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  • NJ mom charged with trying to kill her 3 teens

    NJ mom charged with trying to kill her 3 children

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:25:35 GMT
    A southern New Jersey woman is in custody on charges she tried to kill her three children by driving her car into the Delaware River.
    A southern New Jersey woman is in custody on charges she tried to kill her three children by driving her car into the Delaware River.
  • German Shepherd called to jury duty

    German Shepherd called to jury duty

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:16:16 GMT
    At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Cumberland County has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is IV is a 5-year-old German Shepherd.
    At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Cumberland County has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is IV is a 5-year-old German Shepherd.
  • Woman allegedly exposes genitals during heroin arrest

    Woman allegedly exposes genitals during heroin arrest

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:47:46 GMT
    A Barnegat woman tried to spit on police officers and repeatedly exposed her genitals during a heroin arrest.  Police say that Angela Woerner, 28, was in the parking lot of the CVS on West Bay Avenue. An officer saw her and knew that she had outstanding warrants out for her arrest.
    A Barnegat woman tried to spit on police officers and repeatedly exposed her genitals during a heroin arrest.  Police say that Angela Woerner, 28, was in the parking lot of the CVS on West Bay Avenue. An officer saw her and knew that she had outstanding warrants out for her arrest.
  • Giant whale pulled out of Jersey City harbor

    Giant whale pulled out of Jersey City harbor

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:04:35 GMT
    A whale that was found dead earlier this week in New York harbor has been transported to the Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City.
    A whale that was found dead earlier this week in New York harbor has been transported to the Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City.   The United States Army Corps of Engineers successfully extracted the 60 ton giant from the water around on Wednesday. 
  • Quiz Asks: 'How Bergen County are you?'

    Quiz Asks: 'How Bergen County are you?'

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:28:14 GMT
    How Bergen County are you? There’s a quiz for that. But, you might not like the results. A new quiz posted on BuzzFeedtests takers’ Bergen County-ness, using malls, spray tanning, and wealth as some of the metrics. The quiz asks BuzzFeed readers to identify which things they’ve done before to see just how Bergen County they are.
    How Bergen County are you? There’s a quiz for that. But, you might not like the results. A new quiz posted on BuzzFeedtests takers’ Bergen County-ness, using malls, spray tanning, and wealth as some of the metrics. The quiz asks BuzzFeed readers to identify which things they’ve done before to see just how Bergen County they are.
  • Bill could prevent Belmar from charging for beaches

    Bill could prevent Belmar from charging for beaches

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:25:46 GMT
    Under a plan being considered in Trenton, Belmar would be prevented from charging people $7 for beach badges because it accepted money from the federal government to replenish Belmar Beach and rebuild the boardwalk. The plan is raising concern because the badge fees help to pay for cleaning, lifeguards and police at the beach, according to News12.
    Under a plan being considered in Trenton, Belmar would be prevented from charging people $7 for beach badges because it accepted money from the federal government to replenish Belmar Beach and rebuild the boardwalk. The plan is raising concern because the badge fees help to pay for cleaning, lifeguards and police at the beach, according to News12.
  • Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:15:30 GMT
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    Temperatures are below average for the remainder of the week. The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds made a return. 
    Temperatures are below average for the remainder of the week. The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds made a return. 
  • Push to save historic NJ baseball stadium

    Push to save historic NJ baseball stadium

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:08:26 GMT
    Volunteers are working to help save one of the only stadiums still in existence where black professional baseball teams once played. Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson was once home to the New York Black Yankees, the New York Cubans and other Negro League teams. Eleven members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame played there, including Larry Doby.
    Volunteers are working to help save one of the only stadiums still in existence where black professional baseball teams once played. Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson was once home to the New York Black Yankees, the New York Cubans and other Negro League teams. Eleven members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame played there, including Larry Doby.
  • Suspect Sandy charity begins distributing dollars

    Suspect Sandy charity begins distributing dollars

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:21:56 GMT
    A Superstorm Sandy charity that was suspected of fraud has started distributing money nearly a year after a settlement with New Jersey prosecutors. The unregistered Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation handed out $225,000 to four charitable organizations in New Jersey and one in New York.
    A Superstorm Sandy charity that was suspected of fraud has started distributing money nearly a year after a settlement with New Jersey prosecutors. The unregistered Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation handed out $225,000 to four charitable organizations in New Jersey and one in New York.
  • Dead whale found in New York Harbor will be taken to NJ

    Dead whale found in New York Harbor will be taken to NJ

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    Fish and wildlife officials are preparing to perform a necropsy to find out why a 30- to 35-foot whale was found dead in New York Harbor. A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that the whale was found a few days ago. It has been moved next to a barge so that it does not disrupt ships' navigation.
    Fish and wildlife officials are preparing to perform a necropsy to find out why a 30- to 35-foot whale was found dead in New York Harbor. A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that the whale was found a few days ago. It has been moved next to a barge so that it does not disrupt ships' navigation.
  • Ailing man rescued from boat off Del. coast

    Ailing man rescued from boat off Del. coast

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-04-15 11:24:11 GMT
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    The Coast Guard has rescued a man who needed medical attention from a fishing boat off Delaware. After a crew member aboard the Mary Elizabeth alerted authorities that the 49-year-old man needed immediate medical attention, the Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to the boat about 50 miles off Lewes, Del.
    The Coast Guard has rescued a man who needed medical attention from a fishing boat off Delaware. After a crew member aboard the Mary Elizabeth alerted authorities that the 49-year-old man needed immediate medical attention, the Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to the boat about 50 miles off Lewes, Del.
  • Petition opposes Newark archbishop's retirement home renovations

    Petition opposes Newark archbishop's retirement home renovations

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:32:25 GMT
    The residence of John Myers, the archbishop of Newark, is at the rectory of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J. It houses four other priests. But in 2002, the archdiocese bought him a 4,500-square-foot weekend home in Hunterdon County. Now the archbishop wants to deck it out with some costly renovations. Some parishioners say it goes completely against Pope Francis's example of leading a simple life.
    The residence of John Myers, the archbishop of Newark, is at the rectory of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J. It houses four other priests. But in 2002, the archdiocese bought him a 4,500-square-foot weekend home in Hunterdon County. Now the archbishop wants to deck it out with some costly renovations. Some parishioners say it goes completely against Pope Francis's example of leading a simple life.
  • Gov. Christie was 'nervous' when bridge scandal was linked to his aides

    Gov. Christie was 'nervous' when bridge scandal was linked to his aides

    Monday, April 14 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-04-15 00:32:11 GMT
    Gov. Chris Christie was "nervous" about the possibility that anyone else on his staff was involved in a politically motivated traffic scandal, according to interview notes released Monday by lawyers the governor's office hired to conduct an internal investigation. Christie was one of 75 people interviewed for his office's probe into traffic tie-ups approaching the George Washington Bridge.
    Gov. Chris Christie was "nervous" about the possibility that anyone else on his staff was involved in a politically motivated traffic scandal, according to interview notes released Monday by lawyers the governor's office hired to conduct an internal investigation. Christie was one of 75 people interviewed for his office's probe into traffic tie-ups approaching the George Washington Bridge.
  • Teen pleads not guilty in sister's fatal stabbing

    Teen pleads not guilty in sister's fatal stabbing

    A northern New Jersey teenager has pleaded not guilty to charges that he fatally stabbed his sister at their family's home. The Record reports that Travis Gallo, who was 17 when the stabbing occurred last December, entered his pleas Monday during a court hearing in Hackensack. That came just days after a judge ruled Gallo would be tried as an adult on murder and weapons charges.
    A northern New Jersey teenager has pleaded not guilty to charges that he fatally stabbed his sister at their family's home. The Record reports that Travis Gallo, who was 17 when the stabbing occurred last December, entered his pleas Monday during a court hearing in Hackensack. That came just days after a judge ruled Gallo would be tried as an adult on murder and weapons charges.
  • Atlantic City casino revenue down in March

    Atlantic City casino revenue down in March

    Monday, April 14 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-14 19:30:55 GMT
    New Jersey casino regulators say Internet gambling grew at a faster rate in March, its fourth full month as a legal option in the state. But it wasn't enough to keep Atlantic City's casinos from seeing their overall gambling income decline again. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement announced Monday that online gambling brought in $11.9 million in March, up 15 percent from February.
    New Jersey casino regulators say Internet gambling grew at a faster rate in March, its fourth full month as a legal option in the state. But it wasn't enough to keep Atlantic City's casinos from seeing their overall gambling income decline again. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement announced Monday that online gambling brought in $11.9 million in March, up 15 percent from February.
  • Pulaski Skyway closure

    Pulaski Skyway closure

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:36:49 GMT
    The first weekday test of the closed, northbound Pulaski Skyway wasn't much different from any other Monday. An estimated 40,000 motorists who take the Skyway toward Jersey City and Manhattan every day are now forced to find an alternate route. All northbound lanes were closed on Saturday for two-years during a rehabilitation project on the 82 year old span.
    The first weekday test of the closed, northbound Pulaski Skyway wasn't much different from any other Monday. An estimated 40,000 motorists who take the Skyway toward Jersey City and Manhattan every day are now forced to find an alternate route. All northbound lanes were closed on Saturday for two-years during a rehabilitation project on the 82 year old span.
  • Manhattan DA investigating Christie

    Manhattan DA investigating Christie

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-04-13 22:29:11 GMT
    The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is reportedly now the third government entity investigating the relationship between the Port Authority and Governor Chris Christie's administration. 
    The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is reportedly now the third government entity investigating the relationship between the Port Authority and Governor Chris Christie's administration. 
  • Report: 2 bodies found in Hudson River in Hoboken

    Report: 2 bodies found in Hudson River in Hoboken

    Sunday, April 13 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-13 18:49:19 GMT
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    Two bodies have been pulled out of the Hudson River in New Jersey. Hoboken Police Sergeant Dennis Figueroa says the two men were between 20 and 25 years old. Police hadn't identified the victims by early Sunday afternoon.
    Two bodies have been pulled out of the Hudson River in New Jersey. Hoboken Police Sergeant Dennis Figueroa says the two men were between 20 and 25 years old. Police hadn't identified the victims by early Sunday afternoon.
  • Borgata says legendary poker player won $9.6M by cheating

    Borgata says legendary poker player won $9.6M by cheating

    Saturday, April 12 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-04-13 03:26:06 GMT
    An Atlantic City casino is suing a famous gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme.
    An Atlantic City casino is suing a famous gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme.
  • New Jersey fines unregistered health clubs

    New Jersey fines unregistered health clubs

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:53:37 GMT
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    New Jersey officials have fined 53 gyms for failure to register or selling long-term contracts without maintaining required security bonds. The state Division of Consumer Affairs announced Thursday that the fines for the health clubs totaled $284,000.
    New Jersey officials have fined 53 gyms for failure to register or selling long-term contracts without maintaining required security bonds. The state Division of Consumer Affairs announced Thursday that the fines for the health clubs totaled $284,000.
  • Rutgers has new rules for Bangladesh-made apparel

    Rutgers has new rules for Bangladesh-made apparel

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:51:09 GMT
    Rutgers University says it is requiring companies that make its licensed apparel in Bangladesh must agree to fire and building safety requirements. New Jersey's flagship state university says it i the 16th U.S. university to require licensees to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
    Rutgers University says it is requiring companies that make its licensed apparel in Bangladesh must agree to fire and building safety requirements. New Jersey's flagship state university says it i the 16th U.S. university to require licensees to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
  • Manzo spinoff to run this year

    Manzo spinoff to run this year

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:56:28 GMT
    Bravo announced on its website this week that it has picked up Manzo’d with Children, a spinoff of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The network did not announce a start date for the new series, which stars Franklin Lakes resident Caroline Manzo and her family. But, it did say the show will air sometime this year. Manzo made headlines last year for announcing she would not return to RHONJ.
    Bravo announced on its website this week that it has picked up Manzo’d with Children, a spinoff of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The network did not announce a start date for the new series, which stars Franklin Lakes resident Caroline Manzo and her family. But, it did say the show will air sometime this year. Manzo made headlines last year for announcing she would not return to RHONJ.
  • Digital billboard latest effort to find missing Hoboken man

    Digital billboard latest effort to find missing Hoboken man

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:54:22 GMT
    The family of a Hoboken man who has been missing for nearly two weeks is hoping a $10,000 reward and a billboard along Interstate 78 in Millburn will help find the 27-year-old. Andrew Jarzyk, 27, was last seen jogging in the area of 5th and Monroe streets in Hoboken at about 2 a.m. Sunday, March 30 after he went out with friends to West Five Supper Club at 505 Madison St.
    The family of a Hoboken man who has been missing for nearly two weeks is hoping a $10,000 reward and a billboard along Interstate 78 in Millburn will help find the 27-year-old. Andrew Jarzyk, 27, was last seen jogging in the area of 5th and Monroe streets in Hoboken at about 2 a.m. Sunday, March 30 after he went out with friends to West Five Supper Club at 505 Madison St.
  • Blake Shelton to play free concert on AC beach

    Blake Shelton to play free concert on AC beach

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-04-10 15:29:49 GMT
    Country music superstar Blake Shelton will play a free concert on the Atlantic City beachfront this summer. Shelton, who is also a judge on the hit TV series "The Voice," will play on the sand near Caesars Atlantic City on July 31. Shelton will be in the area ahead of his scheduled show the next night at Madison Square Garden.
    Country music superstar Blake Shelton will play a free concert on the Atlantic City beachfront this summer. Shelton, who is also a judge on the hit TV series "The Voice," will play on the sand near Caesars Atlantic City on July 31. Shelton will be in the area ahead of his scheduled show the next night at Madison Square Garden.
  • Renowned composer to direct symphony in memory of Summit man

    Renowned composer to direct symphony in memory of Summit man

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-04-09 18:22:08 GMT
    A renowned composer will direct his first symphony in honor of a Summit man who died in the October 2011 snowstorm. Dr. Robert W. Butts, founder, conductor and artistic director of The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, will premiere the symphony in memory of Joshua Plaut on Sunday, April 27 in Dolan Hall at the College of Saint Elizabeth. Plaut, 42, died on Nov. 22, 2011 of complications from a snowstorm-related injury he suffered on Oct. 29, 2011, according to his obituary.
    A renowned composer will direct his first symphony in honor of a Summit man who died in the October 2011 snowstorm. Dr. Robert W. Butts, founder, conductor and artistic director of The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, will premiere the symphony in memory of Joshua Plaut on Sunday, April 27 in Dolan Hall at the College of Saint Elizabeth. Plaut, 42, died on Nov. 22, 2011 of complications from a snowstorm-related injury he suffered on Oct. 29, 2011, according to his obituary.
  • NJ Transit quiet commute program expands to off-peak Hoboken trains

    NJ Transit quiet commute program expands to off-peak Hoboken trains

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:41:55 GMT
    NJ Transit is expanding its Quiet Commute program to off-peak trains that serve Hoboken Terminal. The pilot program will begin Monday, May 5 with Quiet Commute cars added to all off-peak trains arriving and departing Hoboken Terminal between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays only. This includes trains on the Morris Essex, Montclair-Boonton, Pascack Valley, Main, Bergen County and Port Jervis lines, along with the 2300-series trains on the North Jersey Coast Line.
    NJ Transit is expanding its Quiet Commute program to off-peak trains that serve Hoboken Terminal. The pilot program will begin Monday, May 5 with Quiet Commute cars added to all off-peak trains arriving and departing Hoboken Terminal between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays only. This includes trains on the Morris Essex, Montclair-Boonton, Pascack Valley, Main, Bergen County and Port Jervis lines, along with the 2300-series trains on the North Jersey Coast Line.
  • 'Jersey girl' Olympian welcomed home from Sochi

    'Jersey girl' Olympian welcomed home from Sochi

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:28:44 GMT
    A world-class athlete received a hometown welcome back from the Sochi Olympics. At a Wayne Township Council meeting on March 19, Olympic bobsled driver Jazmine Fenlator was honored by the mayor, council, and community members for her achievements in Sochi.
    A world-class athlete received a hometown welcome back from the Sochi Olympics. At a Wayne Township Council meeting on March 19, Olympic bobsled driver Jazmine Fenlator was honored by the mayor, council, and community members for her achievements in Sochi.
  • High school parents debate appropriateness of Pulitzer-winning book

    High school parents debate appropriateness of Pulitzer-winning book

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:25:29 GMT
    West Essex High School parents Monday debated the appropriateness of an acclaimed—and some say “vulgar”—book assigned to a tenth grade English class. One high school parent said that Junot Díaz’s “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning work of fiction that details the life and familial and historical context of a Dominican boy growing up in Paterson, contains content and language inappropriate for high schoolers, according to newjerseyhills.com
    West Essex High School parents Monday debated the appropriateness of an acclaimed—and some say “vulgar”—book assigned to a tenth grade English class. One high school parent said that Junot Díaz’s “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning work of fiction that details the life and familial and historical context of a Dominican boy growing up in Paterson, contains content and language inappropriate for high schoolers, according to newjerseyhills.com
  • Montville native, Harvard student dies after falling from off-campus building

    Montville native, Harvard student dies after falling from off-campus building

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:20:30 GMT
    Andrew Sun, a 2012 Montville High School graduate, was pronounced dead around 4 a.m. Monday morning at a Massachusetts hospital some 24-hours after falling from a building in the early hours of Sunday morning. A resident of the Pforzheimer House at Harvard University, Sun was scheduled to graduate in 2016, according to the school’s student newspaper, The Crimson.
    Andrew Sun, a 2012 Montville High School graduate, was pronounced dead around 4 a.m. Monday morning at a Massachusetts hospital some 24-hours after falling from a building in the early hours of Sunday morning. A resident of the Pforzheimer House at Harvard University, Sun was scheduled to graduate in 2016, according to the school’s student newspaper, The Crimson.
  • Anadarko Petroleum subsidiary to pay state $20 million for heavily-contaminated site in Somerset County

    Anadarko Petroleum subsidiary to pay state $20 million for heavily-contaminated site in Somerset County

    Monday, April 7 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:45:21 GMT
    Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced today that Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and its subsidiary Kerr-McGee will pay the State $20 million as part of a global legal settlement that involves reimbursement to New Jersey for past costs and Natural Resource Damages (NRD) related to clean-up of a heavily-contaminated Superfund site in Somerset County.
    Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced today that Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and its subsidiary Kerr-McGee will pay the State $20 million as part of a global legal settlement that involves reimbursement to New Jersey for past costs and Natural Resource Damages (NRD) related to clean-up of a heavily-contaminated Superfund site in Somerset County.
  • Point Beach fire survivors turned away, or not: what should they do?

    Point Beach fire survivors turned away, or not: what should they do?

    Monday, April 7 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:43:09 GMT
    The owner of the Point Pleasant Manor has disputed a published report that two survivors of the deadly Point Pleasant Beach fire were turned away from his motel. He said the two people were welcome to stay, even though the Point Pleasant Manor has no cooking facilities and is not designed to accommodate people for a long period of time, according to NJ.com.
    The owner of the Point Pleasant Manor has disputed a published report that two survivors of the deadly Point Pleasant Beach fire were turned away from his motel. He said the two people were welcome to stay, even though the Point Pleasant Manor has no cooking facilities and is not designed to accommodate people for a long period of time, according to NJ.com.
  • World Autism Awareness Day, part two

    World Autism Awareness Day, part two

    Friday, April 4 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-04-04 18:16:35 GMT
    Today, as with every day, my heart is bursting with pride for my eldest son Justin, who has severe autism.This week his private autism school hosted a news conference on the eve of World Autism Awareness Day, an event held by Congressman Chris Smith, co-chair of the House Autism Caucus, and Autism New Jersey.As with any news conference there is usually a photo opp, and my son was selected to be the “face of autism” that day.
    Today, as with every day, my heart is bursting with pride for my eldest son Justin, who has severe autism.This week his private autism school hosted a news conference on the eve of World Autism Awareness Day, an event held by Congressman Chris Smith, co-chair of the House Autism Caucus, and Autism New Jersey.As with any news conference there is usually a photo opp, and my son was selected to be the “face of autism” that day.
  • Drugs, including 549 bags of heroin, seized from two Brick women

    Drugs, including 549 bags of heroin, seized from two Brick women

    Friday, April 4 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-04-04 17:53:55 GMT
    The Brick Township police Drug Enforcement Unit conducted an investigation which led to the arrests of two township women who they say possessed a multitude of drugs.The arrests of Brittany A. Cassanovas, 25, of 17th Avenue, and Amanda M. Louk, 20, of Sawmill Road, came after detectives were granted a court order to search a vehicle which contained 549 bags of heroin, approximately 12 grams of crack cocaine, prescription narcotics, a scale, and $1,875 in U.S. currency, according to Sgt. Drew.
    The Brick Township police Drug Enforcement Unit conducted an investigation which led to the arrests of two township women who they say possessed a multitude of drugs.The arrests of Brittany A. Cassanovas, 25, of 17th Avenue, and Amanda M. Louk, 20, of Sawmill Road, came after detectives were granted a court order to search a vehicle which contained 549 bags of heroin, approximately 12 grams of crack cocaine, prescription narcotics, a scale, and $1,875 in U.S. currency, according to Sgt. Drew.
  • Parking meter theft prompts Ridgewood financial reviews

    Parking meter theft prompts Ridgewood financial reviews

    Friday, April 4 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-04-04 17:24:52 GMT
    Ridgewood’s coin collection and other money procedures are up for review in light of recent news that an ex-employee was able to steal $460,000 in parking meter quarters over two years without the village noticing, NorthJersey.com reported. According to the report, new Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld said she would be temporarily overseeing the Parking Utility to prevent thefts.
    Ridgewood’s coin collection and other money procedures are up for review in light of recent news that an ex-employee was able to steal $460,000 in parking meter quarters over two years without the village noticing, NorthJersey.com reported. According to the report, new Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld said she would be temporarily overseeing the Parking Utility to prevent thefts.
  • Westfield may revamp liquor laws, limit medical marijuana dispensary locations, reports say

    Westfield may revamp liquor laws, limit medical marijuana dispensary locations, reports say

    Friday, April 4 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-04-04 17:19:13 GMT
    Westfield should raise its annual liquor license fees, per state guidelines, the code review and town property committee told other members of the town council at a conference meeting Tuesday.
    Westfield should raise its annual liquor license fees, per state guidelines, the code review and town property committee told other members of the town council at a conference meeting Tuesday.
  • 11-year-old North Jersey boy inspires 'mobile bakery' children's hospital charity

    11-year-old North Jersey boy inspires 'mobile bakery' children's hospital charity

    Thursday, April 3 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-04-03 19:11:47 GMT
    For 11-year-old North Jersey boy Vinny Accurso, dealing with pulmonary hypertension is nothing new. Vin was born with the life-threatening lung condition, which necessitates frequent hospital visits and treatments, and that he wear a backpack at all times through which he intravenously receives medication. The boy and his family have made a big splash in their hometown, Mahwah, over the past few years.
    For 11-year-old North Jersey boy Vinny Accurso, dealing with pulmonary hypertension is nothing new. Vin was born with the life-threatening lung condition, which necessitates frequent hospital visits and treatments, and that he wear a backpack at all times through which he intravenously receives medication. The boy and his family have made a big splash in their hometown, Mahwah, over the past few years.
  • South Brunswick police looking for suspect who stole 'Hugs for Brady' jar

    South Brunswick police looking for suspect who stole 'Hugs for Brady' jar

    Thursday, April 3 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-04-03 11:21:39 GMT
    South Brunswick Police released two images of a suspect who stole a donation jar from a local restaurant. The suspect went to the Jersey Diner on Route 130 and ordered some fries and a drink saying he had a long drive ahead of him. As he waited by the register he picked up a donation jar belonging to the Hugs for Brady Foundation and emptied the money into his jacket pockets. The donation jar contained approximately $150 dollars in it at the time of the theft.
    South Brunswick Police released two images of a suspect who stole a donation jar from a local restaurant. The suspect went to the Jersey Diner on Route 130 and ordered some fries and a drink saying he had a long drive ahead of him. As he waited by the register he picked up a donation jar belonging to the Hugs for Brady Foundation and emptied the money into his jacket pockets. The donation jar contained approximately $150 dollars in it at the time of the theft.
  • New restaurant, bar envisioned for Monmouth Park Racetrack

    New restaurant, bar envisioned for Monmouth Park Racetrack

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-04-02 18:03:28 GMT
    The Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport should be an exciting, year-round destination, says the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horseman's Association, the entity which leases the track from the state. Among their ideas is to open an outdoor restaurant with conservatory in 2015. Another is to open a full-service sports bar with betting for the first floor of the grandstand.
    The Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport should be an exciting, year-round destination, says the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horseman's Association, the entity which leases the track from the state. Among their ideas is to open an outdoor restaurant with conservatory in 2015. Another is to open a full-service sports bar with betting for the first floor of the grandstand.
  • New flood elevation maps released for four NJ counties

    New flood elevation maps released for four NJ counties

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-04-02 17:58:45 GMT
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released its latest – and nearly final – round of flood insurance rate maps for four New Jersey counties, as well as New York City. The Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps, also called preliminary FIRMs, are subject to a 90 day appeal period before they become FIRM maps, which will dictate flood insurance renewal rates and building height requirements.
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released its latest – and nearly final – round of flood insurance rate maps for four New Jersey counties, as well as New York City. The Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps, also called preliminary FIRMs, are subject to a 90 day appeal period before they become FIRM maps, which will dictate flood insurance renewal rates and building height requirements.
  • Morris teen who sued her parents picks a college

    Morris teen who sued her parents picks a college

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-04-02 17:56:17 GMT
    The Morris County teen who sued her parents for tuition costs and living expenses has decided to attend Western New England University. Rachel Canning made the announcement Sunday on her Facebook page. According to her post, she plans to be a biomedical engineering major and has received a $56,000 scholarship.
    The Morris County teen who sued her parents for tuition costs and living expenses has decided to attend Western New England University. Rachel Canning made the announcement Sunday on her Facebook page. According to her post, she plans to be a biomedical engineering major and has received a $56,000 scholarship.
  • Police investigating death of male student at Stockton College

    Police investigating death of male student at Stockton College

    Monday, March 31 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-03-31 18:00:50 GMT
    The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office is assisting in the investigation of the death of a male student at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey campus in Galloway, the Press of Atlantic City reports. The Prosecutor's Office is working with the Stockton College Police in the investigation. A man was found unresponsive on campus around 3 p.m. He was deceased when police arrived, according to the report.
    The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office is assisting in the investigation of the death of a male student at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey campus in Galloway, the Press of Atlantic City reports. The Prosecutor's Office is working with the Stockton College Police in the investigation. A man was found unresponsive on campus around 3 p.m. He was deceased when police arrived, according to the report.
  • NJ teen outsmarts WTC security, scales nation's tallest building

    NJ teen outsmarts WTC security, scales nation's tallest building

    Friday, March 21 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-03-21 15:50:39 GMT
    A 16-year-old from Weehawken was arrested after besting security and sneaking up to the top of the World Trade Center early Sunday morning. Justin Casquejo slipped through in a fence at the WTC site at approximately 4 a.m. Sunday and was then taken up to the 88th floor by a “clueless” union elevator operator, according to the New York Post.
    A 16-year-old from Weehawken was arrested after besting security and sneaking up to the top of the World Trade Center early Sunday morning. Justin Casquejo slipped through in a fence at the WTC site at approximately 4 a.m. Sunday and was then taken up to the 88th floor by a “clueless” union elevator operator, according to the New York Post.
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