Other NJ News

July 24, 2018

LONG BRANCH, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” “The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s—and nation’s—great natural ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors this week approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ — While the inter-town hockey battles on the ice between Randolph and Roxbury are fierce at every age level, when it comes to real-life battles off the ice, there is no hesitation to offer help to their neighbor. Such is the case with a recent gesture of unity and support from the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A line of heavy thunderstorms roared through South Plainfield on Tuesday evening with a resident capturing a funnel cloud twisting down west and north of Spring Lake Park. The photo captures the funnel cloud, which can be seen in the left-hand side of the photo above. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - For the second time in less than a week, a Rutgers University student has been found dead outside a dorm. Kyle Gotchel, a sophomore business major, was found outside Hardenbergh Hall on Monday, university officials said in a statement. “I am saddened to share the news that our ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Kenilworth Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini is on paid leave of absence following his recent arrest in Holmdel, where he is accused of defecating on or near the Holmdel High School athletic fields. The 42-year-old Tramaglini was charged with lewdness, littering and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morristown High School was on a school-wide lock down as of 1 p.m. on Tuesday after a stray bullet was discovered on the athletic fields of the school.  Police were on the scene and currently investigating the incident. The school initiated a "shelter in place," which means ...

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MONMOUTH, NJ — A former Rumson High School student, Maximilien Reynolds, 19, was arrested in Ithaca, NY, and charged with Possession of an Unregistered Destructive Device/Silencer, False Statement in Acquisition of a Firearm and False Statement in Required Firearm Record. Specifically, he is ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up. The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA is reminding drivers that the change to Daylight Saving Time may create distractions on the roadway and challenges for drivers who lost an hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday at 2 a.m. “As we spring forward, drivers should be aware that the time change ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jerome Luiz Gonzalez, a devoted father, artist, author and the heart and soul of the burgeoning downtown arts community of Somerville, died on Feb. 17 pursuing another one of his passions, competing in an endurance race in North Carolina. A 1992 graduate of Somerville High ...

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LOVELADIES, NJ — "My hero strikes again," Maria Logue said on Feb. 20 as she shared that her husband, Tom, an LBI postal worker, helped rescue a man who was unconscious in his home in Loveladies.   Tom regularly delivers mail in the same community and had a feeling that something was wrong ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Students at Westfield’s Edison Intermediate School returned to their classrooms Wednesday afternoon after they were evacuated due to a bomb threat posted to social media earlier in the day, according to an email parents received from Principal Matt Bolton. “Out of an abundance of ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - This article has been updated with the following information from Mary Clark, Franklin Township School district, spokesperson: Earlier today, February 27, 2018, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office gave us permission to release information concerning Friday’s incident which ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – All students and staff of Union County College are safe after an arrest was made Monday morning for a person who appeared to have a concealed weapon. According to a Facebook post from UCC, the arrest was made after a college employee notified the school’s public safety of a person ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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​ ...

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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 ...

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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.

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The way Betsy Driver sees it, her victory in the Flemington Borough Council race marks a first for a U.S. election. Driver, a Democrat, won the election along with independent Michael Harris. Both are newcomers who unseated two incumbent candidates. Although it was a crowded ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Nazi swastika was found grafitied on the outside of Stonier Hall​, near the Brower Commons dining hall, over​ the Halloween weekend, university officials confirmed. The latest incident comes less than a week after​ white supremacist recruitment posters were found across ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Students have been finding flyers for an alleged white supremacist group, Identity Evropa, across campus since early this week, although the flyers have been removed across campus, according to university officials. Rutgers junior Christopher Leet posted two videos detailing ...

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NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday. Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at ...

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KEASBEY, NJ — In a rare move, the two leading gubernatorial candidates have come together to voice support of a statewide charity designed to raise funds for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” is sponsored and spearheaded by the Puerto Rican Congress ...

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