Trans NJ College Swimmer's New Record For Women's Team Causes Controversy Trans NJ College Swimmer's New Record For Women's Team Causes Controversy
Trans NJ College Swimmer's New Record For Women's Team Causes Controversy A transgender Ramapo College swimmer is making waves after breaking a school record her first year on the women's team. Meghan Cortez-Fields set a program record in winning the 100-yard butterfly [57.22] at the Cougar Splash, which was hosted by Misericordia University in Dallas on Saturday. She also took second in the 200-IM [2:12.05]. Yet, not all are celebrating. Cortez-Fields’ victory drew criticism from some women’s rights activists, who took exception to her swimming with the women’s team as a senior after competing for the Ramapo men’s team as a freshman, sophomore and junior. The…
Bruce Springsteen Hits Freehold Diner Twice In One Weekend Bruce Springsteen Hits Freehold Diner Twice In One Weekend
Bruce Springsteen Hits Freehold Diner Twice In One Weekend So you had a peptic ulcer that forced you to postpone a world tour and where do you go for a bite when you're feeling better? How 'bout a landmark diner in your hometown? Word is Bruce Springsteen digs the pancakes at Roberto’s Freehold Grill enough to shoot the eight miles or so up Dutch Lane Road from his Colts Neck farm every now and then. His stomach was obviously healthy enough for him to head there twice in the same weekend. The Freehold native did the E (Main) Street shuffle on Friday, Nov. 17 and again on Sunday, posing for pics at the former Tony’s Freehold Grill with Chef Robert…
Pre-Thanksgiving Storm To Cause 'Miserable' Travel Conditions: Here's The Latest Pre-Thanksgiving Storm To Cause 'Miserable' Travel Conditions: Here's The Latest
Pre-Thanksgiving Storm To Cause 'Miserable' Travel Conditions: Here's The Latest Forecasters are urging Thanksgiving travelers to allow for extra time in this year's trip due to a pre-Thanksgiving storm creeping in on the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Up to three inches of rain are expected to fall along areas up and down the East Coast, beginning anywhere between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, according to the National Weather Service.  Good evening! Overall, there hasn't been too much change with the forecast for the system still due to affect the area... Posted by US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly on Monday, November 20, 2023 Temps will…
Dog-Walking Woman, 40, Struck Crossing Glen Rock Street, Hawthorne Driver, 76, Cited Dog-Walking Woman, 40, Struck Crossing Glen Rock Street, Hawthorne Driver, 76, Cited
Dog-Walking Woman, 40, Struck Crossing Glen Rock Street, Hawthorne Driver, 76, Cited A 40-year-old Glen Rock woman walking her dog was hospitalized after she was struck by an SUV while crossing the street in broad daylight, authorities said. A 76-year-old Hawthorne resident received a summons for failing to yield following the Nov. 14 noontime crash. The pedestrian and her dog were crossing Ackerman Avenue when the driver made a left from westbound Rock Road heading south and his 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek hit her, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. Members of the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps took the victim to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood with injuries t…
Whose House? Celebs To Cut Ribbon On New Paramus Barnes & Noble Whose House? Celebs To Cut Ribbon On New Paramus Barnes & Noble
Whose House? Celebs To Cut Ribbon On New Paramus Barnes & Noble Barnes & Noble is opening its new Paramus digs in grand fashion. Rev. Run and his wife, Justine Simmons, along with Harlan Coben will be at the space formerly occupied by Big Lots! on Route 17 Friday, Nov. 24, to cut the ribbon and sign copies of their books. Barnes & Noble Paramus' new location opens Friday, Nov. 24. @bnparamus Instagram “It was a dark day when we lost our Paramus bookstore in March after 28 very happy years," Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt said.  "As it happens, there is a silver lining to losing the old store: "This one is better in every way." The new…
Glen Rock Homeowner Burned Glen Rock Homeowner Burned
Glen Rock Homeowner Burned A Glen Rock homeowner burned his hand Monday during a small fire at his home. The Abington Terrace home just off Maple Avenue sustained minor damage in the noontime Nov. 20 second-floor blaze. The homeowner declined ambulance transport and said he'd drive himself to the hospital. Fire officials said original suspicions that a torch being used to burn paint off a baseboard caused the fire were incorrect. They didn't say how it started, however.  Mutual aid responders included firefighters from Fair Lawn, Hawthorne and Ridgewood. Boyd A. Loving took the photos and reported this story.
Student Pilot Botches Landing At NJ Airport: Police Student Pilot Botches Landing At NJ Airport: Police
Student Pilot Botches Landing At NJ Airport: Police A small plane was damaged when a student pilot botched the landing at a New Jersey airport Monday morning, Nov. 20. The student was trying to land the single-engine Cessna 172N alongside the flight instructor at Blairstown Airport around 10:15 a.m., according to the FAA. However, the plane's wing struck the ground, and the aircraft slid off the runway several feet, Blairstown Police Chief Scott Johnsen said. Neither the student nor the pilot were injured. The airport was closed for approximately one hour. The NTSB and FAA will conduct the investigation.  The Blairstown Hose …
Clark Township Mayor Charged With Forging Signatures In 24 Towns To Benefit Landscaping Biz: AG Clark Township Mayor Charged With Forging Signatures In 24 Towns To Benefit Landscaping Biz: AG
Clark Township Mayor Charged With Forging Signatures In 24 Towns To Benefit Landscaping Biz: AG Clark Township Mayor Salvatore Bonaccorso was charged Monday, Nov. 20 with forging paperwork to nearly 24 New Jersey towns to allow his landscaping company to remove underground tanks, Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. Bonaccorso, 63, used township employees to help him run his private business, Bonaccorso and Son LLC, along with township devices like computers and fax machines, Platkin said following an investigation by the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability Corruption Bureau. While running his business, Bonaccorso posed as an engineer, using his name, license num…
Fuel Truck Crashes Through Fence, Clips Pole, Nearly Hits Elmwood Park Home Fuel Truck Crashes Through Fence, Clips Pole, Nearly Hits Elmwood Park Home
Fuel Truck Crashes Through Fence, Clips Pole, Nearly Hits Elmwood Park Home  A single-axle tanker truck filled with heating oil sideswiped a utility pole, crashed through a chain link fence and finally stopped short of hitting a house near a Garden State Parkway overpass in Elmwood Park on Monday. No injuries were reported in the Nov. 20 mishap in the 900 block of River Drive near the Garden Drive intersection. No oil leaked from the Fairclough fuel truck out of Paterson, either. River Drive was closed in both directions between the Garden State Parkway and Route 46 overpasses while a PSE&G crew replaced the pole. Boyd A. Loving Power was knocked out only …
Big Winner! Passaic County Lotto Player Takes Home $10K Big Winner! Passaic County Lotto Player Takes Home $10K
Big Winner! Passaic County Lotto Player Takes Home $10K What a way to kick off the weekend. A lottery ticket sold in Hewitt won $10,000 in the Mega Millions drawing held on Friday, Nov. 17. The ticket matched four numbers plus the megaball.  The ticket was sold at Jackpocket on Warwick Turnpike. The winning numbers were 6, 12, 31, 33, 69 and the megaball number was 17.
Twin $10K Mega Millions Tickets Sold In NJ Twin $10K Mega Millions Tickets Sold In NJ
Twin $10K Mega Millions Tickets Sold In NJ A pair of $10,000 Mega Millions tickets were sold in New Jersey last week. The tickets from the Tuesday, Nov. 14 drawing were sold at the Country Farm in Southampton (Burlington), and the Krauszer’s in Metuchen. The winning numbers were 29, 35, 59, 61, 69, and the Megaplier was 22. The next Mega Millions drawing will be held Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 11 p.m.
'Bucket List Wish:' Rutgers Marching Band To Perform In Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 'Bucket List Wish:' Rutgers Marching Band To Perform In Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
'Bucket List Wish:' Rutgers Marching Band To Perform In Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade The Rutgers University Marching Band is getting ready to check off a longtime "bucket list wish:" Perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Led by drum major Amelia Ainbinder, of Middletown (Class of 2024), the marching band will be performing for more than 3 million live spectators, and even more watching from home on television. The more than 300-person band has been preparing for the parade since last November, when they found out they were among the 11 bands chosen to perform — the only one representing New Jersey. "To be invited to march in the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parad…