New Jersey State News http://feed.informer.com/digests/RWHCZTRF7O/feeder New Jersey State News Respective post owners and feed distributors Wed, 26 Aug 2020 19:04:23 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ New Jersey law seeks to stem pollution in minority areas https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/new-jersey-law-seeks-to-stem-pollution-in-minority-areas New Jersey urn:uuid:9a23a52b-7ea6-cf17-3c55-eba5d33e166e Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:58:38 +0000 New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a measure giving state regulators power to deny development permits to businesses whose operations pollute predominantly Black and other minority communities. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a measure giving state regulators power to deny development permits to businesses whose operations pollute predominantly Black and other minority communities. The Democrat on Friday cast the legislation in sweeping terms by calling it a historic and saying it amounted to a“monumental reform."The new law aims at addressing years of businesses putting incinerators, refineries and other businesses that foul the air and water in cities and towns with mostly Black residents. Advocates for the legislation hailed it as long overdue. The measure has been pending since 2008. Manhunt For Suspects Accused Of Shooting Up 2 Camden County, N.J. Police Officers’ Home https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2020/09/18/camden-county-police-shooting-officers-home-searching-for-suspects/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:f53057dc-83d5-2ada-47a6-a7d22ef1cd31 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:14:53 +0000 Authorities are asking for the public’s help locating the suspects accused of targeting two officers in an attack at their home earlier this week. The alleged incident happened on Tuesday around 11:45 p.m. in East Camden. Authorities are asking for the public’s help locating the suspects accused of targeting two officers in an attack at their home earlier this week. The alleged incident happened on Tuesday around 11:45 p.m. in East Camden. ‘I Didn’t Realize It Was Gonna Be Such An Ordeal;’ Avon, N.J. Man Heads Home After Six Month Battle With COVID-19 https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/17/i-didnt-realize-it-was-gonna-be-such-an-ordeal-avon-n-j-man-heads-home-after-six-month-battle-with-covid-19/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:450a8060-2c3c-4adf-decf-03c280511a59 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:28:40 +0000 Kevin McNamara was treated at three hospitals before spending six weeks at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, working hard to regain strength and the basics of life. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4712892","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>WEST ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</strong> &#8211; Thursday marked the first time Kevin McNamara hugged his kids in six months.</p> <p>His family counted every, single day he was away. 174.</p> <p>There were so many days when loved ones wondered if this day would ever come, CBS2&#8217;s Jessica Layton reported.</p> <p>Alyssa Applebaum, McNamara&#8217;s fiancée, was always sure he would kick <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/covid-19/">COVID-19</a>.</p> <p>&#8220;For you to know who Kevin McNamara is, you know that he was gonna have this moment. You know it, that&#8217;s who he is,&#8221; Applebaum said.</p> <p>Nobody would have blamed her if she did lose hope.</p> <p>McNamara, a lawyer from Avon, NJ, spent 90 days &#8211; including his 60th birthday in April &#8211; on a ventilator.</p> <h3>CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/ny-nj-ct-quarantine-state-restrictions-travel-advisory/">Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-resources-websites-hotlines/">Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment &amp; Covering Bills</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/23/coronavirus-distance-learning-tools-links-parents-teaching-at-home/">Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/max-minute/" rel="nofollow">CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/20/social-distancing-etiquette-coronavirus-covid-19-mask-wearing/">What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask?</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/10/experts-say-parents-should-be-mindful-of-stresses-kids-may-face-getting-back-to-normal-after-months-of-social-distancing/">Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation</a></li> <li><a href="https://cbsloc.al/2KxmBlg" rel="nofollow">Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">Complete Coronavirus Coverage</a></li> </ul> <p>&#8220;Did you realize along the way how sick you were?&#8221; Layton asked McNamara.</p> <p>&#8220;No, I really didn&#8217;t. I though I was gonna go in there, take a couple puffs from the ventilator and be on my way. I didn&#8217;t realize it was gonna be such an ordeal,&#8221; McNamara said.</p> <p>He was treated at three hospitals before spending six weeks at <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/kessler-institute-for-rehabilitation/">Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation</a> &#8211; working hard to regain strength and the basics of life.</p> <p>McNamara, who was running four miles a day in March, is learning to walk again.</p> <p>He had to learn how to talk again, too.</p> <p><strong>CORONAVIRUS: </strong><a href="https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/" rel="nofollow">NY Health Dept.</a> | NY Call 1-(888)-364-3065 | <a href="https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus.page" rel="nofollow">NYC Health Dept.</a> | NYC Call 311, Text COVID to 692692 | <a href="https://covid19.nj.gov/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">NJ COVID-19 Info Hub</a> | NJ Call 1-(800)-222-1222 or 211, Text NJCOVID to 898211 | <a href="https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus" rel="nofollow">CT Health Dept.</a> | CT Call 211 | <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a></p> <p>&#8220;He was really able to make a huge, tremendous comeback,&#8221; said Danielle Diessner, a speech language pathologist.</p> <p>&#8220;He still has a ways to go from a therapy standpoint,&#8221; said Dr. Jeremiah Nieves, a rehabilitation specialist, who believes McNamara will regain his pre-COVID health.</p> <p>McNamara heads home knowing there is still a lot of intense therapy ahead. But, now he can do it with family right next to him.</p> <p><strong>FLASHBACK</strong>: <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/04/13/coronavirus-covid-19-avon-by-the-sea-jersey-shore-medical-center/">N.J. Woman Shares Daily Struggle Of Not Seeing Her Hospitalized Fiancé</a></p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s been six months so, there&#8217;s a lot to do,&#8221; said Bridget McNamara, his daughter.</p> <p>&#8220;I just can&#8217;t wait for him to come to my football games,&#8221; said Cole McNamara, his son.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;m just excited to wake up in the morning and have morning coffee&#8230; do everything together like we used to,&#8221; Applebaum said.</p> <p>&#8220;I just want to also say thank you to my family and friends. I wouldn&#8217;t be here without you,&#8221; McNamara said.</p> <p>The couple may not have gotten married in August as planned, but they already know they&#8217;ll be at each other&#8217;s side in sickness and in health.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="in-cell-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download here</a>.</em></p> ‘Perfect Fall Activity’: Apple Picking Still An Option Despite COVID-19 Pandemic https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/17/apple-picking-covid-demarest-farms-hillsdale-new-jersey/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:b19cb39c-180c-b170-bba5-7b27e4d3e8a9 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:42:26 +0000 Though things are obviously different this year, Demarest Farms in New Jersey is still open for apple picking. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4712770","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>HILLSDALE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) </strong>&#8212; The cool, crisp air means <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/apple-picking/">apple-picking season</a> is here. But, fall festivities are altered this year due to the <a href="http://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">coronavirus</a> pandemic.</p> <p>Wednesday was an exciting day for cousins Devon and Gavin. The pair were picking the perfect apples with their moms at Demarest Farms in Hillsdale.</p> <p>&#8220;Perfect fall activity,&#8221; Jodi McCord of Cresskill told CBS 2&#8217;s Jenna DeAngelis.</p> <p>And, a fall tradition the pandemic isn&#8217;t getting in the way of for this family.</p> <p>&#8220;There are definitely places you don’t feel safe going into but this doesn’t seem to be one of them. I think they’re doing everything right,&#8221; said McCord. &#8220;They are making it very safe and secure for everyone.&#8221;</p> <h3>CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/ny-nj-ct-quarantine-state-restrictions-travel-advisory/">Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-resources-websites-hotlines/">Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment &amp; Covering Bills</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/23/coronavirus-distance-learning-tools-links-parents-teaching-at-home/">Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/max-minute/" rel="nofollow">CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/20/social-distancing-etiquette-coronavirus-covid-19-mask-wearing/">What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask?</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/10/experts-say-parents-should-be-mindful-of-stresses-kids-may-face-getting-back-to-normal-after-months-of-social-distancing/">Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation</a></li> <li><a href="https://cbsloc.al/2KxmBlg" rel="nofollow">Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">Complete Coronavirus Coverage</a></li> </ul> <p>The farm is 34 acres, 20 of which are the orchard, so there&#8217;s plenty of space to stay socially distant and pick your favorite apples.</p> <p>&#8220;Right here we got a beautiful crop of Liberty apples,&#8221; said co-owner James Spollen.</p> <p>Spollen walking CBS2 through the new way of apple picking, which starts with making an online reservation.</p> <p>&#8220;We limited it to about 400 people for every hour and a half,&#8221; said Spollen.</p> <p>That is about half the number of visitors pre-pandemic.</p> <p>&#8220;What are some of the things we won’t see this year,&#8221; asked DeAngelis.</p> <p><strong>RECIPE</strong>: <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/Demarest-Farms-Apple-Pound-Cake.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Demarest Farms Apple Pound Cake (.pdf)</a></p> <p>&#8220;Unfortunately, we have a haunted orchard at night in the month of October. We won’t be doing that,&#8221; said Spollen.</p> <p>&#8220;No more hay rides?&#8221; asked DeAngelis.</p> <p>&#8220;Not for the time being, no,&#8221; said Spollen.</p> <p>When you visit, you&#8217;ll drive straight up to pick your apples. Hand-washing stations are available.</p> <p>&#8220;You’re not going to touch anything else except for the apple or the bag that it&#8217;s going in that we supply you with. So we’re kind of strict with that. We don’t want any cross-contamination,&#8221; said Spollen.</p> <p>The farm market is open to pick up pre-packaged foods, sweets and produce.</p> <p>Even though business is down, Spollen said, &#8220;When you’re a farmer, it&#8217;s a livelihood. It&#8217;s not a job, that&#8217;s the first thing. So just being able to watch people&#8217;s faces as they pick the apples, or pick the peaches and enjoy themselves, that&#8217;s a good feeling.&#8221;</p> <p>Being able to carry on a fall tradition, which despite being different, tastes and feels just as sweet.</p> <p>Demarest Farms is open until Christmas. The owners said they still plan to hold the Christmas lights show &#8220;Orchard of Lights.&#8221;</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="in-cell-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download here</a>.</em></p> Coronavirus Impact: Cheerleaders At 2 High Schools In New Jersey Miffed They Cannot Perform At Road Football Games https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/17/cheerleading-wayne-valley-high-school-wayne-hills-high-school-coronavirus-covid-19-high-school-football/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:7ebe354b-0ef1-0fdb-a020-5165961a1ad0 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:59:11 +0000 The start of the New Jersey school year means high school sports are also back, albeit with strict social distancing guidelines. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4712747","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>WAYNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</strong> &#8212; The start of the New Jersey school year means high school sports are also back, albeit with strict <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/social-distancing/">social distancing</a> guidelines.</p> <p>But two groups of cheerleaders in <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/wayne/">Wayne</a> say they feel discriminated against after their high schools told them they&#8217;re not allowed to attend away football games, CBS2&#8217;s Kiran Dhillon reported Thursday.</p> <p>Darla Zisa has been cheerleading since the fourth grade. The 17-year-old calls it her passion.</p> <p>&#8220;I get to cheer on the players and have a lot of school spirit and I get to feel more involved within the school,&#8221; Zisa said.</p> <p><strong>MORE</strong>: <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/08/20/new-jersey-high-school-sports-coronavirus-covid-19-wayne-valley-high-school-football/">Coronavirus Impact: High School Football Is Back In New Jersey, But Safety Is Top Priority On Everyone&#8217;s Mind</a></p> <p>That&#8217;s why she was devastated when her cheerleading team at <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/wayne-valley-high-school/">Wayne Valley High School</a> was told, along with the team at <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/wayne-hills-hi">Wayne Hills High</a>, that cheerleaders and marching bands would only be able to participate in home games, not away, due to <a href="http://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/covid-19/">COVID-19</a> restrictions.</p> <p>&#8220;There&#8217;s clearly been a lot of changes and I get it. Health is the most important. They should be allowed to cheer. We shouldn&#8217;t have to not to what we love to do,&#8221; Zisa said.</p> <h3>CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/ny-nj-ct-quarantine-state-restrictions-travel-advisory/">Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-resources-websites-hotlines/">Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment &amp; Covering Bills</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/23/coronavirus-distance-learning-tools-links-parents-teaching-at-home/">Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/max-minute/" rel="nofollow">CBS2&#8217;s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/20/social-distancing-etiquette-coronavirus-covid-19-mask-wearing/">What To Do If Someone Isn&#8217;t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask?</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/10/experts-say-parents-should-be-mindful-of-stresses-kids-may-face-getting-back-to-normal-after-months-of-social-distancing/">Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children&#8217;s Stress After Months Of Isolation</a></li> <li><a href="https://cbsloc.al/2KxmBlg">Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">Complete Coronavirus Coverage</a></li> </ul> <p>Darla&#8217;s mom, Susan Zisa, agrees. She represents the football sideline cheerleaders at Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills.</p> <p>&#8220;They are very passionate about what they do. They&#8217;re an extension of the football team and we feel that it&#8217;s discrimination,&#8221; Susan Zisa said.</p> <p><strong>MORE</strong>: <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/10/new-york-public-high-schools-postpone-fall-sports/">New York Public High Schools Postpone Football, Volleyball And Cheer Until March</a></p> <p>In letter to the families of cheerleaders and marching band members, the two high schools said, &#8220;Both programs are a vital part of our school community,&#8221; but the schools are just following CDC, state, and <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/new-jersey-state-interscholastic-athletic-association/">New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association</a> <a href="http://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">coronavirus</a> guidelines.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.njsiaa.org/sites/default/files/document/COVID-19%20Fall%20Guidelines.pdf">guidelines state only essential personnel should be on the sidelines</a>.</p> <p>Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills high schools did not reply to CBS2&#8217;s request for comment, but Dr. Mark Toback, the superintendent of Wayne Township Public Schools, said by phone the reason cheerleaders and marching bands are allowed at home games and not away ones is because this will limit the number of people going into new communities.</p> <p>And that the stands can only accommodate social distancing for a limited number of people.</p> <p><strong>MORE</strong>: <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/04/connecticut-high-school-football-covid/">Connecticut Cancels High School Football For Fall Due To COVID-19</a></p> <p>The NJSIAA says sideline cheerleading is not considered a sport under its purview, so individual schools can decide for themselves if cheerleaders can be put in the end zones or in the stands.</p> <p>Darla Zisa agrees.</p> <p>&#8220;Our coach already has been doing such a good job with making sure our sidelines spots are six feet apart and that we always keep our masks on,&#8221; she said.</p> <p>&#8220;Cut the spectators short and let the girls do what they love to do,&#8221; Susan Zisa added.</p> <p>The fall football season starts in October.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/">Download here</a>.</em></p> New Jersey To Increase Tax On Millionaires In Order To Help Families Struggling Due To Coronavirus Pandemic https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/17/new-jersey-approves-millionaires-tax/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:e7e1e21f-98c9-8423-c2e6-9d1b18bb4e1c Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:36:16 +0000 People who make more than $1 million a year will see a tax increase of just under 2%. In exchange, that money will help struggling families. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p1"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4712730","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) </strong>&#8212; New Jersey high income earners will soon be paying more in taxes to help some middle and low income earners stay afloat amid the <a href="http://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">coronavirus</a> pandemic.</p> <p>People who make more than $1 million a year will see a tax increase of just under 2%. In exchange, that money will help struggling families.</p> <p><a href="http://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/phil-murphy">Gov. Phil Murphy</a> announced Thursday morning he struck a deal with the Legislature to provide relief to middle- and low-income households by increasing taxes on the wealthy.</p> <p><span class="x_s1">&#8220;We do not hold any grudge at all against those who have been successful in life, but in this unprecedented time, when so many middle class families and others have sacrificed so much, now is the time to ensure the wealthiest among us are also called to sacrifice,&#8221; Murphy said. </span></p> <p><em><strong>WATCH: Gov. 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Gov. Sheila Oliver.</span></p> <h3>CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/ny-nj-ct-quarantine-state-restrictions-travel-advisory/">Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-resources-websites-hotlines/">Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment &amp; Covering Bills</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/23/coronavirus-distance-learning-tools-links-parents-teaching-at-home/">Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/max-minute/" rel="nofollow">CBS2&#8217;s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/20/social-distancing-etiquette-coronavirus-covid-19-mask-wearing/">What To Do If Someone Isn&#8217;t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask?</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/10/experts-say-parents-should-be-mindful-of-stresses-kids-may-face-getting-back-to-normal-after-months-of-social-distancing/">Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children&#8217;s Stress After Months Of Isolation</a></li> <li><a href="https://cbsloc.al/2KxmBlg">Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">Complete Coronavirus Coverage</a></li> </ul> <p class="x_p2">Since he became governor, Murphy has been trying to <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/05/08/millionaires-tax-new-jersey-property-tax-relief-phil-murphy-steven-sweeney-eliana-pinto-marin/">push the millionaire&#8217;s tax through</a>. It was rejected twice by the Legislature but approved on the third try.</p> <p>&#8220;The pandemic hit, and things have changed, and we have to face the reality that a lot of families are hurting here,&#8221; State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said.</p> <p>Murphy estimates this will bring in nearly $400 million for the state.</p> <p>Some say the move could speed up the exodus of the wealthiest residents. Others disagree.</p> <p>&#8220;<span class="x_s1">If you make more, I feel like you can afford to give more,&#8221; one person told CBS2&#8217;s Natalie Duddridge</span></p> <p>&#8220;I<span class="x_s1">f you have enough and you’re living well enough and somebody isn’t, I don’t think that they should be taxed the same way,&#8221; New Jersey resident Nadya Mickail said. &#8220;So I think it’s a good idea.&#8221;</span></p> <p class="x_p2">If eligible, families can expect to get their rebate checks next summer. The plan is for it to recur year after year.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="waffle-rich-text-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/">Download here</a>.</em></p> 4 arrested in NJ bank, mail fraud case, depositing stolen COVID-19 relief checks: US Attorney https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/4-arrested-in-nj-bank-mail-fraud-case-depositing-stolen-covid-19-relief-checks-us-attorney New Jersey urn:uuid:109febe1-ea88-f9b2-e50b-53c960f0db8b Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:00:43 +0000 Four people have been arrested in connection with bank fraud and solicitation of postal service employees to steal check books and credit cards from the mail, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark. Four people have been arrested in connection with bank fraud and solicitation of postal service employees to steal check books and credit cards from the mail, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark. The USPS employees were also solicited to deposit fraudulent checks, including pandemic relief checks, and to use credit cards without authorization, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.From February 2019 to May 2020, three people — Jeffrey Bennett, 26, of Irvington, New Jersey; Tashon Ragan, 21, of Hillside, New Jersey; Jahaad Flip, 21 of Newark — conspired to solicit the postal workers, including Janel Blackman, 41, of Newark, to steal the mail in exchange for cash. Once they received the checks, Bennett, Flip, Ragan, and others, fraudulently forged the signatures of the accountholders and negotiated the checks by making them payable to individuals, some of whom were New Jersey high school students, who had given the "members" as they referred to themselves and their associates access to their accounts, also in exchange for cash.Bennett, Flip, and Ragan then deposited fraudulent checks online and at various bank ATMs throughout New Jersey and later withdrew funds from the bank accounts before the victim banks could discover the fraud and decline the checks. Bennett also used the stolen credit cards to purchase gift cards or Apple merchandise, which he then resold to generate additional proceeds from the scheme. Bennett, Flip, Ragan, and Blackman split the proceeds of the fraud among themselves.All four involved are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Ragan and Flip are also charged with one count of passing fictitious obligations, namely counterfeit Economic Impact Payment (EIP) checks. Bennett and Ragan are also charged with one count each of aggravated identity theft. Ragan and Flip are also charged with depositing thousands of dollars of counterfeit EIP checks purportedly issued pursuant to the CARES Act, a federal law enacted to provide emergency financial assistance to the millions of Americans who are suffering the economic effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. All four defendants are scheduled to appear Thursday afternoon via videoconference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Falk. New Jersey To Increase Tax On Millionaires In Order To Help Families Struggling Due To Coronavirus Pandemic https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/17/new-jersey-approves-millionaires-tax/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:f2bcbe1d-d762-6079-81aa-8f5ee530d3cb Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:00:16 +0000 People who make more than $1 million a year will see a tax increase of just under 2%. In exchange, that money will help struggling families. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p1"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4711503","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>TRENTON, N.J. 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Gov. Sheila Oliver.</span></p> <h3>CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/ny-nj-ct-quarantine-state-restrictions-travel-advisory/">Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-resources-websites-hotlines/">Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment &amp; Covering Bills</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/23/coronavirus-distance-learning-tools-links-parents-teaching-at-home/">Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/max-minute/" rel="nofollow">CBS2&#8217;s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/20/social-distancing-etiquette-coronavirus-covid-19-mask-wearing/">What To Do If Someone Isn&#8217;t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask?</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/10/experts-say-parents-should-be-mindful-of-stresses-kids-may-face-getting-back-to-normal-after-months-of-social-distancing/">Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children&#8217;s Stress After Months Of Isolation</a></li> <li><a href="https://cbsloc.al/2KxmBlg">Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">Complete Coronavirus Coverage</a></li> </ul> <p class="x_p2">Since he became governor, Murphy has been trying to <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/05/08/millionaires-tax-new-jersey-property-tax-relief-phil-murphy-steven-sweeney-eliana-pinto-marin/">push the millionaire&#8217;s tax through</a>. It was rejected twice by the Legislature but approved on the third try.</p> <p>&#8220;The pandemic hit, and things have changed, and we have to face the reality that a lot of families are hurting here,&#8221; State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said.</p> <p>Murphy estimates this will bring in nearly $400 million for the state.</p> <p>Some say the move could speed up the exodus of the wealthiest residents. Others disagree.</p> <p>&#8220;<span class="x_s1">If you make more, I feel like you can afford to give more,&#8221; one person told CBS2&#8217;s Natalie Duddridge</span></p> <p>&#8220;I<span class="x_s1">f you have enough and you’re living well enough and somebody isn’t, I don’t think that they should be taxed the same way,&#8221; New Jersey resident Nadya Mickail said. &#8220;So I think it’s a good idea.&#8221;</span></p> <p class="x_p2">If eligible, families can expect to get their rebate checks next summer. The plan is for it to recur year after year.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="waffle-rich-text-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/">Download here</a>.</em></p> 13 New Jersey malls to close on Thanksgiving https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/13-new-jersey-malls-to-close-on-thanksgiving New Jersey urn:uuid:2d793364-8483-933b-2d3f-31d9d0008dea Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:10:20 +0000 At least 13 of New Jersey's malls and shopping centers will remain closed on Thanksgiving. At least 13 of New Jersey's malls and shopping centers will remain closed on Thanksgiving.Many malls had started opening on Thanksgiving in recent years to allow shoppers to cash in early on Black Friday deals. According to the Simon Property Group who owns all of the malls closing, shopping centers all over the state will be closed on the holiday, including: Gloucester Premium Outlets: 100 Premium Outlet Dr., BlackwoodJackson Premium Outlets: 537 Monmouth Rd., JacksonJersey Shore Premium Outlets: 1 Premium Outlet Blvd., Tinton FallsLivingston Mall: 112 Eisenhower Pkwy, LivingstonMenlo Park Mall: 55 Parsonage Rd., EdisonNewport Centre: 30 Mall Dr. West, Jersey CityNewport Crossing: 613 Washington Blvd., Jersey CityNewport Plaza: 125 18th St., Jersey CityOcean County Mall: 1201 Hooper Ave., Toms RiverQuaker Bridge Mall: 3320 Route 1 Unit 150, LawrencevilleRockaway Townsquare: 301 Mount Hope Ave., RockawayThe Mills at Jersey Gardens: 651 Kapkowski Rd., ElizabethThe Shops at Riverside: 390 Hackensack Ave., HackensackA statement from Simon also says properties will reopen on Black Friday. Caretaker allegedly neglected, stole $90K from 90-year-old woman, officials say https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/caretaker-allegedly-neglected-stole-90k-from-90-year-old-woman-officials-say New Jersey urn:uuid:bcda3678-1fd5-cf25-183b-7d056af93c0d Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:12:27 +0000 A caretaker was arrested after he allegedly neglected and stole thousands of dollars from the 90-year-old New Jersey woman he took care of for nearly four years, authorities said. A caretaker was arrested after he allegedly neglected and stole thousands of dollars from the 90-year-old New Jersey woman he took care of for nearly four years, authorities said.Castor Toro was charged with second-degree theft, second-degree theft by deception and third-degree abandonment or neglect of an elderly person.The Prosecutor’s Office began its investigation into Toro’s activities after receiving a referral from the Union County office of the New Jersey Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services, according the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.Following a review of financial records and interviews with the victim’s family, friends and neighbors, it was revealed that since October 2016, 52-year-old Toro began siphoning money from the victim while living rent-free at her Fanwood home.Over nearly four years, Toro allegedly opened credit cards under the victim’s name without her consent or knowledge and used her existing credit cards for personal expenses, according to prosecutors.He also wrote himself checks from her bank account and tricked her into writing him checks, claiming they were for “investments,” officials said. In total, he stole nearly $90,000 from her.Investigation also revealed a pattern of alleged neglect. Toro allegedly limited her access to others and cut off her access to a telephone, authorities said.On at least one occasion, he locked her in her own room. He also brought to victim to an attorney’s office under false pretenses and coerced her to sign a will, naming him as a beneficiary, according to the prosecutor’s office.Special Prosecutions Unit and Fanwood Police Department executed a search warrant at the victim’s home, where they seized evidence of the crimes charged on Tuesday.Toro turned himself in to authorities the same day, and the victim was safely taken to a relative’s home.Anyone who suspects someone they know may be a victim of elder abuse is urged to contact their local police department or the New Jersey Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services. New Jersey To Increase Tax On Millionaires In Order To Help Families Struggling From Coronavirus Pandemic https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/17/new-jersey-approves-millionaires-tax/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:8e057873-9d55-1b05-01d9-6bd9ca739a53 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:15:16 +0000 People who make more than $1 million a year will see a tax increase of just under 2%. 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(CBSNewYork) &#8212; </strong>New Jersey high income earners will soon be paying more in taxes to help some middle and low income earners stay afloat amid the <a href="http://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">coronavirus</a> pandemic.</p> <p>People who make more than $1 million a year will see a tax increase of just under 2%. In exchange, that money will help struggling families.</p> <p><a href="http://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/phil-murphy">Gov. Phil Murphy</a> announced Thursday morning he struck a deal with the Legislature to provide relief to middle and low income households by increasing taxes on the wealthy.</p> <p><span class="x_s1">&#8220;We do not hold any grudge at all against those who have been successful in life, but in this unprecedented time when so many middle class families and others have sacrificed so much, now is the time to ensure the wealthiest among us are also called to sacrifice,&#8221; he said. </span></p> <p><em><strong>WATCH: Gov. Phil Murphy Gives Update On Millionaire&#8217;s Tax &amp; Rebates</strong></em> <div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4711397","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></p> <p><span class="x_s1">Under the new plan, those making between $1 and $5 million would see a tax rate increase of 1.78% &#8212; from 8.9 to 10.75. </span>People with incomes higher than $5 million already pay that top rate.</p> <p>A single parent with income below $75,000 or married couples whose combined income is less than $150,000 with at least one child would receive a rebate check of up to $500.</p> <p>&#8220;Five hundred dollars may be <span class="x_s1"> insignificant to some, but for those 800,000 families that will receive a $500 rebate, it goes a long way,&#8221; said Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver.</span></p> <h3>CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/ny-nj-ct-quarantine-state-restrictions-travel-advisory/">Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-resources-websites-hotlines/">Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment &amp; Covering Bills</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/23/coronavirus-distance-learning-tools-links-parents-teaching-at-home/">Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/max-minute/" rel="nofollow">CBS2&#8217;s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/20/social-distancing-etiquette-coronavirus-covid-19-mask-wearing/">What To Do If Someone Isn&#8217;t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask?</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/10/experts-say-parents-should-be-mindful-of-stresses-kids-may-face-getting-back-to-normal-after-months-of-social-distancing/">Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children&#8217;s Stress After Months Of Isolation</a></li> <li><a href="https://cbsloc.al/2KxmBlg">Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">Complete Coronavirus Coverage</a></li> </ul> <p class="x_p2">Since he became governor, Murphy has been trying to <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/05/08/millionaires-tax-new-jersey-property-tax-relief-phil-murphy-steven-sweeney-eliana-pinto-marin/">push the millionaire&#8217;s tax through</a>. It was rejected twice by the legislature but approved on the third try.</p> <p>&#8220;The pandemic hit, and things have changed, and we have to face the reality that a lot of families are hurting here,&#8221; State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said.</p> <p>Murphy estimates this will bring in nearly $400 million for the state.</p> <p>Some say the move could lead to an exodus of the wealthiest residents. Others say it&#8217;s only fair.</p> <p>&#8220;<span class="x_s1">I think there’s an idea it seems fair because if you make more&#8230; I feel like you can afford to give more,&#8221; one person told CBS2&#8217;s Natalie Duddridge</span></p> <p>&#8220;I<span class="x_s1">f you have enough and you’re living well enough and somebody isn’t&#8230; I don’t think they should be taxed the same way,&#8221; New Jersey resident Nadya Mickail said. &#8220;I think it’s a good idea.&#8221;</span></p> <p>&#8220;<span class="x_s2">It all depends how they made their millions. If they made them in their own way and worked hard to get it, they should be taxed the same as us,&#8221; said John Bradley, who works in New Jersey.</span></p> <p class="x_p2">If eligible, families can expect to get their rebate checks next summer.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="waffle-rich-text-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/">Download here</a>.</em></p> ‘Melrose Place’ Actress Amy Locane Headed Back To Prison For 2010 Drunk Driving Crash https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/17/amy-locane-prison-drunk-driving-crash/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:40b6e2c0-5d51-a834-3787-836b67207685 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:02:53 +0000 A judge said Locane still refuses to fully acknowledge her culpability in the crash that killed Helene Seeman. <p><strong>NEW JERSEY (CBSNewYork/AP)</strong> &#8211; A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/11/27/fmr-melrose-place-actress-amy-locane-convicted-of-vehicular-manslaughter-in-new-jersey/">a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey</a> is headed back behind bars after a judge agreed with prosecutors Thursday that her initial sentence was too lenient.</p> <p>Saying <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/amy-locane-bovenizer/">Amy Locane</a> still refuses to fully acknowledge her culpability in the crash that killed 60-year-old Helene Seeman and severely injured Seeman&#8217;s husband, state Superior Court Judge Angela Borkowski sentenced her to eight years in state prison. State law requires her to serve more than six years before being eligible for parole.</p> <p>Locane apologized to the Seeman family in a brief statement. She was placed in handcuffs and taken into custody by court deputies after the proceeding in state court in Somerville.</p> <p>It was a startling development in a case that has bounced around the <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/new-jersey/">New Jersey</a> court system for nearly a decade and has now featured four sentencings in front of three judges, plus numerous appeals.</p> <p><strong>FLASHBACK</strong>: <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/02/15/former-melrose-place-star-amy-locane-resentencing-fatal-dwi/">Former &#8216;Melrose Place&#8217; Star Resentenced For 2010 Fatal DWI, Faces More Jail Time</a></p> <p>Locane — who acted in 13 episodes of the popular 1990s Fox series and has also appeared in several movies — was convicted on several counts including vehicular manslaughter, and faced a sentencing range of five to 10 years on the most serious count. The state initially sought a seven-year sentence, but a trial judge sentenced her to three years in 2013. An appeals court ruled he misapplied the law, but <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/02/15/former-melrose-place-star-amy-locane-resentencing-fatal-dwi/">at a resentencing</a>, the same judge declined to give her additional time.</p> <p>Last year, a different judge sentenced her to five years, but an appeals court ruled he didn&#8217;t follow guidelines it had set and ordered yet another sentencing. Locane&#8217;s attorney, James Wronko, had argued unsuccessfully that sentencing her again would violate double jeopardy protections since she had already completed her initial sentence and parole term.</p> <div id="attachment_31380" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-31380" loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-31380" src="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2010/07/amy-locane.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="225" srcset="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2010/07/amy-locane.jpg 450w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2010/07/amy-locane.jpg?resize=150,113 150w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2010/07/amy-locane.jpg?resize=300,225 300w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p id="caption-attachment-31380" class="wp-caption-text">Amy Locane Mugshot (credit: Somerset County Jail)</p></div> <p>According to witnesses, Locane had consumed several drinks before she headed home on the night of the accident and slammed into the Seemans&#8217; car as it turned into their driveway in Montgomery Township, near Princeton. The actress contended a third motorist, whose car Locane had bumped into at a traffic light minutes earlier, distracted her by honking at and chasing her.</p> <p>Locane wasn&#8217;t indicted for drunken driving, but a state expert testified her blood alcohol level was likely about three times the legal limit and that she was driving roughly 53 mph (85 kmh) in a 35-mph (56-kmh) zone at the time of the crash.</p> <p>Fred Seeman, who nearly died from his injuries suffered in the crash, attended Thursday&#8217;s proceeding and said Locane&#8217;s shifting of blame &#8220;shows contempt for this court and the jury that rendered the verdict.”</p> <p>The judge took a similar view, and said Locane&#8217;s past alcohol abuse makes her a risk for reoffending.</p> <p>“You made a conscious decision to drink that day and continued to drink, recognizing at the onset that you needed a ride but didn’t obtain one,&#8221; Borkowski said. &#8220;If you hadn’t gotten behind the wheel of your vehicle on this night, the incident never would have happened.”</p> <p>Wronko called the sentence “outrageous. She has always taken full responsibility,&#8221; and criticized the judge for not taking into account Locane&#8217;s current sobriety and her work counseling others against alcohol abuse.</p> <p>Locane has 45 days to appeal her sentence. Wronko said he is waiting to see if the state Supreme Court decides to hear his appeal on the double jeopardy question.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="in-cell-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download here</a>.</em></p> <p><em>(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)</em></p> 'Melrose Place' actress headed back to prison for 2010 crash https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/melrose-place-actress-headed-back-to-prison-for-2010-crash New Jersey urn:uuid:e5c5298e-5f77-68e1-731f-f73f25a668c1 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:02:21 +0000 A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed back behind bars. A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed back behind bars. A state judge on Thursday agreed with prosecutors Thursday that Amy Locane's previous sentences were too lenient and gave the actress an eight-year sentence. Locane already served about two-and-a-half years of a three-year sentence and completed a parole term. The crash killed 60-year-old Helene Seeman and severely injured Seeman’s husband, Fred. Under state law, the sentence requires her to serve more than six years before being eligible for parole. NJ lawmakers reach deal for millionaires tax, tax rebates for middle-class families https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/nj-lawmakers-reach-deal-for-millionaires-tax-500-tax-rebates-for-middle-class-families New Jersey urn:uuid:d1fa5469-45af-69d3-44d3-64ff17988330 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:15:47 +0000 New Jersey's Democratic legislative leaders have reached a budget deal that will increase taxes for the state's wealthiest residents and also give middle-class families a tax rebate, all in an effort to help the state get back on its fiscal feet amid the pandemic. New Jersey's Democratic legislative leaders have reached a budget deal that will increase taxes for the state's wealthiest residents and also give middle-class families a tax rebate, all in an effort to help the state get back on its fiscal feet amid the pandemic.Gov. Phil Murphy announced the deal Thursday alongside Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver.The restoration of the "millionaires tax" will mean a higher tax rate for New Jersey residents earning $1 million or more annually. It will go into effect with the passing of the state's budget in the coming weeks, Murphy said.According to the governor, the revenues will go toward schools, communities and property tax payers, and will "undo years of tax inequities."The agreement fulfills a core campaign promise Murphy made of raising taxes on the wealthy.Additionally, many middle- and working-class families across the state will benefit from a recurring tax rebate up to $500, Murphy announced."In this budget our priorities are middle-class and working-class families," Oliver said, voicing pride over the state's leaders coming together to work out a deal.Those eligible for the tax break include families with at least one child, with an annual income of under $150,000 for couples, and under $75,000 for single parents. The exact amount each family will receive is dependent on their income, Murphy clarified.The governor said those families should expect to see the rebates after filing next year's taxes, so likely in the summer of 2021.Sweeney said this tax break is expected to benefit up to 800,000 families across the state.Sweeney had previously voiced disapproval of a "millionaires tax" but has appeared to have been convinced otherwise amid ongoing budget discussions."Helping middle-class families makes all the sense in the world to me at this time," Sweeney said Thursday.Watch Thursday's announcement in full below:The Associated Press contributed to this report. NJ enacts 4 laws aimed at nursing homes after virus response https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/nj-enacts-4-laws-aimed-at-nursing-homes-after-virus-response New Jersey urn:uuid:e3e7bfff-a77f-3e58-b9bc-5629e904d100 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 22:31:58 +0000 New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law four bills aimed at improving nursing home care after the COVID-19 outbreak devastated long-term care center residents and at times overwhelmed facilities. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law four bills aimed at improving nursing home care after the COVID-19 outbreak devastated long-term care center residents and at times overwhelmed facilities. The first-term Democrat said Wednesday that residents and staff at the state’s facilities had “borne an outsized burden of this pandemic.” "While we know this has not been a tragedy unique to New Jersey, we will learn from this crisis and emerge as a national model for solving immediate challenges and building future resilience," Murphy said. "These measures not only support our ongoing efforts to get things right for our long-term care residents, staff, and families, but also ensure we have strong measures in place to deal with bad actors in the industry who put profit before people.”Long-term care residents account for roughly half of the state’s more than 14,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to state Health Department figures.The bills:establish requirements concerning New Jersey's preparedness and response to infectious disease outbreaksestablish the New Jersey Task Force on Long-Term Care Quality and Safetyestablish minimum wage requirements for certain long-term care facility staffestablish direct care ratio requirements for nursing homesrequire a nursing home care rate studyauthorize temporary rate adjustment for certain nursing facilities Schools: The New Normal | Remote Learning Poses Unique Challenge To Vocational Schools https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/16/schools-the-new-normal-remote-learning-poses-unique-challenge-to-vocational-schools/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:a82caaf0-d840-d3b5-9361-a93aee7fbef6 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 22:10:12 +0000 It's the type of training that can't be replicated online. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4710286","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>MAHWAH, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</strong> &#8211; <a href="http://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/remote-learning">Remote learning</a> is tough <a href="https://cbsloc.al/2RqL27m">in a regular school</a> but it presents a unique challenge to vocational schools.</p> <p>As CBS2&#8217;s Steve Overmyer reports, vocational teachers at Lincoln Tech have found creative ways to adapt their lessons, and quickly.</p> <p>&#8220;It actually works out really well now. They’re in smaller groups. Same training, but in smaller groups, and enjoying it. We used to have 20 kids in a group doing practical, now we have 10 or seven on two shifts a day,&#8221; said auto instructor Bill DeVries.</p> <p>The school cleans every surface twice a day to accommodate the extra classes. And students are more focused because nearly 90% have job offers before they graduate.</p> <h3>CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/ny-nj-ct-quarantine-state-restrictions-travel-advisory/">Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-resources-websites-hotlines/">Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment &amp; Covering Bills</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/23/coronavirus-distance-learning-tools-links-parents-teaching-at-home/">Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/max-minute/" rel="nofollow">CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/20/social-distancing-etiquette-coronavirus-covid-19-mask-wearing/">What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask?</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/10/experts-say-parents-should-be-mindful-of-stresses-kids-may-face-getting-back-to-normal-after-months-of-social-distancing/">Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation</a></li> <li><a href="https://cbsloc.al/2KxmBlg" rel="nofollow">Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">Complete Coronavirus Coverage</a></li> </ul> <p>&#8220;Every single one of my students became essential workers the moment COVID-19 hit. Auto mechanic, machinist, HVAC technicians &#8211; they are all working through COVID,&#8221; said Robert Paganini.</p> <p>&#8220;A typical school is remote learning, but you can&#8217;t remote learn how to fix a car,&#8221; Overmyer said.</p> <p>&#8220;Oh year, you definitely need hands on,&#8221; a student named Fadi said. &#8220;Oil changes and all that, that&#8217;s the easy [part]. I&#8217;m trying to learn how to fix tires, fix the engine, everything. These guys help me a lot.&#8221;</p> <p>It&#8217;s the type of training that can&#8217;t be replicated online. So when their doors reopened in July, students lined up for the year-long program.</p> <p>&#8220;The hands-on aspect is what we do. It’s imperative for our student success, and we knew that was our priority,&#8221; said Paganini.</p> <p>The transition time is made faster by physical classes taking them directly to the workforce.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/">Download here</a>.</em></p> Mayor De Blasio To Furlough Himself And His Staff For Week To Combat Budget Crisis https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/16/mayor-de-blasio-furloughs-himself/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:7e32d639-8b68-3641-6adf-287cf26711e0 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:40:41 +0000 The mainly symbolic move is expected to save $860,000. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p1"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4710247","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) &#8212; </strong><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/bill-de-blasio/">Mayor Bill de Blasio</a> plans to furlough his City Hall staff &#8211; including himself &#8211; for a week to combat the city&#8217;s budget crisis.</p> <p>De Blasio, first lady <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/chirlane-mccray">Chirlane McCray</a> and nearly 500 other staff members will take an unpaid furlough at some point between October and March 2021.</p> <p><em><strong>WATCH: Mayor De Blasio Announces City Hall Furloughs</strong></em> <div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4709916","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></p> <p>&#8220;Every mayor&#8217;s office employee will be taking a furlough, and that obviously includes myself,&#8221; he said Wednesday. &#8220;This is a step you never want to see for good, hardworking people. The folks who worked here throughout this crisis, they have not been working 35 or 40-hour weeks. They have been working 80-hour weeks, 90-hour weeks, 100-hour weeks because they believe in this city and they&#8217;ve been fighting for all of you.&#8221;</p> <h3>CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/ny-nj-ct-quarantine-state-restrictions-travel-advisory/">Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-resources-websites-hotlines/">Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment &amp; Covering Bills</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/23/coronavirus-distance-learning-tools-links-parents-teaching-at-home/">Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/max-minute/" rel="nofollow">CBS2&#8217;s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/20/social-distancing-etiquette-coronavirus-covid-19-mask-wearing/">What To Do If Someone Isn&#8217;t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask?</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/10/experts-say-parents-should-be-mindful-of-stresses-kids-may-face-getting-back-to-normal-after-months-of-social-distancing/">Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children&#8217;s Stress After Months Of Isolation</a></li> <li><a href="https://cbsloc.al/2KxmBlg">Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">Complete Coronavirus Coverage</a></li> </ul> <p>The mayor has said the city is facing a $9 billion revenue shortfall because of the <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus">coronavirus</a> pandemic and warned <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/03/ems-rally-against-layoffs/">he may have to lay off</a> 22,000 municipal workers.</p> <p>During Wednesday&#8217;s briefing, he said he &#8220;sees no indication&#8221; there will be a federal stimulus from Washington, but he&#8217;s still holding out hope for borrowing power from the state.</p> <p>&#8220;Right now, we don&#8217;t have that support, and we have to keep making tough choices to move this city forward,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>De Blasio said his office has now cut its budget 12% for the fiscal year 2021.</p> <p>&#8220;So it is with pain that I say they and their families will lose a week&#8217;s pay. But it&#8217;s something we have to do, and something I have to do,&#8221; the mayor said.</p> <p>He estimated the furloughs will save around $1 million.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="waffle-rich-text-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/">Download here</a>.</em></p> Murphy criticizes YouTube stars for massive 'Jersey Shore' gathering with 'knucklehead” behavior https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/murphy-criticizes-youtube-stars-for-massive-jersey-shore-gathering-with-knucklehead-behavior New Jersey urn:uuid:49e86c00-b02d-815a-7e65-392b4da4fee2 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 20:33:19 +0000 New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says YouTube stars who rented out the “Jersey Shore” house Monday should “be taken to task” after an estimated 1,000 people showed up YouTube stars who rented out the “Jersey Shore” house Monday should “be taken to task” after an estimated 1,000 people showed up, many flouting COVID-19 social distancing rules, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said.The Democrat called the gathering at the Seaside Heights house that hosted the MTV show one of the “most extreme and egregious” examples of “knucklehead” behavior since the outbreak began in March. The Canadian YouTubers known as the Nelk Boys have nearly 6 million subscribers and rented out the house Monday to mark new merchandise going on sale. In a Twitter video group member, Kyle Forgeard said they didn’t intend for there to be a large group to gather.Clips from the YouTubers' Instagram account – which boasts more than 3 million followers – showed throngs of fans cheering and crowding Monday afternoon outside the Jersey Shore house reportedly rented by the trio.PIX11's Mark Sundstrom and Katie Corrado contributed to this report. Mayor De Blasio To Furlough Himself And His Staff For Week To Combat Budget Crisis https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/16/mayor-de-blasio-furloughs-himself/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:beb97069-ef5e-6109-84de-b3373775bcc9 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 19:45:41 +0000 The mainly symbolic move is expected to save $860,000. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p1"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4710034","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) &#8212; </strong><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/bill-de-blasio/">Mayor Bill de Blasio</a> plans to furlough his City Hall staff &#8211; including himself &#8211; for a week to combat the city&#8217;s budget crisis.</p> <p>De Blasio, first lady <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/chirlane-mccray">Chirlane McCray</a> and nearly 500 other staff members will take an unpaid furlough at some point between October and March 2021.</p> <p><em><strong>WATCH: Mayor De Blasio Announces City Hall Furloughs</strong></em> <div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4709916","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></p> <p>&#8220;Every mayor&#8217;s office employee will be taking a furlough, and that obviously includes myself,&#8221; he said Wednesday. &#8220;This is a step you never want to see for good, hardworking people. The folks who worked here throughout this crisis, they have not been working 35 or 40-hour weeks. They have been working 80-hour weeks, 90-hour weeks, 100-hour weeks because they believe in this city and they&#8217;ve been fighting for all of you.&#8221;</p> <h3>CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/ny-nj-ct-quarantine-state-restrictions-travel-advisory/">Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-resources-websites-hotlines/">Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment &amp; Covering Bills</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/23/coronavirus-distance-learning-tools-links-parents-teaching-at-home/">Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/max-minute/" rel="nofollow">CBS2&#8217;s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/20/social-distancing-etiquette-coronavirus-covid-19-mask-wearing/">What To Do If Someone Isn&#8217;t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask?</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/10/experts-say-parents-should-be-mindful-of-stresses-kids-may-face-getting-back-to-normal-after-months-of-social-distancing/">Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children&#8217;s Stress After Months Of Isolation</a></li> <li><a href="https://cbsloc.al/2KxmBlg">Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">Complete Coronavirus Coverage</a></li> </ul> <p>The mayor has said the city is facing a $9 billion revenue shortfall because of the <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus">coronavirus</a> pandemic and warned <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/03/ems-rally-against-layoffs/">he may have to lay off</a> 22,000 municipal workers.</p> <p>During Wednesday&#8217;s briefing, he said he &#8220;sees no indication&#8221; there will be a federal stimulus from Washington, but he&#8217;s still holding out hope for borrowing power from the state.</p> <p>&#8220;Right now, we don&#8217;t have that support, and we have to keep making tough choices to move this city forward,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>De Blasio said his office has now cut its budget 12% for the fiscal year 2021.</p> <p>&#8220;So it is with pain that I say they and their families will lose a week&#8217;s pay. 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The governors of the tri-state area have been working together over the past few months to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. However, there’s one thing the three leaders cannot agree on: Which state has the best pizza?A new list of the "101 Best Pizzas in America" released by “The Daily Meal” claimed the best slice could be found in New Haven, Connecticut at Frank’s Pepe Pizzeria.That gave Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont bragging rights. He tweeted an article and wrote “Best pizza in the US.”However, that didn’t sit too well with the other two tri-state governors.NJ Gov. Phil Murphy responded “Stay in your lane, Ned.NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo later chimed in, “Um. Guys. You can slug it out for second place. We all know who’s number one.”Both New York and New Jersey had several pizzerias pop up on the article's list.Of course, people shared their opinions on social media as to which state reigns supreme in the pizza debate.The official Twitter account of New Jersey tweeted a simple "hello" when PIX11 asked who had the better pizza. Twitter user @notinotasnet said "NY of course," while Bill Brennan said "Jersey and it's not debatable."Another Twitter user said, "The worst Pizza in New York is still better that any Pizza in Jersey or CT."While many went back and forth between New York and New Jersey, others joked around, saying they didn't even know Connecticut had pizza.Though many had their own opinions, Twitter user @MaidMelba responded, respecting all three states: "We all have good pizza." Mayor De Blasio To Furlough Himself And His Staff For Week To Combat Budget Crisis https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/16/mayor-de-blasio-furloughs-himself/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:425b0b54-4d23-f9d8-9d6e-df97e3278679 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:45:41 +0000 The mainly symbolic move is expected to save $860,000. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p1"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4710034","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) &#8212; </strong><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/bill-de-blasio/">Mayor Bill de Blasio</a> plans to furlough his City Hall staff &#8211; including himself &#8211; for a week to combat the city&#8217;s budget crisis.</p> <p>De Blasio, first lady <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/chirlane-mccray">Chirlane McCray</a> and nearly 500 other staff members will take an unpaid furlough at some point between October and March 2021.</p> <p><em><strong>WATCH: Mayor De Blasio Announces City Hall Furloughs</strong></em> <div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4709916","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></p> <p>&#8220;Every mayor&#8217;s office employee will be taking a furlough, and that obviously includes myself,&#8221; he said Wednesday. &#8220;This is a step you never want to see for good, hardworking people. 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The folks who worked here throughout this crisis, they have not been working 35 or 40-hour weeks. They have been working 80-hour weeks, 90-hour weeks, 100-hour weeks because they believe in this city and they&#8217;ve been fighting for all of you.&#8221;</p> <h3>CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/ny-nj-ct-quarantine-state-restrictions-travel-advisory/">Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-resources-websites-hotlines/">Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment &amp; Covering Bills</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/23/coronavirus-distance-learning-tools-links-parents-teaching-at-home/">Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/max-minute/" rel="nofollow">CBS2&#8217;s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/20/social-distancing-etiquette-coronavirus-covid-19-mask-wearing/">What To Do If Someone Isn&#8217;t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask?</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/10/experts-say-parents-should-be-mindful-of-stresses-kids-may-face-getting-back-to-normal-after-months-of-social-distancing/">Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children&#8217;s Stress After Months Of Isolation</a></li> <li><a href="https://cbsloc.al/2KxmBlg">Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">Complete Coronavirus Coverage</a></li> </ul> <p>The mayor has said the city is facing a $9 billion revenue shortfall because of the <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus">coronavirus</a> pandemic and warned <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/03/ems-rally-against-layoffs/">he may have to lay off</a> 22,000 municipal workers.</p> <p>During Wednesday&#8217;s briefing, he said he &#8220;sees no indication&#8221; there will be a federal stimulus from Washington, but he&#8217;s still holding out hope for borrowing power from the state.</p> <p>&#8220;Right now, we don&#8217;t have that support, and we have to keep making tough choices to move this city forward,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>De Blasio said his office has now cut its budget 12% for the fiscal year 2021.</p> <p>He estimated the furloughs will save around $1 million.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="waffle-rich-text-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/">Download here</a>.</em></p> Mayor De Blasio To Furlough Himself And His Staff For Week To Combat Budget Crisis https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/16/mayor-de-blasio-furloughs-himself/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:eb22e552-645f-0f66-a24e-866f699acb0e Wed, 16 Sep 2020 14:42:41 +0000 The mainly symbolic move is expected to save $860,000. <p><strong>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) &#8212; </strong><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/bill-de-blasio/">Mayor Bill de Blasio</a> plans to furlough his City Hall staff &#8211; including himself &#8211; for a week to combat the city&#8217;s budget crisis.</p> <p>De Blasio, first lady <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/chirlane-mccray">Chirlane McCray</a> and nearly 500 other staff members will take an unpaid furlough at some point between October and March 2021.</p> <h3>CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/ny-nj-ct-quarantine-state-restrictions-travel-advisory/">Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-resources-websites-hotlines/">Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment &amp; Covering Bills</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/23/coronavirus-distance-learning-tools-links-parents-teaching-at-home/">Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/max-minute/" rel="nofollow">CBS2&#8217;s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/20/social-distancing-etiquette-coronavirus-covid-19-mask-wearing/">What To Do If Someone Isn&#8217;t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask?</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/10/experts-say-parents-should-be-mindful-of-stresses-kids-may-face-getting-back-to-normal-after-months-of-social-distancing/">Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children&#8217;s Stress After Months Of Isolation</a></li> <li><a href="https://cbsloc.al/2KxmBlg">Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">Complete Coronavirus Coverage</a></li> </ul> <p>The mainly symbolic move is expected to save $860,000, the <em>New York Times</em> <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/16/nyregion/furloughs-nyc-budget-coronavirus.html?smid=tw-nytimes&amp;smtyp=cur" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">reports</a>.</p> <p>The mayor has said the city is facing a $9 billion revenue shortfall because of the <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus">coronavirus</a> pandemic and warned <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/03/ems-rally-against-layoffs/">he may have to lay off</a> 22,000 municipal workers.</p> <p><em>Check back with CBSNewYork.com for more on this developing story.</em></p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="waffle-rich-text-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/">Download here</a>.</em></p> Video: Driver rams vehicle into East Brunswick school door https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/video-driver-rams-vehicles-into-east-brunswick-school-door New Jersey urn:uuid:b66e8967-9115-98c3-41da-b0fc751e0f40 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:59:12 +0000 Authorities are searching for the person who drove a vehicle into a New Jersey school’s main entrance early Tuesday. Authorities are searching for the person who drove a vehicle into a New Jersey school’s main entrance early Tuesday.Officers responded to Bowne Munro Elementary School in East Brunswick to find the main entrance to the school pushed in. Several windows on the front door were also broken, East Brunswick police said.Surveillance video showed a dark-colored Jeep entered the school parking lot and parked near the school’s front entrance around 4:30 a.m..The vehicle then waited for about eight minutes then began to leave, police said.As the vehicle began to travel toward the exit, it stopped, reversed, and drove forward into the school’s front doors, according to authorities.Video surveillance shows the vehicle push into the school’s doors before reversing and driving away.If anyone recognizes this vehicle or has any information regarding this incident or similar incidents, please contact Det. Brian Adams (732-390-6990 or badams@ebpd.net). Anonymous confidential tips are accepted by dialing 732-4EBTIPS (328477) or by emailing ‪tips@ebpd.net‬. 'We will not stop until we find Dulce,' FBI says of NJ girl Dulce Alavez, missing for one year https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/we-will-not-stop-until-we-find-dulce-fbi-says-of-nj-girl-dulce-alavez-missing-for-one-year New Jersey urn:uuid:a96aed42-5af6-8946-de04-bd45e5bc27fd Wed, 16 Sep 2020 01:51:11 +0000 Dulce Maria Alavez was last seen at a New Jersey park with her mother and sibling. It's been a year since a frantic mother called 911 and told police her then 5-year-old daughter had disappeared from a New Jersey park, but FBI investigators have not given up their search.In a message to community members, the FBI told PIX11 their investigation remains active and stressed that anyone who may have been in the area at the time of Dulce Maria Alavez’s disappearance can and should come forward without fears related to their immigration status.Alavez was last seen Sept. 16 during a family outing to Bridgeton City Park in Cumberland CountyThe girl disappeared while playing with her 3-year-old brother as their mother, Noema Alavez Perez, sat in her car with an 8-year-old relative. Alavez's brother ran to the car crying and pointed to the area where he last saw his sister.A tearful Alavez Perez called 911 to report what she feared was an abduction.An Amber Alert was issued on Sept. 17.Last year, the New Jersey Attorney General said he feared immigration enforcement was hindering community members from coming forward to help with the investigation.“There are pockets of the immigrant population in Bridgeton that may have information but are just afraid to come forward because of over-aggressive immigration enforcement by ICE,” said AG Gurbir Grewil.The FBI said Alavez’s family continues to cooperate with authorities, and that the bureau is working with state and local authorities in their search.An August media report said Alavez was likely the victim in a crime of opportunity.A lead investigator in the FBI’s case told NJ Advance Media they believe the child was likely abducted from the park. However, she may not have been targeted prior to arriving at the park that day.Investigators said earlier in the case the girl may have been taken by a man who led her to a red van.A composite sketch of a man who Cumberland County prosecutor’s office officials said was seen in the park around the time Alavez went missing was released in October. At the time, officials described the man as a potential witness.Police have not identified any suspects in the case.Alavez was last seen wearing a yellow shirt with a koala bear on the front, black and white checkered pants with a flower design, and white sandals, police said. She was 3 feet 5 inches tall and weighed 40 pounds at the time of her disappearance, with black hair and brown eyes.Bridgeton Police have pursued several leads as well as unsubstantiated tips in the case, including one that led investigators to Austintown, Ohio. Law enforcement conducted a search in the town but nothing was found, according to Chief Michael Gaimari."The department has received erroneous information from less-than-credible sources during the course of this investigation that has resulted in manpower being redirected in their efforts," Gaimari wrote in a Facebook post on March 1. "This type of activity hinders investigator’s efforts in locating Dulce and determining the circumstances surrounding her disappearance."Those with information that could assist in the investigation are still urged to contact the Bridgeton Police Department at 856-451-0033 or utilize the department’s anonymous TIP411 text line, subtext “Bridgeton.” Mail-In Ballots In N.J. To Include Amendment Question On Whether Or Not To Legalize Recreational Marijuana https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/15/new-jersey-recreational-marijuana-amendment-question-mail-in-ballots/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:37ca5a17-04ba-a582-5d36-9fde865ddcd0 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 22:37:53 +0000 The presidential election is just 49 days away, but voters in New Jersey have something else on the ballot -- the legalization of recreational marijuana. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4709436","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</strong> &#8212; The presidential election is just 49 days away.</p> <p>But, as CBS2&#8217;s Nick Caloway reported Tuesday, voters in New Jersey have something else on the ballot &#8212; the legalization of <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/recreational-marijuana/">recreational marijuana</a>.</p> <p>When mail-in ballots start going out to Garden State voters in early October they&#8217;ll include a constitutional amendment question, giving voters the say on whether or not to legalize recreational cannabis for adults age 21 and up.</p> <p><strong>MORE</strong>: <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/12/new-jersey-recreational-marijuana/">New Jersey Residents Set To Vote On Amendment Legalizing Recreational Marijuana</a></p> <p>While many voters might not even know the <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/marijuana/">marijuana</a> referendum is on the ballot, most have an opinion about legalization.</p> <div id="attachment_1607029" style="width: 365px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1607029" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-1607029" src="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2019/08/153582912-e1527866670522.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="355" height="234" srcset="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2019/08/153582912-e1527866670522.jpg 1024w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2019/08/153582912-e1527866670522.jpg?resize=150,99 150w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2019/08/153582912-e1527866670522.jpg?resize=300,197 300w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2019/08/153582912-e1527866670522.jpg?resize=768,506 768w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2019/08/153582912-e1527866670522.jpg?resize=620,408 620w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2019/08/153582912-e1527866670522.jpg?resize=640,421 640w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2019/08/153582912-e1527866670522.jpg?resize=972,640 972w" sizes="(max-width: 355px) 100vw, 355px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1607029" class="wp-caption-text">File photo of marijuana plants. (credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)</p></div> <p>&#8220;No, I don&#8217;t believe in that. Because it leads to other drugs. We&#8217;ve got enough problems in this world now,&#8221; said Joseph Rizzo of Woodbridge.</p> <p>&#8220;You know what? If that&#8217;s what they want to do, let them do it. It doesn&#8217;t harm my life. It doesn&#8217;t affect my life. And I don&#8217;t think it harms anyone. If anything, it helps them,&#8221; added resident Colleen Staats.</p> <p><strong>FLASHBACK</strong>: <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/12/17/new-jersey-marijuana-legalization-lawmakers-agree-to-put-referendum-on-2020-ballot/">New Jersey Marijuana Legalization: Lawmakers Agree To Put Referendum On 2020 Ballot</a></p> <p>If the referendum succeeds, it would make New Jersey the 12th state, along with D.C., to legalize recreational marijuana.</p> <p><a href="http://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/phil-murphy">Gov. Phil Murphy</a> told CBS2 he supports legalization, and the $300 million in tax revenue it could potentially generate.</p> <p>&#8220;Will it have a positive economic impact on state revenues, job creation? You betcha. If you look at other states, it has been significant,&#8221; Murphy said.</p> <p>The governor said he also likes legalization on the basis of social justice, a point echoed by supporters of the plan.</p> <p>&#8220;The reality here is the state of New Jersey spends $143 million a year. There are over 32,000 arrests every year. From the government waste aspect, there&#8217;s a lot to do with that,&#8221; said Axel Owen of the group NJ Can 2020.</p> <p>Legalization is popular in New Jersey. Supporters say more than three-fifths of voters are behind it.</p> <p>But opponents say people should consider the health and safety of adults and children when they vote.</p> <p>&#8220;We know that once you legalize recreational pot, its availability to underage users increases. I mean, that&#8217;s a common sense thing,&#8221; said Gregg Edwards of the group Don&#8217;t Let New Jersey Go To Pot.</p> <p>If voters do approve legalization it will be up to the state Legislature to implement the plan.</p> <p>It&#8217;s unclear how long it could take for marijuana to hit the market.</p> <p>If the measure passes, the state can also allow towns and cities to collect a tax on cannabis of up to 2%.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/">Download here</a>.</em></p> Former New Jersey Police Officer-Turned Fitness Instructor Says Practicing Yoga Likely ‘Saved My Life’ https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/15/police-officer-yoga-instructor-martesse-gilliam-brwl-studio-maplewood-new-jersey/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:d225bebb-fe63-ebd7-a85c-5b6f4dcad10e Tue, 15 Sep 2020 22:32:41 +0000 A former New Jersey police found yoga after leaving the force and believes it could help officers still on the job keep calm even in high-stress situations. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p1"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4709422","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</strong> &#8212; A former New Jersey police found yoga after leaving the force. He says it saved his life and believes <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/yoga/">yoga</a> could help officers still on the job keep calm even in high-stress situations.</p> <p>CBS2&#8217;s Vanessa Murdock joined Martesse Gilliam, co-founder of BRWL Studio, in <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/maplewood/">Maplewood</a> Memorial Park on Tuesday for boxing plus zen.</p> <p>His class pairs boxing with Vinyasa yoga.</p> <p>Gilliam said the combination leaves you feeling empowered, and allows you to take charge of your life while connecting mind, body and spirit.</p> <p><strong>MORE</strong>: <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/04/panda-yoga-helps-elementary-school-helps-kids-release-stress/">&#8220;Panda Yoga&#8221; Helps Elementary School Helps Kids Release Stress</a></p> <p>He hasn&#8217;t always called himself a fitness instructor. He&#8217;s a former police officer following in his father&#8217;s footsteps.</p> <p>Murdock asked him what training was like.</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s the us-versus-them type of mentality, a really militant mentality,&#8221; Gilliam said. &#8220;You come out fired up and ready to fight crime when you&#8217;re dealing with the community you grew up in. I felt like I had to look over my shoulder. It made more nervous and more anxious.&#8221;</p> <p>He said he didn&#8217;t realize being an officer would be so stressful.</p> <p>After nearly seven years, Gilliam left the force for fitness. He already had years of martial arts under his belt when he found yoga.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;d say it saved my life,&#8221; Gilliam said.</p> <p><strong>MORE</strong>: <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/10/16/rage-yoga-releases-negative-energy-with-alcohol-profanity-and-obscene-gestures/">&#8220;Rage Yoga&#8221; Releases &#8220;Negative Energy&#8221; With Alcohol, Profanity And Obscene Gestures</a></p> <p>He said through daily practice, &#8220;I realized that I wasn&#8217;t allowing people, places and things to make me respond in certain ways, hijack my emotions and act outside of myself.&#8221;</p> <p>This is why he believes it could be a powerful tool for officers still on the job, especially when paired with a martial arts discipline.</p> <p>&#8220;I think that a yoga practice can definitely help officers regulate their emotions, be present in the moment, not respond over aggressively,&#8221; he said. &#8220;You learn self control, self discipline. You learn to push through and persevere.&#8221;</p> <p>He said he knows his martial arts background kept him more grounded when wearing a badge.</p> <p>&#8220;I felt confident that if some danger were to come about that I wouldn&#8217;t always immediately go for my gun,&#8221; Gilliam said.</p> <p><strong>FLASHBACK</strong>: <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/08/24/how-yoga-relief-for-allergy-sufferers/">How Yoga Provides Relief For Some Allergy Sufferers</a></p> <p>Practicing yoga has only emboldened his confidence and inner peace.</p> <p>&#8220;Realize my happiness, my peace is not something I obtain outside of myself,&#8221; Gilliam said.</p> <p>They are lessons he hopes to pass on to those who take his class and take on the practice of yoga.</p> <p>When you find yourself in a stressful situation, Gilliam offers this advice: take a minute wherever you are, take six deep breaths and just be. You&#8217;ll find the peace you&#8217;re looking for is inside you.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/">Download here</a>.</em></p> Drivers Questioning Safety Of Overpass After Concrete Falls On Route 208 South In Fair Lawn, N.J. https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/15/falling-concrete-route-208-south-fair-lawn-new-jersey/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:66778442-e291-3b7b-539d-0764ea0590e6 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 21:56:16 +0000 It's a scary example of crumbling infrastructure. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4709362","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>FAIR LAWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</strong> &#8212; It&#8217;s a scary example of crumbling infrastructure.</p> <p>Concrete from of a New Jersey overpass recently fell onto a busy highway, somehow narrowly missing drivers below.</p> <p>A day later, Band-Aid repairs were underway, but drivers are questioning the safety of other bridges, CBS2&#8217;s Lisa Rozner reported Tuesday.</p> <p>&#8220;It was a couple chunks were a couple feet along when they initially fell,&#8221; Fair Lawn Police Sgt. Brian Metzler said.</p> <p><strong>MORE</strong>: <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/11/06/concrete-falls-from-bridge-mohammad-hossain-prospect-expressway/">Driver Files Lawsuit After Large Chunk Of Concrete Falls From Brooklyn Overpass, Strikes Cab</a></p> <p>He was talking about chunks of concrete that fell from under the Maple Avenue overpass and shattered as they hit the pavement on Route 208 South in <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/fair-lawn/">Fair Lawn</a>. It happened at around 12:30 p.m. on Monday.</p> <p>&#8220;We didn&#8217;t know if there was more cement that may fall or even the whole overpass could come down,&#8221; Metzler said.</p> <p><strong>FLASHBACK</strong>: <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/03/05/falling-debris-new-jersey-route-3/">Falling Debris From Overpass Shuts Down New Jersey&#8217;s Route 3</a></p> <p>Metzler said officers closed the entire highway, which snarled traffic for hours. The speed limit is 55 mph, leaving drivers wondering how the debris missed a car.</p> <p>&#8220;That is amazing that no one got hurt,&#8221; said Cindy Grossman, who works in the area.</p> <p>&#8220;I think that&#8217;s crazy,&#8221; added Maureen Lacey of Glen Rock. &#8220;Get it fixed ASAP.&#8221;</p> <p>A day later, some lanes reopened. On Tuesday, crews were putting wood planks underneath the entire bridge which are supposed to catch anything else that may fall.</p> <p>A spokesperson for the state <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/new-jersey-department-of-transportation/">Department of Transportation</a> told Rozner the bridge was built in 1955 and last inspected in April, when inspectors rated the bridge deck &#8220;poor&#8221; and substructure as &#8220;fair.&#8221;</p> <p><strong>FLASHBACK</strong>: <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/12/19/287-concrete-falls-on-car-new-jersey/">Concrete Chunk From NJ TRANSIT Overpass Crashes Onto Woman&#8217;s Car On Busy Highway</a></p> <p>Back in 2018, loose concrete was removed and recently a design to replace the bridge was underway.</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s a little scary knowing that the structure and a lot of our roads are in such poor condition, but there&#8217;s nothing you can do. You have to get to work,&#8221; Glen Rock&#8217;s Robyn O&#8217;Hagan said.</p> <p>In 2018, <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/04/10/man-hit-by-falling-concrete-while-driving-in-new-jersey-plans-to-sue-state-for-neglecting-infrastructure/">a truck driver sued the state over a piece of concrete he said fell from a Route 4 overpass and nearly killed him</a>.</p> <p>When asked what his message was to drivers, <a href="http://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/phil-murphy">Gov. Phil Murphy</a> on Tuesday blamed the previous administration for not investing in infrastructure, adding, &#8220;The safety and security of the 9 million people in this state is job No. 1 for me.&#8221;</p> <p>As a precaution, state inspectors will survey other bridges on Route 208 between I-287 and Route 4 this week.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/">Download here</a>.</em></p> Uncounted ballots from New Jersey July primary found in bin https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/uncounted-ballots-from-new-jersey-july-primary-found-in-bin New Jersey urn:uuid:8ab811e1-3f97-dd34-71ac-f991a52a44a6 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:49:34 +0000 Officials have counted more than 1,600 ballots from New Jersey's July primary that were found last week in a “mislabeled” bin. Officials have counted more than 1,600 ballots from New Jersey's July primary that were found last week in a “mislabeled” bin.The 1,666 ballots from Sussex County were placed in a “secure area” at the county election office and were not discovered until Thursday, the New Jersey Herald reported.After notifying the state of the error, the remaining votes were counted Saturday, said Board of Elections Administrator Marge McCabe. She said the newly tallied votes “did not change the outcome” of any races.“The Board of Elections is confident that all ballots received have been processed and the security of all the ballots has remained in place,” McCabe said.A majority of county residents voted by mail during the coronavirus pandemic and the county election board temporarily relocated to Sussex County Community College to count the votes while social distancing.It was not clear how the ballots were placed in the mislabeled bin. New Jersey 2020 Census reaches 68.1% self-response rate https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/new-jersey-2020-census-reaches-68-1-self-response-rate New Jersey urn:uuid:fd4989bd-5358-8091-7998-8b77d6789678 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 17:52:57 +0000 New Jersey has reached a 68.1% self-response rate for the 2020 Census, officials said. However, as the deadline to fill out the form approaches, officials urge residents to complete the census. New Jersey has reached a 68.1% self-response rate for the 2020 Census, officials said.This year’s census surpassed the last three censuses in self response, according to Secretary of State Tahesha Way, chair of the New Jersey Complete Count Commission — the 1990 Census self-response rate was 65%, the 2000 Census self-response rate was 68% and the 2010 Census self-response rate was 67.6%.However, as the Sept. 30 deadline to fill out the census approaches, state officials are urging New Jersey residents to fill out the census.“The Census is critical for New Jersey to prepare for a strong future, as this will determine federal funds as well as representation in Congress,” said Governor Phil Murphy.“I thank everyone who has responded – whether it be online or working directly with a Census taker. If you haven’t completed the Census, make sure you’re counted today.”Data collected from the census determines how much funding and representation states will have in coming years.From emergency planning, education investments and health care, many federally funded programs are driven by the census information.Officials also reminded residents responses are safe and secure. The census will not ask for a person’s immigration status, their social security number and will not ask for payments.Visit the NJ website or the 2020 Census website to fill out the forms.Residents can also complete the census over the phone by calling 844-330-2020. Hundreds gather at 'Jersey Shore' house for party held by popular YouTubers: reports https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/hundreds-gather-at-jersey-shore-house-for-party-held-by-popular-youtubers-nelk-boys New Jersey urn:uuid:00802fa9-5ca7-5c06-972b-32a76a3f1883 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:22:05 +0000 Popular YouTubers the Nelk Boys reportedly drew a crowd of hundreds, many not wearing masks, at the famous "Jersey Shore" house in New Jersey's Seaside Heights on Monday night. Police in Seaside Heights had their hands full Monday night, doing crowd control to break up hundreds of young people partying at the infamous "Jersey Shore" house.The large gathering at the famous MTV reality-show property was hosted by popular YouTube stars the Nelk Boys, NJ.com reported.The Nelk Boys are a trio known for pulling extreme pranks and stunts for their videos.Clips from the YouTubers' Instagram account – which boasts more than three million followers – showed throngs of fans cheering and crowding Monday afternoon outside the Jersey Shore house reportedly rented by the trio.Police and security are seen trying to keep the crowds at bay, with most young people seen in the videos not wearing masks.Video posted to Twitter by user @PastryChefTracy shows hundreds of people streaming out of the property as police surrounded the area Monday night.With more than five million followers on YouTube, the Nelk Boys are extremely popular, but also controversial.According to Buzzfeed News, YouTube temporarily demonetized their account earlier in September for throwing parties at Illinois State University. Video showed students at the parties not wearing masks or social distancing.PIX11 reached out to Seaside Heights Police but had not yet heard back. Steelers Hold Sign, Many Giants Kneel For National Anthem https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/14/steelers-hold-sign-many-giants-kneel-for-national-anthem/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:b7966189-15ba-8494-53ca-e45893341148 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 01:48:50 +0000 At least 19 New York Giants players knelt during the playing of the national anthem Monday night. <p><strong>EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP)</strong> —  At least 19 <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/new-york-giants/">New York Giants</a> players knelt during the playing of the national anthem and the Pittsburgh Steelers held a banner with an anti-racism message before Monday night&#8217;s game at MetLife Stadium.</p> <p>The Steelers remained in their locker room and the Giants stood in an end zone some 25 minutes earlier when the Black anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” was played.</p> <div id="attachment_1691921" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1691921" loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-1691921" src="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/GettyImages-1272509066.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="200" srcset="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/GettyImages-1272509066.jpg 3924w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/GettyImages-1272509066.jpg?resize=150,100 150w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/GettyImages-1272509066.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/GettyImages-1272509066.jpg?resize=768,512 768w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/GettyImages-1272509066.jpg?resize=620,413 620w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/GettyImages-1272509066.jpg?resize=1536,1024 1536w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/GettyImages-1272509066.jpg?resize=2048,1365 2048w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/GettyImages-1272509066.jpg?resize=1024,683 1024w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/GettyImages-1272509066.jpg?resize=640,427 640w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/GettyImages-1272509066.jpg?resize=310,207 310w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/GettyImages-1272509066.jpg?resize=960,640 960w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/GettyImages-1272509066.jpg?resize=222,148 222w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/GettyImages-1272509066.jpg?resize=1500,1000 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1691921" class="wp-caption-text">EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY &#8211; SEPTEMBER 14: Head coach Joe Judge of the New York Giants stands as his players kneel during the National Anthem before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium on September 14, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)</p></div> <p>During the national anthem, the Steelers stood side by side while a group of players held a white banner with the words “Steelers Against Racism.”</p> <p>The Giants&#8217; defensive players were mostly the ones who knelt during the anthem. Defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson was on a knee with a hand across his heart.</p> <p>Giants co-owner John Mara said last week he preferred for his team to stand for the national anthem but said he would support anyone who felt the need to protest for equality.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="in-cell-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download here</a>.</em></p> <p><em>(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)</em></p> Synagogue Prepares To Live Stream Services For Rosh Hashanah As Families Plan Smaller Gatherings Due To Coronavirus https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/14/synagogue-live-stream-services-rosh-hashanah-coronavirus/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:cb9955f7-f470-4855-94b7-9b499362105b Mon, 14 Sep 2020 22:57:25 +0000 The high holidays on the Jewish calendar are approaching with Rosh Hashanah beginning Friday, but the coronavirus pandemic means services will look very different. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4708377","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>NEW JERSEY (CBSNewYork)</strong> &#8211; The high holidays on the Jewish calendar are approaching with <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/rosh-hashanah/">Rosh Hashanah</a> beginning Friday.</p> <p>But, the <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">coronavirus</a> pandemic means services will look very different, CBS2&#8217;s Nick Caloway reported.</p> <p>This Jewish new year will be ushered in in a whole new way in 2020. Many services for Rosh Hashanah and <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/yom-kippur/">Yom Kippur</a> will go virtual.</p> <p>&#8220;The High Holy Days are usually our largest in-person gatherings of the year. So that poses a tremendous challenge for us,&#8221; said Rabbi Noah Fabricant, of Kol Dorot &#8211; A Reform Jewish Community in <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/oradell/">Oradell</a>, N.J.</p> <p>The synagogue is offering a live stream of its main services, along with some family services held in-person, outdoors at a park with masks and <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/social-distancing/">social distancing</a>.</p> <p>&#8220;We&#8217;re trying to meet all the needs and make sure that we&#8217;re reaching as many people as we can,&#8221; Fabricant said.</p> <h3>CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/ny-nj-ct-quarantine-state-restrictions-travel-advisory/">Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-resources-websites-hotlines/">Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment &amp; Covering Bills</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/23/coronavirus-distance-learning-tools-links-parents-teaching-at-home/">Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/max-minute/" rel="nofollow">CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/20/social-distancing-etiquette-coronavirus-covid-19-mask-wearing/">What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask?</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/10/experts-say-parents-should-be-mindful-of-stresses-kids-may-face-getting-back-to-normal-after-months-of-social-distancing/">Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation</a></li> <li><a href="https://cbsloc.al/2KxmBlg" rel="nofollow">Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">Complete Coronavirus Coverage</a></li> </ul> <p>Rabbis around the world are trying to recreate a sense of togetherness, even if being together is impossible.</p> <p>&#8220;There&#8217;s been a tremendous effort put on keeping those connections strong, even though we&#8217;re physically at a distance,&#8221; said Rabbi Hara Person, who heads the Central Conference of American Rabbis.</p> <p>Even with some outdoor services available, many worshipers are still wary of being in a crowd.</p> <p>&#8220;We still don&#8217;t feel comfortable attending a large gathering, particularly because this holiday has a lot of singing,&#8221; said Carla Fels, of <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/ridgewood/">Ridgewood</a>.</p> <p>Jane Rosen, of <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/ho-ho-kus/">Ho-Ho-Kus</a>, said her family will rely on the live stream, too. <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/covid-19/">COVID-19</a> concerns canceled her family&#8217;s typically large gatherings this year.</p> <p>&#8220;We&#8217;re sad about it, needless to say. But it&#8217;s really the safest thing for us during this very challenging time with the pandemic,&#8221; Rosen said.</p> <p>She&#8217;s not alone.</p> <p>Zadie&#8217;s Bake Shop in <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/fair-lawn/">Fair Lawn</a> is scaling down the size of its honey cakes to accommodate smaller gatherings.</p> <p>&#8220;People aren&#8217;t going to be having company over this year, or going out to family. It&#8217;s probably going to be more of an intimate setting,&#8221; said Adam Steinberg, who works at the bakery.</p> <p>Rabbi Fabricant recommended taking this opportunity to experience different aspects of the holidays.</p> <p>&#8220;To read some of the words that we&#8217;ve never really listened to before. And, really, maybe have a different kind of experience, but that is also powerful and transformative&#8230; because we&#8217;re in such a different place,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>Rosh Hashanah starts Friday evening and ends Sunday evening.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="in-cell-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download here</a>.</em></p> Giants fans in NJ host backyard tailgate party https://www.pix11.com/sports/giants-fans-in-nj-host-backyard-tailgate-party New Jersey urn:uuid:55373add-90fd-bd37-ff2c-a50ca4d516da Mon, 14 Sep 2020 22:28:05 +0000 Giants fans in New Jersey organized a backyard tailgate party ahead of the team’s season debut on Monday. A couple of die-hard Giants fans in New Jersey decided to throw a backyard tailgate party on Monday ahead of the team’s season debut.The fans said they decided to host their friends after it was announced that MetLife Stadium would not have fans in the stands this football season due to the coronavirus pandemic.Hand sanitizer and masks were stationed near the buffet of hotdogs, hamburgers and other game-time snacks.The group said they intend to abide by all of the state’s coronavirus rules while still enjoying the game with their friends. Police charge juveniles, woman in video showing NJ teen with disability getting pants pulled down https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/police-charge-juveniles-woman-in-video-showing-nj-teen-with-disability-getting-pants-pulled-down New Jersey urn:uuid:d72e0667-5e09-9086-f140-65e9265a5a88 Mon, 14 Sep 2020 20:53:13 +0000 A child and several teens allegedly attacked a teen with developmental disabilities at a Fair Lawn park, police said Monday. A child and several teens allegedly attacked a teen with developmental disabilities at a Fair Lawn park, police said Monday. A 10-year-old boy allegedly pulled down the 14-year-old victim's pants and underwear as a 13-year-old boy allegedly held the victim in place, officials said. Alis Didrya, 19, and a 16-year-old girl allegedly filmed the incident and posted it to TikTok and Snapchat. Police said Fidrya will be charged with two counts of invasion of privacy, cyber-harassment and harassment. The 16-year-old female will be charged as a juvenile with invasion of privacy, cyber-harassment and harassment.The 13-year-old boy and the 10-year-old boy will both be charged as juveniles with harassment. NJ Transit launches ridership app that shows how many aboard https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/nj-transit-launches-ridership-app-that-shows-how-many-aboard New Jersey urn:uuid:cb69892a-5637-53cf-0f16-ba3dee52cf18 Mon, 14 Sep 2020 19:30:00 +0000 New Jersey Transit bus and rail riders can find out how many passengers they’ll be joining for their trips. NJ Transit on Monday announced a pilot program for its mobile app that allows passengers preparing to board to see how many other passengers are riding their bus or train.Green, yellow and red color-coded icons will indicate light, medium or heavy ridership, the agency said.“This innovative feature on our mobile app is yet another tool for customers to make informed travel decisions as they return to our system,” said NJ Transit CEO & President Kevin Corbett. “It also serves as another example of how we continue to invest in technology to improve all aspects of the travel experience for our customers.”The ridership information is collected on buses by automated onboard passenger counting technology.Handheld devices used to scan tickets will provide ridership data on Raritan Valley, Atlantic City and Morris & Essex Lines trains.Customers on the other rail lines can input the data until those train crews receive the handheld scanners, NJ Transit said. 2 Killed, 6 Hurt In Shooting At Home Near Rutgers Off-Campus Housing; No Students Involved, Investigators Say https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/14/rutgers-shooting-2-dead-6-wounded-no-students/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:a876d3fa-0126-07f8-6e7c-ce63ed73537d Mon, 14 Sep 2020 12:50:49 +0000 No students were hurt or involved in the shooting, according the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4706849","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</strong> &#8212; Two people were killed and six others were hurt following a shooting at a home in <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/new-brunswick/">New Brunswick</a> in an area full of off-campus housing for <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/rutgers-university/">Rutgers University</a> students.</p> <p>No students were hurt or involved in the shooting, according the Middlesex County Prosecutor&#8217;s Office.</p> <p>Residents told CBS2&#8217;s Natalie Duddridge there were two house parties on Delafield Street on Saturday night. Police said the shooting, which happened at around 1:30 a.m., stemmed from the larger party of the two. There was no comment from investigators on a possible motive, CBS2&#8217;s Dave Carlin reported.</p> <p>The scene remained active Sunday morning as investigators searched a home, a car and a backyard near the scene for evidence.</p> <p>A surveillance camera on a home on the block captured footage that show four suspects and guns blazing. A dark-colored sedan is also seen screeching to a stop and the men getting out. The firing of guns is immediate and chaos ensues, Carlin reported.</p> <p>Jacob Beacher lives on the block. He said he heard the shots and checked on his roommates.</p> <p>&#8220;Guys, you got to get down. You got a hit the floor. I think they&#8217;re shooting outside,&#8221; Beacher said he told his friends.</p> <p>He said he went outside and tried to help two of the shooting victims, including a man shot in the face who he knew was in grave condition.</p> <p>&#8220;Checking for a pulse, and just trying to help him out as much as I can,&#8221; Beacher said.</p> <p>&#8220;The police actually responded very quickly. Almost maybe two or three minutes after I heard the shots the police were on the scene,&#8221; resident Devin Mollegard said.</p> <p>Mollegard said he noticed two parties across the street from each other Saturday night into Sunday.</p> <p>&#8220;When people come out of parties, it&#8217;s not uncommon to hear a squabble, a scuffle, so even something like that would not have raised a red flag, but the sound in the street of the gun shots obviously very scary. That&#8217;s what caused me to come down,&#8221; Mollegard said.</p> <p>Some of the party attendees told Carlin off camera there was a $5 cover charge, and that some men who seemed unhappy about that may have returned with guns.</p> <p>One man said he was at the party and returned to retrieve shoes that he lost while running away from the house.</p> <p>&#8220;I heard the shots and then everybody just started taking off,&#8221; the man said.</p> <p>&#8220;We heard a lot of shots like right when we were going to bed,&#8221; Rutgers nursing student Hana Mahmood said.</p> <p>Now the residents of Delafield Street are nervous. It&#8217;s a short walk from Rutgers and some of the off-campus houses are rented out to students.</p> <p>&#8220;Now this is definitely a bit of a wake-up call. Talking to my mom about this, she&#8217;s a little bit scared for us living here now,&#8221; Mahmood said.</p> <p>Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Department at 732-745-5200 or the Middlesex County Prosecutor&#8217;s Office at 732-745-3848.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="in-cell-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download here</a>.</em></p> 2 Killed, 6 Hurt In Shooting At Home Near Rutgers Off-Campus Housing; No Students Involved, Investigators Say https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/14/several-shot-at-home-near-rutgers-university-off-campus-housing/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:2ba8c73b-8d06-eb7d-8755-5a602a322569 Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:30:49 +0000 No students were hurt or involved in the shooting, according the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4706849","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</strong> &#8212; Two people were killed and six others were hurt following a shooting at a home in <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/new-brunswick/">New Brunswick</a> in an area full of off-campus housing for <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/rutgers-university/">Rutgers University</a> students.</p> <p>No students were hurt or involved in the shooting, according the Middlesex County Prosecutor&#8217;s Office.</p> <p>Residents told CBS2&#8217;s Natalie Duddridge there were two house parties on Delafield Street on Saturday night. Police said the shooting, which happened at around 1:30 a.m., stemmed from the larger party of the two. There was no comment from investigators on a possible motive, CBS2&#8217;s Dave Carlin reported.</p> <p>The scene remained active Sunday morning as investigators searched a home, a car and a backyard near the scene for evidence.</p> <p>A surveillance camera on a home on the block captured footage that show four suspects and guns blazing. A dark-colored sedan is also seen screeching to a stop and the men getting out. The firing of guns is immediate and chaos ensues, Carlin reported.</p> <p>Jacob Beacher lives on the block. He said he heard the shots and checked on his roommates.</p> <p>&#8220;Guys, you got to get down. You got a hit the floor. 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Talking to my mom about this, she&#8217;s a little bit scared for us living here now,&#8221; Mahmood said.</p> <p>Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Department at 732-745-5200 or the Middlesex County Prosecutor&#8217;s Office at 732-745-3848.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="in-cell-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download here</a>.</em></p> Giants host Steelers for season opener Monday night https://www.pix11.com/sports/giants-host-steelers-for-season-opener-monday-night New Jersey urn:uuid:d71ef949-2509-2c04-3c70-831d0f1bd2b1 Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:08:18 +0000 The New York Giants kick off their altered season by hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers at Monday night at MetLife Stadium and you can watch on PIX11. After many football fans weren't sure if there would even be a season this year, amid the pandemic, the NFL returns to MetLife Stadium Monday night.The New York Giants will host the Pittsburgh Steelers for their season opener, but this won't be your typical season.The entire league is starting without any pre-season play, a decision made early on in the hopes of playing a regular season in full.Unlike the NBA and NHL, there will be no bubble and teams will travel.Thus far, the NFL's COVID-19 testing results have been promising. 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That&#8217;s what caused me to come down,&#8221; Mollegard said.</p> <p>Some of the party attendees told Carlin off camera there was a $5 cover charge, and that some men who seemed unhappy about that may have returned with guns.</p> <p>One man said he was at the party and returned to retrieve shoes that he lost while running away from the house.</p> <p>&#8220;I heard the shots and then everybody just started taking off,&#8221; the man said.</p> <p>&#8220;We heard a lot of shots like right when we were going to bed,&#8221; Rutgers nursing student Hana Mahmood said.</p> <p>Now the residents of Delafield Street are nervous. It&#8217;s a short walk from Rutgers and some of the off-campus houses are rented out to students.</p> <p>&#8220;Now this is definitely a bit of a wake-up call. Talking to my mom about this, she&#8217;s a little bit scared for us living here now,&#8221; Mahmood said.</p> <p>Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Department at 732-745-5200 or the Middlesex County Prosecutor&#8217;s Office at 732-745-3848.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="in-cell-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download here</a>.</em></p> 2 Killed, 6 Hurt In Shooting At Home Near Rutgers Off-Campus Housing; No Students Involved, Investigators Say https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/13/several-shot-at-home-near-rutgers-university-off-campus-housing/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:85fe8be5-3b87-36f8-d47e-9f8168bf1098 Sun, 13 Sep 2020 23:20:49 +0000 No students were hurt or involved in the shooting, according the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4706571","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</strong> &#8212; Two people were killed and six others were hurt following a shooting at a home in <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/new-brunswick/">New Brunswick</a> in an area full of off-campus housing for <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/rutgers-university/">Rutgers University</a> students.</p> <p>No students were hurt or involved in the shooting, according the Middlesex County Prosecutor&#8217;s Office.</p> <p>Residents told CBS2&#8217;s Natalie Duddridge there were two house parties on Delafield Street on Saturday night. Police said the shooting, which happened at around 1:30 a.m., stemmed from the larger party of the two. There was no comment from investigators on a possible motive, CBS2&#8217;s Dave Carlin reported.</p> <p>The scene remained active Sunday morning as investigators searched a home, a car and a backyard near the scene for evidence.</p> <p>A surveillance camera on a home on the block captured footage that show four suspects and guns blazing. A dark-colored sedan is also seen screeching to a stop and the men getting out. The firing of guns is immediate and chaos ensues, Carlin reported.</p> <p>Jacob Beacher lives on the block. He said he heard the shots and checked on his roommates.</p> <p>&#8220;Guys, you got to get down. You got a hit the floor. 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That&#8217;s what caused me to come down,&#8221; Mollegard said.</p> <p>Some of the party attendees told Carlin off camera there was a $5 cover charge, and that some men who seemed unhappy about that may have returned with guns.</p> <p>One man said he was at the party and returned to retrieve shoes that he lost while running away from the house.</p> <p>&#8220;I heard the shots and then everybody just started taking off,&#8221; the man said.</p> <p>&#8220;We heard a lot of shots like right when we were going to bed,&#8221; Rutgers nursing student Hana Mahmood said.</p> <p>Now the residents of Delafield Street are nervous. It&#8217;s a short walk from Rutgers and some of the off-campus houses are rented out to students.</p> <p>&#8220;Now this is definitely a bit of a wake-up call. Talking to my mom about this, she&#8217;s a little bit scared for us living here now,&#8221; Mahmood said.</p> <p>Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Department at 732-745-5200 or the Middlesex County Prosecutor&#8217;s Office at 732-745-3848.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="in-cell-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download here</a>.</em></p> CBS2 Weather Headlines: Cloudy And Mild Sunday Night, Chance Of Showers Overnight https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/13/cbs2-weather-headlines-cloudy-and-mild-sunday-night-chance-of-showers-overnight/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:c5efecfe-00e9-bff9-7df5-b94f8545e48d Sun, 13 Sep 2020 23:16:08 +0000 A cold front moving through the region will bring just the slightest chance for showers, but we're not expecting a soggy evening. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p1"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4706871","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><em>By Mark McIntyre<br /> CBS2 Meteorologist/Weather Producer</em></p> <p><strong>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</strong> &#8212; As expected, there were some more clouds across the area Sunday afternoon, but it was dry for most of the day. A cold front moving through the region will bring just the slightest chance for showers, but we&#8217;re not expecting a soggy evening.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-1691683 aligncenter" src="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/SkyCast-Tonight-RT-New-10.png?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="169" srcset="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/SkyCast-Tonight-RT-New-10.png 1280w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/SkyCast-Tonight-RT-New-10.png?resize=150,84 150w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/SkyCast-Tonight-RT-New-10.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/SkyCast-Tonight-RT-New-10.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/SkyCast-Tonight-RT-New-10.png?resize=620,349 620w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/SkyCast-Tonight-RT-New-10.png?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/SkyCast-Tonight-RT-New-10.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/SkyCast-Tonight-RT-New-10.png?resize=310,174 310w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/SkyCast-Tonight-RT-New-10.png?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/SkyCast-Tonight-RT-New-10.png?resize=320,180 320w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></p> <p>There will be just a few stray showers overnight, but otherwise it will be cloudy and slightly milder than the past few night, with temperatures in the mid 60s. Skies will feature a bit of cloud cover Monday morning, but another cold front will move through clearing out both the clouds and the humidity in the afternoon. The forecast high near 80 will feel very comfortable!</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-1691684 aligncenter" src="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/JL-Surface-Animation-2-7.png?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="169" srcset="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/JL-Surface-Animation-2-7.png 1280w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/JL-Surface-Animation-2-7.png?resize=150,84 150w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/JL-Surface-Animation-2-7.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/JL-Surface-Animation-2-7.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/JL-Surface-Animation-2-7.png?resize=620,349 620w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/JL-Surface-Animation-2-7.png?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/JL-Surface-Animation-2-7.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/JL-Surface-Animation-2-7.png?resize=310,174 310w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/JL-Surface-Animation-2-7.png?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/JL-Surface-Animation-2-7.png?resize=320,180 320w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></p> <p>Temps will then tumble Monday night into Tuesday, with morning lows in the 40s and 50s, and high temps only in the upper 60s!</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-1691685 aligncenter" src="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/7-Day-Forecast-Experiment-19.png?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="169" srcset="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/7-Day-Forecast-Experiment-19.png 1280w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/7-Day-Forecast-Experiment-19.png?resize=150,84 150w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/7-Day-Forecast-Experiment-19.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/7-Day-Forecast-Experiment-19.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/7-Day-Forecast-Experiment-19.png?resize=620,349 620w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/7-Day-Forecast-Experiment-19.png?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/7-Day-Forecast-Experiment-19.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/7-Day-Forecast-Experiment-19.png?resize=310,174 310w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/7-Day-Forecast-Experiment-19.png?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14578484/2020/09/7-Day-Forecast-Experiment-19.png?resize=320,180 320w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="in-cell-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download here</a>.</em></p> NJ school district transitions to remote learning after student tests positive for COVID-19 https://www.pix11.com/news/back-to-school/nj-school-district-transitions-to-remote-learning-after-student-tests-positive-for-covid-19 New Jersey urn:uuid:03e263fb-0eab-8ad1-1f6b-b1cc878f8010 Sun, 13 Sep 2020 23:02:48 +0000 The Frankford Township School District transitioned to remote learning after a student tested positive for COVID-19, Superintendent Braden Hirsch said. The Frankford Township School District transitioned to remote learning after a student tested positive for COVID-19, Superintendent Braden Hirsch said. Hirsch learned Friday that a student was sick with coronavirus. He said the Sussex County Department of Health would reach out to the parents of any children exposed to that student. "The guidance for one positive case is to quarantine only those students who had direct contact. However I do not believe that is sufficient enough for every one's health and well being," Hirsch wrote to parents. "Therefore, we will be moving to all remote learning for the next two weeks."He added that he knew this could create problems for some families, but said that he felt it was the safest move.Schools in several towns throughout New Jersey have transitioned to remote learning after positive coronavirus tests. 2 Killed, 6 Hurt In Shooting At Home Near Rutgers Off-Campus Housing; No Students Involved, Investigators Say https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/13/several-shot-at-home-near-rutgers-university-off-campus-housing/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:8bc38791-25e1-998d-495f-a1f68a59795f Sun, 13 Sep 2020 21:43:49 +0000 No students were hurt or involved in the shooting, according the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4706571","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</strong> &#8212; Two people were killed and six others were hurt following a shooting at a home in <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/new-brunswick/">New Brunswick</a> in an area full of off-campus housing for <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/rutgers-university/">Rutgers University</a> students.</p> <p>No students were hurt or involved in the shooting, according the Middlesex County Prosecutor&#8217;s Office.</p> <p>Residents told CBS2&#8217;s Natalie Duddridge there were two house parties on Delafield Street on Saturday night. Police said the shooting, which happened at around 1:30 a.m., stemmed from the larger party of the two. There was no comment from investigators on a possible motive, CBS2&#8217;s Dave Carlin reported.</p> <p>The scene remained active Sunday morning as investigators searched a home, a car and a backyard near the scene for evidence.</p> <p>A surveillance camera on a home on the block captured footage that show four suspects and guns blazing. A dark-colored sedan is also seen screeching to a stop and the men getting out. The firing of guns is immediate and chaos ensues, Carlin reported.</p> <p>Jacob Beacher lives on the block. He said he heard the shots and checked on his roommates.</p> <p>&#8220;Guys, you got to get down. You got a hit the floor. I think they&#8217;re shooting outside,&#8221; Beacher said he told his friends.</p> <p>He said he went outside and tried to help two of the shooting victims, including a man shot in the face who he knew was in grave condition.</p> <p>&#8220;Checking for a pulse, trying to help him out as much as I can,&#8221; Beacher said.</p> <p>&#8220;The police actually responded very quickly. Almost maybe two or three minutes after I heard the shots the police were on the scene,&#8221; resident Devin Mollegard said.</p> <p>Mollegard said he noticed two parties across the street from each other Saturday night into Sunday.</p> <p>&#8220;When people come out of parties, you know people and it&#8217;s not uncommon to hear a squabble, a scuffle, even something like that would not have raised a red flag, but the sound in the street of the gun shots obviously very scary. Yeah, that&#8217;s what caused me to come down,&#8221; Mollegard said.</p> <p>Some of the party attendees told Carlin off camera there was a $5 cover charge, and that some men who seemed unhappy about that may have returned with guns.</p> <p>One man said he was at the party and returned to retrieve shoes that he lost while running away from the house.</p> <p>&#8220;I heard the shots and then everybody just started taking off,&#8221; the man said.</p> <p>&#8220;We heard a lot of shots like right when we were going to bed,&#8221; Rutgers nursing student Hana Mahmood said.</p> <p>Now the residents of Delafield Street are nervous. It&#8217;s a short walk from Rutgers and some of the off-campus houses are rented out to students.</p> <p>&#8220;Now this is definitely a bit of a wake-up call. Talking to my mom about this, she&#8217;s a little bit scared for us living here now,&#8221; Mahmood said.</p> <p>Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Department at 732-745-5200 or the Middlesex County Prosecutor&#8217;s Office at 732-745-3848.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="in-cell-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download here</a>.</em></p> Double Whammy For New Jersey Drivers Starts With Toll Hikes In Effect Sunday https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/13/double-whammy-for-new-jersey-drivers-starts-with-toll-hikes-in-effect-sunday/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:bef2fcdc-9dfa-a200-f059-500f2da53a93 Sun, 13 Sep 2020 18:36:26 +0000 The state approved the increases in May over objections of residents who criticized the timing during the coronavirus pandemic. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4706446","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP)</strong> — The first part of a one-two punch for <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/new-jersey/">New Jersey</a> drivers takes effect Sunday with hikes on the state’s two major toll roads.</p> <p>The state approved the increases in May over objections of residents who criticized the timing during the <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/coronavirus/">coronavirus</a> pandemic. Tolls will rise 36% on the <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/new-jersey-turnpike/">New Jersey Turnpike</a> and 27% on the <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/garden-state-parkway/">Garden State Parkway</a>. Tolls on the Atlantic City Expressway will go up as well.</p> <p>Next month, the state&#8217;s gas tax is scheduled to rise about 9 cents per gallon to maintain New Jersey&#8217;s transportation trust fund, as required by law.</p> <p>Last fall, after traffic on the Turnpike and Parkway rose in the first nine months of the year, the <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/new-jersey-turnpike-authority/">New Jersey Turnpike Authority</a> announced there would be no toll increases in 2020 based on projected revenue increases. But the pandemic caused toll revenues to drop.</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://www.njta.com/media/5557/appendix-l-4-njta-proposed-2020-toll-rate-schedulespdf-preview.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Click here to see the new toll rates</a>.</strong></li> </ul> <p>Transportation officials say the increases are needed to fund a 10-year, $24 billion capital improvement program and provide critical funding for New Jersey Transit. The last major capital improvement program requiring toll adjustments was approved in 2008.</p> <p>The hikes will produce $1 billion for road projects and $375 million for New Jersey Transit in 2021, Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti wrote in a report in May. Tolls can be increased as much as 3% per year beginning in 2022, under the plan approved in May.</p> <p><strong>MORE: <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/05/27/toll-increases-expected-to-be-approved-for-n-j-turnpike-garden-state-parkway/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Toll Increases Expected To Be Approved For N.J. Turnpike, Garden State Parkway</a></strong></p> <p>The gas tax increase, which amounts to about 22%, stems from a 2016 law that requires the state fund supporting bridge and road infrastructure to maintain a $2 billion program annually. The law requires an annual adjustment to the fuel tax if receipts don’t meet that level.</p> <p>Gasoline consumption dropped about 39% from March to May — coinciding with the coronavirus outbreak — and led to a drop in receipts for the fuel tax, state officials have said.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="in-cell-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download here</a>.</em></p> <p><em>(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)</em></p> 2 Killed, 6 Hurt In Shooting At Home Near Rutgers Off-Campus Housing; No Students Involved, Investigators Say https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/13/several-shot-at-home-near-rutgers-university-off-campus-housing/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:81d58f3a-bec4-7f53-f1b9-dbb59507fcdb Sun, 13 Sep 2020 16:48:49 +0000 No students were hurt or involved in the shooting, according the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p1"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4706571","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</strong> &#8212; Two people have died and six others are hurt following a shooting at a home in <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/new-brunswick/">New Brunswick</a> in an area full of off-campus housing for <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/rutgers-university/">Rutgers University</a> students.</p> <p>No students were hurt or involved in the shooting, according the Middlesex County Prosecutor&#8217;s Office.</p> <p>Residents told CBS2&#8217;s Natalie Duddridge there were two house parties on Delafield Street on Saturday night, but it wasn&#8217;t immediately known if they were connected to the shooting, which happened at around 1:30 a.m.</p> <p>The scene remained active Sunday morning as investigators searched a home, a car and a backyard near the scene for evidence.</p> <p>Police are still looking for the suspect or suspects who opened fire.</p> <p>Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Department at 732-745-5200 or the Middlesex County Prosecutor&#8217;s Office at 732-745-3848.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="in-cell-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download here</a>.</em></p> Toll hikes in effect on NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/toll-hikes-in-effect-on-nj-turnpike-garden-state-parkway New Jersey urn:uuid:681eff58-9456-0744-ad36-6fb0f9e39e61 Sun, 13 Sep 2020 14:13:49 +0000 Toll hikes on several major New Jersey highways, including the NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway, went into effect Sunday morning. Toll hikes on several major New Jersey highways went into effect Sunday morning.The New Jersey Turnpike Authority voted in May to increase tolls by 36% on the New Jersey Turnpike and by 27% on the Garden State Parkway.On average, the toll hike is about an additional $1.30 on the New Jersey Turnpike. The cost of the Parkway’s cash tolls at mainline plazas jumped about 40 cents.Tolls on the Atlantic City Expressway also increased.The board’s 7-0 decision was made despite pleas from many people to delay the vote because of the coronavirus pandemic.The toll increases will help fund a $24 billion construction capital plan that spans several decades.Meanwhile, gas prices in the state have dipped and analysts expect the decline to continue.The average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.22, down 2 cents from the week before, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.20, also down 2 cents from the previous week.Analysts say the approach of fall generally means decreased demand and therefore savings at the pump, but gas prices could drop even lower than prices seen so far this year. Two Killed, Six Hurt In Shooting At Home Near Rutgers University Off-Campus Housing; No Students Involved, Investigators Say https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/13/several-shot-at-home-near-rutgers-university-off-campus-housing/ NJ News From CBS Channel 2 – CBS New York urn:uuid:68668b64-46fe-561e-2a30-1059afcdd3c2 Sun, 13 Sep 2020 13:48:49 +0000 No students were hurt or involved in the shooting, according the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4706571","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"newyork.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.NY&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</strong> &#8211; Two people have died and six others are hurt following a shooting at a home in <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/new-brunswick/">New Brunswick, NJ</a> in an area full of off-campus housing for <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/rutgers-university/">Rutgers University</a> students.</p> <p>No students were hurt or involved in the shooting, according the Middlesex County Prosecutor&#8217;s Office.</p> <p>Residents told CBS2&#8217;s Natalie Duddridge there were two house parties on Delafield Street on Saturday night, but it wasn&#8217;t immediately known if they were connected to the shooting, which happened around 1:30 a.m.</p> <p>The scene remained active Sunday morning as investigators searched a home, a car and a backyard near the scene for evidence.</p> <p>Police are still looking for the suspect(s) who opened fire.</p> <p>Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Department at 732-745-5200 or the Middlesex County Prosecutor&#8217;s Office at 732-745-3848.</p> <p><em>You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. <a class="in-cell-link" href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/download-the-new-cbs-new-york-app/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download here</a>.</em></p> Shooting near Rutgers University leaves 2 dead, 6 injured: officials https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/shooting-near-rutgers-university-leaves-2-dead-6-injured-officials New Jersey urn:uuid:137a5dae-16e8-7b99-30c3-52020d9b7674 Sun, 13 Sep 2020 13:11:09 +0000 Two people were killed and six others injured in a shooting Sunday morning near Rutgers University in New Brunswick, officials said. Two people were killed and six others injured in a shooting Sunday morning near Rutgers University in New Brunswick, officials said.Police were called to Delafield Street near Central Avenue, just blocks from the university’s campus, around 1:20 a.m., according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.Eight people were found with apparent gunshot wounds and rushed to area hospitals, officials said. Two men were pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, according to the prosecutor’s office.Based on a preliminary investigation, police do not believe there is any connection between the shooting and Rutgers University or its students, officials said.No arrests have been made.Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Erika DiMarcello, of the New Brunswick Police Department, at 732-745-5200, or Det. Julissa Alvarado, of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, at 732-745-3848.