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Shouts of Racial Slurs During "Black Panther" Bring Police to Sparta Theatre

February 21, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

NJ Governor Signs Executive Order to Fly Flags at Half-Staff to Recognize Parkland Florida Victims

New Jersey Governor Phillip D. Murphy signed Executive Order No.1 on Monday ordering the flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of New Jersey to be flown at half-staff to recognize and mourn the passing of the victims in Parkland, FL.

The order is for all state offices, agencies and municipalities, including schools for Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Paterson Firefighter Opens Up About Struggles, Urges Others not to Suffer in Silence

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Not a week goes by when a tale of heroism and bravery on the part of firefighters is not told. For them, running into a burning building is as natural as running out of one is for the rest of us.

That became apparent again on Monday when members of the Paterson Fire Department responded to a fire at 268 Main Street, which led to the eventual total collapse of ...

TAPinto Flemington Sues Local School System for Legal Bills in Ethics Complaints

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series about the Flemington-Raritan School District’s legal bills.

FLEMINGTON, NJ – As the outcome of an ethics complaint against one of its board members awaits resolution, TAPinto Flemington has sued the Flemington-Raritan School District to discover how much it has spent defending her. The suit was filed in Superior ...

After Extinguishing Car Fire, Union Firefighters Discover Body Inside

UNION, NJ – When Union firefighters responded to the report of a vehicle fire in a parking lot Friday morning, they discovered more than just a car fire.

According to Union Police Director Dan Zieser, firefighters discovered a body in the car upon extinguishing the fire.

Firefighters were called to the parking lot of the Ideal Professional Building complex at the corner of Morris ...

Rutgers Professor Suspended Following Reports of Sexual Misconduct Conviction

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — An adjunct professor at Rutgers University has been placed on administrative leave after reports surfaced that he has a sexual misconduct conviction.

University spokesperson Dory Develin confirmed that Sombudha Adhikari, a lecturer at the business school, was suspended on Jan. 25 after his record was brought to the attention of Rutgers-Newark ...

Fanwood Resident Struck and Killed by NJ Transit Train in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ — A man fatally struck by a New Jersey Transit train in Elizabeth near the Broad Street station late Saturday night has been identified as Emmanuel Laboy, 24, of Fanwood.

Laboy earned a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Affairs from Columbia University in 2017 and a BA degree in political science a graduate Quinnipiac University in ...

Rutgers University to Raise Minimum Wage for Student Workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will be raising it campus-wide minimum wage to $11 an hour beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, according to university president Robert Barchi.

The move comes as a partial victory for the local labor rights group, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops​ (RUSAS)​, wh​ich ha​s​ been campaigning for a $15 minimum wage.

The minimum wage on campus is ...

Former Rutgers Student Pleads Guilty to Involvement in Cyber Attack

TRENTON, NJ - A former Rutgers student pleaded guilty to his involvement in a series of cyber attacks against the Rutgers University computer network, which left the internet crippled for days at a time, US Department of Justice Officials announced on Dec. 13.

Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, US officials announced, after he pled ...

Fire Engulfs Billy & Madeline's Red Room

HANOVER, NJ — A beloved neighborhood icon experienced significant damage from a fire on Monday, November 27. Firefighters battled the blaze at Billy & Madeline's Red Room in Hanover Monday afternoon and the damage appeared extensive.

Several were sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The extent of the damage is unclear. The restaurant is closed on Mondays, and ...

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