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  • Federal authorities to monitor Newark police

    Federal authorities to monitor Newark police

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:37:12 GMT
    Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regularly stole property from civilians, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded in a report released Tuesday that set the stage for federal monitoring of the police department that serves New Jersey's largest city. The report is the culmination of a three-year investigation begun months after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint.
    Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regularly stole property from civilians, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded in a report released Tuesday that set the stage for federal monitoring of the police department that serves New Jersey's largest city. The report is the culmination of a three-year investigation begun months after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint.
  • Anaconda sightings in Lake Hopatcong reported

    Anaconda sightings in Lake Hopatcong reported

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:59:16 GMT
    Boaters in Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey are keeping an eye out for an unwanted visitor lurking underwater: a 14- or 15-foot-ong snake, possibly a green anaconda. Several people have seen the reptile, which has probably holed up in a drain pipe. Reptile specialists are also searching the lake for signs of the snake. So far no more sightings have been reported.
    Boaters in Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey are keeping an eye out for an unwanted visitor lurking underwater: a 14- or 15-foot-ong snake, possibly a green anaconda. Several people have seen the reptile, which has probably holed up in a drain pipe. Reptile specialists are also searching the lake for signs of the snake. So far no more sightings have been reported.
  • Search for masked robbers in Caesars heist

    Search for masked robbers in Caesars heist

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:28:51 GMT
    The hunt is on in southern New Jersey for two suspects who made off with more than $180K from Caesars Atlantic City casino. The brazen robbers reportedly stole the cash from two plastic boxes on the casino floor. The robbery occurred on Monday at about 6 a.m. The masked robbers took off in a vehicle. The State Police Casino Gaming Bureau is handling the investigation.
    The hunt is on in southern New Jersey for two suspects who made off with more than $180K from Caesars Atlantic City casino. The brazen robbers reportedly stole the cash from two plastic boxes on the casino floor. The robbery occurred on Monday at about 6 a.m. The masked robbers took off in a vehicle. The State Police Casino Gaming Bureau is handling the investigation.
  • Jets eliminating paper season tickets

    Jets eliminating paper season tickets

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:04:58 GMT
    The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders, while offering those fans a rewards plan for showing up regularly and behaving properly.
    The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders, while offering those fans a rewards plan for showing up regularly and behaving properly.
  • 2 upper level GWB east lanes closed for repairs

    2 upper level GWB east lanes closed for repairs

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:19:59 GMT
    Workers have closed two upper level eastbound lanes on the George Washington Bridge for emergency repairs. The closures affect New York City bound motorists. Officials expect the lanes will remain closed until 3 p.m. Tuesday. Motorists heading into New York City should use the lower level or consider alternate Hudson River crossings.
    Workers have closed two upper level eastbound lanes on the George Washington Bridge for emergency repairs. The closures affect New York City bound motorists. Officials expect the lanes will remain closed until 3 p.m. Tuesday. Motorists heading into New York City should use the lower level or consider alternate Hudson River crossings.
  • Funeral held for NJ cop killed in crash

    Funeral held for NJ cop killed in crash

    Thousands gathered in northern New Jersey on Tuesday to remember Police Officer Christopher Goodell.   SkyFox HD was over the funeral procession into St. Luke's Church in Ho-Ho-Kus. Mourners including police officers from across the state lined the driveway of the church as the service began for the Waldwick officer killed by a tractor-trailer last week.
    Thousands gathered in northern New Jersey on Tuesday to remember Police Officer Christopher Goodell.   SkyFox HD was over the funeral procession into St. Luke's Church in Ho-Ho-Kus. Mourners including police officers from across the state lined the driveway of the church as the service began for the Waldwick officer killed by a tractor-trailer last week.
  • Jane Dornick "BusyBusy Mom" please guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor

    Jane Dornick "BusyBusy Mom" please guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:30:37 GMT
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    South Plainfield resident Jane Dornick, 53, pleaded guilty, prior to the selection of a jury, to Count One of an indictment charging her with three counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Dornick was arrested on Feb. 19, 2013. The remaining counts will be dismissed at sentencing. Dornick entered her plea before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton federal court.
    South Plainfield resident Jane Dornick, 53, pleaded guilty, prior to the selection of a jury, to Count One of an indictment charging her with three counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Dornick was arrested on Feb. 19, 2013. The remaining counts will be dismissed at sentencing. Dornick entered her plea before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton federal court.
  • AT&T cell antennas face legal snag; public will make its case Sept. 18 before vote

    AT&T cell antennas face legal snag; public will make its case Sept. 18 before vote

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:28:36 GMT
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    In November of last year, ATT attorney Judy Fairweather promised: "I will come back with an army (of experts)" in her bid to convince the Zoning Board of Adjustment to grant multiple variances that would allow her company to install 12 cell antennas on the NJ American Water Tower on Buxton Road. At the end of the meeting on Thursday, Fairweather all but sounded retreat after bowing to the request by residents, who asked that the next meeting be moved to Sept. 18.
    In November of last year, ATT attorney Judy Fairweather promised: "I will come back with an army (of experts)" in her bid to convince the Zoning Board of Adjustment to grant multiple variances that would allow her company to install 12 cell antennas on the NJ American Water Tower on Buxton Road. At the end of the meeting on Thursday, Fairweather all but sounded retreat after bowing to the request by residents, who asked that the next meeting be moved to Sept. 18.
  • Repaving of Palisades Parkway begins

    Repaving of Palisades Parkway begins

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:42:19 GMT
    Crews have begun repaving along the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The last time such work was done on the road, which links New York state to the George Washington Bridge, was the mid-1990s.
    Crews have begun repaving along the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The last time such work was done on the road, which links New York state to the George Washington Bridge, was the mid-1990s.
  • Seaside Heights carousel up for auction

    Seaside Heights carousel up for auction

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:57:00 GMT
    The 82-year-old carousel on the Seaside Heights boardwalk survived Superstorm Sandy and a devastating fire, but it may not survive changing economics. The company that owns the carousel is selling it to make room for new attractions. An auction is planned for fall, with the hope that a buyer will take the entire ride and prevent it from being broken up and sold off piecemeal.
    The 82-year-old carousel on the Seaside Heights boardwalk survived Superstorm Sandy and a devastating fire, but it may not survive changing economics. The company that owns the carousel is selling it to make room for new attractions. An auction is planned for fall, with the hope that a buyer will take the entire ride and prevent it from being broken up and sold off piecemeal.
  • Wawa to close first store opened 50 years ago

    Wawa to close first store opened 50 years ago

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:01:43 GMT
    Wawa plans to close the first convenience store opened by the chain in the Philadelphia suburbs a half-century ago.  Susan Bratton, Wawa's regional real estate manager, says the old store is just too small.
    Wawa plans to close the first convenience store opened by the chain in the Philadelphia suburbs a half-century ago.  Susan Bratton, Wawa's regional real estate manager, says the old store is just too small.
  • Doctor's license revoked over prescriptions

    Doctor's license revoked over prescriptions

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:02:29 GMT
    A central New Jersey physician who officials say engaged in a "grossly negligent pattern" of prescribing painkillers has had his medical license revoked. State officials announced the action Monday. Ali Mansour, whose practice was based in Somerset, is accused of prescribing excessive amounts of potentially addictive drugs, putting his patients at risk. They say he also continued to prescribe increasing dosages to patients, despite clear evidence that they were abusing drugs.
    A central New Jersey physician who officials say engaged in a "grossly negligent pattern" of prescribing painkillers has had his medical license revoked. State officials announced the action Monday. Ali Mansour, whose practice was based in Somerset, is accused of prescribing excessive amounts of potentially addictive drugs, putting his patients at risk. They say he also continued to prescribe increasing dosages to patients, despite clear evidence that they were abusing drugs.
  • Franklin Lakes woman who was texting and driving kills motorcyclist on Route 17 in Paramus

    Franklin Lakes woman who was texting and driving kills motorcyclist on Route 17 in Paramus

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:44:07 GMT
    A Franklin Lakes woman who was texting while driving caused a multi-vehicle crash on Route 17 in Paramus on Friday afternoon that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist from Elmwood Park,cliffviewpilot.com has reported.
    A Franklin Lakes woman who was texting while driving caused a multi-vehicle crash on Route 17 in Paramus on Friday afternoon that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist from Elmwood Park,cliffviewpilot.com has reported.
  • County settles lawsuit with employee who claimed she was fired for being gay

    County settles lawsuit with employee who claimed she was fired for being gay

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:40:07 GMT
    Bergen County officials have settled a lawsuit for a payment of $199,000 to the estate of a former assistant director of the county’s addiction recovery program,according to northjersey.com. Joanne Miltner, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 57, filed the lawsuit in 2011 for sexual harassment and discrimination, in which she alleged she had been fired because she was gay.
    Bergen County officials have settled a lawsuit for a payment of $199,000 to the estate of a former assistant director of the county’s addiction recovery program,according to northjersey.com. Joanne Miltner, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 57, filed the lawsuit in 2011 for sexual harassment and discrimination, in which she alleged she had been fired because she was gay.
  • Lawmaker who faced DUI wants police car cameras

    Lawmaker who faced DUI wants police car cameras

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:04 AM EDT2014-07-21 11:04:22 GMT
    For one New Jersey lawmaker, a bill requiring mounted video cameras in new police cars is personal.
    For one New Jersey lawmaker, a bill requiring mounted video cameras in new police cars is personal.
  • Funeral for Jersey City police officer shot dead

    Funeral for Jersey City police officer shot dead

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:13:18 GMT
    One New Jersey city prepares to bury a fallen police officer, while a second town is mourning another officer killed in the line of duty.
    More than a thousand police officers gathered in New Jersey's second-largest city to bury a police officer who was gunned down in the line of duty. Gov. Chris Christie was among the mourners who attended Friday's funeral in Jersey City for Officer Melvin Santiago. The 23-year-old rookie was killed Sunday in what authorities have called an ambush. His assailant was killed during a subsequent shootout.
  • NJ teacher faces prison for sex talk with students

    NJ teacher faces prison for sex talk with students

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    A teacher and former councilman in Camden County faces prison after admitting he engaged in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students.
    A teacher and former councilman in Camden County faces prison after admitting he engaged in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students.
  • Memo: Gang members may seek revenge for cop killer's death

    Memo: Gang members may seek revenge for cop killer's death

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-07-17 12:31:06 GMT
    Jersey City Police photoJersey City Police photo
    Police and other law enforcement officers paid tribute to Officer Melvin Santiago, 23, on Wednesday. The rookie Jersey City officer was shot and killed responding to a 911 burglary call from a drug store. Police then shot and killed the alleged gunman, Lawrence Campbell. Mayor Steven Fulop downplayed reports that members of the Bloods street gang have ordered retaliation against the men and women in blue.
    Police and other law enforcement officers paid tribute to Officer Melvin Santiago, 23, on Wednesday. The rookie Jersey City officer was shot and killed responding to a 911 burglary call from a drug store. Police then shot and killed the alleged gunman, Lawrence Campbell. Mayor Steven Fulop downplayed reports that members of the Bloods street gang have ordered retaliation against the men and women in blue.
  • NJ seniors help make wine for retirement community

    NJ seniors help make wine for retirement community

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:43:05 GMT
    Many things get better with age like wine. And some seniors from New Jersey are putting their own spin on this concept by helping to make wine. This group of seniors includes former teachers, engineers, librarians and homemakers. Now well into retirement, they are keeping their spirits high by making wine. All live independently at the Harrogate Retirement Community in Lakewood. Many are in their 80s and 90s.
    Many things get better with age like wine. And some seniors from New Jersey are putting their own spin on this concept by helping to make wine. This group of seniors includes former teachers, engineers, librarians and homemakers. Now well into retirement, they are keeping their spirits high by making wine. All live independently at the Harrogate Retirement Community in Lakewood. Many are in their 80s and 90s.
  • Rutgers University tuition, fee to rise

    Rutgers University tuition, fee to rise

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:21:56 GMT
    Tuition and fees are going up at New Jersey's flagship university for the upcoming school year. The Rutgers University Board of Governors voted Wednesday to raise tuition by about 2 percent for the 2014-2015 academic year. Students and several state officials had appealed to the board to consider a tuition freeze on the heels of a 3.3 percent hike last year.
    Tuition and fees are going up at New Jersey's flagship university for the upcoming school year. The Rutgers University Board of Governors voted Wednesday to raise tuition by about 2 percent for the 2014-2015 academic year. Students and several state officials had appealed to the board to consider a tuition freeze on the heels of a 3.3 percent hike last year.
  • Plane crash in New Jersey

    Plane crash in New Jersey

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:53:32 GMT
    A small plane crashed into a field in Somerset County, N.J. on Wednesday morning. It happened off of Sunnymeade Road in Hillsborogh Township before 11 a.m. Video from the scene showed the damaged plane flipped near a group of trees.
    A small plane crashed into a field in Somerset County, N.J. on Wednesday morning. It happened off of Sunnymeade Road in Hillsborogh Township before 11 a.m. Video from the scene showed the damaged plane flipped near a group of trees.
  • Police looking for 'devil' robber

    Police looking for 'devil' robber

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:34:09 GMT
    Did the devil make him do it?  The New Jersey State Police are looking the public's help with identifying a person who robbed a Montague Twp. Dairy Queen wearing a horned devil mask.
    Did the devil make him do it?  The New Jersey State Police are looking the public's help with identifying a person who robbed a Montague Twp. Dairy Queen wearing a horned devil mask.
  • Princeton professor accused of stealing lawn signs

    Princeton professor accused of stealing lawn signs

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:06:44 GMT
    Police have charged a Princeton University professor with stealing lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business.
    Police have charged a Princeton University professor with stealing lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business.
  • Combat vet with service dog denied by restaurant gets free meal after Facebook post

    Combat vet with service dog denied by restaurant gets free meal after Facebook post

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:05:15 GMT
    After two tours of duty in the Middle East as a Marine, Corey Houghtaling now requires a service dog to help him navigate daily tasks. Houghtaling and his girlfriend, Jenna Williams, recently went out to eat at Wok N’ Sushi on Route 23 in Franklin. What was supposed to be a nice dinner turned into an anxiety attack for the veteran and a painful experience.
    After two tours of duty in the Middle East as a Marine, Corey Houghtaling now requires a service dog to help him navigate daily tasks. Houghtaling and his girlfriend, Jenna Williams, recently went out to eat at Wok N’ Sushi on Route 23 in Franklin. What was supposed to be a nice dinner turned into an anxiety attack for the veteran and a painful experience.
  • Still at large, off Sandy Hook: metal drum labeled "radioactive"

    Still at large, off Sandy Hook: metal drum labeled "radioactive"

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:02:53 GMT
    The uncapped 55-gallon metal drum reportedly bobbing in the water off Sandy Hook labeled "radioactive" has not been found, but most likely filled with seawater, said a Coast Guard official. A fisherman photographed the drum and reported it to Coast Guard officials around Monday at 4:30 p.m. about 8 nautical miles off Sandy Hook.
    The uncapped 55-gallon metal drum reportedly bobbing in the water off Sandy Hook labeled "radioactive" has not been found, but most likely filled with seawater, said a Coast Guard official. A fisherman photographed the drum and reported it to Coast Guard officials around Monday at 4:30 p.m. about 8 nautical miles off Sandy Hook.
  • Reporter who spoke about black families suspended

    Reporter who spoke about black families suspended

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-07-16 12:08:56 GMT
    A white TV reporter who voiced his opinions about black families and relations with police while reporting on a fatal New Jersey police shooting says he's been suspended from his station and won't return.
    A white TV reporter who voiced his opinions about black families and relations with police while reporting on a fatal New Jersey police shooting says he's been suspended from his station and won't return.
  • Loaded handgun found in child's bag at day care

    Loaded handgun found in child's bag at day care

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-07-16 10:46:57 GMT
    Police say they've arrested the father of an 11-month-old girl after a day care worker found a loaded handgun in the child's bag.
    Police say they've arrested the father of an 11-month-old girl after a day care worker found a loaded handgun in the child's bag.
  • Powerful storm hit tristate region

    Powerful storm hit tristate region

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-07-16 04:50:17 GMT
    Powerful thunderstorms prompted the National Weather Service to issue several weather alerts for the New York City metropolitan area in effect through Wednesday morning. Many counties are under a Flash Flood Watch through 6 a.m. July 16. Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms moved across the area ahead of a cold front.
    Powerful thunderstorms prompted the National Weather Service to issue several weather alerts for the New York City metropolitan area in effect through Wednesday morning. Many counties are under a Flash Flood Watch through 6 a.m. July 16. Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms moved across the area ahead of a cold front.
  • Former marine dies in Union Beach, N.J. blaze following explosion in backyard

    Former marine dies in Union Beach, N.J. blaze following explosion in backyard

    Monday, July 14 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-07-14 17:15:16 GMT
    A father is mourning the death of his grown son Sunday morning, following an explosion in the backyard shed of their Union Beach home in the middle of the night. Christopher Curtis Sr. said his son, Paul Curtis, a 52-year old former Marine, died in the incident, which is currently under investigation by the Monmouth County Fire Marshal. The family lives at 509 Stone Road, just two doors away from Borough Hall.
    A father is mourning the death of his grown son Sunday morning, following an explosion in the backyard shed of their Union Beach home in the middle of the night. Christopher Curtis Sr. said his son, Paul Curtis, a 52-year old former Marine, died in the incident, which is currently under investigation by the Monmouth County Fire Marshal. The family lives at 509 Stone Road, just two doors away from Borough Hall.
  • Hillary Clinton coming to Jersey for book signing

    Hillary Clinton coming to Jersey for book signing

    Monday, July 14 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-14 17:12:45 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Belgium, December 5, 2012. (State Department photo)U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Belgium, December 5, 2012. (State Department photo)
    Hillary Clinton is coming to Jersey.The former First Lady and Secretary of State and possible future Presidential candidate will be at Bookends in Ridgewood Thursday, July 17 at 6 p.m. Clinton will be signing copies of her book Hard Choices, the bookstore announced on its website this week. The book, which has reportedly had mediocre sales, chronicles her four years as Secretary of State.
    Hillary Clinton is coming to Jersey.The former First Lady and Secretary of State and possible future Presidential candidate will be at Bookends in Ridgewood Thursday, July 17 at 6 p.m. Clinton will be signing copies of her book Hard Choices, the bookstore announced on its website this week. The book, which has reportedly had mediocre sales, chronicles her four years as Secretary of State.
  • 'Jersey Shore' TV star Michael 'The Situation' Sorrentino in legal trouble again

    'Jersey Shore' TV star Michael 'The Situation' Sorrentino in legal trouble again

    Monday, July 14 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-07-14 17:10:39 GMT
    "Jersey Shore" reality TV star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino is in legal trouble again.He and his brother, Marc, have been sued by their former attorney who claims they bounced checks and owe $29,000 legal fees. The lawsuit alleges the firm is owed $29,175.20 for legal services and seeks reimbursement for two bounced checks, according to The Asbury Park Press.
    "Jersey Shore" reality TV star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino is in legal trouble again.He and his brother, Marc, have been sued by their former attorney who claims they bounced checks and owe $29,000 legal fees. The lawsuit alleges the firm is owed $29,175.20 for legal services and seeks reimbursement for two bounced checks, according to The Asbury Park Press.
  • Prosecutor's office investigating euthanization of dogs in Toms River

    Prosecutor's office investigating euthanization of dogs in Toms River

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:28:48 GMT
    The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is looking into an allegation of what some local residents are calling a barbaric euthanization of a dog in Toms River. The dog, apparently named Mocha, was described by witnesses who have spoken to Toms River Patch to have been euthanized by its owner on April 14 by way of exhaust gases from a vehicle. The incident took place on 2nd Avenue, sources say.
    The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is looking into an allegation of what some local residents are calling a barbaric euthanization of a dog in Toms River. The dog, apparently named Mocha, was described by witnesses who have spoken to Toms River Patch to have been euthanized by its owner on April 14 by way of exhaust gases from a vehicle. The incident took place on 2nd Avenue, sources say.
  • Three injured when tent collapses during storm at Ocean County fair

    Three injured when tent collapses during storm at Ocean County fair

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:26:08 GMT
    Three people were hurt when a strong thunderstorm blew through the Ocean County Fair Monday night and toppled a tent, according to the South Toms River Volunteer First Aid and Rescue Squad's Facebook page.
    Three people were hurt when a strong thunderstorm blew through the Ocean County Fair Monday night and toppled a tent, according to the South Toms River Volunteer First Aid and Rescue Squad's Facebook page.
  • 5 months of deer hunting coming to county parks in Parsippany

    5 months of deer hunting coming to county parks in Parsippany

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:23:33 GMT
    In an effort to cull white-tailed deer and “minimize severe threats posed to the biodiversity of native flora and fauna,” the Morris County Park Commission is continuing its annual deer management program and has released a hunting schedule. That schedule includes a total of 21 weeks of active hunting allowed in two county parks that call Parsippany home.
    In an effort to cull white-tailed deer and “minimize severe threats posed to the biodiversity of native flora and fauna,” the Morris County Park Commission is continuing its annual deer management program and has released a hunting schedule. That schedule includes a total of 21 weeks of active hunting allowed in two county parks that call Parsippany home.
  • Husband killed wife, then self, cops say

    Husband killed wife, then self, cops say

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-08 18:51:05 GMT
    A Lake Hopatcong couple found dead in their home early Sunday morning was the result of a murder-suicide, Jefferson Police said Tuesday. Julian Knott, 44, fatally shot his wife, Alita, 47, multiple times before taking his own life with the same weapon, according to Capt. Eric Wilsusen. Officers found the couple dead in their Log Road home early Sunday morning after responding to a report of two unconscious adults, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said earlier.
    A Lake Hopatcong couple found dead in their home early Sunday morning was the result of a murder-suicide, Jefferson Police said Tuesday. Julian Knott, 44, fatally shot his wife, Alita, 47, multiple times before taking his own life with the same weapon, according to Capt. Eric Wilsusen. Officers found the couple dead in their Log Road home early Sunday morning after responding to a report of two unconscious adults, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said earlier.
  • Kim Kardashian, friend dine in Seaside Heights, N.J.

    Kim Kardashian, friend dine in Seaside Heights, N.J.

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-07-08 16:28:51 GMT
    Kim Kardashian made a stop in Seaside Heights Monday night, spurring throngs of onlookers to gawk at the reality TV star and a friend sharing a bite to eat at a popular boardwalk restaurant. Kardashian was spotted having dinner at Spicy Cantina as more than 2,000 followers looked on, necessitating crowd control by police, a report from the Asbury Park Press said.
    Kim Kardashian made a stop in Seaside Heights Monday night, spurring throngs of onlookers to gawk at the reality TV star and a friend sharing a bite to eat at a popular boardwalk restaurant. Kardashian was spotted having dinner at Spicy Cantina as more than 2,000 followers looked on, necessitating crowd control by police, a report from the Asbury Park Press said.
  • Obituary: Tiffani Amber Lindlar, 18, of South Brunswick

    Obituary: Tiffani Amber Lindlar, 18, of South Brunswick

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-07-08 16:26:04 GMT
    Miss Tiffani Amber Lindlar, 18, of the Dayton section of South Brunswick Township, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at her home with her family by her side. Born in New Brunswick, Tiffani grew up in Keansburg, NJ and had been a resident of Dayton for the past 1 and 1/2 years. A recent graduate of South Brunswick Township High School, Tiffani dreamed of going on to the Culinary Institute of America.
    Miss Tiffani Amber Lindlar, 18, of the Dayton section of South Brunswick Township, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at her home with her family by her side. Born in New Brunswick, Tiffani grew up in Keansburg, NJ and had been a resident of Dayton for the past 1 and 1/2 years. A recent graduate of South Brunswick Township High School, Tiffani dreamed of going on to the Culinary Institute of America.
  • Thunderstorms hit New York, New Jersey

    Thunderstorms hit New York, New Jersey

    Friday, July 4 2014 5:58 AM EDT2014-07-04 09:58:34 GMT
    The National Weather Service issued several weather alerts -- including Flood Watches and Warnings and Severe Thunderstorms Warnings -- for a second day in a row for the New York and New Jersey area because of powerful storms.  The Flash Flood Watch remained in effect for certain counties until Friday, July 4, at noon.
    The National Weather Service issued several weather alerts -- including Flood Watches and Warnings and Severe Thunderstorms Warnings -- for a second day in a row for the New York and New Jersey area because of powerful storms.  The Flash Flood Watch remained in effect for certain counties until Friday, July 4, at noon.

  • Long Valley teen heads to Haiti to build home for sponsored child's family

    Long Valley teen heads to Haiti to build home for sponsored child's family

    Thursday, July 3 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-07-03 15:54:52 GMT
    While her friends hit the beach and work up a sweat while getting a tan, Nicole Dyer will be spending some of her summer in a third-world country, building a house and spread the word of God. Dyer, 16, who recently finished her sophomore year at West Morris Central High School, is flying to Haiti this month to make good on a promise her family made to a boy and his suffering family.
    While her friends hit the beach and work up a sweat while getting a tan, Nicole Dyer will be spending some of her summer in a third-world country, building a house and spread the word of God. Dyer, 16, who recently finished her sophomore year at West Morris Central High School, is flying to Haiti this month to make good on a promise her family made to a boy and his suffering family.
  • Rain compromises Ridgewood's 4th of July street-lining chairs tradition

    Rain compromises Ridgewood's 4th of July street-lining chairs tradition

    Thursday, July 3 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-03 15:53:01 GMT
    Heavy rains Wednesday and the potential for more rain Thursday has altered a longtime 4th of July tradition in Ridgewood - setting up chairs along the holiday parade route days and even weeks in advance. In a post on its website Wednesday, the village asked residents to remove their chairs because of the rain: Although we want to assure all of our residents and visitors that the parade will still go on as scheduled on Friday, we are asking for assistance.
    Heavy rains Wednesday and the potential for more rain Thursday has altered a longtime 4th of July tradition in Ridgewood - setting up chairs along the holiday parade route days and even weeks in advance. In a post on its website Wednesday, the village asked residents to remove their chairs because of the rain: Although we want to assure all of our residents and visitors that the parade will still go on as scheduled on Friday, we are asking for assistance.
  • Town appoints first female African American Mayor in Bergen County history

    Town appoints first female African American Mayor in Bergen County history

    Thursday, July 3 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-03 15:50:59 GMT
    During a reorganization meeting Tuesday, the Teaneck town council made Bergen County history. The council voted unanimously to appoint Lizette Parker mayor, making her the first African American female mayor not only in Teaneck's history, but in Bergen County's, NorthJersey.com reported. Parker is a two-term councilwoman who won a municipal election this May, the report said.
    During a reorganization meeting Tuesday, the Teaneck town council made Bergen County history. The council voted unanimously to appoint Lizette Parker mayor, making her the first African American female mayor not only in Teaneck's history, but in Bergen County's, NorthJersey.com reported. Parker is a two-term councilwoman who won a municipal election this May, the report said.
  • Ridgewood veteran to bike across US to raise money for troops

    Ridgewood veteran to bike across US to raise money for troops

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-01 17:20:20 GMT
    A 65-year-old Vietnam vet from Ridgewood has set off on a trip across the country that he hopes will raise $25,000.According to a NorthJersey.com report, Richard King has started a 10,000 motorcycle ride across the United States on what he calls the "Long Road Home America" project, which will raise funds for Homes for Our Troops.
    A 65-year-old Vietnam vet from Ridgewood has set off on a trip across the country that he hopes will raise $25,000.According to a NorthJersey.com report, Richard King has started a 10,000 motorcycle ride across the United States on what he calls the "Long Road Home America" project, which will raise funds for Homes for Our Troops.
  • Jon Bon Jovi to play Red Bank's Count Basie on July 30

    Jon Bon Jovi to play Red Bank's Count Basie on July 30

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-07-01 17:18:05 GMT
    Jon Bon Jovi The Kings of Suburbia will play a benefit concert on Wednesday, July 30th at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, it was announced today. The concert will benefit the Red Bank's Parker Family Health Center, a free health care facility serving the Monmouth County area. Tickets are $500, $150, $125, $99, and $50 (additional handling fees can apply.) They go on sale Wednesday, July 2 at noon ET.
    Jon Bon Jovi The Kings of Suburbia will play a benefit concert on Wednesday, July 30th at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, it was announced today. The concert will benefit the Red Bank's Parker Family Health Center, a free health care facility serving the Monmouth County area. Tickets are $500, $150, $125, $99, and $50 (additional handling fees can apply.) They go on sale Wednesday, July 2 at noon ET.
  • The Big Idea

    Can you fight a hurricane?

    Can you fight a hurricane?

    Monday, June 23 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-06-24 02:24:11 GMT
    Superstorm Sandy turned this region upside down, destroying homes, obliterating businesses, ruining coastlines, and uprooting lives. Like so many, I watched as Sandy reduced our beach-side towns to rubble. In the two years that have passed, the focus has been on rebuilding getting people back on their feet. But what if you could fight Mother Nature?Hurricanes are fueled by the heat and energy in warm ocean water.
    Superstorm Sandy turned this region upside down, destroying homes, obliterating businesses, ruining coastlines, and uprooting lives. Like so many, I watched as Sandy reduced our beach-side towns to rubble. In the two years that have passed, the focus has been on rebuilding getting people back on their feet. But what if you could fight Mother Nature?Hurricanes are fueled by the heat and energy in warm ocean water.
  • Restraint played role in Union County inmates death

    Restraint played role in Union County inmates death

    Friday, June 20 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-06-20 18:38:19 GMT

    Physical restraint is believed to have played a role in the death of a Cranford man awaiting trial for the murder of his girlfriend in Union County jail, according to nj.com. William Parisio, 25, was found with unspecified injuries in his cell on Feb. 16 and brought to Elizabeth Hospital where later died of cardiac dysrhythmia, according to nj.com.

    Physical restraint is believed to have played a role in the death of a Cranford man awaiting trial for the murder of his girlfriend in Union County jail, according to nj.com. William Parisio, 25, was found with unspecified injuries in his cell on Feb. 16 and brought to Elizabeth Hospital where later died of cardiac dysrhythmia, according to nj.com.

  • Dolphin debacle: Ortley residents upset over water company logo

    Dolphin debacle: Ortley residents upset over water company logo

    Friday, June 20 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-06-20 18:36:53 GMT
    When Ortley Beach residents spotted an outline of the familiar jumping dolphin being painted onto the water tower in their neighborhood last Saturday, many breathed a sigh of relief that one of the familiar scenes in a changing section of town would be there to stay. But days later, many noticed the familiar jumping dolphins and "Ortley Beach" lettering inscribed on the side of the water tower would only be visible from the north.
    When Ortley Beach residents spotted an outline of the familiar jumping dolphin being painted onto the water tower in their neighborhood last Saturday, many breathed a sigh of relief that one of the familiar scenes in a changing section of town would be there to stay. But days later, many noticed the familiar jumping dolphins and "Ortley Beach" lettering inscribed on the side of the water tower would only be visible from the north.
  • Special Olympics: baseball debuts

    Special Olympics: baseball debuts

    Friday, June 20 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-06-20 09:31:33 GMT
    Baseball holds a special place on the American sports landscape. From a crack of the bat to a roar of the crowd, it is baseball. And it is making a debut at this year's Special Olympics USA Games.Delaware and Alabama played in the bronze medal game. Rhode Island and Tony Vlahovic's team from New Jersey competed for the first ever championship.
    Baseball holds a special place on the American sports landscape. From a crack of the bat to a roar of the crowd, it is baseball. And it is making a debut at this year's Special Olympics USA Games.Delaware and Alabama played in the bronze medal game. Rhode Island and Tony Vlahovic's team from New Jersey competed for the first ever championship.
  • Special Olympics: gymnastics

    Special Olympics: gymnastics

    Thursday, June 19 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-06-19 23:14:53 GMT
    Three athletes and two coaches make up New Jersey's Special Olympics gymnastics team. They call themselves the Fab 5. Coach Donna Roberto says they've been training for the last 9 months. The athletes -- Alyssa Sims, Courtney Muns, and Molly Hebert -- were among the 32 participants involved in the gymnastics competition.
    Three athletes and two coaches make up New Jersey's Special Olympics gymnastics team. They call themselves the Fab 5. Coach Donna Roberto says they've been training for the last 9 months. The athletes -- Alyssa Sims, Courtney Muns, and Molly Hebert -- were among the 32 participants involved in the gymnastics competition.
  • Special Olympics Future Stars

    Special Olympics Future Stars

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-06-18 21:42:28 GMT
    Sure, 6-year-old Aimee Clark runs because it feels nice to have the wind in her hair, a cheering crowd at her back and, ultimately, a medal around her neck, but she also brought her talents to the track at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Special Olympics facility in Lawrenceville, N.J., on a scorching-hot Wednesday with another goal in mind.
    Sure, 6-year-old Aimee Clark runs because it feels nice to have the wind in her hair, a cheering crowd at her back and, ultimately, a medal around her neck, but she also brought her talents to the track at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Special Olympics facility in Lawrenceville, N.J., on a scorching-hot Wednesday with another goal in mind.
  • Couple 'attacked' by beaver near Surprise Lake in Union County

    Couple 'attacked' by beaver near Surprise Lake in Union County

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-06-18 18:30:11 GMT
    Although Union County's director of parks planning says there are no known beavers living in the Watchung Reservation, one unlucky couple certainly disagrees, according to nj.com.
    Although Union County's director of parks planning says there are no known beavers living in the Watchung Reservation, one unlucky couple certainly disagrees, according to nj.com.
  • Rotary club rallies to support paralyzed Madison man

    Rotary club rallies to support paralyzed Madison man

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-06-18 18:27:05 GMT
    The Rotary Club of Madison will hold a fundraiser next month for a borough resident who is paralyzed from the neck down from a viral infection with no known cure. Dave Cuozzo, a husband and father of four who has been a Union Township police officer for more than 25 years, contracted the virus in December and remains confined to a wheelchair. "The road ahead is challenging: physically, emotionally and financially for him and his young family," the Rotary Club wrote in a statement.
    The Rotary Club of Madison will hold a fundraiser next month for a borough resident who is paralyzed from the neck down from a viral infection with no known cure. Dave Cuozzo, a husband and father of four who has been a Union Township police officer for more than 25 years, contracted the virus in December and remains confined to a wheelchair. "The road ahead is challenging: physically, emotionally and financially for him and his young family," the Rotary Club wrote in a statement.
  • Nanny rescues child, 3 from trench after 15-foot fall into freezing water

    Nanny rescues child, 3 from trench after 15-foot fall into freezing water

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-06-18 18:23:32 GMT
    A nanny rescued a 3-year-old child from a 15-foot septic trench in a Hackettstown backyard Monday afternoon. Alison Machigua was walking in the yard of the home in the 200 block of West Valley View Avenue when she fell through the grass-covered hole into freezing water. Luz Jimenez, 26, heard the screams of the girl's mother, Marlen Machigua, andrushed to the backyard at about 5:30 p.m. Monday, according to LehighValleyLive.com.
    A nanny rescued a 3-year-old child from a 15-foot septic trench in a Hackettstown backyard Monday afternoon. Alison Machigua was walking in the yard of the home in the 200 block of West Valley View Avenue when she fell through the grass-covered hole into freezing water. Luz Jimenez, 26, heard the screams of the girl's mother, Marlen Machigua, andrushed to the backyard at about 5:30 p.m. Monday, according to LehighValleyLive.com.
  • Special Olympics: Swimming, track and field at Princeton

    Special Olympics: Swimming, track and field at Princeton

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-06-17 21:58:37 GMT
    The Special Olympics USA Games are underway in New Jersey. Swimming and track and field events took place at Princeton, N.J., Tuesday. New Jersey Special Olympics athlete Jacqueline Fuentes, 17, pulled far away from the pack to take home a gold medal for track and field. She learned about the games a few years ago and has been competing ever since. Like so many of these athletes the games have changed how she feels about herself.
    The Special Olympics USA Games are underway in New Jersey. Swimming and track and field events took place at Princeton, N.J., Tuesday. New Jersey Special Olympics athlete Jacqueline Fuentes, 17, pulled far away from the pack to take home a gold medal for track and field. She learned about the games a few years ago and has been competing ever since. Like so many of these athletes the games have changed how she feels about herself.
  • Victoria's Secret suing ex-Garden State Plaza employee

    Victoria's Secret suing ex-Garden State Plaza employee

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-06-17 17:58:27 GMT
    Victoria's Secret is suing a former employee of its Garden State Plaza location, claiming that the man used his position in the company to buy goods at deep discounts, and then resell them, nj.com reported. According to the report, Mina Nematalla, of Bayonne, is accused of working with co-conspirators to buy body care products using phony or wrongfully-acquired discounts and credits.
    Victoria's Secret is suing a former employee of its Garden State Plaza location, claiming that the man used his position in the company to buy goods at deep discounts, and then resell them, nj.com reported. According to the report, Mina Nematalla, of Bayonne, is accused of working with co-conspirators to buy body care products using phony or wrongfully-acquired discounts and credits.
  • Sandy aid shortfall shouldn't affect Toms River budget

    Sandy aid shortfall shouldn't affect Toms River budget

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-06-17 17:54:40 GMT
    Toms River will receive $10.2 million in federal aid to bridge the gap between the township's budget obligations and the ratable base destroyed during Superstorm Sandy, though officials had requested $15 million in aid. "We knew going in that that was going to happen," said Township Administrator Paul Shives, so a plan has already been put into place to stabilize the budget for the 2014 tax year.
    Toms River will receive $10.2 million in federal aid to bridge the gap between the township's budget obligations and the ratable base destroyed during Superstorm Sandy, though officials had requested $15 million in aid. "We knew going in that that was going to happen," said Township Administrator Paul Shives, so a plan has already been put into place to stabilize the budget for the 2014 tax year.
  • Special Olympics underway

    Special Olympics underway

    Monday, June 16 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-06-16 22:22:08 GMT
    Special Olympics athletes from Delaware and California spent an intense afternoon on the courts at the College of New Jersey locked in a fierce rivalry on Monday. Guard Heidi Sand was a high scoring player in this game. Heidi has competed in the Special Olympics for the past 18 years. Basketball is just one of a number of athletic competitions that got underway during the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games New Jersey.
    Special Olympics athletes from Delaware and California spent an intense afternoon on the courts at the College of New Jersey locked in a fierce rivalry on Monday. Guard Heidi Sand was a high scoring player in this game. Heidi has competed in the Special Olympics for the past 18 years. Basketball is just one of a number of athletic competitions that got underway during the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games New Jersey.
  • Galloway's Cierra Kaler-Jones wins Miss New Jersey Pageant in Ocean City

    Galloway's Cierra Kaler-Jones wins Miss New Jersey Pageant in Ocean City

    Monday, June 16 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-06-16 17:24:29 GMT
    A Galloway Township native won the Miss New Jersey Pageant in Ocean City Saturday night, The Press of Atlantic City reports. Cierra Kaler-Jones, an Absegami High School graduate, won the crown at the Music Pier Saturday night. Brenna Weick, Sandra Okuboyejo, Lindsey Giannini and Devon Vanderslice were also in the top five, according to the report.
    A Galloway Township native won the Miss New Jersey Pageant in Ocean City Saturday night, The Press of Atlantic City reports. Cierra Kaler-Jones, an Absegami High School graduate, won the crown at the Music Pier Saturday night. Brenna Weick, Sandra Okuboyejo, Lindsey Giannini and Devon Vanderslice were also in the top five, according to the report.
  • Should high school coaches be allowed to stay after teaching retirement?

    Should high school coaches be allowed to stay after teaching retirement?

    Monday, June 16 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-06-16 17:18:26 GMT
    In New Jersey, high school athletic instructors run double duty as teachers and coaches. A law in the Garden State says that when a teacher who also serves as a coach retires from the classroom, he or she must wait a full school year to get back on the sidelines or the educator will lose his or her pension package.
    In New Jersey, high school athletic instructors run double duty as teachers and coaches. A law in the Garden State says that when a teacher who also serves as a coach retires from the classroom, he or she must wait a full school year to get back on the sidelines or the educator will lose his or her pension package.
  • Doctor, dad saves woman at Sandy Hook on Father's Day

    Doctor, dad saves woman at Sandy Hook on Father's Day

    Monday, June 16 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-06-16 17:16:53 GMT
    Aran Degenhardt of River Edge didn't have to think. Or fear. When you're a doctor, that's how it works. Or a dad. Degenhardt saw the woman pulled out in the riptide. As others stood and watched, he grabbed his board, and hustled out to sea. "I just went out there as fast as I could," he said as he celebrated Father's Day with his 4-year-old daughter, Zaria, at Sandy Hook on Sunday.
    Aran Degenhardt of River Edge didn't have to think. Or fear. When you're a doctor, that's how it works. Or a dad. Degenhardt saw the woman pulled out in the riptide. As others stood and watched, he grabbed his board, and hustled out to sea. "I just went out there as fast as I could," he said as he celebrated Father's Day with his 4-year-old daughter, Zaria, at Sandy Hook on Sunday.
  • WATCH: Ocean City's "Happy" video

    WATCH: Ocean City's "Happy" video

    Monday, June 16 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-06-16 17:15:07 GMT
    The Ocean City Chamber of Commerce put together a video set to Pharrell William's song "Happy." The city was challenged to do so by a North Carolina town. The video features locals, including Councilman Keith Hartzell. The video was presented to Ocean City Council and the public Thursday night. It was posted to YouTube on Friday.
    The Ocean City Chamber of Commerce put together a video set to Pharrell William's song "Happy." The city was challenged to do so by a North Carolina town. The video features locals, including Councilman Keith Hartzell. The video was presented to Ocean City Council and the public Thursday night. It was posted to YouTube on Friday.
  • Ed Sheeran plays multiple shows in 1 day

    Ed Sheeran plays multiple shows in 1 day

    Friday, June 13 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-06-14 02:32:37 GMT
    Three-time Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran performed for a small group of fans at the Empire State Building Friday morning before surprising his nearly 10 million Twitter followers with a show at Rockefeller Plaza in the afternoon. This all happened before he took the stage at Ellis Island in the evening.
    Three-time Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran performed for a small group of fans at the Empire State Building Friday morning before surprising his nearly 10 million Twitter followers with a show at Rockefeller Plaza in the afternoon. This all happened before he took the stage at Ellis Island in the evening.
  • NJ Lottery will introduce a new CASH4LIFE game this week

    NJ Lottery will introduce a new CASH4LIFE game this week

    Friday, June 13 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-06-13 14:50:04 GMT
    The New Jersey Lottery is teaming up with the New York Lottery to launch the first Northeast regional draw-based “For Life” game, CASH4LIFE, in the two states. CASH4LIFE offers two jackpot prizes: one is $1000 per day for life, and the other is $1000 a week for the rest of his or her life. "This is the first draw-based, Northeast regional 'for-life' game," said Judith Drucker, public relations manager of the New Jersey State Lottery.
    The New Jersey Lottery is teaming up with the New York Lottery to launch the first Northeast regional draw-based “For Life” game, CASH4LIFE, in the two states. CASH4LIFE offers two jackpot prizes: one is $1000 per day for life, and the other is $1000 a week for the rest of his or her life. "This is the first draw-based, Northeast regional 'for-life' game," said Judith Drucker, public relations manager of the New Jersey State Lottery.
  • Naked elderly man accused of beating fellow patient, 92, at Madison nursing home

    Naked elderly man accused of beating fellow patient, 92, at Madison nursing home

    Friday, June 13 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-06-13 14:47:56 GMT
    A man found naked has been accused of beating another patient with his wheelchair leg support early Thursday morning at a Madison nursing home, police said. Richard Szabo, 73, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. According to Lt. Joseph Cirella, Szabo was found sitting naked in his wheelchair outside the 92-year-old victim's room at Pine Acres Nursing Home shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday.
    A man found naked has been accused of beating another patient with his wheelchair leg support early Thursday morning at a Madison nursing home, police said. Richard Szabo, 73, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. According to Lt. Joseph Cirella, Szabo was found sitting naked in his wheelchair outside the 92-year-old victim's room at Pine Acres Nursing Home shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday.
  • West Orange woman turns hobby into growing business

    West Orange woman turns hobby into growing business

    Thursday, June 12 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-06-12 18:25:37 GMT
    A West Orange resident recently landed a contract to sell her hand-made body products in four Whole Foods locations in New Jersey. Nicole Silva, a second-place winner of Rising Tide Capital’s 2013 Start Something Challenge, will sell hand-blended oils and scrubs, created with natural, organic ingredients at Whole Foods stores in West Orange, Madison, Paramus and Edgewater. A year after winning the challenge, Silva's company, DollyMoo, has grown significantly.
    A West Orange resident recently landed a contract to sell her hand-made body products in four Whole Foods locations in New Jersey. Nicole Silva, a second-place winner of Rising Tide Capital’s 2013 Start Something Challenge, will sell hand-blended oils and scrubs, created with natural, organic ingredients at Whole Foods stores in West Orange, Madison, Paramus and Edgewater. A year after winning the challenge, Silva's company, DollyMoo, has grown significantly.
  • Bergen woman sues restaurant, claims she was fired for being pregnant

    Bergen woman sues restaurant, claims she was fired for being pregnant

    Thursday, June 12 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-06-12 18:23:45 GMT
    A Bergen County woman is claiming that she was fired for being pregnant, and she’s suing the restaurant manager who she claims fired her. According to a NorthJersey.com report, Brittany Poveromo, 27, of New Milford, filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn Tavern last week claiming that she was fired after four months of working there because she was pregnant.
    A Bergen County woman is claiming that she was fired for being pregnant, and she’s suing the restaurant manager who she claims fired her. According to a NorthJersey.com report, Brittany Poveromo, 27, of New Milford, filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn Tavern last week claiming that she was fired after four months of working there because she was pregnant.
  • New Jersey ranked third most stressed out state

    New Jersey ranked third most stressed out state

    Thursday, June 12 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-06-12 18:22:11 GMT
    Real estate blog Movoto has ranked New Jersey the third most stressed state in the US. They used the length of the commute, hours spent at work, population density, amount of income spent on housing, and percentage of population who don't have health insurance to rank the states.
    Real estate blog Movoto has ranked New Jersey the third most stressed state in the US. They used the length of the commute, hours spent at work, population density, amount of income spent on housing, and percentage of population who don't have health insurance to rank the states.
  • Seaside Park man guilty of eluding, leading cops on 1.3-mile slow-speed chase

    Seaside Park man guilty of eluding, leading cops on 1.3-mile slow-speed chase

    Thursday, June 12 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-06-12 18:22:02 GMT
    An Ocean County jury found a Seaside Park man guilty of eluding police stemming from a traffic stop on Labor Day weekend in 2012. Meanwhile, David A. Miller, 59, has two more eluding charges still pending plus a contempt of court charge. The case for which Miller was found guilty on Tuesday stems from a Sept. 1, 2012 traffic stop in Seaside Park when Miller, who was driving a 2012 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, led officers on a 1.3 mile slow speed pursuit through the borough.
    An Ocean County jury found a Seaside Park man guilty of eluding police stemming from a traffic stop on Labor Day weekend in 2012. Meanwhile, David A. Miller, 59, has two more eluding charges still pending plus a contempt of court charge. The case for which Miller was found guilty on Tuesday stems from a Sept. 1, 2012 traffic stop in Seaside Park when Miller, who was driving a 2012 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, led officers on a 1.3 mile slow speed pursuit through the borough.
  • Naked man arrested after SWAT standoff at Mahwah condo, police say

    Naked man arrested after SWAT standoff at Mahwah condo, police say

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-06-11 17:44:53 GMT
    A man who police say has a history of mental illness was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after an hours-long standoff with cops and the county SWAT Team at his parent's Mahwah condo, Mahwah Police Chief Jim Batelli said in a release Tuesday evening. According to Batelli, the man was escorted out of the Society Hill condo on Juniper Way wearing only a bed sheet at about 3:30 p.m.
    A man who police say has a history of mental illness was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after an hours-long standoff with cops and the county SWAT Team at his parent's Mahwah condo, Mahwah Police Chief Jim Batelli said in a release Tuesday evening. According to Batelli, the man was escorted out of the Society Hill condo on Juniper Way wearing only a bed sheet at about 3:30 p.m.
  • N.J. Bill would require pet stores to say where dogs, cats came from

    N.J. Bill would require pet stores to say where dogs, cats came from

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-06-11 17:43:53 GMT
    In an effort to crack down on "puppy mills," a proposed bill that advanced out of a New Jersey state Senate committee on Monday would require pet stores to display information about each dog and cat for sale, including the name and address of the breeder.
    In an effort to crack down on "puppy mills," a proposed bill that advanced out of a New Jersey state Senate committee on Monday would require pet stores to display information about each dog and cat for sale, including the name and address of the breeder.
  • 11 'emaciated' pit bulls rescued from dog fighting house in Orange

    11 'emaciated' pit bulls rescued from dog fighting house in Orange

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-06-11 17:41:20 GMT
    Construction official Paul Arthur wasn't expecting anything out of the ordinary when he responded to a report of electricity being stolen on Nassau Street in Orange. He saw an "emaciated" pit bull tied to a chain in the alley between two houses, and then saw more and more of them as he entered the house and went into various rooms, according to News12 New Jersey.
    Construction official Paul Arthur wasn't expecting anything out of the ordinary when he responded to a report of electricity being stolen on Nassau Street in Orange. He saw an "emaciated" pit bull tied to a chain in the alley between two houses, and then saw more and more of them as he entered the house and went into various rooms, according to News12 New Jersey.
  • Report: North Jersey cops collecting thousands in payouts

    Report: North Jersey cops collecting thousands in payouts

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-06-10 18:07:27 GMT
    Local lawmakers are "stalling" to change payout laws that have seen North Jersey taxpayers fund $1.5 million in police payouts over the past three months, NorthJersey.com reported. According to the report, the money is being paid out to retiring police chiefs in Bergen and Passaic Counties to cover unused sick, vacation, and compensatory time.
    Local lawmakers are "stalling" to change payout laws that have seen North Jersey taxpayers fund $1.5 million in police payouts over the past three months, NorthJersey.com reported. According to the report, the money is being paid out to retiring police chiefs in Bergen and Passaic Counties to cover unused sick, vacation, and compensatory time.
  • Poll: More than half of N.J. residents say they'll retire out of state

    Poll: More than half of N.J. residents say they'll retire out of state

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-06-10 18:05:01 GMT
    An unaffordable cost of living and high taxes are the reason more than half of New Jersey's working adults polled recently by Fairleigh Dickinson University say they will retire outside the Garden State. A total of 52 percent of those polled said they will move out of state upon retiring, while just 32 percent intend to remain in New Jersey, according to the university. 
    An unaffordable cost of living and high taxes are the reason more than half of New Jersey's working adults polled recently by Fairleigh Dickinson University say they will retire outside the Garden State. A total of 52 percent of those polled said they will move out of state upon retiring, while just 32 percent intend to remain in New Jersey, according to the university. 
  • Are teen 'sexting' penalties at school too lax?

    Are teen 'sexting' penalties at school too lax?

    Monday, June 9 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-06-09 17:06:23 GMT
    An ever-increasing problem in the teen world has come in the form of “sexting,” or sending pornographic photos and illicit, sexual messages through cell phones. Most recently, in the Bridgewater-Raritan School District, nude selfies were discovered floating around amongst the student body.
    An ever-increasing problem in the teen world has come in the form of “sexting,” or sending pornographic photos and illicit, sexual messages through cell phones. Most recently, in the Bridgewater-Raritan School District, nude selfies were discovered floating around amongst the student body.
  • SNL alum Tracy Morgan: critical, but responsive at New Brunswick, N.J. hospital

    SNL alum Tracy Morgan: critical, but responsive at New Brunswick, N.J. hospital

    Monday, June 9 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-06-09 17:04:20 GMT
    Tracy Morgan, former star of T.V.'s Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, remained in critical condition Monday but was more responsive after he was nearly killed in a New Jersey Turnpike car crash, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
    Tracy Morgan, former star of T.V.'s Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, remained in critical condition Monday but was more responsive after he was nearly killed in a New Jersey Turnpike car crash, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
  • Miss New Jersey Pageant returns to Ocean City in one week

    Miss New Jersey Pageant returns to Ocean City in one week

    Thursday, June 5 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-06-05 17:39:15 GMT
    The Miss New Jersey Pageant is one week away. The pageant will be held in Ocean City for the 18th time on June 12-14. The annual parade on the boardwalk kicks off the festivities on Wednesday night, June 11, 7 p.m. All 24 contestants will dress to replicate this year’s theme, “The Red Carpet on the Ocean City Boardwalk,” and will be “Showing Their Shoes” as is the custom in Miss America sponsored parades.
    The Miss New Jersey Pageant is one week away. The pageant will be held in Ocean City for the 18th time on June 12-14. The annual parade on the boardwalk kicks off the festivities on Wednesday night, June 11, 7 p.m. All 24 contestants will dress to replicate this year’s theme, “The Red Carpet on the Ocean City Boardwalk,” and will be “Showing Their Shoes” as is the custom in Miss America sponsored parades.
  • Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino to appear at grand opening of Boca Tanning Club in Manalapan

    Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino to appear at grand opening of Boca Tanning Club in Manalapan

    Thursday, June 5 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-06-05 17:33:42 GMT
    Reality television star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino will appear on Saturday, June 21 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the grand opening of his upscale, state-of-the-art tanning salon, Boca Tanning Club, located at 357 Route 9 South in the Towne Pointe Center, Manalapan. Sorrentino will be at the salon to meet and greet fans and to help introduce the community to cutting-edge technology and the latest concepts in UV and sunless tanning. Autographed photos will be available to fans.
    Reality television star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino will appear on Saturday, June 21 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the grand opening of his upscale, state-of-the-art tanning salon, Boca Tanning Club, located at 357 Route 9 South in the Towne Pointe Center, Manalapan. Sorrentino will be at the salon to meet and greet fans and to help introduce the community to cutting-edge technology and the latest concepts in UV and sunless tanning. Autographed photos will be available to fans.
  • Slow down, or else! Sign showing gun used to deter speeders

    Slow down, or else! Sign showing gun used to deter speeders

    Thursday, June 5 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-06-05 17:31:06 GMT
    The last straw came when a street sign shaped like a child asking drivers to slow down was run over and shattered. The irony of the situation rubbed neighbors of the 118-house neighborhood in Wayne the wrong way, so one family decided to take a stronger stand. Gail and Craig Rovere, with three kids between the ages of 10 and 13, had a sign designed that would certainly make drivers take notice. And maybe even heed the warning.
    The last straw came when a street sign shaped like a child asking drivers to slow down was run over and shattered. The irony of the situation rubbed neighbors of the 118-house neighborhood in Wayne the wrong way, so one family decided to take a stronger stand. Gail and Craig Rovere, with three kids between the ages of 10 and 13, had a sign designed that would certainly make drivers take notice. And maybe even heed the warning.
  • 14-ton runaway street sweeper plows into Sparta home

    14-ton runaway street sweeper plows into Sparta home

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-06-03 16:49:04 GMT
    A runaway street sweeper caused significant damage to a Lake Mohawk home Monday morning, while the driver suffered a knee injury chasing after the 14-ton vehicle, Sparta Police said. According to Sgt. John-Paul Beebe, a Lake Mohawk Country Club Department of Public Works employee accidentally dislodged the street cleaner's emergency brake by placing a backpack leaf blower in the vehicle's cab at about 9:15 a.m.
    A runaway street sweeper caused significant damage to a Lake Mohawk home Monday morning, while the driver suffered a knee injury chasing after the 14-ton vehicle, Sparta Police said. According to Sgt. John-Paul Beebe, a Lake Mohawk Country Club Department of Public Works employee accidentally dislodged the street cleaner's emergency brake by placing a backpack leaf blower in the vehicle's cab at about 9:15 a.m.
  • RHONJ star Joe Giudice will face charges in driver's license case

    RHONJ star Joe Giudice will face charges in driver's license case

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-06-03 16:46:52 GMT
    After his sentencing in July, reality TV star Joe Giudice will be back in court to face charges that he presented false identification in an attempt to get a driver’s license when his was suspended, NorthJersey.com reported. According to the report, Giudice is set to appear in Superior Court in Paterson on July 14 for a pretrial hearing on the charges.
    After his sentencing in July, reality TV star Joe Giudice will be back in court to face charges that he presented false identification in an attempt to get a driver’s license when his was suspended, NorthJersey.com reported. According to the report, Giudice is set to appear in Superior Court in Paterson on July 14 for a pretrial hearing on the charges.
  • Hundreds to ride in 5-year-old girl's memory

    Hundreds to ride in 5-year-old girl's memory

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-06-03 16:44:29 GMT
    Hundreds of community members rallied last year to support a 5-year-old girl's battle with a rare brain tumor and now 300 bikers are getting ready to ride in her memory. New Providence's Brooke Healey, whose father, Steve, is a teacher and coach at Madison High School, lost her nine-month fight with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma on Sept. 9, 2013.
    Hundreds of community members rallied last year to support a 5-year-old girl's battle with a rare brain tumor and now 300 bikers are getting ready to ride in her memory. New Providence's Brooke Healey, whose father, Steve, is a teacher and coach at Madison High School, lost her nine-month fight with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma on Sept. 9, 2013.
  • Swimmers pulled, rescued in Seaside Park

    Swimmers pulled, rescued in Seaside Park

    Monday, June 2 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-06-02 17:47:43 GMT
    Two swimmers were pulled from the ocean in Seaside Park on Friday. Lifeguards rescued the men after a current pushed them away, according to NJ.com.
    Two swimmers were pulled from the ocean in Seaside Park on Friday. Lifeguards rescued the men after a current pushed them away, according to NJ.com.
  • Three injured in car collision at Six Flags Great Adventure

    Three injured in car collision at Six Flags Great Adventure

    Monday, June 2 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-06-02 17:46:51 GMT
    Two cars collided Friday night in the main parking lot of Six Flags Great Adventure, leaving three injured, according to The Asbury Park Press. The crash occurred at 7:24 p.m. when a car driven by Nicholas Taylor, of Holland, Pa., pulled out from between two rows of parking spaces in front of a 2008 GMC Sierra pickup truck, according to The Asbury Park Press.
    Two cars collided Friday night in the main parking lot of Six Flags Great Adventure, leaving three injured, according to The Asbury Park Press. The crash occurred at 7:24 p.m. when a car driven by Nicholas Taylor, of Holland, Pa., pulled out from between two rows of parking spaces in front of a 2008 GMC Sierra pickup truck, according to The Asbury Park Press.
  • Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner ex-Nets owner dies in plane crash

    Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner ex-Nets owner dies in plane crash

    Monday, June 2 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-06-02 17:45:27 GMT
    One of two business moguls who gained full control of the the Philadelphia Inquirer last week died in a plane crash Saturday night in Massachusetts. Lewis Katz, 72, a founding partner of the Cherry Hill law firm of Katz, Ettin Levine, was one of seven people killed on a flight that departed from Hanscom Field in Bedford, Massachusetts for Atlantic City International Airport Saturday night.
    One of two business moguls who gained full control of the the Philadelphia Inquirer last week died in a plane crash Saturday night in Massachusetts. Lewis Katz, 72, a founding partner of the Cherry Hill law firm of Katz, Ettin Levine, was one of seven people killed on a flight that departed from Hanscom Field in Bedford, Massachusetts for Atlantic City International Airport Saturday night.
  • Lewis Katz's vision: Executive killed in plan crash transformed sports, media

    Lewis Katz's vision: Executive killed in plan crash transformed sports, media

    Monday, June 2 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-06-02 17:43:13 GMT
    In the sports world, Lewis Katz used his ability to see the future to create one, helping build one of the most lucrative sports networks in the world. At The Philadelphia Inquirer, he hoped to establish a future for the moribund newspaper after years of declining profits and shrinking news coverage.
    In the sports world, Lewis Katz used his ability to see the future to create one, helping build one of the most lucrative sports networks in the world. At The Philadelphia Inquirer, he hoped to establish a future for the moribund newspaper after years of declining profits and shrinking news coverage.
  • Carly Rose Sonenclar visits Special Olympics athlete

    Carly Rose Sonenclar visits Special Olympics athlete

    Friday, May 30 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-05-30 23:14:30 GMT
    Teen singing sensation Carly Rose Sonenclar wowed the judges and lit up the stage on the second season of "The X-Factor." The young runner-up became a huge fan favorite. Among her biggest fans is Special Olympics athlete Maggie Guggiari of West Milford, New Jersey. After Maggie's teacher wrote a touching letter to Carly's dad, the singer made a surprise visit to Maggie's after-school practice.
    Teen singing sensation Carly Rose Sonenclar wowed the judges and lit up the stage on the second season of "The X-Factor." The young runner-up became a huge fan favorite. Among her biggest fans is Special Olympics athlete Maggie Guggiari of West Milford, New Jersey. After Maggie's teacher wrote a touching letter to Carly's dad, the singer made a surprise visit to Maggie's after-school practice.
  • Serviceman shocks his son at Belleville high school with sudden return

    Serviceman shocks his son at Belleville high school with sudden return

    Thursday, May 29 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-05-29 19:36:54 GMT
    Belleville High School student Erik Arroyo was hanging posters around the campus halls when he received a big surprise last week. Arroyo turned to his left as he was completing his tasks and saw his father, Master Sergeant Alejandro Arroyo who had been serving in Kuwait, in uniform ready to greet him. The two hugged after a year apart before Sgt. Arroyo later went home and surprised his wife, Tasha, and daughter, Aaliyah, as well.
    Belleville High School student Erik Arroyo was hanging posters around the campus halls when he received a big surprise last week. Arroyo turned to his left as he was completing his tasks and saw his father, Master Sergeant Alejandro Arroyo who had been serving in Kuwait, in uniform ready to greet him. The two hugged after a year apart before Sgt. Arroyo later went home and surprised his wife, Tasha, and daughter, Aaliyah, as well.
  • Killer of young Tierra Morgan-Glover gets life in prison, no parole

    Killer of young Tierra Morgan-Glover gets life in prison, no parole

    Thursday, May 29 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-05-29 18:34:30 GMT
    The Eatontown man who killed his 2-year old daughter, Tierra Morgan-Glover, by callously leaving her in stream to drown and be found by children passing by has been sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole.
    The Eatontown man who killed his 2-year old daughter, Tierra Morgan-Glover, by callously leaving her in stream to drown and be found by children passing by has been sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole.
  • 'Pucks for Park' sprouts at Montclair's Iris Gardens

    'Pucks for Park' sprouts at Montclair's Iris Gardens

    Thursday, May 29 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-05-29 18:26:17 GMT
    The New Jersey Devils and PwC US joined the New Jersey Tree Foundation and Essex County representatives Wednesday at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair to plant new trees as part of their “Pucks for Parks” initiative.
    The New Jersey Devils and PwC US joined the New Jersey Tree Foundation and Essex County representatives Wednesday at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair to plant new trees as part of their “Pucks for Parks” initiative.
  • Ex-Bon Jovi guitarist plays at Ocean County drug forum in Toms River

    Ex-Bon Jovi guitarist plays at Ocean County drug forum in Toms River

    Thursday, May 29 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-05-29 18:24:19 GMT
    Richie Sambora performed a new song “Lighthouse” at the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River last night that, he said, will be a “beacon of light” and give people who are struggling with addiction hope, according to 94.3 The Point. Sambora has been to rehab for drug use for other types of drugs, and acknowledges knowing other musicians who were victims of heroin, according to 94.3 The Point.
    Richie Sambora performed a new song “Lighthouse” at the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River last night that, he said, will be a “beacon of light” and give people who are struggling with addiction hope, according to 94.3 The Point. Sambora has been to rehab for drug use for other types of drugs, and acknowledges knowing other musicians who were victims of heroin, according to 94.3 The Point.??
  • Whitney Houston's Mendham Twp. house sells for $1.5M, report says

    Whitney Houston's Mendham Twp. house sells for $1.5M, report says

    Thursday, May 29 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-05-29 18:18:51 GMT
    Now that a lawsuit between Whitney Houston’s estate and an investment company has been settled, the late pop star’s former home in Mendham Township has been sold for its asking price. According to nj.com, a Mendham resident closed on the house May 22 for the price of $1,500,000. In the report, the listing agent said throughout the home’s 64 days on the market, a bidding war had ensued.
    Now that a lawsuit between Whitney Houston’s estate and an investment company has been settled, the late pop star’s former home in Mendham Township has been sold for its asking price. According to nj.com, a Mendham resident closed on the house May 22 for the price of $1,500,000. In the report, the listing agent said throughout the home’s 64 days on the market, a bidding war had ensued.
  • Man stole Wawa's mascot, Wally Goose, in Wall

    Man stole Wawa's mascot, Wally Goose, in Wall

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-05-28 19:10:00 GMT
    Wall police are looking for a man who stole Wawa’s mascot, Wally Goose. Anyone who recognizes the man is being asked to contact Detective Christopher Lisewski at 732-449-8774 ext. 1140. They can also contact the Wall Township Police Department directly at 732-449-4500. The man, seen in surveillance photos released Tuesday, took possession of the “wooden statue” from Wawa located at 1310 State Highway 34 on May 21, 2014.
    Wall police are looking for a man who stole Wawa’s mascot, Wally Goose. Anyone who recognizes the man is being asked to contact Detective Christopher Lisewski at 732-449-8774 ext. 1140. They can also contact the Wall Township Police Department directly at 732-449-4500. The man, seen in surveillance photos released Tuesday, took possession of the “wooden statue” from Wawa located at 1310 State Highway 34 on May 21, 2014.
  • World War II vet to receive award for lifetime of service

    World War II vet to receive award for lifetime of service

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-05-28 18:48:32 GMT
    A World War II veteran and Grover Cleveland High School grad will be recognized next month for his lifetime of service to his country and the Essex County communities he's lived. Doug Denman, a Roseland resident who previously lived in North Caldwell for 40 years, will receive the S.M. "Sam" Kent Service Above Self Award from the Rotary Club of the Caldwells on June 24 at the Hanover Manor.
    A World War II veteran and Grover Cleveland High School grad will be recognized next month for his lifetime of service to his country and the Essex County communities he's lived. Doug Denman, a Roseland resident who previously lived in North Caldwell for 40 years, will receive the S.M. "Sam" Kent Service Above Self Award from the Rotary Club of the Caldwells on June 24 at the Hanover Manor.
  • Several wild animals found to carry rabies in Moorestown

    Several wild animals found to carry rabies in Moorestown

    Thursday, May 22 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-05-22 15:37:20 GMT
    The Burlington County Health Department is advising Moorestown residents to keep a safe distance from wild and stray animals as they may be infested with rabies. Several wild animals captured in Moorestown over the last several months have tested positive for rabies, the Health Department announced Wednesday afternoon. Rabies is a fatal viral disease that affects the brain. The rabies virus lives in the saliva of infected animals. I
    The Burlington County Health Department is advising Moorestown residents to keep a safe distance from wild and stray animals as they may be infested with rabies. Several wild animals captured in Moorestown over the last several months have tested positive for rabies, the Health Department announced Wednesday afternoon. Rabies is a fatal viral disease that affects the brain. The rabies virus lives in the saliva of infected animals. I
  • His brother's keeper: A Rutgers med school graduate turns personal tragedy into a life-saving mission

    His brother's keeper: A Rutgers med school graduate turns personal tragedy into a life-saving mission

    Thursday, May 22 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-05-22 15:34:17 GMT
    Jessie Hanna can’t remember a time before his brother was diagnosed with cancer. Hanna was 9 when Sean, then 6, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “My brother never wanted his disease to define him. To him, cancer was an afterthought,” says the fourth-year Robert Wood Johnson Medical School student, sitting in his childhood bedroom in the family’s Piscataway home.
    Jessie Hanna can’t remember a time before his brother was diagnosed with cancer. Hanna was 9 when Sean, then 6, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “My brother never wanted his disease to define him. To him, cancer was an afterthought,” says the fourth-year Robert Wood Johnson Medical School student, sitting in his childhood bedroom in the family’s Piscataway home.
  • Thirty-one seconds

    Thirty-one seconds

    Thursday, May 15 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-05-15 19:11:15 GMT
    It was thirty-one seconds. Just the blink of an eye. The video sent to me by his teacher seemed ordinary enough. A tween inching precariously to the edge of a mat, then taking the plunge and jumping. It seemed like an ordinary few seconds of film.Except it wasn’t. It was sheer determination. It was accomplishment. It was progress.
    It was thirty-one seconds. Just the blink of an eye. The video sent to me by his teacher seemed ordinary enough. A tween inching precariously to the edge of a mat, then taking the plunge and jumping. It seemed like an ordinary few seconds of film.Except it wasn’t. It was sheer determination. It was accomplishment. It was progress.
  • 109-year-old Chester man dies after life of learning, full of activities

    109-year-old Chester man dies after life of learning, full of activities

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-05-14 15:42:22 GMT
    President Roosevelt sat in the White House when George Eberhardt, of Chester, was born. Teddy Roosevelt, that is.Eberhardt passed away on April 28 at the age of 109, according to his obituary at williamjleberfh.com. He lived in Chester for the last 67 years with his wife, Marie. The two were wed for 72 years. Eberhardt was born in Newark, New Jersey on Sept. 29, 1904 and stayed active until his final days.
    President Roosevelt sat in the White House when George Eberhardt, of Chester, was born. Teddy Roosevelt, that is.Eberhardt passed away on April 28 at the age of 109, according to his obituary at williamjleberfh.com. He lived in Chester for the last 67 years with his wife, Marie. The two were wed for 72 years. Eberhardt was born in Newark, New Jersey on Sept. 29, 1904 and stayed active until his final days.
  • What a trooper: NJ State Police deliver baby in back of minivan

    What a trooper: NJ State Police deliver baby in back of minivan

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-05-14 15:40:58 GMT
    Day-to-day operations for New Jersey State Troopers can range from stopping motorists for driving violations to making arrests on dangerous criminals.Sometimes they’re called on to assist in a different kind of emergency. Like delivering a baby.That’s exactly what happened on Friday, May 9 on Rt. 206 in Sussex County.
    Day-to-day operations for New Jersey State Troopers can range from stopping motorists for driving violations to making arrests on dangerous criminals.Sometimes they’re called on to assist in a different kind of emergency. Like delivering a baby.That’s exactly what happened on Friday, May 9 on Rt. 206 in Sussex County.
  • Whitney Houston's family sues for singer's belongings locked inside sold mansion

    Whitney Houston's family sues for singer's belongings locked inside sold mansion

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-05-14 15:21:43 GMT
    While her Mendham, New Jersey home was sold earlier this year, Whitney Houston’s estate is now suing the company that commissioned the sale for belongings reportedly owned by the singer that are still locked inside the home. According to The Daily Mail, Houston’s estate claims CPMG Mendham, the company that made the sale on the family’s behalf, has changed the door locks and chained the front gate.
    While her Mendham, New Jersey home was sold earlier this year, Whitney Houston’s estate is now suing the company that commissioned the sale for belongings reportedly owned by the singer that are still locked inside the home. According to The Daily Mail, Houston’s estate claims CPMG Mendham, the company that made the sale on the family’s behalf, has changed the door locks and chained the front gate.
  • Bear (not really) found at New Road home in South Brunswick

    Bear (not really) found at New Road home in South Brunswick

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-05-13 16:45:06 GMT
    South Brunswick Police responded to a witness seeing a bear on front porch of New Road home Saturday. This is what they found.
    South Brunswick Police responded to a witness seeing a bear on front porch of New Road home Saturday. This is what they found.
  • State, federal officials launch effort to identify offshore sand for replenishment

    State, federal officials launch effort to identify offshore sand for replenishment

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-05-13 16:39:53 GMT
    New Jersey will partner with the federal government in an effort to identify offshore sand resources that can be used in future beach replenishment and Shore protection projects. The state Department of Environmental Protection on Monday announced that it would partner with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for a $400,000 federally funded study to identify sand resources offshore that can be tapped for future beach restoration and resiliency projects.
    New Jersey will partner with the federal government in an effort to identify offshore sand resources that can be used in future beach replenishment and Shore protection projects. The state Department of Environmental Protection on Monday announced that it would partner with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for a $400,000 federally funded study to identify sand resources offshore that can be tapped for future beach restoration and resiliency projects.
  • Jersey City firefighter, Toms River resident called 'Hero' for 9-11 bravery, dies

    Jersey City firefighter, Toms River resident called 'Hero' for 9-11 bravery, dies

    Monday, May 12 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-05-12 17:09:26 GMT
    A Jersey City firefighter from Toms River who was called a hero for his efforts at Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001 died last Friday.Capt. Mark Lee, 53, died at Community Medical Center, having succumbed to respiratory failure,his relatives told News12, in a report. Lee, who helped remove rubble from the World Trade Center site after the terrorist attack in a search for survivors, had to leave active duty with the fire department by Christmas 2013, News12 reported.
    A Jersey City firefighter from Toms River who was called a hero for his efforts at Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001 died last Friday.Capt. Mark Lee, 53, died at Community Medical Center, having succumbed to respiratory failure,his relatives told News12, in a report. Lee, who helped remove rubble from the World Trade Center site after the terrorist attack in a search for survivors, had to leave active duty with the fire department by Christmas 2013, News12 reported.
  • Rutgers quarterback jailed after assault; former teammate 'fighting for life'

    Rutgers quarterback jailed after assault; former teammate 'fighting for life'

    Monday, May 12 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-05-12 16:56:24 GMT
    Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson, who transferred from Minnesota in January, was arrested Sunday morning for an assault in Mankato, Minn. that left a former teammate reportedly struggling to survive, police said. CBS in Minnesota reported that Isaac Dallas Kolstad, 24, of Mankato, Nelson's former teammate, was "fighting for his life" on Monday.
    Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson, who transferred from Minnesota in January, was arrested Sunday morning for an assault in Mankato, Minn. that left a former teammate reportedly struggling to survive, police said. CBS in Minnesota reported that Isaac Dallas Kolstad, 24, of Mankato, Nelson's former teammate, was "fighting for his life" on Monday.
  • A day trip to Great Adventure turned deadly, report says

    A day trip to Great Adventure turned deadly, report says

    Monday, May 12 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-05-12 16:50:07 GMT
    For more than four decades, people have gone to Six Flags Great Adventure for a day of fun, riding roller coasters, playing boardwalk-style games and taking part in other amusements. Thirty years ago, a day of fun turned into a day of terror and tragedy. Today marks the 30th anniversary of the fire that took the lives of eight teenagers trapped inside the Haunted Castle attraction on May 11, 1984, according to an article in the Asbury Park Press.
    For more than four decades, people have gone to Six Flags Great Adventure for a day of fun, riding roller coasters, playing boardwalk-style games and taking part in other amusements. Thirty years ago, a day of fun turned into a day of terror and tragedy. Today marks the 30th anniversary of the fire that took the lives of eight teenagers trapped inside the Haunted Castle attraction on May 11, 1984, according to an article in the Asbury Park Press.
  • Toms River unveils 9/11 monument, beam from twin towers

    Toms River unveils 9/11 monument, beam from twin towers

    Friday, May 9 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-05-09 18:49:42 GMT
    Toms River officials have unveiled a new monument commemorating the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks by way of a new monument on Washington Street which includes a beam from the Twin Towers. “The beam is a symbol that represents the significance and importance that 9/11 still has for us,” said Toms River Township Mayor Thomas Kelaher.
    Toms River officials have unveiled a new monument commemorating the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks by way of a new monument on Washington Street which includes a beam from the Twin Towers. “The beam is a symbol that represents the significance and importance that 9/11 still has for us,” said Toms River Township Mayor Thomas Kelaher.
  • No 'logic' behind NJ taking down Greystone Hospital, video claims

    No 'logic' behind NJ taking down Greystone Hospital, video claims

    Friday, May 9 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-05-09 18:47:59 GMT
    The battle between preservationists and the state of New Jersey continues on as the organization trying to keep the historic Greystone Psychiatric Hospital is set to release a documentary on the subject. In its movie trailer, which is posted above, Preserve Greystone trustee Adam McGovern explains independent investors have mentioned putting more than $100 million toward restoring and keeping the hospital standing.
    The battle between preservationists and the state of New Jersey continues on as the organization trying to keep the historic Greystone Psychiatric Hospital is set to release a documentary on the subject. In its movie trailer, which is posted above, Preserve Greystone trustee Adam McGovern explains independent investors have mentioned putting more than $100 million toward restoring and keeping the hospital standing.
  • Woman's candid video of her abortion divides internet

    Woman's candid video of her abortion divides internet

    Thursday, May 8 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-05-08 16:02:56 GMT
    An abortion clinic counselor who is a former actress filmed her abortion, declaring: "I'm not ready to have children."Now that video is going viral. "Hey I'm pregnant," she says in the video. Emily Letts, 25, said she just wanted to "share my story" in an effort to remove the stigma surrounding abortion. "I just wanted to show there's such a thing as a positive abortion story," she says. She filmed it at he Cherry Hill Women's Center on Kings Highway, where she works.
    An abortion clinic counselor who is a former actress filmed her abortion, declaring: "I'm not ready to have children."Now that video is going viral. "Hey I'm pregnant," she says in the video. Emily Letts, 25, said she just wanted to "share my story" in an effort to remove the stigma surrounding abortion. "I just wanted to show there's such a thing as a positive abortion story," she says. She filmed it at he Cherry Hill Women's Center on Kings Highway, where she works.
  • Viral infection paralyzes Madison resident from neck down

    Viral infection paralyzes Madison resident from neck down

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-05-06 18:06:38 GMT
    A fund has been established to help a Madison resident who is recovering from a viral infection that has left him paralyzed from the neck down.Dave Cuozzo, a husband and father of four who has been a Union Township police officer for nearly 25 years, contracted the virus in December and remains confined to a wheelchair.
    A fund has been established to help a Madison resident who is recovering from a viral infection that has left him paralyzed from the neck down.Dave Cuozzo, a husband and father of four who has been a Union Township police officer for nearly 25 years, contracted the virus in December and remains confined to a wheelchair.
  • First openly gay Episcopal Bishop, formerly of Ridgewood church, announces divorce

    First openly gay Episcopal Bishop, formerly of Ridgewood church, announces divorce

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-05-06 18:04:50 GMT
    The first-ever openly gay Episcopal bishop, formerly of a Ridgewood Church, has announced that he will be divorcing his husband, nj.com reported Monday. According to the report, Bishop Gene Robinson, who served as a curate for two years at the Christ Church in Ridgewood, announced his split from Mark Andrew in an email to the Diocese of New Hampshire, where he worked before retiring in 2012.
    The first-ever openly gay Episcopal bishop, formerly of a Ridgewood Church, has announced that he will be divorcing his husband, nj.com reported Monday. According to the report, Bishop Gene Robinson, who served as a curate for two years at the Christ Church in Ridgewood, announced his split from Mark Andrew in an email to the Diocese of New Hampshire, where he worked before retiring in 2012.
  • Woman allegedly 'punched and kicked' Rutgers students: Have you seen her?

    Woman allegedly 'punched and kicked' Rutgers students: Have you seen her?

    Monday, May 5 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-05-05 17:28:48 GMT
    A woman allegedly assaulted several Rutgers students early Sunday in New Brunswick after threatening to punch and kick them, police said. The New Brunswick City Police Department says it's investigating the alleged assault which occurred around 1 a.m. on Hamilton Street, near the intersection with Union Street in New Brunswick.
    A woman allegedly assaulted several Rutgers students early Sunday in New Brunswick after threatening to punch and kick them, police said. The New Brunswick City Police Department says it's investigating the alleged assault which occurred around 1 a.m. on Hamilton Street, near the intersection with Union Street in New Brunswick.
  • Lacey teen arrested for killing squirrel with skateboard: Fair treatment?

    Lacey teen arrested for killing squirrel with skateboard: Fair treatment?

    Monday, May 5 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-05-05 17:25:15 GMT
    A 6-year-old Lacey teen has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty after he killed a squirrel with a skateboard. An investigation by a Lacey police officer indicated that the teen was being chased after he had just purposely killed a gray squirrel with a skateboard, police said. The juvenile suspect was taken into custody and charges have been forwarded to the juvenile court for the cruelty, police said.
    A 6-year-old Lacey teen has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty after he killed a squirrel with a skateboard. An investigation by a Lacey police officer indicated that the teen was being chased after he had just purposely killed a gray squirrel with a skateboard, police said. The juvenile suspect was taken into custody and charges have been forwarded to the juvenile court for the cruelty, police said.
  • Condi Rice bows out; Rutgers looking for new commencement speaker

    Condi Rice bows out; Rutgers looking for new commencement speaker

    Monday, May 5 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-05-05 17:22:38 GMT
    Rutgers University says it's looking for a new commencement speaker now that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has bowed out. Rutgers President Robert Barchi said Saturday that the university "stands fully behind the invitation to Dr. Rice to be our commencement speaker and receive an honorary degree." "We respect her decision not to participate in the upcoming Rutgers University commencement, which she clearly articulated in her statement this morning," Barchi said in a statement.
    Rutgers University says it's looking for a new commencement speaker now that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has bowed out. Rutgers President Robert Barchi said Saturday that the university "stands fully behind the invitation to Dr. Rice to be our commencement speaker and receive an honorary degree." "We respect her decision not to participate in the upcoming Rutgers University commencement, which she clearly articulated in her statement this morning," Barchi said in a statement.
  • Special Olympics: Athlete Kristen Clark

    Special Olympics: Athlete Kristen Clark

    Friday, May 2 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-05-02 22:01:38 GMT
    Kristen Clark, 37, landed in her first swimming pool thanks to her mom's gene pool. "She actually told me that before she gave birth to me that I did a cartwheel in her stomach," Kristen said. But before enduring those abdominal acrobatics, Patricia Clark placed 14th at the 1956 Olympic swim trials. "She was a world-class diver," Kristen said. And Kristen would argue she was also a world-class coach.
    Kristen Clark, 37, landed in her first swimming pool thanks to her mom's gene pool. "She actually told me that before she gave birth to me that I did a cartwheel in her stomach," Kristen said. But before enduring those abdominal acrobatics, Patricia Clark placed 14th at the 1956 Olympic swim trials. "She was a world-class diver," Kristen said. And Kristen would argue she was also a world-class coach.
  • Students occupy Old Queens, protest Rutgers degree for Condoleezza Rice

    Students occupy Old Queens, protest Rutgers degree for Condoleezza Rice

    Thursday, May 1 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-05-01 18:34:18 GMT
    Nearly 50 Rutgers students opposed to commencement speaker Condoleezza Rice stormed into Old Queens around 12:30pm yesterday, demanding a meeting with University President Robert Barchi, who was not in his office, according to New Brunswick Today. The protestors held their ground inside the administration building for over six hours, while several dozen others gathered outside, chanting in solidarity, according to New Brunswick Today.
    Nearly 50 Rutgers students opposed to commencement speaker Condoleezza Rice stormed into Old Queens around 12:30pm yesterday, demanding a meeting with University President Robert Barchi, who was not in his office, according to New Brunswick Today. The protestors held their ground inside the administration building for over six hours, while several dozen others gathered outside, chanting in solidarity, according to New Brunswick Today.
  • Princeton flooding closes more roads

    Princeton flooding closes more roads

    Thursday, May 1 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-05-01 17:15:02 GMT
    The following Princeton roads have been closed because of flooding:Alexander Road is closed from Faculty Road to the West Windsor border in Princeton due to flooding. Lawrence Drive is accessible. Quaker Road in Princeton was closed Wednesday due to flooding. Mercer Street was closed Wednesday due to flooding between Lovers Lane and Province Line Road.
    The following Princeton roads have been closed because of flooding:Alexander Road is closed from Faculty Road to the West Windsor border in Princeton due to flooding. Lawrence Drive is accessible. Quaker Road in Princeton was closed Wednesday due to flooding. Mercer Street was closed Wednesday due to flooding between Lovers Lane and Province Line Road.
  • A letter to a 'cowardly Ocean City NJ real estate agent'

    A letter to a 'cowardly Ocean City NJ real estate agent'

    Thursday, May 1 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-05-01 17:11:30 GMT
    A parking dispute in Ocean City gets personal - and goes viral on Facebook...Dear Cowardly Ocean City NJ Real Estate Agent:Your sloppy, hand written, unprofessional, anonymous and contemptuous note arrived at my eighty year old grandparents' home today. I have to say, that I have seen sales people do some pretty scum bag things in my life, but this may take the cake.
    A parking dispute in Ocean City gets personal - and goes viral on Facebook...Dear Cowardly Ocean City NJ Real Estate Agent:Your sloppy, hand written, unprofessional, anonymous and contemptuous note arrived at my eighty year old grandparents' home today. I have to say, that I have seen sales people do some pretty scum bag things in my life, but this may take the cake.
  • Air Marshal shoots self in leg in West Orange

    Air Marshal shoots self in leg in West Orange

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-04-29 19:32:53 GMT
    An air marshal shot himself in the leg inside a West Orange office building Sunday morning, according to a report. The unidentified federal officer suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to NJ.com. Officials didn’t provide details on the accident, according to the report, but they confirmed that no one else had been injured. The air marshal was transported from the Rooney Circle office building to University Hospital in Newark.
    An air marshal shot himself in the leg inside a West Orange office building Sunday morning, according to a report. The unidentified federal officer suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to NJ.com. Officials didn’t provide details on the accident, according to the report, but they confirmed that no one else had been injured. The air marshal was transported from the Rooney Circle office building to University Hospital in Newark.
  • Princeton University to give $21.72 million to Princeton over seven years

    Princeton University to give $21.72 million to Princeton over seven years

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-29 19:30:57 GMT
    Princeton University and Princeton officials have reached a seven-year agreement under which the university will make voluntary unrestricted financial contributions to the municipality totaling $21.72 million, according to borough officials. The college will also make one-time contributions valued at $2.59 million to several identified municipal projects.
    Princeton University and Princeton officials have reached a seven-year agreement under which the university will make voluntary unrestricted financial contributions to the municipality totaling $21.72 million, according to borough officials. The college will also make one-time contributions valued at $2.59 million to several identified municipal projects.
  • The cheapest beach badges in New Jersey

    The cheapest beach badges in New Jersey

    Monday, April 28 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-04-28 17:09:16 GMT
    It's a debate that has been raging in New Jersey for more than half a century: should the cost of running beaches be paid for by local residents through their property taxes, or should beach badges be sold so only those who use the beach have to pay for its upkeep? The latter opinion has been the one of choice at the Jersey Shore for many years, but which towns have the most expensive badges and which are among the cheapest?
    It's a debate that has been raging in New Jersey for more than half a century: should the cost of running beaches be paid for by local residents through their property taxes, or should beach badges be sold so only those who use the beach have to pay for its upkeep? The latter opinion has been the one of choice at the Jersey Shore for many years, but which towns have the most expensive badges and which are among the cheapest?
  • Mayors push for Hudson-Bergen light rail expansion

    Mayors push for Hudson-Bergen light rail expansion

    Monday, April 28 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-04-28 17:06:29 GMT
    A Commission of mayors is working to push forward a proposal that would bring light rail service to the county, NorthJersey.com reported. According to the report, the ‘Mayors’ Hudson/Bergen Light Rail Commission’ met at bergen PAC last week to discuss strategies for moving the project toward actual construction.
    A Commission of mayors is working to push forward a proposal that would bring light rail service to the county, NorthJersey.com reported. According to the report, the ‘Mayors’ Hudson/Bergen Light Rail Commission’ met at bergen PAC last week to discuss strategies for moving the project toward actual construction.
  • Teens use CPR to save classmate having seizure at Butler bus stop

    Teens use CPR to save classmate having seizure at Butler bus stop

    Friday, April 25 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-04-25 17:30:59 GMT
    A group of students from the Morris County School of Technology saved a classmate having a seizure Wednesday morning at a Butler bus stop.Brooke Gurnari, 17, a junior at the school’s Health Care Sciences Academy, saw the boy's face turn blue and began chest compressions for 10 minutes before emergency responders arrived, according to News12.Health Care Sciences Academy students are certified in Red Cross, CPR, AED and First Aid during their freshman year.Gurnari, a Bloomingdale resident, coor...
    A group of students from the Morris County School of Technology saved a classmate having a seizure Wednesday morning at a Butler bus stop.Brooke Gurnari, 17, a junior at the school’s Health Care Sciences Academy, saw the boy's face turn blue and began chest compressions for 10 minutes before emergency responders arrived, according to News12.Health Care Sciences Academy students are certified in Red Cross, CPR, AED and First Aid during their freshman year.Gurnari, a Bloomingdale resident, coor...
  • Number of children living in poverty climbs sharply in NJ

    Number of children living in poverty climbs sharply in NJ

    Friday, April 25 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-04-25 17:24:52 GMT
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    The number of children living in poverty continues to rise in New Jersey, as measured by the newest edition of the Kids Count report for the state, which is being released today by Advocates for Children of New Jersey.Almost one-third of all New Jersey children -- 646,000 -- were considered low-income, which is defined as living in a family with an income at twice the federal poverty limit, in 2012, the latest New Jersey Kids Count shows.That's a big increase from 2008, when some 310,000 chil...
    The number of children living in poverty continues to rise in New Jersey, as measured by the newest edition of the Kids Count report for the state, which is being released today by Advocates for Children of New Jersey.Almost one-third of all New Jersey children -- 646,000 -- were considered low-income, which is defined as living in a family with an income at twice the federal poverty limit, in 2012, the latest New Jersey Kids Count shows.That's a big increase from 2008, when some 310,000 chil...
  • Ocean City among the 10 best beaches for families nationally

    Ocean City among the 10 best beaches for families nationally

    Friday, April 25 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-04-25 17:20:22 GMT
    Ocean City is among the top 10 beaches for families in the nation, and the top beach for families in the state, according to familyvacationcritic.com.The website trumpets Ocean City's ban on alcohol, the boardwalk, Adventure Island and Gillians Wonderland Pier.It also plays up Ocean City's low-cost events for families throughout the summer months, including Funtastic Tuesdays, Beach Walks, Family Nights and Character Nights.Read More...By: Anthony Bellano (Patch)
    Ocean City is among the top 10 beaches for families in the nation, and the top beach for families in the state, according to familyvacationcritic.com.The website trumpets Ocean City's ban on alcohol, the boardwalk, Adventure Island and Gillians Wonderland Pier.It also plays up Ocean City's low-cost events for families throughout the summer months, including Funtastic Tuesdays, Beach Walks, Family Nights and Character Nights.Read More...By: Anthony Bellano (Patch)
  • Large brush fire raging in Berkeley; homes evacuated

    Large brush fire raging in Berkeley; homes evacuated

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:05:30 GMT
    A massive brush fire is burning acres of land between Grand Central and Northern Boulevards in Berkeley. Homes are being evacuated in the area. Police are in the area, including helicopters. We'll have more on this story as it becomes available.
    A massive brush fire is burning acres of land between Grand Central and Northern Boulevards in Berkeley. Homes are being evacuated in the area. Police are in the area, including helicopters. We'll have more on this story as it becomes available.
  • Police officers successfully help deliver baby with wrapped cord

    Police officers successfully help deliver baby with wrapped cord

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:12:40 GMT
    As he tried to assist in the delivery of a newborn, Manchester, N.J. police officer Joseph Fastige noticed the umbilical cord was wrapped around the child’s neck.
    As he tried to assist in the delivery of a newborn, Manchester, N.J. police officer Joseph Fastige noticed the umbilical cord was wrapped around the child’s neck.
  • Top 20 schools in New Jersey

    Top 20 schools in New Jersey

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:11:21 GMT
    Patch has listed the top 20 schools listed on U.S. News and World Report's rankings of the top high schools in the nation. The rankings include data on more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. US. News and World Report has released its rankings of the top high schools in the nation.
    ?Patch has listed the top 20 schools listed on U.S. News and World Report's rankings of the top high schools in the nation. The rankings include data on more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. US. News and World Report has released its rankings of the top high schools in the nation.
  • Hoboken a top place for recent college grads to live, report says

    Hoboken a top place for recent college grads to live, report says

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:46:32 GMT
    Hoboken's vibrant downtown, access to more than 100,000 job openings and the large amount of rentals available rank the city among the best places for new college grads to live in the country, according to Livability.com. Hoboken ranked No. 6 in Livability.com's recently released list of the "Top 10 Best Cities for New College Grads 2014."
    Hoboken's vibrant downtown, access to more than 100,000 job openings and the large amount of rentals available rank the city among the best places for new college grads to live in the country, according to Livability.com. Hoboken ranked No. 6 in Livability.com's recently released list of the "Top 10 Best Cities for New College Grads 2014."
  • Melissa Gorga: RHONJ season 6 is a 'whole new show'

    Melissa Gorga: RHONJ season 6 is a 'whole new show'

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:46:02 GMT
    Melissa Gorga says the upcoming season 6 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey will be a “whole new show,” according to a report on allthingsrh.com. The Franklin Lakes resident opened up about the new season – which will be sans longtime cast members Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo – at The Tampa Home And Garden Show, the report said.
    Melissa Gorga says the upcoming season 6 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey will be a “whole new show,” according to a report on allthingsrh.com. The Franklin Lakes resident opened up about the new season – which will be sans longtime cast members Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo – at The Tampa Home And Garden Show, the report said.
  • Gov. Christie named 'father of the year'

    Gov. Christie named 'father of the year'

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:31:49 GMT
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the Father of the Year. According to an Associated Press report, the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council announced Monday that they have named him the “Father of the Year” 2014. The report, which appeared on abcnews.com and numerous other media outlets, noted that Christie often talks of his four kids, who range in age from 10 to 20, in public.
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the Father of the Year. According to an Associated Press report, the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council announced Monday that they have named him the “Father of the Year” 2014. The report, which appeared on abcnews.com and numerous other media outlets, noted that Christie often talks of his four kids, who range in age from 10 to 20, in public.
  • Should State Troopers be used to patrol individual towns?

    Should State Troopers be used to patrol individual towns?

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:17:41 GMT
    Dozens of New Jersey State Troopers were reassigned last week and are now patrolling the streets of Newark as part of a program named TIDE-TAG. The program was designed to thwart the amount of violent crimes taking place in the state’s largest city, following a record year of homicides that saw 111 residents slain.Read the full story here.
    Dozens of New Jersey State Troopers were reassigned last week and are now patrolling the streets of Newark as part of a program named TIDE-TAG. The program was designed to thwart the amount of violent crimes taking place in the state’s largest city, following a record year of homicides that saw 111 residents slain.Read the full story here.
  • Otter sighted in back bay area of Ocean City!

    Otter sighted in back bay area of Ocean City!

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:15:54 GMT
    Did anyone see an Otter today in Ocean City? I live in the back bay area near the airport and almost ran into an Otter on my deck! If I didn't have two people with me I would of thought I was dreaming. He quickly shimmied away...WOW...I have been hit in the head by some gulls, startled by red fox but never came home to such an unexpected visitor before!
    Did anyone see an Otter today in Ocean City? I live in the back bay area near the airport and almost ran into an Otter on my deck! If I didn't have two people with me I would of thought I was dreaming. He quickly shimmied away...WOW...I have been hit in the head by some gulls, startled by red fox but never came home to such an unexpected visitor before!?
  • Governor Christie wants to do away with campaign donation limits and realty transfer fees

    Governor Christie wants to do away with campaign donation limits and realty transfer fees

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:08:25 GMT

    During his town hall meeting in Somerset County on Tuesday Gov. Chris Christie said he believes there should be no limits on the amount of money people can donate to political campaigns, as long as they disclose their contributions within a 48-period, according to nj.com.

    During his town hall meeting in Somerset County on Tuesday Gov. Chris Christie said he believes there should be no limits on the amount of money people can donate to political campaigns, as long as they disclose their contributions within a 48-period, according to nj.com.

  • Woman allegedly exposes genitals during heroin arrest

    Woman allegedly exposes genitals during heroin arrest

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:47:46 GMT
    A Barnegat woman tried to spit on police officers and repeatedly exposed her genitals during a heroin arrest.  Police say that Angela Woerner, 28, was in the parking lot of the CVS on West Bay Avenue. An officer saw her and knew that she had outstanding warrants out for her arrest.
    A Barnegat woman tried to spit on police officers and repeatedly exposed her genitals during a heroin arrest.  Police say that Angela Woerner, 28, was in the parking lot of the CVS on West Bay Avenue. An officer saw her and knew that she had outstanding warrants out for her arrest.
  • Quiz Asks: 'How Bergen County are you?'

    Quiz Asks: 'How Bergen County are you?'

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:28:14 GMT
    How Bergen County are you? There’s a quiz for that. But, you might not like the results. A new quiz posted on BuzzFeedtests takers’ Bergen County-ness, using malls, spray tanning, and wealth as some of the metrics. The quiz asks BuzzFeed readers to identify which things they’ve done before to see just how Bergen County they are.
    How Bergen County are you? There’s a quiz for that. But, you might not like the results. A new quiz posted on BuzzFeedtests takers’ Bergen County-ness, using malls, spray tanning, and wealth as some of the metrics. The quiz asks BuzzFeed readers to identify which things they’ve done before to see just how Bergen County they are.
  • Bill could prevent Belmar from charging for beaches

    Bill could prevent Belmar from charging for beaches

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:25:46 GMT
    Under a plan being considered in Trenton, Belmar would be prevented from charging people $7 for beach badges because it accepted money from the federal government to replenish Belmar Beach and rebuild the boardwalk. The plan is raising concern because the badge fees help to pay for cleaning, lifeguards and police at the beach, according to News12.
    Under a plan being considered in Trenton, Belmar would be prevented from charging people $7 for beach badges because it accepted money from the federal government to replenish Belmar Beach and rebuild the boardwalk. The plan is raising concern because the badge fees help to pay for cleaning, lifeguards and police at the beach, according to News12.
  • Manzo spinoff to run this year

    Manzo spinoff to run this year

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:56:28 GMT
    Bravo announced on its website this week that it has picked up Manzo’d with Children, a spinoff of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The network did not announce a start date for the new series, which stars Franklin Lakes resident Caroline Manzo and her family. But, it did say the show will air sometime this year. Manzo made headlines last year for announcing she would not return to RHONJ.
    Bravo announced on its website this week that it has picked up Manzo’d with Children, a spinoff of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The network did not announce a start date for the new series, which stars Franklin Lakes resident Caroline Manzo and her family. But, it did say the show will air sometime this year. Manzo made headlines last year for announcing she would not return to RHONJ.
  • Digital billboard latest effort to find missing Hoboken man

    Digital billboard latest effort to find missing Hoboken man

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:54:22 GMT
    The family of a Hoboken man who has been missing for nearly two weeks is hoping a $10,000 reward and a billboard along Interstate 78 in Millburn will help find the 27-year-old. Andrew Jarzyk, 27, was last seen jogging in the area of 5th and Monroe streets in Hoboken at about 2 a.m. Sunday, March 30 after he went out with friends to West Five Supper Club at 505 Madison St.
    The family of a Hoboken man who has been missing for nearly two weeks is hoping a $10,000 reward and a billboard along Interstate 78 in Millburn will help find the 27-year-old. Andrew Jarzyk, 27, was last seen jogging in the area of 5th and Monroe streets in Hoboken at about 2 a.m. Sunday, March 30 after he went out with friends to West Five Supper Club at 505 Madison St.
  • Renowned composer to direct symphony in memory of Summit man

    Renowned composer to direct symphony in memory of Summit man

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-04-09 18:22:08 GMT
    A renowned composer will direct his first symphony in honor of a Summit man who died in the October 2011 snowstorm. Dr. Robert W. Butts, founder, conductor and artistic director of The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, will premiere the symphony in memory of Joshua Plaut on Sunday, April 27 in Dolan Hall at the College of Saint Elizabeth. Plaut, 42, died on Nov. 22, 2011 of complications from a snowstorm-related injury he suffered on Oct. 29, 2011, according to his obituary.
    A renowned composer will direct his first symphony in honor of a Summit man who died in the October 2011 snowstorm. Dr. Robert W. Butts, founder, conductor and artistic director of The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, will premiere the symphony in memory of Joshua Plaut on Sunday, April 27 in Dolan Hall at the College of Saint Elizabeth. Plaut, 42, died on Nov. 22, 2011 of complications from a snowstorm-related injury he suffered on Oct. 29, 2011, according to his obituary.
  • NJ Transit quiet commute program expands to off-peak Hoboken trains

    NJ Transit quiet commute program expands to off-peak Hoboken trains

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:41:55 GMT
    NJ Transit is expanding its Quiet Commute program to off-peak trains that serve Hoboken Terminal. The pilot program will begin Monday, May 5 with Quiet Commute cars added to all off-peak trains arriving and departing Hoboken Terminal between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays only. This includes trains on the Morris Essex, Montclair-Boonton, Pascack Valley, Main, Bergen County and Port Jervis lines, along with the 2300-series trains on the North Jersey Coast Line.
    NJ Transit is expanding its Quiet Commute program to off-peak trains that serve Hoboken Terminal. The pilot program will begin Monday, May 5 with Quiet Commute cars added to all off-peak trains arriving and departing Hoboken Terminal between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays only. This includes trains on the Morris Essex, Montclair-Boonton, Pascack Valley, Main, Bergen County and Port Jervis lines, along with the 2300-series trains on the North Jersey Coast Line.
  • 'Jersey girl' Olympian welcomed home from Sochi

    'Jersey girl' Olympian welcomed home from Sochi

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:28:44 GMT
    A world-class athlete received a hometown welcome back from the Sochi Olympics. At a Wayne Township Council meeting on March 19, Olympic bobsled driver Jazmine Fenlator was honored by the mayor, council, and community members for her achievements in Sochi.
    A world-class athlete received a hometown welcome back from the Sochi Olympics. At a Wayne Township Council meeting on March 19, Olympic bobsled driver Jazmine Fenlator was honored by the mayor, council, and community members for her achievements in Sochi.
  • High school parents debate appropriateness of Pulitzer-winning book

    High school parents debate appropriateness of Pulitzer-winning book

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:25:29 GMT
    West Essex High School parents Monday debated the appropriateness of an acclaimed—and some say “vulgar”—book assigned to a tenth grade English class. One high school parent said that Junot Díaz’s “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning work of fiction that details the life and familial and historical context of a Dominican boy growing up in Paterson, contains content and language inappropriate for high schoolers, according to newjerseyhills.com
    West Essex High School parents Monday debated the appropriateness of an acclaimed—and some say “vulgar”—book assigned to a tenth grade English class. One high school parent said that Junot Díaz’s “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning work of fiction that details the life and familial and historical context of a Dominican boy growing up in Paterson, contains content and language inappropriate for high schoolers, according to newjerseyhills.com
  • Montville native, Harvard student dies after falling from off-campus building

    Montville native, Harvard student dies after falling from off-campus building

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:20:30 GMT
    Andrew Sun, a 2012 Montville High School graduate, was pronounced dead around 4 a.m. Monday morning at a Massachusetts hospital some 24-hours after falling from a building in the early hours of Sunday morning. A resident of the Pforzheimer House at Harvard University, Sun was scheduled to graduate in 2016, according to the school’s student newspaper, The Crimson.
    Andrew Sun, a 2012 Montville High School graduate, was pronounced dead around 4 a.m. Monday morning at a Massachusetts hospital some 24-hours after falling from a building in the early hours of Sunday morning. A resident of the Pforzheimer House at Harvard University, Sun was scheduled to graduate in 2016, according to the school’s student newspaper, The Crimson.
  • Anadarko Petroleum subsidiary to pay state $20 million for heavily-contaminated site in Somerset County

    Anadarko Petroleum subsidiary to pay state $20 million for heavily-contaminated site in Somerset County

    Monday, April 7 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:45:21 GMT
    Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced today that Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and its subsidiary Kerr-McGee will pay the State $20 million as part of a global legal settlement that involves reimbursement to New Jersey for past costs and Natural Resource Damages (NRD) related to clean-up of a heavily-contaminated Superfund site in Somerset County.
    Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced today that Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and its subsidiary Kerr-McGee will pay the State $20 million as part of a global legal settlement that involves reimbursement to New Jersey for past costs and Natural Resource Damages (NRD) related to clean-up of a heavily-contaminated Superfund site in Somerset County.
  • Point Beach fire survivors turned away, or not: what should they do?

    Point Beach fire survivors turned away, or not: what should they do?

    Monday, April 7 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:43:09 GMT
    The owner of the Point Pleasant Manor has disputed a published report that two survivors of the deadly Point Pleasant Beach fire were turned away from his motel. He said the two people were welcome to stay, even though the Point Pleasant Manor has no cooking facilities and is not designed to accommodate people for a long period of time, according to NJ.com.
    The owner of the Point Pleasant Manor has disputed a published report that two survivors of the deadly Point Pleasant Beach fire were turned away from his motel. He said the two people were welcome to stay, even though the Point Pleasant Manor has no cooking facilities and is not designed to accommodate people for a long period of time, according to NJ.com.
  • World Autism Awareness Day, part two

    World Autism Awareness Day, part two

    Friday, April 4 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-04-04 18:16:35 GMT
    Today, as with every day, my heart is bursting with pride for my eldest son Justin, who has severe autism.This week his private autism school hosted a news conference on the eve of World Autism Awareness Day, an event held by Congressman Chris Smith, co-chair of the House Autism Caucus, and Autism New Jersey.As with any news conference there is usually a photo opp, and my son was selected to be the “face of autism” that day.
    Today, as with every day, my heart is bursting with pride for my eldest son Justin, who has severe autism.This week his private autism school hosted a news conference on the eve of World Autism Awareness Day, an event held by Congressman Chris Smith, co-chair of the House Autism Caucus, and Autism New Jersey.As with any news conference there is usually a photo opp, and my son was selected to be the “face of autism” that day.
  • Drugs, including 549 bags of heroin, seized from two Brick women

    Drugs, including 549 bags of heroin, seized from two Brick women

    Friday, April 4 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-04-04 17:53:55 GMT
    The Brick Township police Drug Enforcement Unit conducted an investigation which led to the arrests of two township women who they say possessed a multitude of drugs.The arrests of Brittany A. Cassanovas, 25, of 17th Avenue, and Amanda M. Louk, 20, of Sawmill Road, came after detectives were granted a court order to search a vehicle which contained 549 bags of heroin, approximately 12 grams of crack cocaine, prescription narcotics, a scale, and $1,875 in U.S. currency, according to Sgt. Drew.
    The Brick Township police Drug Enforcement Unit conducted an investigation which led to the arrests of two township women who they say possessed a multitude of drugs.The arrests of Brittany A. Cassanovas, 25, of 17th Avenue, and Amanda M. Louk, 20, of Sawmill Road, came after detectives were granted a court order to search a vehicle which contained 549 bags of heroin, approximately 12 grams of crack cocaine, prescription narcotics, a scale, and $1,875 in U.S. currency, according to Sgt. Drew.
  • Parking meter theft prompts Ridgewood financial reviews

    Parking meter theft prompts Ridgewood financial reviews

    Friday, April 4 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-04-04 17:24:52 GMT
    Ridgewood’s coin collection and other money procedures are up for review in light of recent news that an ex-employee was able to steal $460,000 in parking meter quarters over two years without the village noticing, NorthJersey.com reported. According to the report, new Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld said she would be temporarily overseeing the Parking Utility to prevent thefts.
    Ridgewood’s coin collection and other money procedures are up for review in light of recent news that an ex-employee was able to steal $460,000 in parking meter quarters over two years without the village noticing, NorthJersey.com reported. According to the report, new Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld said she would be temporarily overseeing the Parking Utility to prevent thefts.
  • Westfield may revamp liquor laws, limit medical marijuana dispensary locations, reports say

    Westfield may revamp liquor laws, limit medical marijuana dispensary locations, reports say

    Friday, April 4 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-04-04 17:19:13 GMT
    Westfield should raise its annual liquor license fees, per state guidelines, the code review and town property committee told other members of the town council at a conference meeting Tuesday.
    Westfield should raise its annual liquor license fees, per state guidelines, the code review and town property committee told other members of the town council at a conference meeting Tuesday.
  • 11-year-old North Jersey boy inspires 'mobile bakery' children's hospital charity

    11-year-old North Jersey boy inspires 'mobile bakery' children's hospital charity

    Thursday, April 3 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-04-03 19:11:47 GMT
    For 11-year-old North Jersey boy Vinny Accurso, dealing with pulmonary hypertension is nothing new. Vin was born with the life-threatening lung condition, which necessitates frequent hospital visits and treatments, and that he wear a backpack at all times through which he intravenously receives medication. The boy and his family have made a big splash in their hometown, Mahwah, over the past few years.
    For 11-year-old North Jersey boy Vinny Accurso, dealing with pulmonary hypertension is nothing new. Vin was born with the life-threatening lung condition, which necessitates frequent hospital visits and treatments, and that he wear a backpack at all times through which he intravenously receives medication. The boy and his family have made a big splash in their hometown, Mahwah, over the past few years.
  • South Brunswick police looking for suspect who stole 'Hugs for Brady' jar

    South Brunswick police looking for suspect who stole 'Hugs for Brady' jar

    Thursday, April 3 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-04-03 11:21:39 GMT
    South Brunswick Police released two images of a suspect who stole a donation jar from a local restaurant. The suspect went to the Jersey Diner on Route 130 and ordered some fries and a drink saying he had a long drive ahead of him. As he waited by the register he picked up a donation jar belonging to the Hugs for Brady Foundation and emptied the money into his jacket pockets. The donation jar contained approximately $150 dollars in it at the time of the theft.
    South Brunswick Police released two images of a suspect who stole a donation jar from a local restaurant. The suspect went to the Jersey Diner on Route 130 and ordered some fries and a drink saying he had a long drive ahead of him. As he waited by the register he picked up a donation jar belonging to the Hugs for Brady Foundation and emptied the money into his jacket pockets. The donation jar contained approximately $150 dollars in it at the time of the theft.
  • New restaurant, bar envisioned for Monmouth Park Racetrack

    New restaurant, bar envisioned for Monmouth Park Racetrack

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-04-02 18:03:28 GMT
    The Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport should be an exciting, year-round destination, says the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horseman's Association, the entity which leases the track from the state. Among their ideas is to open an outdoor restaurant with conservatory in 2015. Another is to open a full-service sports bar with betting for the first floor of the grandstand.
    The Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport should be an exciting, year-round destination, says the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horseman's Association, the entity which leases the track from the state. Among their ideas is to open an outdoor restaurant with conservatory in 2015. Another is to open a full-service sports bar with betting for the first floor of the grandstand.
  • New flood elevation maps released for four NJ counties

    New flood elevation maps released for four NJ counties

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-04-02 17:58:45 GMT
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released its latest – and nearly final – round of flood insurance rate maps for four New Jersey counties, as well as New York City. The Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps, also called preliminary FIRMs, are subject to a 90 day appeal period before they become FIRM maps, which will dictate flood insurance renewal rates and building height requirements.
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released its latest – and nearly final – round of flood insurance rate maps for four New Jersey counties, as well as New York City. The Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps, also called preliminary FIRMs, are subject to a 90 day appeal period before they become FIRM maps, which will dictate flood insurance renewal rates and building height requirements.
  • Morris teen who sued her parents picks a college

    Morris teen who sued her parents picks a college

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-04-02 17:56:17 GMT
    The Morris County teen who sued her parents for tuition costs and living expenses has decided to attend Western New England University. Rachel Canning made the announcement Sunday on her Facebook page. According to her post, she plans to be a biomedical engineering major and has received a $56,000 scholarship.
    The Morris County teen who sued her parents for tuition costs and living expenses has decided to attend Western New England University. Rachel Canning made the announcement Sunday on her Facebook page. According to her post, she plans to be a biomedical engineering major and has received a $56,000 scholarship.
  • Police investigating death of male student at Stockton College

    Police investigating death of male student at Stockton College

    Monday, March 31 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-03-31 18:00:50 GMT
    The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office is assisting in the investigation of the death of a male student at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey campus in Galloway, the Press of Atlantic City reports. The Prosecutor's Office is working with the Stockton College Police in the investigation. A man was found unresponsive on campus around 3 p.m. He was deceased when police arrived, according to the report.
    The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office is assisting in the investigation of the death of a male student at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey campus in Galloway, the Press of Atlantic City reports. The Prosecutor's Office is working with the Stockton College Police in the investigation. A man was found unresponsive on campus around 3 p.m. He was deceased when police arrived, according to the report.
  • NJ teen outsmarts WTC security, scales nation's tallest building

    NJ teen outsmarts WTC security, scales nation's tallest building

    Friday, March 21 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-03-21 15:50:39 GMT
    A 16-year-old from Weehawken was arrested after besting security and sneaking up to the top of the World Trade Center early Sunday morning. Justin Casquejo slipped through in a fence at the WTC site at approximately 4 a.m. Sunday and was then taken up to the 88th floor by a “clueless” union elevator operator, according to the New York Post.
    A 16-year-old from Weehawken was arrested after besting security and sneaking up to the top of the World Trade Center early Sunday morning. Justin Casquejo slipped through in a fence at the WTC site at approximately 4 a.m. Sunday and was then taken up to the 88th floor by a “clueless” union elevator operator, according to the New York Post.
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