Other NJ News

January 11, 2019

TRENTON, NJ — SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown. The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced on Friday that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP ...

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UNION, NJ – One lucky New Jersey Lottery ticket was sold at Triangle Liquors on Burnet Avenue recently, netting the winner $260,597. The unnamed winner matched all five numbers drawn, winning the $260,597 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Saturday, Jan. 5 drawing. The winning numbers were:  07, 12, ...

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NEW YORK CITY, NJ - Celgene Corporation, the global biotechnology company based in Summit that discovers, develops and commercializes medicines for cancer and inflammatory disorders, is set to be acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb in a cash and stock deal valued at approximately $74 billion. The ...

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NEW JERSEY -- More residents moved out of New Jersey than any other state in 2018, with 66.8% of New Jersey moves being outbound, according to United Van Lines’ 42nd annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year. The Garden State moved ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ -  One of Hunterdon’s most storied and iconic stores is closing up shop and going out of business. Flemington Furs announced its closing in a letter to its customers. “After 98 years of being a family held business, we will be closing our doors and liquidating our entire ...

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UNION, NJ – A car slammed into the garage of a home at Liberty Avenue and Jockey Hollow Way at about 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday. According to Battalion Chief Greg Stagaard, upon arrival to the scene firefighters found a car had crashed backwards through the exterior wall of a garage after an initial ...

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TETERBORO, NJ -- Two brothers who will be deploying on separate missions for the United States Marine Corps soon received a couple of giant surprises on Sunday as they received a hero's sendoff from the local community. The day's events were coordinated by A Hero's Welcome North Jersey. The day ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Dec. 27, that Union County would become the first county in New Jersey exclusively patrolled by local law enforcement to have full body camera coverage on all departments. Monahan was joined by county officials and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At the December meeting of the planning board, a public hearing was held to advance the town's case for designating the former Saks Fifth Avenue property an area in need of redevelopment. The property, which is officially classified as block 101, lots one, 34, 35 and 36 sits ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A 13-year-old student at Edison Intermediate School faces five counts of criminal mischief in connection with various forms of hateful graffiti depicted on the restroom walls at that school, police said Wednesday. “The Westfield Police Department takes incidents like these ...

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MORRISTOWN NJ - A collaboration with Morristown based national nonprofit Family Promise and a few other friends has resulted in Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, creating a suite of online resources to help Family Promise ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Legendary journalist Bob Woodward sees President Donald Trump becoming more and more isolated, unwilling to listen to advisers and making impulsive decisions based on false information and assumptions. "I think it's a national emergency in the White House," Woodward said ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A corrections officer has been charged with sexual assault after having a relationship with an inmate at an Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.  Avril D. Richardson, 45, of Elizabeth has been charged with second-degree sexual assault for engaging in sexual conduct with an ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A six foot tall toy soldier statue that was being used as a decoration for the Christmas Festival on the Morristown Green has been stolen, said the Morristown Police Department.  According to authorities, the incident occurred at 1 a.m. on Dec. 9, and was reported by the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ten years ago, 1,234 were taking online college courses at Rutgers University. Last year, in the fall semester of 2017, that number reached 23,042, according to university figures. Nationwide over 6.4 million people are sitting in front of computers to take college ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – After a court-mandated closure that lasted about a year, the popular restaurant and bar Addams Tavern has reopened. A state court had ordered the restaurant shut over safety violations, but on Dec. 3 ruled that those violations were no longer to the extent that the establishment ...

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CLARK, NJ — After a long wait and much anticipation, Duck Donuts is opening their doors to the public on Friday, Dec. 7.  The Clark store is the fifth location in New Jersey. The Duck Donuts experience starts with a warm made-to-order vanilla cake donut. After leaving the fryer, donut ...

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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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UNION, NJ – An armed robbery in the parking lot of the Millburn-Union Whole Foods has police and Union County Crime Stoppers asking the public for help. Police say that on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at about 8 p.m., a woman reported that as she was loading her bags in the trunk of her car at the Whole ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Historical Society is holding an open program at the historic Cannon Ball House on Sunday, Dec. 2. The historical society will be opening up the colonial structure from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a tour and holiday program. The topic of the program will focus on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Days after swastikas were found on the walls of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJMS), Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified both students and parents that the images have also been found carved into the stalls in a boys bathroom in the Kent Place Boulevard ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The lingerie retailer did not return requests for comment for this story, but it’s no longer a secret: Victoria’s Secret Westfield location is slated to close. The principal of 235 Associates LLC, owner of the building at 233 East Broad St., declined to comment this week.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill has joined the chorus of municipal leaders in praising a proposed state law that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. On Tuesday, state legislators introduced a bill permitting these immigrants to get licenses ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to Summit School District parents, Superintendent of Schools June Chang has disclosed that Swastikas were found on a bathroom wall at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School "immediately before the extended Thanksgiving weekend." Further, Chang details that ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Hate graffiti has been found again at a Westfield school, parents learned through an email sent by Superintendent Margaret Dolan Thursday afternoon. The graffiti was found at Edison Intermediate School, according to an email sent to parents by that school's principal, Matt ...

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NEW JERSEY — Police officers across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of  a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Grewal’s policy — which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies — also limits the types of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Update: 9:35 p.m.: Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage has released the following statement on the Black Friday shooting at the Jersey Gardens Mall.  "There was an incident earlier this evening at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. A male was shot in the wrist between the hallway of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Jersey Gardens Mall went into lockdown Friday evening at about 8:05 p.m. when it was reported that shots were heard in the area of the food court.  According to the Breaking News Network (BNN), mutual assistance was requested by multiple nearby towns to assist with clearing ...

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