Other NJ News

March 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University officials say they are "making progress" with the labor union representing faculty, but still the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers - representing 4,800 full-time faculty and graduate employees - is considering a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A legal fund will be created by the county for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees held at the Essex County jail following a federal report that found unsafe and unsafe conditions at the facility. MORE: Essex Freeholders Consider Future of ICE Contract After ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Sen. Nicholas Scutari and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano announced an agreement on the broad outlines of legislation to legalize adult-use marijuana in New Jersey this week. “Legalizing adult-use ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A woman was forcibly removed from her car in the East Brunswick Wal-Mart parking lot on Sunday by a man who stole the vehicle and then committed a series of crimes in Woodbridge. On March 12, 2019, detectives from both East Brunswick and Woodbridge Police Departments charged ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Residents voted by an overwhelming margin to reject a referendum on Tuesday that would have raised $8.06 million in taxes to pay for all-day kindergarten and stabilize the school board's finances. Unofficial results at 9:30 p.m. showed 4,432 voting against the referendum, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – An aggressive bull had to be put down by a Sparta Police Officer after attacking and injuring its owner.  On March 8 around 3 p.m. police dispatch received calls that a cow was on Houses Corner Road, police said. As Officer Arlene Lippencott drove to the scene, the animal’s owner, ...

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BARNEGAT - Barnegat Township police reported that officers responded Sunday afternoon to a report of juveniles throwing bottles off of the Garden State Parkway overpass on West Bay Avenue onto the roadway below. Officers located two male juveniles at the scene. Both were from Barnegat and 14 ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a reimbursement of $55,938.90 in federal funds to cover overtime costs they encumbered, in 2018, while protecting President Donald J. Trump during his visits to New Jersey. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office played an integral ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A T-shirt that bore an image of President Donald Trump and the words "NOPE" and "Vive la Rêsistance" was hung in a Roxbury High School classroom but later removed after word spread on social media. A photo of the shirt was taken by a student and shared with Succasunna resident ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Newark Police Division is urging residents to refrain from leaving vehicles running and unattended or with key fobs left inside the cars.  Authorities advise drivers that an unattended vehicle with keys in the ignition is an invitation for thieves to steal your car. Police ...

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LAKE COMO/BELMAR/, NJ — Call it the luck of the Irish. The recent stormy weather took a welcomed reprieve today — to the delight of the thousands of revelers who gathered along Main Street for the 46th annual Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Although the day was mostly cloudy and ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The vacant, ramshackle Global Agway property is being eyed by a developer for a mixed use of offices and residential rentals, Mayor Betsy Driver said at last night’s Borough Council meeting. Surveyors have been on the 5.6 acre property and the developer has been conducting “due ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – To better understand his constituents’ concerns about the loss of certain tax deductions, this town’s federal representative held listening sessions in Union, Essex and Hunterdon counties on Saturday – including one at a cafe in Westfield. The elimination of the state and local ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine plans to reopen talks with Amazon about locating the company’s second headquarters – HQ2 – in Somerset County. He made the announcement Feb. 22 at a meeting of the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee. Somerset County put in a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - City officials say Narcan was administered to the driver of a school bus that allegedly crashed into a tree today at 14th Avenue and Jones Street.   Lisa Byrd, 57, was driving 12 children from 14th Avenue School when it crashed around 1:10 p.m., authorities said. Byrd, of Newark, is ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – When police searched the Port Morris home of a man accused earlier this month of detonating a homemade bomb in Sussex County they discovered a hallucinogenic mushroom growing operation protected by cameras and filled with strategically placed weapons, according to court ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway student, Mikey Wojcik, 13 is continuing his mission to bring smiles to children fighting cancer as they are treated for the disease at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ). Mikey, who lost his father, Michael to pancreatic cancer in 2015 kicked-off the start ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Two individuals were arrested in Fairfield on Friday for engaging in prostitution-related conduct after Fairfield police learned of illegal activities occurring at the new MVP Spa located at 180 Fairfield Road, according to police. According to Fairfield Police Chief Anthony ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Setting the project guidelines in conjunction with the state of New York, legislation creating the Gateway Development Commission -- sponsored by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and the Assembly Transportation Chair Daniel Benson -- cleared its first legislative hurdle ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Girls on the Run (GOTR) of New Jersey East is currently seeking volunteers to empower girls through running for the spring 2019 season at various chapters, including Livingston, West Orange, the Caldwells, Roseland, Fairfield and other locations throughout the area. GOTR is a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Police and Fire Department responded Friday at 2 p.m. to a motor vehicle going through the front window of the newly opened Cousin's Deli [formerly 7-Eleven] located at 417 Springfield Avenue. There were no reports of injuries. TAPinto Berkeley Heights ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Democrats today issued a statement on the passing of Barbara "Babs" Siperstein, a transgender activist who fought for, and was honored by, a law that was named for her allowing people to change their genders on their birth certificates. Siperstein, who ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The former mayor of Newark who tossed his hat in the 2020 presidential election today said there should be fewer corporate tax breaks and more investment in infrastructure to address elevated lead levels in Newark and around the county.  Booker, who was mayor of Newark from 2006 to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A South Plainfield father serving overseas in the Air National Guard recently returned home and surprised his children at their respective schools.  Michaeles Martinez, a senior airman with the Air Force’s 108th Air Refueling Wing, surprised his 6-year-old son Michaeles ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Five-term republican mayor John Cosgrove said his time running for Borough Council has come to an end, leaving an opening for a yet undetermined local who has time, energy and a stomach for politics. “I promised my family I would not run for re-election,” Cosgrove said on January ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Ready, Set, Go! The Nutley Educational Foundation (NEF) will be the beneficiary of the 2019 Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K Fun Run taking place in May.  Taking place early on a Sunday morning, the 5K includes a Kids Fun Run, a Short Sprint, and the annual 5K itself. Registration for ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city and one of the world's leading candy manufacturers are partnering to bring a nonprofit that will work to beautify Newark. Mars Wrigley Confectionery, which is slated to move into the new Ironside Newark building, will be the sponsor that brings Keep America Beautiful to ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy pledged to work with federal lawmakers to solve Newark’s lead issue as Mayor Ras Baraka demanded President Donald Trump fix the nation’s failing water infrastructure instead of funding a border wall. Murphy's promise came yesterday in his State of the State address.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Catholic priest who served at Rutgers University in the 1970s was on the list of 50 clergy members that a regional Jesuit organization this week say were credibly accused of child sex abuse. On Tuesday, the Northeast Province of the Jesuits, which represents the Roman ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the Bloomfield Police Department overnight. The preliminary investigation indicates that retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella shot himself in the Bloomfield Headquarters while being ...

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