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New Jersey lawmakers agree on $15 minimum wage legislation
TRENTON — Legislative Democrats announced Thursday they have reached an agreement to raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 an hour. Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin said the legislation would raise the minimum wage over the course of five years, i
Trenton block damaged by fire again, 18 displaced
TRENTON, N.J. (WPVI) -- Trenton firefighters called in reinforcements to get amulti-home three-alarm blaze under control Tuesday night. The flames were so fierce that three families barely had enough time to get out with their lives.
NJ courts dismiss 780K tickets — Find out if yours is one
TRENTON — Is your old municipal court ticket one of nearly 780,000 that have been dismissed?. The state Supreme Court this week followed through with the recommendation from a three-judge panel that concluded in the summer that the dismissals of unresolved tickets issued before 2003 would be a "more
What's Open And Closed For Martin Luther King Day In Lawrence?
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ - All Lawrence Township municipal offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Day, according to the township's website. Trash will still be collected that day.
Union leaders tell Trenton council to save jobs amid tax sale fight with Mayor Reed Gusciora
TRENTON — Furious over the rumored possibility of steep employment cuts in the city government, labor union chastised and wagged fingers at council for unanimously voting down an accelerated tax sale last month that has stoked fears of mass police layoffs and fire department “brownouts.” Ron McMulle
Inspections report shows Kingsbury Towers cited with 332 code violations in 2015
TRENTON — State inspectors uncovered more than 330 building and fire code violations during a 2015 visit to the troubled Kingsbury Towers, according to a report obtained by The Trentonian.
Bill to allow local oversight of boarding houses advances
TRENTON -- A bill that would give municipalities such as Newton some oversight over landlords of rooming and boarding houses was advanced out of the Assembly's Housing and Community Development Committee on Thursday.
Police chase after officer dragged 50 feet following New Jersey dine and dash
CLIFTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- A dine-and-dash case in New Jersey led to a police officer being dragged about 50 feet by a fleeing car, which prompted a chase that involved several accidents.
Yardley Restaurant Inspections: Capt'n Chuckie's, A.J. Pizza
YARDLEY, PA — The Bucks County Department of Health inspected seven Yardley area establishments over the past week. Here's what they found. Click on the link on the restaurant name to see details, including descriptions of the violations that inspectors discovered.
3rd annual Women's March is Saturday in Trenton
TRENTON – Saily Avelenda of West Caldwell will lead a contingent of area residents at the third annual Women’s March on New Jersey on Saturday, Jan. 19 in Trenton. It will be the third year in a row that she has been part of the event.
Zahmiyah Garvin enters brave new world with first Trenton Free Public Library card
Local childhood resident Zahmiyah Garvin may head off to South Africa this week or perhaps Paris. Actually, her travels could take her to Jupiter and Mars or if the young student chooses, Garvin could visit Harriet Tubman or check in with the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Teddy Roosevelt or l
Murphy, Dems reach minimum wage deal
TRENTON -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the Democratic leaders of the Legislature said Thursday they've reached a deal to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024.
New Jersey’s Best Pizzeria Is Here In Ocean County
Now this is a gig that I wouldn't mind signing up for - finding the best pizzerias in each of New Jersey's 21 counties. Sure, you'll put a couple miles on the car (and a couple inches on your waist), but eating your way through the Garden State's pizza landscape? Sign me up!
Opportunities: Call for Art, Poetry, Singers
HomeFront’s Week of Hope, a week of volunteering in honor of Martin Luther King’s birthday, will start Monday, January 21, with volunteering at HomeFront’s facilities, a bus tour of Trenton, and painting a mural in HomeFront’s ArtSpace.
Sikh community will honor late officer for his selfless work with their group
When a local Sikh house of worship in Lawrence was looking for a police officer to work an off-duty security post for their weekend services early last year, Mercer County Sheriff’s Officer Pablo Santiago snapped up the gig.
Bristol Man Killed Friend In Accidental Shooting: Police
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP, PA — A Philadelphia man was shot and killed in Bristol on Wednesday in what police are calling an accidental shooting by a lifelong friend. Police officers were called at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday to an address on Bristol Road. When they arrived, officers found Jacob Pfeifer-Johnson, 24,
Trenton pimp at it again, indicted with 3 others in new human trafficking case
TRENTON — A city pimp who was previously indicted in a human trafficking case that crumbled more than two years ago faces new allegations that he and three others forced women into sexual enslavement, prosecutors said.
Suspects lead police on high-speed chase on NJ Turnpike
EDISON - One suspect remains at large after leading police on a high-speed chase on the New Jersey Turnpike that ended in a business complex in Middlesex County. The chase began around 1:30 p.m. on the northbound side of the Turnpike south of Edison. Two suspects were seen driving a silver Nissan Al
Honoring King’s Legacy With Concerts, Lectures, And Helping Others
On Monday, January 21, communities across the country will commemorate the life and legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Locally, numerous events are planned, on and around that day. King, who was assassinated on April 4, 1968, was actually born on January 15, 1929. But the traditio
Cops: Man Shot In Chest By Lifelong Friend Dies
A 24-year-old man who was shot Wednesday afternoon inside a Levittown home succumbed to his injuries early Thursday morning, Bristol Township police confirmed to LevittownNow.com.