A closer look into the Rutgers debut of QB Ajani Sheppard
After running back Ja’shon Benjamin found the endzone to give Rutgers a 45-3 lead over Wagner early in the fourth quarter, head coach Greg Schiano pulled the Scarlet Knights’ starters from the game. The move allowed freshman quarterback Ajani Sheppard to make his Rutgers debut, as he completed both of his pass attempts for 23 yards and also picked up a 10-yard carry to lead a 12-play, 89-yard touchdown drive.
‘It’s scary’: Neighbors woken up by loud bang amid deadly house fire that trapped 2
UNION, N.J. (PIX11) — Two people died after they were trapped in a house fire in New Jersey Sunday morning, authorities said. Susan Deutra lives on Grandview Avenue in Union, where the fire took place. She recalled being woken up by the house fire. “I was sleeping and how loud the bang was, it woke […]
Pedestrian fatally struck on N.J. road, cops say
A pedestrian was killed when he was hit by a vehicle on Saturday night, Bound Brook Police Chief Richard Colombaroni said. Police responded to a report of the crash at the intersection of East Main Street and Mountain Avenue at 9:52 p.m. Officers on the scene located a 57-year-old male pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle, officials said.
Three hospitalized after rollover collision in Holland Township
HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Two drivers and a passenger were taken to the hospital after a collision in Holland Township Sunday, according to Ottawa County Sheriff's Office. Polkton Township: Driver dies after crashing into Polkton Township embankment, deputies say. A 60-year-old Holland woman was driving north on 120th Avenue,...
Bound Brook Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit by Car at East Main Street and Mountain Avenue
BOUND BROOK, NJ – Bound Brook Police Chief Richard Colombaroni announced that the department is investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian at about 9:52 p.m. Sept. 30. According to the release, police responded to the intersection of East Main Street and Mountain Avenue for a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. Officers responded with emergency medical personnel, who started lifesaving measures on the pedestrian. The victim was a 57-year-old male from Bound Brook, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the motor vehicle remained on the scene. Colombaroni said patrol officers and detectives from the Bound Brook Police Department and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to investigate, and the crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Bound Brook police at 732-356-0800.
Three injured in Sunday crash in Holland Township
HOLLAND TWP. — Three people were injured in a crash in Holland Township on Sunday, Oct. 1, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were dispatched just before 1 p.m. to the intersection of 120th Avenue and Felch Street. Upon arrival, they found a Toyota Prius driven by a 60-year-old Holland woman was headed north on 120th Avenue when it turned left onto Felch Street in front of a Toyota RAV4, driven by an 18-year-old Holland woman.
RWJ hospital chief: We support the nurses, too | Letters
This is in response to the Star-Ledger’s recent editorial, “Support the nurses’ strike: They need more help.”. I applaud the Star-Ledger’s call to support nurses. We in the administration at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital agree. If you purchase a product or register for an account...
Porch Fest in Easton| PHOTOS
People walk from porch to porch Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, during the fifth College Hill Porchfest in Easton, where people enjoyed a beautiful afternoon with music and community.
Lambertville Shop, Specializing in Engraved Goods, to Host Grand Opening This Month
Specializing in engraved goods, the store will offer a wide variety of products that will make the perfect gift for birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions. A new shop is preparing to open in a New Jersey town just outside of Bucks County, offering amazing gifts for everyone at every occasion.
N.J. house fire leaves two people dead, fire chief confirms
Two people died in a three-alarm house fire in Union Township early Sunday morning. “They’re still investigating the origins of the fire,” Union Fire Chief Gregory Ricciardi said. Around 5:45 a.m is when emergency services received calls about a fire occurring at a two-story family house, located on...
Local Health Department to Hold Additional Flu Vaccination Clinics in October
The Health Department plans to hold two more flu vaccination clinics in October. This decision was influenced by research on the flu virus in the Southern Hemisphere. The research indicated that the 2023 flu vaccine was successful in reducing hospitalizations. This was particularly true for young children, older adults, and people with preexisting conditions.
Phillipsburg's Patrick J. Pespas, Star Of HBO's 'Telemarketers' Reported Missing
Pespas, 55, of Phillipsburg, was last seen in the Easton, PA area around 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, according to directors Sam Lipman-Stern and Adam Bhala Lough. Pespas, formerly of North Plainfield and Plainfield, teamed up with Lipman-Stern to create the three-part HBO mini docu-series "Telemarketers," which shined a light on the truth about the telemarketing industry. It premiered in August.
SOMA Schools, Community Leaders Say Inequity “Unacceptable” In Wake of Report
MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ Community and school leaders are calling for the South Orange and Maplewood community to put more emphasis on equity after a report about the school district said more work was needed to close the achievement gap. Dr. Edward Fergus, Rutgers Professor of Urban Education and Policy, concluded that much more needs to be done to accomplish the district’s goal of equity when he presented the district’s Equity Report at a South Orange-Maplewood School District Board of Education’s special meeting last month. Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor said in a news release that: "We have a lot more work...
Science, Art Find Common Ground During Run Off Performance on Oct. 8
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Science and art have found common ground at the banks of the Raritan River – a burbling, snaking waterway that was crossed by Washington’s troops, memorialized in Rutgers’ alma mater and utilized by everyone from weekend fishermen to the RU crew team. The Run Off, a free performative dance event expressing storm water flows and demonstrating how rivers become polluted, will be held Oct. 8. Run Off participants are urged to meet at Feaster Park at noon. They will then walk to Boyd Park. That’s where members of the Rock Dance Collective, a Central Jersey-based group...
HBO ‘Telemarketers’ Documentary Subject Patrick J. Pespas Goes Missing
The documentary subject and scam investigator was last seen Friday night The post HBO ‘Telemarketers’ Documentary Subject Patrick J. Pespas Goes Missing appeared first on TheWrap.
Mosquito Spraying Monday Night Near EBHS
EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Weather conditions permitting, the Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission will be conducting mosquito control treatment (spraying via trucks) to control and reduce mosquitoes that can spread viruses (like West Nile Virus) and/or minimize nuisance mosquitoes to tolerable levels, in the following area in East Brunswick on Monday, October 2, 2023, 6:30 PM to 11:59 PM. Rain Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 Mosquito Control Product: Etofenprox (Zenivex ® E4-RTU, EPA# 2724-807) Location/Boundaries include the areas around East Brunswick High School, Summerhill Square, Racetrack Road, and Gladstone Drive. Check here to see if you are located in the: Mosquito Spray Zone/Map. For information about UltraLow...
Star freshman Simeon Wilcher willing to stay patient for St. John’s chance
Simeon Wilcher has basketball pedigree and a flashy ranking. He was a dynamic four-year starter at New Jersey powerhouse Roselle Catholic and the highest-rated recruit to opt for St. John’s in the past decade. The last top-50 prospect to become a Johnnie, Shamorie Ponds, was a Day 1 starter who barely had to fight for his spot. This new era of St. John’s under Rick Pitino, however, is different. The roster is flooded with talented and experienced transfers. His prized freshman seems to get that. “I know it’s going to take time, and I’m not rushing or anything,” the 6-foot-4 Wilcher told The...