Other NJ News

April 11, 2018

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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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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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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Jasmine Brown, a 2014 graduate of Hillsborough High School, was honored by the Township Committee Tuesday for being named a Rhodes Scholar, one of 32 university and college students nationwide selected for the prestigious fellowship. Mayor Gloria McCauley and Deputy Mayor Doug ...

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TRENTON NJ - A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) was approved by bothe the State Senate and Assembly on Jan. 8. Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, calls for the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Rutgers University varsity football player admitted his role in a series of armed robberies and home invasions, authorities announced on Jan. 8. Tejay Johnson, 26, of Egg Harbor, will spend 15 years behind bars as part of a plea agreement, Middlesex County Prosecutor ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge resident and 1952 Olympian Horace Ashenfelter III died on January 6 at age 94, less than a month before his 95th birthday. Ashenfelter was an American athlete most known for competing in international athletics from 1947 to 1956. During his tenure, he garnered 15 ...

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FORKED RIVER, N.J. – The Oyster Creek Generating Station released a statement today declaring that the company has reduced power and declared an Unusual Event because unusually low tides, low water levels in the bay and high winds impacted the plant's intake canal.  The plant was switched to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Franklin Township Clerk Ann Marie McCarthy was arrested and charged last month, for deceiving Horizon Blue Cross for payments of services for which she did not receive, according to court documents.  Between Jan. 1, 2016 and Sept. 1, 2017, McCarthy made it appear as though she ...

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TRENTON NJ - Former Governor Brendan Byrne has passed away. New Jersey’s inaugural income tax and the legalization of Atlantic City casino gambling marked the Democrat’s two terms in office between 1974 to 1982. Governor Chris Christie announced Byrne’s passing on Thursday evening:“It is with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former fire commissioner for Franklin Township could spend as many as 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a sex crimes spree, authorities announced on January 3. Thomas Canales, 39 of Franklin Township, was found guilty of seven counts by a jury, including ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police are searching for a suspect in an attempted murder that occurred here early New Year’s Day and have a warrant for his arrest. According to a press release issued by Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, the victim was stabbed in his shoulder, and was found ...

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LONG BRANCH – What was supposed to be time of reflection, renewal and looking to the future became an evening of horror for a Long Branch family as four people were found shot to death with a licensed and registered semi-automatic weapon at 635 Wall Street in Long Branch NJ.  With about fifteen ...

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