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Holmdel Mourns Tragic Death of High School Junior Who Collapsed During Lacrosse Game

September 19, 2017

HOLMDEL, NJ — A GoFundMe page has been launched to support the family of Jack Dowd, the 16-year-old who died after collapsing at a lacrosse game at Rutgers University.

The Holmdel High School junior and varsity lacrosse player collapsed on Sept. 17 on the field during a scrimmage at the New Brunswick-based university. According to a Rutgers spokesperson, emergency services ...

Summit-Based JCP&L Crew Florida-Bound to Join Post-Irma Power Restoration Effort

SUMMIT, NJ - Ronald Moore was busy getting his vehicle ready for the long drive down to Florida. He was organizing provisions, checking to make sure he had everything, and even wiping down the windows. It was 5:15 in the morning, and he was anxious to get on the road so he could reach his destination.

In some ways, he was like a paternal figure, preparing for a family trip. But Moore, a ...

East Brunswick Offers to House and Educate Displaced Houston Students

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -   In a gesture of national outreach yesterday, East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen extended a welcome to the families and students displaced by Hurricane Harvey to come to the township and keep up with their education.  Cohen sent a message to Alan Bernstein, Director of Communications for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner extending an invitation to house and educate ...

NJ Man's Plea for Kidney and Chance Encounter in Magic Kingdom Goes Viral

HAMILTON, NJ - Robert Leibowitz of Hamilton is on a quest to find a kidney donor.

Leibowitz suffers from chronic kidney disease, a result of a serious kidney infection he had when he was 12 years old.  His doctor told him he would eventually need a kidney transplant, and he is on the transplant donor list. But he needs a donor who is a rare O positive. In the meantime, he is on ...

Sparta Elks and Home Depot Team Up to Improve Veteran's Home

OGDENSBURG, NJ – A Vietnam veteran and his family had many improvements made to his home last week by volunteers from the Sparta Elks Lodge and The Home Depot.  Elks’ John Middleton and Scott Melick, District Team Depot community captain, explained the operation from the front steps of Ron Hill’s Edison Avenue home.

Melick said the project “kicks off the ...

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark to Explore Run Against Rodney Frelinghuysen

WOODLAND PARK, NJ -  Democrat Keith Kazmark announced the formation of an exploratory campaign committee to run for the U.S. 11th Congressional seat.  Kazmark is currently the mayor of Woodland Park, one of the communities in the district that is currently represented by Rodney Frelinghuysen.

“Washington is broken," said Kazmark. "As a small town ...

It's A Girl! Widow of Fallen Somerville Police Officer Gives Birth to Anastasia Catherine

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Victoria Tarentino, the widow of Summit police officer Matthew Tarentino, has given birth to a baby girl.

Anastasia Catherine was born to the Somerville couple at Overlook Medical Center Thursday, according to the Summit Police Department.

Detective Tarentino was killed in a three-car accident on Route 78 in the early morning hours of May 30. Tarentino, the ...

Sussex County Democrats Greet Sen. Cory Booker at the Fair

AUGUSTA, NJ – Democrat Senator Cory Booker visited the Sussex County Fair on Saturday, to add words of support in recognition of Sussex County Veteran Aldo Sayer. Upon arrival Booker was surrounded by supporters and local democrat candidates including Senate candidate Jen Hamilton and Assembly Candidates Kate Matteson and Gina Trish. 

Booker took time to take selfies with ...

Trump Supporters Greet New Jersey State Fair Goers

AUGUSTA, NJ – People driving to the New Jersey State Fair or points north in Sussex County on Saturday were greeted by a rally of Trump supporters.  Peacefully holding posters, American flags and Trump flags of all sizes, about 30 people stood on the side of the road at the well-traveled intersection of Route 15, Route 206 and Ross Corner Sussex Road.

Many passers-by honked ...

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