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Bergen County Sheriff Saudino Resigns After Racially Insensitive Remarks

September 23, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino resigned late Friday after a growing chorus of local, state and federal officials called for his resignation following an explosive report from the public radio station WNYC in which the Sheriff is caught making racially insensitive remarks characterizing state officials.

Saudino, who was first elected as a Republican ...

Police: Crossing Guard OK after Westfield Hit-And-Run

Thursday's pedestrian-involved crash is the third such incident to happen at the intersection since 2012.

WESTFIELD, NJ – A crossing guard hit by a car near Edison Intermediate School escaped serious injury Thursday morning in what has been a series of pedestrian-involved crashes at the intersection.

The driver of a black sedan ignored the guard’s signal to stop at ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

Parkway’s Exact Change Lanes to Disappear from Major Toll Plazas Before End of Year

BARNEGAT, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

Father Mychal Judge, First Recorded Victim of 9-11 Who Prayed as Towers Collapsed, Remembered in Graveside Service

TOTOWA, NJ - Just miles from where Paterson remembered one of its own sons lost in the terrorist attacks of 9-11, dozens of city firefighters and police officers joined together to honor the memory of the first of what would ultimately be nearly 3,000 recorded deaths in the collapse of the Twin Towers.

Father Mychal Judge, who at the time of his death served as the chaplain of the FDNY, ...

Controversial Trump Billboard Removed in Union; Activist Vows Suit

UNION, NJ – A billboard for a film called "Our Leader the Idiot" about President Trump was removed from Morris Avenue in Union Wednesday evening.

The news came as a surprise to Neil Harrison, the activist who paid for the billboard that went up last week. 

“I believe in a binding contract,” he said in an email to Tapinto Union Wednesday night.

Elizabeth Police Officer Saves Life of Baby Girl After She Falls into Swimming Pool

ELIZABETH, NJ — An Elizabeth Police officer came to the rescue of a very young child on Sunday afternoon after she had fallen into a swimming pool.

According to Acting Public Information Officer Ruby Contreras, on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 26, at about 5:33 p.m. Elizabeth Police Officer Leo Nunes arrived at a home where a 1-year-old baby girl had fallen into a swimming pool on ...

Belmar Lifeguard Rescues Beached Shark and Returns It to Surf on His Board

BELMAR, NJ — Before heading back to college, Belmar lifeguard Tyler Daniskas ended his summer with quite an eventful week.

After he was among a handful of Belmar beach patrol members who got their chance to test a drone-assisted lifesaving system along the beachfront on August 22, the next day he helped a small shark who was stranded on the sand get back into the surf. He placed the ...

8 Rutgers Football Players Charged in Credit Card Scheme

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eight Rutgers University football players now face charges from a credit card fraud scheme that occurred while all of them were students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today.

All of the defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree theft by deception, Carey said in a joint issued with Rutgers police Chief Kenneth Cop.

Two of the men, ...

Scarlet Knights Up Their Game-Day Experience for Fans

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Fans going to Scarlet Knights football games will find a long list of ways to improve their game day this year, from the convenience of digital tickets, to opportunities for sideline passes to bottomless popcorn buckets, or maybe a healthier BBQ chicken and mushroom sandwich.

Rutgers University will let fans receive the tickets in advance electronically and print them ...

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