Other NJ News

November 6, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township’s settlement agreement with the statewide Fair Share Housing group that advocates for state-ordered affordable housing in many municipalities throughout the state has been ruled as "fair and reasonable" by State Supreme Court Judge Thomas C. Miller, the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all.  Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our ...

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  PISCATAWAY, NJ - Hillary Rodham Clinton said she believes the United States is moving toward a breakthrough in which women and underrepresented groups will become more active in politics for the benefit of their communities, but only if they summon the courage to run for office and go to the ...

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J.- Memorial Junior School hosted the Morris Area Coalition For Education and Positive Choices latest in a series of educational forums focusing on the dangers of vaping. A panel discussion highlighted facts and statistics on this harmful trend. Superintendent, Mike Wasco, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Replacing longtime chairman and now-retired Somerset County Freeholder Peter S. Palmer, Union County Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen has been named chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, a rail transit advocacy group representing towns and counties along the NJ Transit Raritan ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township School district turned a national tragedy into a teachable moment for the community.  "The kids did an excellent job, well planned, a great lesson in democracy, I am really proud of them," Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Ravally said. "It is a teachable ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of Somerville High School students participated in the National School Walkout Wednesday morning to pay their respects to the 17 victims of last month’s mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. and to draw attention to the issue of ...

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Lifelong Franklin resident, Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset), chairman of the Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee is leading discussions regarding legalized marijuana in New Jersey.  Danielsen's committee heard testimony for several hours regarding the ...

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WARREN, NJ - Two men from Newark have been charged with the burglary of a Warren Township residence on Feb. 21, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Ras Loyd, 25, of Broad Street and Thomas Waller, 28, of Grummant Avenue, both in Newark, face multiple charges, according ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Longtime residents, local historians and others concerned with the future path of the borough’s redevelopment will take a stroll along Main Street at 2 p.m., Sunday afternoon, Feb. 25  to look skyward and gaze at what’s above their heads. “Second Story Somerville” a guided tour ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town. The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University/New Brunswick will host national political analyst William Kristol for a public lecture titled “Our Country, the Constitution and Conservatism.” on Monday, Feb. 12 beginning at 7 p.m. at Trayes Hall, Douglass Student ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A longtime local resident and community activist, Brian Gardner​,​ has worn many hats as he’s found ways to be involved with the city. Soon after graduating high school, he found a job as a maintenance worker at the New Brunswick Free Public library, where he worked his way ...

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According to numerous news reports, corruption and bribery charges against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez are being dropped by the Justice Department. Senator Menendez released the following statement through his Communications Director, Tricia Enright: “From the very beginning, I never wavered in my ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ, and NEW YORK, NY - The Women's Marches that drew women, men and children to the streets of towns and cities around the United States and beyond on Jan. 20 also brought out many area residents, with a number of them joining a crowd of 15,000 in Morristown. "I found the whole ...

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  NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 13 million years ago, a distant ancestor of modern apes and humans suffered an untimely death on the arid landscape of northern Kenya. Last year, a Rutgers scientist helped bring its tiny skull to light, filling in a huge gap in the evolutionary record. And on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy, following his inauguration last week, ​ticked off a list of lofty goals and​ progressive​ proposals for the state.  Yet allies and opponents have shown skepticism, or at least questioned, his vision for New Jersey Rutgers President Robert Barchi made ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For decades, the remaking of New Brunswick's riverfront has been a tug of war between historical and environmental conservationist​s​ on the one hand, and developers and city officials on the other. The 2030 physical master plan for Rutgers University has ignited a ...

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TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Board of Freeholders are strongly opposed to a Trump administration plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to the waters of nearly every coastal state in the nation.. The proposal by the Trump Administration includes 47 potential lease sales in 25 of the 26 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset Patriots’ owner Steve Kalafer is awarding each of his full-time employees a $500 bonus because of the recently passed Federal tax reform and corporate tax reduction. “It’s simple Economics 101,” Kalafer said. “We believe this is the right thing to do. Reinvesting tax ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Rutgers University varsity football player admitted his role in a series of armed robberies and home invasions, authorities announced on Jan. 8. Tejay Johnson, 26, of Egg Harbor, will spend 15 years behind bars as part of a plea agreement, Middlesex County Prosecutor ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The dog days of summer never seemed so far away. On Thursday, the persistent bitter sub-freezing temperatures that taken hold locally and throughout much of the East Coast teamed up with blowing snow for winter weather sure to chill to the bone anyone who ventured ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Solutions to the state’s opioid crisis have landed in the lap of The Center for Great Expectations, an outpatient drug rehab center which operates in New Brunswick and across Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon counties. The center is being armed with a $786,524 grant to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former fire commissioner for Franklin Township could spend as many as 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a sex crimes spree, authorities announced on January 3. Thomas Canales, 39 of Franklin Township, was found guilty of seven counts by a jury, including ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - ​Township​ ​Administrator​ ​Anthony​ ​Ferrera has been named​ ​Administration/Municipal​ ​Manager​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Year for 2017 by​ ​New​ ​Jersey​ ​Municipal​ ​Management​ ​Association. The NJMMA is an organization of professional local government administrators and assistants ...

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