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February 26, 2024

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Turtle Back Zoo (TBZ) issued a statement that someone is posting a fake "deeply discounted offer on admissions" to various zoos, including TBZ.   A spokesperson stated, "We always look forward to welcoming visitors, but this is not our promotion. Many of our fellow ...

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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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BELLEVILLE, NJ - During Super Bowl Weekend, readers bombarded TAPinto Nutley with email, texts, and social media messages about "busloads of illegal immigrants" and "Mexican migrants" walking on Washington Ave. in Belleville. The stories varied, but they were all proven false. A video of a group ...

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TRENTON, NJ —The state Attorney General’s office has released body-worn and dashboard-camera videos of the Dec. 28th fatal shooting of a Perth Amboy man who exchanged gunfire with Cranford police officers at a Parkway exit in Woodbridge, NJ. The shooting death of Kevin J. Harlfinger, 40, is ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The City Council’s decision to lower the voting age in school board races to 16 — one that made national headlines — won’t take effect for the April Board of Education contest. City Clerk Kecia Daniels said that while Newark is working with its partners at the county and state ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY — According to the SPCA, it was an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen that led authorities to discover a dog-fighting ring on Embury Avenue in Neptune last week. When Monmouth County SPCA Humane Law Enforcement and Neptune officers arrived on the scene, they followed a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The judgment in a settlement between the Husain family and Bridgewater Township regarding the incident at the Bridgewater Commons Mall in February 2022 was decided at the end of January, but the decision has been made confidential. Bridgewater Township officials did not respond ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - In a recent turn of events, the lawsuit filed against the Ridge Baseball Club (RBC) and Township of Bernards by eight residential property owners has been voluntarily dismissed on Monday. The legal challenge, initiated on January 26th, aimed to contest the Township's December ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Lady Edwina of Essex, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s resident groundhog, did not see her shadow during Turtle Back’s Annual Groundhog Day celebration on Friday and is predicting an early spring, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. announced Friday morning.  During the ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-NJ) has intervened in federal court to support a 36-year-old Paterson man with a civil rights lawsuit against Woodbridge Township and its police department for his alleged wrongful arrest in 2019. Paterson resident Nijeer Parks, in a federal ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ -- According to the Millburn Police Department, two thefts occurred on January 9 at Macy's at The Mall at Short Hills. One was carried out by two people, an adult and a minor, who took $748 worth of merchandise and left the store. They were placed under arrest and charged with ...

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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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PLAINFIELD, NJ — On the steps of City Hall Friday afternoon, Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp addressed the press on what he called the worst day of his life since assuming the office of Mayor 10 years ago. Friday morning, a Plainfield Firefighter was killed while battling a blaze at a 2-story home at ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has announced the award of a 20-year contract to the Attentive Energy Two project, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Corio Generation, in the state's third offshore wind solicitation. This landmark contract underscores the project'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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NUTLEY, NJ - A skimming device was found attached to the ATM at Capital One Bank on Franklin Ave. Nutley.  A customer using the ATM notified employees of the branch about the device. They notified the Nutley Police Department who took possesion of the device.  Nutley Police Department Chief ...

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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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature delivered the first snowstorm of 2024 to Central New Jersey one week ago Sunday, and in a few weeks or days she'll deliver again, with a pair of American Bald Eagles expected to lay their eggs in a nest atop a 90-foot Sycamore tree in a wooded area along the Raritan ...

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NEWARK, NJ — He saw the flames before he saw the smoke, but first, he heard something. Gavin Puchinsky, the worker who drove the Jeep that started the deadly fire aboard the Grande Costa D’Avorio, told federal investigators that he heard a loud “clunky noise” while using a yellow Wrangler to ...

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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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MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – South Orange and Maplewood School District officials today are filing a bias complaint with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) after a Columbia High School Girls Basketball player was disqualified for the first quarter of a game due to beads she was ...

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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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MARLBORO, NJ: The Newark FBI is asking for the public’s help in the investigation of an American man from Marlboro, NJ, who has been missing since 2019. FBI agents are assisting the Marlboro Police Department searching for Liam Biran, (dob: 01/26/1987) who was last seen hiking in a remote area ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A physician from Colonia, and the manager of his Perth Amboy medical office, are now charged with conspiracy to defraud a patient’s insurance company, reportedly to conceal the doctor’s other alleged crimes. Dr. Gurvindra Sinh Johal, 56, affiliated with Amboy Urgent Care in ...

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A first-year student at Rutgers Law School in Newark claims in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Jan. 2, that the university is unjustly prosecuting him with the threat of suspension or expulsion for reporting students who shared a video that denies atrocities were committed by Hamas terrorists on Oct.

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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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CRANFORD, NJ - According to multiple reports, a Cranford officer was shot in the arm while attempting to pull over a vehicle near Exit 131 on the Garden State Parkway at approximately 11:30 p.m. last night. The vehicle was headed southbound and crashed.  After the crash, shots were fired and the ...

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