Charlotte Samuels, 16, from Ridgewood, New Jersey, is planning an epic open water swim this August in California. She will swim 20.2 miles across the Catalina Channel in the Pacific Ocean. The race could take anywhere from 11-13 hours. Samuels isn't only physically fit, she has to be mentally fit to endure the unexpected conditions. More>>
The findings of a U.S. Justice Department investigation into the Newark police department and their controversial tactics are explosive. New Jersey’s U.S. District Attorney Paul Fishman outlined things such as: stopped searches and arrests were in violation of the first and fourth amendments and that 75% of the time documented pedestrian stops weren’t justified in accordance with the law.
The Palisades Interstate Parkway is getting a facelift and many drivers say that it’s long overdue! It’s been over 20 years since the roadway has gotten any cosmetic work and the massive potholes and cracks throughout the road make it a nightmare for commuters. The construction is an $11.2 million project that is completely state funded.
Governor Christie has recently launched his “No Pain, No Gain summer conversation tour” where he’s touring across the Garden State to talk about the need for pension and benefit reform. Christie kicked off his initiative with the release of a movie trailer spoof titled “No Pain, No Gain”, but now the New Jersey’s Working Families Alliance responded by the releasing their own trailer titled: “The Director’s Cut”. More>>
New Jersey is known for a lot of things, including its smells. In Clifton, New Jersey, people have been complaining of a diesel-like smell coming from the smoke stack of a printing press, Kay Printing, owned by KM Media. Some people believe the smell is making them sick. More>>
Jersey City is still mourning the loss of fallen hero Officer Melvin Santiago after he was killed in a fatal shooting over a week ago. Now more information is coming to light about the man responsible for the rookie cop’s murder, Lawrence Campbell. Campbell’s widow, Angelique Campbell, said there may have been warning signs that her husband was capable of this kind of act and that these signs were actually brought to the attention of the Jersey City Police Department.
The lake is called Lake Hopatcong but some would call it Lake "Hopat-conda"! Recently, there was a fifteen-foot anaconda spotted in the lake by local resident Tony Colantonio. According to Colantonio, the snake was actually harassing him while he was swimming in the lake so he proceeded to sprint out with no harm done."It was straight across, right where the boat is but a little further back. And I just got out of the water and just took off like a bandit!" He said. More>>
On this week's Valerie's New Jersey, soap opera lovers can see a fan favorite perform in a thought provoking play at New Jersey's Premiere Stages, through Sunday this weekend. "Soldier's Heart" features Kim Zimmer, known for her years on "Guiding Light," in this New Jersey world premiere drama written by Tammy Ryan and directed by John Wooten. Kim talks to Valerie Smaldone about the play, her career and her love for New Jersey on the podcast. More>>
The crisis in Israel continues to grow as the Israeli’s defend themselves against Hamas terrorist groups. Yesterday a slew of politicians and hundreds of New Jersey residents showed up to a rally in the Garden State to help support Israel as the conflict with Palestinian terror group Hamas gets even worse. Many people at the rally, like Carol Berman, say they’re concerned about the safety of relatives in Israel and that this conflict hits home. More>>
The bloody conflict between Russia and Ukraine has been going on for months and now an American life has been taken after a missile hit a Malaysian Airlines plane carrying New Jersey born Quinn Schansman. Quinn was born in Fort Lee, New Jersey and only 19 years-old.
Governor Christie visited Glory Days Diner in Greenwich, Connecticut on behalf of the Republican’s Governor Association to support GOP candidate for Governor Tom Foley. The evening started as expected, with the two politicians shaking hands and interacting with patrons. More>>
Lisa and Richard Cifrese raise rare, valuable and beautiful Egyptian Arabian horses on their farm west of Flemington, New Jersey called Thomewood Farm. A little over a week ago, one of those horses, a mare named Juno, returned to the barn covered in blood. More>>
In the wake of the turmoil in Jersey City and the recent murder of Officer Melvin Santiago, New Jersey Assemblyman Ronald Dancer says that the state needs to reconsider reinstating the death penalty. Dancer believes that the death penalty is the full force of justice. More>>
Shamaniak Nurideen-Walton, the sister of Lawrence Campbell, the man who killed Officer Melvin Santiago in cold blood in Jersey City last week has finally broke her silence. She says that her and her family are seeking a lawyer because they say that some of the details that they are hearing from community members and witnesses just aren’t adding up. More>>