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Who owns this wedding ring found in a dumpster in Wayne, NJ?

Usually when you hear a story about a missing wedding ring and a dumpster, it’s the owner looking for the lost ring. In Wayne they have the ring – they just don’t know who owns it. According to NorthJersey.com, an unidentified man came to Wayne’s Public Works Department and said he had mistakenly thrown away […]

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NJ native participates in naval exercises in the Arctic Ocean

It looks like a really cool job! A Montgomery, New Jersey native serves with the Strike Group Oceanography Team supporting Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2022 in the Arctic Ocean. Talk about discovering the world. ICEX 2022 is a three-week exercise designed to research, test and evaluate operational capabilities in the Arctic region. Petty Officer 1st Class […]

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Thousands of Edison recordings available to stream

Perhaps you could create a new Spotify playlist: thousands of rare Thomas Edison recordings are now available to stream online. The project includes 2,400 sound disc recordings that have been digitized and are available through the University of California Santa Barbara Library Research Special Collections on its Discography of American Historical Recordings website. According to […]

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The Garden State Film Festival returns for the 20th year to Asbury Park

The Garden State Film Festival returns for its 20th year and, for the second year, Cranford will host screenings. While the majority of screenings and events take place in Asbury Park, the Cranford Theater will screen a few short films as well as two feature films including films shot in New Jersey. The two dates […]

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NJ high schools could offer pathways to careers in criminal justice

TRENTON — Lawmakers want to create a pilot program that would allow school districts to partner with county colleges to create criminal justice career academy programs. The program would give high school students the chance to earn college credit and access hands-on learning experiences in criminal justice and law enforcement. Debbie Bradley of the Association […]

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Are New Jersey unemployment offices open or closed?

As the pandemic appears to be winding down, a growing number of New Jersey residents are asking when the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s one-stop career centers will be reopening to respond in person to unemployment insurance issues. According to Labor Commissioner Rob Asaro-Angelo, the question is somewhat misguided as there seems to […]

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Cranbury reporter charged with murder at Rt. 130 dead the wrong way

CRANBURY – The 36-year-old woman charged with murder after the wrong-headed death of a 95-year-old man on Route 130 is a community journalist in Middlesex County. Lisa Pollitt, of Cranbury, works for New Brunswick Today, which describes itself as a “community news organization that produces a website, social media curation and bilingual print monthly newspaper.” […]

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Cranbury woman charged with murder on Route 130 the wrong way

A Cranbury woman is charged with murder after authorities say she intentionally drove into oncoming traffic along Highway 130, killing a 95-year-old Monroe woman. Lisa Pollitt, 36, was arrested and initially charged with aggravated assault and obstruction following the crash last week, according to Middlesex County District Attorney Yolanda Ciccone. Pollitt’s car struck a northbound […]

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Nurse Wanted in Hackensack Fire, NJ Hospital Found Dead

A 31-year-old contract nurse accused of attacking and seriously burning a colleague in a Hackensack University Medical Center rest room has been found dead in Camden County. Nicholas Pagano, from West Deptford, left after the assault at around 5am on Monday. Police said he set fire to a 54-year-old woman and hit her with a […]

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Worker burned in attack in recovery room at Hackensack, NJ hospital

HACKENSACK – A hospital worker was attacked in a rest room at Hackensack University Medical Center, suffering burns and a severe cut before the attacker left early Monday. The break room assault around 5 a.m. involved a contract nurse, also known as a traveling nurse, setting fire to a woman, as first reported by CBS […]

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Bayville, NJ snow ‘winning’ New Jersey’s first blizzard of 2022

The Bayville section of Berkeley Township in Ocean County saw 21 inches of snow dumped on residents’ yards, patios and walkways amid the weekend blizzard that ripped through New Jersey, affecting every county with at least a taste of winter. Earlier Saturday, another Bayville resident shared the blizzard conditions on Twitter, ahead of the final […]

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NJ deer tested positive for COVID. What does it mean?

At least two wild deer have tested positive for COVID-19. The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife sampled deer meat in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. The two positive cases were from deer harvested from Atlantic and Cumberland counties. Deer have also tested positive in six other states – Illinois, Iowa, […]

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New Jersey kid hoards $1,700 on mom’s phone

A New Jersey family learned the hard way to put passcodes on their phones after their 22-month-old racked up $1,700 worth of online orders on mom’s phone. The Kumar family had just moved into a new home and, according to News 12 New Jersey, the mother, Madhu, was browsing Walmart furniture on her phone and […]

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Need a test? New Mega COVID Testing Center Opens in New Jersey

Even though the number of new omicron cases continues to decline, tens of thousands of New Jersey residents are still seeking to get tested for COVID every day. A new federal testing facility has just opened in Galloway, at a University of Stockton residence hall less than a mile from the main campus, which will […]

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Is the Republican red wave about to hit blue NJ? (Opinion)

My friend Rik Mehta is ready to fight for small businesses across the Garden State as he pursues a seat in the United States House of Representatives. He knows firsthand how businesses have been impacted by shutdowns over decades of bad policies, high taxes and overregulation. Rik Mehta (via Rik Mehta for New Jersey/Facebook)Rik Mehta […]

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Return to New Jersey Restaurant

Given that New Jersey is the unofficial restaurant capital of the world, it’s no surprise that a show with “Diners” in the title would want to shoot here. But for Edison’s Skylark Diner, it’s a repeat of “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.” The iconic Food Network show will be filmed there this week following a visit […]

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These NJ Towns Shouted “Chicken” With Live Roost Bans

A town in Bergen County is the latest in the state to consider a ban on roosters due to noise complaints, according to a report. The Fair Lawn Borough Council is considering regulating male chickens as pets, NorthJersey.com reported while quoting councilor Gail Rottenstrich, who said there had been some concerns about the noise they […]

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NJ family say it’s time to bring Dulce home

Will 2022 finally bring answers about a missing South Jersey girl? September will mark three years since Dulce Maria Alavez disappeared from a park in Bridgeton. A family spokeswoman says it’s time to bring Dulce home. It is now hoped that a fresh look can identify new leads or find a clue that investigators have […]

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North Arlington, NJ dad charged with murder of 2-month-old daughter

NORTH ARLINGTON — A 27-year-old borough man has been charged with murder, stemming from the death of his newborn daughter from injuries sustained last month, Bergen County District Attorney Mark Musella announced. North Arlington police received a 911 call on Dec. 23 around 6:30 p.m. from a resident of 505 Schuyler Ave. who said their […]

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NJ mom says JetBlue scolded toddler with special needs over mask

A New Jersey mum says a JetBlue crew humiliated her as she struggled to get her child with special needs to wear a mask. East Orange’s Jennifer Minsky says her two-year-old son, Ezra, is on the autism spectrum, but wears a mask to school every day. However, Ezra refused to put on his mask when […]

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How to Help the Family of an NJ Police Officer Killed in an Accident

NORTH BERGEN — Police officers and community members have donated thousands of dollars to a funeral fund for a township police officer who died in a weekend accident on his way to work. As of Monday afternoon, more than $31,000 had been raised to help the family of North Bergen police officer Julio Noriega rest […]

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After test to enter politics, NJ Assembly Speaker has COVID-19

TRENTON — Two days after this week announcing a rigorous testing protocol for access to the state Assembly chamber, Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin announced that he had been tested positive for COVID-19. Anyone attending Monday’s voting session as well as a reorganization meeting on Tuesday is required to produce a negative COVID test, regardless […]

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Hamilton man charged with raping and robbing 19-year-old at gunpoint

A 36-year-old Mercer County man is charged with raping and robbing a 19-year-old at gunpoint from a Morris County hotel on Christmas Eve. Earl L. Kelly of Hamilton Township was arrested by police in Edison on Friday, Morris County District Attorney Robert Carroll announced Sunday. He was charged with four counts of first-degree aggravated sexual […]

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These 34 NJ libraries share $37 million for upgrades

Dozens of libraries across New Jersey are in line to receive another round of funding that was approved by voters four years ago. Governor Phil Murphy’s office announced the second round of funding for the Library Construction Bond Act on Thursday, which will allocate $37 million of the $125 million approved total for technology updates, […]