Other NJ News

September 16, 2018

BARNEGAT, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps. The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County ...

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HOBOKEN/JERSEY CITY, NJ -- As part of its effort to meet a federally mandated deadline for Positive Train Control (PTC), PATH is closing its Hoboken and Newport stations this weekend for testing and implementation, starting at 11:59 p.m. Saturday and resuming operations on Monday, September 17 at 5 ...

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MONTCLAIR/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Architectural Digest recently announced its selection for the best designed museums in every state in America. The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, located on the campus of Montclair State University, topped the list in the Garden State. According to a ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Gov. Murphy has made a formal request to President Trump for Federal aid for Bergen, Essex, Ocean, Monmouth and Passaic counties for residents and businesses impacted by recent flooding. The assistance would include aid from the Federal Emergency Management ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver.   “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners passed a resolution at Monday's special meeting formally approving the Phase 2A redevelopment plan for the On3 campus. The plan approval was previously announced at the August 7 BOC meeting. Monday's meeting formally passed the resolution.  The plan ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Among the images depicted are a mother standing with her arm around her daughter's shoulder, and a father watching over his son in a toy car. The two-story high mural painted in bright yellows, reds and blue on the side of store on Jersey Avenue is intended in part to attract ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  If you are flying Saturday night, prepare from some delays in getting to the terminal at Newark Airport Beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, through 7 a.m. Sunday, August 19, service on AirTrain Newark will be suspended to accommodate scheduled maintenance, according to a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - If you can avoid Journal Square this evening, it might be a good idea.    The Port Authority will conduct an emergency response drill at the Journal Square PATH Station from 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, according to a release from the agency. Passengers using ...

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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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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ -  As flood waters receded on Sunday, Aug. 12, residents and officials in the area began to clean up following the flash flooding that occurred. Both Little Falls and Woodland Park mayors have declared a State of Emergency. Department of Public Works crews were ...

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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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CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation working to save more than three dozen Standardbreds due to ship to the slaughterhouse.  As of Aug. 8, 13 had been diverted but 25 were still at risk. Some were tagged for the trip on Aug. 8, a few have until Friday, Aug. 10. Those ...

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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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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — It’s now official: Somerset County 4-H is the world’s record holder for stitching together the longest textile braid as certified by the Guinness Book of World’s Record and has the official certificate to prove it. But this was no easy feat. Long before the large fabric ball ...

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UNION, NJ – A Dingman’s Ferry, PA, man was arrested last week for invasion of privacy for taking photos under the dress of a woman at the Target store on Route 22. On Friday morning, Union police were alerted by a Target loss prevention worker who observed a man acting strangely.  According to ...

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NEW YORK, NY -  Construction delays will continue this weekend at the areas bridges and tunnels.  See below for details, Bayonne Bridge:   The bridge will be closed from 11:59 p.m. tonight, August 3, through 8 a.m. Saturday, August 4, for ongoing construction work.  The bridge will be ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Standing tall and glistening under the sun in all his glory, Belmar’s “Spirit of the Doughboy” statue is back atop his pedestal in Memorial Field. He was greeted this morning, July 27, by some 50 people who gathered in the small park under the Route 35 bridge awaiting his return ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: More than 1,500 athletes competed in the 2018 USA Gymnastics Championships in Greensboro, N.C., this past week at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum Complex.  This includes 7 trampoline gymnasts that live in Holmdel. They all train at the Elite Trampoline Academy in Red Bank, NJ under ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department responded to a 911 call on Sunday at 5 a.m. from a woman who was locked in the Burger King restaurant off Franklin Ave. The woman fell asleep in the ladies room sometime prior to closing and woke up only to find all of the employees gone ...

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TRENTON –  Area beach goers can breath easier in more places under legislation signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy. It bans smoking from all public beaches and, significantly, state, county and municipal parks. In a press conference today the Governor joined Senator Sweeney, Long Branch ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, with the last admission to the zoo at 8 p.m. In addition, on Wednesday evenings during July and August, Zoo-vies, ...

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NEW YORK, NY -- PATH is closing the New York stations on the 33rd Street line to allow crews to transition to a new signal system being installed as part of the federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) program, starting this Friday, July 13, at 11:59 p.m. and running through 5 a.m. Monday, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital. "From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The long-sought restoration of the iconic, but decaying steeple atop the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna is underway. Using a massive hydraulic boom lift, workers from Main Street Custom Homes and Remodeling of Succasunna, got a close-up look today at the 165-year-old ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ - Police, Fire, and Rescue units responded to a U.S. Mail truck that drove head-on into the pond in Warinanco Park on Thursday afternoon.  Sometime after 2 p.m. responders were called to the scene to find the mail truck in the water. A park worker said that while he ...

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SANDY HOOK — Nearly six years after the U.S. Coast Guard’s Station Sandy Hook was devastated during Superstorm Sandy, a new, state-of-the-art headquarters has opened at the base. The $54 million facility, which sits on much higher land than the previous structure, was unveiled during a ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Earlier this year, four local residents of New Jersey set off on an “adventure of a lifetime”.  They climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.  Two of the four, Sonali and Ashu Chahal, live in Springfield and the other two, Margaret Brody and Kathleen Theriot, live in Summit.  All are members of ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough's Brookside Swim Club played host to Fitter & Faster's Swim Tour on Thursday with United States Olympian Nick Thoman taking center stage. Thoman has been involved with Fitter & Faster since its inception in 2009. Fitter & Faster provides swim clinics ...

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NEW JERSEY - Many have already started their Fourth of July celebrations this weekend with some Garden State towns holding their annual fireworks displays on the last day of June. However, there are plenty of  fireworks planned for this week and beyond, so make plans and get the blankets and chairs ...

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