Scott Fallon, North Jersey News

Scott Fallon

North Jersey News

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Recent articles by Scott:

Murphy launches long-awaited 'independent review' of how his team handled pandemic in NJ

Phil Murphy said New Jersey hired two consultants to conduct the COVID pandemic review, which won't be finished until late 2023. → Read More

Feds halt new admissions at troubled NJ veterans home as safety, COVID problems remain

A recent inspection report found the Menlo Park home still had major infection control problems even after 100+ died from COVID. → Read More

Under threat of federal sanctions, Murphy sends strike team to Menlo veterans home

On the day the Menlo Park veterans home faced a key deadline for federal sanctions Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy sent a team to help fix its problems. → Read More

NJ lawmakers call for overhaul of state veterans' homes in wake of report, COVID deaths

A group of Democratic lawmakers plan to meet Monday to come up with an overhaul plan in the wake of COVID deaths at the homes a a scathing new report → Read More

Veterans group blasts Murphy over scathing COVID inspection report at veterans home

The VFW said the report indicates conditions at the home, which saw dozens of COVID deaths, has not improved the past two years under Murphy's watch. → Read More

New inspection of NJ veterans home shows major issues still exist years after COVID deaths

Menlo Park had one of the largest death tolls of any nursing home during the COVID pandemic. A summer inspection revealed more issues. → Read More

New COVID variants are spreading in New Jersey. Is another surge on tap this winter?

NJ has been spared a significant COVID surge since the omicron strain hammered the state. But experts worry about the return to "normal" behavior. → Read More

NJ sues oil, gas companies, alleging they deceived public over climate change

The Murphy administration said Exxon Mobil, Shell, BP and others systematically concealed info that fossil fuels are a major cause of climate change. → Read More

Paper bags may return to NJ supermarkets, but with a twist

A survey of NJ supermarkets showed that the state's plastic bag ban has eliminated 3 billion plastic bags and 68 million paper bags so far. → Read More

'Clock is ticking': NJ moves toward divesting its pension fund from fossil fuel companies

A bill passed by a Senate committee targets pension money invested in 200 largest fossil fuel companies. Republicans oppose the bill. → Read More

NJ residents, you have an October mission: Find and destroy spotted lanternfly eggs

Female spotted lanternflies lay 30 to 50 eggs at a time on a flat, smooth, vertical surface and coat them with a protective layer to survive winter. → Read More

Remnants of Hurricane Ian bring flooding, scattered power outages to New Jersey

The gray, billowy weather is expected to remain in much of New Jersey until mid-week. → Read More

Army Corps picks $52B floodgate plan to protect Meadowlands from Sandy-like storm surges

The plan calls for a 1,900-foot-long floodgate across the Hackensack River. Other proposed structures would protect New York Harbor. → Read More

At NJ Ukrainian festival, thoughts turn to loved ones in war-torn homeland

The festival was held just days after Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed a large military mobilization in a televised address to his nation. → Read More

Drought watch: North Jersey’s largest reservoir drops below 50% while others stabilize

Most of the state still remains in a moderate drought with parts of Central and South Jersey experienving a severe drought. → Read More

Alcohol-related hospitalizations and deaths soared in NJ amid COVID pandemic

The number hospitalized for liver disease jumped 19% from 2019 to 1021, says a report by the New Jersey Hospital Association. → Read More

Man killed, woman critically injured in Paterson shooting

Authorities released few details of the shooting that occurred around 1:47 a.m. near Belle Avenue and Hopper Street. → Read More

How much PCB pollution is in NJ's part of the Hudson River? We're going to find out

The project is set to begin in early 2023. But the lack of specific sites and even a budget has drawn some concern from environmentalists. → Read More

State revokes license of Bergen chiropractor accused of fondling patients

A jury had acquitted Arthur Irby on criminal charges three years ago, but a state board said inappropriately touched women and made sexual comments. → Read More

One Paterson firefighter still hospitalized after eight injured when engines collide

Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh said the firefighter who remains in the hospital is expected to recover, after two of the city's fire engines collided. → Read More