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NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

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Police Find Man and Woman in Possible Abduction in South Brunswick

August 6, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police have identified and tracked down the suspect and victim involved in a ‘possible abduction’ which occurred earlier this week. This development was announced at a press conference outside the South Brunswick Police Headquarters. 

Authorities worked alongside the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI to locate the people in question.

East Brunswick: Fire Destroys Red Lobster on Route 18

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fire broke out at the Red Lobster located at 715 Route 18 North in East Brunswick at 1:45 Friday morning.

East Brunswick Fire District 1 received a call for an activated fire alarm at the Red Lobster and went to the scene.

The fire was quickly extinguished, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation, says a posting from District 1.

East ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

9/11 Families Slam Trump and Saudi-Funded LIV Golf Tournament in Bedminster

BEDMINSTER, NJ -- 9/11 survivors and victim family members slammed former President Trump for hosting the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tournament at Trump's National Golf Course in Bedminster Friday morning. 

Members of the group 9/11 Justice put together the press conference outside the Clarence Dillon Library, a little more than two miles down the road from Trump National Golf Course ...

Family of Teen Struck, Killed by Off-Duty Trooper to Receive $1.1 Million

WESTFIELD, NJ — The family of a 14-year-old girl who was struck and killed by an off-duty state police trooper while he was driving to work is due to receive $1.1 million to settle a civil lawsuit stemming from the 2017 crash.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which underwrites the state police, on Tuesday approved $1 million for the family of the late Westfield High School ...

Police Find Man and Woman in Possible Abduction in South Brunswick

August 6, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police have identified and tracked down the suspect and victim involved in a ‘possible abduction’ which occurred earlier this week. This development was announced at a press conference outside the South Brunswick Police Headquarters. 

Authorities worked alongside the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI to locate the people in question.

East Brunswick: Fire Destroys Red Lobster on Route 18

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fire broke out at the Red Lobster located at 715 Route 18 North in East Brunswick at 1:45 Friday morning.

East Brunswick Fire District 1 received a call for an activated fire alarm at the Red Lobster and went to the scene.

The fire was quickly extinguished, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation, says a posting from District 1.

East ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

Fair Warning, Somerville: Walls Will Shudder, Windows Will Rattle

July 30, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Saturday's Revolutionary War-era reenactment at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse will be accompanied by hourly cannon fire and sporadic musket fire to add authenticity to "History on the Green."

Borough officials posted an advisory to the borough website to inform residents in an effort to cut down on the number of anticipated phone calls directed to the ...

Washington to Reunite with French General at Somerville Encampment

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The "other" French general who helped the ragtag Continental Army defeat the British at Yorktown in 1781 will have a reunion with his counterpart and ally Gen. George Washington on Saturday, July 30 at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Re-enactors will portray Washington and French nobleman and career military officer Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, ...

Fair Warning, Somerville: Walls Will Shudder, Windows Will Rattle

July 30, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Saturday's Revolutionary War-era reenactment at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse will be accompanied by hourly cannon fire and sporadic musket fire to add authenticity to "History on the Green."

Borough officials posted an advisory to the borough website to inform residents in an effort to cut down on the number of anticipated phone calls directed to the ...

Washington to Reunite with French General at Somerville Encampment

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The "other" French general who helped the ragtag Continental Army defeat the British at Yorktown in 1781 will have a reunion with his counterpart and ally Gen. George Washington on Saturday, July 30 at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Re-enactors will portray Washington and French nobleman and career military officer Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, ...