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March 12, 2023

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Despite an uncertain forecast, the weather remained clear for the annual Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade.  The overnight snowfall melted during the morning allowing the highly anticipated parade to proceed as scheduled.  The streets were filled with enthusiastic ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ __ A new U.S. Postal Service stamp collection of famed author Toni Morrison features the work of South Orange photographer Dwight Carter. Carter’s black-and-white image Morrison is featured as the official framed image accompanying the mounted version of the Forever stamp that ...

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NEW JERSEY - Raritan Borough was one of 28 municipalities in the state that received a notice of violation regarding LGBTQIA+ discrimination in marriage licensing, according to a release Wednesday from the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. Aside from Raritan, those cited were Audubon, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — It's hard to believe actor Michael B. Jordan ever got bullied, even called “corny,” as a Newark Arts High School student. It happened, but nobody is snickering now. The 36-year-old star of “Creed” and “Black Panther,” just got his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, one of the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Sometime between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Tuesday, Succasunna resident Peter Ventricelli shot to death his wife and 15-year-old son before turning the handgun on himself in a “tragic murder-suicide brought on by domestic violence,” said Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll today. At a ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ – Middlesex County Utilities Authority (2571 Main St. Ext, Sayreville) executive director Joseph Cryan, who is also a NJ State Senator from Union, will be the grand marshal of the 2023 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 11.   "I am grateful to the Union ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Maddison Oakes, a 6th grader at Malcolm E. Nettingham Middle School in Scotch Plains, returned home on Thursday, March 2, from a 3-month recovery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia after being shot in the back by a stray bullet. Maddison was at a family party in ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Street-smart politicians can get scammed, too. It happened to Mayor Ras J. Baraka and his savvy Newark City Hall team. For six days in January, the City of Newark had a nifty “sister city” cultural-trade deal with one of India’s emerging independent Hindu nations: “United States ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The funeral for slain Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was held Saturday at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark. First elected in November 2021, she had served just over one year on the Sayreville Council before she was killed. Earlier in the week, former Sayreville police ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A North Brunswick man faces multiple drug charges following a two-month narcotic investigation into the distribution of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) from a local hotel located on Cedar Grove Lane, according to a news release.  Anthony L. Banks,35, of Twain Road, North ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - As Montclair State University prepares to merge with Bloomfield College, nearly two dozen employees at Bloomfield College are reportedly not being offered jobs at MSU, according to an nj.com report this week. “We understand deeply that this is affecting people’s lives,” Montclair ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The mayor and borough council in Flemington passed a resolution Feb. 27 to formally censure councilman Malik D. Johnston, who is facing criminal penalties following his arrest on drug charges last month. Johnston, who according to the criminal report is also known as Pippin J.

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NEWARK, NJ — A Bergen County man faces federal charges for trying to board a flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after officials allegedly found firearms in his checked luggage along with a fake U.S. Marshal Service badge. Transportation Security ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A funeral for murdered Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Konadu Dwumfour will be held Saturday, March 4th, at Bethany Baptist Church, with services expected to draw large numbers of mourners to the West Market Street church. The services come over a month since Dwumfour, 30, was shot ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey is 2023's 6th most educated state in America, according to a study released by WalletHub. The personal finance website compared all 50 states across 18 metrics to find 2023's Most & Least Educated States in America. These metrics examined the key factors of a ...

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PRINCETON, NJ -- “It is difficult to overstate the importance of Toni Morrison’s writing to American literature, art, and life,” says by Autumn Womack, assistant professor of African American studies and English at Princeton University. Womack speaks with authority about Morrison, the Nobel ...

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NEW JERSEY -- When the COVID spread across America in early March 2020, it wreaked havoc on the “St. Patrick’s Season” for both 2020 and 2021. Not only did the pandemic put the kibosh New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest in the world on March 17, but it also led to the cancellation ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Two brothers have been charged with murder in the stabbing at the CURE Insurance Arena on Thursday evening after the finals of the Mercer County High School Basketball Tournament. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced on Tuesday afternoon that brothers Kareem Finney, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Rutgers women's basketball team’s 73-67 victory over Wisconsin on Sunday, Feb. 5, was extra special for a young girl from Sayreville with a rare disease. Through an initiative called Play4Kay, former NC State head coach Kay Yow saw a way to bring communities together and ...

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LINDEN, NJ -- Members of a Linden family were found deceased Sunday morning in their home, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Linden Police Chief David Hart announced today. At approximately 9:30 Sunday morning, Linden police responded to 18 Chatham Place to conduct a welfare ...

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HAMILTON, NJ — The Hamilton Township Police are investigating a report of white "powdery substance" on an Amazon package delivery that the recipient says sickened her.  According to the Hamilton Police Division, a woman who lives on Brighten Drive in the Township received an Amazon package ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance is commemorating Black History Month with a display of banners in the downtown district honoring the accomplishments and contributions of dozens of Black Americans, from lawmakers and entertainers to scientists and activists. The county seat ...

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TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Board of Commissioners released a statement today calling for a moratorium on Offshore Wind Energy Projects.  Citing the concerns of elected officials, tourism leaders, local residents, business owners and environmental groups, the Ocean County Board of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Two brothers were convicted on Monday in the 2018 murder of a Newark woman and bungling an attempt to use corrosive chemicals to quickly decay her body, leaving it to decompose at an abandoned Irvington house. An Essex County jury found Gualberto Lebron, 37, of Newark, guilty on 21 ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Earlier this week, a South Brunswick man was arrested for robbing a bank in Franklin Township. Ivan M. Baerga Jr., age 46, was taken into custody and is charged with second-degree Robbery, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. On Thursday, February 9th, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Two months after starting construction on its 76,000 square-foot expansion which will house a new Orthopedic Center of Excellence, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has raised the final steel beam of the two-story ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has released a motive in the fatal shooting of a PSEG supervisor in the parking lot at Weston Canal Road on Wednesday. Authorities identified Gary T. Curtis, 58, of Washington, a former PSEG employee, s the man who fatally shot Russell D.

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police have made an arrest in connection with a bank robbery that happened last Thursday afternoon at an unnamed bank on Route 27, according to a news release.  Ivan M. Baerga Jr.,46, of South Brunswick, was charged with second degree robbery, according to Somerset County ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Wu-Tang Clan hip-hop artist “Raekwon” is making a major investment in the city’s Four Corners Historic District, opening Newark’s first cannabis lounge that allows on-site consumption and use of marijuana products. The city Landmark and Historic Preservation Commission approved the ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Acclaimed composer and songwriter Burt Bacharach, who penned some of the top pop songs in the 50's through 80’s, died at the age of 94, it was announced Thursday. While many of his songs are classics, people don’t realize that he wrote a song touting Hasbrouck Heights, New ...

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