Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Monday:

⬛ Severe weather today
Powerful thunderstorms, drenching rain, hail and tornadoes are possible this afternoon and evening

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⬛ Will NJ finally do away with phony-baloney constable ‘cops’?
State lawmakers could soon vote abolish the position of constable, which is a holdover from the 1600’s

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⬛ Conditions are prime for an 'explosion of mosquitoes' in NJ
Thanks to a rather dry spring, mosquito activity in New Jersey has been mild so far this year.

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⬛ Manhunt for 'armed and dangerous' NJ shooter ends, cops say
A manhunt for an NJ man considered armed and dangerous by Summit police has ended and he is charged with attempted murder, cops say.

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⬛ Should NJ Transit raise fares, cut service? What NJ residents say
A new survey finds most New Jerseyans have strong opinions about how the mass transit agency should get funding

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