Other NJ News

October 18, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —  A barking dog sounded his own alarm shortly after midnight Thursday morning, alerting five sleeping people of trouble, as a fire swept through the first floor of their Putnam Avenue home. All five escaped and were able to call 911 for help. Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Zoning Board unanimously approved an application for Chick-fil-A to move to Middlesex Mall. Chick-fil-A will knock down the former Wells Fargo Bank located at the corner of Hadley Road and Stelton Road and build a new 5,000 sq ft state of the art ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tyrone Harrison attended Ohio State University, and played on the school's football team. Originally from Highland Park, Harrison graduated college and became a special education teacher in New Brunswick, and then a vice principal. "He was a man with a large stature, but he ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The 15th Annual Buddy Walk of South Plainfield took place this past weekend at Putnam Park. Organized by borough residents Michelle and Keith Both, the family-friendly event not only promoted awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome but also raised money for ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began.   Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The boy who scrawled a swastika into a bathroom at Franklin Elementary School showed off the symbol of hate to three other youths, two of whom are Jewish, the parent of one of those students said Friday. Nicole Damashek said the boy who etched the symbol into a bathroom panel led ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Parents of Franklin Elementary School students learned Wednesday that a swastika was found etched on a panel in one of the school's restrooms that afternoon. “You can imagine our serious disappointment when we found that a student had etched a swastika on a panel in one of our ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Groundbreaking for the Berkeley Heights YMCA at 59 Locust Ave. will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Members of the public are invited to attend. News of the groundbreaking was announced by Executive Director of the Berkeley Heights Y Tiffany Escott at the Township ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ — The search for an alleged child rapist that spanned at least three states and prompted Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III to alert residents here has ended with his capture. David Allen Hamilton, 47, was a Bucks County (Pa.) fugitive, and a K9 team from Kearns’ ...

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Menlo Park, CA. -  Facebook announced today that 50 million or more users may have had their personal data exposed to hackers.  According to Facebook, who reported the breach to the FBI and overseas authorities, 90 million users were logged out of their accounts, by Facebook, as a precaution when ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – As the search for an accused sex predator intensifies, a reward has been offered for information that would lead to his arrest. Officials have been seeking David Allen Hamilton Jr., 47, a Bucks County (Pa.) fugitive who has eluded police since Friday, said Hunterdon County ...

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NEWARK, NJ - When Jaheem Burks was shot six times in January, his coach at Malcolm X Shabazz High School didn’t think the teen would live - let alone ever play football again. “He looked at me with the coldest stare and said, ‘I’m gonna play this year,’” recalled Shabazz High School Bulldogs ...

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READINGTON, NJ -  An investigation into two deaths here first reported yesterday has revealed it was a murder-suicide, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III stated today in a press release. The incident is a result of domestic violence, he said. Readington police were dispatched to ...

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LIBERTY TWP., N.J. — A horse that was found wandering in the township on Sept. 8 has has been reunited with his owner. The black gelding had no halter on and nothing to help identify him. He was taken in by Keith Klinger, who found him on Danville Mountain Road at about 11:30 that ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan. The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tilly Mahon is flying from Melbourne, Australia to the United States in less than a month to meet her grandfather, Colin Driver, a long awaited event filled with anticipation but fraught with anxiety and angst. Two-year-old Matilda, aka Tilly, her mom, Jane, father, Matthew and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A new business in Camden that buys used cars and recycles their parts is bringing over 200 new jobs to the city. On Monday, officials announced that metal recycling company EMR Eastern LLC is investing $250 million to call Camden home for its new My Auto Store business, along other ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell off of the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan. Mislavsky was a senior ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A North Plainfield address was searched and a resident arrested after a long-term joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force yielded 19 arrests, the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In an e-mail addressed to the Summit Community, Superintendent of Schools June Chang indicates that the Summit Police Department, on August 31, "became aware of a threat made to Summit High School via social media." The exact nature of the threat was not detailed in Chang's ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The K-8 school district here has delayed the first day of school for students because of fungus found in its schools. The first day of school for students in the Flemington-Raritan School District had been set for Sept. 6. But as TAPinto reported, District Superintendent Kari ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights has a brand-spanking new senior bus, which took to the road for the first time on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The bus, a 2018 Ford E 450, seats 22 people and has a wheel chair lift. At Tuesday's weekly Senior Citizens meeting at Mount Carmel Hall, Mayor Bob Woodruff ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver.   “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s ...

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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 ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s 10th Avenue beach became a proving ground yesterday for a new lifesaving tool — a drone. And a handful of Belmar’s lifeguards got their chance to pilot the high-technology device during a hands-on demonstration, led by Hugh Roarty of Rutgers University's Center of Ocean ...

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  UPDATE: Found.   PLAINFIELD, NJ - Relatives of Plainfield resident Conrad Sauer, who also goes by the name Hank, are asking for the public's help in locating him. They have not heard from him since this morning, and are concerned as it's reported that he suffers from dementia. Sauer ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.   The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A  jack-knifed tractor trailer closed the right and center lanes of Route 78 east in the vicinity of exit 43, causing major delays Thursday morning. The driver of the tractor-trailer may have suffered a medical episode as he was approaching Diamond Hill Road heading east ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been ...

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