The body of a missing New Jersey religious student who disappeared during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week has been found. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., had been missing since Friday, when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest and the two became separated, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
Project Child Support provides an array of different services to help assist both custodial and non-custodial parents throughout the tri-state area with child support related issues in order to help a child get the support they deserve. Yesterday their new mobile assistance center was set up outside of the family court building in Elizabeth, New Jersey to help spread the word about what they do and help those families engrossed in a child support battle. More>>
Doug and Liz Uhlig's home in Ortley Beach, New Jersey was completely destroyed after Superstorm Sandy. They have spent the last year-and-a-half rebuilding the home and raising it five-feet in order to meet the new FEMA flood standards. Unfortunately, the couple is still without power. After the Uhlig's rebuilt, they sent in all the necessary paperwork to the township for approval.
Years ago, 98-year-old Miriam Moscowitz was accused of associating with people giving secrets to the Soviet Union. Now after two-years in jail and 60 years of living with the stigma, she's fighting in court to have her name cleared. “It's been like a shroud around me and I don't want it and I'm at the end of my life and I want it cleaned up,” she said. Moscowitz admits that she was associated with two men who were likely passing along information to the Soviet Union.
Sadly, Jeter the pit bull puppy is missing. While dogs go missing all the time, there are two specific things that distinguish this story from others. First, several witnesses say Jeter didn't wonder off and that they saw Jeter get taken. Second, the community has rallied in a huge way to help find the loveable pup. More>>
On this end of summer edition of "Valerie's New Jersey" it's theatre by the beach! The Surflight Theatre in Long Beach Island offers professional productions, workshops, even an ice cream parlor! A production of A Chorus Line is currently running through mid-September. Plus news about a new production for the Fall as the Surflight is on the lookout for a break out star.
The widow of Tamerian Tsarnaev, the alleged mastermind behind the Boston Marathon bombings has been discovered in North Bergen. Katherine Russell was married to Tsarnaev and living with him in Cambridge at the time of the Boston bombings which killed three people and injured 260 more back in April of 2013. The widow has apparently since moved to New Jersey to be near family. More>>
Empty spaces are popping up all over Atlantic City with the closing of three major casinos: Revel, Trump Plaza, and Showboat. Even with all of this going on, the city is still trying to use eminent domain to take away the home of an Atlantic City local legend, Piano Man Charlie Birnbaum. Birnbaum has tuned pianos for icons like: Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, and John Legend. He's been a resident of Atlantic City in the same home for over 50 years. More>>
It's now been five days since 23-year-old American yeshiva student Aaron Sofer went missing in the Jerusalem Forest. Less than 48 hours after his disappearance, helicopters, canines and hundreds of police officers and volunteers were out scouring the area to search for Sofer. More>>
Yesterday, Margo Pellegrino set out to complete her nine-day kayaking journey around the Garden State as she made her way into the Newark Harbor. The stay-at-home mother of two began her journey in her outrigger canoe from Trenton's public boat launch on August 14th with the intention of raising awareness about the state's waterways.
California based Oaksterdam University believes marijuana is the next big industry and this weekend they brought their classes to the Bally's Casino in Atlantic City to teach people the techniques and laws behind growing marijuana. Since 2007 Oaksterdam has taught over 20,000 students how to grow marijuana and their dean, Dr. Aseem Sappal, believes that legalization is inevitable so it makes sense to be prepared. More>>
New Jersey Transit bus commuters have consistently been complaining about late buses, and only recently NJT has really begun working to fix the problem. NJT has been using new data that shows that buses only show up on-schedule 68% of the time. In June, the transit system said that buses were on-schedule 86% of the time, but their previous method for measurement wasn't quite up-to-par.
It's back to school season and with that comes both anxiety and excitement for kids and parents. Anxiety especially for those parents less fortunate and unable to keep up with the social pressures to buy their kids the latest trends and gear for school. That's where the Ocean County Hunger Relief organization in Toms River comes in. The organization's warehouse and thrift store has recently been stocked with new fashions from top brands at affordable prices!
A Montclair man was recently swindled out of $5,500 dollars after a scammer called his phone impersonating the police. While phone scams are an age-old con, modern technology gives these scammers a leg-up. Many thieves are now using technology that allows them to disguise their phone number so it looks like they are calling from your utilities company, local police station and more. More>>