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December 15, 2023

NEWARK, NJ — Livestock on the train tracks near Newark Penn Station on Thursday morning prompted delays of up to 45 minutes, authorities said. But it didn't take long for police to corner and tranquilize the steer before the bovine was carted off to a rescue center in Sussex County. “There ...

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UNION, NJ – Union police arrested a rideshare driver on Saturday morning in the Vermella complex, charging him with the sexual assault of a passenger. According to Union police, the victim contracted with the rideshare driver, Yiduo Ding, 39, of Queens, New York, for a ride to the Vermella ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Police are seeking assistance in finding two missing Plainfield residents. One of these residents went missing in Plainfield while the other was last seen in New York City. Arika Sharon Felder was last seen in Plainfield, NJ, on September 24, 2023. Felder is ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Brothers from the Omicron Chi Chapter (Plainfield, NJ) of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity hosted a panel of speakers and readers at an “Assault on Illiteracy” event at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Union, on Nov. 11, 2023. The boys and girls learned how to become a published ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Driving a stolen car and fleeing police from two local townships, Samuel Villar ran a red light and struck multiple vehicles on Route 9. Villar, 21, of Somerset, was sentenced this week in connection with a fatal crash that occurred on November 9, 2022 when the Old Bridge ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Over 200 volunteers came to the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday to bag Halloween candy, pack boxes and write letters to US troops deployed overseas. Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff and members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough sponsored the 11th annual holiday event and were ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An application to demolish the former residence of renowned African American poet and author Langston Hughes was rejected after a review by the Historic Preservation Commission this week. The three-bedroom house, located at 514 Downer Street in Westfield, was recently listed for ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ - A unified command was established Tuesday, consisting of the Coast Guard, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and Monmouth County, New Jersey, in response to reports of tar balls in the vicinity of Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch, New ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Mountainside Hospital in Montclair and Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood were affected by a "cybersecurity" incident, which was determined to be a ransomware attack on Thanksgiving, November 23, according to information on its website. Ardent Health Services and its affiliated ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The single occupant of a home on Amwell Road was killed in a fire late on Thanksgiving Day. Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald said the single-family home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at 11:49 p.m. Thursday night. Firefighters ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Morristown teacher and Roxbury resident who was reported missing in early June likely committed suicide in the woods, according to law enforcement authorities, who announced her body was discovered Nov. 19. In the announcement, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll, Chief of ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - New Jersey Lt. Governor Tahesha Way pardoned Travis the turkey at Stew Leonard's annual turkey pardon ceremony. "On behalf of the great state of New Jersey and all the powers invested in me as Lieutenant Governor, I pardon you, Travis, wishing you lifelong blessings. You are ...

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CLARK, NJ — On Monday, November 20, the same day as the release of a report from the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General (OAG) examining misconduct by officials in Clark Township, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) ...

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UNION, NJ — WallynZavy's Autism Kids Can Do Inc. held their first annual Awards Gala on Sunday November 12th at the Galloping Hill Caterers in Union, New Jersey. The 501c3 non-profit is located at 1010 Park Avenue in Plainfield and its founder, Taleana Hurst, president and CEO started the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Peter Mayer, who performed with Jimmy Buffet's Coral Reefer band for over 30 years, will perform his 24th annual "Stars and Promises" Christmas concert at Somerville High School Friday, Dec. 8. The concert will include a special tribute by Mayer ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange native Nick Furris is premiering his three-part documentary series about Guy "The Rock" Casale, a Newark heavyweight boxing contender in the 70s and early 80s called “One More Round.” The film's Facebook page describes the plot, “Casale had a chance to become a boxing ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - If you live in Central New Jersey  and walk, bike or drive on Easton Avenue, now is your chance to share your thoughts on how to improve travel and safety on the roadway.  Residents of Franklin and beyond are encouraged to participate in the Local Concept Development (LCD) Study ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A 15-year-old boy injured in a drive-by shooting outside of Central High School on Monday remains hospitalized in “stable condition,” according to police and school officials, who said an unidentified suspect fired into a group of students who had evacuated the building due to a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The remains of a large vessel, likely a steamboat last operated in 1907, were exposed on the bottom of Lake Hopatcong in Landing during this year's lowering of the lake. The discovery took place on Nov. 4 in Landing Channel, according to Lake Hopatcong Foundation Chairman Marty ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County SWAT team rescued a hostage being held against her will from a Columbia Street residence following a four-hour standoff with a 50-year-old suspect who was arrested after a forced entry into the home, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — On Thursday, legendary political activist Elizabeth Urquhart passed away at her East Second Street home. She was 92 years old. When I acquired TAPinto Plainfield this summer, I knew right away that my very first story as owner would be about Mrs Urquhart, a Plainfield legend ...

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UNION, NJ – Robert Constant, a successful children’s book author from Scotch Plains, NJ, will host a panel of speakers and readers at an “Assault on Illiteracy” event presented by the Omicron Chi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity at Barnes & Noble (2401 Rte. 22 West in Union, NJ), on ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Students of a now-defunct beauty school are sitting a little prettier after a court resolution will get them either a full or partial cash refund for tuition or the disruption to their education. Capri Institute, a cosmetology school that was located on Winters Avenue and abruptly ...

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UNION, NJ – Two Union educators were among the 50,000 or so runners to take to the streets of New York on Sunday at the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon. Livingston Elementary School Principal Ben Kloc and physical education teacher Michael Miller trained for the marathon together for 12 ...

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Newark Penn Station will receive $59 million for improving passenger circulation — one part of a $4.5 billion package of federal funding that officials described as a historic investment in public transportation for New Jersey and the region. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, with state and local officials ...

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SECAUCUS, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Meadowlands Chamber CEO Jim Kirkos held an armchair discussion/conversation last week speaking about the state’s efforts to bolster small business across New Jersey. The Meadowlands Chamber has a membership of more than 1,100 businesses and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -  While residents have shown that they are not shy about putting Halloween on display in their front lawns, many likely do not realize that Jersey City has a long tradition of hauntings. As one of the nation’s first communities, Jersey City is not short of its own ghost stories, ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ, and SANTA MONICA, CA – MusiCares® has named Jon Bon Jovi, GRAMMY® Award winner and an 11-time nominee as the 2024 MusiCares Person of the Year. The Sayreville native is the honoree of the 33rd annual Person of the Year benefit gala. Proceeds from the event will provide ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police are investigating reports of fired gun shots and a crash near Matilda Avenue Tuesday night according to an announcement from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office,  and Franklin Township Public Safety Director Quovella M. Maeweather.  Somerset County Prosecutor John P.

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The owner of Jessica's Café (150 Terrill Road, Plainfield) has signed a lease to operate into the space that formerly housed the Railside Cafe on the corner of South Avenue and South Martine Ave., a premier location in downtown Fanwood across from the train station.  Fanwood's ...

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