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Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches Settlements Totaling Nearly $400,000 with Three Car Dealerships over Alleged Consumer Protection Violations

May 20, 2022

NEWARK – As supply chain issues continue to affect prices for new and used vehicles, Acting Attorney Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced separate settlements totaling nearly $400,000 with three car dealerships for alleged consumer protection violations.

The alleged violations included: failing to disclose prior accident history; deceptive ...

Newark Vet Accused of 'Gross and Repeated Acts' Has License Temporarily Suspended, Authorities Say

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark veterinarian who allegedly provided inadequate treatment that resulted in the untimely death of several animals had his license temporarily suspended, authorities announced.

Ehren Seth Yablon, who owns the Newark Veterinary Hospital, was charged in April by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office with animal cruelty, offering a diseased animal for sale, and ...

Does She Look Familiar? State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Identifying Remains of Woman Struck by Train

NEW JERSEY - Do you recognize the woman in the photo? The New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Transit Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the body of a woman that was fatally struck by a train in Monmouth County, in 2008. Anonymous tips are welcome.

According to the NJ State Police: On June 15, 2008, a female victim was struck by a New ...

Paterson Police Shut Down 'Million Dollar' Drug Operation

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson police have shut down what Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale referred to as a “million dollar operation.” 

In a statement Speziale described that as a result of the “long term investigation” during which detectives were able to identify a narcotics network operated by two individuals in two locations, 85 Mill Street and 157 Oliver ...

Benson Law Bans Human Trafficking Convicts from Becoming Rideshare Drivers

TRENTON, NJ -- A measure sponsored by Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Hamilton) to keep rideshare passengers from individuals convicted of human trafficking was signed into law on Monday by Governor Phil Murphy. 

Under the law, anyone convicted of human trafficking would be banned for life from operating commercial motor vehicles or transportation network company ...

17 and 18 Year Old Arrested in Connection with Morristown Sexual Assault

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Two individuals, a 17 year old juvenile male and 18 year old, Lizandro Osorio-Mejia were arrested and charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault that occurred on Tuesday May 3 on the Traction Line in Morristown, announced  Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Morristown Police Chief ...

Response to Possible Overturn of Roe v. Wade Ruling: Rally Planned for Today in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ -  A rally is being planned for today in response to the possibility that the Roe v. Wade landmark ruling may be in jeapardy, organizers announced.

The "Bans Off Our Bodies Rally" will take place in Montclair on Tuesday, May 3 at 6PM at the Planned Parenthood, located at 29 North Fullerton Avenue, in Montclair Center.

Early Tuesday morning, ...

Jefferson Man Charged with Possession and Distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material Released Pending Pre-Indictment Conference

MORRISTOWN, NJ -William Mickel of Lake Hopatcong has been arrested and charged with possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Jefferson Township Police Department Chief Paul Castimore.

According to police, in January of this year, Mickel was found to be in possession of ...

DATELINE NBC to Examine a Decades-Long Mystery: Timmy Wiltsey's 1991 Disappearance from a Sayreville Carnival

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- After Michelle Lodzinski reported that her five-year-old son Timothy Wiltsey vanished from a Sayreville carnival in 1991, detectives embarked on a decades-long investigation until a family member identifies a key piece of evidence pointing to a potential suspect.

An all-new episode of Dateline NBC set to air on Friday, April 29, at 9 p.m., ...

Cyber-Tip Leads to Charges Against Phillipsburg Police Officer

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – A Phillipsburg Police officer has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after a cyber-tip led to a search warrant and possession of pictures and videos containing Child Sexual Abuse Material.

Gary A. Ricker, Jr. from Phillipsburg has been charged in connection with a cyber-tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, that led to an ...

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Morristown Resident Shawn Allen Graduates from Southern New Hampshire University

May 5, 2022

Shawn Lynn Allen, a resident of Morristown, has graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English degree. The commencement ceremony was on May 1st, 2022.

Shawn is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society and currently studying at The Institute of Children's Literature to further ...

Memorial Day Parades, Events in the Morristown Area

May 20, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Grab your red, white and blue and celebrate the brave men and women have sacrificed their lives to preserve our freedom. There are several commemorations, parades and events planned in Morris County to honor them this Memorial Day.

On Wednesday May 25, a ceremony will take place on the lawn of the Morristown Court House to honor and pay tribute to those who ...

Mark Your Calendar! Morristown Will Raise Funds for Ukrainian People in Need

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown for Ukraine Committee will be raising funds for Ukrainian People in need on June 2 from 6pm - 9pm on the Morristown Green. 

"We envision the evening being centered around reflection, unity, prayer and peace", said organizers.

There will be performances and music which will be inspirational. There will also be a cande light prayer at ...

30th Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive Returns

On Saturday, May 14th Letter Carriers across the country will take part in their 30th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. The drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is America’s largest one-day food collection event that provides millions of pounds of food to local hunger relief agencies.

To help, all you need to do is place non-perishable ...

Food Truck Festival on Friday to Support Hanover PTAs

May 19, 2022

HANOVER, NJ - There will be a food truck festival in Cedar Knolls on Friday May 20th to support the Hanover Township Elementary School's Parent Teacher Association.

The festival will take place at Malapardis Park between the hours of 4pm - 8pm. 

In addition to food trucks there will be inflatables for kids, a baseball toss and music.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Sat. May 21

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany.

Morris County residents will be able to drop off unwanted hazardous materials from their households.

Hundreds Gather at "Bans Off Our Bodies" Rally in Morristown This Past Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Roe Vs Wade was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without the excessive government restriction.

Since that decision, many people have worked to try to overturn that decision.

A few weeks ago a Supreme Court draft ...

Market Street Mission Hosts 8th Annual Fourth of July 5K Race for Recovery

May 21, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Looking for a fun way to celebrate the Fourth of July this year? Join the Market Street Mission for our annual 5K Race for Recovery! This year, there are  in-person and virtual event options.

The race will be held on Monday, July 4th, 2022 at the Central Park of Morris County.  Participants can choose to run our 5K Race, complete our 1–2-mile ...

Lend a Hand for Morristown's Annual Spring Clean Up; Saturday May 21

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown will hold its annual Spring Cleanup, this Saturday May 21. Branches and trash that typically accumulate in bushes, parks and along roads and walkways.

The Morristown Environmental Commission and the Morristown Clean Communities are co-sponsoring this cleanup. Volunteers are encouraged to meet at the Town Hall Parking Lot at 9am. 

Gloves, garbage ...

Somerset Patriots to Celebrate Armed Forces Weekend May 21 and 22

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will host Armed Forces Weekend in conjunction with Minor League Baseball on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. The Patriots take on the Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies) in each game.

For Saturday’s 6:35 p.m. game, active military members and veterans will receive a ...

Tornado Watch for Morris County; Thursday May 20

May 20, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  A storm is expected to hit the Morris County area today, Friday May 20, announced the Morris County Office of Emergency Management.  The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and a Tornado Watch until 7pm for the Morris County area.

"We may experience strong to severe storms later this afternoon", said the weather authority.

Morris County Gun Buy Back Event Collects 674 Firearms

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Morris County Gun Buy Back Program has resulted in the surrender of 674 firearms, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Mount Olive Police Chief Stephen Beecher, Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Richard Pantina, the Morris County Board of Commissioners, John Sette ...

Gas Stations Across New Jersey Lower Gas Prices to Demonstrate Self-Serve Savings

TRENTON, NJ – More than 75 gas stations throughout New Jersey will lower their prices today, Friday May 13 to demonstrate how much motorists could save if the state offered the option of self-serve gas.

The Fuel Your Way NJ Self-Serve Day of Awareness is part of campaign to educate the public about how much they could potentially save if the “Motorist Fueling Choice and ...

Police Arrest Florham Park Little League's Treasurer After League Discovers Missing Funds

May 18, 2022

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park Police have announced a recent arrest of a resident, accused of stealing money from the Florham Park Little League while holding the role of Treasurer of the League.

The incident was first brought to light during the winter of 2022.

According to the police, the Florham Park Little League filed a complaint on February 22nd with the Florham Park Police ...

Chatham Moms Object to Sexual Content Being Taught in 11th Grade Health Education Class at Chatham Board of Education Meeting

CHATHAM, NJ -- A group of Chatham mothers came before the Chatham Board of Education to voice their concerns about specific lessons being taught in health classes in the district at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night.

The Chatham moms, who belong to a local chapter of the Moms for Liberty parental rights organization, also spoke out against the new state ...

Police: Man Used Credit Cards Stolen from Denville Vehicles

DENVILLE, NJ - A Paterson man burglarized vehicles in Denville and then used credit cards he stole from them, according to police.

The man, Jazzmeir Mims, 23, faces charges of burglary, fraudulent use of credit cdards and criminal mischief, police said.

They said they responded May 4 to a report of two motor vehicle burglaries that took place in the parking lot of 3130 Route 10 ...

NJ Resident Loses $1.5 Million In Wire Transfer Fraud, another loses $400

May 20, 2022

WARREN, NJ — A Warren resident was scammed out of $1.5 million in a wire transfer fraud, police said in a release Thursday. An Old Forge Drive resident reported the wire-transfer fraud on Tuesday. 

A day earlier, on Monday, a Stoningham Drive resident reported that someone tried to hack into personal accounts, was able to hack into their PayPal account and stole approximately $400, ...

UPDATE: Meadowbrook Court Incident Resolved Safely; Summit Police Say Victim Has Been Taken to Hospital

SUMMIT, NJ - The tense afternoon situation that involved a woman barricading herself inside a Meadowbrook Court residence with a firearm today has been resolved safely.

A Summit Police Department Nixle Alert at 3:53 p.m. stated, "Situation on Meadowbrook Court is now resolved. Victim is being transported to hospital. No injuries."

“I am pleased with the professional response ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part ...

Assemblywomen Introduce Bill Package Tightening Punishment for Car Thieves

May 20, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Parkway was shut down last week for miles after a crash caused by a police chase involving a car that was reported stolen. One of the suspects fled on foot through Clark. Officers caught up with him, arrested him and three other suspects who were then turned over to State Police. 

A similar incident occurred a few days later in Holmdel, ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Police Licensing Proposal Aiming to Build Community Trust

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Aiming to “lift the unfair stigma” placed on law enforcement, Gov. Phil Murphy along with Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin announced a new police licensing program that will require all law enforcement officers hold a valid, active license issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to be employed in the ...

Bill Aiming to Ban Large Boxes for Small Items Passes Assembly Committee with Strong Opposition

TRENTON, NJ — “This is a horrendous piece of legislation,” said Assemblyman Brian Bergen (R - District 25) during the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee meeting on Monday. 

His objection came prior to the committee clearing Assemblyman John McKeon’s (D - District 27) oversized box regulation. The new legislation would prohibit retailers ...

Federal Funding Grants Announced for Fire Departments

HACKENSACK, NJ — More protection is coming for New Jersey’s firefighters. 

In a news conference Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program, which will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning, and sanitization equipment.  

The Firefighter Grant ...

8-Year-Old Piscataway Gymnast Breaks NJ State Records

May 19, 2022

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – Mya Spotwood of Piscataway was crowned vault, floor, and the all-around individual state champion at the USAG Level 6 State Championships hosted by Will-Moor Gymnastics in Mount Laurel.

To close out the Gymnastics Level 6 year at last weekend’s competition, 8-year-old Spotwood placed 1st overall with a score of 38.5500. Her ...

Hawthorne 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

97-yr-old Sunnyside Manor Resident Chats About Her Love of Tattoos

Over the years the social stigma surrounding tattoos has seemed to fade away, as more and more people around the world are getting tattoos at every stage of life. In fact, since 2012 there’s been a 21% increase in people having at least one tattoo. 

Sunnyside Manor resident, Violet Leone is no stranger to the tattoo culture. She was 85 years young when she got her first ...

NJ Family To Cheer on Own Horse at Kentucky Derby

KENTUCKY - A New Jersey family is preparing to cheer on its own horse at this weekend’s 2022 Kentucky Derby.

Bridgewater residents Tom and Carol Hopkins are part owners of Donegal Racing’s Mo Donegal, a 3-year-old horse set to compete in the Derby.

Tom Hopkins has been interested in racing since growing up on Long Island, near the Roosevelt Raceway. In the 1970s, he formed a ...

The first beach day of the year has arrived in Belmar

May 21, 2022

With sunny skies in the afternoon and temps approaching records into the high 80’s, Belmar is going to be very busy today.

The Seafood Festival began yesterday with a mix of fog and heavy rain, but today is forecast to be much better.  Vendors will be expecting large crowds and parking will be at a premium in town.  So visitors are encouraged to take ...

Summer is here and ready for a Memorable 2022 in the LBI Region

LBI Region, Nj - After a soggy Spring, everyone is looking to heat things up for Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of summer along the Jersey Coast. The weather is just one of many reasons to take a quick trip to 18 miles of beautiful beaches, scenic bays, and of course legendary Pinelands. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which operates a year-round visitor center in Ship ...

Historic 50-Mile Tour of Somerville Returns on Memorial Day

SOMERVILLE, NJ – When hometown hero Furman Kugler crossed the finish line in 1940 ahead of Johnny Webber of Milwaukee to win the first Tour of Somerville bicycle race before a crowd of 20,000, Mayor Freas Hess told a reporter, “Maybe we should do this again next year.”

They did, and with the exception of World War II and a two-year pandemic hiatus, America’s oldest ...

Hi from the snuggliest, prettiest, chunkiest gal, VAL

Hi from the snuggliest, prettiest, chunkiest gal, VAL! She's the coolest kid in school! Val is a five-year-old lovebug with a big, fat bod and adorable Dumbo ears. She's an affectionate pooch who likes to give hugs to her favorite people... like, real, you've-had-a-long-day-let-me-make-it-better kind of hugs. She pops her paws right up on your shoulders and will stay there as long as ...

Get Ready to Be Wooed.....Meet Baby Bingo!

Meet baby BINGO, a happy-go-lucky retriever puppy who just wants to show you his favorite toys.

Sweet Bingo was surrendered to a local shelter after falling ill. We heard about Bingo's situation and rushed him to our partner vet, who determined that Bingo has a liver shunt. Essentially, this means that blood bypasses the liver instead of being carried into it to remove toxins and other ...

Can you help us find Amber a home?

Can you help us find Amber a home? When we saw this super sweet one-year-old lab mix, we knew she needed our help. Amber is 45 pounds and loves everyone she meets. She is an excellent combination of a happy-go-lucky gal who loves to play with other dogs and also enjoys a good movie night on the couch. Her sweet brown eyes, gentle demeanor, and playful personality make her a perfect addition to ...

Looking for a Best Friend? Adopt Morty

Adopt Morty! 

This gorgeous boy, with sleek black fur is approximately 3 1/2 years old. He was rescued with Rick from a horrible hoarding situation where cats where living in walls , no ceilings or roof in what was a house.

Now with a new lease of life, let's find Morty his forever home - He loves other cats and humans (not dog tested) Neutered, up to date on his shots and ...

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

Agent Spotlight: Kelly & Con Hartnett

Kelly and Con Hartnett, Sales Associates in the Livingston office, are a real estate power couple, ranking among the Top 2% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents, nationwide. Kelly is an expert on the North Jersey market and one of BHHSNJ’s Certified Relocation Specialists. Whether you’re moving from the town over or crossing a few time zones, Kelly can guide you to your home of ...

A 12-Step Guide for Selling Your Home

May 9, 2022

So, you've decided to sell your house—now what? There are many steps involved, and the whole process can sometimes seem confusing, even overwhelming. Well, we're here to help. While each home sale can be just a little different, there are a few things that they will have in common.

We've put together a handy guide to walk you through this journey from start to finish, to make ...

Existing-Home Sales Down 2.7%, Marking the Second Consecutive Decline

For the second month in a row, existing home sales dropped in March, down 2.7% from February. Compared to March of 2021, sales activity was down 4.5%. According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), total existing-home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million in March, compared to 6.04 million last year.

Regionally, only the West saw some reprieve, as sales ...

The Right Home for Your Retirement

In Northern New Jersey, you’ll find an array of senior living options. From 55-plus communities with detached homes to rental senior apartments, the choices can be overwhelming.

And even among senior living communities, there are crucial differences. According to AARP, retirees are attracted to continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) because they offer “a wide range of care, ...

Escape From New York: Most Leave The Big Apple For Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Hudson County is among the most popular places for New Yorkers looking to relocate, a newly-released survey found.

While 90% of those who moved out of the Big Apple stayed in New York, the majority of those who opted to leave the state altogether set their sights nearby — just across the Hudson River.

According to a report by Manhattan-based Piece of Cake ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

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Robert J. Talmadge, age 80, of Manahawkin, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Born in ...
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Bill N. Raso, age 83, of Manahawkin, NJ passed away September 23, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he ...
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 It is with great sadness that The Hampshire Companies announces that Todd Anderson, ...
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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Paulus J. Tuyp, passed away at his residence with his loving and ...
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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edward K. Larsen, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at JFK ...
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