Other NJ News

May 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again.  “Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to ...

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WAYNE, NJ — For the last fourteen months, New Jerseyans have been in the midst of the worst global pandemic in most of our lifetimes. The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in NJ has just recently reached the 1 million mark. This is one out of every nine people in the state. Just over 25,000 have ...

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The Mayor of Kenilworth and Merck have announced the official sale of the Merck Kenilworth campus. The Kenilworth Mayor and Merck are joining efforts to find a new owner for this unique location. This announcement follows Merck’s April 28, 2020 announcement of its intention to consolidate the ...

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STAFFORD, NJ — Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ — The Burlington County Animal Shelter has a record of success in finding forever homes for the animals they love and care for, but it is not every day that one of their rescues also lands a job as a bona fide crime-fighter. Then again Arrow is not your typical rescue dog. The ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — It appears that the long awaited project to improve traffic patterns at the intersection of Rt 24 and Columbia Turnpike is on hold due to the lack of paper work submission from Morris Township.   In a statement released from the Morris County Board of Commissioners, they ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Human rights leader Janice Caren Lilien, age 71, died peacefully in her home on May 3 after a long battle with lymphoma. She was a very active citizen of Union County, holding multiple leadership roles with human service organizations, according to her obituary published by the ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ — Federal law enforcement officials have announced charges against 22 people based in and around Paterson who are believed to be involved in the distribution of drugs including heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine base. In separate statements, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig described ...

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POMPTON PLAINS, NJ — A NJ family is going to have some interesting birthday celebrations in the future following the unusual birth of their twins. Rebekah Faith was born at 11:46 p.m. March 31 and her sister Charlotte Grace was born 12:06 a.m. April 1. Not only were they born on different days but ...

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STAFFORD — Nurse Erin Pein has been suspended without pay from the Stafford Township School District since April 20 for advocating against the use of masks on children. She was also not wearing her mask at work. “I came to the realization that just voicing my concerns wasn’t going to make a ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The cars streamed into town Sunday night — hundreds headed toward the Belmar beachfront beginning at about 9 p.m. for another “pop-up” meet. And for the next three hours, the latest impromptu rally caused a noisy ruckus on Ocean Avenue and many surrounding residential streets. At ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution. John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, including ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — A 19-year-old Summit woman abducted off the street and locked in the trunk of her suspected kidnapper’s car narrowly escaped in a struggle with her captor, then helped police track the man down, records released Friday show. Shervon James, 33, of Union, is accused of first ...

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Governor Murphy has declared that the bear hunt is over. Many representatives in the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly disagree with his position. Where does the public stand on the issue? SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ — In 2014 Pedals the black bear became famous for sauntering upright through suburbs ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — The sudden passing of six-year-old Corey Micciolo, a Collin School first-grader, has his family looking for answers. Corey’s parents, Breana Micciolo of Englishtown and Christopher Gregor of Barnegat, shared custody of the young child. According to Corey’s obituary, he died ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - After more than a decade of haggling, previously canceled potential projects and a consistent lack of funding, President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan could finally see the development of another rail tunnel connecting Hudson County with Manhattan. The new ...

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BRIGANTINE, NJ — The gray seal pup found underweight and injured on the Belmar beach in February has been sprung from rehabilitation. After spending nearly two months at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center — where its feeding instincts kicked in, and it gained some 30 pounds — the four-month old ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A popular rainbow crosswalk painted in Downtown Westfield last year will soon be repainted so that it can become a permanent fixture on Quimby Street, a councilwoman said. The initiative in Westfield followed rainbow crosswalks painted in Maplewood permanently in 2018. Photos ...

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FANWOOD, NJ — A local man has been charged with being in possession of more than 10,000 digital images consisting of child sexual abuse material, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Monday.  Joseph Poutre, 55, of Middletown, is charged with a single count of second-degree ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight closures on I-78 westbound express as the CR 577/Main Street bridge deck replacement project advances in Springfield, Union County. Beginning at 11 p.m. tonight, Monday, March 29, until 5 a.m.

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UNION, NJ — Approval for a daycare center on Vauxhall Road received approval at a recent Board of Adjustment meeting. The property, at 2936 Vauxhall Road, is across from the Millburn Village Shopping Center, between Valley Street and Millburn Avenue. The development of a Primrose Schools ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Police are investigating after authorities found two swastikas in a bathroom at Westfield High School Friday. In a statement Tuesday, police said the swastikas were etched on a bathroom stall wall by a person using “an unknown metal object.” “At this time, there is no suspect ...

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NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on Friday launched a council made up of Hispanic and Latinx alumni, leaders in business and community advocacy to support the school’s mission to enroll more Hispanic and Latinx undergraduates from 20% to 25% by 2025. The 11-person council, ...

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BURLINGTON, NJ — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden made her first stop in her national “Help is Here” tour in South Jersey on Monday to underscore the benefits of the recently enacted American Recovery Act just days after President Joe Biden signed it into law. Governor Phil Murphy, United States Senators ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With each holiday's arrival, one constant in Bloomfield is an imaginative scene on display in front of 226 Lakewood Drive. From elaborate Christmas displays to an essential workers tribute during the pandemic, resident James Joanow utilizes mannequins to help celebrate the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden Mayor Frank Moran will resign at the end of April, according to three sources familiar with the situation. City spokesman Vincent Basara later confirmed the news, clarifying that his resignation was not due to health reasons despite initial reports.  The 52-year-old Moran ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Bob Zuckerman was appointed to lead Downtown Westfield Corporation last year, he said he wanted to make the downtown “sparkle and shine.” And shining it is, at least in the North Avenue parking lot of the Westfield Train Station, where 15 lighted seesaws have been set up as ...

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TRENTON, NJ — An investigation of a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Union County is underway by the New Jersey Department of Health. The NJDOH is aware of 14 confirmed cases, including one death, among individuals who live in or spend time in the county. The cases were reported ...

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NEW JERSEY — Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana use in the Garden State and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. Shortly after, however, the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) issued a ...

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