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Piscataway holds top spot in WCTC Central Jersey Top Ten

With a season-opening rout of Edison, the 1-0 Piscataway Chiefs remain the Number One team in the WCTC Central Jersey High School Football Top Ten.  South Brunswick (2-0) is right behind them; the two will square off Friday night in Piscataway. Below is the Week One Top Ten, with each team followed by record and…

Aretha Franklin Dead At 76

Aretha Franklin is dead at the age of 76. The "Queen of Soul" was born in 1942 and sang gospel music before starting her mainstream career at the age of 18. Her best-known hits include "Respect" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." She won more than a dozen Grammys and sold 75…

Donated School Supplies Will Help Kids Start School Right

The start of the school year can mean added stress for parents with limited means as they struggle to buy school supplies in addition to covering their everyday household expenses. Through the generosity of donors to the annual Project First Class school supplies collection, children of families served by local agencies will get off to…

Stormy Daniels Performing In NJ Tonight To Mixed Reaction

Adult film star Stormy Daniels will be performing in New Jersey tonight. She's scheduled to do two shows at Lace, a bikini bar in Wayne, the next stop on the porn star's "Make America Horny Again" tour. The club says it's booked extra bouncers and bartenders to handle the huge crowd it's expecting, but admits…

Head Of Transit Expects Train Cancellations To Continue

The head of New Jersey Transit is warning customers that train cancellations will continue. At a board meeting in Newark yesterday, Kevin Corbett said the shortage of trains and engineers are issues that won't be solved overnight. He says the agency is losing engineers to retirement and other railroads with higher pay faster than it…

Person Killed Jumping In Front Of NJ Transit Train

There are 60-minute delays on NJ Transit's Northeast Corridor Line after a person was struck and killed while jumping in front of a train. There are reports that he or she jumped off a platform in Metuchen at seven o'clock this morning, going through the train's windshield. The engineer was hurt and rushed to the…

NJ Won't Prosecute Any Pot Possession Cases Until September

New Jersey is going to stop prosecuting pot possession cases, at least temporarily. State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is asking municipal prosecutors to adjourn all marijuana cases until September 4th or later, while his office develops appropriate prosecution guidelines. That's seen as a big step toward legalizing recreational marijuana which has been decriminalized in nine…

Family Devastated After Woman Killed In NJ House Collapse

A family is devastated after a woman died while shielding her teenage daughter in a house collapse Monday morning in Hamilton.  Firefighters say rescue teams and search dogs found 38-year-old Tika Justice dead on top of her daughter, who survived on the second floor.  She and her sister, who was also in the home, suffered…

Middlesex County and RWJBarnabas Health Announce Long-Term Care Facility Partnership

Middlesex County is partnering with RWJBarnabas Health to manage the Roosevelt Care Centers. “We are very excited to forge this partnership with RWJBarnabas Health, the state’s largest health care provider. It will enable Middlesex County to continue offering access to high quality, long-term care in a cost-effective way, with best-in-class services,” said Middlesex County Freeholder…

New Study Shows Multivitamins Are Ineffective

A new study is lending more support to the idea that multivitamins are not effective.  The report published in an American Heart Association journal said that researchers found no evidence that multivitamins or mineral supplements prevent heart attacks, strokes or heart disease.  The lead scientist in the study said he hopes the findings encourage people…