Other NJ News

May 12, 2021

STAFFORD, NJ - Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reports that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unknown actor posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania. The driver, described as a white male with a beard, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A series of attacks against Asian Americans nationwide has spawned a movement to "Stop Asian Hate" in communities all across the country. About 100 people attended a rally on Saturday, April 17, that was organized by Rutgers Preparatory School’s Global Outreach Club. The event ...

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NEW JERSEY - Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced Wednesday that 11 people have been charged for their alleged involvement in a large-scale narcotics distribution ring that operated in Middlesex and Union counties. The investigation was dubbed Operation The Price is Right by ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - For one Hasbrouck Heights teacher, her talent is extending from sharing in the classroom, to a larger stage. Shannon Rodenberg, American Sign Language teacher at Hasbrouck Heights Middle School, is taking her signing to "America’s Got Talent." “I am extremely excited for ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a swearing-in ceremony held at town hall on Wednesday morning, Stephanie Bagniewski made history, becoming the first female firefighter that the Springfield Fire Department has ever had. Bagniewski was appointed as a probationary firefighter by resolution 2021-70 at ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Long-time Wayne resident, Harry Stricker is searching for a good Samaritan to help save his life. After a battle with kidney cancer fifteen years ago, Stricker had one kidney removed. In March of 2020, his remaining kidney began to fail and now a living kidney donation may be his only ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a public statement issued to parents of Summit Public School students, Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough has disclosed that a Summit Public School District employees has been arrested by the FBI on a child pornography charge. The Morris Daily Voice is reporting the individual is ...

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BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ – New Jersey resident Yvonne “Vonnie” Braasch was a healthy, active 46-year-old when she started having some abdominal discomfort in July 2020. After her blood work results came back abnormal, her doctor scheduled follow-up imaging for further review. However, before that ...

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SPARTA, NJ – History is being made in Sparta as seven girls earn the rank of Eagle Scout in Scout Troop 1150.  The girls are among the first in Scouts BSA who are eligible for the rank.  Scouts BSA opened their program to girls in 2018 and set Feb 2021 as the first date they are eligible to become ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Two North Brunswick juveniles have been charged in connection with Wednesday’s shooting death of a Plainfield man at the Renaissance Glen Apartments. The juveniles are both male and are 17 years old, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Following a public declaration of the intent to file a lawsuit against the Montclair Education Association (MEA) on their refusal to return to in-person learning, the 1000-member union has fired back against the Montclair School District. On Tuesday, Superintendent Jonathan Ponds ...

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BELMAR, NJ — It may be the middle of winter, but a special display of love is blossoming on Belmar’s Third Avenue beach — a heart of seashells filled with memorial rocks bearing the names of loved ones lost to the coronavirus. It all started after sunset on Monday, January 25 when Rima Samman ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers researcher whose work to create the first COVID-19 saliva-based test produced a game-changing weapon in the battle against the coronavirus, has died. Andrew Brooks, 51, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, according to the university. Brooks, who grew up in ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund is spearheading a $2.8 million initiative to fund  small- and medium-sized food pantries and soup kitchens that face an increased surge in demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic. NJPRF, which was founded in March to marshal resources to meet critical ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – A 27-year-old father has been charged with attempted murder and child endangerment after surveillance video showed him carrying his two-year-old daughter in a plastic bag in the hallway of a hotel where he was living, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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TRENTON – A former meter reader for the New Brunswick Water Department has been sentenced to state prison for participating in a scheme with two other former water department employees to reduce the water and sewer bills of numerous customers in return for bribes, according to the state attorney ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — After boasting about her alleged participation in the riot on Facebook, a Fairfield woman has been arrested and charged with taking part in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, court records show. Rasha N. Abual-Ragheb was arrested Tuesday and charged with unlawful entry and ...

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They spilled his blood. They took a son away from his parents. They took a sibling away from their brother. SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Senator Cory Booker eulogized U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick today and called him "the very definition of a hero" and said that he was proud to say the ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The New Jersey State Police have arrested six suspects and dismantled an alleged multi-county theft ring linked to more than 30 stolen vehicles and two motor vehicle pursuits after a 13-month operation dubbed “Bust a Move.” According to a press release from the State Police, ...

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Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) received a positive rapid antigen test result for COVID-19 on Monday, according to a press release from her office. She believes she was exposed during protective isolation in the U.S. Capitol building as a result of insurrectionist riots on Jan. 6. As ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy mourned the death of New Jersey native Brian Sicknick - a Capitol Hill police officer who was killed during Wednesday's attack on the US Capitol by a mob of protestors - during his visit to the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Friday where he swore in Somerset ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Three City of Summit Police Department officers -- led by Officer Gerald McDermott, who was first to arrive on-scene -- recently responded to a call for service at the Salerno Duane Service and Parts center and found a 53-year-old man with no detectable vital signs or heart ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Annika Aristimuno and Layla Hurwitz, both juniors at Montclair High School, have found a unique way to occupy their time while in quarantine. They started an organization, Letters for Rose, to help combat loneliness of the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The duo collect ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -Jersey City’s Maritime Parc restaurant has been ordered closed due to alleged violations of the city’s COVID-19 protocols that came to light via a social media post. This was the result of an apparent violation of indoor mask wearing as required by Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A Bound Brook man has been indicted by a Somerset County Grand Jury in connection with the Jan. 12 fire that destroyed two apartment buildings under construction on Main Street, Bound Brook and several adjacent buildings. Juan Hector Padilla, age 29, of East Second Street ...

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(NEW JERSEY) — On behalf of all New Jersey residents, Governor Philip D. Murphy ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Air Force Captain Kelliann Leli of Parlin, Middlesex County, NJ. Captain Leli died November 27th in a non-combat related vehicle incident at Al Dhafra Air Base, United ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The city’s COVID-19 cases are approaching peak numbers, leading Mayor Ras Baraka to issue a new executive order with more stringent health and safety restrictions than those announced in October.  Baraka took to Facebook Live on Monday to tell Newarkers that the city’s infection ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Across the United States, November is recognized in the United States as National Adoption Month. For one New Jersey Middle School teacher, Dana Regan, this especially hits home, as she wrote a children’s book, Amarylli’s Bunny: Where is She Now?, about her adopted daughter ...

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