Keyport, NJ

State Police: Juveniles started the Garden State Parkway fire

BRICK TOWNSHIP — Motorists around Garden State Parkway’s exit 91 were met with standstill traffic and a noxious burning smell Wednesday night after a fire occurred in a drain pipe that runs underneath the parkway’s 91 north entrance ramp to the 91 south exit ramp, New Jersey State Police say. According to the State Police, the fire was started by several juveniles, who were seen by witnesses fleeing Evergreen Woods Park Apartment Complex, which runs along to the Garden State Parkway.
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New Jersey mom of 4 dies of COVID without getting to hold newborn son

A New Jersey mother died of COVID-19 just weeks after giving birth to her fourth child — whom she never got a chance to hold. Michelle Stani, 37, of Bridgewater, died from the virus on Jan. 12 at a hospital in New Brunswick. Just three weeks earlier, the mom gave birth to her fourth child, a son named Jayden, but never got the opportunity to touch him, her aunt Tina Stani told The Post Thursday.
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Shooting Reported In Central Jersey: Developing

There was a shooting reported in Middlesex County, according to developing and unconfirmed reports. The shooting occurred before 7:30 p.m. at Throop Avenue and Redmond Street in New Brunswick, according to initial reports. There was a male gunshot victim, according to an unconfirmed report. No details yet on the severity...

Stop & Shop closes 2 grocery stores in NJ

Two more grocery stores are closing in New Jersey, as Stop & Shop has confirmed it is shuttering one store each in Bergen and Middlesex counties. The Paramus store along Route 17 closed on Jan. 13, while the store in the Dayton section of South Brunswick will close on Feb. 24, a spokesperson said in an email to New Jersey 101.5.

Woman Wanted for Allegedly Spitting on Kids and Shouting Antisemitic Remarks in NYC

The NYPD is searching for woman accused of attacking a group of Jewish children last week in Brooklyn. According to the Washington Post, the incident took place around 12:30 p.m. Friday outside the Kehal Tiferes Avrohom Ziditshov Orthodox synagogue in Flatlands. Authorities say surveillance video shows the suspect approach three kids on the sidewalk and hurl “anti-Jewish statements” before spiting on one of them.

Teen charged in NYC cop shooting ordered held on $200K bail

A 16-year-old reputed gangbanger charged with shooting an NYPD cop was ordered held on $200,000 bail Thursday — despite a request by prosecutors that he be locked up,. Camrin Williams — an up-and-coming rapper known as C Blu — was arraigned on an attempted murder charge in Bronx court for the Tuesday night tussle with police in Belmont that left a 27-year-old cop with a wounded leg.
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Billioniare Joe Tsai outed as buyer of $190M penthouse

Chicago hedge-fund titan Ken Griffin made waves after shelling out a record-breaking $238 million for multiple units inside the exclusive 220 Central Park South tower in New York City in 2019. These days, one of his neighbors is giving him a run for his money. The Hong Kong-based Blue Pool...