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WalletHub Ranks NJ 2nd Worst State to Retire In

January 16, 2018

NJ — If it seems like everyone in New Jersey moves to Florida when it’s time to retire, there’s good reason. In a new study, finance website WalletHub ranks New Jersey the second worst state to retire in. Only Kentucky was ranked lower. Florida, on the other hand, was ranked no. 1.

WalletHub said it compared the 50 US states across 41 key metrics, with a data set ...

School PARCC Testing Dead? Governor-Elect Murphy Calls for Change

New Jersey — He called for its end during his campaign for Governor and now Governor-Elect Murphy places PARCC testing for students on the ropes for real.

Friday, after the Governor-Elect announced that Asbury Park School District Superintendent Lamont Repollet will lead the State Education Department, he pivoted to ...

Power Outage Hits Watchung Square, Route 22 Wednesday

WATCHUNG, NJ — Power was out at Watchung Square Mall and the traffic lights on Route 22 in the vicinity of Watchung Square at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.  

Route 22 West was closed from Terrill Rd to Watching Square Mall Drive due to an accident, police said.

The power company was investigating and traffic was increasing. 

 

Public Asked to Help 12 Dogs Rescued from Abandoned Home in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ — The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge is caring for a dozen dogs found in an empty home in the city on Tuesday.

According to a post on the organization’s Facebook page the dogs were “the most seriously matted and neglected” they had ever seen.

All 12 of the dogs are in need of medical care and extensive grooming, and some are unable to walk ...

Dog Dies After Being Left at PetSmart; SPCA and Family Seek Answers

RARITAN TWP., NJ – This is a story about Scruffles and it is not a happy one.

Scruffles was an 8-year-old bulldog, a pet loved by Danielle DiNapoli and her family. Their story has gone viral on Facebook with more than 14,000 shares and nearly 10,000 comments, leading DiNapoli to create a “Justice for Scruffles” Facebook page.

DiNapoli said she just wants answers. She ...

Hunterdon Central Student's Death Prompts Call for Change

RARITAN TWP., NJ – The Dec. 16 death of 15-year-old Allison Vandal cast a long shadow over the year’s last meeting of the Hunterdon Central High School board.

The meeting included school Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Moore asking the public for a silent moment of reflection.

Moore has characterized Vandals’ death the result of suicide, even as a spokesperson for Hunterdon ...

Woman’s Body Found in North Plainfield Parking Lot

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — The body of a young woman was found in the parking lot of an apartment complex this week. 

Authorities are  investigating the discovery at  Greenbrook Gardens apartment complex off Rock Avenue and Route 22 where neighbors reported seeing the body of a young woman in the parking lot. The Somerset County Prosecutor’s  Office (SCPO) ...

Highland Park Residents Seeking Answer Following Footage of Fatal Struggle with Edison Man

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Local activists are pushing for an independent investigation into the death of an Edison resident who died following a scuffle with Highland Park police in June 2016.

Daniel Nagahama, 28 of Edison, died in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick hours after the incident.

Police accounts of the incident have recently come under scrutiny by local ...

Water Damage Closes Walmart in Watchung

WATCHUNG, NJ — The Walmart in Watchung was closed all day on Tuesday due to water damage and remains closed on Wednesday. 

Store employees on site said that they are being moved to the Union store and that they were told the Watchung store will be closed until further notice. 

 

Two Car Crash in Watchung Ties Traffic North of Route 22 Tuesday

WATCHUNG, NJ — First responders were on the scene of a two-car crash in the area of New Providence Road and Bonnie Burn Road at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday evening, according to authorities.

Avoid the area.

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