Other NJ News

July 29, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ —Jon Bon Jovi gives a rest area a good name. Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is renaming the Cheesequake service area, at Exit 124, after the famous Sayreville rocker, as part of a statewide effort to name service areas on the Garden State ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was on his way to England via Africa, a young man born in 1920 to Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City. As a newly minted Air Force navigator, his mission was to deliver a B-24 bomber and its 10-man crew to an airbase in Britain. It was nighttime in the Sahara. As he ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A 21-year-old Paterson woman faces a number of serious charges including conspiracy to commit kidnapping, witness tampering, and bribery following an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. According to a statement by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – After an 8-month-long joint investigation, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced first-degree racketeering charges against 14 alleged drug dealers connected to the Trinitarios street gang in Paterson. The arrests, which were part of Operation Park and Pennington, a ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. – A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged as a juvenile with several offenses in connection with a carjacking at a residence in the Polo Club condominium complex, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Robertson provided the following account of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man arrested and charged with several crimes related to the storage and distribution of child pornography will remain in jail while he awaits trial, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes has announced. Previously reported Delbin Noesi Gonzalez, 39, was arrested ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Two Paterson men said to be responsible for the stabbing deaths of two others have been arrested and charged with two counts each of Murder, first degree; Attempted Murder, first degree; Conspiracy to Commit Murder, first degree; Possession of a Knife for an Unlawful Purpose, third ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A trio of operations by the Paterson Police Department led to four arrests Monday, including that of a 16-year-old who was said to be selling heroin and a mother who was buying the drugs while her eight-year-old son sat in the car. According to Public Safety Director Jerry ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ — The recent heat waves couldn't stop the drive of ten-year-old Peyton Cohen from organizing a lemonade stand with her friends in support of a young boy battling a rare disease. Two months ago, three-year-old Luca Ataide started treatment at Morristown Hospital for an extremely ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — Vandalism across Long Beach Island this summer has seemed to be occurring often. Almost every week you can find posts on social media from locals on damages occurring in the late-night hours. This morning, Shore Good Donuts and the Sandbox Café in Ship Bottom arrived at ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutors Office just released the following statement: Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is now offering a reward of up to $50,000 for ...

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SURFSIDE, FL — As the world continued waiting for news from the devastating condo collapse in Surfside, Florida, four elite first responders from Hamilton Township made the trip south to search for victims and recover anything for the residents and their families.  Hamilton Township Fire ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Five former Scarlet Knight athletes will be representing Team USA at the upcoming Toyko Olympics. Todd Frazier and Patrick Kivlehan will be on the field for baseball with Darren Fenster serving as an assistant coach, Carli Lloyd takes the pitch with women's soccer for her ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A juvenile female died yesterday on the train tracks west of the Maplewood NJ Transit station.  The non-revenue train X667 was enroute to Dover from Penn Station New York; no passengers were aboard. The girl was struck and fatally injured at 12:15 p.m., confirmed Mariluz ...

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NEW JERSEY — Cognitive Harmony Technologies Accelerator (CHT Accelerator) has received a $100,000 donation from Pangaea Health and Wellness, LLC (Pangaea Health) for scholarships to put five social equity cannabis license applicants from New Jersey through the CHT Accelerator program. CHT ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri  announced the Monday morning arrest of Michael Sanders, 23, Trenton, accused of murdering his nine-month-old baby girl, Malani Sanders, as well as her grandparents in a Hamilton house fire he is accused of igniting.  According to the ...

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The eyes of the world will soon focus on Japan, host of the 2020 Summer Olympics. The XXXII Olympiad was originally scheduled to take place last August but was postponed because of the worldwide pandemic. The 2020 games will mark the second time that Tokyo has hosted the Summer Olympics. The first ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – A Plainfield man has been sentenced in the 2019 hit-and-run crash on Valley Road that seriously injured a 12-year-old Watchung boy, authorities said in a release on Monday.  Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County ...

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For one glorious Sunday afternoon, Newark's North Ward was all Italian-American again as more than 1,000 people blocked Bloomfield Avenue to watch Italy narrowly defeat England in the 2020 European Championship football final.  The avenue between North 11th Street and North 13th Street was shut ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — River Road flowed true to its name on Thursday afternoon. Around 4 p.m., heavy rains and runoff flooded the roadway, causing at least three vehicles to become stuck on the road. Police quickly blocked off Grant Avenue and River Road and opened up the manholes to drain the waters.

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NEWARK, NJ – A standoff between a shooting suspect remains in progress after shots rang out in the South Ward of Newark early Thursday morning, authorities announced.  At 6 a.m., detectives executed a search warrant on Clinton Place in Newark, responding to reports of shots fired at law ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - In a huge sigh of relief for the greater New Brunswick area, Geo Baker and Ron Harper, Jr. are both returning to the university's basketball team this fall. Baker made it official in a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday. Then, a few short hours later, Harper went ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - An ordinance introduced by Councilman James Solomon requiring that single use bathroom facilities, or those with only one stall, be open to all gender designations, was adopted by the Jersey City Council on June 28. The mandate, passed 8-0, with Council President Joyce ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 35-year-old Paterson man is said to have thrown a loaded handgun out of his car window after fleeing from a police officer who had just pulled him over. According to Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, the incident began at approximately 2:00 a.m. Sunday when ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — Provisions requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to study the effectiveness of three-point seatbelts on school busses passed in Congress Friday with bipartisan support.  The legislation was initially introduced to Congress as part of the SECURES Act by Representative ...

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NEWTON, NJ—A shooting involving two Newton Police Officers took place at 9:30 p.m. July 4 on Clive Place, resulting in the death of an unidentified Newton man. The incident is under investigation by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal's office. According to the preliminary investigation, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was arrested for stealing and driving off in a Public Safety Department Fire Division vehicle, authorities announced.  Hector Perez, 48, of Newark, was arrested in connection with the theft of a Newark Fire Division Vehicle on Sunday, Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara ...

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TRENTON, NJ — In recognition of the dangers students can face in their schools, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Ralph Caputo, Sterley Stanley, Verlina Reynolds-Jackson and Bill Moen aiming to help keep New Jersey children safe by awarding grants for school security projects was signed ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was ranked as the 10th best state for teen drivers, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual ranking of the Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers. New York placed as the best state for teen drivers, Connecticut 3rd, Pennsylvania 24th, and Wyoming ranked ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Newark police officer recently rescued a teenage girl from jumping off a roof in the South Ward. Authorities released a video of the June 23, 2021, rescue. Shortly after 5 p.m., 4th Precinct officers including Officer Elijah Melvin responded to a call of a distraught teenager, who ...

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