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Serial LinkNYC Vandal With Brick Terrorizes Manhattan

A vandal smashed dozens of LinkNYC kiosks in Manhattan throughout Manhattan, police said as they raised the total of damaged screens Wednesday. Cops said the bearded vandal was caught on surveillance camera throwing bricks or other blunt objects at 42 of the kiosks over a week-long spree, from April


Trader Joe’s, Others To Renovate Brick Plaza

BRICK – The transformation of Brick Plaza continues as it was recently announced that a Trader Joe’s would be opening in a space that was previously home to an Ethan Allen furniture store.


Cop, NYC Teacher Among 16 Alleged Child Predators Snared in NJ App-Luring Ring

More than a dozen alleged child predators, including a New York City teacher, a New Jersey cop, a dental hygienist, a minister and two ride-share drivers, have been arrested for allegedly luring children for sex via chat apps, prosecutors said Wednesday.


N.J. mayor faces Twitter backlash, apologizes over his response to resident’s anti-Semitic complaint about parks, beaches

An Ocean County mayor apologized Wednesday after his response to a resident’s complaints about Orthodox Jews at the town’s beaches and parks drew a viral reaction on Twitter from those who criticized the mayor for not pointing out the anti-Semitism.


List of 2019 Farmer’s Markets in Ocean County

Tis' the season for the best fresh fruit and veggies here at the Shore. Delicious, I can't wait...some of the best Farmer's Markets are right here in Ocean County! They all pretty much start opening up for the season next month.


Gilmore Resigns From Ocean County Board Of Elections: Reports

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Ocean County Republican boss George Gilmore has resigned from his post as chairman of the Ocean County Board of Elections, according to reports. Gilmore, who was convicted last week on two counts of failing to pay payroll taxes and one count of making false statements on a loan appl


Convicted felon admits shooting, killing man in VFW parking lot in N.J. during funeral reception

A previously convicted felon admitted he shot and killed a man in the parking lot of a VFW post in Monmouth County following a post-funeral gathering three years ago. Calvin J. Johnson, 42, of Neptune Township, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to aggravated manslaughter, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Of


Lakewood man in critical condition after being hit by a car in Howell

Howell Police say a Lakewood man sustained a serious head injury after being hit by a car while walking across Route 9 north near Lanes Mill Road late Tuesday afternoon around 5:45 pm.


NYC Pilot Program Will Limit Cars Along 14th Street Starting in June

A pilot program that will limit cars on 14th Street was announced Wednesday, all with the goal of easing congestion while getting bus riders moving across one of the city’s busiest streets.


N.J. man set himself on fire as police tried to arrest him, cops say

A Camden County man is facing arson charges after he set himself on fire as police tried to take him into custody last week at a home in Berlin Borough, authorities said. Karl H. Ireland, 47, of West Berlin, was hiding under a porch when police arrived to investigate a report he’d violated a restrai


Plans Remain For 'Bigger/Better' Point Pleasant Rec Center: Mayor

Point Pleasant Boro Mayor Robert Sabosik, speaking during a recent TV interview, said plans remain underway for a "bigger, better" facility to house the community's recreation facilities.


Toms River Diner Sets Re-Opening Date

The Toms River Diner is getting ready to re-open - and it's happening in less than a month!. Ocean County Scanner News spoke to the diner's new owner, and found out that the re-opening is set for around May 20th! They also got some great pictures of the renovations - click here to view them.


Top Murphy official resigns. She was under fire for hiring friends and family to N.J. agency.

An embattled top official in Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration resigned Tuesday after critics for months accused her of turning the state agency she ran into a patronage pit.


18-year-old woman escapes from men who tried to abduct her in New Jersey

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police are investigating after an 18-year-old woman walking in New Jersey was almost abducted over the weekend. The victim told police that a car with two men inside pulled up to her as she walked north on Park Street and Watchung Avenue in Montclair around 3:30 p.m.


NY, NJ residents will need REAL ID, enhanced ID to board domestic flights starting 2020

NEW YORK — New York and New Jersey residents are going to need an enhanced driver’s license or REAL ID if they want to board domestic flights. Starting October 2020, if residents want to use their license or non-driver ID to get onto an airplane, enter certain federal buildings or enter military bas


NJ Man Sentenced to Five Years for Hacking into Private Accounts of Two Women and Posting Sexually Explicit Videos of Them Online

A NJ man, was sentenced on April 18th to five years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Richard W. English in Monmouth County. Patrick S. Farrell, 37, of Clarksburg pleaded guilty on Dec. 7, 2018 to an accusation charging him with second-degree computer theft. Deputy Attorneys General Joseph Rem


Ocean man charged with attempted murder in Sunday shooting

An Ocean Township man is being charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses after firing multiple shots at another man on Sunday night, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni.


1 convicted, 1 cleared in death of man gunned down in N.J. home

A jury in Atlantic County convicted one man and cleared another in the shooting death of a South Jersey resident more than the years ago. Dennis Munoz, 40, of Galloway, was convicted of murder, witness tampering and weapons offense, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement Wednesd


N.J. man caught sexually assaulting sleeping child when passerby looked in bedroom window faces 25 years in prison

A New Jersey man caught sexually assaulted a sleeping child when a passerby happened to look into a Long Branch bedroom window in 2017 has admitted to multiple charges and faces 25 years in state prison when he is sentenced, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said Tuesday.


New Jersey's Takeover of Atlantic City to Last Full 5 Years

The administration of Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy plans to leave a state takeover of Atlantic City in place for the full five years that his Republican predecessor envisioned in seizing control of the cash-strapped seaside gambling resort.