Other NJ News

September 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said. Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said. “Bob Barchi has been a ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail. Brendan Devera, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ– Universal Technical Institute formally unveiled their latest campus during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony yesterday (Tuesday, August 21) at their new Broad Street, Bloomfield location. The campus, focused on automotive and diesel training, features new technology as the facility ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide ...

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NEWARK, NJ - For a panel of lawmakers and advocates at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, it wasn't a matter of if a marijuana market boom was coming to New Jersey. It was just a matter of when. For Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, it was pivotal that people in his community, who he said have been ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world. Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, is a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Collectors can own a unique piece of New York Yankees history if they attend Joe Bodnar’s Sports Memorabilia Auction this weekend and are willing to dig deep in to their pockets. A pair of cleats worn by former New York Yankees relief pitcher Sparky Lyle in the early 1970s will ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Five mayors from northern and central New Jersey today called for passage of a state law permitting immigrants to get driver's licenses even if they are undocumented, saying it boosts public safety as well as the economy. "This is important for every resident for a better life ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Seven competitors battled it out at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment's 3rd Annual BBQ Battle on Saturday, July 14, all vying for $2,000 in prizes and most importantly, bragging rights.  The BBQ categories of best Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Pulled Pork, came with a $500 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  A day after video surfaced of her altercation with a South Orange police officer -- in which she used profanity, threatened to go to the village president and called the police chief “a skinhead cop” -- South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad issued ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School Board Member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad got into an altercation with a South Orange police officer who stopped her for speeding last month, in which she used profanity, complained when she was issued a ticket and called South Orange Police Chief Kyle ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association.  In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports ...

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BRONX, NY – As baseball approaches the April 15 anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, a new book, BABE RUTH - A Superstar’s Legacy by Jerry Amernic, makes the case that The Bambino never got the coveted opportunity to become a big-league manager for fear that he might push ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Easter Bunny emptied the jelly beans, chocolate and decorated eggs from his basket yesterday and replaced the traditional contents with pairs of socks destined for US military personnel overseas. The Easter Bunny – aka Felix Ciattarelli – traveled from Raritan to Somerville ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Replacing longtime chairman and now-retired Somerset County Freeholder Peter S. Palmer, Union County Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen has been named chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, a rail transit advocacy group representing towns and counties along the NJ Transit Raritan ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The second annual Women's Leadership Forum will be held at Springfield's Chisholm Community Center Sunday March 25 at 2:00 p.m.   The Forum is sponsored by the Union County Democratic Party, the Springfield Democratic Party and Ready to Run which "...is a non-partisan ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- In an online version of a Wall Street Journal story that will appear in print on Wednesday, reporter Kate King examined the rise of women in New Jersey politics and highlighted Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr's campaign for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair. against two male ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hamilton Primary School held its annual Valentine's for Vets program, with hundreds of students sitting down to to create personalized Valentine's Day cards which will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world by Operation Shoebox New Jersey. The non-profit, volunteer ...

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CROZET, Va. – New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th, was uninjured in the crash of an Amtrak train on its way to a GOP retreat in West Virginia Wednesday, one day after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. Lance tweeted his spokesman, John Byers, immediately following the ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - If you hadn’t been following the news of the past week, Sunday morning at the Reformed Church of Highland Park almost looked like normal weekend business. Between two and three dozen congregants ​prayed in the pews on either side of the main aisle, while different church ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Just five years removed from an outstanding football career at Immaculata High School, defensive end Tashawn Bower and his Minnesota Vikings teammates are one step away from Super Bowl LII, thanks to what has been dubbed the “Minnesota Miracle.” It was to be the final play of ...

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LINDEN, NJ –  Mayor Derek Armstead announced employment assistance to 187 employees laid off today from Linden Sam’s Club, 1900 E. Linden Avenue, Linden, NJ.  “It is with great saddest that we are losing one of our box clubs in the area as well as the displacement of so many employees,” said ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Solutions to the state’s opioid crisis have landed in the lap of The Center for Great Expectations, an outpatient drug rehab center which operates in New Brunswick and across Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon counties. The center is being armed with a $786,524 grant to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Six Democratic candidates determined to defeat longtime Republican Rep. Leonard Lance in New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District in November’s mid-term elections did their best Wednesday night to convince a group of 75 local Democrats that they have what it takes to get the ...

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UNION, NJ – New Jersey Transit reports the Raritan Valley Line trains will resume regular weekday service between Cranford and Newark and High Bridge and Raritan on Monday.  Train service was suspended over the weekend after the freight train derailment in Union on Friday afternoon.   According ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,500 personal care packages during the XIII annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day. The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 ...

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