Other NJ News

May 12, 2021

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Helicopters were heard in the area Wednesday after Plainfield Police and Fire units responded around 2:12 p.m. on Wednesday to the 900 block of West Sixth Street for a burn victim, according to a release by Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess. The 8-year-old victim was ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reports that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unknown actor posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania. The driver, described as a white male with a beard, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The body of missing Madison student Ajay Sah has been found, announced Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll. Sah was a foreign exchange student from Nepal and was attending Drew University. He was reported missing on January 22, 2021. Sah was last seen on the campus ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Five-year-old Gracie Ferluge was named honorary police chief and had a proclamation named in her honor recently, Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said. A parade of police cars in the fall delighted the young girl, who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, Caggiano said. Caggiano’s ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — Superintendent of Schools Melissa Varley recommended the Board of Education approve Scenario 4 during Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Education. At the time she made her recommendation there were more than 200 people on the call.  Later in the evening the Board of ...

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NEW JERSEY AND PARKLAND, FL - Parkland FL, resident Pat Truglia has been charged in New Jersey for his role in a $93 million healthcare fraud scheme.  Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Thursday that Truglia from Parkland, Florida was one of five charged for their roles in massive ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution. John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, including ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — County officials confirmed the prior suspicions of community leaders at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting: the Union County jail in Elizabeth will close and inmates will be transferred to the Essex County Correctional facility in Newark. The county is entering into a ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – The sudden passing of six-year-old Corey Micciolo, a Collin School first-grader, has his family looking for answers. Corey’s parents, Breana Micciolo of Englishtown and Christopher Gregor of Barnegat, shared custody of the young child. According to Corey’s obituary, he died ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — A 19-year-old Summit woman abducted off the street and locked in the trunk of her suspected kidnapper’s car narrowly escaped in a struggle with her captor, then helped police track the man down, records released Friday show. Shervon James, 33, of Union, is accused of first ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The members of Alpha Epsilon Pi say they are touched by the show of support in the wake of last week’s incident in which their house was vandalized as the fraternity marked Holocaust Remembrance Day. A GoFundMe page started by the Rutgers fraternity had received almost $1,400 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — A new building to be built at The Shops at Ledgewood Commons will have more retailers than originally anticipated. The proposed 10,000-square-foot structure, to be built near the Red Lobster restaurant — will have five separate storefronts instead of the three shown in initial ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Breden family - parents Elizabeth and Lief and twin daughters, Kelly and Sabrina -- are asking the community for support, so that Kelly can maintain her independence’s currently challenged by an extremely rare genetic disorder.  As a family who would do anything for their ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Quick action on the part of City of Summit Police Department officers resulted in the thwarting of an attempted abduction over the weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly announced Sunday. Shervon James, 33, of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly sixty years ago, Bob Dylan wrote and sang that, "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind" but, in Summit, for at least three months this summer, that answer -- or anything else for that matter -- won't be propelled by gas-powered leaf blowers. That's because the Summit ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Following Governor Phil Murphy's announcement that New Jersey educators and school staff were eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, the less than subtle distinction between eligibility and accessibility was raised. Now permitted to be vaccinated, would teachers and those ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Christopher Joseph Quaglin of East Brunswick, NJ  has been arrested and charged by the United States Department of Justice for his involvement in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the United States Capitol.  Quaglin faces charges that include Assaulting, Resisting or ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Local author and artist Cindy Gelormini was featured on NBC's Today show on Friday, April 2 to discuss her children's book trilogy released in time to kick off Autism Awareness Month. One in 54 children in the US is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, said Hoda Kotb, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners are set to hold three emergency food distribution events for Union County residents in April to aid those affected by COVID-19. The food distributions are open to all Union County residents. Food will be distributed on a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The owner of hundreds of rental units scattered across 18 residential properties in Elizabeth has been arrested and criminally charged with coercing more than a dozen of his tenants into sexual acts in exchange for financial relief, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo ...

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BELMAR, NJ — With seals venturing onto Jersey Shore beaches in recent weeks, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center is cautioning people to stay a safe distance away — and that means keeping at least 150 feet back, which is about the length of three school buses. “Recently there have been several ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - As the minutes ticked away in the second half of last night's NCAA basketball tournament game between Rutgers and heavily favored Houston, all were wondering: Could it be? Could Rutgers be heading back to the Sweet 16 - the first time since the 1970s? At Tavern on George, the ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — A massive wildfire fire that shut down the Garden State Parkway last Sunday afternoon, March 14 was intentionally set, according to officials.  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said that several agencies collaborated in the investigation of the wildfire, which ...

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BURLINGTON, NJ -- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden made her first stop in her national "Help is Here" tour in South Jersey on Monday to underscore the benefits of the recently enacted American Recovery Act just days after President Joe Biden signed it into law. Governor Phil Murphy, United States Senators ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Wife and mother of three sons, Summit's Lisa Stockman-Mauriello is, in her own words, "fighting for my life and asking for your help." A change.org petition -- that has already garnered more than 15,000 signatures -- is seeking to persuade the CEO of a Cambridge, MA-based ...

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TOMS RIVER - The Garden State Parkway is closed in both directions from Exit 83 to Exit 90 due to a large forest fire that started off Airport Road, according to the Ocean County Sheriff's Department. The fire was first reported at 1:40 p.m. UPDATE: All lanes of Route 70 are closed and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Police are reviewing security footage after a shooting at The Mills at Jersey Gardens sent people running Saturday afternoon. The shooting happened outside the Saks Fifth Avenue store and the suspect fled in a vehicle, city spokeswoman Kelly Martins said. Nobody was hurt, she ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Union Township man is currently being sought by police after being charged with fatally shooting a Newark woman, Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo announced on Monday.  Jamar I. Webber, 20, is charged with first-degree murder and two related weapons offenses in ...

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EDISON, NJ - Middlesex County officials got to meet Chris Meloni and some Law and Order: Organized Crime crew members last week as they set up to film at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Training Center. Filming gave some locals a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the new ...

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Right shoulder on I-78 westbound express will remain closed for three months TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced on Tuesday that the ramp from Route 124 westbound/Springfield Avenue to I-78 westbound express will be closed and detoured ttoday as ...

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