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New Amazon HQ? Why Not New Brunswick?

September 25, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County, New Brunswick and Rutgers University officials are eyeing the Hub City and surrounding area as a potential spot for Amazon’s “HQ2,”an East Coast headquarters, that would employ as many as 50,000 people  

The online retail giant, which is headquartered in Seattle, announced its plans earlier this month to pump $5 billion into the ...

Belmar First Responders Pull 35 Swimmers from Perilous Ocean Waters Over Weekend

BELMAR, NJ — Despite a swimming ban on Belmar beaches triggered by dangerous rip currents, 35 people were pulled this weekend from the rough surf by first responders, according to authorities.

Although there were no serious injuries reported, ocean rescues on Sept. 23 and 24 kept the all-volunteer Belmar Water Rescue Team and Belmar First Aid Squad, as well as the police department, ...

Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board ...

Body Found in Ursino Park

UNION, NJ – Union County Sheriff officers and County police are investigating the discovery of a body in Ursino Park.

According to police authorities, a dog walker contacted police Tuesday evening upon the discovery of a male body in the park.  A county park, Ursino Park borders Union, Elizabeth and Hillside.  Ursino Park is located near the intersection of Morris and North ...

Volunteer Opportunities Exist for 55+-RSVP Information Sessions

ELIZABETH, NJ-The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Union County will hold two information sessions for all adults 55 and older in Union County.

Opportunities exist throughout the county for volunteers in friendly visiting, community gardens and school-age tutoring and more.

The information sessions will take place at Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian ...

Watching Tropical Storm Jose-Could Produce Rain, High Winds in the Garden State

ELIZABETH, NJ - New Jersey residents may want to check the weather to the track the path of Tropical Storm Jose. A forecast map that was issued this morning by the National Hurricane Center has the state on the outer edges of its possible path.  Tropical Storm Jose could strengthen as it heads north through the Atlantic.

The system is still days away from its center being hundreds of ...

Saratoga's 2017 meet sets wagering record

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Based on figures released by the New York Racing Association, Saratoga 2017 was a banner racing season.

A total of $676.7 million was wagered during the 40-day meeting that started in mid-July at concluded on Labor Day at the venerable old race course. That lofty number established a new wagering record for a 40-day meeting that was set in 2015.

The 4.4 percent ...

Far Hills highlights Fall Steeplechase racing calendar

Steeplechase racing is underway for Fall 2017.

From as far north as Geneseo, N.Y. and as far south as Charleston, S.C., mini-vans are being filled with coolers and delicacies. Horses are being trained and groomed.

Twelve race committees and battalions volunteers are preparing to receive thousands of racing fans — and just plain party goers — to an afternoon in the country filled ...

Two Days, Two Babies; Denville Cops Welcome Newborns in Burger King Lot

DENVILLE, NJ – The parking lot of the Denville Burger King served as a makeshift maternity ward for local police who helped deliver babies there on two consecutive days last week, it was announced today.

The first incident took place at 7:24 p.m. on Sept. 8, police said. They said patrol officers went to the Burger King in response to a call about a woman going into labor.

“The ...

AAA Reports Gas Prices Rise One Cent Over Last Week

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA's weekly survey found that the average price for a gallon of gasoline in New Jersey is up one cent over last week.

On September 11, the average to be $2.78, up one cent from $2.77 last week. Today’s average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is 36 cents higher than a month ago ($2.42) and 80 cents higher than one year ago ($1.98).

Nationally, the ...

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