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  • Cops: Lacey committeeman punches another official in face at Gille Park

    Cops: Lacey committeeman punches another official in face at Gille Park

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:55:37 GMT
    Lacey police gave Township Committeeman Mark Dykoff a summons for striking fellow Township Committeeman David Most at a gathering near the pavilion at Gille Park on Sunday, Police Chief David A. Paprota said.Sgt. Paul J. Sullivan and Patrolman Daniel Ricciardella responded to a report of an assault at 1:13 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the park, the chief said.
    Lacey police gave Township Committeeman Mark Dykoff a summons for striking fellow Township Committeeman David Most at a gathering near the pavilion at Gille Park on Sunday, Police Chief David A. Paprota said.Sgt. Paul J. Sullivan and Patrolman Daniel Ricciardella responded to a report of an assault at 1:13 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the park, the chief said.
  • Man charged in quadruple homicide, former Brick resident's murders

    Man charged in quadruple homicide, former Brick resident's murders

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:53:26 GMT
    The man Florida authorities singled out as a suspect in a quadruple homicide involving three former Brick, N.J. and Lehigh Valley residents now faces four first-degree murder charges. Adam Matos was charged in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her boyfriend, late Monday afternoon.
    The man Florida authorities singled out as a suspect in a quadruple homicide involving three former Brick, N.J. and Lehigh Valley residents now faces four first-degree murder charges. Adam Matos was charged in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her boyfriend, late Monday afternoon.
  • NJSIAA confirms investigation of 'racist' banana incident at high school football game

    NJSIAA confirms investigation of 'racist' banana incident at high school football game

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:10:03 GMT
    Assistant Superintendent of North Plainfield Schools Dr. Robert Rich confirmed that an incident of alleged racism occurred prior to the high school football game last Friday between Summit and North Plainfield. Rich also confirmed that there are internal and external investigations into the allegations.
    Assistant Superintendent of North Plainfield Schools Dr. Robert Rich confirmed that an incident of alleged racism occurred prior to the high school football game last Friday between Summit and North Plainfield. Rich also confirmed that there are internal and external investigations into the allegations.
  • Suspect dead following police chase

    Suspect dead following police chase

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:12:59 GMT

    At least one suspect is dead in a police-involved shooting in Rutherford, New Jersey.The shooting occurred at about 2:30 a.m. at Rutherford Ave. and Ridge Rd. following a chase. Investigators are piecing together what happened. One occupant of an SUV was shot and pronounced dead at a hospital. The other occupant was unharmed and was arrested. The preliminary investigation shows a state trooper and police officers from Lyndhurst and Rutherford were involved in the chase.

    At least one suspect is dead in a police-involved shooting in Rutherford, New Jersey.The shooting occurred at about 2:30 a.m. at Rutherford Ave. and Ridge Rd. following a chase. Investigators are piecing together what happened. One occupant of an SUV was shot and pronounced dead at a hospital. The other occupant was unharmed and was arrested. The preliminary investigation shows a state trooper and police officers from Lyndhurst and Rutherford were involved in the chase.

  • Trump Plaza closes; mogul Donald Trump may step in

    Trump Plaza closes; mogul Donald Trump may step in

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:41:06 GMT
    A fourth Atlantic City casino has gone out of business.  Trump Plaza shut its doors at 6 a.m. Tuesday.  The casino at the center of the Boardwalk and the end of the Atlantic City Expressway has been declining for years, performing worse than any of the city's other casinos.
    A fourth Atlantic City casino has gone out of business.  Trump Plaza shut its doors at 6 a.m. Tuesday.  The casino at the center of the Boardwalk and the end of the Atlantic City Expressway has been declining for years, performing worse than any of the city's other casinos. Real estate mogul Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to say he left Atlantic City years ago but may return.
  • Rep. Rush Holt to Terrill 7th graders: 'I'm really very reluctant to go to war'

    Rep. Rush Holt to Terrill 7th graders: 'I'm really very reluctant to go to war'

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:35:34 GMT
    Marking Constitution Day, U.S. Rep Rush Holt (D-NJ) spoke to seventh-graders at Terrill Middle School about topics related to American government. The talk was followed by a QA session during which students asked about topics ranging from the current situation in the Middle East to the stress level of his job.
    Marking Constitution Day, U.S. Rep Rush Holt (D-NJ) spoke to seventh-graders at Terrill Middle School about topics related to American government. The talk was followed by a QA session during which students asked about topics ranging from the current situation in the Middle East to the stress level of his job.
  • NJ, NY officials meet about security

    NJ, NY officials meet about security

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:50:11 GMT
    With new concerns about home grown terrorism becoming more urgent, city and state officials -- including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio -- met with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to devise new strategies. NYPD counterterrorism police stood watch outside the Midtown Manhattan meeting where city, state and federal law enforcement officials coordinated their new security plans.
    With new concerns about home grown terrorism becoming more urgent, city and state officials -- including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio -- met with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to devise new strategies. NYPD counterterrorism police stood watch outside the Midtown Manhattan meeting where city, state and federal law enforcement officials coordinated their new security plans.
  • Greta's Run in Westfield draws over 1,000 participants

    Greta's Run in Westfield draws over 1,000 participants

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:57:17 GMT
    reta Schoenemann was in her second week at Westfield High School on Sept. 11, 2002, when strong winds caused a large tree branch to fall where she and friends were sitting for lunch. All 10 of the students below were injured. Greta died four days later.This Sunday, her memory will be honored at the second annual Greta's Run, a 5K fundraiser for special needs programs at the Westfield Area Y.
    reta Schoenemann was in her second week at Westfield High School on Sept. 11, 2002, when strong winds caused a large tree branch to fall where she and friends were sitting for lunch. All 10 of the students below were injured. Greta died four days later.This Sunday, her memory will be honored at the second annual Greta's Run, a 5K fundraiser for special needs programs at the Westfield Area Y.
  • Miss New York crowned Miss America

    Miss New York crowned Miss America

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-09-15 10:38:36 GMT
    Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immediately touched off a furor on social media networks, where many were critical of her performance. But Kazantsev said she was inspired by the 2012 movie "Pitch Perfect."
    Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immediately touched off a furor on social media networks, where many were critical of her performance. But Kazantsev said she was inspired by the 2012 movie "Pitch Perfect."
  • Electricity goes out at Six Flags, guests left stranded

    Electricity goes out at Six Flags, guests left stranded

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:50:36 GMT
    Six Flags Great Adventure 45th anniversary logo. (AP photo)Six Flags Great Adventure 45th anniversary logo. (AP photo)
    It wasn't the amusement park thrill they were expecting. Some people at Great Adventure in New Jersey were left stranded on rides after a power outage.
    It wasn't the amusement park thrill they were expecting. Some people at Great Adventure in New Jersey were left stranded on rides after a power outage.
  • 2 inmates escape from youth detention center

    2 inmates escape from youth detention center

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:14:38 GMT
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    Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a youth detention center in southern New Jersey.
    Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a youth detention center in southern New Jersey.
  • Miss America attempts to buff Atlantic City's image

    Miss America to buff Atlantic City's image

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:59:11 GMT
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    After months of bad news including casino closings and thousands of laid-off workers, Atlantic City is in for some positive publicity.
    After months of bad news including casino closings and thousands of laid-off workers, Atlantic City is in for some positive publicity.
  • Woman gives birth on George Washington Bridge

    Woman gives birth on George Washington Bridge

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-09-14 03:04:34 GMT
    George Washington Bridge (file photo)George Washington Bridge (file photo)
    There was an unexpected rush delivery on the George Washington Bridge early Saturday. The Port Authority says a couple from Monroe, New York were in a Manhattan-bound taxi near the bridge's tolls when the mother went into labor around 6:30 am.
    There was an unexpected rush delivery on the George Washington Bridge early Saturday. The Port Authority says a couple from Monroe, New York were in a Manhattan-bound taxi near the bridge's tolls when the mother went into labor around 6:30 am.
  • New Jersey gas prices stay stable

    New Jersey gas prices stay stable

    Motorists are seeing stable prices at the pumps in New Jersey.
    Motorists are seeing stable prices at the pumps in New Jersey.
  • 7 train to New Jersey?

    7 train to New Jersey?

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:14:24 GMT
    The idea is grand: to take the 7 train and connect Queens to Manhattan to New Jersey. But as with all these massive projects, the chorus gets quiet when asked who will to pay for it. While business interests announced plans of an economic impact study, no one has even a ballpark number for a price tag.
    The idea is grand: to take the 7 train and connect Queens to Manhattan to New Jersey. But as with all these massive projects, the chorus gets quiet when asked who will to pay for it. While business interests announced plans of an economic impact study, no one has even a ballpark number for a price tag.
  • Atlantic City casino revenues down

    Atlantic City casino revenues down

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:18:25 GMT
    Atlantic City's casino revenue declined by 1.2 percent in August compared with a year ago as another gambling hall shut down at the end of the month. The 11 casinos operating during August won $294.4 million from gamblers, down from $298 million a year ago. The Showboat closed on Aug. 31 but had been slowly ramping down its operations during the month.
    Atlantic City's casino revenue declined by 1.2 percent in August compared with a year ago as another gambling hall shut down at the end of the month. The 11 casinos operating during August won $294.4 million from gamblers, down from $298 million a year ago. The Showboat closed on Aug. 31 but had been slowly ramping down its operations during the month.
  • Day care center worker who served bleach is fired

    Day care center worker who served bleach is fired

    The Jersey City day care center where more than two dozen children and adults were accidentally served bleach-tainted water has reopened.
    The New Jersey day care center where more than two dozen children and adults were accidentally served bleach-tainted water has reopened, and an employee has been fired.
  • WARN notices go to 3,100 Taj Mahal casino workers

    WARN notices go to 3,100 Taj Mahal casino workers

    The owner of the Trump Taj Mahal casino has sent notices to more than 3,100 employees warning it could be shut down on Nov. 13.
    The owner of the Trump Taj Mahal casino has sent notices to more than 3,100 employees warning it could be shut down on Nov. 13.
  • Kids drank bleach solution at NJ daycare

    Kids drank bleach solution at NJ daycare

    More than two dozen children were rushed to a hospital after they were mistakenly served bleach-laced water at a New Jersey daycare center.
    More than two dozen children were rushed to a hospital after they were mistakenly served bleach-laced water at a New Jersey daycare center.
  • Christie signs bill overhauling alimony

    Christie signs bill overhauling alimony

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:01 AM EDT2014-09-11 10:01:19 GMT
    There will be no more permanent alimony in future divorces in New Jersey.
    There will be no more permanent alimony in future divorces in New Jersey.
  • Developer offers $90M for Revel

    Developer offers $90M for Revel

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:46:21 GMT
    A Florida developer has offered $90 million for the Revel Casino Hotel that shut down last week, lawyers for the resort said Wednesday in court documents. The casino said in the bankruptcy court filing that Glenn Straub's Polo North Country Club, Inc., made the cash bid for the $2.4 billion resort. The casino also wants a judge to set an auction for Sept. 24 if any higher bids are received by Sept. 23.
    A Florida developer has offered $90 million for the Revel Casino Hotel that shut down last week, lawyers for the resort said Wednesday in court documents. The casino said in the bankruptcy court filing that Glenn Straub's Polo North Country Club, Inc., made the cash bid for the $2.4 billion resort. The casino also wants a judge to set an auction for Sept. 24 if any higher bids are received by Sept. 23.
  • Source: Ray Rice video sent to NFL

    Source: Ray Rice video sent to NFL

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:14:48 GMT
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says: "You're right. It's terrible."
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says: "You're right. It's terrible."
  • Miss Rhode Island out of hospital after collapsing in Atlantic City

    Miss Rhode Island out of hospital after collapsing in Atlantic City

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:34:24 GMT
    Miss Rhode Island is out of the hospital after collapsing onstage at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City.
    Miss America Organization officials are hopeful Miss Rhode Island will be able to compete in Wednesday night's preliminary competition after she fainted on stage the previous night.
  • Paramedic allegedly stole credit card from unconscious patient

    Paramedic allegedly stole credit card from unconscious patient

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:34:09 GMT
    A Toms River woman indicted on credit card theft and fraud charges is accused of stealing the card from an unconscious patient she was treating at the scene of a Howell car accident as a MONOC paramedic. According to a suspension letter issued by the New Jersey Department of Health to Lori Wegner, she was working as an EMT for MONOC on July 17 when she and a partner were dispatched to the car accident.
    A Toms River woman indicted on credit card theft and fraud charges is accused of stealing the card from an unconscious patient she was treating at the scene of a Howell car accident as a MONOC paramedic. According to a suspension letter issued by the New Jersey Department of Health to Lori Wegner, she was working as an EMT for MONOC on July 17 when she and a partner were dispatched to the car accident.
  • 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' house for sale

    'Real Housewives of New Jersey' house for sale

    One of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast is putting her house on the market.
    A member of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast is putting her house on the market.
  • Mitt Romney to attend Christie birthday fundraiser

    Mitt Romney to attend Christie birthday fundraiser

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-09-10 12:01:19 GMT
    The last Republican to run for president is coming to New Jersey to attend a fundraiser hosted by a Republican who is thinking about running for the White House.
    The last Republican to run for president is coming to New Jersey to attend a fundraiser hosted by a Republican who is thinking about running for the White House.
  • PATH fares to increase on Oct. 1

    PATH fares to increase on Oct. 1

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-09-10 10:58:52 GMT
    PATH (file photo)PATH (file photo)
    It's going to cost more to ride PATH trains between New Jersey and New York.
    It's going to cost more to ride PATH trains between New Jersey and New York.
  • Wayne business owner grows, donates food but wants to feed more

    Wayne business owner grows, donates food but wants to feed more

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:04:06 GMT
    Robert Burke isn't your typical business man. In fact, he isn't your typical person.He is environmentally conscious and acts on it. Nine years ago when Burke bought the Wayne Auto Spa, he began doing little initiatives, like installing 60 solar panels to generate clean renewable energy from the sun, among other things to keep his facility green. Since then he has devoted much of his time to help those in need.
    Robert Burke isn't your typical business man. In fact, he isn't your typical person.He is environmentally conscious and acts on it. Nine years ago when Burke bought the Wayne Auto Spa, he began doing little initiatives, like installing 60 solar panels to generate clean renewable energy from the sun, among other things to keep his facility green. Since then he has devoted much of his time to help those in need.
  • Many rally in solidarity for peace in Israel

    Many rally in solidarity for peace in Israel

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-09-09 14:27:23 GMT
    People waved their flags in the air and sang Hatikvah, the Israeli National Anthem, as they joined together Sunday for an Israel Solidarity Rally sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties. The rally, which drew about 350 people, was held at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center in Bridgewater and brought together people from all different Jewish organizations around the three counties.
    People waved their flags in the air and sang Hatikvah, the Israeli National Anthem, as they joined together Sunday for an Israel Solidarity Rally sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties. The rally, which drew about 350 people, was held at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center in Bridgewater and brought together people from all different Jewish organizations around the three counties.
  • From 'Hell's Kitchen' to jail: reality TV chef part of major heroin, cocaine bust

    From 'Hell's Kitchen' to jail: reality TV chef part of major heroin, cocaine bust

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-09-09 14:22:55 GMT
    Mendham Township police came across a cache of drugs and money during a routine traffic stop last month and are now searching for two of the vehicle's occupants, authorities announced Friday. At 10:52 p.m. on Aug. 19, Sgt. Matthew Ambrosi stopped a vehicle on Ironia Road for failing to use a turn signal, police said. While speaking with the driver, Nancy Vanwoert, 46, of Wayne, Ambrosi – a drug recognition expert – suspected the woman was under the influence of narcotic, police said.
    Mendham Township police came across a cache of drugs and money during a routine traffic stop last month and are now searching for two of the vehicle's occupants, authorities announced Friday. At 10:52 p.m. on Aug. 19, Sgt. Matthew Ambrosi stopped a vehicle on Ironia Road for failing to use a turn signal, police said. While speaking with the driver, Nancy Vanwoert, 46, of Wayne, Ambrosi – a drug recognition expert – suspected the woman was under the influence of narcotic, police said.
  • Bodies of three former Brick residents found in Florida roadside ditch

    Bodies of three former Brick residents found in Florida roadside ditch

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-09-09 14:18:40 GMT
    Three former Brick residents who were among four killed in a gruesome Florida quadruple murder were found piled on top of each other Thursday in a roadside ditch, authorities said Saturday. Florida authorities have named Adam Matos, 28, of Florida as the suspect in the slaying of the four victims after he attempted to flee with his biological son.
    Three former Brick residents who were among four killed in a gruesome Florida quadruple murder were found piled on top of each other Thursday in a roadside ditch, authorities said Saturday. Florida authorities have named Adam Matos, 28, of Florida as the suspect in the slaying of the four victims after he attempted to flee with his biological son.
  • 2014 Miss Pakistan World Pageant coming to Edison

    2014 Miss Pakistan World Pageant coming to Edison

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-09-08 13:42:12 GMT
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    For the first time in the United States, the 12th annual Miss World Pakistan beauty pageant will be held at the Royal Albert Palace in Edison on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. The current Miss Pakistan World 2013, Shanzay Hayat, will grace the event that will culminate with the crowning of the 12th Miss Pakistan World. Shanzay Hayat represented Pakistan for the first time in the Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 pageant in Seoul on May 31, 2014.
    For the first time in the United States, the 12th annual Miss World Pakistan beauty pageant will be held at the Royal Albert Palace in Edison on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. The current Miss Pakistan World 2013, Shanzay Hayat, will grace the event that will culminate with the crowning of the 12th Miss Pakistan World. Shanzay Hayat represented Pakistan for the first time in the Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 pageant in Seoul on May 31, 2014.
  • "Concert for a cure" in memory of Janice Lopez of Edison

    "Concert for a cure" in memory of Janice Lopez of Edison

    Friday, September 5 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-09-05 20:12:43 GMT
    Janice Lopez of Edison was just 59 years old when she finally succumbed to the disease that took her life after nearly a four year battle with ovarian cancer, however, her family has continued the fight in her memory. On the 5th Anniversary of her passing, her family has organized a fund raising concert in her memory to raise money to support Ovarian Cancer research, education and patient/family support.
    Janice Lopez of Edison was just 59 years old when she finally succumbed to the disease that took her life after nearly a four year battle with ovarian cancer, however, her family has continued the fight in her memory. On the 5th Anniversary of her passing, her family has organized a fund raising concert in her memory to raise money to support Ovarian Cancer research, education and patient/family support.
  • NJDOT re-affirms helipad approval, details application review process

    NJDOT re-affirms helipad approval, details application review process

    Friday, September 5 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-09-05 17:39:41 GMT
    The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), in a six-page letter, has re-affirmed its approval -- issued in April -- for Atlantic Health System, Inc. (AHS) to construct and operate a restricted use helipad at Overlook Medical Center.
    The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), in a six-page letter, has re-affirmed its approval -- issued in April -- for Atlantic Health System, Inc. (AHS) to construct and operate a restricted use helipad at Overlook Medical Center.
  • Brick Memorial marching band, neighbors seek to live in harmony

    Brick Memorial marching band, neighbors seek to live in harmony

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:24:08 GMT
    or some, the melodies of a marching band rehearsing is a welcome sound on a fall evening.But for some residents of Alexander Avenue in Brick, the sounds of the Brick Memorial Marching Band rehearsing hits a sour note. That has created a conflict between the two for the last three years, one band parent said Wednesday. But Brick Schools Superintendent Dr. Walter Uszenski said he hopes the issue is resolved -- and resolved for good.
    or some, the melodies of a marching band rehearsing is a welcome sound on a fall evening.But for some residents of Alexander Avenue in Brick, the sounds of the Brick Memorial Marching Band rehearsing hits a sour note. That has created a conflict between the two for the last three years, one band parent said Wednesday. But Brick Schools Superintendent Dr. Walter Uszenski said he hopes the issue is resolved -- and resolved for good.
  • Drew University hosts summit to prevent campus sexual assault

    Drew University hosts summit to prevent campus sexual assault

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:09:04 GMT
    Drew University, a private, liberal arts university in Madison, is taking a preventative approach to combat campus sexual assault and misconduct by hosting a forum for employees this Friday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the speakers at the forum will be the Dean of Student Life, on-campus counseling and alcohol-prevention services, and representatives from Morris County service groups including Morris Cares and Jersey Battered Women's Services.
    Drew University, a private, liberal arts university in Madison, is taking a preventative approach to combat campus sexual assault and misconduct by hosting a forum for employees this Friday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the speakers at the forum will be the Dean of Student Life, on-campus counseling and alcohol-prevention services, and representatives from Morris County service groups including Morris Cares and Jersey Battered Women's Services.
  • Mahwah and Wayne hotels to get renovated

    Mahwah and Wayne hotels to get renovated

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:07:05 GMT
    Hotel management and service company Marshall Hotels and Resorts, Inc. announced Wednesday it added four hotels to its management contract portfolio, including The Sheraton Mahwah and The Wayne Ramada Fairfield in New Jersey. “With Manhattan so close to these hotels, they make ideal locations for both leisure and business travelers who prefer to leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind without going to far beyond city limits,” Marshall said.
    Hotel management and service company Marshall Hotels and Resorts, Inc. announced Wednesday it added four hotels to its management contract portfolio, including The Sheraton Mahwah and The Wayne Ramada Fairfield in New Jersey. “With Manhattan so close to these hotels, they make ideal locations for both leisure and business travelers who prefer to leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind without going to far beyond city limits,” Marshall said.
  • Scotch Plains kid and Adrian Peterson raise awareness for life-threatening allergies

    Scotch Plains kid and Adrian Peterson raise awareness for life-threatening allergies

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:02:18 GMT
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    Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson announced that 14-year-old Scotch Plains resident Katherine Schug was among the three winners selected for the Ready2Go™ MVP Draft, a nationwide search to find kids who have potentially life-threatening allergies and are prepared to respond should a severe allergic reaction occur.
    Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson announced that 14-year-old Scotch Plains resident Katherine Schug was among the three winners selected for the Ready2Go™ MVP Draft, a nationwide search to find kids who have potentially life-threatening allergies and are prepared to respond should a severe allergic reaction occur.
  • Recipes from 'Indulge'

    Kathy Wakile's indulgent desserts

    Kathy Wakile's indulgent desserts

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:38:21 GMT
    Kathy Wakile from "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Bravo) has written a dessert cookbook called "Indulge" (St. Martin's Griffin), which drops Tuesday, September 2. She came to the set to make Strawberry Shortcake Puffs, Chocolate Tiramisu, and Pumpkin Spice Babycakes.
    Kathy Wakile from "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Bravo) has written a dessert cookbook called "Indulge" (St. Martin's Griffin), which drops Tuesday, September 2. She came to the set to make Strawberry Shortcake Puffs, Chocolate Tiramisu, and Pumpkin Spice Babycakes.
  • NBA's Kevin Durant visits Montclair footwear and apparel store

    NBA's Kevin Durant visits Montclair footwear and apparel store

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:52:48 GMT
    Kevin Durant of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder visited Montclair to chop it up with a local business owner. Footwear and apparel store Takeover, located at 404 Bloomfield Ave., received a special visit from Durant on Wednesday, Aug. 20. He hung out with owner Phillip Bobbitt and took a few pictures before heading out. The visit was unexpected and Bobbitt was surprised, but expressed that the mutual friend he shares with Durant encouraged the visit to the store.
    Kevin Durant of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder visited Montclair to chop it up with a local business owner. Footwear and apparel store Takeover, located at 404 Bloomfield Ave., received a special visit from Durant on Wednesday, Aug. 20. He hung out with owner Phillip Bobbitt and took a few pictures before heading out. The visit was unexpected and Bobbitt was surprised, but expressed that the mutual friend he shares with Durant encouraged the visit to the store.
  • 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
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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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