Other NJ News

August 16, 2018

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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WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Daniel Castro put his head on the water bottle he clutched between his shackled hands as he sat on an airplane bound for detention centers, first in Nebraska then Louisiana. He resigned himself to the sobering fact he was being deported back to Nicaragua. What worried him more than ...

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EDISON, NJ – Council President Ajay Patil plans to introduce an ordinance requiring the registration of abandoned and vacant properties, also referred to as “zombie homes.”  Mr. Patil plans to introduce the ordinance at the August 22, 2018 meeting. A recent report by NJ.com placed the number of ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- A little rain couldn’t keep residents of Piscataway home as thousands of people flocked to Stelton Road for the police department’s 18th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Philadelphia woman was charged with assaulting a reporter for NJ.com while the reporter was covering the sentencing of a former Rutgers football player, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Trudy Smith, 23, was arrested Friday and charged on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Following an extensive, months-long investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, a drug distribution and money-laundering network in Middlesex and Monmouth counties has been broken up, says a report issued by the New Jersey State Police today. The New Jersey ...

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Dozens of community members rallied in front of The Reformed Church of Highland Park on Friday afternoon to voice their opposition towards the recent detainment of local resident Cloyd Edralin by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The rally was planned just four days after Edralin, 47, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Three people were stabbed following a fight at a party late Saturday on Delafield Street between Bristol and Courtland streets, Rutgers police said in an alert sent out today. The assault, which was not on the Rutgers University campus, occurred about 11:45 p.m., police ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ - A drunk driver killed a local man Thursday morning while he was at work in South River. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Mark Tinitigan of the South River Police Department said that a 49-year old man was killed yesterday when he was struck by a vehicle on ...

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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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FAR HILLS, NJ - The giant Rummage Sale that for almost a century has raised funds for the Basking Ridge-based VNA of the Somerset Hills opens this week offering thousands of all kinds of bargains _ from high fashions to high chairs, to toys and books for all ages, to fine art, china and curtains _ ...

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TRENTON), NJ -  Central New Jersey Assemblymen Roy Freiman (D-16th) and Andrew Zwicker (D-16th) have introduced a bill to raise the minimum age to buy rifles and shotguns in New Jersey. Under current law, handguns cannot be sold to anyone under 21 although licensed gun dealers in the state are ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rachelle Francois is a missing and endangered person from East Brunswick. She was released from Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, April 20, 2018 around noon. Francois was placed in a taxi cab by the hospital and then went to an unknown address in Elizabeth, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway residents and visitors can now look forward to swimming laps, shooting hoops and showing their creativity in a central gathering space as plans are under way to build a new community center in town. Piscataway officials announced on Monday that construction is ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Two city Water Department employees have pleaded guilty to charges of falsely reducing water to about 50 different properties in exchange for bribes, costing the city about $500,000, state officials announced. Joseph “Gordo” DeBonis, 55 of Toms River, a suspended senior account ...

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MONTGOMERY, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and township Police Director/Capt. Thomas Wain are asking the public for help in the investigation of what is being considered a bias crime. Detectives assigned to the investigation released that the following information based on ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough will provide local businesses multiple opportunities to showcase their services and connect directly with customers at its 11th annual Rotary Fair, scheduled this year for Aug. 14–19. More than 15,000 people from Hillsborough and surrounding ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD,  NJ —  Impact Church is inviting the public to a viewing of NBC’s “Little Big Shots” featuring South Plainfield resident, 11-year-old bass guitarist, Lil Asmar. It is  a feel-good, family-friendly series hosted by Steve Harvey, "Little Big Shots" showcases talented and unique kids ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The “Shop ‘til You Drop Resale Extravaganza” on April 21st is meant to draw attention to the borough’s  burgeoning network of antiques, collectibles and consignment shops. Nine stores will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., each offering discounts and prizes for those looking for ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – Two individuals who allegedly forced a child into commercial sex acts at multiple hotels throughout Middlesex, Bergen, and Essex counties, will appear in court today with one of their customers to face federal sex trafficking charges, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.  The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that the U.S. Department of Treasury has approved New Brunswick as one of 169 recommended designations for Opportunity Zones throughout the Garden State. The Opportunity Zone Program is designed to drive long-term capital investments into ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township officials announced funeral plans for Mayor Christopher Killmurray and plans to deal with filling his position and a second one on the Council. Killmurray, 55, died at home Sunday morning after battling brain cancer for several years. According to the township, ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township Mayor Christopher Killmurray died at home Sunday morning, officials announced. In an alert to residents, Township Manager Bernard Hvozdovic said that Killmurray, 55, passed away at home surrounded by his family after battling brain cancer for several years. A ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – The man struck and killed by an Amtrak train at the New Brunswick train station on Wednesday, April 4 has been identified.  The victim was identified  as 54-year-old East Brunswick resident, Venugopal Menon. Menon was struck at 10:15 a.m. and he died on the scene. None of the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – President Trump continued his focus on immigration today, tweeting this morning that Congress should act to change Obama-era laws. “Our Border Laws are very weak,” Trump said on Twitter. “The Democrats stand in our way – they want people to pour into our country ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Two Roxbury High School students were arrested Tuesday on multiple criminal charges after being taken into custody for a social media post in which they "implied acts of violence against the high school," police said. Authorities were first alerted to the threats at about 1:43 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The American Humane (AH) recently became the third national organization to grant certification to the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., the certification exhibits the zoo’s commitment to providing the highest level of animal ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway man is facing 30 years to life for throwing a Raritan woman out of a third-floor window, killing her, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey. A jury found Christopher Koller, 40 guilty of murder in the death of Beth Bezek, 31, said Carey in a Tuesday news ...

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