Other NJ News

June 13, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ – With the ongoing debate over legalizing marijuana in New Jersey and what any guidelines would look like, on Thursday, the Piscataway Town Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the township’s geographical boundaries. The ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has notified the public that a crew of thieves is operating in the local area. They watch unsuspecting shoppers or individuals withdrawing money from ATMs, then covertly slash a tire on their vehicle. Once the vehicle is disabled, they ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and Bridgewater Township Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run Thursday at 2:02 a.m. on Route 28. According to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, police responded to the scene of a pedestrian struck on Route ...

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NJ — A birthday party that became the scene of a mass shooting at a house party is still an active investigation according to a Monday morning briefing by Governor Phil Murphy. The Saturday night shooting killed two individuals and injured 12 others, some of whom remain in ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In an amazing sign of expected recovery from the COVID-19, the Middlesex County Fair will return to the County Fairgrounds (655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick) on Monday, August 2 – Sunday, August 8, 2021.  Additional details regarding modified experiences and pandemic ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — No one has come forward yet to claim the $9.2 million jackpot from Monday’s Pick-6 lottery drawing. New Jersey Lottery officials said only one lucky ticket matched all six numbers drawn which was sold in Piscataway at the Quick Stop Food Store at 1665 Stelton Road. The cash ...

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TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - At a recent meeting, members of the South Brunswick Township Council expressed support of an ordinance that prohibits the farming, development, and distribution of marijuana in the township. Council members agreed that retail sales and growth of marijuana should not be allowed ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple in Robbinsville on Tuesday to execute court orders on the property where workers say they were victims of human trafficking and labor abuse. Six plaintiffs have filed the lawsuit on behalf of approximately 200 other ...

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STAFFORD — A local, Stafford Township School District nurse found it extremely hard to witness children wearing masks all day long in school. Her conviction became too strong to continue to keep quiet on the matter.  When she decided to do something about it, she got suspended from her job in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Recreational marijuana will not be welcome in Bridgewater Township anytime soon, at least not officially. The town council unanimously approved four related ordinances last week prohibiting the operation of cannabis businesses within Bridgewater’s borders; the operation of any ...

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UNION, NJ – The deaths of two women in Hillside are believed to be connected to a death in Union, said acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo on Wednesday. As reported by TAPinto Union early Wednesday morning, the case began at about 2:30 Monday morning when Union police officers ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — The funeral arrangements for Commissioner Kenneth Armwood of Piscataway have been announced. Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, April 2nd and Saturday April 3rd from 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm at The Crabiel Home for Funerals located at170 N Main St.at Riva Avenue ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka recently praised his officers for handling two life-threatening situations this past week. One incident involved the apprehension of a man wielding a knife at a local hotel, and the other was a group of officers who saved a ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The new Middlesex County surrogate has a long history of public service and a strong connection to New Brunswick. Claribel Cortes was sworn in Friday by Middlesex County Clerk Nancy J. Pinkin following confirmation and swearing in by the New Jersey State Senate Judiciary ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Township residents seem divided on the issue of legalized recreational marijuana within the town’s borders, particularly in public places. The township council, however, is firm in its opposition. The council introduced four separate ordinances March 18 that would prohibit ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - "Studio at the Hill," a locally-produced comedy show with puppets, skits and magic will premiere its latest episode March 28 at the Reading Cinemas in Manville. The 2 p.m. show features Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini." Guests are asked to arrive no later than 15 minutes before ...

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CARTERET, NJ - Two dogs attacked a mother and child in Carteret this week, seriously injuring the adult and killing the three-year-old child. Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Dennis McFadden of the Carteret Police Department announce that at approximately 4:29 P.M. on ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Firefighters and emergency personnel were able to assist a motorist whose car had left the roadway and hit a pole, coming to rest in a vertical position at a severe angle with the front of the car pointing skyward. The incident occurred at 1:45 p.m.; no other vehicles were ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-five years ago, the epic album titled, “The Score” was recorded and released by the Fugees at the Booga Basement, located at 232 South Clinton Street in East Orange, New Jersey, and released on February 13, 1996.  The album which combined, Hip Hop, R&B, and Reggae ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - "He loved his girlfriend, his dogs, and the New Jersey Devils," said Senate Majority leader Charles E. Schumer today of Capitol Police Officer and New Jersey native Brian David Sicknick.  Members of the United States Congress gathered in the Capitol Rotunda this morning to honor ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Forget about placing bets on whether Tom Brady will win another championship on February 7. The big bet is whether Milltown Mel will see his shadow on Tuesday. Yes, it is Groundhog Day once again and those furry forecasters are getting their game faces on for their moment in the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was rated the worst state to retire, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual ranking of 2021’s Best States to Retire. What's the biggest reason for New Jersey's last place ranking? "The biggest reason New Jersey finished last is affordability. It has ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Since he was a young man Brian Sicknick wanted to be a police officer.  After serving in the Air Force National Guard, Sicknick became a Capitol Police Officer in Washington, DC in 2008.  Yesterday, he lost his life after being attacked by rioters who invaded the Capitol on ...

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NEW JERSEY – United Van Lines has released the company’s 44th Annual National Migration Study, revealing in 2020, Americans continued to move westbound and southbound – and the COVID-19 pandemic factored into and accelerated many of those decisions to move. According to the study, which tracks ...

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FORT DRUM, NY - Far from his home in Hillsborough, NJ, Army 1st Lt. Jake Ciattarelli spread some holiday cheer provided by the volunteers of Operation Shoebox New Jersey with 50 soldiers under his command. The 23-year-old platoon leader received a shipment of OPSHBX NJ care packages on Monday, ...

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MADISON, NJ – The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on tens of thousands of families across the country, many of which who will be ‘celebrating’ the holidays without their loved ones for the first time. So when local law enforcement officers of the non-profit SUP BRO found out the ...

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Walk-Ins Still Allowed at Licensing Centers for Select Transactions TRENTON, NJ — Before heading to any of New Jersey’s 16 motor vehicle centers, an appointment will be required beginning tomorrow, December 14. Customers will no longer be able to walk in to complete a transition — whether it’s ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - TAPinto.net, a network of 85 independently-owned local news franchises - including TAPinto Hillsborough - is one of ten finalists in the Movers & Shakers Small Business Competition. TAPinto.net is a key lifeline for many communities across New Jersey especially during the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy presented a "worst case scenario" predictive model if New Jerseyans become lax in following social distancing and mask-wearing protocols during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 9. He reported that one model he saw had the state topping out at a whopping ...

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