Other NJ News

July 30, 2021

VERONA, NJ — Evening thunderstorms on July 29 touched off a tornado that was confirmed on the ground in Verona. According to the National Weather Service, the twister was an EF-0 with maximum winds of 65 mph. EF stands for Enhanced Fujita Scale, which is used to rank a tornado’s wind speed and ...

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NEW JERSEY — July 27 is National New Jersey Day. While this is not an official holiday, the New Jersey State Instagram, which is possibly the snarkiest governmental social media account in the country, lent it some credibility when it posted Monday, "Tomorrow is #NationalNewJerseyDay.  Prepare ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, the entire New Jersey House delegation joined together against New York State’s attempt to mooch off hundreds of millions in federal COVID-19 transit relief from New Jersey. In a letter this week, the New Jersey delegation is urging the Federal Transit ...

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PATERSON, NJ – To counter increased gun violence in the state of New Jersey, the attorney general’s office announced their comprehensive strategic plan and gun buyback program at a press conference in Paterson Thursday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes, from January 1 to ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — A township woman is hoping that publicizing a security video will help police identify the unknown person who set off fireworks right by her front door on July 4. "(A)n unknown man trespassed my property at the intersection of Ridge Road and Haller Drive," she said in an email ...

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PATERSON, NJ – After an 8-month-long joint investigation, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced first-degree racketeering charges against 14 alleged drug dealers connected to the Trinitarios street gang in Paterson. The arrests, which were part of Operation Park and Pennington, a ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Captain Barry Turner and Chief Mike Payne, both volunteers for Packanack Lake Fire Company #5 of the Wayne Fire Department, returned this weekend from seventeen days of deployment at the devastating site of the Surfside Condominium collapse just outside of Miami. They were two members ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ — The recent heat waves couldn't stop the drive of ten-year-old Peyton Cohen from organizing a lemonade stand with her friends in support of a young boy battling a rare disease. Two months ago, three-year-old Luca Ataide started treatment at Morristown Hospital for an extremely ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Belmar resident John Walsh is the winner of New Jersey’s “Your Voice, Your Shot” video contest, which is part of the state’s public health campaign encouraging residents to get the coronavirus vaccine. Walsh’s “Jersey Summer” video was selected as the public’s favorite during ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Marie Villani, the first woman to win a citywide election in Newark and an active member in the Italian community, died on July 13 at the age of 100. First appointed to an at-large council seat in 1973 following the resignation of her husband, Ralph, a former Newark mayor, Marie ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Nicholas Stilianessis, a twelve-year-old Wayne middle school student, gave an impassioned speech at the last board of education meeting. His main point was to tell the BOE members, in no uncertain terms, that forcing students to wear masks in school in September was “unacceptable” and ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A veteran firefighter responding to a car fire at a recycling scrap yard Wednesday afternoon died after experiencing what is described as a "medical emergency." Hillsborough Fire Company #2 Assistant Chief Billy Shaffer had over 35 years of experience as a ...

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SURFSIDE, FL — As the world continued waiting for news from the devastating condo collapse in Surfside, Florida, four elite first responders from Hamilton Township made the trip south to search for victims and recover anything for the residents and their families.  Hamilton Township Fire ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Little do most McGinn Elementary School students know that the school’s librarian is just as accomplished as the authors in the media center – because he is one. John Lohn has lived in Scotch Plains for the past few years and soon will make a temporary stay in Tokyo at the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Police Department with cooperation from the Elmwood Police Department arrested three individuals on Friday. The three had allegedly robbed a man who admitted that he had gone to a Wayne Hotel to meet a woman for the “the purpose of paying her for sexual acts.” The following ...

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NEW JERSEY — Cognitive Harmony Technologies Accelerator (CHT Accelerator) has received a $100,000 donation from Pangaea Health and Wellness, LLC (Pangaea Health) for scholarships to put five social equity cannabis license applicants from New Jersey through the CHT Accelerator program. CHT ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A juvenile female died today on the train tracks west of the Maplewood NJ Transit station.  The non-revenue train X667 was enroute to Dover from Penn Station New York; no passengers were aboard. The girl was struck and fatally injured at 12:15 p.m., confirmed Mariluz Garcia-Diaz, ...

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RAHWAY and HIGHLAND PARK, NJ — On Monday, July 12, Karen Uyar, the mother of Yasemin Uyar, the 24-year-old Rahway resident authorities believe was abducted by her son's father and later killed in Tennessee, spoke to the media during a short press conference. On Friday, July 9, an Amber Alert was ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A juvenile female died today on the train tracks west of the Maplewood NJ Transit station.  The non-revenue train X667 was enroute to Dover from Penn Station New York; no passengers were aboard. The girl was struck and fatally injured at 12:15 p.m., confirmed Mariluz Garcia-Diaz, ...

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PATERSON, NJ — Though cannabis and cryptocurrency have dominated the news cycle throughout 2021, they would appear, to the common eye, to lack a natural intersection. But diamond-certified rapper, Paterson native, and marijuana enthusiast Fetty Wap is looking to merge two of the year’s biggest ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The mother of a Rahway child, who was the subject of an Amber Alert Friday, has been found dead in Tennessee, and charges are pending for the father who is suspected of abducting the mother and son, authorities said Sunday. The father, Tyler Rios, 27, of Highland Park, is ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Rahway Police Department Director Jonathan Parham jointly announced Saturday morning that Sebastian Rios, the Rahway child who was the subject of yesterday’s Amber Alert, has been found safely. His father, Tyler Rios, who ...

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WAYNE, NJ — A couple was arrested last month after a traffic stop on Black Oak Ridge Road led to the discovery of drugs and guns, one of which was stolen. The following is according to a statement provided by Wayne Police Public Information Officer, Detective Captain Dan Daly. It was Wayne ...

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CAMDEN, N.J. – A Holmdel man admitted he conspired to defraud New Jersey county health benefits programs and conspired to engage in money laundering and obstruct justice, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Paul Camarda, 39, of Holmdel, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S.

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RAHWAY, NJ — An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing child last seen in Rahway, state police said. The child is 2-year-old Sebastian Rios, police said. He is believed to have been taken by his father, 27-year-old Tyler Rios, the alert said. The New Jersey State Police and Rahway Police ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven Fulop said his Administration will introduce legislation to strengthen high rise safety. Jersey City has more high rises than any other city in the state. The new safety protocols are in direct response to the tragic collapse of the Champlain Tower which has ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — Provisions requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to study the effectiveness of three-point seatbelts on school busses passed in Congress today with bipartisan support.  The legislation was initially introduced to Congress as part of the SECURES Act by Representative ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Former eighth grade Wayne Boys & Girls Club football player, Amir Ammar was surprised by his coaches and teammates recently when they presented him with a framed Panthers football jersey signed by all of his teammates. It was a gesture of support for the soon-to-be ...

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WAYNE, NJ – It was a warm evening, but it wasn’t just the temperature that had people sweating. The competition was fierce as the hotly contested finals of Wayne’s inaugural cornhole league took place Tuesday night behind the Village Inn on Runnymeade Drive. Eight teams would play in a final, ...

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