Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Tuesday:

⬛ Cyber attack at hospitals in NJ force ERs to divert patients

Pascack Valley Medical Center, Mountainside Medical Center
Pascack Valley Medical Center, Mountainside Medical Center (Ardent Health Services/Canva)

The computer networks at two New Jersey hospitals were hit by a ransomware attack on Thanksgiving that impacted its sister hospitals around the country.

Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood and Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, both members of the Hackensack Meridian Health System, have put protocols into place to handle the attack, according to spokeswoman Chiara Marababol.

⬛ Will you get a raise? NJ businesses give hints about 2024


Compared to the same time last year, New Jersey businesses aren't as pessimistic about the immediate future.

But owners still have plenty of concerns headed into 2024 — many are just hoping to turn a profit.

In a business outlook survey released on Monday by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, 37% of members said they believe they'll actually make money in 2024, and 28% anticipate they won't. That 9% margin is the lowest profit outlook recorded by the NJBIA since 2012.

⬛ Potentially deadly defect: Popular NJ cars recalled

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If you own one of these popular vehicles in New Jersey, you want to get this checked our right away.

A potentially deadly defect has been identified.

⬛ Shooting at NJ home leaves 3 dead on Monday morning

South Plainfield police, Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office
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SOUTH PLAINFIELD — A triple deadly shooting at a home in South Plainfield was under investigation on Monday.

Around 9 a.m., police responded to a residence on Coppola Drive, following the report of shots fired, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone.

⬛ How to avoid a tree fire — NJ experts show worst-case scenario

Tree fire demonstration hosted by the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB)
Tree fire demonstration hosted by the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB)

Likely more than any other time of year, your home may be a simmering fire hazard right now, all decked out for the holidays.

Have you taken any precautions to ensure you're not the one making the next 911 call?

"First responders are going to get to you in anywhere between four and 10 minutes," said David Kurasz, executive director of the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board.

Humorous Signs Return to New Jersey Highways

Gallery Credit: Dan Alexander

A list of NJ malls where you can get photos with Santa for the 2023 holiday season

The annual New Jersey tradition is back for the 2023 holiday season, along with pet photos, special events, and exclusive sensory sessions.

More details and locations will be added as the holiday season progresses, so please check back often for updates. Malls are listed in alphabetical order.

Gallery Credit: Mike Brant

LOOK: Popular NJ state park campground to close in 2024

A look at all of New Jersey's state park campgrounds, plus one that will not reopen in 2024.

Gallery Credit: Mike Brant


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