Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Tuesday:

⬛ Atlantic City, NJ Police Arrest 3 People While Burglarizing Home

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(Facebook/ Maps)

The Atlantic City, New Jersey Police Department was able to arrest three people while they were still in the process of committing a burglary.

On Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 1:52 a.m., police officers arrived to 1100 Indiana Avenue, while a robbery was taking place.

The police officers arrived knowing that the burglars had previously entered the residence through a rear entrance.

⬛ Starbucks in NJ gets attacked as Israel-Hamas war tensions rise

Vandalized Starbucks sign in Glen Rock, sticker removed from sign
Vandalized Starbucks sign in Glen Rock, sticker removed from sign (Mayor Kristine Morieko)

GLEN ROCK – Visitors to a New Jersey Starbucks were greeted by stickers about the Israel-Hamas conflict Monday morning.

Glen Rock police chief Dean Ackermann said the red paint was splashed over the sign of the coffee shop on Rock Road with the stickers placed on the paint.

⬛ Cops: Man stops traffic, tries to carjack vehicle in Absecon, NJ

Absecon police shield
Absecon police shield (Absecon police)

ABSECON – A man attempted to carjack a vehicle traveling on Route 30 after walking into a lane of traffic Sunday morning forcing the vehicle to stop, according to Absecon police.

After the vehicle stopped police said Deshaun C. Washington, 31, of the Mays Landing section of Hamilton, approached the vehicle "aggressively" and banged on the hood in an attempt to get inside, police said. When the driver refused to unlock the door, Washington repeatedly punched the window.

⬛ Going down! These NJ towns are getting poorer

NJ towns losing wealth or seeing slow growth (Canva, Townsquare Media)
NJ towns losing wealth or seeing slow growth (Canva, Townsquare Media)

Does the time-worn quote “the rich keep getting richer” apply not to just individuals, but New Jersey towns?

It does not appear to be that simple, based on this decade's worth of Census data.

Of the more than 500 municipalities statewide, a strong majority managed to beat inflation over a 10-year span.

⬛ Hit-run arrest after NJ pedestrian killed on Valentine's date

Wiston Perlaza, fatal pedestrian crashes on Milton Ave in Nutley, Route 1 south in Lawrence
Wiston Perlaza (Erick Ferrer via GoFundMe), fatal pedestrian crashes on Milton Avein Nutley (RLS Metro Breaking News) , Route 1 south in Lawrence (NJ DOT via

PATERSON – An arrest was made in a Valentine’s Day fatal hit-and-run on Milton Avenue in Nutley that killed a man walking with his girlfriend.

Wiston “Bebe” Perlaza, 22, of Paterson, was struck around 7 p.m. on Milton Avenue in Nutley near the Garden State Parkway overpass. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II.

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Gallery Credit: Mike Brant

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