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February 15, 2019

BELLE MEAD, NJ - Erik Kent and Beth Voxland graduated before the World Wide Web became popular, but now run an online wedding planning resource for the Garden State Creating a popular website was one of the last things on their minds when they met as sophomore communication majors, bonding over ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Today, February 13th 2019, at exactly 3:25 pm, a possible child-luring incident occurred near Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights. A 15-year old female Governor Livingston student was approached near the intersection of Mercer Road and Watchung Boulevard ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ—Local teens have organized a Dance-A-Thon on February 22, 2019 at St. Mark’s Church in Basking Ridge to raise money and awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Chiari malformation, with proceeds going to the family of Krissy and Zach Klein of Colorado, whose four children ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police arrested a 31-year-old township man earlier this week after they say the suspect followed a girl home while walking her dog, and harassed her once she was inside the house. The girl, who had locked herself in the house, called 911 after she saw the suspect pacing in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution. The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy delivered on a major campaign promise Monday, signing legislation that will increase New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next few years. “For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to survive on wages that have not ...

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LONG HILL, NJ - The grand opening ribbon was cut at So i Heard Music in the Valley Mall in Gillette on Saturday. Mayor Matthew Dorsi, Deputy Mayor Guy Piserchia, Chamber of Commerce President Michelle Cavett, and Vice President Mary Mayer welcomed the school to the Long Hill business ...

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With Groundhog Day upon us, thousands watched in person and even more tuned in from home to see Punxsutawney Phil make his yearly prediction. As legend has it, if Phil sees his shadow at dawn on Feb. 2, six more weeks of winter are on its way. If Phil doesn’t see his shadow, and early spring can ...

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, Newark's former mayor, announced on Twitter Friday morning that he is running for president of the United States. Booker's announcement on the first day of Black History Month comes as no surprise. The 49-year old senator's run was years in the making. He recently stepped ...

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ELMWOOD PARK, NJ - One of the oldest environmentally friendly paper companies in the United States, and an iconic New Jersey landmark, has burned down.   For over five decades Marcal’s glowing red sign high atop the now destroyed building told passersby of their proximity to the City of ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The days of bargain-priced beach badges in Belmar may soon be numbered. The borough council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote on Tuesday, February 5 to raise the cost of seasonal badges from $55 to $70, seasonal badges for seniors and disabled individuals from $15 to ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A GoFundMe page has been set up to assit the township family whose home was devastated by fire on January 23, destroying the majority of their ranch-style home on Fresh Ponds Road. The family escaped without injury and is currently staying with relatives in the area since ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The suspect in the Oct. 24 robbery of Northfield Bank on Main Street  has been indicted. Mark E. Elbaum, 52, of Hillsborough, was indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury on one count of second-degree robbery and one count of third-degree theft, according to Hunterdon County ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents. “This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – Hungry customers won’t have to look far for restaurants that serve Jersey Fresh foods. A bill (A1039) sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space requiring the state’s tourism division to publish on its website information about farm-to-table restaurants was signed this month by the ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ – A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has led to the arrest of a Bound Brook man who has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the distribution of child pornography and 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Board of Education met on Tuesday for its first Work & Study session of the new year after its reorganization.  But it wasn’t a typical meeting as board members dealt with RICE charges served on Plainfield Education Association President Eric Jones. Prior to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Conceptual details on an $8.5 million replacement bridge for a crumbling 1931 structure on Valley Road that crosses over the Passaic River and links Bernards and Long Hill townships were presented at Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, with a key part of the proposal ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — New Jersey’s commercial and recreational fishing industries ranks among the top 10 nationally in terms of revenues and employment, according to the latest report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In 2016, both saltwater fishing industries in the state ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 29-year-old Old Bridge man is dead following a shooting incident at residence on Farm Lane in Bound Brook on Jan. 9, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bound Brook Chief of Police Vito Bet confirmed the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The first to be born at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in 2019 came into the world at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1. Elizabeth residents Rosa Serrano De Orellana and Jose Alfredo arrived at Trinitas in Labor and Delivery around 11:30 a.m. after Rosa started experiencing very ...

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Video footage of a suspect in the recent fatal shooting of a Plainfield man has been collected as evidence and today is being released to the public in an effort to help solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday. The victim in the case was 45-year-old ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to include comments from former owner Bobby Benjamin. FLEMINGTON, NJ -  One of Hunterdon’s most storied and iconic stores is closing up shop and going out of business. Flemington Furs announced its closing in a letter to its customers. “After 98 ...

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TETERBORO, NJ -- Two brothers who will be deploying on separate missions for the United States Marine Corps soon received a couple of giant surprises on Sunday as they received a hero's sendoff from the local community. The day's events were coordinated by A Hero's Welcome North Jersey. The day ...

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NEW YORK, NY – Walter Fuhrman Palmer, the head electrician at the venerable New York Times newspaper more than 100 years ago, helped to create a legacy shared by tens of millions of people who have jammed Times Square on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the traditional countdown to the New ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - They could be anywhere. Nutley Public Safety Director Alphonse Petracco and Police Chief Thomas Strumolo are asking that anyone who knows anything about two separate missing persons cases contact the Nutley Police Department 973-284-4940. Two Nutley men, one 25, the other 58, were ...

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A Plainfield homicide that took place two years ago this week at Seafood Rama remains under investigation, and authorities are continuing to ask for information from the public, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday. The victim in the case was 32-year-old Shamar ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several hundred volunteers gathered at the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday to help the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed overseas. Several veteran organizations participated, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. More than 200 students ...

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