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Woman Struck by Car in Bridgewater Mall Parking Lot Dies

July 12, 2018

Bridgewater, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after she was struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall Monday.

Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in lot four near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The 2017 Mazda was driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway.

The crash is still being ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves Into New Brunswick Children's Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said ...

Presbyterian Church Steeple, a Roxbury Landmark, Gets Overdue Attention

ROXBURY, NJ — The long-sought restoration of the iconic, but decaying steeple atop the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna is underway.

Using a massive hydraulic boom lift, workers from Main Street Custom Homes and Remodeling of Succasunna, got a close-up look today at the 165-year-old structure. The company, headquartered a few doors away, is volunteering the project ...

17 Fascinating Facts About Rutgers Athletics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — For all the critics of the athletics program at New Jersey’s largest public university, there are more than a dozen reasons to cheer for successes of the sports programs and teams on the playing fields, in classrooms and beyond.

Here are 17 on the field and off the field things this took place this past academic year at Rutgers University:

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GoFundMe Page Set Up for Family of 1-Year-Old Boy Killed in Crash Saturday in Raritan

RARITAN, NJ Hellenic Therapy Center A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds for the family of the 1-year-old boy killed when he, his mother and brother were hit by a car on Anderson Street in Raritan Saturday.

Matías Ortega was killed on the evening of his first birthday when a vehicle hit two cars and then his family as he was being pushed in a stroller by his mother, Domitila ...

Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Maplewood Saturday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A bicyclist who was struck by a motor vehicle early Saturday morning died as a result of his injuries, according to a press release from the Maplewood Police Department.

The man was biking in the area of 1600 Springfield Ave. when he was struck by a motor vehicle traveling east on Springfield Avenue at about 2:30 a.m., according to police, who arrived with EMS at the ...

Man Drowns in Apparent Accident at Duke Island Park Wednesday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — A 52-year-old New York man drowned in the Raritan River near Duke Island Park Wednesday in what appeared to be an accident, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police.

Fermin Franco was pronounced dead shortly after midnight July 5 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset.

According to police, at about 4:04 p.m. Wednesday, ...

Paterson Firefighters Deliver Baby After Ambulance Flipped in Crash

PATERSON, NJ —While there is no routine emergency call, the response of two Paterson firefighters to a local woman in labor took an unexpected, and frightening, turn in the early hours of Saturday.

According to Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott, Paterson Firefighters were transporting an expectant mother to St. Joseph’s Medical Center when, at approximately 4:11 a.m., ...

Hundreds Rally in Newark Against Immigration Policies

NEWARK, NJ — Hundreds marched down Broad Street Saturday as part of nationwide protests being held  against President Donald Trump's immigration policies. 

The "Families Belong Together" protest started at city hall and was organized by immigration advocacy groups, including Make the Road NJ, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice and Wind of the Spirit.

Spotswood Resident Seeks Missing Painting Done By Father

SPOTSWOOD, NJ — Longtime borough resident Stacy Remantas is hoping for the return of a missing painting done by her father, Peter, back in the day. Peter Remantas was a railroader with a passion for painting. After teaching a watercolor class sponsored by the Spotswood Recreation Department at the Spotswood Public Library in the early 1980s, he donated a painting he'd done of a woodshed ...

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