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April 9, 2024

EDISON, NJ — A 76-year-old woman was fatally shot in an apparent tragic accident in her home as her husband was cleaning and clearing the chamber on a handgun, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office says. Patricia A. Novak died on Friday, April 5th when a handgun that her husband was cleaning ...

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TRENTON — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), and the New Jersey State Police announced that eight people have been arrested and charged after law enforcement executed search warrants at a Cumberland County compound and two other locations related to a ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ — New details continue to emerge in the tragic case of a borough man accused of murdering his 9-year-old son, then setting his car on fire with the boy inside it. Before Manuel Rivera whisked away his young son from their Eisenhower Drive home late on Thursday, March 28th, the ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Apologize and resign. That was the message from many individuals who said they were offended by Councilwoman Paula Gilligan's meme she recently posted on Instagram. The meme: "Easter eggs are aborted chicken babies that are painted in drag for small children to worship. Happy ...

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NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP - Yesterday's Mega Millions $1.13 billion jackpot was won by a single ticket sold in New Jersey, and it confirmed by NJ Lottery that the lucky winner bought it here in Neptune Township.  At today's press conference at ShopRite Liquor #781 (2200 Rt 66, Neptune Township) New Jersey ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Raymond Ziesse, 52 of Chester, has been sentenced for Criminal Sexual Contact, announced  Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, and Mount Olive Police Chief Michael Spitzer.   Ziesse is the owner of the Mount Olive Karate Academy in ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — An Avenel family’s pet pitbull, that killed their 3-month-old baby boy on Saturday, March 9th, has been euthanized by a local veterinarian, a Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson  confirmed. The grieving family does not face charges in connection with the infant ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — A Mount Laurel woman has been sentenced to 30 years in state prison for stabbing and killing her mother in 2019 at their home in Mount Laurel, Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced on Thursday. Marisa Rivera, 27, was convicted on January 12 of Murder (First ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - 23-year-old Sayreville resident Kyle Finn was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Friday, March 1, for the crimes of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault, as announced by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Daniel Plumacker of the Sayreville Police ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Get into the Irish Spirit with a parade, or many parades. Here's the St. Patrick's Day Parade Guide for New Jersey.  Satuday March 2  Nutley's St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at 1pm on Harrison Avenue and Evergreen Streets Sunday March 3 Belmar's St. Patrick's Day ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Government institutions, including the police, failed to protect girls in Westfield High School from being “violated and exploited” by the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to make fake nude pictures, asserts a lawsuit by a victim. The complaint, filed earlier this month in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The facility that hosted a youth baseball game in 2022 where a Westfield boy was hit in the head by a line drive and seriously injured was negligent in allowing the use of aluminum bats and otherwise failing to protect young players, a new lawsuit asserts. The New York State ...

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UNITED STATES - TAPinto  joins our readers in celebrating Presidents' Day, a national day of recognition of the impact of George Washington, our first President, and Abraham Lincoln, our sixteenth. Washington was inaugurated as President of the United States in 1789. The first U.S. presidential ...

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MEADOWLANDS, NJ - The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) announced today that the Finals of the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held in New Jersey, at MetLife Stadium. Governor Phil Murphy tweeted his delight, "As a lifelong soccer fan, I am thrilled to announce that the FIFA ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ – Eataly, a gourmet restaurant and shop, has announced that it will be opening in The Mall at Short Hills by the end of 2024. Construction has already begun on the former Primo Mercado on the lower level near Bloomingdales. Eataly was founded in Turin, Italy in 2007, and is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over 400 people crowded New Brunswick's Stress Factory on Saturday afternoon to hear first hand the long awaited announcement from LD21's State Senator Jon Bramnick that he was, in fact, running for Governor. After being warmly introduced by his wife Patricia of 43 years, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Former State Senate President Steve Sweeney formally threw his hat into the race for New Jersey Governor on Monday in a video posted online touting his service in public office and personal bona fides.  In the announcement video, Sweeney touted his roots as an ironworker working on ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy signed bill S3330/A5015, which is a bipartisan effort led by Sen. Jon Bramnick and Sen. Joseph Cryan promoting instruction on grief as part of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education.  Under the bill, New Jersey’s ...

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UNION, NJ - Four members of a Union family found deceased Wednesday morning in a murder/suicide have been identified, Union Police Director Christopher Donnelly and Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel said. At approximately 10:30 Wednesday morning, members of the Union County Sheriff’s ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The LBI Job Fair returns for its sixth year . This is opportunity to secure Long Beach Island area jobs for summer for people of all ages. The event will take place on Saturday, April 6th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Boulevard ...

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UNION, NJ - A mother, father and two children were found dead in their Lincrest home Wednesday morning in an apparent murder/suicide, according to Union Business Administrator Don Travisano. At approximately 10 a.m. this morning, Union County Sheriff's officers arrived at the home on Lincrest ...

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TRENTON, NJ – On January 8, 2024, Governor Murphy signed bill S2789/A3793 into law, mandating permit holders under the age of 21 to log a minimum of 50 hours of driving before obtaining their license.   According Sangeeta Badlani, Founder of the Nikhil Badlani Foundation, “Before the enactment ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A local law that lowers the voting age to 16 for school board elections got the City Council’s approval on Wednesday, Jan. 10, making Newark the first municipality in New Jersey to extend such a right to young people. The council’s decision to expand the voting age for school board ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In preparation for a second storm that will hit New Jersey in two days, Governor Murphy has declared a State of Emergency. The State of Emergency will be in effect at 5pm on Tuesday, January 9 in anticipation of severe storms causing hazardous weather conditions including heavy rain, ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The once-bustling TGI Friday on Gill Lane in Iselin is among seven New Jersey restaurants that its Dallas-based parent company suddenly shut down this week, calling them “under-performing.” Iselin’s TGI Friday, at 401 Gill Lane, has been a fixture at The Plaza at Woodbridge for ...

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EDISON, NJ - Busloads of migrants have arrived at several New Jersey train stations and bus terminals, including at Edison, after traveling from Texas and Louisiana, according to officials. Jersey City officials say they are waiting for guidance from Gov. Phil Murphy’s office on how the state ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - While the 2023 SantaCon bar crawl in Hoboken was seemingly less chaotic than in years past, the day-long drinking fest brought with it two arrests and 34 summonses issued for violations including drinking and urinating in public.   Additionally, one of the giant ornaments dotted ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Nurses began to arrive Saturday morning in the basement of the Magyar Reformed Church, just as they have for the past four months. But rather than gathering to assemble picket signs and chug down some water, they had come for a Christmas party. After Friday’s announcement ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Parents at Catholic Academy of Sussex County were notified by a letter on November 28 that a staff member, Sara Terpak, 25 had been arrested and charged with child endangerment. The Sparta resident was immediately suspended according to Sparta Township Police Department and the letter ...

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WARREN, NJ —A 17-year-old from Warren has died after he and his brother were both stabbed in NYC on Thanksgiving morning, according to the New York Police Department. The news shocked the community over Thanksgiving as the news spread and friends consoled each other.  St. Joseph Regional High ...

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