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Reminder to Pet Owners - NJ State Law Says Pets Must Have Proper Shelter in Freezing Temperatures

November 14, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures on Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any time the ...

Clark Mother Suing Sacred Heart University Following Daughter's Death from Pancake Eating Contest

BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Rosanne Nelson has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sacred Heart University in Connecticut in response to her daughter, Caitlin’s, death last year.

The college student died several days after choking during a pancake eating contest held on campus in 2017. She was 20 at the time of her death. At the time of the incident, police referred to ...

Rutgers Hacker, a Fanwood Resident, Must Pay $8.6M Restitution; Sentenced to 6 Months Home Incarceration

Defendant Also Took Part in Creating Mirai and clickfraud Botnets, Infecting Hundreds of Thousands of Devices with Malicious Software

TRENTON, NJ – Paras Jha, 22, of Fanwood, was ordered to pay $8.6 million in restitution, perform 2,500 hours of community service, and serve six months of home incarceration for launching a cyber-attack on the Rutgers University computer network, U.S.

Scotch Plains Resident Arrested, Charged with Criminal Mischief for Damaging School Property in Middlesex

MIDDLESEX, NJ — Kayla R. McDonald, 30, of Scotch Plains, is facing charges of criminal mischief and destruction of school property for damaging the utility systems at the Middlesex Borough school where she teaches, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Matthew P. Geist of the Middlesex Police Department.

McDonald, an ESL teacher at the Parker Elementary School and ...

Student Rally Addresses Hateful Graffiti at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Following an incident of racist and anti-Semitic graffiti being spray-painted onto the back wall of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (SPFHS), student leaders organized a rally to condemn hateful acts and  encourage the understanding and embracing of diversity.

Among the audience, which filled about one-third of the high school auditorium, were Scotch Plains ...

Rally Against Hatred and Racism Planned at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on Tuesday

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Borough Council and attendees of the governing body's meeting showed their support of our local, diverse community in a photo taken Monday evening.

Students at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School have organized an event to address issues of hate and racism on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the SPFHS auditorium. The forum is a ...

Vulgar, Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray-Painted onto Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began. 

Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly over social media, and members of the Jewish community were quick to condemn the ...

Details Emerge About Swastika Incident at Elementary School in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ – The boy who scrawled a swastika into a bathroom at Franklin Elementary School showed off the symbol of hate to three other youths, two of whom are Jewish, the parent of one of those students said Friday.

Nicole Damashek said the boy, who etched the symbol into a bathroom panel, led her fourth-grade son and two other students to the swastika on Wednesday. It is the second ...

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