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February 25, 2020

METUCHEN, NJ  - Strawberry Fields? Nope. Abbey Road? Wrong again. Penny Lane? Not even close. The long and winding road inexplicably led Paul McCartney to this 2.8 square-mile borough that's home to about 14,000 people in the center of Middlesex County. The residents who happened to be ...

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CLARK, NJ – Just over a year ago, Michael Sot died after a head-on collision with an alleged drunk driver. Sot was serving as a designated driver for peers from The College of New Jersey at the time of the accident in Ewing.  The Clark resident's legacy now lives on in service to others on a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has named Jonathan Holloway as its first black president. The school's Board of Governors approved the hiring on Tuesday, Jan. 21. He will begin serving his presidency on July 1. According to Northwestern University's website, he ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — State Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick confirmed Monday that he is considering a run for governor. This comes one day before former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli will formally launch his "Let's Fix New Jersey" campaign for the GOP nomination to run against Democratic ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli has declared his candidacy for the Republican New Jersey gubernatorial nomination. This will be his second run at the state's top elected office. New Jersey residents will vote in the state's gubernatorial election in November, ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Jacob Silver has a background in economics and physics, a knack for teaching and a desire to become an engineer. The 29-year-old Roseland resident has a world of potential. But Silver needs a kidney; and for three years, he has been searching and waiting in vain for a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ — A local Somerset 4-year old is being called a hero for calling 911 for help when her mother collapsed on the kitchen floor and did not get back up earlier this month. Isla Glaser was honored on Wednesday in a ceremony at the Franklin Police Headquarters for her bravery in calling ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Middlesex Borough Mayor Ronald J. DiMura has been indicted on charges of theft and official misconduct for allegedly stealing approximately $190,000 from various local political campaigns and using a local charity he runs to launder the money, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The owner of a Keyport pawn shop has been charged with weapons possession after law enforcement officials found his telephone number in the pants' pocket of one of the suspects in last week's shooting in Jersey City. Ahmed A-Hady, 35, has been charged with being a previously ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The streets of South Plainfield were quiet this morning, which is unusual for Labor Day in South Plainfield, a day of celebration the close-knit community looks forward to all year.  Early Monday morning, the 62nd annual South Plainfield Labor Day Parade was canceled after ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The borough’s 62nd annual Labor Day Parade and related festivities including a 5K run and fireworks were canceled Monday and a 55-year-old borough resident charged with second- and third-degree possession of a destructive device for unlawful purposes. New Jersey's Gov.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former president and treasurer of a workers union, who was employed by Rutgers, has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $75,000 from the union. Shelby Hyman, 52, of Franklin Township (Somerset), pleaded guilty Friday in Superior Court to one count of second-degree ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The majority of Tara Sullivan's column posted today on the Boston Globe's website focused on Tiger Woods' chances of winning the PGA Championship. Toward the bottom, however, she couldn't help but voice her concern over how her college paper had been plunged into financial ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- The plethora of pork pie hats and classic black-and-white cop cars, captured by camera crews, not only told onlookers that the scene had changed on Branford Place in downtown Newark. It also showed them that time was reversed to the city's turbulent 1960s, as Hollywood magic made a ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A priest who formerly served in Hunterdon has been permanently removed from the priesthood, according to a press release issued today, Good Friday, by the Diocese of Metuchen. Mark Dolak, 66, served in various Catholic churches throughout the state, including St. Catherine of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers and the union representing nearly 5,000 of its faculty members reached a tentative agreement late Tuesday night, bringing to an end more than a year of bargaining and averting the first faculty strike in the university's 253-year history. The Rutgers AAUP-AFT released ...

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TRENTON, NJ – State Senate President Steve Sweeney called off Monday’s votes on a bill that if passed, would have legalized recreational marijuana in New Jersey for those 21 and older. Both the Assembly and Senate were poised to vote on the controversial measure. The bill also would have ...

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