Scott Fallon, North Jersey News

Scott Fallon

North Jersey News

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Recent articles by Scott:

Dozens of boat ramps, archery ranges and other outdoor venues close due to NJ furlough

Some 40 boat ramps, rifle and archery ranges and other sites at the state's Wildlife Management Areas will be off-limits through July 27. → Read More

NY, NJ quarantine advisory expands to 19 states including Delaware

Delaware is the first state listed that borders NJ. Residents from both states travel back and forth regularly. → Read More

100 days without Zoe: NJ parents long to reunite with daughter with disability amid lockdown

NJ's nursing home lockdown includes facilities housing disabled children. With no family visits, experts worry about the children's mental health. → Read More

Travelers from these 8 states are asked to quarantine in New Jersey under new advisory

Travelers are asked to voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days when entering New Jersey if they are coming from states with high COVID-19 positivity rates. → Read More

As NJ coronavirus cases rise among young people, Murphy warns against crowded bars, beaches

Those aged 18 to 29 make up a larger percentage of the state's cases in June than they did in April. → Read More

No masks — then no contact. One family's experience of COVID chaos at Paramus veterans home

Meticulous notes taken by the family since early March offer a glimpse into how conditions devolved at the Paramus home where at least 80 have died. → Read More

Outdoor weddings in NJ are allowed, but indoor receptions still banned, Murphy says

When catering halls will be allowed to reopen for wedding and other events is still uncertain. → Read More

Hoboken mayor urges 10K George Floyd protesters to get a COVID-19 test and self-isolate

The call by Mayor Ravi Bhalla on Sunday follows others made by NJ officials who fear the crowded rallies may cause a spike in coronavirus cases. → Read More

New Jersey coronavirus deaths surpass 12,000 but hospitalizations drop below 2,000

Hospitalizations were reported Friday at 1,933 as of June 4 continuing to show a sharp decline from the peak in mid-April. → Read More

New Jersey becomes first state to incorporate climate change in K-12 curriculum

The new standards come at a time when New Jersey is increasingly experiencing the effects of a warmer planet. → Read More

Will large George Floyd protests lead to a spike in NJ coronavirus cases?

The rallies come at a time when Gov. Phil Murphy is touting how well New Jersey has reduced the risk of transmission through his stay-at-home order. → Read More

Murphy urges protesters crammed in at George Floyd rallies to get coronavirus tests

Contracting the virus is still very much a threat at outdoor activities, which are capped at 25 people. Murphy is allowing rallies to continue. → Read More

Atlantic City casinos can reopen in July but with limited capacity, Murphy says

Since closing on March 16 per Murphy's order, casinos have lost hundreds of millions in revenues and laid off thousands of workers. → Read More

New Jersey's drinking water to get a bit cleaner with strict standards on PFAS chemicals

PFOA and PFOS are known as "forever chemicals" because they are very difficult to break down. → Read More

'We're going to be on lockdown': Mayhem erupts in Trenton as rioters loot stores, burn cop car

Protests began peacefully in New Jersey's capital city on Sunday but devolved into hours of unrest. → Read More

Atlantic City casinos may reopen around July 4 from COVID-19 shutdown, Murphy says

Since closing on March 16 per Murphy's order, casinos have lost hundreds of millions in revenues and laid off thousands of workers. → Read More

Video shows two NYPD SUVs ram Brooklyn crowd protesting George Floyd killing

Demonstrators were pushing a barricade against an NYPD SUV when one of the vehicles accelerated forward, video shows. → Read More

Child vaccine rates plummet amid NJ coronavirus outbreak; health officials urge parents to act

Officials suggested pediatricians try different approaches during the pandemic to allay fears of visiting a doctor's office during the crisis. → Read More

'The work won't stop': Hackensack Riverkeeper to continue mission following weekend fire

Fire and smoke damage was kept to a minimum at the organizaion's Main Street office in Hackensack. But the damage from water was significant. → Read More

A busy Saturday night for Paterson cops nets three on gun charges

Two men and a 16-year-old were arrested and charged with possessing illegal guns Saturday night in two separate incidents. → Read More