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January 2, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ – On Dec. 26, 2021 Kenilworth resident Telina Cuppari took on the challenge to compete for the Largest Collection of Pizza-Related Items for the Guinness Book of World Records. The current world record holder Brain Dwyer set the record in Philadelphia back in 2011 with a total of ...

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BURLINGTON COUNTY — The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office has announced that two men have been charged in the fatal shooting of Willingboro resident, and former Rahway resident and Rahway High School student, Yahsinn Robinson. Robinson was an 18-year-old Willingboro High School senior when he ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An active-duty firefighter and resident of the City of Elizabeth died at the age of 44 on November 26.  Anthony “Tony” Fanelli, Jr. began his career as a firefighter in Elizabeth in 2008 and served in the department for 14 years. He was also a member of Elizabeth Firefighters ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Acting Plainfield Police Director Captain David Guarino jointly announced Wednesday that a series of violent street robberies targeting Hispanic males in Plainfield is under investigation. The robberies have occurred over the course of ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Union County man on Wednesday was sentenced to 85 months in prison for carjacking an Uber driver in Newark, authorities announced. Rakeem McNair, 22, of Roselle, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo to an information charging him with one count of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Everything old is new again. In 2019, it appeared that Scotch Plains would get a grocery store as part of its downtown redevelopment when German supermarket chain Lidl submitted plans to build on the former site of the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall.

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EAST ORANGE, NJ, NEW YORK CITY — Missing East Orange teen Jashyah Moore has been found safe in New York City. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II made the announcement in a news release late Thursday evening.  Stephens says the 14-year-old is "currently safe and is being ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield man was arrested in Westfield early Friday morning in connection with Tuesday’s home invasion and sexual assault in the First Ward, authorities said. Terence Rhue, 22, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, first-degree robbery, second-degree ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The investigation continues into a violent home invasion that involved a sexual assault earlier this week, authorities said Thursday. In a joint statement with Westfield Police, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office released a sketch of the armed suspect alleged to have broken ...

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Police are seeking security footage that may aid in the investigation. WESTFIELD, NJ — A suspect wanted in connection with a violent home invasion remains at large, prompting increased police patrols in Westfield, authorities said Wednesday. The home invasion in the 400 block of Longfellow ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Among those frustrated by his inability to visit his unit at Public Storage on Route 22 in Scotch Plains is two-time Super Bowl champion and Giants legend Carl Banks, who stored mementos of his stellar NFL career at the storage facility.  Items in the storage unit ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS -- Despite multiple attempts by renters to at least inspect their belongings and determine what they want to keep, unit owners at the Public Storage on Route 22 have been unable to gain access to their own property since Hurricane Ida caused flooding to storage units. "I feel this ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Rutgers will welcome graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 back to campuses this fall for a celebration of their success that, like so many other milestones, was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the marquee event, rapper Snoop Dogg will hold a concert for the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ- Three New Jersey Lottery tickets matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Wednesday, September 29, drawing winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. One of the winning tickets was sold by local gas station BP Gas, located at 1101 East Jersey Street. The other ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood SPFK12 School District announced at its meeting Wednesday evening  that it will rename Park Middle School to Malcolm E. Nettingham Middle School in honor of the late WWII Tuskegee Airman and longtime resident of Scotch Plains.  The WWII ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A homicide investigation is underway after a shooting took place Monday afternoon in Elizabeth, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced Tuesday.  The deceased victim has been identified as 17-year-old Paul Baez of ...

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CRANBURY, NJ -  On September 11th, 2001 a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane and crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children before ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — New York State Police on Tuesday charged a 66-year-old man with aggravated vehicular homicide in connection with a crash that killed a 27-year-old Westfield native and one other passenger on Interstate 87 in Chester Town, New York, authorities said. State police said Dennis M.

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CRANFORD - First responders are currently battling a fire that broke out at the Cranford Conservation Center Wednesday evening. Debri collected from Hurricane Ida caught fire around 6:30 p.m., and an explosion was heard at 6:55 p.m.  Cranford, Kenilworth, Westfield, Linden, and Roselle ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — At least four people have been found dead in the City of Elizabeth following Tropical Storm Ida.  The tropical storm sent torrential rainfall throughout the city, with at least eight inches coming down in the span of four hours. Several media outlets claimed the drains struggled ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Two people were seriously injured in a head-on crash on eastbound Route 22 on Saturday morning. Police Chief Joseph Giannuzzi said police learned of the accident at about 9:17 a.m., on August 21, when multiple calls to police were received reporting a serious motor vehicle ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Three victims, including a 14-year-old boy, were gunned down as they sat on a patio outside a first-floor apartment Friday night, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The 14-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene; a 31-year-old man was taken to ...

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