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Rutgers Love Story Leads to Birth of Successful Online Wedding Business for Belle Mead Couple

February 15, 2019

BELLE MEAD, NJ - Erik Kent and Beth Voxland graduated before the World Wide Web became popular, but now run an online wedding planning resource for the Garden State

Creating a popular website was one of the last things on their minds when they met as sophomore communication majors, bonding over an art history course in Voorhees Hall at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

In fact, when they both received ...

Police Investigate Possible Child Luring Incident near Gov. Livingston High School

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Today, February 13th 2019, at exactly 3:25 pm, a possible child-luring incident occurred near Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights. A 15-year old female Governor Livingston student was approached near the intersection of Mercer Road and Watchung Boulevard directly across from the main entrance driveway to Governor Livingston High School.

A large, white ...

200 Teens to Dance to Raise Awareness for EDS and Help Support the Klein Family

BASKING RIDGE, NJ—Local teens have organized a Dance-A-Thon on February 22, 2019 at St. Mark’s Church in Basking Ridge to raise money and awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Chiari malformation, with proceeds going to the family of Krissy and Zach Klein of Colorado, whose four children age 8 to age 12 all suffer from this rare condition. The family is being denied medical ...

Police Arrest Somerset County Man for Harassment of Young Girl Inside Her Home

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police arrested a 31-year-old township man earlier this week after they say the suspect followed a girl home while walking her dog, and harassed her once she was inside the house.

The girl, who had locked herself in the house, called 911 after she saw the suspect pacing in front of her home.

She also told police that the suspect repeatedly rang her front doorbell and ...

Rutgers University Student Diagnosed With Meningitis

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution.

The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, University Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness said in an email sent to students on ...

Murphy Signs Bill Raising NJ Minimum Wage to $15

ELIZABETH, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy delivered on a major campaign promise Monday, signing legislation that will increase New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next few years.

“For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to survive on wages that have not kept up with the cost of living,”  Murphy said at the signing ceremony, ...

Long Hill Cuts the Ribbon on So i Heard Music in Gillette

LONG HILL, NJ - The grand opening ribbon was cut at So i Heard Music in the Valley Mall in Gillette on Saturday. Mayor Matthew Dorsi, Deputy Mayor Guy Piserchia, Chamber of Commerce President Michelle Cavett, and Vice President Mary Mayer welcomed the school to the Long Hill business community.

The new space is impressive. “It’s gorgeous,” Dorsi said. “ Sam and Sean, we ...

It's Groundhog Day, Read the Prediction and Learn the Story of Punxsutawney Phil

With Groundhog Day upon us, thousands watched in person and even more tuned in from home to see Punxsutawney Phil make his yearly prediction.

As legend has it, if Phil sees his shadow at dawn on Feb. 2, six more weeks of winter are on its way. If Phil doesn’t see his shadow, and early spring can be expected.

Phil has predicted an early Spring for 2019.

Phil may very well be ...

Booker Announces Presidential Bid

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, Newark's former mayor, announced on Twitter Friday morning that he is running for president of the United States.

Booker's announcement on the first day of Black History Month comes as no surprise. The 49-year old senator's run was years in the making. He recently stepped up his travel to early primary states, including in Iowa, New Hampshire and South ...

Local Leaders Respond to Marcal Fire

ELMWOOD PARK, NJ - One of the oldest environmentally friendly paper companies in the United States, and an iconic New Jersey landmark, has burned down.  

For over five decades Marcal’s glowing red sign high atop the now destroyed building told passersby of their proximity to the City of Paterson.

“Just beyond our border Marcal has been a part of the Paterson community for ...

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