Other NJ News

March 1, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Manville man has been convicted of multiple charges stemming from an argument over a parking space and a subsequent altercation in which he used a sword to attack the driver of the other car. Jared Razzano,  36 of North 9th Avenue, Manville was found guilty of 2nd degree ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy is calling on the federal government to provide funding for the Gateway Tunnel project that would expand access for NJ Transit and Amtrak into New York Penn Station.  On Monday, the governor toured the aging North River Tunnel that carries 200,000 New Jersey ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The days of bargain-priced beach badges in Belmar may soon be numbered. The borough council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote on Tuesday, February 5 to raise the cost of seasonal badges from $55 to $70, seasonal badges for seniors and disabled individuals from $15 to ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Persons convicted of driving while intoxicated in Monmouth County between 2008 and 2016— whose breath tests may have been mishandled — are being informed that they can take steps to find out whether their cases can be dismissed. In a December 20 letter, the Monmouth County ...

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EDISON, NJ – It seems to have gone from summer to winter overnight in Central New Jersey, making now the time to have heating units checked and, if necessary, replaced.  “There was no fall this year. We went from 90 to 50 degrees overnight and without warning,” said Mike Iarrapino, owner of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months. Michelina Aichele, 29 of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Actor Garry Pastore portrays NYPD Detective John Belson in the new film Sarah Q, directed by John Gallagher. Sarah Q will make its World Premiere at The Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City during the weekend of September 21. This film is the third collaboration ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - There are at least at least 15 popular destinations for Rutgers University students who use on-demand transportation apps popular among millennials, according to one of the transportation companies which is starting the upcoming academic year by offering students a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital. "From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to ...

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OCEANPORT, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park  on June 14. Governor Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Operators of Monmouth Park and other race tracks have been champing at the bit to start accepting bets on sports other than its own horse racing. The track is one step closer to doing so as on June 11, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government. “Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ ...

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EDISON, NJ – Five Edison police officers got paid for working side jobs that they didn’t do, according to the county prosecutor, who announced arrests and charges against the officers today. The officers, Sergeant Ioannis (John) Mpletsakis, 38, Patrolman Paul Pappas, 43, Patrolman James ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - New Jersey Transit is reporting a fatality at the train station in Bridgewater.  According to the New Jersey Transit website, Raritan Valley Train Line service is suspended in both directions between Raritan and Dunellen because of a trespasser fatality near ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today. The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 36-year-old suspect charged in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian May 15th has fled the country, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Charges have been filed against Mario Infante, age 36, of New Street, Plainfield, following an investigation ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  A day after video surfaced of her altercation with a South Orange police officer -- in which she used profanity, threatened to go to the village president and called the police chief “a skinhead cop” -- South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad issued ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum issued a statement on Thursday, addressing a video in which South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad appeared to suggest that she would contact South Orange Village President Sheena Collum in regards to a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Goethals Bridge to New Jersey will be closed to all traffic beginning 9 p.m. Friday, May 18 until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 20.  The Eastbound to NY will remain open. Officials said the closure is necessary to construct the entry and exit ramps for the new westbound span. At 9 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School Board Member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad got into an altercation with a South Orange police officer who stopped her for speeding last month, in which she used profanity, complained when she was issued a ticket and called South Orange Police Chief Kyle ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  A 58-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Tuesday morning on Watchung Ave. The incident occurred at 1 a.m. as the victim, identified as Jose Humberto Burgos, a resident of Plainfield, was crossing the street, according to Somerset County ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — As a line of heavy thunderstorms roared through South Plainfield Tuesday evening, a resident captured a funnel cloud twisting down west and north of Spring Lake Park. The photo captures the funnel cloud, which can be seen in the left-hand side of the photo. The photo ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK — For the second time in less than a week, a Rutgers University student has been found dead outside a dorm. Kyle Gotchel, a sophomore business major, was found outside Hardenbergh Hall on Monday, university officials said in a statement. “I am saddened to share the news that our ...

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SOMERSET, NJ —  A 14-year-old freshman from Franklin High School died Tuesday during a physical education class, according to school officials.  The cause of death was not provided.  According to a statement from district spokesperson Mary L. Clark, the boy “became unresponsive” around 9:10 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — African penguins have officially joined the giraffes, lions and hyenas in the African Adventure at the Turtle Back Zoo, bringing all of the zoo’s animals from the largest continent into the same area. Local dignitaries joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Easter Bunny emptied the jelly beans, chocolate and decorated eggs from his basket yesterday and replaced the traditional contents with pairs of socks destined for US military personnel overseas. The Easter Bunny – aka Felix Ciattarelli – traveled from Raritan to Somerville ...

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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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