Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Monday:

⬛ NJ town proceeds with controversial geese plan, despite protests

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PEAPACK-GLADSTONE — A controversial way to get rid of nuisance Canada geese — rounding them up and killing them with carbon dioxide — has been cleared by borough officials, despite passionate efforts by animal rights advocates to instead move the birds.

On Thursday, the Peapack and Gladstone Borough Council approved a land improvement ordinance that includes $8,760 for “Geese Remediation” under a contract with federal wildlife officials.

⬛ Freak badminton accident kills 6-year-old NJ girl on vacation

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A 6-year-old girl from Sussex County has died following a shocking accident during a family vacation in Maine.

Tragedy struck on Saturday as the Morgan family was enjoying the last full day of their lakeside trip, according to the girl's father, Jesse Morgan.

"We were eating a quick lunch by the lake and the kids decided to try badminton in the front yard," Morgan wrote in a blog post. "Bethany (Lucy's mother) and I were relaxing in the back when we heard screaming."

⬛ Prosecutors: NYPD cop charged in Voorhees, NJ road rage shooting

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VOORHEES — A police officer with the New York City Police Department is accused of hospitalizing another driver in an apparent road rage shooting, according to authorities.

Officer Hieu Tran, 27, of Yonkers, New York is charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault, and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Tran, who works for the NYPD social media unit, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday after being arrested the day before. He was extradited to Camden County on Friday, the Associated Press reported.

⬛ 6 arrests made as unruly teens ruin another NJ family event

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PENNSAUKEN — Fights and large disorderly crowds have ruined another South Jersey event for families.

Police arrested six people including four young adults and two juveniles at the Pennsauken Summer Kick Off event Saturday night.

The annual family-friendly event at the Pennsauken Soccer Complex had to end fifteen minutes early due to public safety concerns as fights broke out, according to the township. Attendees missed out on fireworks that had been planned for the end of the night.

⬛ 6 teens caught with stolen vehicle in Ocean City, NJ, police say

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OCEAN CITY — A half dozen juveniles have been arrested after stealing a vehicle and driving it from one side of New Jersey to the other, police said.

The teens, ranging in age between 13 and 16 years old, were arrested in Ocean City after a foot chase, according to police.

Police said that officers stopped the vehicle around 8:17 p.m. Saturday night. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Camden.

NJ Street Fairs are back! See the latest 2024 schedule

All New Jersey street fairs are listed in date order. New locations may be added as the year progresses so please check back often for updates.

Gallery Credit: Mike Brant

NJ 'perv' teachers, coaches busted in the past three years

There have been a number of educators, coaches and private teachers facing criminal charges for sexual offenses around New Jersey, between 2022 and 2024.

Gallery Credit: Erin Vogt

17 towns in NJ among 100 hottest real estate markets

New Jersey locations that made the Top 100 list by Realtor.com measuring views on real estate listings and average length of time on the market.

Gallery Credit: Realtor.com

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