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February 16, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A reporter for a New Brunswick news site is facing first-degree murder charges after she intentionally drove her vehicle into oncoming traffic on Route 130, police said. Ann “Nancy” Stewart, 95, of Monroe has died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash that occurred on ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — The community is mourning as reports confirm that former Manalapan High School basketball player and football star Kyle Mullen died on Friday. Mullen was 24 years old. According to the U.S. Navy, Mullen was a Navy SEAL candidate and had just begun the rigorous selection ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Sad news was received by the local Groundhog Day faithful. Milltown's furry forecaster will not be making his annual appearance at the borough's Groundhog Day festivities this year. Milltown Mel quietly passed away this winter. His dedicated Chief Wrangler John McNamara shared the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - A chilly pup is now warm and safe thanks to a rescue from the Cranford Fire Department, assisted by Cranford Police Department and Union County Police.  CFD believes that Buster, an eight-year-old springer spaniel, wandered out of his yard onto the frozen Rahway River and fell ...

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NEW JERSEY – College students who ride NJ TRANSIT’s bus, rail or light rail systems can save some money commuting back-and-forth thanks to the agency's student discount program.  The “Buy 3 Months, Get 1 Month Free” Student Pass promotion works in partnership with regional colleges and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 37-year-old Somerville woman who gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago has died of COVID-19 complications without ever having the chance to hold her newborn, according to family and friends. Michelle Stani, also had an 11-month old daughter, Jordan, a son Noah, 4 and her ...

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NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck is cracking down on businesses who are raising prices as the demand for COVID-19 tests have skyrocketed due to the Omicron variant. Bruck announced on Friday that the Division of Consumer Affairs has sent more than 50 warning ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey’s anti-bullying statute, already among the nation’s most stringent, will be strengthened even further thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Inspired by Mallory Rose Grossman, a 12-year-old Rockaway student who committed suicide in 2017, the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy’s 2022 State of the State address will stream online and via social media on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Murphy is expected to discuss his commitment to leading New Jersey through the COVID-19 public health crisis, improving the lives of middle-class ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ --  State officials reported 9,711 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest number since the pandemic started. The State Department of Health also confirmed 28 additional COVD-19 deaths.   "We can’t let our guard down against COVID-19," Governor Phil Murphy tweeted.  "We ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — A number of artifacts stolen during the 1960s and 1970s have been recovered and returned to the owning museums, announced the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Philadelphia Division on Friday.  The FBI’s Art Crime Team and its law enforcement partners repatriated 15 ...

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NEW JERSEY -- United States Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey announced on Sunday he's tested positive with a breakthrough case of COVID. In a statement on his Twitter account. Sen. Booker said he's received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine, in addition to receiving the booster shot.  The ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The swift action and training of Montclair Police officers recently saved the life of a newborn baby who had an obstructed airway preventing her from breathing.  Grateful parents Jorkell Echeverria and Lynette Rente recently sent a note of gratitude to the Montclair Police ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Stephen K. Jones, a titan in the health care field in New Jersey and a driving force in the merger that created RWJBarnabas Health, has died. Mr. Jones, who passed away at his home in the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick on Monday, was 74. He also served as the ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy’s message was simple and to the point to supporters gathered Wednesday night at Asbury Park Convention Hall. “Thank you, New Jersey!” Governor Murphy declared victory following many media outlets doing the same. His opponent, Jack Ciattarelli, has not ...

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KEARNY, NJ -- NJTRANSIT's latest crop of hires will add to the roster of skilled engineers who work to keep one of the nation's most used transit systems safe, according to Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) “NJ TRANSIT’s locomotive engineers play an important role in ensuring that ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Vice President Kamala Harris visited Montclair State University (MSU) and Essex County College during her stop in New Jersey on Friday to promote vaccines and to highlight the importance of federal funding for child care. During her visit to MSU, Harris was accompanied by ...

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SURF CITY, NJ — The woman accused of murdering her father and his girlfriend at a Surf City home was recently excluded from his will, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by TAPinto.  A neighbor who was friends with the couple told police that Sherry Lee Heffernan regularly had ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that all child care center personnel will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to regular testing up to two times per week. Under the executive order that he signed, all child care centers will have until November 1, to ...

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CRANBURY, NJ — On September 11th, 2001, a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Two key State Senators recently announced their plan to introduce legislation that would exclude farmland as a redevelopment or rehabilitation area under the "Local Redevelopment and Housing Law." “In the last few years, we have taken great lengths to protect our state’s ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy ordered flags to be flown at half staff across New Jersey to honor the 13 American soldiers and dozens of civilians killed in a terrorist attack at the Harmid Karzai airport on August 26 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Flags will be lowered at half-staff until sunset on ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that refugees from Afghanistan who are fleeing the Taliban will be brought to, and cared for, at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.  The state is "honored to do our part" not only for the Afghan refugees but also out of respect for the ...

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NEW JERSEY – Police departments throughout the state are revving up the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” traffic safety campaign aimed at reducing crashes through the busy Labor Day weekend. New Jersey’s campaign is part of a nationwide crackdown on impaired driving. According to the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT will operate additional rail service on the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) to and from the Atlantic City Airshow on Wednesday, August 18. The extra service will serve Philadelphia's 30th Street Station.  “NJ TRANSIT is proud to offer this enhanced service for all our ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In response to a new spike in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the state’s school children will be required to wear masks when they return to the classrooms in September. Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway said it's possible the state university ...

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