Other NJ News

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival will open here on Friday, Sept. 14. The free three-day event will continue on Saturday in New Brunswick and Somerville on Sunday. The Flemington event is produced and hosted by Flemington Community Partnership. It will be held rain or ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Fans going to Scarlet Knights football games will find a long list of ways to improve their game day this year, from the convenience of digital tickets, to opportunities for sideline passes to bottomless popcorn buckets, or maybe a healthier BBQ chicken and mushroom ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail. Brendan Devera, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ– Universal Technical Institute formally unveiled their latest campus during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony yesterday (Tuesday, August 21) at their new Broad Street, Bloomfield location. The campus, focused on automotive and diesel training, features new technology as the facility ...

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EAST AMWELL, NJ – For more than 500 Hunterdon people, it’s the biggest five days of the year. It’s the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, running Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 22-26 at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds here. Whether showing sheep, demonstrating robots, performing ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide ...

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EDISON, NJ - Lifelong Franklin resident, Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset), chairman of the Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee will host the first installment of his "Cannabis Listening Tour" at Middlesex Community College this Saturday.  The hearing is ...

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  PISCATAWAY, NJ - Hillary Rodham Clinton said she believes the United States is moving toward a breakthrough in which women and underrepresented groups will become more active in politics for the benefit of their communities, but only if they summon the courage to run for office and go to the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In the wake of the deadly Valentine's Day school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 students and teachers dead and other recent mass shootings, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has issued a statewide law enforcement directive to clarify that when local law enforcement agencies ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Asserting it's more important to keep Democrats at bay than to become a Congressman, Succasunna resident Craig Heard said Monday he will not wage a primary election challenge this year against U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th Dist.). Heard, who unsuccessfully tried to beat Lance in ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Suspended Hillsborough High School Athletic Director Michael Fanizzi has been arrested and charged with the theft of $10,704 in athletic event receipts over a four-year period from 2013-2017, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Fanizzi, 53, a resident ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Insurance fraud charges against Franklin Township Clerk Ann Marie McCarthy have been dropped, according to officials.  "Ann Marie McCarthy has been reinstated," Township Manager Bob Vornlocker said in an email. "All charges filed by the Somerset County Prosecutor have ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A Twitter threat describing a potential school shooting has been made to all Bayonne Public Schools. The threat, made via Twitter from account @IMorenalaz, specifically called out Henry Harris Community School, John M. Bailey Community School, Midtown Community School, Nicholas ...

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WARREN, NJ - Two men from Newark have been charged with the burglary of a Warren Township residence on Feb. 21, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Ras Loyd, 25, of Broad Street and Thomas Waller, 28, of Grummant Avenue, both in Newark, face multiple charges, according ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday that a grand jury has returned a three-count indictment against a Plainfield man who is charged with fatally stabbing his roommate following an argument shortly before midnight this past New Year’s Eve. According to ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - In response to public outcry the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office issued a letter, which has been published to the Franklin Township Public School website.  "I want you to know that Somerset County law enforcement and in particular the Franklin Police Department is ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Six people who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6 at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office, including Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz of B’nai Abraham in Livingston, pleaded “not guilty” to defiant trespassing Tuesday morning at Westfield Municipal ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Springfield Police Chief John Cook jointly announced Friday that Edward Raskin, 55, of Chatham Township, Morris County was charged with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact. Raskin is a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Sentencing for former Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet is postponed to April 9.  Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet pleaded guilty to one count in connection with his bribery case in May 9, 2017. The state dismissed four counts because they could not be proven. Chalet also handed ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS – On Saturday, Feb 24, an anticipated 7,000 people will brave the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean, participating in the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights, all to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey. This Plunge is especially noteworthy because it ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a particular Tuesday evening, Jim Fisher stood in front of a group of coaches and doctors at the newly ​-​ renovated, start-of-the-art simulation center at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick. Jim’s son, Sean, died in Aug ​just​ 2008, as a result of an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey’s longest-serving U.S. senator, left an outsize imprint on state politics and national policy by the time he died while in office, in 2013. His papers, now curated and maintained by the Rutgers University Libraries, encompass 2,250 boxes of hats, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, opened a state-of-the-art, hybrid operating room to accommodate the increasing number of transcatheter (minimally invasive) structural heart procedures and transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs) performed. The ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A senior corrections officer at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility has been arrested and charged on 15 counts. Ronald Coleman Jr., 39, of Bethlehem Township, Pa., was arrested at his home following a joint investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ, and NEW YORK, NY - The Women's Marches that drew women, men and children to the streets of towns and cities around the United States and beyond on Jan. 20 also brought out many area residents, with a number of them joining a crowd of 15,000 in Morristown. "I found the whole ...

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According to numerous news reports, corruption and bribery charges against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez are being dropped by the Justice Department. Senator Menendez released the following statement through his Communications Director, Tricia Enright: “From the very beginning, I never wavered in my ...

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​NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over the past year, Rutgers University and the surrounding towns have been the target of bias and hate incidents. Locally, community activists have taken steps to combat these hate incidents, be it through art or community organizer. On Jan. 23, Rutgers University ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy, following his inauguration last week, ​ticked off a list of lofty goals and​ progressive​ proposals for the state.  Yet allies and opponents have shown skepticism, or at least questioned, his vision for New Jersey Rutgers President Robert Barchi made ...

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