Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Wednesday:

⬛ Oil tanker caught illegally dumping 'oily waste' in NJ waters

(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

WOODBRIDGE — Two head engineers of an oil tanker flying under the flag of Greece have admitted to dumping oily waste into the waters off the New Jersey coast and trying to cover it up.

The Kriti Ruby, a 30,000-ton oil tanker owned by a Greek shipping company, discharged oily waste while near a petroleum terminal in Sewaren on Sept. 14, 2022.

It was no accident; the vessel's chief engineer Konstantinos Atsalis, 57, directed the crew to discharge the waste, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey.

⬛ Travel at Newark Airport about to get much worse


Passengers are being told to prepare for huge delays getting through security screening lines at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Technology upgrades will force the closure of TSA checkpoints ahead of the Memorial Day holiday.

Travelers are being told to arrive three-hours ahead of your boarding time.

⬛ Hundreds of NJ jobs head out of state, with this company's news

ExxonMobil research center along Route 22, Clinton NJ(Google Maps)
(Google Maps, Canva)

CLINTON TOWNSHIP – ExxonMobil has announced that it will condense its operations and close up a research center in Hunterdon County, sending hundreds of jobs out of state.

Clinton has been home to ExxonMobil’s Research and Engineering Technology Center, involving over 400 labs, 850 offices and “92 pilot plants,” according to the company website.

A majority of up to 600 employees in NJ would be offered roles at the company’s existing headquarters in Houston, Texas, Bloomberg reported.

⬛ How NJ universities are responding to protest demands, criticism

Demands of encampment at Princeton University encampment
Demands of encampment at Princeton University encampment (@princetondivestnow via Instagram)

Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway remains confident of his handling of the pro-Palestinian encampment at Rutgers despite detractors characterizing the university as caving into the demonstrator's demands.

At Princeton University, meanwhile, pro-Palestine protesters remain frustrated with the Ivy League school's response.

During a special meeting of the Rutgers University Board of Governors on Monday, Holloway said he has received “thousands” of emails on the agreement, which he said allowed the school to maintain a “safe and controlled environment” that protected students and allowed final exams to proceed.

⬛ Why public charge ports while traveling are a dangerous idea

public phone charger ports warning (Canva)

“Juice jacking.” No, it’s not a trendy cleanse among the gym-loving crowd.

It’s a snappy term for hackers loading malware onto public USB charging stations — which could then force access to a user’s electronic devices while they are being charged.

Such public charging ports are often installed as a convenience at airports and hotels — even in shopping malls.

NJ schools that made the most calls to police

These are the 30 schools in New Jersey that made the most notifications to police during the 2022-23 school year for reasons including violence, weapons, vandalism, substances and harassment or bullying. The number of arrests made by police at the schools is also provided when applicable. The schools are listed by number of police calls from least to greatest. The data comes from the state Department of Education's annual School Performance Report.

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The best supermarkets in New Jersey

These are the highest-rated supermarkets in each of New Jersey's 21 counties. The ratings are based on reviews left by customers on Google. To be included in the top, a supermarket had to have a substantial number of reviews (typically at leas a thousand).

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