Other NJ News

September 9, 2019

RARITAN TWP., NJ – She almost didn’t answer the door this afternoon. But for some reason, township resident Michele Blood – who is a freelance writer for TAPinto Flemington – decided to answer the door to her home here anyway. When she did, she met 12 year old Swetha A. Fernando, who Raritan ...

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ORLANDO, FL – A vacationing New Jersey state trooper saved a girl from drowning in Florida last week, NJ State Police reported. While vacationing in Florida Trooper I Charles Travis was near a resort swimming pool when he heard someone calling for help on August 23, a statement said. Travis ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ -- When Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGA) in Jackson tells you they are one of the safest parks in the USA, they now have a great example to back that claim up. a real life Fright Fest was averted when quick thinking security at SFGA and their partners at Jackson Police Department ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Governor Murphy was at the Bay Street Station in Montclair on Monday to sign an executive order improving transparency at NJ Transit by requiring NJ Transit rail performance metrics to be shared with the public on a monthly basis.   1,400 commuters utilize the Bay Street Station ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Certain public facilities and offices will now be required to provide on-site lactation rooms following a Thursday bill signing by Gov. Phil Murphy. Murphy said the law breaks down barriers to breastfeed and empowers New Jersey's mothers. “Building a stronger, fairer, and ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah took to social media on Friday, describing his experience with Customs and Border Patrol authorities after returning home from traveling abroad.  "Exactly one week ago at this time I was being held at the Customs and Border Patrol ...

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BELMAR, NJ — It’s been a month since Karen Farrell found what appears to be an engagement ring on the Belmar beach. And although it’s a longshot, she still hopes to find the person who lost it. Farrell came to Belmar on Sunday, July 7 — the last day of an extended Fourth of July weekend — and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy took action on Friday to ease the tax burden on "transient accommodations" enacted last summer. The revised law provides relief for many shore renters by narrowing the scope of rentals that are subject to taxation.  In a press release, Murphy explained that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - April Ryan has used her position as White House correspondent to hold the nation's highest-ranking officials accountable for their actions during the past 20-plus years. Whether she has just had a heart-to-heart interview with former President Barack Obama or had her press ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ –  Authorities are investigating what they are calling a double homicide in the deaths of a female au pair and her male employer who have not yet been identified. The deaths rocked a suburban neighborhood Saturday where residents say incidents like this don't happen. Maplewood ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Three employees from Newark's Department of Recreation are among 12 people facing federal narcotics charges as part of an alleged drug trafficking ring that used a city recreation center to deliver and store their drugs. Federal prosecutors say Edward Williams, 51, Rahim Jackson, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An adult dog, left for dead in a South Plainfield home for over a month, will now be able to live out his golden years with fellow canines, children, and a big backyard after being rescued by a member of the South Plainfield Police Department.  On the morning of June 1, ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - A Board of Education member in the Ocean County town of Toms River is refusing to resign after several of his social media posts were denouced “anti-muslim.” On April 12 Daniel Patrick Leonard shared a Facebook post about Congresswoman Ilhan Abdullahi Omar and added a comment ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi, whose tenure at the 253-year-old school has been marked by unprecedented successes as well as scandals and setbacks, will step down after the 2019-20 school year. Barchi's pending departure was confirmed to TAPinto New Brunswick by a source ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, issued a press release on Thursday stating that the organization is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for setting a raccoon on fire earlier this month at ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday that will require electric public utility companies to verify which residential customers use electrical life-sustaining equipment.  The new law, co-sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein and Assemblymembers Dan Benson and Waye ...

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WEST POINT, NY -- The armored military personnel vehicle accident at the United States Military Academy early Thursday morning claimed the life of a 2015 graduate of West Orange High School. Chris Morgan, 22, a West Point cadet who was an acclaimed and decorated wrestling star at WOHS, was ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes is warning senior citizens to protect themselves from a common phone scam by not wiring, transfering or sending money to strangers as a result of a telephone solicitation. The warning comes after a Cherry Hill woman utilized a Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ - When the Paterson Fire Department and Paterson Police Department joined together on May 1 for a joint promotion ceremony Fire Chief Brian McDermott looked around the room and stated “this is what collaboration does.” His desire to build greater teamwork into the city’s public ...

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