Hurricane Harvey relief efforts accelerate in the Garden State.

Tonight, Rutgers places clothing collection bins at entrances to its Piscataway stadium for the Scarlet Knights football season opener versus the Washington Huskies.

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty offers free admission to the borough's beach on Labor Day for anyone who offers a donation to Rockport, Texas, which he says he'll deliver.

The Monmouth SPCA, caring for an estimated 60 dogs from San Antonio by next week, is trucking pet supplies to the flood area shelters Thursday.


Riots in Charlottesville and ethnically-tinged posters that soon appeared in Asbury Park prompt two women to organize a rally for unity on Labor Day in Asbury. Stand Against Hate starts at 10 AM in Springwood Park.

The most serious charges against the Penn State fraternity brothers connected to the death of New Jersey's Timothy Piazza are dropped. A judge dismissed counts of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault against eight defendants, and removed four from the case altogether. Fourteen remaining defendants are ordered to stand trial on lesser charges.

Two Stafford Township businesses incur major damage, and police say they're familiar with the suspect. Pending the results of psychological and physical evaluations, Ernest Lathom of Oakhurst and, sometimes, Cedar Run, would face several charges for allegedly tossing a park bench through a convenience store glass door and burglarizing the shop, flinging boulders through a restaurant window, and then trying to light up the rear exterior wall with aprons and cooking grease.

Speaking and consulting fees, meals and gifts from drug companies to prescribers would be banned under a regulation proposed Thursday by Governor Christie in his continuing effort to clamp down on New Jersey's opiate dependency crisis. Monetary exchanges would have a $10,000 annual ceiling. A public hearing takes place October 19 in Newark.

The former bookkeeper for a Millstone company is sentenced to six years in prison for embezzling about a million dollars from it. Virginia DiBerri of Brick Township reportedly wrote hundreds of checks to herself without authorization, and also gave herself a raise in pay.

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