Other NJ News

September 18, 2018

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps. The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Social media posts that contained “inappropriate and taunting language” and, as announced on Monday, also included racial slurs directed at JFK High School players, has drawn a demand for an investigation by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) from ...

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CLARK, NJ – Thailand Restaurant fans might be surprised to hear their favorite restaurant is making a comeback of sorts. The restaurant is slotted to reopen soon under the new ownership of Sunti Pansa-Ad and Arunee Tsui.  Acquaintances of the former owners, the new duo plan to keep the name and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In 1915, Paul Leon Robeson enrolled at Rutgers University, the third African-American to enter the school. Four years later he graduated valedictorian and a celebrated college athlete and singer. He went on to become an world renowned performer and commentator on social ...

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UNION, NJ – A billboard for a film called "Our Leader the Idiot" about President Trump was removed from Morris Avenue in Union Wednesday evening. The news came as a surprise to Neil Harrison, the activist who paid for the billboard that went up last week.  “I believe in a binding contract,” ...

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UNION, NJ – In response to the continuing controversy surrounding a Trump-bashing billboard on Morris Avenue, the Union Township Committee unanimously passed a resolution denouncing it at Tuesday night’s Committee meeting. Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas read from the resolution: “It has come to the ...

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UNION, NJ – A Vauxhall woman’s spilled coffee helped Union police track down the Newark man who robbed her at gunpoint Sunday afternoon. Police say a Vauxhall woman walked to her home and called police after the robbery that took place at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. She told police that as she ...

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UNION, NJ – Township officials have distanced themselves from any connection to a new billboard on Morris Avenue bashing President Donald Trump. According to a social media post by the Township, officials informed residents that “while we take these matters seriously, billboards are privately ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor Brad Cohen has issued the following statement with regard to the fatal accident that occurred at Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center in East Brunswick on Monday, July 30, 2018: "It is with the deepest regret that I must report the passing of the young boy who was ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Ashley Redding was just making a quick run to CVS the night of Jan. 28, 2018. She said told her husband, Quinton Redding, and their three young children that she’d be right back. Instead, she ended up at the hospital. Redding was driving on Central Avenue when another car, driven ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Two kilograms of heroin were seized from an Indianapolis man traveling through Union County last week on Route 22 in Union, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office. Noel Ramiro Hernandez is charged with first-degree possession of heroin with the intent to distribute ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - New meaning was given to door-to-door delivery on Sunday afternoon when a U.S. Postal Service delivery truck rolled down the front lawn and made contact with a home on Fairmount Avenue. Chatham Township Police and the Chatham Township Fire Department responded to the call. No ...

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UNION, NJ – A Dingman’s Ferry, PA, man was arrested last week for invasion of privacy for taking photos under the dress of a woman at the Target store on Route 22. On Friday morning, Union police were alerted by a Target loss prevention worker who observed a man acting strangely.  According to ...

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AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — Two unidentified swimmers were pulled Thursday evening from the surf off the Washington Avenue beach in Avon-by-the-Sea, according to first-hand accounts. The Area Network of Shore Water Emergency Responders (ANSWER) team, Avon police and other first-responders arrived at ...

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UNION, NJ – A customer entered a pharmacy on Stuyvesant Avenue on Tuesday afternoon only to witness an armed robbery in progress. Union police said that upon entering the Care Plus Pharmacy at 1024 Stuyvesant Avenue at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon, the customer observed a robbery suspect struggling ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is the only hospital in the Garden State to be named to the 2018 list of '100 Great Community Hospitals' recently released by Becker’s Healthcare, a highly-regarded source of business and legal information for healthcare industry ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — A little more than three months since being arrested on charges of lewdness, public defecation and littering, Kenilworth Superintendent Dr. Thomas Tramaglini has tendered, and the Kenilworth Board of Education has accepted, his resignation, effective Sept. 30. In a story that ...

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WARREN, NJ. - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Jersey filed suit against 12 school districts throughout New Jersey, including Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS), alleging they have “policies that discriminate by asking for state-issued identification, in violation of state ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Westfield resident Jen Andretta spotted what she thought might be a sick wolf or fox while driving down her street on Sunday, she immediately took to Facebook to see if anyone had seen the animal before and to see if anyone might be able to identify the creature. “Westfield ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The quiet of a tree-lined Westfield neighborhood was interrupted by singing, chanting and banging at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday as dozens of protesters marched up Standish Avenue to the home of Maria Morris, a member of Wells Fargo’s board of directors. The group — immigrant families with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today entered an agreement with RWJBarnabas Health in which the hospital group will provide the university with $1 billion over the next 20 years for medical research and support for the medical school. Under the public-private partnership, RWJBarnabas will ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of Bridgewater, Somerville, Morristown and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group. According to Bridgewater resident ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Union police were involved in an early morning vehicle pursuit that ended in a crash and serious injuries to two juveniles in Irvington on Monday. According to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is in the early stages of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Residents who attended the Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) meeting on Wednesday night got a peak into what the future of the township will look like… and it looks a lot like Princeton. Tom Strowe, the Township’s Project Coordinator for Redevelopment, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital. "From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Student volunteers from the Mitzvah Mania youth community service program recently visited the Deserted Village of Feltville, not to search for ghosts but rather to plant spruce trees and pine trees as part of a Union County Adopt-a-Park project. Mitzvah Mania is a program of ...

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CLARK, NJ — Mayor Bonaccorso confirmed that the site of the former A&P (Foodtown) on Westfield Avenue is under contract. The building, which the mayor has referred to on numerous occasions as Clark’s eyesore, has remained vacant since 2006. In February, Bonaccorso moved to have Clark’s ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — A 52-year-old New York man drowned in the Raritan River near Duke Island Park Wednesday in what appeared to be an accident, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police. Fermin Franco was pronounced dead shortly after midnight July 5 at Robert Wood Johnson University ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Planning Board heard a proposal for a three-story mixed-use development on South Avenue at Westfield Avenue at its meeting Monday night.  The location is close to Springfield.  “Circle Plaza of Westfield,” located near the traffic circle and across the street from ...

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