Other NJ News

May 7, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette are encouraging Garden State business owners to prepare for the launch of New Jersey’s ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam ...

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EDISON, NJ – Greg Tufaro, a lifelong Edison resident and award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience, has recently traded his press pass for a state ID. Last month, Tufaro embarked on a new chapter in his professional career, taking on the role as chief of staff for Senator ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A Breaking News Network alert was issued Sunday afternoon about two stabbings on the 300 block of Monroe Avenue in Plainfield. Multiple police units were on site, along with at least two EMS vehicles. TAPinto Plainfield reached out to Police Director Lisa Burgess for ...

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"Timothy Ryan had an ideal upbringing. He was born into a loving family, had many friends, grew up in a nice neighborhood (Berkeley Heights), and received a good education. Still, none of that was enough to prevent him from falling into the clutches of addiction." BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Timothy ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy recognized May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in a statement issued May 1.  Official recognition of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month has been a part of the American tradition for more than 40 years. The idea of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Elm Avenue wends its way through the quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, with 19th and 20th-century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway. It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final ...

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STAFFORD — A local, Stafford Township School District nurse found it extremely hard to witness children wearing masks all day long in school. Her conviction became too strong to continue to keep quiet on the matter.  When she decided to do something about it, she got suspended from her job in ...

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NEWARK, NJ — New legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday will expand access to livable wages and affordable health care for Newark Liberty International Airport workers. The Healthy Terminals Act signed into law by Murphy creates new minimum wage and benefits requirements for certain ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - In a nest high atop the historic Union County Courthouse Tower in midtown Elizabeth, this peregrine falcon parent is hiding a newly hatched baby bird under her feathers. The egg hatched at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, and three more eggs are expected to hatch in the coming days. Readers ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The family of a taxi driver who was shot and killed by a stray bullet last week has started a GoFundMe page to help pay for his funeral expenses. Delfino Aparicio-López, 46, was giving a passenger a ride near the area of Handy Street and Robeson Boulevard at about 4:35 p.m.

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TRENTON, NJ - Following an event involving the of the excessive use of force and "assaultive conduct," two officers, one from East Brunswick and one from North Plainfield, have been charged with failing to report and prevent guards assaults on inmates. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal on ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — Serial killer, Richard Cottingham, dubbed “the torso killer,” admitted to the 1974 murders of Mary Ann Pryor and Lorraine Kelly after he picked them up from Broad Avenue, Ridgefield. The two teens were attempting to get to a "Paramus shopping mall,” according to Wikipedia ...

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Datasets from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau were released Monday, indicating the resident U.S. population on April 1, 2020, was 331,449,281, up 22,703,743 from 308,745,538 ten years earlier; the number represents the total number of people residing in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 59-year-old driving school instructor and resident of the borough faces charges of inappropriate sexual encounters with two students. Steven Collucci, of North Clark Street, is charged with two counts of Second Degree Criminal Sexual Contact involving two 16-year-ol students ...

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LOS ANGELES, CA — Writers and directors Will McCormack, who was born in Plainfield, and Michael Govier took home the Oscar for the Animated Short Film "If Anything Happens I Love You" on Sunday. The film is about families who have lost loved ones to gun violence. During his acceptance speech at ...

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New Jersey - Mayors for Main Street, an alliance of 22 mayors across five counties is urging Gov. Phil Murphy to eliminate the 200-person outdoor gathering limit as June high school graduations approach. Current guidelines state that there is no limit for outdoor gatherings for wedding ...

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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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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Senator overwhelmingly passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act on Thursday by a vote of 94 to 1, and its passage is hitting home for Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03).  Kim made national news the day intruders stormed the Capitol building. An iconic photograph of him ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Police investigating a report of "shots fired" found 27 shell casings in the vicinity of Baier Avenue and Phillips Road Wednesday night, and a vehicle that had been struck and damaged by a gunshot, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. No injuries ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 74-year-old township is dead after a landscape mower he was repairing dropped on top of him when the cable holding the machine above him snapped, according to police. The victim was identified as John F. Levinski of Township Line Road. A neighbor found the man beneath the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In-person instruction for all students is expected to resume Monday, one week after a cyber attack disabled the school district's computer network, forcing students and teachers to work on a remote platform Tuesday through Friday. The school district has yet to release details ...

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Package Includes Proposals to Require Firearms Safety Training, Mandate Safe Storage of Firearms, Raise the Minimum Age to Purchase Long Guns to 21, and Establish Electronic Ammunition Sales Recordkeeping TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday unveiled a sweeping series of reforms aimed at ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Public school buildings will remain closed Friday in the aftermath of a cyber attack that disabled the school district computer network Monday, with staff and students continuing to utilize their remote platform as work continues to restore the integrity of the system. Dr.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Grateful to be alive, Richard Smekal returned to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset on Wednesday to thank the doctors, EMTs and hospital staff for their quick action in saving his life after he collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest on Main Street March 30. Smekal, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A cyber attack shut down the entire township school system on Monday with local and federal investigators working to pinpoint the source and what, if any damage has been caused to the computer network which is utilized by thousands of students, teachers and support staff ...

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NEWARK, NJ — When Judy Rodriguez was a sophomore at Elizabeth High School, her history teacher gave her a key piece of information that would empower her, then one day power New Jersey. "She gave us an aptitude test, and the result for me was that I would be good at the STEM (science, ...

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CAMDEN, N.J. – A California man today admitted his role in a large-scale conspiracy to steal 94,000 credit and debit cards from customers at approximately 80 Michaels’ Stores in 19 states and to then use that information to make fraudulent withdrawals from the bank accounts of those customers, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I totally forgot I submitted. I was in shock when I won!" Scotch Plains-based author Robert Constant's marketing plan for his latest children's book was derailed by COVID, but a recent award is giving his book new life.  Hello Grandma!, Constant's second children book ...

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