Other NJ News

August 16, 2018

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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HACKENSACK, NJ — The continuing saga of the USS Ling, a World War II-era submarine later converted to a naval museum whose future is in question, took a dark turn on Tuesday with the Hackensack Police Department investigating an apparent robbery aboard the vessel. According to police, vandals took ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston-area residents are mourning the loss of Isabella Brodsky, 17, and Matthew Poole, 18, two rising Livingston High School seniors who unexpectedly died on Tuesday night after swimming in Ramapo Lake in Oakland with their friends. “On behalf of the town council, the town ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Suburban growth may be making a comeback.  A new Rutgers Regional Report, “The ‘Burbs’ Bounce Back: ‘Trendlet’ or ‘Dead Cat Bounce’?” finds that the demographic shifts of the early part of the decade, 2010-2016, where urban areas had a strong resurgence, may be shifting back ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of Bridgewater, Somerville, Morristown and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group. According to Bridgewater resident ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Nearly four years after 19-year-old Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin, a 2013 graduate of Seton Hall Prep, was gunned down on Walker Road in West Orange by a man who recently pled guilty to six charges, including charges of first-degree terrorism and murder, Ali Muhammad Brown was ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Somerset Patriots have announced that right-hand pitcher Scott Copeland’s contract has been purchased by the New York Mets. So, instead of stretching out and getting in shape at TD Bank Ballpark, he's been sent to extended spring training at the Mets' complex in Port St.

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HACKENSACK — Aspiring Olympic figure skaters might be interested to learn that they, too, can train at a facility where 10 Pyeongchang Olympians trained.  The Ice House in Hackensack has served as the training facility for 10 Olympic skaters representing five countries. They gave sneak previews ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio assured residents that there was no reason to believe further violence will occur in the area following the shooting death on Ampere Parkway Saturday evening. DeMaio confirmed that this was a targeted ...

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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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According to numerous news reports, corruption and bribery charges against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez are being dropped by the Justice Department. Senator Menendez released the following statement through his Communications Director, Tricia Enright: “From the very beginning, I never wavered in my ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ –  Officials have identified the man who died yesterday at the Tactical Training Center here. Ruben A. Herrarte-Palacios, 23, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, a spokesperson for Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III said Tuesday ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — A 38-year-old Hillsborough man faces multiple charges including the manufacture of child pornography after police traced his activities on the Internet., according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The investigation revealed that the suspect was using multiple ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Two men have been charged with armed robbery and other related crimes in connection with a hold-up at a Verizon store on Route 22 in Green Brook, which was followed by a chase and apprehension in Piscataway and South Bound Brook, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ – Saint Joseph High School won its 40th consecutive GMAC championship at Raritan Bay Area YMCA by defeating longtime rivals East Brunswick, J.P. Stevens and Metuchen. Team Results Saint Joseph (Metuchen) 614.50 East Brunswick 563 J.P. Stevens 417 Metuchen ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ — If you hadn’t been following the news of the past week, Sunday morning at the Reformed Church of Highland Park almost looked like normal weekend business. Between two and three dozen congregants ​prayed in the pews on either side of the main aisle, while different church ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bridgewater Township Police are reporting that the 16-year-old girl missing in Chimney Rock Park since 2 a.m. Saturday was found dead Saturday evening. The matter is still under investigation, and more information will be released as it is available. Bridgewater Township ...

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STAFFORD, NJ — Stafford Township Police Chief Thomas Dellane and Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato have announced the arrest of man accused of climbing through a 12-year-old girl's window and sexually assaulting her after a chat on Facebook. Ninteen-year-old Joseph Barden of Bayville ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Believe it or not, we’re living through history right now. That’s why the Rutgers University Libraries want to collect artifacts and memorabilia from the present day. If you took part in Saturday's women's march in Morristown, or one of the "sister" marches across the state, ...

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NEW YORK, NY — In the summer of 2017, a New Jersey man went to Disney World wearing a shirt with a message; he needed a kidney, and his blood type and phone number were printed on his T-shirt. Thanks to another Disney fan in the Magic Kingdom, one picture went viral, and Robert Leibowitz of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — A raccoon attacked a 63-year-old woman and her dog a few steps outside the front door of her residence Tuesday morning, according to police. Irene Rothschild told police she had walked out the front door of her home at 424 Bigley Road with her dog around 11 a.m. when the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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