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  • Dangerous rip currents at NJ, NY beaches

    Dangerous rip currents at NJ, NY beaches

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:54:07 GMT
    Several beaches on the New Jersey and New York coastlines are open to visitors but closed to swimming because of high surf and dangerous rip currents. The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory and Rip Current Statement for the area beaches because of the effects of Hurricane Cristobal, which is expected to track south and east of the Jersey shore through Thursday.
    Several beaches on the New Jersey and New York coastlines are open to visitors but closed to swimming because of high surf and dangerous rip currents. The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory and Rip Current Statement for the area beaches because of the effects of Hurricane Cristobal, which is expected to track south and east of the Jersey shore through Thursday.
  • Man kills wife, wounds self at NJ hospital

    Man kills wife, wounds self at NJ hospital

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:50:16 GMT
    Authorities say a man fatally shot his wife and wounded himself at a hospital in southern New Jersey. Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin says the shooting happened Wednesday at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford. The man was being treated for his injuries.
    Authorities say a man fatally shot his wife and wounded himself at a hospital in southern New Jersey. Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin says the shooting happened Wednesday at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford. The man was being treated for his injuries.

  • Mayor Zimmer urges lawmakers to legalize app-based taxi services

    Mayor Zimmer urges lawmakers to legalize app-based taxi services

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:22:39 GMT
    Hitching a ride in Hoboken should be as simple as tapping a button but as of now, mobile apps like Uber that connect users with drivers through the use of GPS technology are currently illegal in Hoboken. Now, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has released a statement expressing her support for Rideshare services and imploring state legislatures to take action.
    Hitching a ride in Hoboken should be as simple as tapping a button but as of now, mobile apps like Uber that connect users with drivers through the use of GPS technology are currently illegal in Hoboken. Now, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has released a statement expressing her support for Rideshare services and imploring state legislatures to take action.
  • Ghosts of Sandy still visible in Ortley Beach

    Ghosts of Sandy still visible in Ortley Beach

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:20:51 GMT
    It's nearly two years since Superstorm Sandy blasted into Ortley Beach and decimated this small section of Toms River. And the storm-slammed empty houses on some streets and trailers on lots are painful reminders that Ortley Beach was dubbed “ground zero” by some after the Oct. 29, 2012 storm devastated the Jersey coast. A number of Ortley Beach residents attended the Aug. 26 Township Council meeting to ask what, if anything, can be done to speed things up.
    It's nearly two years since Superstorm Sandy blasted into Ortley Beach and decimated this small section of Toms River. And the storm-slammed empty houses on some streets and trailers on lots are painful reminders that Ortley Beach was dubbed “ground zero” by some after the Oct. 29, 2012 storm devastated the Jersey coast. A number of Ortley Beach residents attended the Aug. 26 Township Council meeting to ask what, if anything, can be done to speed things up.
  • CAUGHT! Surveillance video of teenage thieves entering unlocked cars

    CAUGHT! Surveillance video of teenage thieves entering unlocked cars

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:19:10 GMT
    Photo courtesy of TAPinto.netPhoto courtesy of TAPinto.net
    Area police have recently received reports of thefts of property from unlocked cars. In Fanwood, at around 1 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 26, a group of teenagers were caught on surveillance video entering unlocked cars on Helen Street. A video was provided to TAP into SPF by a homeowner whose security system provided a glimpse of the actions of up to five teens roaming around Helen Street looking to enter and steal from unlocked cars.
    Area police have recently received reports of thefts of property from unlocked cars. In Fanwood, at around 1 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 26, a group of teenagers were caught on surveillance video entering unlocked cars on Helen Street. A video was provided to TAP into SPF by a homeowner whose security system provided a glimpse of the actions of up to five teens roaming around Helen Street looking to enter and steal from unlocked cars.
  • Owner says Showboat will definitely close Sunday

    Owner says Showboat will definitely close Sunday

    Its owner says Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel will definitely shut down on Sunday.  A spokeswoman for Caesars Entertainment tells The Associated Press that despite expressions of interest from potential purchasers, the casino will be closed at 4 p.m. Sunday. Showboat is one of three Atlantic City casinos closing in the next few weeks.
    Its owner says Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel will definitely shut down on Sunday.  A spokeswoman for Caesars Entertainment tells The Associated Press that despite expressions of interest from potential purchasers, the casino will be closed at 4 p.m. Sunday. Showboat is one of three Atlantic City casinos closing in the next few weeks.
  • Cristobal to churn surf along Jersey shore

    Cristobal to churn surf along Jersey shore

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:14:52 GMT
    Swimmers and lifeguards are facing a high risk for rip currents along New Jersey beaches. The National Weather Service says Hurricane Cristobal is predicted to pass well to the southeast of the New Jersey coast on Wednesday night. Long period swells will spread out from the storm, churning up the surf along Jersey shore beaches.
    Swimmers and lifeguards are facing a high risk for rip currents along New Jersey beaches. The National Weather Service says Hurricane Cristobal is predicted to pass well to the southeast of the New Jersey coast on Wednesday night. Long period swells will spread out from the storm, churning up the surf along Jersey shore beaches.
  • NJ store clerk accused of kissing customer

    NJ store clerk accused of kissing customer

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:41:29 GMT
    Police say a convenience store clerk in New Jersey hugged and kissed her against her will.
    Police say a convenience store clerk in New Jersey hugged and kissed her against her will.
  • NJ girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    NJ girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:24:14 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use a fully automatic Uzi. Charles Vacca, 39, was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, investigators said.
    A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use a fully automatic Uzi. Charles Vacca, 39, was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, investigators said.
  • Potential buyer looks at Showboat Casino

    Potential buyer looks at Showboat Casino

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:05:43 GMT
    Caesars Entertainment is showing the soon-to-close Showboat Casino Hotel to "an interested party," but won't say who it is.Company spokesman Gary Thompson told The Associated Press that Caesars officials were showing the Showboat on Tuesday to a party that had expressed interest.
    Caesars Entertainment is showing the soon-to-close Showboat Casino Hotel to "an interested party," but won't say who it is.Company spokesman Gary Thompson told The Associated Press that Caesars officials were showing the Showboat on Tuesday to a party that had expressed interest.
  • Elderly woman stranded at Newark Liberty airport

    Elderly woman stranded at Newark Liberty airport

    Family members say an elderly woman was left all alone in her wheelchair at Newark-Liberty International Aiport. Alice Vaticano reportedly said that she was planning to fly on Southwest Airlines from Newark to Denver. Vaticano's daughter says a skycap promised to wheel her mother directly to her assigned gate, but instead left her alone in the airport.
    Family members say an elderly woman was left all alone in her wheelchair at Newark-Liberty International Aiport. Alice Vaticano reportedly said that she was planning to fly on Southwest Airlines from Newark to Denver. Vaticano's daughter says a skycap promised to wheel her mother directly to her assigned gate, but instead left her alone in the airport.
  • VIDEO: Whale spotted off Barnegat Light

    VIDEO: Whale spotted off Barnegat Light

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:23:46 GMT
    The U.S. Coast Guard spotted a whale rising about half a mile off Barnegat Light this morning. Check out the video here!
    The U.S. Coast Guard spotted a whale rising about half a mile off Barnegat Light this morning. Check out the video here!
  • Cops: Man hits brick woman, takes her car, carjacks another vehicle-with her in it

    Cops: Man hits brick woman, takes her car, carjacks another vehicle-with her in it

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:20:50 GMT
    A 25-year-old Lakewood man was accused Monday of using his Brick girlfriend's BMW to ram and carjack another car that was apparently occupied by the woman, police said. Just hours earlier, Hamilton posted bail Monday after he was accused of hitting his 22-year-old Brick girlfriend. He drove her home, and then took the 2001 BMW registered in her name, police said.
    A 25-year-old Lakewood man was accused Monday of using his Brick girlfriend's BMW to ram and carjack another car that was apparently occupied by the woman, police said. Just hours earlier, Hamilton posted bail Monday after he was accused of hitting his 22-year-old Brick girlfriend. He drove her home, and then took the 2001 BMW registered in her name, police said.
  • New Jersey student missing after hike outside Jerusalem

    New Jersey student missing after hike outside Jerusalem

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:53:09 GMT
    Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for a young New Jersey religious student who disappeared during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., has been missing since Friday, when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
    Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for a young New Jersey religious student who disappeared during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., has been missing since Friday, when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
  • Prostitute worked out of house on Westfield Ave., cops say

    Prostitute worked out of house on Westfield Ave., cops say

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:23:02 GMT
    Photo courtesy of TAPinto.netPhoto courtesy of TAPinto.net
    Xue Juan Han, 47, owner of Jenny's Massage Studio at 409 Westfield Ave., was arrested Aug. 12 and charged with promoting and engaging in prostitution. She was processed and released on a summons. While Han owns Jenny's, she does not own the building, which is up for sale, according to a sign out front. Westfield Police Chief David Wayman said police do not have the right to close down the business. It is unclear if Jenny's is still in operation.
    Xue Juan Han, 47, owner of Jenny's Massage Studio at 409 Westfield Ave., was arrested Aug. 12 and charged with promoting and engaging in prostitution. She was processed and released on a summons. While Han owns Jenny's, she does not own the building, which is up for sale, according to a sign out front. Westfield Police Chief David Wayman said police do not have the right to close down the business. It is unclear if Jenny's is still in operation.
  • NJ teens robbed of sneakers at knifepoint

    NJ teens robbed of sneakers at knifepoint

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:06:14 GMT
    Police in northern New Jersey are searching for a man who robbed two teenagers of a pair of sneakers at knifepoint.
    Police in northern New Jersey are searching for a man who robbed two teenagers of a pair of sneakers at knifepoint.
  • NJ car dealer admits selling Sandy-flooded cars

    NJ car dealer admits selling Sandy-flooded cars

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-08-26 11:24:30 GMT
    After SandyAfter Sandy
    A used car dealer in New Jersey has admitted selling seven vehicles that sustained flood damage during Superstorm Sandy after a Motor Vehicle Commission office employee created clean titles for them. Jonathan Olin, 42, of Manalapan pleaded guilty to theft by deception and Jessie Dinome, 30, of Jackson pleaded guilty to tempering with public records. Olin operated D&D Auto Sales in Old Bridge.
    A used car dealer in New Jersey has admitted selling seven vehicles that sustained flood damage during Superstorm Sandy after a Motor Vehicle Commission office employee created clean titles for them. Jonathan Olin, 42, of Manalapan pleaded guilty to theft by deception and Jessie Dinome, 30, of Jackson pleaded guilty to tempering with public records. Olin operated D&D Auto Sales in Old Bridge.
  • American hiker missing in Israel

    American hiker missing in Israel

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:59:44 GMT
    New Jersey politicians are calling for more help from both the U.S. and Israeli governments for a student who went missing during a hike in Jerusalem last week.
    New Jersey politicians are calling for more help from both the U.S. and Israeli governments for a student who went missing during a hike in Jerusalem last week.
  • Flight diverted after seat recline fight

    Flight diverted after seat recline fight

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:40:52 GMT
    Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. When one passenger was denied that bit of personal space Sunday, it led to a heated argument and the unscheduled landing of their plane, just halfway to its destination.
    Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. When one passenger was denied that bit of personal space Sunday, it led to a heated argument and the unscheduled landing of their plane, just halfway to its destination.
  • Morris County man killed after falling from tree, landing on metal fence, cops say

    Morris County man killed after falling from tree, landing on metal fence, cops say

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:30:52 GMT
    A Jefferson Township man was killed Thursday when he fell out of a tree and landed on a metal fence below, police said. Officer Dave Wojtach responded to Valley Trail for a report of a man who fell from a tree, Capt. Eric Wilsusen said. Once there, Wojtach found the 30-year-old man to be impaled on a metal chain link fence post, Wilsusen said.
    A Jefferson Township man was killed Thursday when he fell out of a tree and landed on a metal fence below, police said. Officer Dave Wojtach responded to Valley Trail for a report of a man who fell from a tree, Capt. Eric Wilsusen said. Once there, Wojtach found the 30-year-old man to be impaled on a metal chain link fence post, Wilsusen said.
  • High risk for rip currents along Jersey shore

    High risk for rip currents along Jersey shore

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:08:38 GMT
    Swimmers are urged to use caution along the Jersey shore. A high risk for rip currents is in effect through Monday evening. The National Weather Service says a surf height of 3 to 5 feet along with the wind will combine to create dangerous swimming conditions. Swimmers are advised to listen to lifeguards and not swim at unguarded beaches.
    Swimmers are urged to use caution along the Jersey shore. A high risk for rip currents is in effect through Monday evening. The National Weather Service says a surf height of 3 to 5 feet along with the wind will combine to create dangerous swimming conditions. Swimmers are advised to listen to lifeguards and not swim at unguarded beaches.
  • Man impersonating cop rapes store clerk

    Man impersonating cop rapes store clerk

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:46:13 GMT
    A man impersonating a cop walked into a store in New Jersey Saturday afternoon and raped an employee. According to officials, the suspect entered the store on the 800 block of South Broad Street in Trenton at around 1 p.m. and identified himself as a police officer. He had a black radio and a handgun. The unsuspecting clerk was then grabbed and forced into a bathroom where the suspect sexually assaulted her.
    A man impersonating a cop walked into a store in New Jersey Saturday afternoon and raped an employee. According to officials, the suspect entered the store on the 800 block of South Broad Street in Trenton at around 1 p.m. and identified himself as a police officer. He had a black radio and a handgun. The unsuspecting clerk was then grabbed and forced into a bathroom where the suspect sexually assaulted her.
  • 5th murder victim in 5 days in Newark

    5th murder victim in 5 days in Newark

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:15:06 GMT
    Authorities say that a 57-year-old man was stabbed to death on a Newark street Saturday morning.
    Authorities say that a 57-year-old man was stabbed to death on a Newark street Saturday morning.
  • Newark school enrollment problems

    Newark school enrollment problems

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:17:11 GMT
    The school year in Newark is getting off to a rocky start. Classes start in less than two weeks and parents are still waiting in line for hours to find out where their kids are enrolled. The problem is being blamed on a glitch in the school's new online open enrollment system. To say mother of three Jennifer Caraballo is frustrated may be an understatement. She is one of hundreds of Newark parents desperately now trying to find a new school for her children.
    The school year in Newark is getting off to a rocky start. Classes start in less than two weeks and parents are still waiting in line for hours to find out where their kids are enrolled. The problem is being blamed on a glitch in the school's new online open enrollment system. To say mother of three Jennifer Caraballo is frustrated may be an understatement. She is one of hundreds of Newark parents desperately now trying to find a new school for her children.
  • Teaneck couple's wedding photos wash up in Staten Island

    Teaneck couple's wedding photos wash up in Staten Island

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:08:20 GMT
    Nearly two years after losing their wedding photos, one couple has finally got them back. The photos washed up on a Staten Island couple's driveway a few days after Hurricane Sandy.
    Nearly two years after losing their wedding photos, one couple has finally got them back. The photos washed up on a Staten Island couple's driveway a few days after Hurricane Sandy.
  • Gallery U in Westfield celebrates anniversary with reality TV star Teresa Giudice

    Gallery U in Westfield celebrates anniversary with reality TV star Teresa Giudice

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:05:56 GMT
    Teresa and Joe Giudice (AP Photo/Oral-B Pulsonic, Gary He)Teresa and Joe Giudice (AP Photo/Oral-B Pulsonic, Gary He)
    Gallery U Boutique in Westfield celebrated its one-year anniversary Wednesday with an event featuring special guest Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Giudice met guests, posed for photos and signed autographs and Gallery U collected donations for the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey. The event was hosted by Velocity 1 Media. "Last night's event brought 150 people to Gallery U Boutique and Downtown Westfield,” said retail manager Melody Lieberman.
    Gallery U Boutique in Westfield celebrated its one-year anniversary Wednesday with an event featuring special guest Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Giudice met guests, posed for photos and signed autographs and Gallery U collected donations for the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey. The event was hosted by Velocity 1 Media. "Last night's event brought 150 people to Gallery U Boutique and Downtown Westfield,” said retail manager Melody Lieberman.
  • Sanitation men nearly throw away mayor's piano

    Sanitation men nearly throw away mayor's piano

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:39:56 GMT
    A piano donated by Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop nearly ended up pushing up daises in a landfill instead of making music in a pedestrian plaza. Fulop gave the upright so residents could play tunes in a pedestrian plaza that opened on Monday.
    A piano donated by Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop nearly ended up pushing up daises in a landfill instead of making music in a pedestrian plaza. Fulop gave the upright so residents could play tunes in a pedestrian plaza that opened on Monday.

  • Congressman's ad includes Soviet medals

    Congressman's ad includes Soviet medals

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:38:06 GMT
    A New Jersey congressman's office is red-faced after a Facebook ad about veteran benefits that appeared to feature Russian military medals.
    A New Jersey congressman's office is red-faced over a Facebook ad about veteran benefits that featured Soviet military medals. Rep. Scott Garrett's spokeswoman said in an emailed statement that the office was sorry an initial review did not catch the use of the stock photo. Maggie Seidel says the ad was produced by an outside vendor and is no longer running. The ad asked people to like Garrett's page to learn what he's doing to support veterans' benefits.
  • Savion Glover, the master teacher

    Savion Glover, the master teacher

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:26:05 GMT
    While the rest of us merely march to the beat of our own drum, Savion Glover is the drum. The tap dance superstar has dazzled audiences from the small screen to the big screen from the White House to the Great White Way. More than just a legend, Savion has become a curator of tap. He is on a mission to keep the craft sacred for future generations.
    While the rest of us merely march to the beat of our own drum, Savion Glover is the drum. The tap dance superstar has dazzled audiences from the small screen to the big screen from the White House to the Great White Way. More than just a legend, Savion has become a curator of tap. He is on a mission to keep the craft sacred for future generations.
  • Man sucker punched in knockout attack

    Man sucker punched in knockout attack

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:00:46 GMT
    The so-called 'knockout game' where a person punches another unsuspecting person has made its way to Hackensack, N.J. Police say an assailant attacked three people on the same day. Surveillance video shows the athletically built suspect punch a man in the face and stroll away. The man fell to the ground. Two other assaults took place within less than 15 minutes.
    The so-called 'knockout game' where a person punches another unsuspecting person has made its way to Hackensack, N.J. Police say an assailant attacked three people on the same day. Surveillance video shows the athletically built suspect punch a man in the face and stroll away. The man fell to the ground. Two other assaults took place within less than 15 minutes.
  • Clark police respond to 22 reports of burglary from autos this morning

    Clark police respond to 22 reports of burglary from autos this morning

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:25:08 GMT
    The Clark Police Department has received 22 reports of burglaries of unlocked cars Thursday morning. Reports were received from residents of Hillcrest Drive, Thomas Drive, Grove Street, Orchard Terrace, Briarheath Lane and Stonehenge Terrace. There are no suspects at this time.
    The Clark Police Department has received 22 reports of burglaries of unlocked cars Thursday morning. Reports were received from residents of Hillcrest Drive, Thomas Drive, Grove Street, Orchard Terrace, Briarheath Lane and Stonehenge Terrace. There are no suspects at this time.
  • Park Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

    Park Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:25 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:25:02 GMT
    The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands. The ban takes effect immediately and lasts until the Park Service can develop an appropriate policy. 
    The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands. The ban takes effect immediately and lasts until the Park Service can develop an appropriate policy. 
  • Atlantic City police get body cameras

    Atlantic City police get body cameras

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:36 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:36:31 GMT
    Atlantic City police officers have started wearing body cameras. About five officers a shift will be equipped with the devices, which record video and audio after an officer activates the device. The video is uploaded after the officer's shift ends.
    Atlantic City police officers have started wearing body cameras. About five officers a shift will be equipped with the devices, which record video and audio after an officer activates the device. The video is uploaded after the officer's shift ends.

  • Designer clothes at giant thrift shop in NJ

    Designer clothes at giant thrift shop in NJ

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:57:04 GMT
    Like most soon-to-be third graders, Sonja knows what she's looking for when it comes to back-to-school shopping. For kids trying to be fashionable -- and parents looking to keep it affordable -- there's the Ocean County Hunger Relief Warehouse in Toms River, New Jersey. It's basically a huge thrift shop.
    Like most soon-to-be third graders, Sonja knows what she's looking for when it comes to back-to-school shopping. For kids trying to be fashionable -- and parents looking to keep it affordable -- there's the Ocean County Hunger Relief Warehouse in Toms River, New Jersey. It's basically a huge thrift shop.
  • Petition urges Point Pleasant council to make streets bike, pedestrian friendly

    Petition urges Point Pleasant council to make streets bike, pedestrian friendly

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:00:45 GMT
    A Point Pleasant resident frustrated with what he sees as slow action on the part of the Borough Council on making the town safer for pedestrians and bicyclists has started a petition urging the council to act. The petition, posted on change.org, said that while the council passed a Complete Streets ordinance last year and commissioned a report, little of substance has been done, Hagemeyer says. The council meets tonight at 7 at the municipal building.
    A Point Pleasant resident frustrated with what he sees as slow action on the part of the Borough Council on making the town safer for pedestrians and bicyclists has started a petition urging the council to act. The petition, posted on change.org, said that while the council passed a Complete Streets ordinance last year and commissioned a report, little of substance has been done, Hagemeyer says. The council meets tonight at 7 at the municipal building.
  • Parsippany woman smashed bar patron's face with beer bottle, cops say

    Parsippany woman smashed bar patron's face with beer bottle, cops say

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:33:53 GMT
    A Parsippany woman was jailed recently after allegedly smashing a glass beer bottle into another woman's face outside a bar, Parsippany police said. Several officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the parking lot of the Main Event Bar on North Beverwyck Road in Lake Hiawatha around 2:40 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, police said. Upon arrival, officers saw an altercation in progress between Isabelle Pisillo, 48, and the victim, a 38-year-old Rockaway woman whose name is not being released.
    A Parsippany woman was jailed recently after allegedly smashing a glass beer bottle into another woman's face outside a bar, Parsippany police said. Several officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the parking lot of the Main Event Bar on North Beverwyck Road in Lake Hiawatha around 2:40 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, police said. Upon arrival, officers saw an altercation in progress between Isabelle Pisillo, 48, and the victim, a 38-year-old Rockaway woman whose name is not being released.
  • First American-made Saint was Morris County nun

    First American-made Saint was Morris County nun

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:31:07 GMT
    In just 26 years of life Miriam Teresa Demjanovich left a profound mark on those around her and the Catholic Church. What she did posthumously was even more incredible, and has garnered her the status of sainthood. According to dailyrecord.com, Demjanovich, who became Sister Miriam Teresa in 1925, will be beatified in Newark at an Oct. 4 Mass at Sacred Heart Basilica in Newark, making her the first American-made saint in history.
    In just 26 years of life Miriam Teresa Demjanovich left a profound mark on those around her and the Catholic Church. What she did posthumously was even more incredible, and has garnered her the status of sainthood. According to dailyrecord.com, Demjanovich, who became Sister Miriam Teresa in 1925, will be beatified in Newark at an Oct. 4 Mass at Sacred Heart Basilica in Newark, making her the first American-made saint in history.
  • Diesel fuel spill affects two miles of Rockaway River

    Diesel fuel spill affects two miles of Rockaway River

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:41:44 GMT
    More than 400 gallons of diesel fuel were mistakenly spilled into the Rockaway River on Tuesday, Aug. 12, according to a report released by Captain Jeffrey Paul of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. The spill occurred when a driver for Finch Fuel Oil, registered to Veryak Petroleum Enterprises of Kearny, delivered diesel fuel to the former location of the Montville Township Department of Public Works (DPW), according Montville Police Chief Rudy Appelmann.
    More than 400 gallons of diesel fuel were mistakenly spilled into the Rockaway River on Tuesday, Aug. 12, according to a report released by Captain Jeffrey Paul of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. The spill occurred when a driver for Finch Fuel Oil, registered to Veryak Petroleum Enterprises of Kearny, delivered diesel fuel to the former location of the Montville Township Department of Public Works (DPW), according Montville Police Chief Rudy Appelmann.
  • Watch bear family stroll through front yard, wrestle, climb trees

    Watch bear family stroll through front yard, wrestle, climb trees

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-08-15 17:03:24 GMT
    Butler High School's mascot may be the Bulldogs, but the Bears wouldn't be a bad backup.Northern New Jersey has been flush with roaming bruins this summer, as the black bears have patrolled neighborhoods, laid waste to unassuming bird feeders and turned garbage into, well, really messy garbage. But a family in Butler may have captured the image of the season, as a family of bears came sauntering through the yard recently.
    Butler High School's mascot may be the Bulldogs, but the Bears wouldn't be a bad backup.Northern New Jersey has been flush with roaming bruins this summer, as the black bears have patrolled neighborhoods, laid waste to unassuming bird feeders and turned garbage into, well, really messy garbage. But a family in Butler may have captured the image of the season, as a family of bears came sauntering through the yard recently.
  • Gov. Christie in Ocean City: I can't force someone to continue to lose money

    Gov. Christie in Ocean City: I can't force someone to continue to lose money

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:59:34 GMT
    Gov. Chris Christie's summit on Atlantic City's future may not take place until Sept. 8, but that doesn't mean the state isn't working on a solution daily. That's what Christie told a concerned casino worker who said she and her colleagues will lose their jobs prior to that summit, northjersey.com reports. Cindy Pemberton, a longtime employee at the Showboat, posed her problem to the governor during his appearance at the Music Pier in Ocean City on Thursday.
    Gov. Chris Christie's summit on Atlantic City's future may not take place until Sept. 8, but that doesn't mean the state isn't working on a solution daily. That's what Christie told a concerned casino worker who said she and her colleagues will lose their jobs prior to that summit, northjersey.com reports. Cindy Pemberton, a longtime employee at the Showboat, posed her problem to the governor during his appearance at the Music Pier in Ocean City on Thursday.
  • Nautical playground opens in West Orange to rave reviews

    Nautical playground opens in West Orange to rave reviews

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:54:16 GMT
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    Before the ribbon was even cut on August 14, the new Nautical Playground was filled with parents and children dashing excitedly about in a pretty spectacular addition to Essex County Joe DiVicenzo's South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. "Twelve years ago I had a vision for what I wanted to do," DiVincenzo said.
    Before the ribbon was even cut on August 14, the new Nautical Playground was filled with parents and children dashing excitedly about in a pretty spectacular addition to Essex County Joe DiVicenzo's South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. "Twelve years ago I had a vision for what I wanted to do," DiVincenzo said.
  • Westfield-based suicide hotline sees spike in calls following Robin Williams' death

    Westfield-based suicide hotline sees spike in calls following Robin Williams' death

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:16:01 GMT
    CONTACT We Care, a New Jersey suicide prevention hotline based in Westfield, is experiencing a spike in calls following the highly publicized suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams, according Joanne Oppelt, the hotline's executive director. “Call volume goes up after a suicide makes the news. Not only do we get more calls, we get more calls relating to suicide from both people in crisis and people who are concerned about others,” said Oppelt.
    CONTACT We Care, a New Jersey suicide prevention hotline based in Westfield, is experiencing a spike in calls following the highly publicized suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams, according Joanne Oppelt, the hotline's executive director. “Call volume goes up after a suicide makes the news. Not only do we get more calls, we get more calls relating to suicide from both people in crisis and people who are concerned about others,” said Oppelt.
  • Local summer camp sets Guinness World Record while helping a good cause

    Local summer camp sets Guinness World Record while helping a good cause

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:27:23 GMT
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    n the final day of Liquid Church's Camp Rock summer program, more than 350 local kids and volunteer counselors set a Guinness World Record for assembling the most hunger-relief kits. Over 12,000 non-perishable food items were packed into plastic bags in a three-minute time period, effectively creating more than 1,100 food kits for those in need.
    n the final day of Liquid Church's Camp Rock summer program, more than 350 local kids and volunteer counselors set a Guinness World Record for assembling the most hunger-relief kits. Over 12,000 non-perishable food items were packed into plastic bags in a three-minute time period, effectively creating more than 1,100 food kits for those in need.
  • Safety measures improve accident-prone section of Willow Avenue

    Safety measures improve accident-prone section of Willow Avenue

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:12:34 GMT
    Safety improvements have been made for a two-block stretch of Willow Avenue that saw 64 accidents between 2008 and 2013. The section between 11th and 13th streets includes an elementary school, a large senior housing population, and a pocket park. The safety improvements included as part of this project include: Painted textured curb extensions at corners protected by vertical delineators (flexible bollards).
    Safety improvements have been made for a two-block stretch of Willow Avenue that saw 64 accidents between 2008 and 2013. The section between 11th and 13th streets includes an elementary school, a large senior housing population, and a pocket park. The safety improvements included as part of this project include: Painted textured curb extensions at corners protected by vertical delineators (flexible bollards).
  • Is it friendly competition or the start of a gas war?

    Is it friendly competition or the start of a gas war?

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-12 16:48:06 GMT
    If you have driven up Westfield Avenue through Roselle Park this week and needed gas, you probably have already received a pleasant surprise. All four stations in that stretch from the border of Elizabeth to Locust Street (by the McDonald's) have all changed their pricing methods to the same price, cash or credit. If that's not enough to pique drivers' interest, the price itself is only $3.13 per gallon.
    If you have driven up Westfield Avenue through Roselle Park this week and needed gas, you probably have already received a pleasant surprise. All four stations in that stretch from the border of Elizabeth to Locust Street (by the McDonald's) have all changed their pricing methods to the same price, cash or credit. If that's not enough to pique drivers' interest, the price itself is only $3.13 per gallon.
  • Locals reflect on the passing of Robin Williams

    Locals reflect on the passing of Robin Williams

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-08-12 15:19:53 GMT
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    The world lost a comic genius today with the death of Robin Williams, 63. From his days on Happy Days (1975), Mork and Mindy (1978), and role in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) to his stand up acts, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Good Will Hunting (1997), and most recently his canceled sitcom The Crazy Ones, Williams touched many lives with his gift of acting, improvisation and spot-on comedic timing.
    The world lost a comic genius today with the death of Robin Williams, 63. From his days on Happy Days (1975), Mork and Mindy (1978), and role in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) to his stand up acts, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Good Will Hunting (1997), and most recently his canceled sitcom The Crazy Ones, Williams touched many lives with his gift of acting, improvisation and spot-on comedic timing.
  • 38,000 spectators attend 2014 India Day Parade

    38,000 spectators attend 2014 India Day Parade

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-12 15:15:54 GMT
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    The Indian Business Association (IBA) celebrated India's Independence Day with more than 38,000 in attendance, according to official security estimates. The parade was joined by 108 organizations, including 23 floats, two marching bands, 27 walking groups, and an assortment of dignitaries, including U.S. Senator Cory Booker. The parade, which ran through Oak Tree Road, began in Edison and ended at India Square in Iselin.
    The Indian Business Association (IBA) celebrated India's Independence Day with more than 38,000 in attendance, according to official security estimates. The parade was joined by 108 organizations, including 23 floats, two marching bands, 27 walking groups, and an assortment of dignitaries, including U.S. Senator Cory Booker. The parade, which ran through Oak Tree Road, began in Edison and ended at India Square in Iselin.
  • Seven months after David Bird's disappearance, reward offered for information

    Seven months after David Bird's disappearance, reward offered for information

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-08-12 15:14:19 GMT
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    Today, Aug. 11, marks seven months since David Bird disappeared. According to the Long Hill Township Police Department, a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the return of David Bird, who disappeared while taking a short walk near his Long Hill Township home. The $10,000 reward was contributed by Dow Jones Co., which publishes The Wall Street Journal and for whom Bird has worked for more than 20 years.
    Today, Aug. 11, marks seven months since David Bird disappeared. According to the Long Hill Township Police Department, a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the return of David Bird, who disappeared while taking a short walk near his Long Hill Township home. The $10,000 reward was contributed by Dow Jones Co., which publishes The Wall Street Journal and for whom Bird has worked for more than 20 years.
  • Basking Ridge 10-year-old helps raise funds for fellow allergy sufferers

    Basking Ridge 10-year-old helps raise funds for fellow allergy sufferers

    Monday, August 11 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-08-11 17:28:30 GMT
    Rohan Atre — or “Ro — as his friends and family call him, is 10 years old. He is a rising fifth grader at Mount Prospect Elementary School and enjoys playing the piano, cello, is a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwando and likes to swim. But Ro was born with several allergies, including peanuts, eggs, wheat, soy and others. Ro has been a patient of Dr. Teri Brown at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia since he was little.
    Rohan Atre — or “Ro — as his friends and family call him, is 10 years old. He is a rising fifth grader at Mount Prospect Elementary School and enjoys playing the piano, cello, is a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwando and likes to swim. But Ro was born with several allergies, including peanuts, eggs, wheat, soy and others. Ro has been a patient of Dr. Teri Brown at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia since he was little.
  • Ebola precautions being taken for patient at Freehold hospital

    Ebola precautions being taken for patient at Freehold hospital

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-08-06 17:38:08 GMT
    One person is currently being held in isolation at CentraState Medical Center after experiencing flu-like symptoms. The patient just returned from West Africa where concerns about the Ebola outbreak are extremely high. The patient has not been identified and has had no known contact with the virus or traveled to a specific country where the outbreak is centered, according to health officials.
    One person is currently being held in isolation at CentraState Medical Center after experiencing flu-like symptoms. The patient just returned from West Africa where concerns about the Ebola outbreak are extremely high. The patient has not been identified and has had no known contact with the virus or traveled to a specific country where the outbreak is centered, according to health officials.
  • West Orange teen tours with School of Rock All-Star Band for charity

    West Orange teen tours with School of Rock All-Star Band for charity

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-08-06 16:08:16 GMT
    Alex Sheitinger, a 17-year-old West Orange musician, was selected from hundreds of School of Rock students to participate in an East Coast mini-tour with the School of Rock AllStars Band, in support of Love Hope Strength, an international cancer charity, in a five-day tour that ended on Aug. 3. Alex is the first student of the Montclair School of Rock ever selected to tour.
    Alex Sheitinger, a 17-year-old West Orange musician, was selected from hundreds of School of Rock students to participate in an East Coast mini-tour with the School of Rock AllStars Band, in support of Love Hope Strength, an international cancer charity, in a five-day tour that ended on Aug. 3. Alex is the first student of the Montclair School of Rock ever selected to tour.
  • More than 100 arrested, hospitalized related to PNC Arts Center rap concert

    More than 100 arrested, hospitalized related to PNC Arts Center rap concert

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-08-05 17:02:08 GMT
    More than 100 people were hospitalized or arrested in connection with a concert at PNC Bank Arts Center on Sunday night, the State Police said. Several more summonses are expected. Sixty-five were arrested for underage possession/consumption of alcohol, six Juveniles were arrested for underage possession/consumption of alcohol and 26 were arrested for possession of drugs, according to the State Police.
    More than 100 people were hospitalized or arrested in connection with a concert at PNC Bank Arts Center on Sunday night, the State Police said. Several more summonses are expected. Sixty-five were arrested for underage possession/consumption of alcohol, six Juveniles were arrested for underage possession/consumption of alcohol and 26 were arrested for possession of drugs, according to the State Police.
  • America's #1 voted burger you never heard of is now in NJ

    America's #1 voted burger you never heard of is now in NJ

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-08-05 16:58:55 GMT
    There are a lot of stereotypes that can be said about people from New Jersey, but one we can all boast proudly in agreement of is we know good food. From our Taylor ham to the Rutgers' Grease Truck and our unparalleled corn and tomatoes, New Jersey residents are confident going toe to toe with any Chicago or New York City food snob.
    There are a lot of stereotypes that can be said about people from New Jersey, but one we can all boast proudly in agreement of is we know good food. From our Taylor ham to the Rutgers' Grease Truck and our unparalleled corn and tomatoes, New Jersey residents are confident going toe to toe with any Chicago or New York City food snob.
  • 42 arrests, 34 overdoses during Seaside music festival

    42 arrests, 34 overdoses during Seaside music festival

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-05 16:56:46 GMT
    Thirty-five adults and seven juveniles, most on drug-related charges, were arrested during the Electric Adventure Beach Weekend in Seaside Heights over the weekend, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. There also were 34 drug overdoses during the electronic music festival that ran from 4 p.m. Saturday until late Sunday, Al Della Fave, spokesman for the prosecutor's office, said Monday.
    Thirty-five adults and seven juveniles, most on drug-related charges, were arrested during the Electric Adventure Beach Weekend in Seaside Heights over the weekend, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. There also were 34 drug overdoses during the electronic music festival that ran from 4 p.m. Saturday until late Sunday, Al Della Fave, spokesman for the prosecutor's office, said Monday.
  • 90-year-old man crashes after driving wrong way on Turnpike in Woodbridge

    90-year-old man crashes after driving wrong way on Turnpike in Woodbridge

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-08-05 16:46:43 GMT
    A missing Toms River man crashed into a construction zone in Woodbridge after driving the wrong way on the New Jersey Turnpike late Sunday night, nj.com reports. It's unclear how Anthony Ziemba, 90, began driving south in the northbound lanes, according to the report. He crashed into construction debris at milepost 8 around 10:41 p.m.
    A missing Toms River man crashed into a construction zone in Woodbridge after driving the wrong way on the New Jersey Turnpike late Sunday night, nj.com reports. It's unclear how Anthony Ziemba, 90, began driving south in the northbound lanes, according to the report. He crashed into construction debris at milepost 8 around 10:41 p.m.
  • Muhammed Ali Brown, Eric Williams and Jeremy Villagran charged in murder of Brendan Tevlin

    Muhammed Ali Brown, Eric Williams and Jeremy Villagran charged in murder of Brendan Tevlin

    Monday, August 4 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-08-04 19:48:18 GMT
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    Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. today to announce arrests in the murder of Cheyanne Bond, the 17-year–old Irvington cheerleader, who was headed to college in September, and Brendan Tevlin, 19-year-old Livingston resident, who just completed his first year at the University of Richmond.
    Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. today to announce arrests in the murder of Cheyanne Bond, the 17-year–old Irvington cheerleader, who was headed to college in September, and Brendan Tevlin, 19-year-old Livingston resident, who just completed his first year at the University of Richmond.
  • Magical night benefits 4 year-old Essex County boy

    Magical night benefits 4 year-old Essex County boy

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-08-04 15:42:12 GMT
    A fundraiser will be held Friday night for a 4-year-old West Caldwell boy with Type 1 diabetes.Matthew Corsaro, who was diagnosed with diabetes when he was just 15 months old, will benefit from “Martinis and Magic,” an adult-only night of cocktails and entertainment provided by three premier magicians at Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill on Route 46 in Fairfield.
    A fundraiser will be held Friday night for a 4-year-old West Caldwell boy with Type 1 diabetes.Matthew Corsaro, who was diagnosed with diabetes when he was just 15 months old, will benefit from “Martinis and Magic,” an adult-only night of cocktails and entertainment provided by three premier magicians at Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill on Route 46 in Fairfield.
  • Campbell Hoyt gets her wish: Harry Styles visits her at home

    Campbell Hoyt gets her wish: Harry Styles visits her at home

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-08-04 15:04:43 GMT
    Campbell (Cam) Hoyt got her wish. This afternoon Harry Styles visited Cam at home. In this case a picture says 1000 words. Cam has been battling Ependymoma, brain and spine cancer, since August, 20, 2009. She was just 3 years old when she was diagnosed. Cam has now been placed on hospice care and had one simple wish. To meet One Direction.
    Campbell (Cam) Hoyt got her wish. This afternoon Harry Styles visited Cam at home. In this case a picture says 1000 words. Cam has been battling Ependymoma, brain and spine cancer, since August, 20, 2009. She was just 3 years old when she was diagnosed. Cam has now been placed on hospice care and had one simple wish. To meet One Direction.
  • Voluntary random drug testing approved in Bernards schools-but not for this September

    Voluntary random drug testing approved in Bernards schools-but not for this September

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-08-04 15:03:12 GMT
    A random drug testing program that allows parents to "opt in" to have their students in the middle school and at Ridge High School tested at random for drug use and substance abuse has been approved by the Bernards Township Board of Education. However, Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian said the program will take some time for school administrators to put into place, and it isn't set to begin this September.
    A random drug testing program that allows parents to "opt in" to have their students in the middle school and at Ridge High School tested at random for drug use and substance abuse has been approved by the Bernards Township Board of Education. However, Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian said the program will take some time for school administrators to put into place, and it isn't set to begin this September.
  • Court rules for township: Mathis will not be reinstated as chief

    Court rules for township: Mathis will not be reinstated as chief

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:52:06 GMT
    Superior Court Judge Mark Cirocca ruled Thursday in favor of the Township of Berkeley Heights and Mayor Joe Bruno in their case against former Police Chief Mike Mathis, who will not be reinstated to his position. In his decision, Cirocco stated that Mathis failed to demonstrate "by clear and convincing evidence" that Bruno lacked the authority to unilaterally accept Mathis' resignation as set forth in the protocols of the Berkeley Heights Township Municipal Code.
    Superior Court Judge Mark Cirocca ruled Thursday in favor of the Township of Berkeley Heights and Mayor Joe Bruno in their case against former Police Chief Mike Mathis, who will not be reinstated to his position. In his decision, Cirocco stated that Mathis failed to demonstrate "by clear and convincing evidence" that Bruno lacked the authority to unilaterally accept Mathis' resignation as set forth in the protocols of the Berkeley Heights Township Municipal Code.
  • Montclair State University to make SAT & ACT scores optional

    Montclair State University to make SAT & ACT scores optional

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:20:34 GMT
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    Montclair State University (MSU) announced Tuesday that it will join the ranks of more than 800 of the nation’s leading colleges and universities and make the SAT/ACT test an optional requirement for all applicants seeking undergraduate admission. This announcement makes MSU the first public university in New Jersey do so.
    Montclair State University (MSU) announced Tuesday that it will join the ranks of more than 800 of the nation’s leading colleges and universities and make the SAT/ACT test an optional requirement for all applicants seeking undergraduate admission. This announcement makes MSU the first public university in New Jersey do so.
  • Man charged for the overdose death of Hillsborough resident on Christmas Eve

    Man charged for the overdose death of Hillsborough resident on Christmas Eve

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:38:39 GMT

    A Bridgewater man has been charged with the death of a 22-year-old Hillsborough resident who overdosed on Heroin Christmas Eve morning, according to nj.com.

    A Bridgewater man has been charged with the death of a 22-year-old Hillsborough resident who overdosed on Heroin Christmas Eve morning, according to nj.com.

  • East Hanover man admits exposing himself to child

    East Hanover man admits exposing himself to child

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:34:55 GMT
    An East Hanover man previously convicted of child endangerment pleaded guilty Wednesday to exposing himself to another child on several occasions when she was between the ages of 4 and 6. Kenneth Lull, 48, who has been in jail since 2008, received a three-year suspended sentence under the plea agreement, according to NJ.com.
    An East Hanover man previously convicted of child endangerment pleaded guilty Wednesday to exposing himself to another child on several occasions when she was between the ages of 4 and 6. Kenneth Lull, 48, who has been in jail since 2008, received a three-year suspended sentence under the plea agreement, according to NJ.com.
  • Montville board of education deemed power lines 'No cause for concern'

    Montville board of education deemed power lines 'No cause for concern'

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:21:10 GMT
    A string of ever-changing, ever-expanding power lines runs through the spine of Montville, connecting houses across the grid to PSEG electricity, and it’s got citizens concerned about runaway electricity that may or may not be dangerous to those with access to the monopoles.
    A string of ever-changing, ever-expanding power lines runs through the spine of Montville, connecting houses across the grid to PSEG electricity, and it’s got citizens concerned about runaway electricity that may or may not be dangerous to those with access to the monopoles.
  • Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014

    Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:31:59 GMT
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.
  • Proposed Quick Chek becoming hot topic for West Orange neighborhood

    Proposed Quick Chek becoming hot topic for West Orange neighborhood

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:06:22 GMT
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    In recent weeks, the St. Cloud neighborhood in West Orange has seen a groundswell of opposition to a proposal by Quick Chek to replace the vacant restaurant at 555 Northfield Ave. 
    In recent weeks, the St. Cloud neighborhood in West Orange has seen a groundswell of opposition to a proposal by Quick Chek to replace the vacant restaurant at 555 Northfield Ave. 
  • Ted Nugent concert in Montclair brings out protesters and defenders

    Ted Nugent concert in Montclair brings out protesters and defenders

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:58:26 GMT
    Picket signs lined the street on Bloomfield Avenue on Tuesday evening outside of the Wellmont Theater. Onlookers could hear chanting a few blocks down. “No Hate in the Garden State,” someone shouted from a bullhorn with a chorus of voices repeating over and again in unison.Cars driving by slowed down to see the commotion. Police patrols stood between the protestors and the streets. 
    Picket signs lined the street on Bloomfield Avenue on Tuesday evening outside of the Wellmont Theater. Onlookers could hear chanting a few blocks down. “No Hate in the Garden State,” someone shouted from a bullhorn with a chorus of voices repeating over and again in unison.Cars driving by slowed down to see the commotion. Police patrols stood between the protestors and the streets. 
  • Sparta's Christopher Onwuasoanya using solar energy to make a difference

    Sparta's Christopher Onwuasoanya using solar energy to make a difference

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:21:52 GMT
    Sparta resident Christopher Onwuasoanya is not just talking about a problem, he is doing something about it. In Nigeria, where his parents and siblings live, much of the country relies on private generators for power. Onwuasoanya said, “Individuals, businesses, everyone has two, three, four generators.”
    Sparta resident Christopher Onwuasoanya is not just talking about a problem, he is doing something about it. In Nigeria, where his parents and siblings live, much of the country relies on private generators for power. Onwuasoanya said, “Individuals, businesses, everyone has two, three, four generators.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 17,000 red light camera tickets dismissed

    17,000 red light camera tickets dismissed

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-08-25 13:43:20 GMT
    A technical glitch in a red light camera operating system means that some 17,000 motorists in New Jersey will not have to pay a fine for running red lights. Computer problems between May 28 and June 30 resulted in motorists not receiving notices of violations. New Jersey law requires that if a ticket hasn't been served within 90 days, it must be dismissed.
    A technical glitch in a red light camera operating system means that some 17,000 motorists in New Jersey will not have to pay a fine for running red lights. Computer problems between May 28 and June 30 resulted in motorists not receiving notices of violations. New Jersey law requires that if a ticket hasn't been served within 90 days, it must be dismissed.
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