals are extending a hand to those on the front lines. → Read More

Are coronavirus gardens the new 'victory gardens'? Vegetable planting on the rise in Garden State

With New Jersey in a stay-at-home order, experts say a budding number of people stuck inside have started to grow fruits and vegetables at home. → Read More

PSEG Foundation donates $1M to NJ coronavirus relief fund, pledges millions more

The PSEG Foundation has pledged $1 million to Tammy Murphy's pandemic relief fund, and is hoping to donate millions as COVID-19 outbreak continues. → Read More

Coronavirus: New saliva test developed at Rutgers could be a game-changer nationwide

The test could alter the way the virus is detected, potentially accelerating the rate of collections and limiting health care workers' exposure. → Read More

Coronavirus leaves NJ college seniors adapting to a suddenly bleak job market

In a matter of weeks, the strong job market the Class of 2020 was graduating into evaporated. → Read More

NJ colleges weigh options for study abroad programs sidelined by COVID-19 to resume in fall

As the world adapts to new norms, the pandemic may have a long-term effect on study abroad. → Read More

Pregnant during a pandemic: How coronavirus outbreak has altered pregnancy

Canceled baby showers. No child care. A newborn contracting the virus. Giving birth alone. Pregnant women share what worries them most. → Read More

Coronavirus: No gym? No kid sports? There are still ways to stay active at home

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the public into the refuge of their homes. It has also motivated people to go virtual. → Read More