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WalletHub Ranks NJ 2nd Worst State to Retire In

January 16, 2018

NJ — If it seems like everyone in New Jersey moves to Florida when it’s time to retire, there’s good reason. In a new study, finance website WalletHub ranks New Jersey the second worst state to retire in. Only Kentucky was ranked lower. Florida, on the other hand, was ranked no. 1.

WalletHub said it compared the 50 US states across 41 key metrics, with a data set ...

State Fish Hatchery in Warren County Stocks Record-Setting 5 Million Fish in 2017

HACKETTSOWN, NJ — The Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery stocked a record 5 million fish representing 15 species in 2017, according to the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection.

The fish, totaling 5,082,841 with a total weight of more than 26,000 pounds, were produced at the Warren County facility — far surpassing the previous high of 3,774,885 set in 2014. And most of the fish ...

Public Asked to Help 12 Dogs Rescued from Abandoned Home in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ — The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge is caring for a dozen dogs found in an empty home in the city on Tuesday.

According to a post on the organization’s Facebook page the dogs were “the most seriously matted and neglected” they had ever seen.

All 12 of the dogs are in need of medical care and extensive grooming, and some are unable to walk ...

Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant Declares "Unusual Event" Due to Tides and Wind

FORKED RIVER, N.J. – The Oyster Creek Generating Station released a statement today declaring that the company has reduced power and declared an Unusual Event because unusually low tides, low water levels in the bay and high winds impacted the plant's intake canal. 

The plant was switched to reduced power to insure that the company had the ability to properly cool the station in ...

Dog Dies After Being Left at PetSmart; SPCA and Family Seek Answers

RARITAN TWP., NJ – This is a story about Scruffles and it is not a happy one.

Scruffles was an 8-year-old bulldog, a pet loved by Danielle DiNapoli and her family. Their story has gone viral on Facebook with more than 14,000 shares and nearly 10,000 comments, leading DiNapoli to create a “Justice for Scruffles” Facebook page.

DiNapoli said she just wants answers. She ...

New Year Massacre: 16 Year Old Reported to Have Killed Parents, Sister and Family Friend in Long Branch Home Shooting

LONG BRANCH – What was supposed to be time of reflection, renewal and looking to the future became an evening of horror for a Long Branch family as four people were found shot to death with a licensed and registered semi-automatic weapon at 635 Wall Street in Long Branch NJ. 

With about fifteen minutes remaining in 2017, a 911 call was reported about shots being fired. Police ...

Neptune Women Arrested in Case of Dog Stolen from Monmouth SPCA on Christmas Eve

EATONTOWN, NJ — A 63-year-old Neptune resident has been arrested in the case of the Pomeranian dog stolen from the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Christmas Eve.

Susan Bajew, who was a customer at the shelter that day and a former volunteer, confessed to taking the dog because she had no money to buy the 9-year-old dog, according to the Eatontown ...

Statewide Search Under Way for Dog Stolen Christmas Eve from Monmouth County SPCA

UPDATED 12/27/17:  Neptune Women Arrested in Case of Dog Stolen from Monmouth SPCA on Christmas Eve

EATONTOWN, NJ — The search continues for a 9-year-old Pomeranian stolen from the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Christmas Eve.

The small, light brown and white dog named “Tub Tub” was taken from the facility at 260 Wall Street at ...

A Hero’s Welcome Surprises Hasbrouck Heights Family with Sailor’s Christmas Visit

NEW YORK, NY/HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- It came together in about one week’s time: a collective effort to reunite a local military family in time for Christmas and happened live on a national cable program Saturday morning.

Rose Pagan of A Hero's Welcome North Jersey was contacted by a news producer who said they wanted to bring home a soldier for the holidays, and if she knew anyone.

Corrections Officer Dies in Apparent Suicide in Garret Mountain Reservation

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes has announced that Timothy Carpenter, 49, of West Milford, is believed to be the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound resulting in his death.

Carpenter was found on Dec. 12, at approximately 6 p.m. inside his private motor vehicle in a wooded area of Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland ...

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