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  • 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.
  • Park Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

    Park Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:25 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:25:02 GMT
    The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands. The ban takes effect immediately and lasts until the Park Service can develop an appropriate policy. 
    The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands. The ban takes effect immediately and lasts until the Park Service can develop an appropriate policy. 
  • Man punched in face in knockout assault

    Man punched in face in knockout assault

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:55:16 GMT
    The so-called 'knockout game' where a person punches another unsuspecting person has made its way to Hackensack, New Jersey. Police say one assailant attacked three people all in the same day. Surveillance video shows the athletically built suspect punch a man in the face and stroll away. The man fell to the ground. Two other assaults took place within less than 15 minutes in the areas of Essex Street, Summit Avenue and Beech Street on Monday night.
    The so-called 'knockout game' where a person punches another unsuspecting person has made its way to Hackensack, New Jersey. Police say one assailant attacked three people all in the same day. Surveillance video shows the athletically built suspect punch a man in the face and stroll away. The man fell to the ground. Two other assaults took place within less than 15 minutes in the areas of Essex Street, Summit Avenue and Beech Street on Monday night.
  • Atlantic City police get body cameras

    Atlantic City police get body cameras

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:36 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:36:31 GMT
    Atlantic City police officers have started wearing body cameras. About five officers a shift will be equipped with the devices, which record video and audio after an officer activates the device. The video is uploaded after the officer's shift ends.
    Atlantic City police officers have started wearing body cameras. About five officers a shift will be equipped with the devices, which record video and audio after an officer activates the device. The video is uploaded after the officer's shift ends.

  • Savion Glover, the master teacher

    Savion Glover, the master teacher

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:31:51 GMT
    While the rest of us merely march to the beat of our own drum, Savion Glover is the drum. The tap dance superstar has dazzled audiences from the small screen to the big screen from the White House to the Great White Way. More than just a legend, Savion has become a curator of tap. He is on a mission to keep the craft sacred for future generations.
    While the rest of us merely march to the beat of our own drum, Savion Glover is the drum. The tap dance superstar has dazzled audiences from the small screen to the big screen from the White House to the Great White Way. More than just a legend, Savion has become a curator of tap. He is on a mission to keep the craft sacred for future generations.
  • Five Guys offers bacon milkshakes

    Five Guys offers bacon milkshakes

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:47:08 GMT
    Burger chain Five Guys is testing the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. It is rolling out a customizable milkshake program and along with bananas, peanut butter, Oreo cookies, salted caramel, you can chose bacon.  Yes that's right: a bacon milkshake.
    Burger chain Five Guys is testing the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. It is rolling out a customizable milkshake program and along with bananas, peanut butter, Oreo cookies, salted caramel, you can chose bacon.  Yes that's right: a bacon milkshake.
  • Designer clothes at giant thrift shop in NJ

    Designer clothes at giant thrift shop in NJ

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:57:04 GMT
    Like most soon-to-be third graders, Sonja knows what she's looking for when it comes to back-to-school shopping. For kids trying to be fashionable -- and parents looking to keep it affordable -- there's the Ocean County Hunger Relief Warehouse in Toms River, New Jersey. It's basically a huge thrift shop.
    Like most soon-to-be third graders, Sonja knows what she's looking for when it comes to back-to-school shopping. For kids trying to be fashionable -- and parents looking to keep it affordable -- there's the Ocean County Hunger Relief Warehouse in Toms River, New Jersey. It's basically a huge thrift shop.
  • Reward in probe of shooting of bald eagle in NJ

    Reward in probe of shooting of bald eagle in NJ

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:42:12 GMT
    Federal, state, and humane organizations are offering $7,500 in rewards in the case of the shooting of bald eagle in New Jersey. Someone shot a bald eagle in in Bridgeton City Park back in May, authorities said. The badly wounded bird was found May 20, 2014. Its wounds were so severe that it had to be euthanized.
    Federal, state, and humane organizations are offering $7,500 in rewards in the case of the shooting of bald eagle in New Jersey. Someone shot a bald eagle in in Bridgeton City Park back in May, authorities said. The badly wounded bird was found May 20, 2014. Its wounds were so severe that it had to be euthanized.
  • NJ requires students to get CPR lessons

    NJ requires students to get CPR lessons

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:52:46 GMT
    New Jersey high school students will be required to have CPR training starting this year. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno signed a law Wednesday requiring the lesson for all public and charter school students in ninth through 12th grades. Guadagno is serving as acting governor with Gov. Chris Christie out of the state. It takes effect in the coming school year.
    New Jersey high school students will be required to have CPR training starting this year. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno signed a law Wednesday requiring the lesson for all public and charter school students in ninth through 12th grades. Guadagno is serving as acting governor with Gov. Chris Christie out of the state. It takes effect in the coming school year.

  • Prayer service for Atlantic City casinos

    Prayer service for Atlantic City casinos

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:28:08 GMT
    Hundreds of workers who will lose their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close in the next few weeks are looking for some divine intervention. Employees of Revel, the Showboat and Trump Plaza will hold a rally Wednesday night followed by a prayer service at a nearby church.
    Hundreds of workers who will lose their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close in the next few weeks are looking for some divine intervention. Employees of Revel, the Showboat and Trump Plaza will hold a rally Wednesday night followed by a prayer service at a nearby church.
  • 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.
  • Montclair-Boonton trains face delays

    Montclair-Boonton trains face delays

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:20:21 GMT
    Workers continue making repairs after a New Jersey Transit train derailed on the Montclair-Boonton line.
    Workers continue making repairs after a New Jersey Transit train derailed on the Montclair-Boonton line. NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder says passengers on that line are facing delays of up to 20 minutes in both directions on Wednesday because the railroad can only use one track. The train derailed between the Bay Street and Walnut Street stations in Montclair on Tuesday afternoon. No one was injury and passengers were safely transferred from the train.
  • Christie talks casinos, Springsteen at town hall

    Christie talks casinos, Springsteen at town hall

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:49:34 GMT
    Gov. Chris Christie of New JerseyGov. Chris Christie of New Jersey
    Gov. Chris Christie talked Atlantic City casinos and defended his use of Bruce Springsteen music in the latest installment of his summer "No Pain, No Gain" town hall series on Tuesday. Many previous events have featured protests by retirees and labor groups as well as Atlantic City casino workers urging Christie to do more to save their jobs following a series of announced closures.
    Gov. Chris Christie talked Atlantic City casinos and defended his use of Bruce Springsteen music in the latest installment of his summer "No Pain, No Gain" town hall series on Tuesday. Many previous events have featured protests by retirees and labor groups as well as Atlantic City casino workers urging Christie to do more to save their jobs following a series of announced closures.
  • 3 dead

    Fatal crash in Freehold

    Fatal crash in Freehold

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:49:36 GMT
    A three-vehicle crash killed three people and critically hurt a fourth person in Freehold Township, New Jersey, Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The crash happened on the Kosloski Road overpass at Route 33 Business at about 3:45 p.m., according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
    A three-vehicle crash killed three people and critically hurt a fourth person in Freehold Township, New Jersey, Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The crash happened on the Kosloski Road overpass at Route 33 Business at about 3:45 p.m., according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
  • NJ weighs gambling outside Atlantic City

    NJ weighs gambling outside Atlantic City

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:32:06 GMT
    Momentum to shift some gambling away from Atlantic City increased Tuesday as a state senator introduced plans for a constitutional amendment that would put slot machines at New Jersey's four horse racing tracks, a business group increased its planning for an anticipated full-blown casino at the Meadowlands sports complex and the state gave final approval for the Showboat to shut down.
    Momentum to shift some gambling away from Atlantic City increased Tuesday as a state senator introduced plans for a constitutional amendment that would put slot machines at New Jersey's four horse racing tracks, a business group increased its planning for an anticipated full-blown casino at the Meadowlands sports complex and the state gave final approval for the Showboat to shut down.
  • 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.
  • $21,000 falls off armored truck after casino pickup

    $21,000 falls off armored truck after casino pickup

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:09:04 GMT
    Nearly $21,000 is missing after the cash fell from the roof of an armored truck that had picked it up from a soon-to-be-closed Atlantic City casino.
    Nearly $21,000 is missing after the cash fell from the roof of an armored truck that had picked it up from a soon-to-be-closed Atlantic City casino.
  • Meadowlands proposal includes casinos, hotels

    Meadowlands proposal includes casinos, hotels

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:55:33 GMT
    Business leaders from northern New Jersey are unveiling a new blueprint for the Meadowlands sports complex in the wake of increasing calls to expand casino gambling to the area.
    Casinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail could be on the horizon at New Jersey's Meadowlands. That's the plan business leaders laid out Tuesday to transform the area into a multi-venue entertainment district. They also point to the restarting of the American Dream megamall project and the transformation of Meadowlands Racetrack as signs that the complex is on the rebound.
  • Driver critical in crash into NJ creek

    Driver critical in crash into NJ creek

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:15:45 GMT
    A truck driver from upstate New York is in critical condition after he was thrown into a creek when his tractor-trailer crashed through a guardrail and caught fire on the New Jersey Turnpike. Three New Jersey State Troopers rescued Lawrence Scherf, 66, of Vails Gate from Overpeck Creek in Ridgefield. Scherf was transferred to St. Barnabas Hospital with burns to his body.
    A truck driver from upstate New York is in critical condition after he was thrown into a creek when his tractor-trailer crashed through a guardrail and caught fire on the New Jersey Turnpike. Three New Jersey State Troopers rescued Lawrence Scherf, 66, of Vails Gate from Overpeck Creek in Ridgefield. Scherf was transferred to St. Barnabas Hospital with burns to his body.
  • Veteran refused entry into Six Flags because of shirt gets apology

    Veteran refused entry into Six Flags because of shirt gets apology

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:03:13 GMT
    A Marine veteran says he was denied entry into a Six Flags theme park in New Jersey after being told that the shirt he was wearing would offend people. Mario Alejandro, 33, had been given the shirt for Father's Day and he was attempting to take his family to Six Flags Great Adventure last weekend for a child's birthday party.
    A Marine veteran says he was denied entry into a Six Flags theme park in New Jersey after being told that the shirt he was wearing would offend people. Mario Alejandro, 33, had been given the shirt for Father's Day and he was attempting to take his family to Six Flags Great Adventure last weekend for a child's birthday party.
  • 101-year-old works same job for 73 years

    101-year-old works same job for 73 years

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:51:53 GMT
    Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same job.
    Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job.
  • West Coast's Habit Burger Grill now in NJ

    West Coast's Habit Burger Grill now in NJ

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:30:10 GMT
    It's not hard to find a good burger these days. But America's favorite burger was thousands of miles away -- until now. West coast burger chain the Habit Burger Grill opened its doors in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, just a month after Consumer Reports ranked it the best fast-food burger in the country and much to the delight of burger enthusiasts who were eager to taste what the buzz was all about.
    It's not hard to find a good burger these days. But America's favorite burger was thousands of miles away -- until now. West coast burger chain the Habit Burger Grill opened its doors in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, just a month after Consumer Reports ranked it the best fast-food burger in the country and much to the delight of burger enthusiasts who were eager to taste what the buzz was all about.
  • Revel Casino still seeking buyer

    Revel Casino still seeking buyer

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:37:38 GMT
    Revel Casino Hotel still hopes to auction off the property but needs to close to stop big losses, a lawyer for the resort said. Attorney John Cunningham said in bankruptcy court Monday that the casino is losing more than $1 million every week.
    The casino wanted to close on Monday, but state regulators denied the request and told Revel to stay open until Labor Day weekend.
    Revel Casino Hotel still hopes to auction off the property but needs to close to stop big losses, a lawyer for the resort said. Attorney John Cunningham said in bankruptcy court Monday that the casino is losing more than $1 million every week.
    The casino wanted to close on Monday, but state regulators denied the request and told Revel to stay open until Labor Day weekend.
  • Gov. Christie dances on stage at Hamptons party

    Gov. Christie dances on stage at Hamptons party

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:36:21 GMT
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie busted out his best dance moves at a party in the Hamptons.  Christie was seen at the Apollo benefit at Ronald Perelman's East Hampton estate over the weekend.  The governor, who was a guest of Jon Bon Jovi, was egged on by Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as he gyrated his hips in front of the crowd.
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie busted out his best dance moves at a party in the Hamptons.  Christie was seen at the Apollo benefit at Ronald Perelman's East Hampton estate over the weekend.  The governor, who was a guest of Jon Bon Jovi, was egged on by Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as he gyrated his hips in front of the crowd.
  • 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.
  • Derek Jeter corn maze

    Derek Jeter corn maze

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:07 AM EDT2014-08-18 11:07:52 GMT
    As far as corny Derek Jeter tributes go, this one will be tough to beat.  A farm in central New Jersey carved an image of the New York Yankees captain and a thank you message to him into its five-acre corn maze. The VonThun Farm in South Brunswick is about 55 miles south of Yankee Stadium.
    As far as corny Derek Jeter tributes go, this one will be tough to beat.  A farm in central New Jersey carved an image of the New York Yankees captain and a thank you message to him into its five-acre corn maze. The VonThun Farm in South Brunswick is about 55 miles south of Yankee Stadium.
  • 3 men accused of causing trouble on PATH train

    3 men accused of causing trouble on PATH train

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-08-18 10:27:32 GMT
    Three Brooklyn men are accused of disrupting service on a PATH train.
    Three Brooklyn men are accused of disrupting service on a PATH train.
  • Revel casino will close a week earlier than announced

    Revel casino will close a week earlier than announced

    Saturday, August 16 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-08-17 02:58:43 GMT
    Revel Casino HotelRevel Casino Hotel
    An Atlantic City casino is closing a week earlier than planned. The embattled $2.4 billion dollar Revel Casino hotel is shutting its doors the beginning of September, on Sept. 1st. The closure will put more than 3000 people out of work.
    An Atlantic City casino is closing a week earlier than planned. The embattled $2.4 billion dollar Revel Casino hotel is shutting its doors the beginning of September, on Sept. 1st. The closure will put more than 3000 people out of work.
  • National Roller Coaster Day

    National Roller Coaster Day

    Saturday, August 16 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-08-17 02:37:34 GMT
    Saturday was the day set aside for the thrill-seekers among us. Amusement parks across the country held special events in honor of National Roller Coaster Day! Six Flags in Jackson, New Jersey was one of them.
    Saturday was the day set aside for the thrill-seekers among us. Amusement parks across the country held special events in honor of National Roller Coaster Day! Six Flags in Jackson, New Jersey was one of them.
  • Bridge-gate scandal costs NJ taxpayers millions

    Bridge-gate scandal costs NJ taxpayers millions

    Saturday, August 16 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-17 02:32:33 GMT
    New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. 
    New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. 
  • NJ teacher charged with sexual contact with girl

    NJ teacher charged with sexual contact with girl

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-08-16 19:21:07 GMT
    A former band teacher at a southern New Jersey high school has been charged with having sexual contact with a female student.
    A former band teacher at a southern New Jersey high school has been charged with having sexual contact with a female student.
  • Triplets born 12-weeks early

    Triplets born 12-weeks early

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:42:03 GMT
    25-year-old Brooke Selley gave birth to her baby girls in October, a full 12 weeks early.
    25-year-old Brooke Selley gave birth to her baby girls in October, a full 12 weeks early.
  • Fire at base of Pulaski Skyway

    Fire at base of Pulaski Skyway

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:36:41 GMT
    Firefighters on boats are battling a fire at the base of the Pulaski Skyway in Newark. It is not clear what sparked the flames that appear to be engulfing the wooden buffer on the base of a bridge support.
    Firefighters on boats battled a fire at the base of the Pulaski Skyway in Newark. It is not clear what sparked the flames that appear to be engulfing the wooden buffer on the base of a bridge support.
  • 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
    Photo courtesy of TAPinto.netPhoto courtesy of TAPinto.net
    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.
  • Christie vows to help casino workers find new jobs

    Christie vows to help casino workers find new jobs

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:42:27 GMT
    Ocean City is the latest stop for Gov. Chris Christie's "No Pain, No Gain" summer town hall meeting.
    Gov. Chris Christie is vowing to do everything he can to help laid-off Atlantic City casino workers find new jobs.
  • 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
    Photo courtesy of TAPinto.netPhoto courtesy of TAPinto.net
    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.
  • Flooding remains in parts of Long Island

    Flooding remains in parts of Long Island

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-08-14 10:02:54 GMT
    The cleanup has begun in some parts of Long Island while others continue to deal with flooding from heavy rain fall that began late Tuesday and intensified on Wednesday. Cars remain stranded after rain pounded the area. More than 13 inches of rain fell in Islip. The National Weather Service said the rain was the largest event on record for New York State in a 24-hour period.

    The cleanup has begun in some parts of Long Island while others continue to deal with flooding from heavy rain fall that began late Tuesday and intensified on Wednesday. Cars remain stranded after rain pounded the area. More than 13 inches of rain fell in Islip. The National Weather Service said the rain was the largest event on record for New York State in a 24-hour period.

  • Larger-than-life sculptures at park in NJ

    Larger-than-life sculptures at park in NJ

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-08-13 15:37:09 GMT
    Both a park and an art museum, the best time to visit the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey could be now. The 42-acre sculpture park on the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds is hosting an exhibit by Seward Johnson of the Johnson & Johnson family. Among his pieces on display is a 25-foot statue of Marilyn Monroe, a representation of her "larger than life" persona, Seward calls 'Forever Marilyn.' The exhibit will be presented through Sept. 21.
    Both a park and an art museum, the best time to visit the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey could be now. The 42-acre sculpture park on the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds is hosting an exhibit by Seward Johnson of the Johnson & Johnson family. Among his pieces on display is a 25-foot statue of Marilyn Monroe, a representation of her "larger than life" persona, Seward calls 'Forever Marilyn.' The exhibit will be presented through Sept. 21.
  • 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.
  • Iconic Jersey Shore relics to be auctioned

    Iconic Jersey Shore relics to be auctioned

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:40:33 GMT
    Decades worth of Jersey Shore memories are on the auction block, including the historic carousel at Seaside Heights which survived Superstorm Sandy. It's now up for sale and that's not sitting well with those who want to keep it on the boardwalk.
    Decades worth of Jersey Shore memories are on the auction block, including the historic carousel at Seaside Heights which survived Superstorm Sandy. It's now up for sale and that's not sitting well with those who want to keep it on the boardwalk.
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