Yesterday a press conference was held to address the tragic car accident that killed three people in Freehold earlier in the week. Police say that a Volkswagen Jetta traveling south on Kozloski Road crossed over the yellow line and crashed into an SUV sending that vehicle airborne which then landed on a third car. The three victims in the crash have been identified as 50 year-old Thomas Koller who was in the SUV.
Recently, Chasing New Jersey uncovered a privacy violation by the NJDEP and Parks Police at Liberty State Park. There, police were putting social security numbers on parking tickets and citations that were being left on vehicles for anyone to see. Well now the ACLU has sent a letter to the NJDEP telling them to stop with this practice because it's against people's constitutional rights. ACLU Legal Director Edward Barocas further discussed the organizations involvement. More>>
Some people may be familiar with Interface Talent. They're the ones in the mall who tell you or your kid that you are a star in the making. Former Interface Talent employee Rana explains the process. “Basically what we do is we market and promote talent to different industry professionals, so basically help people get exposure to the industry,” she said. The idea is to sell star-stuck dreamers hundreds even thousands of dollars in photo portfolios and modeling classes. More>>
It may be Shark Week on television, but the Garden State has had its fair share of shark sightings this summer as well! Experts say that the presence of sharks, whales and dolphins along the Jersey Shore is actually good news for the state! This means that our waters are clean! In fact, New Jersey ranks third for cleanest water out of 30 states that were surveyed by the National Resource Defense Council. More>>
New Brunswick Fire Director Robert Rawls pleaded guilty yesterday to reckless driving after running over and injuring three under-age kids back in May. One kid broke her leg, another suffered a fractured hip and the third walked away with minor injuries. The fire director walked away with a minor fine of just $206. Jocelyn Pelaez was the victim who broke her leg and had to get screws and tubes put in in order to walk again. More>>
The debate over whether or not to change the NFL Washington Redskins' name rages on. Some believe its offensive and politically incorrect to refer to Native Americans as “redskins”. Well, now this controversy has become local news in New Jersey and New York after legendary New York Giants quarterback and current announcer Phil Simms said he's going to try to avoid offending people during broadcasts this year and will not use the Redskins name while calling games. More>>
Michael Freeman won the first bodybuilding contest he ever entered on Saturday at the state championships at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. The win brought him to his knees and he says he's paid the price for this victory. “I definitely sacrificed a lot this year. This is probably the year I've been most focused in my life. And the reason is because I believe in myself,” he said. The championships brought scores of men and women out to the competition. More>>
Police have arrested 38 year-old Latoya Sapp of Wayne, New Jersey for identity theft. Sapp worked as a coordinator of medical records at the Hackensack University Medical Center and it's believed that she was trafficking personal identification information that belonged to hospital patients with whom she worked. More>>
Jersey City's Zeppelin Hall is home to this year's bacon fest taking place at the Biergarten through August 24th. Over 2000 people are expected to make their way to the festival to try some of the craziest and tastiest bacon creations ever made. More>>
Last week President Obama signed into law the Sean David Goldman Act which authorizes the State Department to take forceful measures against a country that doesn't help to return an American child held there. Oftentimes, these cases of international child abduction occur when parents are divorced and one parent is holding a child or children from the other parent in a different country. Sadly, that is the case for Plainsboro woman Bindu Philips.
Robin Williams' suicide was front page news around the world. It led to a massive outpouring of sympathy and grief from friends and fans. To this day people are still speculating as to why he would take his own life and whether his decision would have changed if he was able to talk to someone about what he was dealing with. Since his death, Westfield based suicide prevention hotline calls have spiked. More>>
Leisure Village is a quiet adult community in Lakewood, New Jersey. It's the last place that you would expect to see a swastika carved in front of someone's home, but sadly Fred Blumberg and his partner said that is exactly what happened to them. Blumberg explained that as an older gay couple they've dealt with harassment for years.
Some of the folks on Willow Avenue in Hoboken, New Jersey are bent out of shape over new parking rules on the city's street. “Please do something about this, this is ridiculous, this is dangerous,” one resident complained. She's talking about the new reverse angle parking spots designated on Willow's busy two-way street that now has both drivers and residents up in arms. More>>
Marine Corp veteran Mario Alejandro was recently denied entrance into Six Flags Great Adventure because of the shirt he was wearing. Alejandro and his family were hoping to have a day full of fun at the Jackson, New Jersey amusement park, but because of the shirt he was wearing that showed a rifle colored like the American Flag with the phrase “Keep Calm and Return Fire” he wasn't allowed inside. More>>