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Warren TD Bank robbery suspect sought by police
Around 2:15 p.m., a robbery was reported at the TD Bank on Mountain Boulevard here, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Warren Township Police Chief William Keane.
Prosecutors push for 25-year sentence for man who admitted he killed his neighbor
A 24-year-old Linden man admitted toshooting his neighbordays before Christmas last year, according to Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr.Scene of the the homicide shortly after 1 p.m. on December 20, 2017.Taylor Tiamoyo Harris | NJ Advance MediaShansey Abernathy pleaded guil
Truck Crash Closes Broadway Road In South Brunswick
The crash occurred at 1:50 p.m. on Broadway Road. Broadway Road is closed from Friendship Road to Miller Road for the next five hours Tuesday as a result of the crash, at least through 7 p.m. tonight, police said.
Court upholds Plainfield drug dealer's murder conviction
Jeremy Watson, 32, lost the fourth appeal of his conviction of murdering Michael Gregory, 41, in the park on March 24, 2006. Watson, who was also found guilty of shooting Gregory's girlfriend, Candice Baker, is serving a 77-year-sentence in New Jersey State Prison.
Why is flooding always so bad in North Jersey? The area used to be a prehistoric lake
The Passaic River Basin was a massive lake that formed 25,000 years ago after a glacier that covered a large portion of of North Jersey retreated leaving debris that blocked gaps in the Watchung Mountains, according to federal and state reports.
Man Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In Woodbridge
WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A man crossing Rt. 1 was hit and killed by a driver early Monday morning, Aug. 13, Woodbridge police announced,NJ.com reported.
Gabriel Does it Again: North Brunswick resident grows 13-foot tomato plants
Gabriel Chiappetta, an 87-year-old resident of North Brunswick, received San Marzano tomato seeds from his cousin, Antonio Chiappetta, who lives in Canada, which have grown into six 13-foot tall vines. Chiappetta had to build an extension on his existing garden, since the vines outgrew the enclosure
Franklin Township to Host Annual Week of the People Back to School Event
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ -Week of the People, Inc., (WOP) in partnership with the Somerset Community Action Program (SCAP) and the Hamilton Street Marketing Committee presents aBack-to-School Eventon Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Naaman Williams Park, which is located at 1 Matilda Ave., Somerset, NJ, f
Pit bull rescued after stranded, surrounded by water on rock ledge
He is now safe and sound, but a pit bull, now named 'Paterson,' was in quite a bind.
NJ Transit: Positive train control installation cancels more trains
Additionally, the NJ Transit 7th Avenue Concourse at Penn Station suffered "substantial damage to the ceiling and entrance to the concourse" during this past weekend's flash flooding in New York City. The area is closed while the damage is being repaired. The platform entrance to the escalator for t
Can NY prevent another Northeast blackout?
The Northeast blackout on Aug. 14, 2003, left Manhattan in the dark for more than 24 hours. Photo Credit: Newsday / Daniel Goodrich
United Way kicks off school supplies drive
United Way of Northern New Jersey is seeking help from volunteers and donations of new school supplies for its annual United Way Tools for School drive, allowing children to start the new school year with the basic tools needed for success in school.The drive will benefit more than 11,000 elementary
Hit-and-run driver kills pedestrian crossing Route 1
The man was struck in the right lane on the southbound side of the highway near Value City Furniture, just past the exit for Route 35, Woodbridge police said. The driver of the vehicle fled without stopping.
Omarosa releases tapes of Trump call
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday she secretly recorded conversations she had in the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. It was a highly unusual admission, which drew immediate fir
Roxbury Runaways Found OK in New Brunswick
ROXBURY, NJ – Two 15-year-old Roxbury boys with behavioral problems, who ran away from a residential facility last Friday, were found today in New Brunswick after they called relatives.The boys, Jason Stevens and Matthew Canfield, left the Bonnie Brae residential school for boys in Basking Ridge on
Union to dedicate Plaza to Jerry Green - New Jersey Globe
Officials in the county are planning to dedicate the Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Plaza, located at the former Park-Madison building in Plainfield, to the deceased assemblyman at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8.
Sayreville Man Met "Boy," 14, At Convenience Store For Sex: AG
Craig M. Dimonda, 37, of Sayreville, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Sayreville by members of the New Jersey State Police on a charge of second-degree attempted luring of a child. Dimonda is being held in the Middlesex County Jail pending a detention hearing. Dimonda is pictured above in a photo
N.J. brain drain takes brain surgeons along | Editorial
Excuse the snark above, but it was surprising to learn that New Jersey has a doctor shortage that borders on severe. According to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., the Garden State needs as many as 2,800 more physicians, surgeons, etc. by 2020. The senator and other lawmakers are backing legislatio
Bus Returning From Newark Mayor’s Picnic Overturns on NJ Turnpike
Newark, NJ - Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials said.Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at Black Bea
Renowed New Jersey artist honored by Rutgers Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities
The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities at Rutgers University is pleased to announce that renowned artist and activist Judith K. Brodsky, Distinguished Professor Emerita in the Department of Visual Arts, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University has been named the 2018-19 Estelle Le