Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Friday:

⬛ Don't miss out! ANCHOR deadline: How to claim your money

Townsquare Media illustration
Townsquare Media illustration

State officials are making a last minute push to get all eligible homeowners and renters in New Jersey to file for their ANCHOR property tax rebate.

It is estimated that 2 million residents are eligible for the benefit. The state has paid out rebates to 1.68 million people so far.

The deadline to apply for the rebate is Friday, December 29, at midnight.

⬛ Driver stabbed in Paramus, NJ road rage incident, officials say

Road rage stabbing in Paramus 12/28/23 (Credit: Boyd A. Loving)
Road rage stabbing in Paramus 12/28/23 (Credit: Boyd A. Loving)

PARAMUS — Authorities are trying to locate the driver of a BMW after they got out of their car and stabbed another person on Route 4 late Thursday morning, according to a report.

The BMW and a van were both headed eastbound on Route 4 and got into an argument east of Forest Avenue around 11:30 a.m., the Daily Voice reported.

⬛ Another Seaside, NJ club, Karma, torn down to become Shore condos

attachment-ARCHIVE_ Karma club in 2014, before its closure (Google Maps)

SEASIDE HEIGHTS — One of the clubs brought to a new level of infamy by the cast of MTV's “Jersey Shore” has been torn down to make way for a new, mixed use condo complex.

Karma had been closed since 2018, several years after the cast of the MTV reality show brought an extra rowdy factor to the bar

⬛ Illegal to frown? NJ town clarifies longtime rule


BERNARDS — For nearly 30 years, some residents of and visitors to this Somerset County town have worried that being upset about something could actually result in a fine.

But a move made by Bernards Township Committee this month should put those worries to rest.

⬛ Monmouth County K-9 unit loses its third member this month

Sgt. Michael DeLuca and K-9 Leo from the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office
Sgt. Michael DeLuca and K-9 Leo from the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office (Monmouth County Sheriff's Office)

The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office is mourning the death of veteran K-9 Leo after a brief fight with cancer, the K-9 unit's third loss this month.

Leo, a German shepherd, died Tuesday. The K-9 specialized in explosive detection and patrols. Together with handler Sgt. Michael DeLuca, Leo was dispatched to 391 bomb calls and assisted with numerous patrols around the state. Leo also appeared at many schools and community events.

Restaurants that closed in New Jersey During 2023

Here are some of the restaurants that closed their doors around New Jersey in 2023 listed alphabetically. Did your favorite restaurant close in 2023? Contact reporter Dan Alexander at

Gallery Credit: Dan Alexander

Dan Zarrow's Top 10 Weather and Climate Stories of 2023

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