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    Jacob Rivera was killed after striking a curb and a tree in Old Bridge

    An 18-year-old Brookdale Community College student has been identified as the driver killed in a crash early Saturday along Route 18 in Old Bridge.

    jacob-rivera.jpgJacob Rivera 

    Jacob D. Rivera, of the Morganville section of Marlboro, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 1:30 a.m. crash near James Avenue, Old Bridge police said. 

    It's possible he hit the curb and lost control of the Honda Accord, Capt. Steve Daroci said. The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

    Rivera graduated from Calvary Christian School in Old Bridge in June and attended Brookdale Community College in the Lincroft section of Middletown. He was an aspiring computer programmer, according to his obituary.

    He is survived by his parents, three brothers and a sister. Visitation is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m Tuesday at Calvary Chapel Old Bridge. A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

    Jeff Goldman may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find on Facebook.


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    Purchased at a Turnpike service area, the ticket expires in less than three weeks

    A Cash4Life lottery ticket bought in New Jersey with a cash value of $1 million is weeks from becoming worthless.

    The second-prize ticket from the Dec. 8, 2016 drawing matched five numbers, but not the Cash Ball, state lottery officials said Tuesday.

    Second-prize Cash4Life tickets are worth either $1 million or $1,000 a week for the remainder of the winner's life, though that election is made at the time of the purchase. 

    It was bought at the Joyce Kilmer Service Plaza along the northbound New Jersey Turnpike. The service area is located at milepost 78.7 in East Brunswick.

    The ticket must be validated at any lottery retailer before Dec. 8. Once validated, the retailer would provide the ticket holder with a validation slip and completed claim form that must be brought to lottery headquarters in Lawrence.

    Cash4Life ticket worth $1K a week for life sold just over N.J. state line

    If you hold the winning ticket, sign the back and call the state lottery at 609-599-5800. 

    In February, Melissa Corcia of Vermont claimed a $1 million Cash4Life prize with five days to spare. She bought the ticket at a liquor store on Mallory Avenue in Jersey City.

    Corcia told New Jersey lottery officials her mother heard news reports about an expiring lottery ticket. She checked her tickets and held the winner from the Feb. 22, 2016 drawing. 

    Cash4Life tickets are sold in New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Drawing are held on Monday and Thursday nights.

    The odds of a $2 ticket matching five numbers and winning $1 million are 7,282,016 to 1. It's a 21,846,048 to 1 shot to hit the jackpot -- $1,000 a day for life or the cash option of $7 million.

    Jeff Goldman may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find on Facebook.



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    The final boys soccer Top 50 for the 2017 season

    NorthNon-publicAboys366907.JPGLukasz Matwiejczyk #13 of Delbarton and Jason Gomes of SHP battle for the ball during the North Jersey, Non-Public A boys soccer finals between No. 1 Delbarton and No. 2 Seton Hall Prep at Passaic County Tech in Wayne, NJ on 11-9-17.  
    HCboyssoccer368134.JPGWilliam Drinane of Hunterdon Central heads upfield in front of Harry Malady of Princeton during the Central Jersey, Group 4 boys soccer final between No. 14 Hunterdon Central and Princeton at Hunterdon Central High School in Flemington, NJ on 11-10-17.  

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    A look at Thanksgiving

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    Getting your shop on has never been a problem in the Garden State.

    When I write about vintage photographs, I often note how much things change. In the case of shops and stores in New Jersey, I think that as much as things have changed, they have stayed the same.

    Naturally, before malls entered the retail landscape, shopping was a store-to-store exercise; folks visited specialty retailers for all their needs. For several years now, we have seen a resurgence in small specialty shops. In 2010, in fact, American Express launched Small Business Saturday. The idea is to get consumers through the doors of local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

    Shopping at a local merchant's store is a nice alternative to searching for a parking space in a mall on Black Friday, I'd say.

    And, although it can't be denied that there are store vacancies in malls these days, many folks still consider the mall the "go to place" for their retail needs. The energy of the mall, with restaurants and rides for children, is unique.

    Vineland Times Journal August, 1961.jpgReferred to with love as 'Garbage Mills' by everyone in Cumberland County. 

    We also have the freestanding stores such as Lowe's, Home Depot, Walmart, Target and Kohls to purchase the things we need in our lives. But, decades ago, we had stores such as Rickel, Grants and Two Guys. The names of the stores have changed, true, and most people are using payment methods other than cash, but it's still quite similar.

    Shopping via computer has a permanent place in retail, that's for sure. But, I would submit that folks will never completely surrender the shopping experience for the online one.

    And, as a nice little bit of trivia, here's what has to say about the origin of the Black Friday tradition:

    "Back in the 1950s, police in Philadelphia used the term to describe the chaos that ensued on the day after Thanksgiving, when hordes of suburban shoppers and tourists flooded into the city in advance of the big Army-Navy football game held on that Saturday every year.

    "Not only would Philly cops not be able to take the day off, but they would have to work extra-long shifts dealing with the additional crowds and traffic."

    Enjoy this collection of shops, stores and malls in New Jersey. And if you don't see your favorite, here are links to other galleries on the same topic.

    Vintage photos of shops and stores in N.J.

    Vintage photos of discount and department stores in N.J.

    More Vintage photos of shops and stores in N.J.

    Vintage photos of stores, shops and malls in New Jersey

    Greg Hatala may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @GregHatala. Find Greg Hatala on Facebook.

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    More than 4,000 Jersey Central Power & Light customers were without power at some point on Thanksgiving morning.

    It was lights out for more 4,000 customers of Jersey Central Power & Light in Middlesex, Monmouth and Morris counties Thanksgiving morning largely due to equipment issues, according to JCP&L. 

    JCP&L spokeswoman Tricia Ingraham said about 2,230 customers in Morris County, most of which were in Hanover, lost power Thursday morning due to an equipment issue at a substation.

    As of 9 a.m., more than 600 customers in Morris County were still without power -- 260 in Hanover, 138 in Morris Township, 114 in Chester Township, 57 in Parsippany, 19 in Chatham and 10 in Morristown, nine in Florham Park and fewer than five for Chester Borough, East Hanover and Morris Plains.

    All towns except for the Chesters were expected to have power returned by 10:30 a.m. Chester Township and Chester Borough are expected to have power back by 11:30 a.m.

    Ingraham said it wasn't yet clear what caused the outages in Monmouth and Middlesex counties, but power restoration for those areas was 11:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively. 

    Most of the Monmouth outages, nearly 1,700, were in Matawan, and more than 600 in Middlesex were in Old Bridge, Ingraham said.  


    Justin Zaremba may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @JustinZarembaNJ. Find on Facebook.

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    Highland Park coach Rich McGlynn did not coach on Thanksgiving

    Highland Park football coach Rich McGlynn was absent from the sidelines for Thursday’s 41-8 loss to Metuchen after allegations of physical and verbal abuse were made by four students this week.

    The most serious of the allegations, the students said McGlynn punched a student in the face and left him with “a black and blue eye.”

    "This is a personnel matter and there is an ongoing investigation,” Highland Park superintendent Scott Taylor said in a statement. “Mr. McGlynn is not coaching in today’s game."

    McGlynn “comprehensively denied” the allegations through his attorney, Edward Cridge, according to, which first reported the story. Cridge said McGlynn “will be vindicated at the conclusion of this process.”

    The Thanksgiving rivalry game was set to feature McGlynn and former assistant, Mike Warnock, who worked under McGlynn for seven years before taking the head coaching job at Metuchen this season.

    "I can't comment on any of the specifics, but I can tell you that Rich McGlynn is one of the most standup guys that I have ever met,” said Warnock. “He is a mentor, he is a friend of mine and I have the greatest respect for everything that he has done. I think the truth will come out in time and that will be that. I support him 110 percent in what he is going through and I talk to him every single day and I know it killed him not to be here today.”

    The investigation started this week after four students from the high school made allegations at Monday's Board of Education meeting that McGlynn has been physically and verbally abusive.

    Brandon Doss, Dylan Darkwa, Jamaal Morris and Ray Faso identified themselves during the public session of a Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 20, and presented a petition that was allegedly signed by 80 of their Highland Park classmates. The petition asked the district to investigate McGlynn after unsuccessful attempts to have Taylor and high school principal Michael Lassiter look into the allegations.

    The students claim that McGlynn:

    • Punched a student in the face
    • Grabbed players by the facemask and slammed their heads together
    • Threw a chair in player’s direction for being late to a game
    • Pressured players to play through injuries
    • Verbally abused “unprivileged players” and players from one-parent households
    • Constantly cursed and used offensive language
    • Cost a player his job by keeping him late at practice and making him late for work

    Robyn Decicco, the mother of a former player, said at the meeting that McGlynn came to her house after her son suffered a concussion freshman year and told her that being concussed was no excuse for missing practice.

    "Obviously he's not looking out for their well-being," Decicco said at the meeting.“I spoke to the administration. They didn’t say anything. They just let it go. I really hope somebody does something.”

    Lorraine Poku, the mother of another former player, told the school board that McGlynn "harassed" her son to play football.

    "I have told my son numerous times to tell (McGlynn) I said no," Poku said. "If (McGlynn) approaches him one more time, and this will be the last time, (McGlynn) will not hear a very good no from me."

    School board president Darcie Cimarusti told the players that the board legally could not discuss personnel matters in public, but it was “listening and hearing” their concerns.

    Highland Park has seen its numbers dip in recent years and only suited up 16 players on Thursday for its Thanksgiving game. The Owls finished winless this season for the first time since the program’s first year of existence in 1937 and had to forfeit its season opener against Bishop Ahr due to a lack of players.

    McGlynn has coached Highland Park for the last 11 years after taking the reigns from Joe Policastro, who is currently an assistant on the staff and was the acting head coach on Thursday. McGlynn has a record of 47-66 record since taking over in 2007.

    Highland Park players showed tribute to McGlynn in the final game of the season, writing “MAC” on their helmets. Kyle Hagin was one of the players who scribed those three letters on his helmet a day after telling that he feels sorry for (McGlynn) “because he’s been dealing with the hardest season of his life, just trying to get kids to play, and now he has to deal with" the allegations.

    Highland Park alumni also came to the game in support of McGlynn and members of last year’s graduating class spoke out in his favor, including Sam Murphy and Justin Simms.

    "(McGlynn) is one of the most passionate coaches that I have ever had,” Simms said “When I tore my ACL my sophomore year, he was easily there when I had surgery and stuff. He was there when I was recovering, making sure i was doing my routines and making sure I was staying healthy. The whole abuse thing is people more out to get him, I think.”

    Murphy echoed those sentiments and said McGlynn was there for him throughout his career and was supportive when he suffered injuries in high school.

    "He coached me in multiple sports for four years and I never saw anything of the sort,” Murphy told NJ Advance Media. “He's a passionate coach; he's very caring. I had injuries in my career and he was there for me and he was supportive and everything. I can only speak on what I know and I know him to be a good man and I know him to be a father figure for me."

    Warnock made his way through the postgame handshake line on Thursday and shared a moment with all of the current Highland Park players and coaching staff, but he said it just didn’t have the same feel without McGlynn.

    “This was going to be a special game for both of us and unfortunately he couldn't be a part of it,” said Warnock. “Our time will come again though and we'll be together again on the sidelines and hopefully everything works out."

    Brandon Gould may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @BrandonGouldHSLike HS sports on Facebook.

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    SOUTH PLAINFIELD a Tyson is an 18-month-old Labrador retriever mix in the care of Happy Paws Rescue. Volunteers says he would be a "great family pet," as he is good with children and gets along with other dogs. Tyson is said to be "a bundle of energy" who always wants to play; he is a "snuggler" and who tolerates cats....


    SOUTH PLAINFIELD -- Tyson is an 18-month-old Labrador retriever mix in the care of Happy Paws Rescue.

    Volunteers says he would be a "great family pet," as he is good with children and gets along with other dogs.

    Tyson is said to be "a bundle of energy" who always wants to play; he is a "snuggler" and who tolerates cats. He has been neutered and is up-to-date on shots.

    For more information on Tyson, complete an application form at or leave a voice message at 732-597-4524. Happy Paws is an all-volunteer group based in South Plainfield currently caring for 12 dogs.

    Shelters interested in placing a pet in the Paw Print adoption column or submitting news should call 973-836-4922 or email

    Greg Hatala may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @GregHatala. Find Greg Hatala on Facebook.

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    PERTH AMBOY a This 1919 photo shows the F.W. Woolworth store at 84-86 Smith Street in Perth Amboy. MORE: Vintage photos around New Jersey The Historic Perth Amboy Virtual Museum notes that there were five "five-and-dime" stores in the city at the time. The Woolworth's store later became the site of a Chinese restaurant. If you would like to share...

    PERTH AMBOY -- This 1919 photo shows the F.W. Woolworth store at 84-86 Smith Street in Perth Amboy.

    MORE: Vintage photos around New Jersey

    The Historic Perth Amboy Virtual Museum notes that there were five "five-and-dime" stores in the city at the time. The Woolworth's store later became the site of a Chinese restaurant.

    If you would like to share a photo that provides a glimpse of history in your community, please call 973-836-4922 or send an email to And, check out more glimpses of history in our online galleries on

    Greg Hatala may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @GregHatala. Find Greg Hatala on Facebook.

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    Gov.-elect Phil Murphy says he'll sign a marijuana legalization bill, and it's a priority after he takes office next year

    The possible legalization of marijuana for recreational use in New Jersey is one of the biggest issues Gov.-elect Phil Murphy plans to pursue after he takes office on Jan. 16, 2018.

    Questions swirl around it. When could it be legal? How would one get into growing and selling marijuana? Where would government revenues go?

    "We want to get this ball rolling. This is a 2018 priority," Murphy said in a recent television interview about marijuana legalization. 

    One week after Murphy takes the oath of office, The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce will start assisting businesses looking to capitalize with a breakfast forum called, "The Business Of: Cannabis."

    When will pot be legal in N.J.?

    The chamber no speakers or presenters, yet, but the forum is set at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe on Jan. 23, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

    The chamber said its acting to help businesses get into the industry because of Murphy's election, his "full steam ahead" pledge to legalize marijuana and all the expected benefits, including hundreds of millions in sales and tax revenues.

    The chamber plans to present talks on the following topic: setting up your business, financial and legal requirements, securing cannabis cultivation and dispensary licenses, employment law issues, liability and risk issues and working with state and local officials to secure locations.

    Anyone interested in registering for the forum can do so at,

    Kevin Shea may be reached at Follow him on Twitter@kevintshea. Find on Facebook.


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    Co-workers of Steven Sears, a car salesman in Edison, started a GoFundMe after Sears was killed Thanksgiving Day.

    ROSELLE -- Donations are pouring in for Steven Sears, 37, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, who died in a car crash on Thanksgiving Day.

    Sears' co-workers at Open Road Honda, a car dealership in Edison, started a GoFundMe to help benefit Sears' four children, ages 9, 7, 4 and 3. As of Saturday afternoon, the campaign received about $5,000 of its $50,000 goal. The GoFundMe creator, Jessica Swia, a manager the dealership, says the money raised will be split evenly among Sears' children. 

    25613864_1511562054.28-2.pngphoto of Steven Sears, 37, who died in a fatal car crash on Thanksgiving Day. (GoFundMe Page)

    According to police, at about 1:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving, Sears was crossing the street at the corner of St. George and Wood avenues in Roselle, when he was struck by a passing vehicle. 

    According to the information posted on the GoFundMe Page, the vehicle was speeding. Police declined to comment Saturday on the driver's speed.

    Authorities did say the driver stopped and remained at the scene after the incident. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is being asked to call Officer J. Odom of the Traffic Safety Unit at 908-259-4019. 

    Donations for Sears' children can be made here. 

    Taylor Tiamoyo Harris may be reached at Follow her on Twitter @ladytiamoyo.

    Find on Facebook.

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    After years in business, the Kendall Park Roller Rink held its last skating session Sunday.

    After decades in business, the Kendall Park Roller Rink took its final laps on Sunday before closing its doors. 

    Located on Route 27 in the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick, skaters had their last chance to roll around the rink's floors, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

    The roller rink opened in the 1960s, after it was converted from a bowling alley.

    Though roller rinks have declined in popularity since the disco nights of the 1970s, a strong crowd of skaters visited the rink Sunday for its final sendoff. Many came for the nostalgia. 

    That sentiment was echoed on social media, with many people commenting on Facebook that the arena was a staple to their childhoods.

    "Kendall Park Rollerskating rink was the reason I never got arrested. I grew up there. It was the place to see family and friends," one person wrote online.

    "Please don't close. There will never be another like it," another person online pleaded.

    Sara Jerde may be reached at Follow her on Twitter @SaraJerde.

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    Pets throughout New Jersey need homes.

    According to, a pet-focused online hub for major pet product brands, New Jersey is the most generous state in the U.S. when it comes to buying gifts for their dogs.

    The 2015 survey of how much dog owners will spend on their pets at Christmas showed Garden State dog lovers coming in first at $30.01. New York ($29.55) and Pennsylvania ($28.75) came in second and third, making the tri-state area a good place to be a dog. The national average, by the way, was $23.10.

    The survey went on to note that the top five reasons dog owners say they spoil their pets:

    * "to express love to my dog"

    * "because it's fun for me"

    * "to help my dog feel included like a family member"

    * "to give my dog a moment of happiness"

    * and, "to feel closer and bond with my dog"

    Many pets throughout New Jersey won't be receiving any gifts this holiday season, though, because they don't have homes, like those in this gallery of homeless pets from New Jersey.

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    The man has been charged with first-degree murder.

    NEW BRUNSWICK -- A man has been charged in a fatal shooting in the city earlier this month, authorities said.

    Kim Carter, 37, of New Brunswick, was arrested last week and charged with first-degree murder and possession of a weapon in the Nov. 17 killing of Tawan J. Moses, 25, of East Orange, according to a statement from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.

    Carter is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center.

    Police found Moses shot multiple times on Throop Avenue, near Feaster Park. He was pronounced dead at the scene at about 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 17, according to officials.

    Essex County man shot to death in New Brunswick, cops say

    The investigation remains ongoing and no motive was provided.

    Anyone with information can contact call Detective Brandt Gregus, of the New Brunswick Police Department, at 732-745-5217 or Detective David Abromaitis, of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, at 732-745- 4436.

    Spencer Kent may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @SpencerMKent. Find the Find on Facebook.


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    Statewide, the median teacher salary in school districts in New Jersey ranges from as low asA $43,911 to as high asA $105,650. These were the districts in each of the state's 21 counties that paid their teachers the most.

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    The last Top 20 before state champions are crowned is here.

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    Tune in here for all the games at Kean, Rutgers and MetLife.

    Once again, when it comes to the finals, if you can't be there, be here. And in this case, even if you can be there, be here too. will feature LIVE VIDEO for all 17 of the football finals at Kean, Rutgers and MetLife Stadium over the first three of the four-day finals extravaganza.  The videos will be accompanied by lively fan chats with our reporters, who'll be offering analysis and taking your questions. Immediately after the games are over, we will have full-game replays of all 17 of those games.

    Don't miss these webcasts - they are vital viewing, and will even be good to watch on mobile devices at the games. Remember what happened at the end of the very last final last year?

    The schedule for the live video coverage is below. Finding the video will be simple - just show up at before game time and you'll see the links you need.

    Note: The six other finals - all the ones at Rowan on Saturday and Sunday - will not be carried by our partners at News12Varsity and will not get live video on, but we will have LIVE UPDATES and fan chat for those games.

    LIVE VIDEO SCHEDULE (all times approximate)
    Thursday, Nov. 30
    From MetLife Stadium
    • Rutherford vs. Hackettstown, North 2, Group 2 final, 5 p.m.
    • Westfield vs. Bridgewater-Raritan, North 2, Group 5 final, 8 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 1
    From MetLife Stadium
    Montclair vs. Union City, North 1, Group 5 final, 5 p.m.
    • Bergen Catholic vs. St. Peter’s Prep, Non-Public, Group 4 final, 8 p.m.
    From Kean University
    • Lakeland vs. Newton, North 1, Group 2 final, 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 2
    From MetLife Stadium
    West Essex vs. Voorhees, North 2, Group 3 final, 10 a.m.
    • Phillipsburg vs. North HunterdonNorth 2, Group 4 final, 1 p.m.
    • Ramapo, vs. River Dell, North 1, Group 3 final, 4 p.m.
    • Old Tappan vs. Mount Olive, North 1, Group 4 final, 7 p.m.

    From High Point Solutions Stadium, Rutgers University
    • Point Pleasant Boro vs. HillsideCentral Jersey, Group 2 final, 10 a.m.
    • Manalapan vs. South Brunswick, Central Jersey, Group 2 final, 1 p.m.
    • Long Branch vs. Freehold Borough, Central Jersey, Group 4 final, 4 p.m.
    • Rumson-Fair Haven vs. Somerville, Central Jersey, Group 3 final, 7 p.m.
    From Kean University
    • Weequahic vs. Shabazz, North 2, Group 1 final, 10 a.m.
    • DePaul vs. St Joseph (Mont.), Non-Public, Group 3 final, 1 p.m.
    • Middlesex vs. Point Pleasant BeachCentral Jersey, Group 1 final, 4 p.m.
    • Hasbrouck Heights vs. Pompton Lakes, North 1, Group 1 final, 7 p.m.

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    The models claim a dozen clubs used their scantily-clad likenesses in ads without their permission.

    Glamour models from around the U.S. and Great Britain are suing New Jersey strip clubs, alleging that the bar owners used the models' photos in ads without their permission.

    The women have filed lawsuits against at least a dozen adult entertainment clubs in the state over the last four months, court records show.

    They accuse the venues of "brazenly and repeatedly" using dozens of photos of the women -- often in bikinis or barely-there holiday-themed outfits -- on their social media pages to entice patrons. Among them is actress and model Carmen Electra, as well as many models who have appeared in men's magazines and on reality shows.

    The latest spot hit with a suit is the only one that doesn't bill itself as a strip club. RolePlay Lounge of Atlantic City, currently closed and looking for a new location, describes itself as an "erotic couples playground" for those who want to drink, dance and swing with other people.

    The suit claims that images like the one below of plaintiff Ina Schnitzer, known professionally as Jordan Carver, were posted on the club's Facebook page.

    "None of the Plaintiffs has ever agreed, nor would they have agreed, to any use by Defendant of their images or likenesses to promote Defendant's business," California attorney Jonas P. Mann wrote in the suit, filed last week in U.S. District Court of New Jersey on behalf of seven models.

    The civil complaint is nearly identical to ones filed by Mann's firm, Baron & Budd P.C., against the other 11 nightclubs in the state.

    But the suits are not limited to New Jersey. Court records show Mann and other attorneys have filed civil complaints against strip joints all over the country, making similar claims on behalf of numerous models. News stories about the suits started popping up in 2015, including in Florida, Texas, and New York.

    Whether the women will prevail remains to be seen. In several of the earliest cases in Florida, judges have denied clubs' motions to dismiss the suits, according to court records.

    Mann argues that the women make their living by selling their likenesses to various companies and that the strip clubs' use of their images is"nfair competition and denies them of the compensation they are due.

    The suits also claim that using the models' likenesses in connection with strip clubs damages their reputations and incorrectly implies that they endorse the clubs.

    Mann included links to dozens of the images in the lawsuits, though some have been taken down from the strip clubs' social media pages.

    In his first suit in the state, filed against the owner of Cheerleaders club in Gloucester City, Mann included screenshots he said proved the club posted the photos of three models on its Facebook page. They depicted Sara Underwood, a 2007 Playmate of the Year in Playboy; Cora Skinner, a Santa Monica, California model who has appeared in Maxim and Playboy; and Lucy Pinder, a British model who has been in FHM and on "Celebrity Big Brother."

    pinder.jpgThis exhibit from the models' suit against Cheerleaders strip club purportedly shows a 2015 Facebook post that features a photo of plaintiff Lucy Pinder. 

    In addition to Cheerleaders and the RolePlay Lounge, the strip clubs named in lawsuits include Sunrise Gentlemen's Club in Paterson, Taboo Men's Club in Linden, Satin Dolls in Lodi, Club 15 Gentlemen's Club in Lake Hopatcong, Pole Position Gentlemen's Club in Mays Landing, XXXV Gentlemen's Club in Sayreville,  Looker's Gentlemen's Club in Elizabeth, Bare Den Adult Cabaret in Newton, and Sanctuary Gentlemen's Club and Kashmir Gentlemen's Club, both in Vineland.

    The RolePlay Lounge has not answered the models' claims in court, and a message left for the lounge was not returned Monday.

    However, in court papers seeking to dismiss the lawsuit against Taboo Men's Club owner Park Avenue Restaurant Group, the club asserts that women could not claim that using their images amounted to a false endorsement because the models are not well-known but simply a "pretty face" in an ad.

    The photographs also did not include the models' names or any claims that they would be at the club, Taboo argued.

    "A reasonable person would not see a posting for a gentlemen's [club] containing photos of women and be misled into thinking those same women would be at the establishment when the customers arrived, unless so stated," the motion said. "Such naivete shocks the conscience."

    Rebecca Everett may be reached at Follow her on Twitter @rebeccajeverett. Find on Facebook.


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    The doctor allegedly kept asking an X-ray technician what to do while performing an epidural injection on a patient

    The medical license of a doctor who authorities say poses a danger to colleagues, patients and co-workers has been suspended, state authorities said. 

    Dr. Sharon C. Worosilo, who owns practices in both East Brunswick and the Somerset section of Franklin Township, had to forfeit her medical license after a hearing before the board of medical examiners on Nov. 8, the Attorney General's Office said in a statement. 

    In one instance, Worosilo allegedly attempted for more than 40 minutes to perform an epidural injection on a patient while repeatedly asking an X-ray technician what she should do next.

    If you've been to this doctor, contact authorities

    The Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey (PAP) had received several calls explaining that the doctor was behaving erratically toward patients and was "possibly delusional."

    Worosilo engaged in a pattern of "aberrant and bizarre" behaviors beginning in June which may be related to "substance abuse, psychiatric illness or an undiagnosed medical problem," according to the complaint. 

    Worosilo can only seek to have her license re-instated after being evaluated for possible impairments.

    The Division of Consumer Affairs conducted the investigation. 

    Worosilo, 56, lives in Weehawken, according to public records. 

    A message left for Worosilo's attorney was not immediately returned Tuesday.

    Jeff Goldman may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find on Facebook.


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