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Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

October 12, 2018

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

Services Set for Late Vice Principal Killed by Drag Racer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tyrone Harrison attended Ohio State University, and played on the school's football team. Originally from Highland Park, Harrison graduated college and became a special education teacher in New Brunswick, and then a vice principal.

"He was a man with a large stature, but he was very, very kind. He was very gentle with the kids," said New Brunswick Schools ...

15th Annual Buddy Walk Raises Funds for, Awareness of Down Syndrome

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The 15th Annual Buddy Walk of South Plainfield took place this past weekend at Putnam Park. Organized by borough residents Michelle and Keith Both, the family-friendly event not only promoted awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome but also raised money for research and education programs. 

This year’s walk, held on Oct. 6, saw 28 teams and ...

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 ...

Details Emerge About Swastika Incident at Elementary School in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ – The boy who scrawled a swastika into a bathroom at Franklin Elementary School showed off the symbol of hate to three other youths, two of whom are Jewish, the parent of one of those students said Friday.

Nicole Damashek said the boy who etched the symbol into a bathroom panel led her fourth-grade son and two other students to the swastika on Wednesday. It is the ...

Swastika Found Etched in Bathroom of Westfield’s Franklin Elementary School

WESTFIELD, NJ — Parents of Franklin Elementary School students learned Wednesday that a swastika was found etched on a panel in one of the school's restrooms that afternoon.

“You can imagine our serious disappointment when we found that a student had etched a swastika on a panel in one of our restrooms this afternoon. Before the end of the school day, a student did admit ...

YMCA Groundbreaking at BHCP Set for Oct. 6

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Groundbreaking for the Berkeley Heights YMCA at 59 Locust Ave. will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Members of the public are invited to attend.

News of the groundbreaking was announced by Executive Director of the Berkeley Heights Y Tiffany Escott at the Township Committee meeting on Sept. 25. The Berkeley Heights Branch of the Y opened its doors 23 years ago and ...

Sex Predator Suspect Captured by US Marshals

FLEMINGTON, NJ — The search for an alleged child rapist that spanned at least three states and prompted Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III to alert residents here has ended with his capture.

David Allen Hamilton, 47, was a Bucks County (Pa.) fugitive, and a K9 team from Kearns’ office had joined the search effort last week.

Hamilton had ties to New Hope, where it ...

50 Million or More Facebook Accounts Potentially Breached

Menlo Park, CA. -  Facebook announced today that 50 million or more users may have had their personal data exposed to hackers.  According to Facebook, who reported the breach to the FBI and overseas authorities, 90 million users were logged out of their accounts, by Facebook, as a precaution when they found that the event had happened.   The breach reportedly ...

Reward Offered as Search Widens for Accused Sex Predator

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – As the search for an accused sex predator intensifies, a reward has been offered for information that would lead to his arrest.

Officials have been seeking David Allen Hamilton Jr., 47, a Bucks County (Pa.) fugitive who has eluded police since Friday, said Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III today in a press release.

Hamilton has been charged with 12 ...

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