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Far Hills Race Meeting to Draw Revelers to "The Hunt," With Launch of Pari-mutuel Betting

October 19, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting.

Some things never change, however. The Hunt will again draw some of the world's best ...

Home Invasion and Sexual Assault Under Investigation in Maplewood; Suspect At Large

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on Tuesday in Maplewood, according to a press release on Wednesday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

The woman, age 24,  first ...

‘Hackers’ Won’t Get Westfield, After $1.9M Voting Machine Purchase

WESTFIELD, NJ – Candidates on the “ballot” Monday included Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Swamp Thing, as Union County officials showed residents the workings of a new voting machine at the Town Hall.

But this November, voters casting ballots in this undecided town in the hotly contested Seventh Congressional District race for Rep. Leonard Lance’s seat will pick real ...

Medical Marijuana Facility Coming to Union

UNION, NJ – A medical marijuana facility to be located on Route 22 in Union was unanimously approved by the Planning Board at a recent meeting.

Compassionate Care Research Institute, LLC, doing business as Garden State Dispensary, will be located at 2536 Route 22 East. According to testimony at the Planning Board meeting, Compassionate Care’s Woodbridge site is currently one ...

Vulgar, Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray-Painted onto Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began. 

Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly over social media, and members of the Jewish community were quick to condemn the ...

Ex-FBI Agent Admits Photographing Woman in Dressing Room

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former FBI agent will be placed on probation after admitting in court today he took photographs of a 22-year-old woman while she was in store dressing room, authorities said.

Danuel S. Brown, 30, of Piscataway, pleaded guilty to a single count of fourth-degree invasion of privacy for the July incident in an Edison store, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said ...

FEMA Forgives Belmar’s $4.4 Million Loan for Superstorm Sandy Recovery

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar will not have to pay back a $4.4 million federal community disaster loan after completing a tedious process that documented how the borough used the funds for its recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

The borough learned last week that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has forgiven the loan, which it received to help the borough remain fiscally stable after the ...

Gov. Murphy Delivers Unveils Economic Development Strategic Plan at On3 in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy unveiled his economic development strategic plan, “The State of Innovation: Building a Stronger and Fairer Economy in New Jersey”, at the On3 campus in Nutley on Monday. The plan sets New Jersey on the path to a stronger and fairer future where innovation and diversity are at the forefront of the State’s economy. The ...

Hundreds Assist in Construction of Playground to Honor Brendan Tevlin

LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette—the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years.

After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) helped build playgrounds in ...

Newark Airport Workers Win Highest Minimum Wage in U.S.

NEWARK, NJ - A union member mouthed the words “thank you” yesterday as cheers erupted in the boardroom where Port Authority commissioners passed a $19 minimum wage for workers at the agency’s three major airports.

“Let me say clearly and bluntly: these new wage levels are essential to the safe, secure and high-quality operation of our airports,” said Port ...

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