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April 20, 2023

ROSELLE, NJ -- A double homicide has been reported in Roselle, a source close to the investigation has reported. TAPinto has learned that a woman and a young child were found bludgeoned in their Roselle home on Wednesday. The identity of the victims and the age of the child is not known at this ...

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I am alarmed and disappointed that the Northern District of Texas and the Fifth Circuit recently rendered decisions that undermine reproductive freedom across the country. The decisions reflect a profound misunderstanding of science, the role of the courts, and the laws and regulations they claim ...

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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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ELIZABETH, NJ — A retiring Westfield Public Schools teacher charged with child endangerment and drug possession after his fentanyl overdose in front of students last November will file an application for a program under which he could avoid prison. In an appearance before Superior Court Judge ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Bridgewater resident Thomas Herbst, the suspended Chief of Police in Manville, has been arrested on sexual assault charges, according to state Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin. Herbst, 55, was charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of official misconduct, one ...

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Updated: Sources confirmed this morning, April 9, 2023, that Police did not fire while responding to the gunfire. The female is now reported in stable condition after surgery, the officer was released from the hospital.   PHILLIPSBURG, NJ — According to multiple sources, a shooting incident ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Local historian Ron Czajkowski, who remembers watching his first Tour of Somerville bike race sitting atop his father's shoulders more than 60 years ago, will present "An Historical Look at an American Classic" at the Somerville Fire Museum, 23 North Doughty St., Monday, April ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – Morristown resident, Steven Brooks, who was employed by a New Jersey elementary school and helped run a youth soccer club today admitted producing and possessing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. The thirty-six year old, pled guilty before U.S.

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FANWOOD, NJ — A 52-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a minor that took place in Irvington and Fanwood last month, authorities said. Keith Ashley-Drake is charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree aggravated sexual assault, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — This city’s first major cannabis lounge has gone up in smoke. Or so it appears. However, a Hackensack lawyer for Wu-Tang Clan hip-hop artist “Raekwon” – who is behind the “Hashstoria” project – warned city officials that a court appeal would easily overturn their denial. The ...

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Princeton, NJ – On Monday, March 27, Evan Gershkovich, a 2010 graduate of Princeton High School, posted a tweet from inside Russia, where he has worked as a journalist for the past half dozen years, and since 2022 as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. The post was a retweet linking to a ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Several people were taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon after a car went airborne and struck several vehicles in the Northlandz parking lot, according to Raritan Township Police. According to police, a motor vehicle accident on Route 202 south was reported at about 2:14 p.m.

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Board of Education on Tuesday approved the retirement of an art teacher who faces charges and an upcoming court appearance after overdosing in a Roosevelt Intermediate School classroom last year. Superintendent Raymond González did not mention Roosevelt School art teacher ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A former Newark man will spend two decades behind bars in a state prison for the attempted 2016 rape of a Carteret woman in her home. Superior Court Judge Andrea G. Carter, presiding in Middlesex County, sentenced 60-year-old Kevin Bethea on March 17th to 20 years in state ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ ­— On the last weekend of Women’s History Month 2023, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez hosted the 12th Annual Evangelina Menendez Women's History Month Celebration at Montclair State University, named for the senator’s late mother. The event featured former Secretary of State and 2016 ...

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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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HAMILTON, NJ -- A Hamilton Township Fire Captain suffered serious burns on Friday afternoon after crews battled a blaze that quickly spread through a local home.  According to multiple sources, a fire broke out at a Madeline Court home mid-afternoon on Friday bringing numerous first responders ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -Antiques dealer Shaun Daley, co-owner of Gallery on Main, rolled the dice 16 months ago, booked a flight to Las Vegas and packed his bags, including a vintage 1930s Mickey Mouse radio which he hoped to sell on the popular History Channel TV show "Pawn Stars." His gamble paid off ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Five female workers at the Shops at Riverside mall were resuscitated with Narcan after showing signs of a fentanyl overdose on Wednesday. “I want to assure the community that we are already in the process of thoroughly investigating this matter to find the source of this ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – A collaboration between the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), as well as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Port of New York/Newark, has led to the recovery of a total of 23 stolen vehicles, Sheriff Frank Schillari ...

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NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury convicted a city man for swindling a woman out of her home and stealing $110,000 from her bank account in 2016 by forging her name on various documents. Obadiah J. Salters, 36, of Newark, was convicted on 24 counts of theft and forgery charges after a four-day ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – NJ Fire is fire on ice. The hard-charging, highly skilled hockey team originated and organized by New Brunswick Firefighter Lt. Robert Boyle and whose roster is stocked with members of fire departments from across the state has been raising thousands of dollars for various ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 34-year-old Franklin woman is facing charges in connection with a shooting that occurred in a residence on the 100 block of Lee Avenue on Thursday, March 16. Janai Martinez has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, according to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Attorney General’s Office has released audio recordings of seven 911 calls and video footage from body-worn cameras related to a fatal police-involved shooting that took place on March 3 in Paterson. Najee Seabrooks, a 31-year-old resident of Paterson, was killed during the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – This year’s Rox-THON’s 10 event at Roxbury High School raised about $54,000, with 70 percent of that money going to Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown and the rest going to Four Diamonds for pediatric cancer research. “More than 300 students signed up for the event, and 254 ...

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NATIONAL -- During a typical year (meaning pre-pandemic), more than 52% of Americans plan some type of celebration of St. Patrick's Day, and more than 82% of celebrants will wear green, according to WalletHub. Overall, billions of dollars typically are spent on clothing, flags, green carnations, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, along with Audible founder Don Katz and CEO Bob Carrigan took to the stage at the unveiling of the Harriet Tubman monument on Thursday to praise the abolitionist during a press conference at the Innovation Cathedral, but the main attraction was the women of color ...

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UNION, NJ - Despite the early rain and snow, thousands of visitors converged on Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues on Saturday to enjoy the bands, bagpipers, fire trucks, floats and dozens of organizations that participated in the traditional procession. Members of the Kenilworth community that ...

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CARTERET, NJ — This borough’s Cornell Estates Park will be renamed Wednesday to honor the late John “Jack” McGreevey – a no-nonsense U.S. Marine and 19th Legislative District’s fierce advocate for fellow veterans – who at 93 in May 2022. His son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, said Mayor Dan Reiman ...

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