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June 26, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – Nearly four dozen people were detained by Wayne Police after an illegal “pop-up party” was very briefly held in a vacant commercial property in Wayne on Saturday night. New Jersey State Police tipped off Wayne Police Chief Jack McNiff on Saturday afternoon, warning him that a group ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – You don’t point to the Whoopee Cushion and tell your friend to sit on it. If you’re going to prank somebody, asking permission beforehand doesn't make sense. So when several boys recently knocked on Dana Becker’s door and asked if they could Ding Dong Ditch her, the Landing ...

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NEW JERSEY -  Cash toll collections on the George Washington Bridge will be eliminated as of July 10, 2022, announced The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. A new electronic tolling system will feature overhead gantries that will capture license plate images by overhead cameras, and a bill ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the first time ever, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey is over $5. AAA says drivers are paying $5.01 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. That's up 3 cents from yesterday and nearly $2 from this time last year. AAA says the rising cost of oil and high demand for ...

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NEW JERSEY - With June officially marking the start of hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraging residents along the Atlantic Coast to get prepared.  NOAA’s current outlook of the 2022 Atlantic ...

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Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died. Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ -- The unofficial start to summer will be a busy one this year, as AAA predicts 39.2 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend. This is an increase of 8.3% over 2021, bringing travel volumes almost in line with those in 2017. Air travel continues ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that ...

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NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours. But the price didn't go down, either. AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 ...

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NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey. “The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous ...

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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 ...

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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’ ...

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St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, ...

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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 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A developer’s request to be included in the Township of Livingston’s settlement agreement with the Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) in order to build two residential apartment buildings with a total of 380 units, including affordable housing units, at 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue ...

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Editor's note: This article has been updated to include information from Chief Frank Perna of the Denville Police Department. DENVILLE, NJ – An Indian Lake resident on Tuesday told the Denville Township Council that he and his family have been dealing with continual abuse from a group of Morris ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The poor condition of the Roseville Tunnel in Byram, a major impediment to bringing passenger train service on the long dormant, historical Lackawanna Cutoff west of Roxbury, is about to be improved. The NJ TRANSIT board of directors on Wednesday approved a contract to rehabilitate ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Six children found themselves trapped in an elevator stuck between floors at a retail building on Willowbrook Boulevard in Wayne. This is a four-story structure that houses several businesses, including Rockin’ Jump – an indoor trampoline park. When it became clear that the elevator ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The poor condition of the Roseville Tunnel in Byram, a major impediment to bringing passenger train service on the long dormant, historical Lackawanna Cutoff west of Roxbury, is about to be improved. The NJ TRANSIT board of directors on Wednesday approved a contract to rehabilitate ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Two people have been charged with several drug offenses after a traffic stop in Robbinsville Township revealed 425 bricks of heroin valued at $212,500.  According to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri, members of the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force, the Drug ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - TAPinto Elizabeth is sad to announce the passing of former franchise owner, Kathy Lloyd. Kathy passed away on April 12 surrounded by those who loved her.  "We mourn the passing of former TAPinto owner/publisher Kathy Lloyd,” said Michael Shapiro, the founder and CEO of TAPinto.

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey’s average gas price dropped five cents this week to $4.16 from $4.21. Today’s average price is down 21 cents from the high of $4.37 we saw on March 10, but it’s still 27 cents higher than a month ago ($3.89) and $1.25 higher than April 4, 2021 ($2.91). New Jersey’s average ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – (Updated version) A Roxbury teenager on Friday found himself in the middle of a frightening incident in Randolph involving an attempted bank robbery, a stolen car, an automobile crash, a thwarted carjacking and a massive law enforcement response. 18-year-old Joseph Sargenti said he ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A man, whose identity has not been released, was found dead hanging from a tree in Elizabeth Tuesday night.  The body was found between Marshall Street and Franklin Street, specifically next to an empty lot on the 300 block of Marshall Street. According to a spokeswoman for the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has tested positive for COVID-19. Murphy took a rapid antigen test this afternoon that came back positive. A PCR test that followed also test came back positive, according to a statement from Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna. Murphy is currently ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - NJ Sharing Network, a statewide nonprofit organization responsible for aiding in donated organ and tissue donations, is reflecting on some of their organ donor heroes that have gone on to save lives throughout the Garden State for Black History Month. The organization shared the ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ—New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has issued a state of emergency as of 5 p.m. Friday for all of New Jersey, and The National Weather Service has upgraded the watches to a Winter Storm Warning through Saturday evening for most of New Jersey.  The NWS has also issued a Blizzard ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ—The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch through Saturday evening for the entire Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions for the impending major storm that will impact our area. The storm is expected to reach our area in the early evening on Friday.  There are many ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A group of more than 50 volunteer “citizen scientists” did a great job last year tracking harmful algal blooms in Lake Hopatcong and the rest of the Musconetcong River watershed, said Christa Reeves, a Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) representative. Reeves, who serves as ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- In the 122nd meeting between Army and Navy, the rivalry provided another anxiety-ridden contest for both sides, one in which the underdog, Navy (4-8) defeated Army (8-4) in a last-minute defensive stop to clinch a 17-13 victory and secure 18 of the last 23 matchups. Navy now ...

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