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May 17, 2023

SHORT HILLS, NJ -- Millburn Police Chief Brian Gilfedder stated that police officers responded to a call from Dior at the Mall at Short Hills on Monday, May 15, 2023, at 10:44 a.m. Dior associates reported, "Four unknown black males wearing dark clothing and masks entered the store and began ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The 29-year-old woman who was charged with trying to use a fake birth certificate to enroll at New Brunswick High School will be subject to a mental health evaluation as part of a pretrial intervention program. Hyejeong Shin, as well as having to pay mandatory fees and fines, ...

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Certain Newark residents are being offered a chance to buy a house for a little as $1, in a move to boost homeownership in the city and reduce the number of vacant houses. Newark City Council gave the go-ahead last week to the proposal, dubbed Homeownership Revitalization Program, that will also ...

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WAYNE, NJ – It was late October when a man fled the Willowbrook Mall after allegedly attempting to take cell phone pictures and/or video under the privacy curtain of a changing room. Wayne Police investigated and eventually nabbed their suspect. The following is based on a statement released by ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- A Mercer County Park ranger who was allegedly sitting at home in Hamilton instead of patrolling the park is now facing theft charges for stolen wages as well as gasoline.  An investigation began in July 2022 when members of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office received information ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers' faculty union leaders voted Sunday to approve language for a contract that, if ratified by nearly 9,000 members, would end 10 months of impasse negotiations with the university that turned into the first-ever faculty strike on its three campuses. About 50 members of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury High School’s librarian contends she suffered damage to her reputation along with “severe and permanent emotional injuries” due to public criticism by several Roxbury residents who contend books she stocks in the library are inappropriately graphic. The allegations are part ...

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Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) recently hosted a roundtable to highlight legislation to permanently ban offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. Last month, Pallone and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) reintroduced the Clean Ocean ...

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WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Wall Township Police Sergeant who was accused of stealing over $75,000 from his PBA is now facing additional charges after further investigation, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.  Sgt. James R. Cadigan, 41, was charged in December 2022 with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – There’s a new twist in the ongoing labor-contract saga between the Rutgers administration and three unions representing about 9,000 faculty members. Leaders of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT, Rutgers Adjunct Faculty Union and AAUP-BHSNJ have announced they are planning to picket ...

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UNION, NJ – The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial is coming to Union next month.  It is the only stop in New Jersey for the Wall this year.  In 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ — Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey (PPAFNJ) and Garden State Equality ask the community to stand in solidarity on Sunday, April 16, where a rally is planned to protest against a Texas court ruling to pull the medication abortion drug Mifepristone from the U.S. market ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The 1,000 or so Rutgers faculty members who were breathlessly joining a noon Zoom meeting a few minutes early may have heard Carla Katz apologize for wearing a hat. For the vice president of non-full-time, non-tenured-track faculty, a snazzy, tan fedora to cover some tangled ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Garden State Plaza is instituting a minimum age to enter the mall on Friday and Saturday nights beginning April 28. In a statement to TAPinto, Plaza officials noted the following: Starting April 28th, Garden State Plaza will be implementing a parental guidance policy that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A union representative told about 1,000 faculty members and students assembled in Voorhees Mall that Gov. Phil Murphy had imposed a deadline for Rutgers administration and faculty negotiators to work out a labor deal. A spokesperson from Murphy's office later denied that he ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A vehicle parked on Union Place in Summit with its keys inside and the engine running was stolen at 7:35 p.m. on April 11. The Summit Police Department recovered the vehicle at 10:15 p.m. in East Orange -- where it was parked and unoccupied -- after tracking and locating it using ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers will delay taking legal action against the unions representing about 9,000 of its faculty members who went on strike as of Monday, April 10. A message from University President Jonathan Holloway said he is hopeful that there will be a quick resolution to the first ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The first day of the first strike in the 257-year history of Rutgers University reached a booming crescendo when about 1,500 protestors converged on Voorhees Mall. That’s where they were riled up by Todd Wolfson, general vice president of Rutgers AAUP-AFT, who directed them ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The chief of the Rutgers University Police Department said the school has likely been the target of a purposeful, non-credible threat known as swatting. Chief Kenneth Cop’s said someone made a false bomb threat Thursday at about 2:15 a.m. knowing the school's police would ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, and Montville Police Chief Andrew Caggiano made the following announcement about the social media threat towards Robert R. Lazar Middle School on March 24: “Charges have been filed in connection with ...

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ - Many families in our area travel down south on the Garden State Parkway to the Cape May County Park & Zoo, located just off Exit 11. The zoo shared on Friday, March 31 that they will be closing the World of Birds Aviary permanently this Spring. With no official ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The ongoing legal saga of a 29-year-old woman who has pleaded not guilty to charges she used a fake birth certificate in an attempt to enroll at New Brunswick High School will apparently continue next month. Hyejeong Shin is scheduled to appear for an initial disposition ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A 37-year-old woman has been charged with the death of her 41-year-old husband Robert O'Keefe after he was struck by a vehicle she was driving on Feb. 25 outside his Clark Lane residence, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald. An investigation revealed that ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ — Three campaign workers face bribery and other charges for allegedly trading $25 Shop-Rite gift cards to get their hands on voters’ mail-in ballots during the 2022 City Council race. A Middlesex County grand jury in New Brunswick has issued a seven-count indictment charging Ana ...

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CAMDEN, NJ -- A doctor whose practice was based in Hamilton will serve 15 months in prison and three years of supervised released for accepting kickbacks and defrauding the New Jersey state health benefits programs. According to the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Dr. Daniel ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – According to The Knowles family, owners of the Manor since 1956, the beautiful and iconic venue will be closing after July 5. In an open letter to “valued friends, past clients, guests and all of our extended Manor family,” they announced, “After an immensity of difficult ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Attorney General (AG) Matthew Platkin has announced that effective immediately his office will be taking over the Paterson Police Department, superseding all police functions, including internal affairs investigations.  The move comes amid concerns and events related to the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ The owner of Maplewood Bridal has been arrested for allegedly taking money from customers and not providing them with wedding dresses, Maplewood Police said. Nidelka Mayers, 53, was arrested on five counts of theft by deception, police said in a news release Wednesday. She was ...

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WARREN, NJ -- Watchung Hills Regional High School District (WHRHS)has filed a lawsuit in United States District Court against Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, Inc. Instagram, YouTube, LLC, Snap Inc., TikTok Inc. and ByteDance Inc (“Defendants”).  The school district says it has ...

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UPDATE: ALL CLEAR BELOW IS FROM MU ADMINISTRATION: "Dear Members of the Monmouth University Community: At 9:15 p.m. on March 22, 2023, the Monmouth University Police Department received a call with a report of a person with a possible weapon on campus in the area of Magill Commons. Upon ...

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