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Four Essex County Athletes Among 23 From NJ Representing Team USA At Paris Olympics Four Essex County Athletes Among 23 From NJ Representing Team USA At Paris Olympics
Four Essex County Athletes Among 23 From NJ Representing Team USA At Paris Olympics We're days away from the Paris Olympics, and several of Garden State's fittest and most athletic residents will be there. A total of 23 athletes from New Jersey have qualified for the Olympics and are ready to make their run at the gold when events kick off Friday, July 26. Paxten Aaronson, of Medford: Soccer Bam Adebayo, of Newark, and 2020 Olympian: Basketball Jack Alexy, of Morristown: Swimming Jackie Dubrovich, of Riverdale, a 2020 Olympian: Fencing Nic Fink, of Morristown, a 2020 Olympian: Swimming Amanda Golini, of Randolph: Field Hockey Jesse Grupper, of Upper Montclair: Sport …
NJ Teen Recruited Undercover Agent To Blow Up PSE&G Facilities, Nabbed At Newark Airport: Feds NJ Teen Recruited Undercover Agent To Blow Up PSE&G Facilities, Nabbed At Newark Airport: Feds
NJ Teen Recruited Undercover Agent To Blow Up PSE&G Facilities, Nabbed At Newark Airport: Feds A teenager from Middlesex County is facing federal charges for asking an undercover agent to destroy PSE&G electrical facilities in New Jersey, officials announced this week. Andrew Takhistov, 18, of East Brunswick, was arrested Wednesday, July 10 at Newark Liberty International Airport where he was planning to travel to Paris on his way to Ukraine, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Takhistov is charged with one count of soliciting another individual to engage in criminal conduct that involved destroying a public service enterprise group circuit breaker and substation, fede…
Jersey Shore Aquarium Society Founding Member Drowns Snorkeling On Family Vacation Jersey Shore Aquarium Society Founding Member Drowns Snorkeling On Family Vacation
Jersey Shore Aquarium Society Founding Member Drowns Snorkeling On Family Vacation What was supposed to have been a relaxing trip for one New Jersey family apparently visiting their grandparents in Texas quickly turned into a nightmare. While snorkeling in San Solomon Springs at Balmorhea State Park in Texas, Ernest Manchin, 82, of Dripping Springs, TX, went under water and did not re-emerge, CBS7 says citing state police. Moments later, Gary Wong, 56, of East Brunswick — Manchin's son-in-law — went under, too. Both Manchin and Wong were rescued from the water but ultimately died at an area hospital, the outlet says. A GoFundMe campaign launched for Wong’s…
Undercover Sting Nabs NJ Creeps Seeking Sex With Kids Online, Prosecutor Says Undercover Sting Nabs NJ Creeps Seeking Sex With Kids Online, Prosecutor Says
Undercover Sting Nabs NJ Creeps Seeking Sex With Kids Online, Prosecutor Says An undercover operation targeted toward people trying to lure children into sexual activity online has led to the arrests of four men, authorities in Middlesex County said. "Operation Cruel Summer" is a multi-agency sting between the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, US Secret Service, Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, and various local police departments. The charges were announced by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, who said four men were arrested between June 3 and June 6, 2024. The underage “children” that the perpetrators were speaking with were, in fact, underco…
Collin Jimenez, NJ Bartender Dies Suddenly At 27 Collin Jimenez, NJ Bartender Dies Suddenly At 27
Collin Jimenez, NJ Bartender Dies Suddenly At 27 Collin Jimenez, a Linden native, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 15, according to his obituary.  Born in New Brunswick, Jimenez lived in South River and Linden, graduating Linden High School in 2016, his obituary reads. He was manager for Bonefish Grill in East Brunswick and worked at 33's Tavern in South River as a bartender, according to his obituary. In his free time, Jimenez enjoyed playing video games and spending time with his family and friends, especially his daughter Emily, his obituary reads. A fundraiser has been set up to support Emily. As of Friday, May 24, more than …
NJ District To Cut 51 Teachers, Staff In 'Most Difficult' Budget Of Superintendent's Career NJ District To Cut 51 Teachers, Staff In 'Most Difficult' Budget Of Superintendent's Career
NJ District To Cut 51 Teachers, Staff In 'Most Difficult' Budget Of Superintendent's Career In his 31 years of leading school districts, East Brunswick Public Schools Superintendent Victor Valeski said he'd never had to craft a school budget as difficult as the one for 2024-25. There was an $7.8 million rise in costs and $1.3 million reduction in state aid in next year's school budget.  "This is by far the hardest and most impactful," Valeski told Daily Voice. A total of 51 staff members had to be eliminated, Valeski said. The cuts included 15 teachers, 10 instructional coaches, seven school counselors and the assistant superintendent of student activities and services. Th…
Red Lobster Suddenly Closes Dozens Of Locations Nationwide: Here's Where Red Lobster Suddenly Closes Dozens Of Locations Nationwide: Here's Where
Red Lobster Suddenly Closes Dozens Of Locations Nationwide: Here's Where Red Lobster has abruptly closed dozens of locations across the United States. According to a Bloomberg, the fast-casual seafood restaurant has considered filing for bankruptcy. The following locations are listed as being temporarily closed on the Red Lobster website, with some set to be auctioned off. MD: Columbia, Laurel, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg NJ: Ledgewood, Lawrenceville, East Brunswick, Bridgewater PA: Erie VA: Newport News, Williamsburg, Colonial Heights TAGeX Brand, which bills itself as the world's largest after-marketplac…
Employee Killed In Fiery New Jersey Explosion Was Great-Grandmother, Avid Pool Player Employee Killed In Fiery New Jersey Explosion Was Great-Grandmother, Avid Pool Player
Employee Killed In Fiery New Jersey Explosion Was Great-Grandmother, Avid Pool Player The 73-year-old woman killed in an explosion at a New Jersey manufacturing plant is being remembered in her obituary as a longtime employee, avid pool player, and great-grandmother. Eileen, of South River, was killed on Wednesday, May 1, at the site of the Superior Signal explosion in Old Bridge, as previously reported by Daily Voice. Born in New Brunswick, Eileen lived in Old Bridge, East Brunswick, and Spotswood before moving to South River 24 years ago, according to her obituary on the Crabiel Home For Funerals website. Eileen was a member of the APA Pool League for 27 years and als…
Driver Who Fled Cops At 100 MPH Captured In Secaucus Hotel: Fairfield PD Driver Who Fled Cops At 100 MPH Captured In Secaucus Hotel: Fairfield PD
Driver Who Fled Cops At 100 MPH Captured In Secaucus Hotel: Fairfield PD A 25-year-old Fairfield man was arrested and charged over the weekend after leading police on a 100 miles per hour pursuit, authorities said. Police originally attempted to stop Deyah Shaabneh on Wednesday, April 24, when officers saw his vehicle had a fake license plate, Fairfield police said. Shaabneh failed to stop and instead, sped down Sand Road going 100 mph, police said. Officers did not pursue him out of concern for public safety, police said. Officers were able to identify Shaabneh using assistance from police in East Hanover and East Brunswick Police Departments, law enforcement s…
State Grants $2.1M For Renovation Of Jersey City Studio Production Facility State Grants $2.1M For Renovation Of Jersey City Studio Production Facility
State Grants $2.1M For Renovation Of Jersey City Studio Production Facility New Jersey is continuing to invest in production. The New Jersey Economic Developing Authority announced on Wednesday, April 10, it has approved $9.5 million in funding to support five projects under the Film and Digital Media Studio Infrastructure Program. Of that grant money, $3.5 million will be going to Jersey City for two projects. The city is getting $2.1 million to improve infrastructure for a planned renovation of 50 Dey St. which will create approximately 280,000 square feet of studio production facilities. The work includes electrical power utility capacity improvements, upgr…
NJ Supermarket Celebrates Selling $1.13B Mega Millions Ticket: 'Thrilled For This Community' NJ Supermarket Celebrates Selling $1.13B Mega Millions Ticket: 'Thrilled For This Community'
NJ Supermarket Celebrates Selling $1.13B Mega Millions Ticket: 'Thrilled For This Community' A Jersey Shore supermarket celebrated selling the ticket that earned someone the largest lottery jackpot in the Garden State's history. The New Jersey Lottery said the winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased at ShopRite Wine & Spirits on Route 66 in Neptune. The jackpot reached $1.13 billion in the drawing on Tuesday, Mar. 26. The NJ Lottery held a news conference at the grocery store to formally announce the lucky ticket on Wednesday, Mar. 27. "I used to live in Neptune," said NJ Lottery executive director James Carey. "I live right down the street right now in Monmouth County…
Flooding Shuts Roads Across New Jersey: Here's Where Flooding Shuts Roads Across New Jersey: Here's Where
Flooding Shuts Roads Across New Jersey: Here's Where Flooding and heavy rain closed roads across New Jersey Saturday, March 23. According to the National Weather Service, the heaviest part of the storm may have passed. The flooding, however, has not. In Hasbrouck Heights, where Route 17 was closed, police pulled multiple drivers from their vehicles, Chief Rinke said. Members spent the past several hours rescuing over 20 trapped motorists from their vehicles in Heights and throughout Teterboro. Please avoid all flooded areas and do not attempt to drive through them. Posted by Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department on Saturday, March 23, …
Widow Taking Legal Action After Scientist Husband Was Killed At NJ Intersection Widow Taking Legal Action After Scientist Husband Was Killed At NJ Intersection
Widow Taking Legal Action After Scientist Husband Was Killed At NJ Intersection A New Jersey widow is taking legal action to obtain additional details from a New Jersey police department in the crash that killed her 32-year-old husband last fall. Matthew H. Bunner, a scientist with Bristol Myers Squibb and a University of Pennsylvania graduate, was out for a walk when he was struck and killed by a 66-year-old driver in East Brunswick at about 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2023, according to the police report and his obituary. The crash occurred near the intersection of Cranbury Road and Henley Drive Bunner was stepping into the crosswalk from the center grassy m…
Duck Donuts Opens Morris County Location Duck Donuts Opens Morris County Location
Duck Donuts Opens Morris County Location Duck Donuts has added another New Jersey location to its fleet. The popular doughnut shop held a grand opening Route 10 in Whippany Saturday, March 16. This year for St. Patrick's Day, Duck Donuts is offering a Duck Donuts Lucky Duck Assortment featuring limited-time magical charms cereal topping and green vanilla icing.  Available through Sunday, March 17, the Lucky Duck Assortment features magical combinations such as: Bacon Shamrock: green vanilla icing with chopped bacon Strawberry Magical Charms: strawberry icing with limited-time magical charms and marshmallow drizzle Luc…
Sadness Spreads Following Death Of NJ Realtor Blake Pierce, 36 Sadness Spreads Following Death Of NJ Realtor Blake Pierce, 36
Sadness Spreads Following Death Of NJ Realtor Blake Pierce, 36 The death of Blake Pierce, a 36-year-old realtor, is breaking hearts across New Jersey. The Shrewsbury resident, formerly of Toms River, died on Feb. 18, 2024, his obituary on the Silverton Memorial Website says.  Blake had been working as the director of coaching for Re-Max First in East Brunswick, his obituary says. His profile shows he was a realtor at KW City Life Hoboken. His coworkers are deeply impacted by his loss. "I always thought I could learn from you a different day," one wrote on Instagram. "You would be there next week sharing your knowledge, insight and laughing …
Heartbreaking Final Facebook Post Shared By NJ Woman Day Before Being Fatally Struck By Car Heartbreaking Final Facebook Post Shared By NJ Woman Day Before Being Fatally Struck By Car
Heartbreaking Final Facebook Post Shared By NJ Woman Day Before Being Fatally Struck By Car "You can get more money, but you can't get more time." That's part of the quote shared on Facebook by Heather Steinklein, 61, of East Brunswick, on Feb. 11. On Feb. 12, just before 6 p.m., Steinklein was struck and killed by a vehicle on Russ Lane. The quote appears to be from Winnie the Pooh. "Time is more valuable than money," it reads. "Spend your time wisely. Use your time on the people and things that matter most to you. You can get more money, but you can’t get more time." Steinklein's Facebook page shows she is widowed, and originally from Brooklyn. She appeared to have graduated …
2 Broken Thumbs Down: Gambino Family Hothead Nearly Torches Jersey Shore Restaurant, Feds Say 2 Broken Thumbs Down: Gambino Family Hothead Nearly Torches Jersey Shore Restaurant, Feds Say
2 Broken Thumbs Down: Gambino Family Hothead Nearly Torches Jersey Shore Restaurant, Feds Say Life imitated art when a reputed Gambino crime family captain threatened to burn down a Jersey Shore restaurant, then went to a service station across the street and tried to buy and fill a plastic gas can, federal authorities said. In what could’ve been a scene from any number of modern-day mob movies, Joseph Lanni of Staten Island became a walking cliché, the Justice Department said in announcing an organized-crime takedown that stretched all the way to Sicily. Lanni and fellow Staten Islander Vincent “Vinny Slick” Minsquero “became belligerent” after being asked to leave Roxy’s Bar and G…
Jurors Convict Elizabeth Man Who Lured Out-Of-State Escorts To NJ, Then Raped And Beat Them Jurors Convict Elizabeth Man Who Lured Out-Of-State Escorts To NJ, Then Raped And Beat Them
Jurors Convict Elizabeth Man Who Lured Out-Of-State Escorts To NJ, Then Raped And Beat Them Federal jurors in Newark convicted an Elizabeth man of luring out-of-state escorts to New Jersey for sex with false promises of paying them tens of thousands of dollars, authorities said. Jose Torres, 45, refused to pay those who accepted the offer and often raped and beat any who pressed him for the money, according to an indictment that led to his conviction on Wednesday, Oct. 11, following a six-day trial. Jurors in federal court in Newark found Torres guilty of four counts of persuading, inducing, and enticing women to travel in interstate commerce to engage in prostitution, U…
Police ID Pedestrian, 32, Killed By Car In Central Jersey Police ID Pedestrian, 32, Killed By Car In Central Jersey
Police ID Pedestrian, 32, Killed By Car In Central Jersey A 32-year-old pedestrian died after being struck by a car in Central Jersey. Matthew H. Brunner, of East Brunswick, was struck by the vehicle at the intersection of Cranbury Road and Henly Drive around 8:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, East Brunswick police said. Brunner was critically injured and later pronounced dead. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were uninjured and remained at the scene of the crash. The cause of the crash is being investigated by Patrolman Patrick Lem of the East Brunswick Police Department Special Operations Section. No further information was released. Anyon…
Taylor Swift: Eras Tour Movie Comes To NJ Theaters (And Tickets Are Just $19.89) Taylor Swift: Eras Tour Movie Comes To NJ Theaters (And Tickets Are Just $19.89)
Taylor Swift: Eras Tour Movie Comes To NJ Theaters (And Tickets Are Just $19.89) Couldn't get tickets to see Taylor Swift's The Era Tour in person? You're very much not alone. But don't worry, Swifties, there's a way to experience the pop culture juggernaut. "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" will be premiering at AMC Theatres throughout the Garden State starting on Friday, Oct. 13 (obviously) with tickets going on sale Thursday, Aug. 31. Showtimes will run Thursdays to Sundays.  Standard showings are priced at $19.89 (cute!) for adults and $13.13 for seniors and children (of course).  The concert film, which will run 2 hours and 45 minutes long (or short),&…
27 NJ Boston Market Stores Issued Stop-Work Orders By Labor Department 27 NJ Boston Market Stores Issued Stop-Work Orders By Labor Department
27 NJ Boston Market Stores Issued Stop-Work Orders By Labor Department Boston Market stores across New Jersey owe its workers thousands of dollars in back wages, and the state's labor department is taking action. The NJDOL issued 27 stop-work orders to Boston Market locations throughout the state on Monday, Aug. 14 saying the rotisserie chicken franchise owes more than $600,000 in back wages to 314 employees. The investigation began after the NJDOL received a complaint from an employee at a restaurant in Hamilton last November. Since then, almost three dozen people have come forward, naming several other locations. Citations were issued for unpaid/late pa…
Officer Not At Fault In Death Of Pedestrian Hit By Police Car On Route 18, NJ Grand Jury Finds Officer Not At Fault In Death Of Pedestrian Hit By Police Car On Route 18, NJ Grand Jury Finds
Officer Not At Fault In Death Of Pedestrian Hit By Police Car On Route 18, NJ Grand Jury Finds UPDATE: A state grand jury has cleared an East Brunswick police officer who was responding to a crash when he struck and killed a 55-year-old Edison man as he stood on darkened Route 18 in the middle of the night. Julius Filep had gotten out of his disabled car after it struck debris scattered across the highway when a sleeping driver slammed into a utility pole on the northbound side shortly after 3:30 a.m. Aug. 1, 2021, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. A third vehicle, as well as an 18-wheel truck, drove over the debris, igniting fiery, arching electrical wires, the attor…
Woman Stabs, Tries Running Over Ex-BF's Girlfriend At Central Jersey Motel: Police Woman Stabs, Tries Running Over Ex-BF's Girlfriend At Central Jersey Motel: Police
Woman Stabs, Tries Running Over Ex-BF's Girlfriend At Central Jersey Motel: Police A 37-year-old New Brunswick woman has been charged with trying to kill her ex-boyfriend's girlfriend, authorities said. Quadira Banks stabbed and tried to run over the victim at a local motel on Wednesday, July 4, East Brunswick police said. It all happened around 10:10 a.m., at Studio 6 on Highway 18, police said.  There, police found that Banks had stabbed her ex-boyfriend’s girlfriend several times in the face and body, then got in her car and tried to run the woman over twice before fleeing the scene, authorities said. The victim was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University H…
Motorcyclist, 29, Killed In Turnpike Crash Was From Family Of Corrections Officers Motorcyclist, 29, Killed In Turnpike Crash Was From Family Of Corrections Officers
Motorcyclist, 29, Killed In Turnpike Crash Was From Family Of Corrections Officers The 29-year-old motorcyclist killed in a crash on the NJ Turnpike has been identified as a third-generation state corrections officer. Tyler Ford, of Hamilton, was heading south in the outer lanes when he struck a car that was stopped behind a three-car pileup near milepost 78.7 in East Brunswick on Saturday, May 27, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry said. The three-car crash was caused when one vehicle swerved to avoid debris, lost control and became disabled in the left lane, police said. That vehicle was then hit by another, and that one by another, police said. Ford was ejecte…
East Brunswick Motorcycle Officers Injured When Car Turns Directly Into Their Paths: Police East Brunswick Motorcycle Officers Injured When Car Turns Directly Into Their Paths: Police
East Brunswick Motorcycle Officers Injured When Car Turns Directly Into Their Paths: Police Two East Brunswick police officers were injured when their motorcycles collided with a third vehicle Wednesday, May 17, authorities said. Sgts. John Bird and James Angermeier were traveling east on Milltown Road on their bikes when a Honda HR-V making a left turn out of the Wawa parking lot directly into their paths around 4:30 p.m., police said. The Honda HR-V made a left turn from the exit of the Wawa parking lot onto Milltown Road in front of the path of the two motorcycles, police said. The three vehicles collided in the eastbound lane of Milltown Road. Bird an…
FRAGRANT OFFENSE: Five 'Scent-enced' In $1.3M NJ Perfume Heist FRAGRANT OFFENSE: Five 'Scent-enced' In $1.3M NJ Perfume Heist
Fragrant Offense: Five 'Scent-enced' In $1.3M NJ Perfume Heist Five men who boosted more than $1.3 million worth of perfume from a New Jersey warehouse are headed to federal prison. The Florida quintet had gotten away with two tractor-trailers full of stolen fragrances – which they transported home – then were caught when tried again in East Brunswick several months later. All five refused plea deals, went to trial in U.S. District Court in Trenton and were convicted last April of transporting stolen property in interstate commerce and conspiracy.  Sentenced on Tuesday, Jan. 10, were Carlos Duvergel, 58, of Miami Gardens, Florida, who got 33…
Son Kills Mom In NJ Home: Prosecutor Son Kills Mom In NJ Home: Prosecutor
Son Kills Mom In NJ Home: Prosecutor A 41-year-old New York man has been charged in his mom's New Jersey murder, authorities said. Jason Gordon is believed to have killed his mom, Carmen Gordon, 68, in her Cozzens Court home in East Brunswick, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Police Chief Frank LoSacco said. Gordon was found dead around 11:10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, by officers performing a wellness check. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident was not a random act of violence.  Gordon was charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of third-degree Possession of a Wea…
Police: Out-Of-State Travelers Busted In Bergen Stop With Loaded Guns, Mags, Hollow Points Police: Out-Of-State Travelers Busted In Bergen Stop With Loaded Guns, Mags, Hollow Points
Police: Out-Of-State Travelers Busted In Bergen Stop With Loaded Guns, Mags, Hollow Points Two Georgia men who said they'd driven up to visit family ended up arrested instead after Fairview police said they found a pair of loaded handguns in their car. Officer Sebastian Castano stopped the 2014 Ford Mustang near the corner of 91st Street and Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen. Castano, backed up by Officer Tommy Makdis, questioned the pair after a Glock 19 was spotted in plain view as the driver, Desmond A. Fitzpatrick, 25, retrieved his paperwork from the glove compartment, Capt. Michael Martic said. Fitzpatrick and passenger Darius T. Hill, also 25, were both removed from the veh…
Dating Profile Of NJ 'Werewolf Killer' Has Prosecutors Worried For Single Women Dating Profile Of NJ 'Werewolf Killer' Has Prosecutors Worried For Single Women
Dating Profile Of NJ 'Werewolf Killer' Has Prosecutors Worried For Single Women Pankaj Bhasin's dating profile says he's an easygoing adventurer who just got back from two years of traveling.  What it doesn't say is that he's nicknamed the "Werewolf Killer" and that his vacation was actually a three-year stint in a Northern Virginia mental institution. Bhasin, 37 — who has ties to Blackwood and East Brunswick, NJ — was found not guilty by reason of insanity a year after he drove from his Central Jersey home to Alexandria, VA and fatally stabbed 65-year-old Bradford Jackson, a complete stranger to him.   Bhasin was released from the N…
Body Of Young Motorcyclist Moved By Good Samaritans After Fatal Route 7 Crash: Police Body Of Young Motorcyclist Moved By Good Samaritans After Fatal Route 7 Crash: Police
Body Of Young Motorcyclist Moved By Good Samaritans After Fatal Route 7 Crash: Police A 22-year-old motorcyclist was killed after being struck by a van last week, after passing drivers moved his body to the side of Route 7, authorities said. Ahmed Mohamed, of East Brunswick, was believed to have been struck by a GMC van while riding in Route 7 west where the Newark/Jersey City Turnpike and the Belleville Turnpike split — commonly known as "The Split" — around 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 3, Kearny police said. Posted by Ahmed Sharaf on Friday, July 24, 2020 An officer arriving on scene found Mohamed and bystanders, who apparently moved his body and his yellow Honda motorcycle, to …
What We Know About Teresa Giudice, Louie Ruelas' Weekend Wedding What We Know About Teresa Giudice, Louie Ruelas' Weekend Wedding
What We Know About Teresa Giudice, Louie Ruelas' Weekend Wedding "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice tied the knot with beau Louie Ruelas Saturday, Aug. 6. The couple exchanged their vows at the Park Chateau in East Brunswick. The wedding was filmed for a Bravo special, according to People. View this post on Instagram A post shared by RHONJ OBSESSED🍷 (@rhonjobsessed) View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝘑𝘌𝘕𝘕𝘐𝘍𝘌𝘙 𝘈𝘠𝘋𝘐𝘕 (@jenniferaydin) Giudice's four daughters along with former cast members Dolores Catanita and Jennifer Aydin served a…