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August 13, 2023

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public Schools announced Friday that the district will aid the City of Plainfield and Union County in offering temporary housing for residents displaced by the condemning of 501 West Seventh Street. Starting Friday, in accordance with the City of Plainfield's ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Cheryl Parris opened CNP (Cheryl’s New Project) Treasures in 2018 when her son Charles, who's on the autism spectrum, was aging out of the special needs education system. She wanted him to have a job and decided to help his peers to also work. “Charles is 25 now. When he was aging ...

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New Jersey's Lt. Gov. Sheila Y. Oliver was memorialized on Saturday, Aug. 11 with words and prayer at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, where about 2,000 people celebrated the life of the groundbreaking public servant. Public officials, family and friends remembered Oliver’s ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — On the evening of Tuesday, August 8, over 40 families learned that they would have to leave their homes in under 24 hours – by Wednesday at 3:59pm. “The neighbors started congregating outside the building, in shock, to figure out a way to move forward,” said resident Stephanie ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — On Tuesday August 8th, many residents of 501 West Seventh Street came home from work to devastating news - a notice that they would have to leave their home within 24 hours. The owners of the building, Charles Aryeh and Aaron Eichron of Cyclone West 84 LLC, own six buildings in ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A suspect who lives in the Bronx, NY has been arrested in connection with the theft of catalytic converters from 19 vehicles parked throughout the township between March 31 and May 23. Gabriel Burgos, 31, of 2120 Randall Avenue in the Bronx, faces 19 charges of 3rd Degree ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- A Hamilton Township man has been charged with first-degree murder and three additional charges in the death of a 71-year-old woman found in her West Windsor home according to a Friday announcement by Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri and West Windsor Police Chief Robert ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City Hall Plaza in East Orange, New Jersey, came alive with youthful energy as the East Orange Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) hosted its annual Teen Festival. The event, titled "Youth Voices Matter: Empowering Youth through Expression and Engagement," celebrated the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A man from South River died Wednesday after he tried to save his children from the Delaware-Raritan Canal, according to police.  Police received a 9-11 call at 2:13 pm reporting a man in the water, with three children on the shore.  "The children went into the water and quickly ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Daniel Plumacker of the Sayreville Police Department announced that Rashid Ali Bynum, 28, of Portsmouth, Virginia, was extradited to New Jersey on July 27, 2023. Bynum is a suspect in the murder of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- A motor vehicle stop by Hamilton Police on Wednesday morning that caused the evacuation of a section of the township led to the arrest of a man with four pipe bombs in his car and one later found at his home.  According to the Hamilton Police Division (HPD,) Officers Broniszewski ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A Franklin Township school bus monitor charged with manslaughter after a child with special needs died during a school bus ride, appeared in court Tuesday and has been released from custody pending a future hearing. The Somerset County Prosecutor's office charged Amanda Davila, ...

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UNION, NJ -- The Vauxhall Road service center off the Garden State Parkway, which has been closed since January 2022, reopened its doors Thursday afternoon. Inside the rest stop, a Starbucks, Popeye's Chicken, and an Applegreen convenience store have opened.  A Shake Shack is scheduled to open ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  The New Jersey State Police will assume control of New Jersey’s ports, state officials announced earlier this week. This comes just months after the US Supreme Court ruled that the State of New Jersey could withdraw from the Waterfront Commission. The Waterfront Commission was ...

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Plainfield, NJ – Intermittent showers couldn’t put a damper on a jubilant ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday for the brand-new Charles and Anna Booker Elementary School, which officially opened its doors to the public almost exactly two years after its groundbreaking. At noon, the school’s ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset County authorities charged a school bus aid with manslaughter after a 6-year-old girl with special needs died as a result of her seatbelt getting wrapped around her neck during a bus ride. On July 17 around 9:04 a.m., the Franklin Township Police Department responded to a ...

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WARREN, NJ — The parents of a Warren Township elementary school student have filed suit against a teacher, principal, school, district, and Board of Education “individually and in their official capacities,” according a complaint filed in Superior Court in Somerset County alleging racial ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Hundreds of people turned out for the funeral of Newark Firefighter Wayne “Bear” Brooks Jr. Friday, July 14. Family, friends and first responders from across North Jersey mourned Brooks, 49, who was posthumously promoted to captain at his funeral. The 16-year veteran of the Newark ...

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NEWARK, NJ — First responders from across North Jersey gathered Thursday, July 13, to remember Newark Firefighter Augusto “Auggie” Acabou. Acabou 45, along with Wayne “Bear” Brooks Jr., 49, died fighting a fire aboard a cargo ship at Port Newark on July 5. A lifelong resident of Newark’s ...

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TRENTON - The State of NJ released a letter on Thursday morning report the NJ Route 72 Bridge Project will stop work no later than Monday, July 24. This is a great relief to vacationers, beachgoers, workers and businesses in the area as reported last week.  Construction Nightmare to Continue ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Antiques dealer Michelle Kassick, co-owner of Gallery on Main, stopped in Las Vegas on her way to California hoping to pick up some extra cash before visiting with her daughter. She steered clear of the casinos. Instead, she visited the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn ...

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The three Newark fire captains who were injured while fighting a fatal ship fire at Port Newark have been released from the hospital, the city’s public safety director said Saturday, as firefighting operations on the cargo ship continued. The Newark firefighters were among the five injured and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Police Chief Christopher Battiloro is praising his team and Union County SWAT after a 14-hour standoff ended peacefully Thursday morning. At about 5:31 a.m., Westfield Police and Union County SWAT arrested Michael P. Ward, 41, of the 1500 block of Boulevard, Battiloro ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A cargo ship fire that rose to two alarms at Port Newark on Wednesday night left two Newark firefighters dead and five injured, authorities said. Firefighters Augusto Acabou, 45, and Wayne Brooks Jr., 49, died while responding to Corbin and Marsh streets on a call of six to seven ...

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By the time Mia Anderson-Coles was warned by a teen friend that trouble was brewing at Camden’s waterfront celebration on July 4, 2023, the fireworks had already started and rock music was blaring over speakers. “He said be safe and gave me a hug,” Anderson-Coles said. “I turned around and told ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Bloomfield College officially became part of Montclair State University on July 1, following a series of reviews by several authorities and the passage of enabling legislation.  As a result, Bloomfield’s important mission will continue, and its students will be able to complete ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A city police officer, who shot at a fleeing vehicle, leaving the driver dead and his passenger seriously injured, faces “decades in prison” following an Essex County jury’s guilty verdict handed up on Wednesday, July 5. Jovanny Crespo was surrounded by three officers and taken out ...

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GREEN BROOK/ NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Fourth of July afternoon storms caused flash flooding in the area with multiple vehicles in water on Route 22 and a partial building collapse. The roof collapsed at the Gulf station at Rock Avenue and Route 22. Avoid the area.

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - For the fifth consecutive year in a row, Independence for Veterans, the Bedminster, NJ based 501c-3 non-profit has been recognized by The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for their outstanding work with the homeless and disabled veterans.  “We are incredibly honored ...

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Elizabeth, NJ - Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed one person and injured two others, including a baby, in Elizabeth on Monday night. Around 8:30 p.m., shots were fired on Salem Avenue. According to the mayor's office, the three victims were all in the same vehicle when it ...

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