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  • Crash in Lincoln Tunnel causes major delays

    Crash in Lincoln Tunnel causes major delays

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:33:28 GMT
    One of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel was closed for nearly four hours after a chain-reaction accident involving a New York-bound jitney bus and two other vehicles. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman says three people were reported injured in the accident in the center tube at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
    One of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel was closed for nearly four hours after a chain-reaction accident involving a New York-bound jitney bus and two other vehicles. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman says three people were reported injured in the accident in the center tube at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

  • $2.4B Revel casino shuts down after just 2 years

    $2.4B Revel casino shuts down after just 2 years

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:47:40 GMT
    Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo courtesy Revel Entertainment)Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo courtesy Revel Entertainment)
    Revel Casino Hotel closed its doors Tuesday morning, a little more than two years after opening with high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.
    Revel Casino Hotel closed its doors Tuesday morning, a little more than two years after opening with high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market. The 5:25 a.m. casino shutdown followed the closure of its hotel on Monday. By mid-September, four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos will have closed, but none will be a costlier failure than Revel.
  • Revel Casino Hotel starts closing in Atlantic City

    Revel Casino Hotel starts closing in Atlantic City

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:16:28 GMT
    Photo by Arun Kristian DasPhoto by Arun Kristian Das
    The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.
    Atlantic City's newest casino and its costliest failure has begun its two-day shutdown.
  • Man to face murder charges in mother's slaying

    Man to face murder charges in mother's slaying

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:08:57 GMT
    Murder charges are pending against a northern New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed and beat his mother to death.
    Murder charges are pending against a northern New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed and beat his mother to death.
  • Why is Atlantic City collapsing?

    Why is Atlantic City collapsing?

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:38:30 GMT
    AP file photoAP file photo
    For decades, making some quick cash was the main drive behind so many who took the ride down the parkway to Atlantic City. But with so much to choose from nowadays, it looks like Atlantic City is in a lot of trouble.
    For decades, making some quick cash was the main drive behind so many who took the ride down the parkway to Atlantic City. But with so much to choose from nowadays, it looks like Atlantic City is in a lot of trouble.
  • 6 rescued from sinking boat off NJ

    6 rescued from sinking boat off NJ

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:53:06 GMT
    Six people were saved as their boat was sinking in waters near the New Jersey coast. 
    Six people were saved as their boat was sinking in waters near the New Jersey coast. 
  • Showboat closing after 27 years in Atlantic City

    Showboat closing after 27 years in Atlantic City

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:58:04 GMT
    The show is ending for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
    The show is ending for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
  • 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.
  • Some Showboat workers get new jobs within company

    Some Showboat workers get new jobs within company

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:54:36 GMT
    More than 470 of the 2,000-plus workers at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel have found new jobs with other casinos owned by its parent company. The Showboat is shutting down Sunday afternoon after 27 years on the Boardwalk.
    More than 470 of the 2,000-plus workers at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel have found new jobs with other casinos owned by its parent company. The Showboat is shutting down Sunday afternoon after 27 years on the Boardwalk.
  • NJ girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    NJ girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:24:19 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use a fully automatic Uzi. Charles Vacca, 39, was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, investigators said.
    A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use a fully automatic Uzi. Charles Vacca, 39, was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, investigators said.
  • Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot him

    Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot him

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:19:45 GMT
    The ex-wife of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl learning to use an Uzi said Friday that her family plans to write the child a letter to comfort her.  Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl on Monday at the Last Stop range in White Hills, Arizona, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas, when she squeezed the trigger.
    The ex-wife of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl learning to use an Uzi said Friday that her family plans to write the child a letter to comfort her.  Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl on Monday at the Last Stop range in White Hills, Arizona, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas, when she squeezed the trigger.
  • Revel closing, but property fight goes on

    Revel closing, but property fight goes on

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:34:07 GMT
    A casino piano tuner in Atlantic City is fighting the state's attempt to seize his late parents' house as part of a redevelopment project connected to the closing Revel Hotel Casino. Charlie Birnbaum says the house in the shadow of the failed casino was his father's livelihood. He says he is attached to the home, even though his mother was killed there in 1998.
    A casino piano tuner in Atlantic City is fighting the state's attempt to seize his late parents' house as part of a redevelopment project connected to the closing Revel Hotel Casino. Charlie Birnbaum says the house in the shadow of the failed casino was his father's livelihood. He says he is attached to the home, even though his mother was killed there in 1998.
  • Missing NJ man found dead in Israeli forest

    Missing NJ man found dead in Israeli forest

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:33:49 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Bergen County sheriff delays deployment of military vehicles

    Bergen County sheriff delays deployment of military vehicles

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:22:51 GMT
    A northern New Jersey sheriff has delayed deployment of armored vehicles that are being acquired through a federal military surplus program. In a statement, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced Thursday he is taking the action after the U.S. attorney general and state attorney general decided to review the program in the wake of police response to civil unrest that followed a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
    A northern New Jersey sheriff has delayed deployment of armored vehicles that are being acquired through a federal military surplus program. In a statement, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced Thursday he is taking the action after the U.S. attorney general and state attorney general decided to review the program in the wake of police response to civil unrest that followed a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Dangerous rip currents at NJ, NY beaches

    Dangerous rip currents at NJ, NY beaches

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:42:49 GMT
    The rip current risk remains high along the New Jersey and New York coastlines. Some beaches were open to the public but closed to swimmers. The National Weather Service issued a High Surf Advisory and Rip Current Statement for the area beaches because of the effects of Hurricane Cristobal, which is expected to track south and east of the Jersey shore through Thursday.
    The rip current risk remains high along the New Jersey and New York coastlines. Some beaches were open to the public but closed to swimmers. The National Weather Service issued a High Surf Advisory and Rip Current Statement for the area beaches because of the effects of Hurricane Cristobal, which is expected to track south and east of the Jersey shore through Thursday.
  • Mass jobless filing for laid-off casino workers

    Mass jobless filing for laid-off casino workers

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:33:50 GMT
    One of the region's largest mass-filings for unemployment and other benefits will begin next week for newly laid-off Atlantic City casino workers in an outreach effort so large it had to book part of the...
    One of the region's largest mass-filings for unemployment and other benefits will begin next week for newly laid-off Atlantic City casino workers in an outreach effort so large it had to book part of the city's...
  • 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.
  • RV offers legal help outside NY, NJ family courts

    RV offers legal help outside NY, NJ family courts

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:09:22 GMT
    A new assistance program in New York and New Jersey seeks to help parents settle child support battles.
    A new assistance program in New York and New Jersey seeks to help parents settle child support battles.
  • Gun tourism grows in popularity

    Gun tourism grows in popularity

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:08:56 GMT
    Prosecutors in Arizona say they will not file charges in the death of a firearms instructor who was showing a vacationing 9-year-old New Jersey girl how to fire a fully automatic Uzi machine gun. The gun recoiled and Charles Vacca was shot in the head. Shooting ranges with high-powered weapons have become popular attractions in Hawaii and Las Vegas. They draw bachelor parties, newlyweds and tourists from countries that bar citizens from many types of guns.
    Prosecutors in Arizona say they will not file charges in the death of a firearms instructor who was showing a vacationing 9-year-old New Jersey girl how to fire a fully automatic Uzi machine gun. The gun recoiled and Charles Vacca was shot in the head. Shooting ranges with high-powered weapons have become popular attractions in Hawaii and Las Vegas. They draw bachelor parties, newlyweds and tourists from countries that bar citizens from many types of guns.
  • Six Flags Great Adventure plans new roller coaster

    Six Flags Great Adventure plans new roller coaster

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 11:28:03 GMT
    New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure plans to build a new roller coaster for 2015.  The theme park announced on Thursday Looping Dragon will join the park's other thrill rides. The park says 24 riders sitting in face-off seats will pitch forward and backward pendulum-style until the ride completes a full revolution seven stories in the air. Riders will be suspended upside down and then the ride will reverse direction.
    New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure plans to build a new roller coaster for 2015.  The theme park announced on Thursday Looping Dragon will join the park's other thrill rides. The park says 24 riders sitting in face-off seats will pitch forward and backward pendulum-style until the ride completes a full revolution seven stories in the air. Riders will be suspended upside down and then the ride will reverse direction.

  • Rocket from Wallops Island seen in NJ

    Rocket from Wallops Island seen in NJ

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:17 AM EDT2014-08-28 11:17:55 GMT
    NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets. NASA says a Black Brant IX suborbital rocket was launched at 5 a.m. Thursday from the agency's Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The new deployment method uses small rocket motors to eject sub-payloads from a rocket's main payload. Thursday's test included releasing vapor traces in space.
    NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets. NASA says a Black Brant IX suborbital rocket was launched at 5 a.m. Thursday from the agency's Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The new deployment method uses small rocket motors to eject sub-payloads from a rocket's main payload. Thursday's test included releasing vapor traces in space.
  • GIRLTALK #takeover

    Angela Simmons reaches out

    Angela Simmons reaches out

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:09:20 GMT
    The Boys and Girls Club of Newark seems like the last place you'd expect to find the daughter of hip hop royalty. But when it comes to inspiring young girls, Angela Simmons, daughter of Rev. Run of Run DMC, believes in the old adage "each one, teach one." While it may seem like she had a silver spoon in her mouth, she knows the importance of giving back.
    The Boys and Girls Club of Newark seems like the last place you'd expect to find the daughter of hip hop royalty. But when it comes to inspiring young girls, Angela Simmons, daughter of Rev. Run of Run DMC, believes in the old adage "each one, teach one." While it may seem like she had a silver spoon in her mouth, she knows the importance of giving back.
  • Man kills wife, wounds self at NJ hospital

    Man kills wife, wounds self at NJ hospital

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

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

    Mayor Zimmer urges lawmakers to legalize app-based taxi services

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

    Ghosts of Sandy still visible in Ortley Beach

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

    CAUGHT! Surveillance video of teenage thieves entering unlocked cars

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

    Owner says Showboat will definitely close Sunday

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

    Cristobal to churn surf along Jersey shore

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

    NJ store clerk accused of kissing customer

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:41:29 GMT
    Police say a convenience store clerk in New Jersey hugged and kissed her against her will.
    Police say a convenience store clerk in New Jersey hugged and kissed her against her will.
  • Potential buyer looks at Showboat Casino

    Potential buyer looks at Showboat Casino

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

    Elderly woman stranded at Newark Liberty airport

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

    VIDEO: Whale spotted off Barnegat Light

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

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

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

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

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