Other NJ News

August 15, 2018

  WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - Daniel Castro put his head on the water bottle he clutched between his shackled hands as he sat on an airplane bound for detention centers, first in Nebraska then Louisiana. He resigned himself to the sobering fact he was being deported back to Nicaragua. What worried him more than ...

Read more »

KENILWORTH, NJ — Kenilworth Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini is on paid leave of absence following his recent arrest in Holmdel, where he is accused of defecating on or near the Holmdel High School athletic fields. The 42-year-old Tramaglini was charged with lewdness, littering and ...

Read more »

BEDMINSTER, NJ --Spring was definitely in the air on Saturday, as hundreds of members of the Basking Ridge Indian Community, BRIC, their friends and neighbors celebrated Holi, a Hindu festival traditionally held in March to welcome spring.  The celebration of Holi, often called the festival of ...

Read more »

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter began the new year by pledging to oppose Gov. Phil Murphy's plan to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and Thursday night he followed through by voting to adopt an ordinance that prohibits "marijuana cultivation, production testing, ...

Read more »

  UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen has been appointed Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC), a rail transit advocacy group representing towns and counties along NJ TRANSIT's Raritan Valley line. Bergen replaces longtime RVRC chair Peter Palmer.  The ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the Parkland, Fla school shooting last month in which 17 students and staff were killed, Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione and Freeholder Mark Caliguire Thursday announced that the freeholder board will fund a second armed school resource officer at ...

Read more »

CLARK, NJ –A car went off the road and into the river on the northbound Garden State Parkway between the Clark and Cranford exits during Wednesday night’s snowstorm. According to Clark’s Chief of Police, Pedro Matos the car’s driver managed to escape the water.  Divers went in to the river and ...

Read more »

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Suspended Hillsborough High School Athletic Director Michael Fanizzi has been arrested and charged with the theft of $10,704 in athletic event receipts over a four-year period from 2013-2017, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Fanizzi, 53, a resident ...

Read more »

AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — In less than two days, an Avon-by-the-Sea landmark that stood for 130 years was reduced to a huge pile of rubble. The Norwood Inn no longer stands on the corner of Norwood and Second Avenues — the last of the stately hotels that once graced the streets of Avon. As onlookers ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University officials have often been wary of the governor's annual budget message, wondering what type of budget cuts the university may sustain and how it would potentially impact tuition and the overall quality of education. This budget message, delivered March 13, ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Council voted 4-0 to designate Post Office Plaza as "an area in need of redevelopment," allowing for plans to move forward on Monday at the regular meeting of the council. Voting in favor of the resolution were council president Len Resto, and council members ...

Read more »

RAHWAY, NJ - Leonard Gresham, a 50-year-old Rahway resident, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to intercepting and delivering packages containing illegal narcotics in exchange for cash bribes, it was announced by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino. Gresham pleaded guilty U.S. District Judge ...

Read more »

SURF CITY, NJ - Need a job this summer? Look no further. Shore Fire Grille again has teamed up with local businesses in the area for a special summer 2018 Job Fair event.  The Third Annual LBI Job Fair will take place Saturday, March 31.  pril 15.  Employers will be looking to hire help for the ...

Read more »

PATERSON, NJ- Not a week goes by when a tale of heroism and bravery on the part of firefighters isn’t told in this publication. Indeed, for them, running into a burning building is as natural as running out of one is for the rest of us. That became apparent again on Monday when members of the ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

RARITAN TWP., NJ – This is a story about Scruffles and it is not a happy one. Scruffles was an 8-year-old bulldog, a pet loved by Danielle DiNapoli and her family. Their story has gone viral on Facebook with more than 14,000 shares and nearly 10,000 comments, leading DiNapoli to create a ...

Read more »

HILLSIDE, NJ – Louis, the lost five-year-old Yorkie who’s taken social media by storm, was found on New Year’s Eve in Hillside’s Evergreen Cemetery. Louis, who lives in Mountainside, ran away from his dog sitter’s home in Kenilworth on Dec. 25. On Sunday afternoon, he was caught by a father and ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will be raising the campus-wide minimum wage to $11 an hour, university president Robert Barchi announced in a campus-wide email on December 11. The move comes as a partial victory for the local labor rights group, Rutgers United Students Against ...

Read more »

MANVILLE, NJ  - What has become known as the world's largest veterans' parade will pause for a ceremony at Manville High School on Wednesday, Dec. 13 as the Wreaths Across America 18-truck convoy heads to Arlington National Cemetery for the annual wreath-laying on the graves of US veterans. The ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY - There are so many fun, family-friendly holiday activities it’s hard to pack them all in. However, if you’re looking for something simple that’s a throwback to your own childhood, make time to see these fabulous light displays that really get folks in the holiday mood. Jenkinson’s ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - The U.S. Postal Service sent four representatives to Chatham Borough Hall on Friday morning and met with local officials to discuss ways to alleviate problems brought to its attention about unreliable mail delivery. Keith Reid, post office operations manager, explained how he had ...

Read more »

SPARTA, NJ – A large crowd filled the Sparta High School media center on Wednesday to hear a panel discussion about school consolidation.  More than 150 people attended the event sponsored by New Jersey School Boards’ Association, according to Ray Pinney, Director of Member Engagement. The ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Hundreds of volunteer firefighters and first responders from throughout the state answered the call for assistance from the Somerville Fire Department Saturday night to help escort Santa Claus down Main Street and through the side streets of the borough during the VI annual ...

Read more »

UNION COUNTY, NJ--Just in time for the holiday shopping and travel season, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents and visitors that the new Union County Transit Map is available free online, and printed copies are free on request. The map displays all bus and rail routes and ...

Read more »

More than 20 leaders at Rutgers University, including Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Deba Dutta, will join Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy’s Transition2018 committees to undertake policy analysis and recommendations on a host of state issues and new initiatives as the new gubernatorial ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — The National Weather Service has declared a flash flood warning for the area late Sunday afternoon until 6:15 p.m. due to heavy rains. A flash flood watch will continue until 6 a.m. Monday. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, ...

Read more »