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April 12, 2024

NEW BRUNSWICK – The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating after the Center for Islamic Life on College Avenue was burglarized as the world’s Muslims began the celebration of Eid, the ending of Ramadan. The center was broken into and “several items of value” were taken during a ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ — A GoFundMe page for the family of slain 9-year-old Christian Naszier Rivera has raised more than $68,000 as of April 6th, with over 1,200 people and organizations pledging donations, according to the online website. The crowdfunding page, called The Christian Naszier Rivera ...

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Ten families comprising 25 adults and three children in Newark were displaced due to structural damage resulting from the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that was felt across the region on Friday morning, the city's public safety director said. Firefighters responded to 313, 315, 317 7th Avenue on a ...

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Essex County’s Branch Brook Park boasts 5,300 cherry blossom trees - more than the nation’s capital - and starting Saturday, April 6, it will celebrate with its 48th annual Cherry Blossom Festival. For the record, East Potomac Park, in Washington, D.C., has just 3,800 trees, according to the ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — New Jersey’s third-largest shopping mall – Woodbridge Center – sold for $70.4 million in February. A Manhattan bond-rating agency now says its investors lost a whopping $155 million in that discount deal. Woodbridge Center’s new, yet-to-be identified, buyer took ownership on ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Following a thorough investigation into the serious motor vehicle accident that occurred on March 10, 2024 on Park Avenue near Winsor Way, the findings have revealed that the primary cause of the accident was driver inattention. The driver, a 49-year-old township resident ...

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NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP - Yesterday's Mega Millions $1.13 billion jackpot was won by a single ticket sold in New Jersey, and it confirmed by NJ Lottery that the lucky winner bought it here in Neptune Township.  At today's press conference at ShopRite Liquor #781 (2200 Rt 66, Neptune Township) New Jersey ...

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OCEAN GROVE, NJ — The recently rebuilt Ocean Grove Pier, which cost $1.3 million was only operational for less than nine months and will continue to remain closed for safety reasons after suffering damages in October and December 2023.  The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, the group that ...

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CAMDEN – The Battleship New Jersey was quietly pushed into a 180-degree turn on the Delaware River just after noon on Thursday as it began a journey south to spend a couple of months for bow maintenance in dry dock at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. “Is it moving? Is it moving?” one spectator, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Despite research from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that finds that 87% of Americans feel “anxious” or “very anxious" about inflation, New Jerseyans seem to be among the least impacted, according to a new study by WalletHub.   In its analysis of 2022’s Happiest ...

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CAMDEN – The Battleship New Jersey on Thursday will leave behind an empty dock as it begins its downriver journey to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and you can be a witness as the ship leaves the city for the first time in nearly 23 years. Gates open at 100 Clinton Street at 10 a.m., with the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Soon after Rutgers student Agny Valle was assigned to the New Brunswick Free Public Library for her senior internship, she realized that many of the patrons were asking about housing. So, she created a bilingual workshop on affordable housing that offered information on ...

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FRANKLIN – The battle line in the fight against sweeping reforms proposed to the state’s public records law was drawn, in all places, a cramped parking lot with freshly painted stripes and polished stone landscaping on Friday. Outside a stately, red-bricked building that houses the offices of ...

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TRENTON — Advocates for transparency and open government testified Monday, March 11, against an overhaul to the state’s Open Public Records Act as government interests lauded the measure. The bill (S-2930), which if passed would be the first major update to the state’s public records law in over ...

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BAYVILLE, NJ - In a state Group 2 semifinal game that will be forever marked by controversy, a Camden High basketball team hobbled by illness defeated Manasquan, 46-45 to advance to the finals. The Panthers looked uncharacteristically sluggish from the beginning of the matchup at Central High in ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -Congressional Representative Tom Kean (CD-7) is partnering with the United States Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Program, a program authorized by Congress, to thank and honor the nation’s Vietnam Veterans and their families for service and sacrifice.  Congressional Representative ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - Chaos unfolded at a grade school wrestling tournament on January 28, 2024, in Phillipsburg, New Jersey between High Point and Phillipsburg. The incident, involving adults from High Point, youth athletes and a floor full of sports fans has left the community questioning the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — On the steps of City Hall Friday afternoon, Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp addressed the press on what he called the worst day of his life since assuming the office of Mayor 10 years ago. Friday morning, a Plainfield Firefighter was killed while battling a blaze at a 2-story home at ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Livestock on the train tracks near Newark Penn Station on Thursday morning prompted delays of up to 45 minutes, authorities said. "There was a bull on the tracks," Jim Smith a spokesperson for NJ Transit, told TAPinto Newark shortly before noon. "The bull is no longer on the tracks.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Maybe you remember when The Walking Dead: Dead City filmed on Kensington Ave near Watchung Ave in Plainfield this June. Or you might have heard that It Ends with Us, starring Blake Lively and Hasan Minhaj, was filming on Hillside Ave near Prospect Ave around the same time. It seems ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating Eduardo "Javier" Hidalgo-Cordoza, 44, of East Brunswick, NJ. Javier was last seen on 12/02/23 at approximately 12:00 am at 2 Progress Road in North Brunswick. He is described as a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Everybody needs a hobby, right? While she was patiently supporting her husband Ed's Doctoral program at the University of Maine, Barbara Bentley, following the influence of a friend, became interested in show dogs.  She had always loved dogs, and she got the bug for training ...

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BARNEGAT - It was a sad day in Barnegat Township Thursday after the murder of two adults on Lincoln Avenue in the Township.  On Thursday evening, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Barnegat Township Police Chief Keith A. Germain announced additional information about those ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield parents, students and community members are demanding action after word got out at Westfield High School that at least one boy from the school had created and shared pornographic images using photos of the faces of some of the school’s female students. The pictures were ...

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Pipes and drums sounded from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart as hundreds of police and firefighters from across New Jersey gathered for a service that paid tribute to their fallen members. The Archdiocese of Newark’s 30th annual Blue Mass on Thursday, Nov. 2, included prayers for the ...

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Princeton, NJ – A new Community Visioning Survey that went live at the end of May invites residents to express their opinions on priorities for various kinds of development and community needs in Princeton. The survey takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete and can be found at ...

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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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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The status of the township's affordable housing redevelopment was shared at Tuesday's Township Council meeting. Development Planner Michael Mistretta and Redevelopment Attorney Matt Jessup updated the mayor and council of what's been accomplished and what still needs to be ...

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NEW YORK, NY - U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has been indicted in a wide-ranging federal investigation alleging bribe taking, influence peddling and attempted interference with state and federal investigations. According to the indictment announced on Friday, during the course of the investigation ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The rules and regulations for the 69th annual version of the Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic have been established, and the three official tournament stations are ready to accept entry applications. The event will commence on Saturday, October 7 and conclude on Sunday, ...

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