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Murphy Administration Calls on Federal Government to Withdraw Proposal to Expand ‘Public Charge’ Immigration Rule

December 31, 2018

NJ Department of Human Services filed a public comment opposing the proposed rule that would negatively impact New Jerseyans’ health and well-being

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services filed a public comment strongly opposing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s draft proposal to expand the definition of a public charge, noting the proposed rule ...

Police: Westfield Teen Charged in Hateful Graffiti Incidents at Edison School

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 13-year-old student at Edison Intermediate School faces five counts of criminal mischief in connection with various forms of hateful graffiti depicted on the restroom walls at that school, police said Wednesday.

“The Westfield Police Department takes incidents like these extremely seriously,” Chief Chris Battiloro said in a statement. “They have ...

Investigation Continues Into Bias Graffiti at School in Westfield

Reporting hate crimes allows the public, researchers, law enforcement and community leaders to develop preventative measures, the FBI says.

WESTFIELD, NJ — The hateful graffiti recently found at Edison Intermediate School targeted a number of groups of people, school officials said.

The officials had strongly condemned the hateful messages found at the school Nov. 29 and at a school ...

As Community Rallies Against Hate, Swastikas Appear at Summit High School

SUMMIT, NJ - Days after swastikas were found on the walls of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJMS), Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified both students and parents that the images have also been found carved into the stalls in a boys bathroom in the Kent Place Boulevard campus.

Like the incident at LCJSMS, Grimaldi notes in her e-mail that the incident has been ...

Swastikas Found on Bathroom Walls at Summit Middle School

SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to Summit School District parents, Superintendent of Schools June Chang has disclosed that Swastikas were found on a bathroom wall at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School "immediately before the extended Thanksgiving weekend."

Further, Chang details that "additional offensive drawings ...

Breaking News: Jersey Gardens Mall on Lockdown After Shots Fired Friday Night

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Jersey Gardens Mall went into lockdown Friday evening at about 8:05 p.m. when it was reported that shots were heard in the area of the food court. 

According to the Breaking News Network (BNN), mutual assistance was requested by multiple nearby towns to assist with clearing the mall. One woman is reported to have been shot in the arm according to BNN. The shooter ...

NJ Assembly Republicans Implore Democrats to Consider Refunds for Stranded NJ Transit Commuters

TRENTON, NJ – N.J. Transit riders have faced incessant delays and poor service over the course of the year, and that has led many to come to the same conclusion as some Republican lawmakers: commuters deserve refunds.

“New Jersey Transit needs to be held accountable,” said Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R-Morris).  “The problems seem to be getting worse ...

Diwali Holiday for Students in 27 New Jersey School Districts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Over 27 school districts in New Jersey will reportedly stay closed for students on November 7, the day of most popular Hindu festival Diwali.


In addition, there will reportedly be early dismissal for students in other over 15 New Jersey school districts on Diwali day of November seven. 


The New Jersey school districts with no classes for students ...

Marijuana Advocacy Group Opens Office in Union

UNION, NJ –Yes, Union Can, an organization advocating for the retail sale of cannabis within township borders if recreational marijuana become legal in New Jersey, held a grand opening of their campaign headquarters on Stuyvesant Avenue on Thursday evening.

“We, at Yes, Union Can, are excited about the grand opening of our campaign headquarters,” said Victoria Piatnochka, ...

One Suspect Nabbed, One on the Loose After Home Depot Robbery

UNION, NJ – A shoplifting incident at the Home Depot on Route 22 turned into a wild foot pursuit and search for an armed suspect through the swamp and woods near Kawameeh Middle School Tuesday evening.  The search required the assistance of a Union County K-9 unit, the County Police and a State Police helicopter team.

Union police report that at just after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, two ...


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