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Two Teenagers Arrested for Armed Robbery in Maplewood on Friday, Police Report

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A woman was the victim of an armed robbery in Maplewood on Friday afternoon, according to a statement from Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul. The suspects, who were arrested on Friday, are believed to have also committed similar incidents the same day in South Orange and Irvington, s

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-17 20:09:00

Ex-Jersey City cop sentenced to 18 months in prison for off-duty jobs scheme

A former Jersey City police officer was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in prison for his role in an off-duty jobs scheme that included paying bribes to get off-duty work he did not perform, federal authorities announced. Michael O'Leary, 35, of Jersey City, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. Di

NJ.COM - 2018-03-17 07:00:00

4 teens, including escapee, arrested with stolen car: police

Four teens, including one who had escaped from a Newark detention facility, were arrested Wednesday when police found them in a stolen car on Audubon Avenue, authorities said. Sheldon Mays, 18, of Jersey City, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old were all charged with receiving stolen property, Jersey

NJ.COM - 2018-03-16 15:58:23

Prosecutor investigating after cop fires gun while nabbing suspect

Authorities are investigating a police-involved shooting in Irvington. No injuries were reported in the Friday afternoon incident, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. Irvington officers responded to Lincoln Place shortly before 4 p.m. for a report of a suspect with a gun. As officers

NJ.COM - 2018-03-17 21:40:56

Paterson council criticizes downtown business group, rejects its budget

PATERSON - For the first time in 20 years, the City Council has rejected the annual budget for the Downtown Paterson Special Improvement District, a group that holds events such as the July 4th fireworks and special shopping days. The budget was narrowly defeated Tuesday, with the council voting 5-4

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-17 11:17:03

Two men sentenced to 10 years for Jersey City homicide

JERSEY CITY -- Two men who are already incarcerated were each sentenced to 10 years in prison today for killing a 20-year-old Jersey City man who was gunned down in the street in 2015. Maurice Newton, 31, and Michael Reaves, 28, both of Jersey City, were initially charged with murdering Rondell Fair

NJ.COM - 2018-03-16 17:15:25

Paterson police: Shooting probe leads to drug stash

PATERSON - Detectives looking for a shooting victim Thursday night ended up finding more than $25,000 worth of marijuana and ecstasy inside an apartment in the city's 4th Ward, police said. The detectives were heading toward a home on Fulton Street in search of a victim who was shot in nearby Montgo

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-16 17:14:58

Paterson DPW director Manuel Ojeda returned to work after assault conviction

PATERSON - After being convicted of assault, the director of Paterson's public works department returned to work last year without facing further disciplinary action from city government, according to municipal officials. The director, Manuel Ojeda, was arrested on an indictable offense of aggravate

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-16 16:11:07

Toys R Us blames Amazon, Target, Walmart for death blow

Amazon, Walmart and Target dealt the death blow to Toys R Us by deeply discounting products when the ailing chain was at its weakest point, the liquidating retailer said Thursday in court filings. Toys R Us declared early Thursday that it would close all of its remaining U.S. stores, barring a last-


Man fatally shot himself in stolen car, may have held woman against her will: officials

NORTH BERGEN - A Jersey City man driving in a stolen car shot himself in the head when police pulled him over on Tuesday night, authorities said. Investigators believe 24-year-old Joshua Nunez, who also went by the name Frank Hernandez, may have been holding a female passenger against her will insi


Students in Newark walk out to protest gun violence

Newark, N.J. - Students across New Jersey took part in Wednesday's nationwide walkout to demand action against gun violence, though some school districts did threaten to suspend kids for participating. In Newark, district officials not only supported the students' demonstration but participated in w


Former Jersey City police dispatcher guilty of strangling wife

JERSEY CITY -- Family members of the Monica Montone gasped with relief when her husband, a former Jersey City police dispatcher, was convicted today of strangling his wife inside their County Village home in 2014. "I lost my breath for a second when he said guilty," said Jose Garcia, the brother of


Paterson passes 90 days without a killing

Toys "R" Us to close or sell all its U.S. stores, Englewood Mayor Frank Huttle won't see a 4th term and Paterson sells land to balance its budget - all in "7 things to know in New Jersey on Thursday." John C. Ensslin PATERSON - The city has gone more than 90 days without a homicide, which is the lo


9 indicted as state busts up major North Jersey cocaine ring

Nine members of a major cocaine ring operating out of Paterson have been indicted following an eight-month investigation that turned up cocaine, opiates, guns and cash, authorities said Tuesday. Eight suspects have been identified and investigators continue to look for a ninth who cut and packaged c


Bloomfield High students join thousands of others across the country for the National School Walk Out

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield High School students joined thousands of other students across the state and around the country by walking out of classes as a part of the National School Walk Out. The student walk out at Bloomfield High School began at 9:45 a.m. Broad Street was blocked with numerous p