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Gov. Murphy on 'Fixing NJ Transit' with $242M Budget; Madison Mayor Says Funds Will Improve 'Quality of Life' for Madisonian Commuters

March 20, 2018

MADISON, NJ – Higher rates for lower service has become almost commonplace for many NJ Transit riders in Madison and throughout the state, but Gov. Phil Murphy says he has a plan. 

During a Tuesday morning press conference at the Madison train station, Murphy said his proposed budget includes “fixing NJ Transit” for $242 million. 

Commuters should not pay higher ...

High School Student Arrested with Loaded Gun in Classroom, Authorities Say

Police arrested a Franklin Township High School senior who was reportedly in possession of a loaded 9 mm handgun while in class, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The 17-year-old was escorted from class with his backpack, where the gun was allegedly located, and searched the student's belongings after securing a search warrant, according to ...

WalletHub Ranks NJ 2nd Worst State to Retire In

NJ — If it seems like everyone in New Jersey moves to Florida when it’s time to retire, there’s good reason. In a new study, finance website WalletHub ranks New Jersey the second worst state to retire in. Only Kentucky was ranked lower. Florida, on the other hand, was ranked no. 1.

WalletHub said it compared the 50 US states across 41 key metrics, with a data set ...

At Least Seven Morris County Residents Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that targeted sex offenders and persons possessing child pornography from New Jersey to California, according to an announcement made Friday by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders were made as part of “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency ...

Murphy will take over for Christie, Darling wins for Morris County Freeholders

MADISON, NJ – Dem. Phil Murphy has won the New Jersey gubernatorial election over Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. Madison voters favored Murphy over Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, and Murphy won out in the statewide election. 

Murphy received 2,620 votes in Madison, or 53.94 percent, while Guadagno got 2,160 ballots, or 44.47 percent, according to unofficial results released ...

Swastika Found Painted Outside Rutgers Dining Hall

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Nazi swastika was found graffitied on the outside of Stonier Hall​ near the Brower Commons dining hall over​ Halloween weekend, university officials confirmed.

This incident comes less than a week after​ white-supremacist recruitment posters were found across campus, and while a food science professor was ​accused of sharing dozens ...

Far Hills 97th Race Meeting Draws More Than 40,000 Tailgaters and Horse Enthusiasts

FAR HILLS, NJ – A massive crowd of at least 40,000 tailgaters and horse enthusiasts, young and old alike, swarmed the small town of Far Hills yet again for the 97th annual Far Hills Race Meeting. The race fans and party goers arrived Saturday at Moorland Farms adorned in their best fall attire.

The day's action started long before the races. As the sun began to ...

White Supremacist Recruitment Posters Found Across Rutgers Campus

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Students have reportedly found flyers for an alleged white supremacist group, Identity Evropa, across campus since the morning of Monday, Oct. 24, though the flyers have now been removed across campus, university officials said.

Rutgers junior Christopher Leet posted two videos detailing a flyer on the ​campus​ EE bus, which read “Black Lives ...

Sixth Annual CCM Photo Contest for High School Students Now Accepting Applications

RANDOLPH, NJ – Madison High School students with an eye for photography can capture a chance to win prizes and recognition at the sixth annual statewide County College of Morris photo contest.

Student photographers can submit photos that represent their personal definition of “turbulent times,” the theme of this year’s contest.

Turbulence is often characterized as a ...

Suspect Charged with Criminal Mischief at Trump National Golf Course

                                                                              SOMERVILLE, NJ – A resident of Hawaii has been charged with criminal mischief in connection with the vandalism of nine ...

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