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Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

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 remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

Flemington-Raritan School Fungus a $500K Problem

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The cost to remediate the fungus problem at the schools in the Flemington-Raritan School District keeps rising as parts of some of its six schools remain closed to staff and students.

Fungus found in the schools prompted the district to postpone the first day of school for students from Sept. 6 to yesterday, Sept. 11.

“We had issues in all six of our ...

Thousand of Cyclists Travel to Morristown Took Part in the 8th Annual Gran Fondo

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Despite the dreary weather conditions, thousands of cyclists traveled to Morristown for the 8th annual Gran Fondo marathon on Sept. 9, starting near the Morristown Green. Originally started
by Marty Epstein, owner of Marty’s Reliable Cycle, this event benefits multiple charities including The Seeing Eye, Inc., Grow it Green Morristown, Homeless Solutions Inc. and The New ...

Paterson Train Station Dedicated to City Resident Killed in 9-11 Terrorist Attack

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson resident Kenneth Patrick Lira reported to his job on the 107th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2011 like he had so many times before. Hours later he would be one of nearly 3,000 lives lost following the terrorist attack which brought both structures crashing down.

On Tuesday, local and New Jersey Transit officials gathered at Railroad ...

Fatal Heroin Overdose Leads to 5K Run for Awareness

READINGTON, NJ - Daniel Snel tragically lost his life to a heroin overdose nearly two years ago, on Sept. 22, 2016 at the age of 27. He had fought the vicious disease of addiction for many years.

His addiction came after he was in an auto accident at the age of 17 and was prescribed opiates for pain. That was the start of an uphill battle for years to come.

To help others deal with drug ...

Jackson, N.J. Man Charged With Taking High School Rodeo Funds

JACKSON TWP., N.J. — A township man surrendered to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s office on Aug. 28 after being charged with theft by deception for the misappropriation of association finances, a third degree crime.

According to a press release: Eugene M. Nieratko, 42, surrendered to Economic Crime Unit Detectives James Conroy and Stephen T. Shadiack Jr.

Nieratko was the ...

Union Township Takes Stance on Trump Billboard

UNION, NJ – In response to the continuing controversy surrounding a Trump-bashing billboard on Morris Avenue, the Union Township Committee unanimously passed a resolution denouncing it at Tuesday night’s Committee meeting.

Mayor Suzette Cavadas read from the resolution: “It has come to the Township Committee’s attention that a new billboard exists on Morris Avenue that, ...

Elizabeth Police Officer Saves Life of Baby Girl After She Falls into Swimming Pool

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth Police officer came to the rescue of a very young child on Sunday afternoon after she had fallen into a swimming pool.

According to Acting Public Information Officer Ruby Contreras, on Sunday afternoon August 26, at approximately 5:33 p.m. Elizabeth Police Officer Leo Nunes arrived at a home where a 1-year-old baby girl had fallen into a swimming pool on Morristown ...

Social Media Posts Lead to Arrests in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police used a social media post to identify and arrest three individuals for burglary and criminal mischief.

Patrolman Christopher Heck and Detective Carolyn Lynch investigated a burglary/criminal mischief involving a Komatsu excavator on the construction site at located at 125 Fairview Avenue on Friday. According to police reports, the suspects had ...

Local Dignitaries Attend UTI Bloomfield Campus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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 covers 108,000 square feet and includes 14 classrooms and 15 training labs.  Students learn ...

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