Other NJ News

September 12, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Tilly Mahon is flying from Melbourne, Australia to the United States in less than a month to meet her grandfather, Colin Driver, a long awaited event filled with anticipation but fraught with anxiety and angst. Two-year-old Matilda, aka Tilly, her mom, Jane, father, Matthew ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez joined with Rep. Frank Pallone today at Mt. Zion AME Church in the city to press their objections to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the Republicans senators in favor of his confirmation. Booker, a member of the Senate ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 86-year-old "at risk" male, who was last seen Friday afternoon on Mallard Drive in Martinsville. According to the alert, Alexander R. Dirner, was last seen around 3:30 p.m. Friday in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Reentry, the program that former Gov. Jim McGreevey started to help recently released inmates obtain housing and employment, is now moving to assist a large segment of society with training for and placement in jobs in construction trades through a program called NJBuild. At ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students. Such a lawsuit drives directly to New ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver.   “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Millburn Police announced that a patron of Chase Bank in Short Hills was robbed at gunpoint last night at 9:30 p.m. while using a drive-up ATM. Two men in masks are seen from security cameras approaching the bank's customer from the driver's side of the vehicle, one carrying a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Changes have been made by the City of Summit Parking Services Agency to the Parkmobile App, with the App now including the option for free, 15-minute parking in all 90-minute parking zones. Modifications include an option to select 15 minutes of free parking immediately following ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Landing moving company was one of 29 named by the state today as the target of a statewide sting operation into unlicensed movers. The company, Avelar Trucking & Moving, describes itself online as being “fully insured and licensed.” However, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.   The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate ...

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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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SOMERVILLE., NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting  a 21-year-old Somerville resident. Arrested and charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Third Degree Assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport ...

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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 - Daniel Castro put his head on the water bottle he clutched between his shackled hands as he sat on an airplane bound for detention centers, first in Nebraska then Louisiana. He resigned himself to the sobering fact he was being deported back to Nicaragua. What worried him more than ...

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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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PARKLAND, FL – Family, friends and fans of Janseh Onfroy, also know as XXXTentacion, received some closure in the death of the Parkland-native rapper. Broward County Sheriff’s Officers arrested Robert Allen, the third of four men connected to Onfroy’s June 18 death, according to a department ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - 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 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - A high level administrator at Rutgers University has resigned just one year after taking his position. Debasish "Deba" Dutta, chancellor of the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, submitted his resignation Tuesday, according to the university. Dutta put out a university wide ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - An FBI agent was arrested and charged with illegally photographing a 22-year-old woman in a dressing room, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today. The agent, Danuel Brown, 30, of Piscataway, was arrested was Thursday and charged with a single count of ...

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Wednesday’s playoff, round of 64 Scores Thursday’s round of 32 matchups (Round of 32 winners advance to the round of 16, starting at 1:15 p.m. EDT) SPRINGFIELD, NJ - After an early morning eight-player playoff to decide the final three spots of match play later in the afternoon, top-seed ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Standing beside two diesel powered trolleys on the site that the Paterson Art Factory calls home on Tuesday, Mayor Andre Sayegh showed that he is wasting no time in moving ahead on efforts to make the Great Falls, and the area around it, the centerpiece of the city’s much anticipated ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — On its latest list of “The Nicest Places in Places in Every State,” Reader’s Digest named the Township of West Orange as the nicest place in New Jersey for 2018. According to the list, the nicest places in America embody kindness and cooperation. It states that in each of these ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters here. It’s one of two ordinances that were approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital. "From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — Eugene Diaz of Prism announced that Ralph Lauren signed the lease for a building at On3. The announcement was made at the July 3 Nutley Board of Commissioners Meeting.  Ralph Lauren is expected to create 225 jobs in Nutley. The company will occupy 225,000 sq. feet of an existing ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 52-year-old New York man drowned in the Raritan River near Duke Island Park Wednesday in what appeared to be an accident, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police. Fermin Franco was pronounced dead shortly after midnight July 5 at Robert Wood Johnson University ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives continue to seek the whereabouts of 22-year-old Robert Allen as a person of interest in the XXXTentacion murder case, according to the BSO. Allen is wanted in Broward County on a felony warrant for violation of probation for possession ...

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PATERSON, NJ —While there is no routine emergency call, the response of two Paterson firefighters to a local woman in labor took an unexpected, and frightening, turn in the early hours of Saturday. According to Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott, Paterson Firefighters were transporting an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police issued an alert early today seeking help in locating a girl who was reported missing. Alma Garcia, 14, was last seen about 7 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Sanford Street and Commercial Avenue. The girl’s mother found self-inflicted cuts on the youth’s left arm, and ...

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