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May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The off-duty death of a 22-year-old Camden County police officer in a motorcycle accident has stunned and saddened his fellow officers, his police chief and many community leaders. Officer Daniel B. Adler died after his motorcycle apparently collided with a car at 6:30 p.m.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor. "I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do, and I form relationships. I am a success." Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough has earned a well-deserved reputation for putting on a show as evidenced by the swirl of events taking place over five days during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Register online at www.legalrunaround.org The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath forced ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - As promised, merchants and restaurants in Downtown Somerville lavished extra special attention on the ladies with in-store raffles, giveaways, discounts, other promotions and live music during Thursday's "Girls' Night Out" celebration throughout the downtown district. The ...

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CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battled-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Fifth-Alarm Fire at the Waste Management facility on Julia Street Tuesday sent thick smoke throughout North Jersey and could even be viewed in New York City.  The City of Elizabeth reports receiving a phone call about the fire at approximately 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. The fire is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison. The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ:  Former Red Bank Councilman Hazim Yassin, currently a resident of the Lincroft section of Middltown, has been criminally charged with stealing thousands of dollars from the Red Bank Education Foundation over the course of two years, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor (MCPO), Lori ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC ...

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St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, ...

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LBI Region, NJ - In a release from the US Coast Guard 5th District Public Affairs North, The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday night after their 33-foot sailing-vessel, Free Bird, grounded and overturned near Little Egg Inlet. A person aboard Free Bird used a VHF-FM marine radio Friday at about ...

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KENTUCKY - A Bridgewater family is preparing to cheer on its own horse at this weekend’s 2022 Kentucky Derby. Bridgewater residents Tom and Carol Hopkins are part owners of Donegal Racing’s Mo Donegal, a 3-year-old horse set to compete in the Derby. Tom Hopkins has been interested in racing ...

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NEWARK, NJ — During the past three years Newark resident Deborah Smith-Gregory has been bombarded with daily phone calls urging her to sell her home. “It’s been calling at all times of the day and night - both cellphone and landline. They say, ‘Are you interested in selling your property? We’ve ...

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MARLBORO – A $10 million investment in automated license plate recognition (ALPR) technology has been announced by Governor Murphy's Office. The Governor, along with Acting Attorney General Platkin made the announced on Friday April 29. The investment is aimed at reducing violent crime and motor ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and North Plainfield Chief of Police William G. Parenti announced Tuesday the arrest of Jose Branch, age 23, of West Fourth Street, Plainfield, in ...

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NEWARK, NJ — When music, film and television star Queen Latifah decided to invest in a development project in her native city of Newark, she envisioned a development she could live in and dedicate her full efforts towards. “Queen Latifah should be able to live in the city she was born in,” she ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A veterinarian has been charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty, accused of mistreating dogs under his care. Ehren Seth Yablon, who's from Hillside, owns the Newark Veterinary Hospital, located at 98 Wilson Avenue in Newark. Essex County Prosecutors say a dog owner brought ...

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UNION, NJ – A multitude of Union police, firefighters and EMS personnel responded to reports of a huge fight at the high school midday Monday and arrested three students involved in the brawl. Superintendent Dr. Scott Taylor said an unspecified number of students were involved in the clash, ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP (SOMERSET), NJ – Two Highland Park residents have been charged in connection with the February hit-and-run death of a New Brunswick woman, according to authorities. Raulito Peralta, 22, has been charged with second-degree leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident, ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - When Sakaria "Zack" Tahhan, 21, identified the alleged Brooklyn subway shooter, Frank James, 62, while working on a security camera system in New York City, he wasted no time in alerting the NYPD.  The police had been investigating the mass shooting, which wounded many with ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ – A $45.5 million renovation of the city’s train station officially pulled out of the station on April 21 with a groundbreaking ceremony led by Gov. Phil Murphy and many local officials. The plan to make the 95-year-old Perth Amboy Train Station more modern and customer-focused, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide. According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are: North ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 34-year-old resident of Maine, reported missing by his family on April 18, was found dead Thursday morning by a search team in the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Parker Veitch, a resident of Lovell, Me., was described by family as an avid hiker. Police followed up on a call ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A composite sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with an April 13 home invasion that led to the suspect groping a woman while she was taking a shower has led to several tips as to the identity of the suspect, according to Frank Roman, deputy chief of the Somerset County ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Four teenagers from Linden were arrested in connection with a pellet gun shooting involving “splat guns” in downtown Westfield Friday, police said. The two victims reported being shot by pellet guns around East Broad and Elmer streets around 9:19 p.m., police said. Officers ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A woman taking a shower inside her Andria Avenue residence was groped by a naked man who entered the shower and grabbed her from behind before she was able to fight him off, according to Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. The woman called police after the ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- At approximately 2:41 p.m. on Easter Sunday, the Fairfield Police Department was alerted to a single plane crash at the Essex County Airport. Emergency personnel, including police, fire and EMS, were immediately dispatched to the scene, according to a report from Fairfield ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says adults at least 21 years old will be able to purchase recreational marijuana and marijuana products without a medical card in New Jersey starting on April 21, 2022. "This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry," Murphy said on ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has officially charged the man responsible for running over a woman with his vehicle with several offenses, including attempted murder and aggravated assault, Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves and Police Chief ...

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