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  • NJ Democrats divided over tax hikes

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    May 17

    To tax or not to tax? That's the question fueling the feud among NJ Democrats Ideological divide widens among NJ Gov. Phil Murphy and intra-Party foe, Senate President Steve Sweeney Check out this story on New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy speaks at the Madison train station about proposals to fix NJ Transit. The gove...

    Driver was allegedly drunk in fiery crash that killed his passenger

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    May 16

    A Woodbridge man was charged Wednesday with vehicular homicide and drunk driving after a fiery crash killed his passenger in Piscataway, authorities said. Tayib Mahmood, 29, was driving a Toyota Camry during the early morning hours of May 6 when he hit a concrete barrier on Stelton Road near Jessie Way and his car caught fire, according to a release Middlese...

  • CON EDISONStaten Island Lineman & Woodbridge, N.J. Resident Wins Con Edison's Highest Honor

    May 15

    Marshall Nichols, a 46-year-old Con Edison chief line constructor in Staten Island, who helped restore power to thousands of Puerto Rico residents, has won the company's highest honor, the Living Our Values award.

    Woodbridge man killed in fiery Middlesex County crash

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    May 10

    The man killed Sunday when the car in which he was a passenger struck a concrete barrier and burst into flames has been identified as a Woodbridge resident. Tahir Jamile, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene on Stelton Road in Piscatway during the "early morning hours" of May 6, according to a release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.

  • The secret life of a Woodbridge vet and his service dog

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    April 30

    Secret Life: Rebuilding Warriors to present service dog to NJ veteran Rebuilding Warriors will hold its fourth annual fundraising event at the Headliner Night Club in Neptune on May 6. Check out this story on Shari Swift talks to The Spectrum about taking her specially trained dogs Shasha and Shea down to Las Vega...

    Hopatcong man admits sex assault, could go to prison for 6 years

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    April 24

    A 24-year-old Hopatcong man accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old and impregnating her pleaded guilty and has accepted a plea deal that could send him to prison for six years. Andrew Laureano appeared Monday in front of Judge William J. McGovern III where he accepted the deal in exchange to pleading guilty to second-degree sexual assault.

  • Woodbridge house explosion leaves 2 seriously burned

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    April 21

    A Port Reading family went running to the street in their pajamas on Saturday morning after their home became engulfed in flames. Flames broke out in the Vernon Way home around 9:35 a.m, according to police, and hospitalized at least two residents at St. Barnabas Medical Center with serious burns.

    Hampton man offered 4-year plea for sexual assault of minor

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    January 01

    A Hampton man, accused of sexually assaulting a minor who was five years his junior last summer, has been offered a plea deal that could send him to state prison for four years. Sean V. Pechy, 21, appeared April 30 in state Superior Court in front of Judge William J. McGovern III where he is facing charges of second-degree sexual assault, third-degree endang...

  • Medical marijuana is expanding quickly in N.J. - and here's the newest dispensary

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    January 01

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    Murphy carves out space in '19 budget for Jewish community NEW

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    January 01

    Jacob Toporek was in high spirits. A day after the executive director of the New Jersey State Association of Jewish Federations met with Gov. Phil Murphy's newly appointed emissary to the Jewish community, Toporek told NJJN he was "very happy to hear" that the proposed 2019 state budget includes a $400,000 appropriation for Holocaust survivor assistance, as...

  • Panel lays into state judge who hampered her boyfriend's arrest

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    January 01

    After five years, Superior Court Judge Carlia M. Brady is free and clear of criminal charges and back on the bench in Middlesex County. But the state Supreme Court's Judicial Conduct Committee says she still needs to be held accountable for hindering the efforts of Woodbridge police to arrest her boyfriend on a robbery charge.