Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Friday:

⬛ NJ lawmakers propose punishing Rutgers over Israel-Palestine

Protesters hold signs at an encampment at Rutgers-Newark
Protesters hold signs at an encampment at Rutgers-Newark (@newarksolidarity)

Rutgers University would lose state funding if it divests in Israel, under proposed legislation.

State Sen. Robert Singer and Assemblyman Sean Kean, both Republicans in Ocean County, are proposing a package of legislation that would discourage anti-Semitic policies by state-affiliated organizations.

Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway brought a pro-Palestinian encampment to an end by agreeing to eight of the 10 demands brought by Students for Palestinian Justice. Demands to divest from Israel are subject to a review process that Holloway said is underway. Holloway said a demand to end the university's partnership with Tel Aviv relationship will not be met.

⬛ Going to the Donald Trump rally in Wildwood? Here's what to know

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WILDWOOD — If you're headed to Donald Trump's Make America Great Again rally Saturday leave your fireworks, drums and umbrellas at home and be sure to pack your proverbial patience.

Security will be tight and the weather will be okay for the event. New Jersey 101.5 Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow said it will be a cool day with a mix of sun and clouds. With ocean temperatures in the 50s it will be chilly on the beach.

⬛ Fraud Alert: Police say NJ gas attendant stole credit cards

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Google Maps/Townsquare Media illustration

If you used a credit or debit card to purchase gas at a Lakehurst gas station you should check your credit card statements.

An investigation by the Ocean County Department of Consumer Affairs has revealed a gas station employee was stealing credit car information from customers.

Police say Sukhchain Singh, of Brooklyn, was taking photos of credit cards, and then using that data to make illegal purchases.

⬛ An 'inside' job: Credit cards stolen in NJ post office break-ins

NJ ex-postal worker accused of burglaries, stealing mail (Canva)
NJ ex-postal worker accused of burglaries, stealing mail (Canva)

A 29-year-old ex-postal worker from New Jersey has been accused of repeatedly breaking into U.S. post offices and stealing other people’s mail.

Zyeama Johnson, of Jersey City, was charged with six counts of burglary of a post office.

Johnson was initially arrested in February 2023, as she was coming out of a Hudson County post office she had broken into, according to U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger.

⬛ Shore towns ban this popular beach activity in New Jersey

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Canva/Townsquare Media illustration

New Jersey's Shore towns have been warning for years about the dangers of digging deep holes at the beach, but one town is now outright banning the activity.

No one has been hurt or killed from a sand collapse in Sea Girt and the Monmouth County town would like to keep it that way.

A new local ordinance states that holes in the sand may be no deeper than 12-inches or above the knees of the shortest person in a group, whichever is shallowest.


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