Bateman Secures $9.7M for NJDEP Projects

August 13, 2018

TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy..

“New Jersey is blessed with some of the ...

Flash Flooding Wallops Passaic Valley Area

LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Heavy rain on top of already saturated grounds resulted in severe flash flooding throughout the Passaic Valley area on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 11.

The Peckman River, which runs through Little Falls and Woodland Park, overflowed its banks causing flash flooding throughout both towns. 

Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark said that the situation ...

Port Authority Bus Terminal To Test New Security System on Monday

NEW YORK, NY - Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal on Monday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try and identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices. 

The Port Authority will launch the pilot test next week on the new security system designed to help law enforcement professionals.

The technology, in partnership ...

Route 22 West Closed Near West Chestnut Street

UNION, NJ - Route 22 West before West Chestnut Street is closed due to a multi-car accident.

Preliminary reports indicate that a three-car accident has closed Route 22 in the area of the PC Richards store starting just before 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. 

Route 22 West traffic is being diverted down West Chestnut Street.  Traffic on West Chestnut Street toward Route 22 ...

"Operation Punch Out" Yields Eight Arrests and 24 Charges for Drugs

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Following an extensive, months-long investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, a drug distribution and money-laundering network in Middlesex and Monmouth counties has been broken up, says a report issued by the New Jersey State Police today.

The New Jersey State Police have arrested eight people of being part of an alleged drug trafficking ring ...

Union County Narcotics Investigation Yields Seizure of Two Kilos of Heroin on Route 22

UNION COUNTY, NJ – An Indianapolis man traveling through Union County by way of Pennsylvania was arrested in the parking lot of a store on Route 22 in Union after an investigation led to a search of the vehicle, resulting in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

Noel Ramiro Hernandez of Indianapolis, Indiana is ...

Man Arrested in "Upskirting" Incident at the Route 22 Target in Union

UNION, NJ – A Dingman’s Ferry, PA, man was arrested last week for invasion of privacy for taking photos under the dress of a woman at the Target store on Route 22.

On Friday morning, Union police were alerted by a Target loss prevention worker who observed a man acting strangely.  According to police, the employee said the man was “squatting near female shoppers ...

Two Swimmers Rescued from Surf in Avon-by-the-Sea

AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — Two unidentified swimmers were pulled Thursday evening from the surf off the Washington Avenue beach in Avon-by-the-Sea, according to first-hand accounts.

The Area Network of Shore Water Emergency Responders (ANSWER) team, Avon police and other first-responders arrived at the unguarded beach at about 6:50 p.m. on August 2, where the man and woman were rescued about ...

Some Students in NJ Could Go To County College For Free in 2019

TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday.

The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years of community college free for students across the state. It was ...

One Dead, One Severely Injured in Route 72 Crash on Friday Morning, Police Seek Witnesses

STAFFORD, NJ - A critical auto accident took place on Friday morning at Route 72 and Marsha Drive near the causeway. The Stafford Police responded to a multi vehicle collision.  The colllision left one person dead and two people transported to area hospitals by helicopter. 

The Stafford Police preliminary investigation reports that a 2103 Ford Focus failed to obey a red traffic ...

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