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Eight Defendants Indicted for Allegedly Defrauding Traumatic Brain Injury Fund of Over $700K

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Newark NJ, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) announced today that a state grand jury has indicted six women and two companies who were allegedly engaged in a decade-long conspiracy to defraud the taxpayer-funded New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Fund (TBI Fund) of over $700,000.

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Black History Month Mass to be Celebrated at Newark’s Cathedral Basilica, Sunday, Feb. 25

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Newark NJ, The Archdiocese of Newark will celebrate its annual Black History Month Mass on Sunday, February 25, at 2:30 p.m. in Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. This year’s liturgy will feature guest celebrant Father Anthony Bozeman, SSJ, a prolific evangelist who also serves as the academic dean of St. Joseph Seminary in Washington, D.C.; assistant vocations director for the Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart; and administrator of Our Lady of Grace Church in Reserve, La.

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The Port Authority Sets Record For Airport Passengers and Cargo Traffic in November

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Newark NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced that the agency’s airports saw their busiest November on record, bolstered by a record-breaking Thanksgiving travel period. Port Authority airports remain on pace for their busiest year ever. Additionally, the PATH commuter railroad recorded its highest monthly total as a percentage compared to 2019 passenger levels, traffic at the bridges and tunnels continued to achieve pre-pandemic levels, and the Port of New York and New Jersey continued outpacing its 2019 cargo activity, closing 2023 as the nation’s second busiest port for loaded containers.

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NJ Transit Police Throw a little More Bull on the Bull Story at Newark Penn Station

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Newark NJ, NJ Transit police throw a little more bull on the bull story. On Thursday, a bull entered Newark Penn Station via track 2. Not to be accused of bull sh$ting ,New Jersey Transit Police Officers helped to clear commuters to safety and assisted in rounding up the beefy trespasser. ⁣

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Antisemitism on Campus: Rutgers University Under Federal Investigation

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Newark NJ, Rutgers University is now under the federal government’s scrutiny due to allegations of antisemitic incidents during October and November 2023, a period marked by the Israel-Hamas war. This investigation is part of a broader initiative, with 29 U.S. universities and school districts facing civil rights inquiries since the onset of the conflict. The heightened focus on these institutions revolves around concerns regarding the handling of free speech and incidents of bullying amidst student protests linked to the Israel-Hamas war.

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Archdiocese of Newark’s 30th Annual Blue Mass to Honor 12 Fallen Police Officers, 2 Nationally Recognized Firefighters

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Newark NJ, the Archdiocese of Newark will celebrate the 30th Annual Blue Mass honoring the dedication and sacrifices of New Jersey law enforcement personnel on Thursday, November 2, at 10 a.m. in Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

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New Jersey Transit Police Outreach Officers Put in Time Baby Sitting for Stranded Family

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Newark NJ, New Jersey Transit Police Outreach Officers met a stranded family with a baby. The family was far from home in a time of need. Their destination was 2,000+ miles away; and they were at Newark Penn Station. Lacking shelter, funds for travel and food, the family was in a rough spot.⁣

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Archdiocese of Newark to Celebrate Annual Hispanic Heritage Mass on September 8th

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Newark NJ, The Archdiocese of Newark’s Hispanic Ministry will celebrate its annual Hispanic Heritage Mass in Spanish on Friday, September 8, at 8 p.m. inside Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

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More Question Raised as NJ Transit Signs Controversial Lease with Onyx Equities LLC for Pricey New Head Quarters

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Trenton NJ,  Senator Anthony M. Bucco issued the following statement in response to the lack of transparency displayed by the Murphy Administration and NJ Transit over their recent deal with Onyx/Gateway to lease a costly new headquarters in Newark.

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Archdiocese of Newark’s Mercy House to Host 5th Anniversary Celebration

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Newark NJ,  The Mercy House of Newark — a resource and referral center operated by the Archdiocese of Newark’s Respect Life Office — will commemorate five years of providing food, clothing, and other essentials to those in need with an anniversary celebration on Friday, July 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 620 Clinton Ave.

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Four Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Hits Officers, Crashes into Homeland Security Agent’s Car While Attempting to Elude Police in Newark

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Newark NJ, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced that four defendants were arrested and charged after they tried to flee from law enforcement in a stolen vehicle in Newark, resulting in several collisions as well as injuries to three officers and one of the suspects.

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Englewood Police Department: MISSING PERSON

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Englewood NJ, Englewood Police Department  is attempting to locate missing person, Mr. Stanley Taylor. Taylor is a 53 year old male last seen on 6/10/23 in Hackensack, NJ. It is believed Taylor was traveling to Newark by way of NJ Transit bus. Taylor is approximately 5’8” tall with a medium build and recently clean shaven. Anyone with information on Stanley Taylor’s whereabouts please contact the Englewood Police Department at 201-568-2700.

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ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in Newark Arrests Nine Noncitizens with Criminal Records

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Newark NJ, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Newark arrested nine noncitizens with criminal records and ties to South American theft groups operating in New Jersey on June 8. ERO Newark arrested the following noncitizens:

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NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WELCOMES 170 DOGS

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Newark NJ, Newark Liberty International Airport recently hosted 170 puppies and more than 200 volunteers in Terminal C as part of a special program to train the next generation of puppies for their future roles as guide dogs to assist visually impaired travelers in navigating through airports. The Port Authority, along with representatives from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration and United Airlines, teamed with volunteers from The Seeing Eye®, a New Jersey-based national non-profit organization that helps blind and visually impaired people achieve enhanced independence and mobility through the use of guide dogs, for two trainings on May 6 and 13.

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