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May 24, 2023

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Transportation has terminated its contract with Konkus Corporation and has shut down the Route 206 construction project, further delaying completion of the road widening between Doctors Way and Camplain Road. Work on the three-year project has come ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Commons Mall, celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, has been acquired by Pacific Retail Capital Partners, according to a release from the mall. The company is one of the nation’s leading retail real estate development, investment, management and advisory ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities say the warehouse and commercial building fire in South Brunswick Township was “not believed to be suspicious in nature,” according to a recent nixle alert. The cause of the three-alarm fire is still unknown at this time as the South Brunswick Fire Safety Bureau ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Bar Foundation will host the annual 5K Legal Runaround to kick off a busy Memorial Day weekend in the seat of Somerset County government on Thursday, May 25, beginning with registration at 5:30 p.m. in Veterans Plaza adjacent to the Somerset County ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Three 20-somethings who met at the University of Pennsylvania will make history in downtown New Brunswick on Saturday, May 20. Anthony Lotti, David Ryslik and Sasha Stephens will host the grand opening for Earth & Ivy, the first recreational cannabis dispensary in New ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Three juveniles were charged with robbing and fatally shooting a taxi driver who was trying to pick up a fare in Franklin Township last Thursday, authorities said Monday.  A 14-year-old boy from Somerset and a 13-year-old boy from New Brunswick face murder, robbery and illegal ...

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LONG BRANCH - Mayor John Pallone has issued a strong warning to the organizers of a pop-up party allegedly planned for this weekend in Long Branch. According to a social media post by the City of Long Branch "Upon receiving information regarding a pop-up party being planned for this weekend, the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Running a marathon is a feat within itself. But for Westfield resident Chad Berner, marathoning has become a way to see the world.  Recently, Berner finished the Tokyo marathon with a time of 3 hours and 9 minutes and received an Abbot Majors 6 Star medal, which is awarded to ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Montclair lawyer was convicted of first-degree murder, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, announced on Friday. James R. Ray III, the Montclair lawyer who shot his 6-year-old daughter's mother and then fled to Cuba, was convicted of first-degree murder ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced on Monday that Alia Muslih, 41, Montclair, Yaser Abdel-Fatah, 50, Buffalo, NY, and Marco Gamarra, 64, Bronx, NY, have been indicted on a combined 77 counts under Indictment No. 23-04-00376-I. The charges include several counts of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC where they will join ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance has released the lineup for its 2023 Summer Stage Concert Series, featuring16 Saturday evening concerts between May 27th and September 9th, starting at 6 p.m. on Division Street. This year's lineup features a diverse group of talented ...

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HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Hopewell Township Police Department (HTPD) said on Monday that the Department is conducting an ongoing investigation into the curious case of a meteor that may have hit a local home.  HTPD said that an object hit the roof of a ranch-style home on Old Washington ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - An advancement of efforts by the New York City Metropolitan Authority (MTA) to implement an additional toll on drivers heading into Manhattan’s Central Business District, the area below 60th street, has been met again with the strong rebuke of Representatives Josh Gottheimer ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Families across 18 NJ counties, including 58 recipients from Monmouth County, will receive much-need relief thanks to the congregation of St. Matthew AME Church located in Orange, NJ. The church took on the challenge of raising funds to help NJ families eliminate the overwhelming ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A Union County jury returned a guilty verdict against Anthony James, 62, of Plainfield, for the stabbing death of his girlfriend in 2011, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel announced Friday. James was found guilty on Tuesday on one count first-degree murder, ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ — Asbury Park has declared May 7 as Drag Queen Visibility Day, becoming the first city in New Jersey and in the country to do so.  The proclamation, which Governor Phil Murphy's office is recognizing, comes after several pieces of anti-drag and anti-trans legislation were ...

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BAYONNE, NJ -  A cold breeze off New York Harbor and gradually heavier rain did not keep officials from gathering at the Tear Drop 9/11 memorial on May 4, joining former US Secretary of Army Patrick Murphy, former Governor Jim McGreevey, and other dignitaries to launch a groundbreaking initiative ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Three people were shot dead Wednesday night, including an 8-year-old boy and the gunman, according to a statement from Mayor Ras J. Baraka and initial police reports. A fourth wounded victim drove to Beth Israel Hospital for treatment and is listed in stable condition, authorities ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Devils defeated their cross-river rival New York Rangers Monday night in Game 7 of the first round of the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup playoffs. If you are like many Newarkers, that may not mean anything to you. But to long-suffering Devils fans, it’s the ...

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In the dark days of the COVID-19 pandemic, a light bulb went off in Newark non-profit North Ward Center CEO Michele Adubato's head about autism treatment. "You can't just have a stranger come and give a needle to a person with autism and think that that's going to work," said Adubato at the ...

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Pop music icon Frankie Valli returned to his boyhood home at Newark's Stephen Crane Village public housing project on Thursday, April 27, to have a street named in his honor, in an event witnessed by many from the old neighborhood.  "I remember growing up as a kid, and how tough things were. A ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The State of New Jersey was ranked at the 6th most gambling-addicted state in 2023, according to a study by the personal finance website WalletHub. Gambling disorder affects around 1-3 percent of U.S. adults, with the average debt of a male gambling addict ranging from $55,000 to ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The State of New Jersey held "A Proper Tribute" funeral service for public safety professionals who died from COVID-19 at EPIC Church in Sayreville. Members of the New Jersey State Police force as well as many police departments, fire departments, and other first responders ...

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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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NEWARK - Three groups of Newark police officers have been nominated for their heroism as part of the annual "Valor Awards" through the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.  These three finalists are among 11 that are being considered, as part of the statewide recognition ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Robbinsville Township Police Department (RTPD) released the dashboard camera footage on Tuesday of Officer Connor Boyle being struck by a hit-and-run driver to remind motorists that they must move over when passing emergency response vehicles.  On Saturday evening, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Center for Creativity at the Rialto is planning several free events for Autism Awareness Month. On April 26, it will screen the feature film “In A Different Key.” “It is about the first man ever diagnosed with autism, and how he grows up in a small community, a little bit ...

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Elizabeth, NJ - Elizabeth native and renowned author Judy Blume debuts Judy Blume Forever, a documentary that takes a look at her journey to become an author and the impact her books have had on multigenerations of adolescents. Judy Blume Forever, premieres on Friday, April 21, 2023, on Amazon ...

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