Other NJ News

November 1, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Actor and Scotch Plains resident Garry Pastore has been cast as a supporting lead in Shooting Heroin, a film that tells a fictional story about the ravages of the opioid epidemic in small-town America and what happens when members of community take matters into their own ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- What better day to release a video called "Monsterz" than on Halloween?  Scotch Plains-based musician Billy Wilkins released his latest single at midnight on the spookiest day of the year.  "It's an upbeat song, actually," the singer/guitar player said. "The song is about ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same. Through their nonprofit ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A male 26-year-old Paterson resident sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound on Oct. 7 at approximately 11 p.m. in a hallway of a residence on North Main Street, according to police. It was the third shooting that day. The victim was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s Regional ...

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PATERSON, NJ - It appears two men were shot on Sunday in Paterson after police discovered the second victim hours after the first victim was transported to Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center on Oct. 7, according to police. The two men were wounded at approximately 3:30 a.m. in the area of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 35-year-old Paterson man sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound at approximately 3:30 a.m. this morning in the area of east 26th Street, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor and Paterson police. Police responded to the east 26th Street area after a report of shots fired. They ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - High School students interested in attending military academies are encouraged to attend a Fifth District Service Academy Night, sponsored by U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer's office. The most local event will be at Ridgewood High School, 627 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, 5:30-7 ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  According to published reports, Hasbrouck Heights Mayor Jack DeLorenzo has emerged as a candidate to fill the vacated Bergen County Sheriff’s position. The seat became open a week ago when Sheriff Michael Saudino and his under-sheriffs resigned after an audio tape of ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The New Bridge Medical Center, which has the largest complete 9-11 memorial in Bergen County, held its annual 9-11 remembrance ceremony yesterday, featuring the Bergen County Firefighters Pipe Band and HUMC Military Honor Guard. Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco, III, ...

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MIDLAND PARK, NJ - This summer, the Thimme Family of Midland Park created a Little Free Library in front of Highland School with the help of school officials. A Little Free Library is a mini library, frequently located outside, to promote a community book share by providing a full time location ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Paul Nickels was down on his luck about eight years ago and found himself homeless in Bergen County. Adding to an already tough situation, finding the assistance and resources he needed to get back on his feet wasn’t easy. Nickels collected as much information as he could and ...

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UNION, NJ – In response to the continuing controversy surrounding a Trump-bashing billboard on Morris Avenue, the Union Township Committee unanimously passed a resolution denouncing it at Tuesday night’s Committee meeting. Mayor Suzette Cavadas read from the resolution: “It has come to the ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students. Such a lawsuit drives directly to New ...

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WYCKOFF, NJ – New Jersey Senator Henry McNamara died at the age of 83 on Monday, Aug. 27. According to his Wikipedia history, he was born on Dec. 9, 1934. He received a B.A. from Seton Hall University in classical languages. Before entering the Senate, McNamara spent six years in the New Jersey ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, will host -- in conjunction with Overlook Family Medicine -- its fourth Community Day & Health Fair on Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Calvary United Church of God in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail. Brendan Devera, ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ -  For those of you who commute from the Bergen County area by bus or car into the city on a daily basis, the beginning of the construction on the Route 495 bridge is far from welcome news.  Expected to take thirty months (over two years) to complete, the already difficult commute ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.   The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - While working in her role as a reporter covering the courts in New Brunswick, a female journalist from NJ Advance Media, a media group represented locally by nj.com and The Star Ledger, was assaulted by another woman following the trial of Tejay Johnson.  A three-year member of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The state assembly is considering legislation requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to establish a recycling program for plastic bags and plastic film. “We know how bad plastic bags are for the environment” said Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney of Wyckoff (R-Bergen) who ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The Hero Club at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center is one step closer to reality having received a donation from the Sparta Kiwanis. John Quinlan, Director of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice foundation, presented the program to the club at their meeting at Homers ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council approved the transfer of a liquor license to Westfield Hospitality LLC for its Westfield Fish & Brew Company during the council's meeting Tuesday night. The license had been bought from Jeffrey’s when it closed in 2014 and remained unused, or “pocketed,” ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The City Council last night officially signed off on a long-anticipated agreement with Hackensack University Medical Center that will result in $24 million in payments to the city over the next six years. Reflecting a shared vision for the revitalization of the city, the Host ...

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MIDLAND PARK, NJ – Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) met individually with Fifth District residents at his 25th “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall at Sansone's Family Restaurant in Midland Park. Gottheimer holds these “Cup of Joe with Josh” events regularly across North Jersey to hear directly ...

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Newark, NJ — Armani Otero, a fifth grade student at Joseph H. Brensinger Elementary School in Jersey City, lit up as he spoke about building two robots that he and other students created to observe changes in their school’s garden. “My favorite part of the whole thing was building the robots,” ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - It is no secret that the retail industry has seen a decrease in shoppers over the past year which has caused many stores to close their doors. This decline hit home when Sears was forced to close in February after 44 years in Paramus. The effects the closing of such a power house like ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The students of the Hawthorne Christian Academy, the faculty, staff, and visitors welcomed the dedication of a new athletic field Thursday afternoon. The manicured, fenced-in field has synthetic turf stretching from end to end, with lines boldly marked out to be used for all their ...

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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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