Tag: New Jersey

3 Suicides in 2 Months Jolt a College Campus

The notification emails that are routinely sent when a student dies began arriving soon after the semester started. “Our condolences,” they each begin, followed by the student’s name and a hauntingly vague explanation. “It is with great sadness that we share news of the sudden passing.” At Rowan University, a state school in southwest New […]

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Man in $400,000 GoFundMe scam case pleads guilty, agrees to 5-year sentence

A man who was the instigator behind a false feel-good story that raised more than $400,000 as part of a GoFundMe scam plead guilty Friday in New Jersey court, according to prosecutors. Mark D’Amico, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree misapplication of entrusted property in Burlington County. “We are pleased that this defendant accepted responsibility […]

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Newark sues New York over homeless relocation program

The City of Newark, New Jersey, filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the city of New York to stop their program of relocating homeless residents to the Newark area. **Embargo: New York, NY**This image, from CNN affiliate WCBS, shows conditions in one of the Newark apartments it says was part of the homeless relocation program. […]

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N.Y.C. Weather Updates: Snow Creates ‘Sloppy Rush Hour’

With more rain and snow expected on Monday night, officials in and around New York City were cautioning that the worst effects of a winter storm could be yet to come. “It’s going to be a really sloppy rush hour this evening,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference. At around 2:30 p.m., […]

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A 112-year-old letter was found during renovations at a New Jersey university

Renovations at Montclair State University in New Jersey uncovered a 112-year-old letter from the workers who built one of the original buildings on campus, the university said. Robert Kanaby, a demolition worker, found the letter inside a beer bottle while taking down a wall in the College Hall building in February. “It’s a very old […]

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New Jersey hospital admits giving a kidney transplant to wrong person

A patient at a southern New Jersey hospital inadvertently got a transplanted kidney that was intended for another patient, officials confirmed to CNN Tuesday. The 51-year-old patient was on the transplant list at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, but a day after the transplant someone on the clinical team realized the patient “was inadvertently transplanted out […]

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Commuter Misery After Most Ferries to N.Y. Pulled Over Safety Issues

Commuters trying to reach New York City by boat on Monday morning encountered long lines and delays after the United States Coast Guard found safety problems with more than 20 ferries that ply the Hudson River and sidelined them. The Coast Guard said on Sunday that it had found 23 ferries operated by New York […]

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A Museum Honoring Harriet Tubman’s Legacy Is Coming To New Jersey

A new museum memorializing the legacy of abolitionist Harriet Tubman is slated to open in New Jersey in 2020, ABC News reported. Daily News | Cape May is banding together to build a museum for Harriet Tubman, who used the island as an Underground Railroad headquarters https://t.co/5gP8bhOnsI — Philly Daily News (@PhillyDailyNews) November 9, 2019 […]

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Video of Grinch scaring kids during holiday photo shoot goes viral

ATCO, N.J. (WHTM) — A New Jersey woman posted a video of her kids getting scared by the Grinch during a holiday photo shoot, and it’s going viral. Instagram user @ashleymariemua posted the video Tuesday and said, “My kids couldn’t wait to meet the grinch this weekend! I’d say it went well.” In the video, […]

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Why No Bridges Link the Heart of the City to New Jersey

Weather: Cool and cloudy, with showers possible midday. The high could reach the mid-50s. Saturday may be chillier, and expect some rain overnight into Sunday. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Thursday (Thanksgiving). ImageCredit…Stefano Ukmar for The New York Times When biking along Manhattan’s West Side, with the New Jersey skyline in sight, Mitchel Loring often […]

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5 men arrested after high school football game shooting injures 3

Police have charged five men in connection with a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game that injured one adult and two minors. The shooting happened Friday during a game between Camden and Pleasantville high schools in Pleasantville, CNN affiliate WPVI-TV reported. It started at the end of the third quarter. At a Saturday afternoon press conference, […]

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5 Charged in Shooting at New Jersey High School Football Game

Five men were charged on Saturday in connection with a shooting at a high school football game in New Jersey on Friday night that injured three people, including a 10-year-old child, the authorities said. The shooting occurred at 8:29 p.m. in the third quarter of a playoff game at Pleasantville High School, which is just […]

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Uber Fined $649 Million for Saying Drivers Aren’t Employees

New Jersey has demanded that Uber pay $649 million for years of unpaid employment taxes for its drivers, arguing that the ride-hailing company has misclassified the workers as independent contractors and not as employees. The state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development issued the request this week to Uber and a subsidiary, Raiser, after an […]

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Man sentenced for Virginia-based gun trafficking scheme

NORFOLK, Va. – A New Jersey man was sentenced today to 34 months in prison for conspiring to purchase firearms in Virginia and traffic them to New Jersey for resale on the streets. Clifton K. Walston Court documents say that 32-year-old Clifton K. Walston, aka “Moosky,” of Jersey City, arranged for Virginia residents to obtain and traffic firearms from Virginia to New Jersey and sell the firearms in New Jersey to New Jersey residents for a profit. None of the […]

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In Blue New Jersey, a Conservative Backlash on Immigration

A referendum on Tuesday’s ballot in New Jersey’s northernmost county asked whether voters wanted local officials to cooperate with federal immigration agents. It passed by a lopsided 2-to-1 margin. Nearly 200 miles away, along the state’s southern swath, a directive by the state attorney general that in part bars county sheriff officers from doing the […]

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Donald Trump, George Soros and Your Local Elections

Weather: We’re definitely now in scarf season. Today will be dry, sunny and breezy, with a high in the mid-50s. Alternate-side parking: In effect today. Suspended tomorrow for Election Day. ImageBob Andrzejczak, a Democratic state senator in New Jersey.Credit…Hannah Yoon for The New York Times Off-year elections are typically local affairs. But as voters prepare […]

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Trump and Impeachment Cast a Shadow Over New Jersey’s Elections

In a legislative district in southern New Jersey, where Trump bumper stickers are nearly as common as American flags, the polarizing national battle over impeachment is playing out in real time. A Democrat trying to hold on to his seat in the state’s sole Senate contest on Tuesday was pressed into saying that he would […]

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