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Giants end first-round interviews for GM with 2 SF execs

Jan. 17, 2022 19:55 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants wrapped up the first round of interviews for their vacant general manager's job, interviewing two executives with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday. Co-owners Steve Tisch and John Mara and and senior vice president of player...

Wright scores 16 to lift Princeton past Penn 74-64

Jan. 17, 2022 19:44 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Ethan Wright had 16 points as Princeton won its ninth straight game, defeating Penn 74-64 on Monday. Matt Allocco had 12 points for Princeton (14-3, 4-0 Ivy League). Jaelin Llewellyn added 11 points and Drew Friberg had 10 points. Jelani...

Pinelands lovers: NJ not saving forests from vehicle damage

Jan. 17, 2022 08:33 AM EST

SHAMONG, N.J. (AP) — Advocates for New Jersey's ecologically sensitive Pinelands region say the state is not doing nearly enough to protect the fragile woodlands from damage caused by motorcycles and off-road vehicles. Parts of numerous state forests contained within the 1.1...

Edert scores 12 to lift Saint Peter's over Rider 58-51

Jan. 16, 2022 17:56 PM EST

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Doug Edert had 12 points off the bench to carry Saint Peter's to a 58-51 win over Rider on Sunday. Fousseyni Drame had 10 rebounds and three blocks for the Peacocks (5-6, 3-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Both teams set season lows...

Demolition work begins on charred warehouse after NJ fire

Jan. 16, 2022 16:18 PM EST

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — Demolition work has begun on the charred remains of a warehouse that was the scene of a massive fire in New Jersey that crews managed to keep away from a nearby chemical plant over the weekend. Hundreds of firefighters from around the region worked in freezing...

Ex-NJ police chief granted delay on reporting to prison

Jan. 16, 2022 12:53 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A judge has granted a request by a former New Jersey police chief to delay reporting to federal prison to serve a 28-month sentence on a conviction of lying to the FBI during a hate crime investigation. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler agreed last week that...

Balanced Princeton holds off Brown, 76-74

Jan. 15, 2022 19:38 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Tosan Evbuomwan scored 21 points to lead five in double figures as Princeton held off Brown for a 76-74 victory on Saturday. Drew Friberg and Ryan Langborg added 15 points apiece for Princeton (13-3, 3-0 Ivy League). Ethan Wright had 13 points and Matt...

Catastrophe averted as fire near chemical plant is contained

Jan. 15, 2022 16:36 PM EST

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — A dramatic fire near a chemical plant burned through the night and into Saturday in northern New Jersey but led to no evacuation orders or serious injuries — just heavy smoke that was seen and smelled in nearby New York City. The fire at Majestic Industries...

Gas prices dip in NJ, unchanged around nation at large

Jan. 15, 2022 13:43 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices dipped slightly in New Jersey and remained unchanged around the nation despite an increase in crude oil prices. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.37, down a penny from...

Fire erupts near chemical plant; residents told to stay away

Jan. 15, 2022 04:58 AM EST

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — A fire near a New Jersey chemical plant with flames and smoke visible for miles in the night sky spread to multiple buildings in the complex Friday, threatening to reach the plant's chemical storage area, authorities said. Passaic Mayor Hector Lora told...