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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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PATERSON, NJ- “100 percent confident” is how Paterson Fire Department Captain Scott Parkin described his feelings as he prepared to be lowered nearly 80 feet towards the bottom of the Great Falls that were flowing faster than normal thanks to the deluge of rain that came less than 24 hours ...

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Newark, NJ – In a press release, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced, that a Metuchen resident was arrested today for allegedly smuggling shipments of live protected scorpions, giant millipedes and other species that were mislabeled to avoid detection, including one package of millipedes that ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The continuing saga of the USS Ling, a World War II-era submarine later converted to a naval museum whose future is in question, took a dark turn on Tuesday with the Hackensack Police Department investigating an apparent robbery aboard the vessel. According to police, vandals took ...

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DEAL, NJ — A whale flipped a small fishing boat about one mile off of Deal yesterday morning, tossing its two occupants overboard but not before they could issue a mayday from their radio, according to the New Jersey State Police. Luckily for them, the emergency call was heard by a nearby ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today issued a State Disaster Declaration for the Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic counties, which will help assist in recovery efforts in the areas affected by flash flooding which occurred on Aug. 11. Murphy and other officials ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Montclair teen was arrested after a stolen vehicle he was riding in crashed into a parked truck in Newark on Saturday.  Two 17-year-old males from Montclair and East Orange were arrested by Essex County Sheriff and Newark Police officers. The suspect's vehicle was also wanted in a ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ - All roads in the township were reopened on Sunday, according to West Caldwell police, after the massive rains Saturday morning and afternoon caused flooding and several road closures. The Orton Road bridge was shut down Saturday, and Passaic Avenue was closed because of flash ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the critics of the athletics program at New Jersey’s largest public university, there are more than a dozen reasons to cheer for successes of the sports programs and teams on the playing fields, in classrooms and beyond. Here are 17 on the field and off the field ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - While working in her role as a reporter covering the courts in New Brunswick, a female journalist from NJ Advance Media, a media group represented locally by nj.com and The Star Ledger, was assaulted by another woman following the trial of Tejay Johnson.  A three-year member of ...

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KENILWORTH - A little more than three months since being arrested on charges of lewdness, public defecation, and littering, Kenilworth Superintendent Dr. Thomas Tramaglini has tendered, and the Kenilworth Board of Education has accepted, his resignation, effective September 30, 2018.  In a story ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today entered an agreement with RWJBarnabas Health in which the hospital group will provide the university with $1 billion over the next 20 years for medical research and support for the medical school. Under the public-private partnership, RWJBarnabas 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 - Lauren Neitzke Adamo has long enjoyed hiking along trails and through forests and over rock formations largely to see the natural surroundings. “I’ve been a huge science nerd all my life,” said Adamo, who has a doctorate degree and is co-director of the Rutgers University ...

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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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Newark boasts a large – and growing – tech force. Brainwalk, an occasional series, will introduce you to some of its rising stars. You’ve seen the ominous headlines. Armies of hackers working at the behest of hostile nation-states 24/7 to steal intelligence from our defense agencies. Apolitical ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Three days filled with celebrity guests and showcases from both local and international filmmakers are coming to the city in September. The third annual Newark International Film Festival will return Sept. 6 and run through Sept. 9, 2018. The festival has grown each year since it ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - When Maplewood resident Julie Burstein scrolled on Facebook and glimpsed an illustration of hands grasping across a barbed-wire fence, a gut feeling urged her to share it. “Where are the children?” the image asks. The looming question surrounding children currently separated at the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A pharmaceutical company being sued by Newark for its alleged role in the overprescription of opioids just received a major tax break from the state of New Jersey. The city in 2017 sued several opioid manufacturers, including Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, for alleged “deceptive” ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – If you don’t know by now, Girl Scouts is much more than cookies, crafts, and summer camp. In fact, the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey say they should host your next professional business conference, special event, or any other big celebration in which you are looking to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Northern Barnegat Bay is the latest spot where the presence of clinging jellyfish — the dime-size creature with a powerful sting — has been confirmed. They also have been discovered in the Metedeconk River, which flows into the northern bay — a popular estuary for boating, fishing, ...

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