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October 18, 2023

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The owners of two vacant tracts with plans to build warehouses on the properties have been negotiating with township officials who announced Tuesday they intend to buy the properties and add the acreage to the township's open space inventory. The two properties, one on Amwell ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Immediately following a solidarity march from Suburban Torah to the Livingston Memorial Oval on Sunday afternoon, more than 5,000 residents of Livingston and beyond gathered with the Greater MetroWest New Jersey community near the Doris Beck Gazebo for a rally to “fight terrorism, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Scotch Plains native Billy Wilkins will join British power metal band DragonForce on their 2023 North American tour, beginning Friday, Oct. 20, handling additional guitars and backing vocals for the band. Acclaimed as the world’s fastest band, DragonForce is a trailblazing ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. - A 54-year-old North Plainfield man has been charged with taking hundreds of videos under the shorts or skirts of unsuspecting females, including some minors, inside a Watchung convenience store, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald. Miguel A. Melchor-Gomez, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - On Tuesday, the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, in collaboration with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), hosted a Naturalization Ceremony. The event brought together 40 candidates representing 15 different countries who took the oath of office, ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ — A 33-year-old Carteret man was arrested in connection with a bizarre Sept. 26th theft of used cooking oil from Lopatcong Township Thai restaurant, police there said. Charged with fourth-degree criminal attempted theft and possession of burglary tools is Eric J. Marrero, now ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A New Brunswick man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for firing two gunshots in the direction of a car with someone in it on Easton Avenue, according to a news release.  Nate Rowell, 25, of New Brunswick, was identified by police as the suspect responsible for ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 42-year-old Franklin Township man has been arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday. At around 5:00 a.m. Sept. 11, authorities were notified that an adult woman victim was sexually assaulted and strangled by ...

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UNION, NJ – Two people died in a house fire that began in the second floor of a home on Grandview Avenue just before 6:00 Sunday morning, according to Union fire officials. Firefighters responded to the home with a report of trapped occupants.  On arrival, heavy fire conditions were visible from ...

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EDISON, NJ - A South Carolina man was found guilty of the murder of a man in Edison in 2018, according to the prosecutor’s office. Marcus A. Wright, age 27, was convicted of the murder of John Bertram.  On December 20th, 2018, Wright was attempting to rob a gas station on Amboy Avenue when he ...

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SOUTH BOUND BROOK, NJ – A North Plainfield man was one of two men arrested for theft by deception and forgery of $65,000 plus.   Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives Francisco Roman, Jr. on Monday announced the arrest ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — In a Wednesday night statement, Plainfield School Superintendent Rashon Hasan detailed two incidents that took place Wednesday afternoon. An NBC 4 helicopter circled above Cedar Brook Park starting around 4pm on Wednesday as Union County Police searched what appeared to be at ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Somerset Patriots in recognition of September as Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month donated proceeds from an online auction of their Star Wars theme jerseys to the Brooke Healy Foundation at their annual Star Wars event, Friday, September 8th at the TD Bank Stadium in ...

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NORTH BERGEN, NJ - Vowing to stay in place as New Jersey’s senior U.S. Senator, Bob Menendez said on Monday that he will be vindicated once all the facts in the case against him are presented. America’s justice system is based on the concept of innocent until proven guilty, Menendez said at a ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford residents are making their way into Downtown Cranford today to enjoy this weekend’s Pumpkin Spice Tour. One family was in for quite a surprise when they ran into Chris Sullivan, best known for his role as Toby Damon on the TV series This Is Us, which earned him two Emmy ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - A 59-year-old Linden man was killed early Thursday morning on Route 9 south; his vehicle hit by a truck. Authorities responded to a report of a fatal crash at 912 Route 9 south in the borough's Parlin section at 5:16 a.m., killing Renan Perez, 59, of Linden. Upon their ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Dane Elcar lived on Prospect Street in Westfield, he’d often jog with his baby daughter in her stroller. These jogs took him around town and through Westfield’s green spaces, including Brightwood Park. “I’d study the light in Brightwood Park and how it would change,” said ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Georgia resident and a Somerset resident were arrested in connection with a shooting incident in the area of Sunny Slope Road in March 2022. Ikeem Thomas, 20, of Georgia, was arrested on May 5, 2022, in New Brunswick, and charged with first degree attempted murder, first ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – For Linda Jenney, one of the striking Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital nurses who will converge on Maplewood’s Memorial Park, Saturday night’s march is about calling out the role "corporate greed" has played in negotiations. Jenney said moving their picket lines from ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The smell of weed was in the air on Thursday afternoon as Queen City Remedies joined the City of Plainfield to commemorate Plainfield's newest business, its first marijuana dispensary, located at 1353 South Avenue. Queen City Remedies is only the 7th purely recreational ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Middlesex County jury recently granted $2.8 million earlier this month to a New Brunswick resident who sustained back injuries following a car accident. On October 16, 2018, Jesus Cano-Amparo, who was 19 at the time, was driving southbound on Route 27 near Bennetts Lane in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A man who was shot by a New Brunswick Police Department officer on Friday has been listed in stable condition at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The man, whose identity has not been released by authorities, lunged at police officers with a knife, according to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A 28-year-old Somerville man has admitted to distributing videos and images of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger. Marcevan Manasse pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp in Trenton federal court to an information charging ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ - An off-duty Edison Township police officer has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide after two passengers in a car he was driving were killed after a car he was driving veered off Route 27, hitting several trees, lampposts and a utility pole on Sunday, Aug. 27, according ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Four people were killed over the weekend in two separate car collisions in Manville and Franklin Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald. The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating both incidents, according to SCPO Chief of County ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Volunteers report a successful long weekend of assisting displaced residents at the duCret Center of Art. From Thursday until Sunday from 1 to 8pm, duCret was open to anyone displaced from three properties that were forced to vacate between May and August of this year. All three ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The story of the Plainfield evictions and their aftermath has been nearly unprecedented in this city in recent times. At this point, it is a difficult story to tell those who have not followed it since the beginning. TAPinto Plainfield has produced a timeline of what has ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Protestors demanding justice for displaced residents marched to the Plainfield Performing Arts Center, Queen City Street Fair at Gavett Place, Plainfield City Hall, the mayor's house, and ultimately a return to the Street Fair where they confronted the mayor and city council ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — “We have a team known as the quality of life task force that has been very, very busy,” said Adrian Mapp at a special meeting of the Pemberton Area Block Association on the night of Monday, August 7 at Plainfield Public Library. “The team goes out, every week, especially Tuesdays ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The division champion Wayne Hills High School girls flag football team has been invited as one of four championship teams to play on the field during halftime of the August 19 Jets/Buccaneers pre-season football game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. This will be the Jets second ...

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