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'Reprehensible': Crimefighters Unite To Pursue Rutgers' Islamic Center Attackers (UPDATE) 'Reprehensible': Crimefighters Unite To Pursue Rutgers' Islamic Center Attackers (UPDATE)
'Reprehensible': Crimefighters Unite To Pursue Rutgers' Islamic Center Attackers (Update) The overnight trashing Wednesday of the Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University in New Brunswick -- which coincides with the end of the holy month of Ramadan -- is being treated as a bias crime, authorities said. Someone forced their way in sometimes before 4:30 a.m. April 10, broke glass and destroyed artwork and various other possessions, Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop said. The attack came on Eid al-Fitr, the Islamic holiday commemorating the end of sunrise-to-dusk fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. "Today we witnessed art pieces with Quranic verses, shattered window…
Rutgers Islamic Center Burglarized Rutgers Islamic Center Burglarized
Rutgers Islamic Center Burglarized The Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University in New Brunswick was broken into overnight, coinciding with the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop said the incident is being investigated as a bias crime, burglary and criminal mischief. The suspects caused damage to several items of value, he said. The center was burglarized, with evidence of a forced entry, sometime before 4:24 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, Cop said.  The break-in happened on Eid al-Fitr, the Islamic holiday commemorating the end of sunrise-to-dusk fasting during the holy month of Ramadan…
New Update: 4.8 Magnitude Quake Felt In Albany, Schenectady; NY Conducting Damage Assessment New Update: 4.8 Magnitude Quake Felt In Albany, Schenectady; NY Conducting Damage Assessment
New Update: 4.8 Magnitude Quake Felt In Albany, Schenectady; NY Conducting Damage Assessment An earthquake that rattled several states along the East Coast late Friday morning, April 5, was felt throughout the Capital Region. Original report - 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Northeast The 4.8 magnitude quake, centered about 60 miles west of Manhattan in Hunterdon County, New Jersey at a depth of nearly three miles, struck at 10:23 a.m., according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). There have not been any reports of injuries or significant damage to buildings. Wow! A M4.8 struck in New Jersey this morning around 10:30 am local time. Shaking was widely felt from …
Judge Strikes Down NJ's Party Line Ballot System Judge Strikes Down NJ's Party Line Ballot System
Judge Strikes Down NJ's Party Line Ballot System Andy Kim: 1. New Jersey's party line ballot system: 0 In a legal ruling that will set off an earthquake among New Jersey party bosses, a judge ruled against the state's controversial party line ballot system. The system gives preferential treatment to candidates endorsed by the county party, issuing a preliminary injunction against the ballots for the upcoming June primary and ruling ballots must use office block ballots. Judge Zahid Quraishi announced his ruling on Friday, March 29, siding with Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ), who had filed a federal lawsuit seeking to get the line thrown out. …
Two Newark Teens Shot Near High School: Authorities Two Newark Teens Shot Near High School: Authorities
Two Newark Teens Shot Near High School: Authorities Two Newark teenagers were shot near West Side High School on Tuesday, March 26, authorities said. A 17-year-old and a 15-year-old boy were the victims of the shooting, Mayor Ras Baraka and Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. The two teenagers were transported to University Hospital in Newark, authorities said.  Gov. Phil Murphy said his office was coordinating with law enforcement. "Every student deserves to be safe at school," Murphy said.  The incident remains under investigation, authorities said.  Anyone with information is asked to call 1-877-695-8477.
Bringing Affordable Housing To NJ Just Got Easier: Are You For Or Against It? (POLL) Bringing Affordable Housing To NJ Just Got Easier: Are You For Or Against It? (POLL)
Bringing Affordable Housing To NJ Just Got Easier: Are You For Or Against It? (Poll) New Jersey is hoping to become a national leader for affordable housing. Last week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a bill making it easier for municipalities to get funding to build more affordable housing and track its progress in meeting its benchmarks, under the Mount Laurel affordable housing doctrine. "We will be able to create more certainty and lower costs in New Jersey’s affordable housing landscape," Murphy said of the legislation. The Mount Laurel doctrine was created after the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in 1975 that every municipality must "make realistically possible an a…
NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy Drops Out Of Senate Race NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy Drops Out Of Senate Race
NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy Drops Out Of Senate Race Tammy Murphy, the First Lady of New Jersey, announced on Sunday, March 24, she is ending her campaign for the Democratic nomination for US Senate. The announcement caps a dizzying a few months for Murphy, the wife of Gov. Phil Murphy, who entered the race as a frontrunner, racking up endorsements and raising $3.2 million in six weeks, but watched her campaign stall as Rep. Andy Kim overtook her in the polls.  Murphy was running to replace embattled incumbent Bob Menendez who is facing federal corruption charges. "Continuing in this race will involve waging a very divisive and negative…
The Valley Hospital Has Opening Date For New Paramus Campus The Valley Hospital Has Opening Date For New Paramus Campus
The Valley Hospital Has Opening Date For New Paramus Campus The Valley Hospital is officially in Paramus. Almost. After more than 70 years in Ridgewood, The Valley Hospital will relocate to Paramus in April. Patients from the Ridgewood facility will be moved to the Paramus location on Sunday, April 14, at which point the hospital will open its doors to emergency and inpatient care. Located at Winters Drive, the state-of-the-art hospital has 370 beds, single-patient rooms, an expanded emergency department, larger operating rooms, park-like grounds, and the latest technology. Gov. Phil Murphy was among the state and local officials who con…
'Champion' Menendez Won't Run In Democratic Primary, Considering Independent Bid (VIDEO) 'Champion' Menendez Won't Run In Democratic Primary, Considering Independent Bid (VIDEO)
'Champion' Menendez Won't Run In Democratic Primary, Considering Independent Bid (Video) Embattled Senator Robert Menendez announced he will not run for re-election as a Democrat, but did not rule out running as an independent. Menendez, who is facing numerous federal bribery charges, made the announcement in a nine-minute video on Thursday, March 21.  Menendez, who has professed his innocence and called himself a champion for the state of New Jersey, said the charges against him make running a campaign impossible.  ALSO SEE: Menendez Accepted Benz As Bribe Following Fatal Wreck Caused By His Wife In Bergen: Reports "New Jerseysians deserve better than that," M…
Atlantic City Airshow Will Take Flight In 2024, Financial Uncertainty Lingers In The Air Atlantic City Airshow Will Take Flight In 2024, Financial Uncertainty Lingers In The Air
Atlantic City Airshow Will Take Flight In 2024, Financial Uncertainty Lingers In The Air Atlantic City's popular air show has been saved for 2024 but questions about the event's future are flying above its head. In a news conference on Wednesday, Mar. 20, Mayor Marty Small Sr. officially announced the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) will provide $300,000 to fund the 2024 Visit Atlantic City Airshow. The free event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13, and Wednesday, Aug. 14. Organizers said inflation and lingering COVID-19 pandemic impacts created doubts about the 2024 show as early as July 2023. A news release announcing the event's cancelation was drafted and could …
Notorious NJ Consultant Used COVID Rules To File Fake Petitions For Partner, Indictment Charges Notorious NJ Consultant Used COVID Rules To File Fake Petitions For Partner, Indictment Charges
Notorious NJ Consultant Used COVID Rules To File Fake Petitions For Partner, Indictment Charges 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A controversial New Jersey political consultant was indicted by a state grand jury for filing nearly 2,000 bogus petitions in what authorities called a transparent attempt at getting his life partner on the Democratic primary ballot for governor. James Devine, 62, of Lambertville, initially received a summons last May after state authorities said he filed 1,948 fraudulent petitions with the Secretary of State’s office to get Lisa McCormick on the ballot for the June 2021 primary. Grand jurors in Trenton, in turn, returned an indictment charging Devine with offenses concerning nomin…
Jersey City Mayor Ditches Murphy, Endorses Kim In NJ Senate Race Jersey City Mayor Ditches Murphy, Endorses Kim In NJ Senate Race
Jersey City Mayor Ditches Murphy, Endorses Kim In NJ Senate Race Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop has seen enough from Tammy Murphy's Senate campaign. Fulop announced he is switching his endorsement to Rep. Andy Kim, saying he made a mistake in endorsing Murphy, the wife of Gov. Phil Murphy.  "Clearly I made one here and this convention season has demonstrated he is the better candidate to represent NJ," Fulop, who is running for governor in 2025 said. "The backbone of our party volunteers and activists have spoken loudly and we should listen to them." The Jersey City mayor initially endorsed Murphy last year, but said on Reporters Roundtable on Frid…
$200 Million Healthcare Center Breaks Ground At NJ Metropark Station $200 Million Healthcare Center Breaks Ground At NJ Metropark Station
$200 Million Healthcare Center Breaks Ground At NJ Metropark Station A new $200 million health and wellness center is hours away from breaking ground at none other than a NJ Transit station. The Hackensack Meridian Health facility will break ground Friday, March 8 at the New Jersey Transit Metropark Station in Iselin. The first of its kind, the center is expected to be completed by 2025. Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to join hospital, transportation and other elected officials as well as developers at an 11 a.m. ceremony, according to a hospital press statement. It's billed as the first accessible health and wellness center at a major transit hub nation…
Frankie Valli, Trey Songz Among Atlantic City Performers At 2024 North To Shore Festival Frankie Valli, Trey Songz Among Atlantic City Performers At 2024 North To Shore Festival
Frankie Valli, Trey Songz Among Atlantic City Performers At 2024 North To Shore Festival Major musicians and comedians will perform across New Jersey in an arts festival unique to the Garden State, officials said. The North to Shore Festival will return in 2024 for its second year in Asbury Park, Atlantic City, and Newark, the state announced in a news release on Thursday, Mar. 7. Hundreds of thousands of people attended the three-city, three-week event in June 2023. Despite many events being free, the first edition of North to Shore generated $7.6 million in ticket sales. "Our inaugural North to Shore Festival was the beginning of a proud, new annual tradition that bring…
Murphy Urges NJ Residents Work From Home, Stay Off Roads Ahead Of Winter Storm Murphy Urges NJ Residents Work From Home, Stay Off Roads Ahead Of Winter Storm
Murphy Urges NJ Residents Work From Home, Stay Off Roads Ahead Of Winter Storm New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is urging residents to stay off the roads ahead of a winter storm expected Monday, Feb. 12 into Tuesday, Feb. 13. The National Weather Service was predicting up to 18 inches of snow in the northernmost part of the state, with between 6 inches and a foot possible across Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Passaic, Bergen, and western Essex counties, where a Winter Storm Warning was issued. Murphy  said the most intense stretch of precipitation, beginning as rain and turning to snow, will happen in the middle of the night and run into mid-morning…
More Than 60K NJ Families Now Eligible For Free School Meals More Than 60K NJ Families Now Eligible For Free School Meals
More Than 60K NJ Families Now Eligible For Free School Meals A new law will make thousands of New Jersey students newly eligible for free school lunches and breakfasts. Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into law on Tuesday, Jan. 16, expanding the eligibility for free meals to more than 60,000 additional families.  According to the Working Class Families Anti-Hunger Act, public and non-public schools in the National School Lunch Program or federal School Breakfast Program will provide meals to students in households with an income of up to 224 percent of the federal poverty level. The bill signing comes after Gov. Murphy renewed his push for f…
NJ Student Drivers Need More Practice Hours Under New Law NJ Student Drivers Need More Practice Hours Under New Law
NJ Student Drivers Need More Practice Hours Under New Law A new law will require student drivers in New Jersey to spend more time learning behind the wheel before they can get a license. Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill on Monday, Jan. 8, that requires student drivers 21 years old and under to spend at least 50 practice hours with an adult. The law also requires at least ten hours to be completed at night. Parents or other adults must certify the practice driving hours were completed. The new law also requires a sample driving log to be included in informational brochures given to parents or adults of student drivers under 18. The New Jer…
'AI Moonshoot' Among Murphy's Ideas To Make Life More Affordable For NJ Residents 'AI Moonshoot' Among Murphy's Ideas To Make Life More Affordable For NJ Residents
'AI Moonshoot' Among Murphy's Ideas To Make Life More Affordable For NJ Residents Gov. Phil Murphy sees New Jersey as a future global leader in artificial intelligence, while balancing the urgent financial needs of families during his 2024 State of the State Address. In his speech on Tuesday, Jan. 9, Gov. Murphy spoke about "an era of unease and uncertainty" defined by economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with wars in Israel and Ukraine.  He also talked about how higher costs of living are the biggest challenges for many families. "Making life more affordable for more families is our highest priority," said Gov. Murphy. "We need to recognize t…
Thousands Without Power As Storm Intensifies In NJ Thousands Without Power As Storm Intensifies In NJ
Thousands Without Power As Storm Intensifies In NJ Thousands of New Jersey residents were without power as of Tuesday evening, Jan. 9, as the storm intensified. A State of Emergency ordered by Gov. Phil Murphy went into effect at 5 p.m., with state and local officials urging residents to stay off the roads. As of 7:25 p.m., more than 2,000 residents in Hunterdon County were in the dark, according to JCP&L, including 123 in Delaware; 729 in Lambertville City; 733 in Raritan; 437 in West Amwell, and more. In Morris County, 3,360 JCP&L customers were without power. Those are residents of Mount Olive where 2,449 people w…
NJ Makes It Easier To Get Off Treadmill Of Unwanted Gym Memberships NJ Makes It Easier To Get Off Treadmill Of Unwanted Gym Memberships
NJ Makes It Easier To Get Off Treadmill Of Unwanted Gym Memberships If you're ditching the gym because you've already given up on a New Year's resolution or you no longer need it to reach your goals, a new law in New Jersey will make it easier to cancel your membership. Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill on Monday, Jan. 8, that aims to increase transparency for canceling gym memberships online. The law will require gym subscription services that can be entered into online to offer an online cancellation option. A gym's website must make an option to cancel a membership easily accessible, within a person's account profile, or through a termination emai…
State Of Emergency: 65 MPH Winds, Flash Flooding Expected In Severe Storm Headed To New Jersey State Of Emergency: 65 MPH Winds, Flash Flooding Expected In Severe Storm Headed To New Jersey
State Of Emergency: 65 MPH Winds, Flash Flooding Expected In Severe Storm Headed To New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency as all of New Jersey was under multiple weather alerts and advisories on Tuesday, Jan. 9, ahead of a storm expected to pound the region with heavy rain and gusty winds. Between 1 and 3 inches of rain is expected across the state with up to 65 mph winds that could cause power outages and uprooted trees, according to the National Weather Service. ⚠️ State of Emergency effective at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9 in anticipation of severe storms causing hazardous weather conditions including heavy rain 🌧️ , high winds 💨, and flash flooding 🌊. —…
Former Neptune Mayor Michael Brantley Dies At 79: 'Remarkable Public Servant' Former Neptune Mayor Michael Brantley Dies At 79: 'Remarkable Public Servant'
Former Neptune Mayor Michael Brantley Dies At 79: 'Remarkable Public Servant' Michael Brantley, who was a former mayor of Neptune Township, has died. An obituary posting said Brantley died on Saturday, Jan. 6. He was 79 years old. Brantley also had served on the township committee. Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted his condolences after the former mayor's death was announced. "Michael was a remarkable public servant and will be deeply missed by the Neptune community," said Gov. Murphy. Saddened by the news of former Neptune Mayor Dr. Michael Brantley’s passing.Michael was a remarkable public servant and will be deeply missed by the Neptune community.https://t.co/gEcCze3b…
Absecon Lighthouse Shines Less Bright After Death Of 96-Year-Old Keeper Bruddy Grover Absecon Lighthouse Shines Less Bright After Death Of 96-Year-Old Keeper Bruddy Grover
Absecon Lighthouse Shines Less Bright After Death Of 96-Year-Old Keeper Bruddy Grover George "Buddy" Grover, the long-time keeper of Absecon Lighthouse, has died at 96 years old, the Atlantic City landmark announced. Absecon Lighthouse posted on its Facebook page about Grover's death on Thursday, Jan. 4. "He was loved beyond measure," the post read. "We are heartbroken." Our dear Buddy passed today. He was loved beyond measure. “Five hundred, twenty five thousand, six hundred minutes…” Times 96, seasons of love. ❤️ We are heartbroken. More to follow. Posted by Absecon Lighthouse on Thursday, January 4, 2024 Many people posted their condolences and memories of Gr…
Shock Spreads After Imam Shot Dead Outside Newark Mosque (UPDATE) Shock Spreads After Imam Shot Dead Outside Newark Mosque (UPDATE)
Shock Spreads After Imam Shot Dead Outside Newark Mosque (Update) An imam was pronounced dead after being fatally shot outside a Newark mosque on Wednesday, Jan. 3, authorities said. Hassan Sharif was found by officers responding to the Masjid Muhammad Newark mosque on South Orange Ave., at 6:16 a.m., Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé, said.  Police brought Sharif to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:20 p.m., the Essex County Sheriff's Office said. New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said the shooting does not appear to have been an act motivated by bias or domestic terrorism. “We know that in light of global eve…
Large Crowds, Gov. Murphy Mourn Death Of Esteemed Lakewood Rabbi Large Crowds, Gov. Murphy Mourn Death Of Esteemed Lakewood Rabbi
Large Crowds, Gov. Murphy Mourn Death Of Esteemed Lakewood Rabbi Throngs of people were expected at a funeral service for an esteemed rabbi in Lakewood Wednesday, Jan. 3. Grand Rabbi Rav Matisyahu Chaim Salomon, a longtime leader of Beth Medrash Govoha Yeshiva, a Haredi Jewish learning institution, died on Tuesday, Jan. 2. He was 86 years old. Gov. Phil Murphy was among those who offered his condolences after Rabbi Salomon's death. "I share in the pain over the loss of Rabbi Matisyahu Salomon and send condolences to the BMG Yeshiva community and so many who followed his teachings," Gov. Murphy posted on Twitter. "May his memory be a blessing." …
Murphy Warns NJ Residents To Prepare For Heavy Rain, Flooding, Strong Winds Murphy Warns NJ Residents To Prepare For Heavy Rain, Flooding, Strong Winds
Murphy Warns NJ Residents To Prepare For Heavy Rain, Flooding, Strong Winds New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is warning residents of a powerful storm expected to slam the region this weekend. The "powerhouse" storm expected to arrive on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 17 will have the look and feel of a tropical system, AccuWeather says. ⚠️ Weekend weather warning ⚠️ Prepare for heavy rain 🌧️,  flooding 💧, and strong winds 💨 Sunday into Monday across the state.Stay safe, NJ! — Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) December 16, 2023 A flood watch has been issued for nearly the entire state, along with greater Philadelphia and the…
SICK BURN: George Santos Says NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy 'Just Ain't It' On Cameo SICK BURN: George Santos Says NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy 'Just Ain't It' On Cameo
Sick Burn: George Santos Says NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy 'Just Ain't It' On Cameo Recently expelled New York Congressman George Santos (R-Long Island) has crossed state lines and weighed in on the New Jersey Senate Race, and he's no fan of Tammy Murphy, the wife of Gov. Phil Murphy. Santos recently recorded a Cameo video where he takes shots at the First Lady of New Jersey, who is running for the Democratic nomination for Senator, hoping to replace embattled Senator Bob Menendez, who has been indicted on federal corruption charges. "Endorsing Tammy Murphy is essentially endorsing the boss' wife or else," Santos said in a video shared on Twitter. "I understand you all hav…
Nokia Relocates R&D Facilities To New Brunswick Nokia Relocates R&D Facilities To New Brunswick
Nokia Relocates R&D Facilities To New Brunswick Nokia plans to relocate its campus in Murray Hill by 2028 to a new state-of-the-art research and development facility in New Brunswick, officials announced on Monday, Dec. 11. The move is expected to bring approximately 1,000 jobs to the New Jersey Health + Life Science Exchange — better known as the HELIX. The move also means that Nokia Bell Labs will be leaving its campus in Murray Hill, one that began as the Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1925 — and where researchers are credited with the development of the transistor, among other major innovations. Ten Nobel Prizes have been awarded for…
All New Cars Must Be Electric Come 2035 In New Jersey: Murphy All New Cars Must Be Electric Come 2035 In New Jersey: Murphy
All New Cars Must Be Electric Come 2035 In New Jersey: Murphy New cars in New Jersey will look a little different in 2035. Gov. Phil Murphy announced that by 2035 all new vehicle sales in New Jersey will be zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), with the transition beginning in 2027. Advanced Clean Cars II, which takes effect on Dec. 18, requires manufacturers of passenger cars and light-duty trucks to meet an annual ZEV requirement intended to increase the percentage of electric vehicles sold in the state. The filing also mandates traditional gasoline and diesel vehicles meet more stringent emission standards.  With the new rule, vehicle manufacturers …
Citizen Murphy: NJ First Lady Announces Run For U.S. Senate Citizen Murphy: NJ First Lady Announces Run For U.S. Senate
Citizen Murphy: NJ First Lady Announces Run For U.S. Senate Tammy Murphy is hoping to go from Drumthwacket to the Capitol Building. Ending weeks of speculation, Murphy, the wife of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, announced on Wednesday, Nov. 15, she is running for U.S. Senate as a Democrat, in the seat currently occupied by embattled Senator Bob Menendez.  Murphy made the announcement in a four-minute autobiographical video, telling her life story while also highlighting her priorities as first lady, including reducing the state's maternal mortality rate and combating climate change. "I am so proud of everything we've accomplished but I know …
$1B Netflix Production Studio Moves Forward At Fort Monmouth $1B Netflix Production Studio Moves Forward At Fort Monmouth
$1B Netflix Production Studio Moves Forward At Fort Monmouth New Jersey is one step closer to becoming home to a nearly $1 billion Netflix production facility. Gov. Phil Murphy this week approved Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority meeting minutes, meaning that he major project can move forward at the former site of the Fort Monmouth campus in Monmouth County. We are excited to watch the historic Fort Monmouth transform into a state-of-the-art Netflix film and television... Posted by Governor Phil Murphy on Friday, November 3, 2023 Joined by Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, state officials, and labor representatives, Murphy said the camp…