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One Suspect Nabbed, One on the Loose After Home Depot Robbery

October 20, 2018

UNION, NJ – A shoplifting incident at the Home Depot on Route 22 turned into a wild foot pursuit and search for an armed suspect through the swamp and woods near Kawameeh Middle School Tuesday evening.  The search required the assistance of a Union County K-9 unit, the County Police and a State Police helicopter team.

Union police report that at just after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, two ...

Murphy Administration Announces $38 Million Investment in Quality Infant and Child Care & Support for Working Families

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Tuesday announced $38 million in new investments in child care to help more families find services they need and to advance quality child care.

“Children are the foundation of our state’s future, and strong childhood development and early learning ...

TAPinto Freelance Reporter Killed While Walking on Route 10

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by Victor Retana, 30, ...

Hillsborough Teacher, 29, Sent Nude Photos to High School Student

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months.

Michelina Aichele, 29 of Capricorn Drive in Hillsborough, has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp Invites Prospective Campers to "Meadowfest" Open House

LONG VALLEY, NJ – Those interested in checking out Meadowbrook Country Day Camp for next summer are invited to attend “Meadowfest,” a fun-filled day of fall events for prospective campers including hayrides, pumpkin picking, crafts, scavenger hunts, rides, games and prizes, face painting, apple cider, food and more. The event is being held on Oct. 14, from 11 ...

New Jersey Legislature Shows Support for Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Legislature reaffirmed its commitment to fighting the opioid epidemic and its support for the efforts of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey by proclaiming October 6 as Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day in the state.

The Senate unanimously passed a joint resolution Thursday that permanently designated October 6 as a key day for spreading ...

Newark Airport Workers Win Highest Minimum Wage in U.S.

NEWARK, NJ - A union member mouthed the words “thank you” yesterday as cheers erupted in the boardroom where Port Authority commissioners passed a $19 minimum wage for workers at the agency’s three major airports.

“Let me say clearly and bluntly: these new wage levels are essential to the safe, secure and high-quality operation of our airports,” said Port ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in his current position for two more years, after members of the university's board of governors asked him to stay. 

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said Barchi's efforts "raised Rutgers’ academic ...

Bill That Would Provide $20M To Horse Racing Moving Forward in N.J.

TRENTON, N.J. — A bill that would appropriate $20 million to boost horse racing in New Jersey was introduced on Sept. 24.

Sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park, and Senator Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which includes, Bergen County, home of the Meadowlands, sponsored the bill.

The bill was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee ...

Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Millburn Carjacking; Grabbed Girl, Threatened to Kill Her

TRENTON, NJ – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a Newark man was sentenced to prison today for committing a carjacking in Millburn last November during which he grabbed a 13-year-old girl around the neck in front of her father and threatened to kill her. 

Ahmed Anthony, 30, of Newark, N.J., was sentenced today to 14 years in state prison, including nearly 12 years of ...

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