Deer Danger: Motorists Urged to Be Alert from Dusk to Dawn during Mating Season

October 16, 2017

TRENTON, NJ — Motorists are advised to be alert for white-tailed deer suddenly darting into roadways, particularly as daylight dwindles during prime commuting hours.

With the fall mating season under way, deer become more active and are more likely to suddenly sprint onto roadways — an activity known as fall rut, which is more common in the very early morning or around sunset when ...

Former Gov. Whitman Honored for Efforts to Protect Great Swamp Watershed

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman was the honored guest at the Great Swamp Watershed Association 2017 Gala Celebration recently held at the Brooklake Country Club.

Chatham residents turned out for the October 12 fundraiser that supports the yearly budget of the association, which is "dedicated to protecting and improving the water resources of the ...

Former Spotswood Mayor Nicholas Poliseno Charged with Theft of Scholarship Fund

SPOTSWOOD, NJ — Former borough mayor Nicholas Poliseno has been charged with theft for allegedly "stealing from a scholarship fund set up to honor the memory of a Spotswood EMT," according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.

The 39-year-old father of two was charged with one third-degree count of theft, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced in a ...

Rutgers Alumni Create Political Action Committee to Support University in Trenton

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —  As the general election season heats up, with candidates vying for governor and the 120 seats in the state Legislature, a group of Rutgers University alumni has formed a state political action committee to help ensure the university's interests are heard in Trenton.

The Scarlet PAC is not connected with the university; it is an independent political action ...

Small Earthquake Hits Morris Plains Area

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ — A 1.7 magnitude earthquake was registered in Morris Plains on Monday, September 25 — the second small tremor to occur in the borough in the past seven months.

The quake hit at about 6:35 p.m., just 5 feet below the surface some 1.24 miles south-southwest of Morristown, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGA).

Earthquakes that small typically aren't ...

On the Hunt for Records — and Some Magic — in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The interior of Spina Records looks like it could pass for a very over-the-top friend's basement music collection.

Boxes of records fill the room, and more recognizable album covers — from acts like Metallica, The Smiths and Prince—line the walls. Antiques and novelty items, like a ceramic dog and a pair of antlers, fill whatever space is left. And the ...

Union County Sheriff's Office Offers Video on Keeping Kids Safe on Snap Chat

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts.

N.J. Man's Plea for Kidney and Chance Encounter in Magic Kingdom Goes Viral

HAMILTON, NJ — Robert Leibowitz and I crossed paths at two different jobs in the magazine publishing world. He was always a positive person in the office, and any time you would ask how he was doing, more often than not he would respond with, "Living the dream!"

But his nightmare is his quest to find a kidney donor.

Leibowitz suffers from chronic kidney disease, a result of ...

How Rutgers Alumni are Bringing Quail Back to New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Outside Rutgers Gardens and a few other choice spots, this city and its high-rise apartment buildings and busy streets seemingly bear little connection to New Jersey's vast woodlands. Yet from this urban center, Rutgers University has managed to impact the wildest stretches of the state.

Just look at the northern bobwhite quail.

Not long ago, the lack of young ...

New Jersey Not In The Dark Historically for Today's Eclipse

MONTVILLE, NJ — When it comes to solar eclipses, New Jersey isn’t totally “in the dark” historically, according to astronomy lecturer Paul Cirillo.

New Jersey’s own Menlo Park inventor Thomas Edison traveled to Wyoming with a group of other scientists to view the 1878 eclipse. The 31-year-old had just invented the phonograph. He wanted to test his newest ...

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