Other NJ News

August 11, 2018

SOMERVILLE., NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting  a 21-year-old Somerville resident. Arrested and charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Third Degree Assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School waving American flags are expected to line Mountain Avenue on Wednesday, May 9 as 400 police officers from dozens of New Jersey departments cycle through town on their way to Washington, DC. The ...

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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 ...

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Newark, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday spread a message of hope regarding future improvements to NJTransit services and infrastructure due to a proposed $242 million increase in funding for NJTransit for the 2019 fiscal year.  At a press conference held at NJTransit’s Central Maintenance ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Auditions will be held in the next few weeks for local singers and thespians who wish to audition to be part of the cast in a summer production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" in Basking Ridge.  The production of the musical will be staged by Basking Ridge-based Trilogy ...

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – Rapper Juelz Santana, a resident of Totowa, faces weapon charges after allegedly trying to get a loaded firearm through security at Newark Liberty International Airport, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The rapper, whose real name is LaRon L. James, 36, surrendered to ...

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Lane closings are planned for the George Washington Bridge and the Holland Tunnel this weekend and/or next week for ongoing construction and repair projects. Holland Tunnel: One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, March 11, through Thursday, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Two big storms in a week caused about 460,000 JCP&L customers to lose power.  The company restored power to about 320,000 that lost power during the first storm with 17,000 customers still waiting to have their power restored when this most recent second storm hit Wednesday.  The ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have announced the winners of their National Anthem Auditions held at Bridgewater Commons on Saturday, March 3rd, including two vocalists from Hillsborough, Susyn Timko and Shravya Kamaraju. The other winners were Scott Six (North Plainfield), Jersey ...

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Somerset County, NJ - Police arrested a Franklin Township High School senior who had been sitting in a class with a loaded 9 MM handgun in his backpack, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The 17-year-old was escorted from the class with his backpack and searched the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – An indictment was handed down in the November carjacking in Millburn where a 13-year old girl was allegedly grabbed by the neck and the suspect threatened to kill her.  The 11-count state grand jury indictment charges Ahmed Anthony, 30, of Newark with conspiracy, carjacking, ...

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SPRING LAKE, NJ — In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon. Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue. The seal’s ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department reports that the video leading to Nutley Public Schools being closed on Friday did not pose a direct threat to any of the township's schools. Police reported at 11 a.m. Friday that the person responsible for the video has been cooperating with the ...

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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 ...

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With Groundhog Day upon us, thousands watched in person and even more tuned in from home to see Punxsutawney Phil make his yearly prediction. As legend has it, if Phil sees his shadow at dawn on Feb. 2, six more weeks of winter are on its way. If Phil doesn’t see his shadow, and early spring can ...

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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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PLAINFIELD, NJ - John Stewart, Jr. submitted a letter of resignation from his position as Plainfield Chief of Staff to Mayor Adrian O. Map on Monday afternoon, a position he has held since January 2014, citing a lack of transparency in government. Stewart said Mapp was "clearly agitated" during ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - If you hadn’t been following the news of the past week, Sunday morning at the Reformed Church of Highland Park almost looked like normal weekend business. Between two and three dozen congregants ​prayed in the pews on either side of the main aisle, while different church ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Amazon released its short list of  20 potential sites to build a massive east coast headquarters Thursday, disappointing more than 200 other cities and smaller towns that had salivated over the prospect of 50,000 new jobs and billions of dollars in associated economic benefits – ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A raccoon attacked a 63-year-old woman and her dog a few steps outside the front door of her residence Tuesday morning, according to police. Irene Rothschild told police she had walked out the front door of her home at 424 Bigley Road with her dog around 11 a.m. when the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With the NFL playoffs heating up, those teams not fortunate enough to make the postseason get a jumpstart on improving their roster for the following season. The New York Giants recently locked down Bloomfield High graduate Kristjan Sokoli, signing him to their to their practice ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – A 68-year-old women was killed in a fire at a Kenilworth home on Monday night, Detective Sergeant Jim Grady of the Kenilworth Police Department said. The name of the victim is being held pending an autopsy, he said. The fire was reported in a two-level home in the 200 block ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino. Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Like many other visitors to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, Fanwood Police Officer Elliott Bernard says the images seen on TV and online simply don’t capture the enormity of the damage, even two months after the storm. Roads with giant fissures, downed utility poles, epic food and water ...

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EDISON, NJ - Township residents on Wednesday received racist school board campaign mailers targeting two members of the Board of Education. The flyers state that Chinese and Indian residents are “taking over” the School Board. Jerry Shi and Falguni Patel, candidates for the Board of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Chairman Peter Palmer spoke about the possibility of a one-seat ride on the train line during peak hours at the RVRC meeting held Monday morning at the Westfield Municipal Building. “The news is not good,” Palmer said. According to Palmer, in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A  Nazi swastika was found gratified on the outside of Stonier Hall, near the Brower Commons dining hall, over the Halloween weekend, university officials confirmed. The latest incident comes less than a week after White supremacist recruitment posters were found across ...

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