Other NJ News

January 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect Wednesday. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his 2019 State of the State address at the New Jersey Statehouse on Tuesday. The speech is expected to begin at 2:00 p.m.   The annual address delivered by New Jersey's top elected official is often used as an opportunity to highlight ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—The recreational use of marijuana in New Jersey could soon be legalized, and while Camden Mayor Frank Moran doesn’t care if residents decide to toke up or not, he does care if its sold in his city. In an interview with TAPinto Camden on Tuesday, Moran said that he is not in favor of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A collection box that has been used outside of military firing ranges for years has made its way to outside Camden. In August, Virtua Camden became one of the first hospitals in the nation to install an amnesty box outside of its emergency room, offering its patients or visitors the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - In the military, it's good to be able to surprise your enemy. And sometimes your brother. 2017 Roxbury High School graduate Morgan Timper, whose brother Jack is a junior, pulled that off Thursday with some help from her parents and school staff. For more than a month, Jack’s ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  Data breaches are becoming more frequent and more expensive. Recently, Marriott announced that more than a half million customer accounts had been exposed to hackers. Under legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26) companies are closer to being required to notify users ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka stood at a lectern today that was adorned with a sign that had one, simple message: “NO GENTRIFICATION.” In the hopes of meeting that end, the city has created a new Equitable Growth Advisory Commission. It will draw up to 15 members from the community, ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ— More than 50 public charter school families and advocates gathered outside of the state Department of Education to show their support for charter schools and present a report recommending ways to improve charter schools across the state, including a call for fairer funding. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Michael Sot, 20, died early Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained during a head-on collision Sunday according to information from Ewing police.  Sot, a Clark resident and student at The College of New Jersey, was the driver of a car hit head-on by David Lamar V.  who has since ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- Legislation championed by Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti at the behest of his nine year old son was unanimously approved by the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee on Monday. The bill, A-4462, would prohibit towns from requiring licenses for children operating ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Social media was steaming and Montville parents were fuming when a parent whose child is a first grader at Cedar Hill Elementary in Towaco posted onto the Montville Moms Facebook page Nov. 29 that a substitute teacher identified only as “Ms. M” had told the children in the class ...

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Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal will be in Paterson on Thursday to discuss this and other issues related to building trust between the community and law enforcement.   TRENTON, NJ - Police officers across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of  a directive ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Moving forward on legalization of the adult use cannabis after hearing from communities and all potential stakeholders throughout New Jersey, the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday approved measure A-11 that would set new, unprecedented regulation in the state for the ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession of eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of the product. Police described Catnip Cocktail as a ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Paterson Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter renewed her call for an increased minimum wage for workers that rely on tips for their pay.  Calling them a "vulnerable population," Sumter said at a Monday press conference at the New Jersey State House that of tipped workers 63.1 percent are ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will receive a $2 million grant to open a Gun Violence Research Center, school administrators and state officials announced Wednesday in a presentation that included shooting survivor former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, the walls underneath and around the PATCO overpass at the corner of Mt. Vernon Street and Mt. Ephraim Avenue were covered with graffiti. By just a little after noon, the spray paint was nearly all gone. Soon, that could be the case for the entire City of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With two weeks until Election Day, incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Menendez narrowly leads Republican challenger Bob Hugin 51 percent to 46 percent among likely voters in New Jersey, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Menendez’s tight margin stems from the mark his ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Passaic teen went missing on Friday evening while attending an outing in the City of Elizabeth. Family members of Eliza Pabon, 16, say she was last seen on Friday evening at approximately in the area of 7th Street and East Jersey Avenue in Elizabeth. The youth is Hispanic ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka came out in support of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker after President Donald Trump said the former mayor “ran Newark, New Jersey into the ground.” Booker, a Democrat, was Newark's mayor from 2006 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that has ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — Officers from the Nutley Police Department filed drug possession charges on Thursday against a 29-year-old man after responding to a call about a suspicious person wearing a clown mask on Baltimore Street.  Nutley police conducted a field interview with Lamelle Robinson of North ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette—the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years. After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s representatives to the New Jersey General Assembly, Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly, whose district includes Elmwood Park and Garfield in Bergen County, have both called on Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino to resign from his position.   On Thursday, reports ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A group of about 50 people stood on the corner of Broadway and Morgan Boulevard chanting, “People! Power!” Signs that read:  “I am a product of working parents” and “The war on the poor is immoral” were held high by students from Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy, and Pan African ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Deneress Busby said she had no heat or hot water this past winter while living in Garden Spires, her home for 25 years. To shower, she did what she had to do: “Boiled water.” To add insult to injury, the heat was turned on once temperatures outside climbed into the 70s, she ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Employees at Newark International Liberty Airport in March were on the verge of receiving an hourly wage increase up to $19, but the Port Authority Board of Commissioners has stalled on giving its final approval for the measure. So yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy and Mayor Ras Baraka ...

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UNION, NJ – A billboard for a film called "Our Leader the Idiot" about President Trump was removed from Morris Avenue in Union Wednesday evening. The news came as a surprise to Neil Harrison, the activist who paid for the billboard that went up last week.  “I believe in a binding contract,” ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth Police officer came to the rescue of a very young child on Sunday afternoon after she had fallen into a swimming pool. According to Acting Public Information Officer Ruby Contreras, on Sunday afternoon August 26, at approximately 5:33 p.m. Elizabeth Police Officer ...

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