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Cynthia Nixon officially announces she will challenge Gov. Cuomo in Democratic primary 

ALBANY - Actress Cynthia Nixon on Monday made it official - she is challenging Gov. Cuomo in this year's Democratic primary. "I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor," Nixon said on Twitter. The message was accompanied by a more than two minute video. Actress Cynthia N

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 18:18:20

Essex County 911: Fatal Shooting|Underwear Assault|Rapper Arrest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Find out why those sirens were wailing. Check out these recent police, fire and EMS stories in Essex County (click headline to read). Bloomfield Fatal Shooting Is 2nd In As Many Months Joggers Find Woman's Body In Newark Lake (Do You Know Her?) Man In Underwear Assaults Livingston

PATCH - 2018-03-19 12:00:00

Get Free Italian Ice, Ice Cream Cones Tuesday In Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - There's one way to make the prospect of a first-day-of-spring snowstorm a little less painful: Free dessert. To celebrate the first day of spring, Rita's will be giving away free Italian ice from noon to 9 p.m. at all of its locations. If Italian ice isn't your thing, how about

PATCH - 2018-03-19 21:05:08

Correction Officer Beaten and Burned by Inmate at Rikers: Union

A correction officer at Rikers Island was badly burned and beaten by an inmate, a union that represents such officers said as it demanded city officials do more to protect them. The inmate threw scalding water on the officer and punched him repeatedly at an enhanced supervision housing unit at the O

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-03-19 01:45:19

'2-Wave' Storm Could Now Mean 6 Inches Of Snow For Philly Area

Will winter go out with a bang? Forecasters are predicting a "two-wave" storm this week, which could leave six inches of snow behind. Will winter go out with a bang? Forecasters are predicting a "two-wave" storm this week, which could leave six inches of snow behind across the Philadelphia region. T

PATCH - 2018-03-19 14:12:54

Troubled pasts, a 'scary' number of guns and 3 men dead in 19 hours

The first shots rang out Monday afternoon. In less than 19 hours, three people in Newark were dead. The first victim was fatally shot just after lunchtime in the Lower Clinton Hill neighborhood. The next fell to an assault weapon on Martin Luther King Boulevard shortly before sunset. The third died

NJ.COM - 2018-03-18 12:30:00

Phil Murphy Unveils Plans for Tech Hub Project in New Brunswick

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled plans on Monday for a redevelopment project in downtown New Brunswick dubbed "the Hub," a technology and innovation center. The Democratic governor outlined his vision for the site during a press event at Rutgers University with local elected officials, universit

OBSERVER - 2018-03-19 21:09:57

Mugshots: 15 busted in takedown of alleged New Jersey cocaine distribution rings

Authorities in New Jersey announced Monday that 15 alleged leaders and members of three separate cocaine distribution rings were busted in what investigators dubbed "Operation Snow Bank." Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the 15 individuals were involved trafficking networks that operated in the C

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-03-19 16:45:27

UPDATE: Juveniles Arrested After Armed Robbery Spree in Maplewood, South Orange, Newark, Irvington

A robbery spree conducted by two juveniles who were armed with a gun that included towns in Essex County came to an end Friday afternoon in Irvington Township with officers placing the suspects under arrest. According to a preliminary statement released by Maplewood Police, their officers notified s


41-year-old man arrested on child porn charges after investigation

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A Perth Amboy man was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography following an investigation that began when he had contact with an undercover Bergen County Prosecutor's Office detective on the Internet, authorities said on Saturday. Jimmy Rivera


Man shot, car stolen in Trenton home invasion robbery

TRENTON >> A man was shot and a car was stolen during a home invasion robbery Saturday morning in North Trenton. Two gunmen wearing black ski masks broke into a residence on the 100 block of Old Rose Street about 6 a.m. demanding money, police said. The perpetrators fired off at least one shot, stri


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


Lance Is Bridgewater's Pet Of The Week

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Meet Lance! He has been chosen as Bridgewater Patch's Pet Of The Week. "Lance is our little Prince. He is a rescue and gives so much love and companionship. He is Loyal Lance and I am so blessed to have him by my side. He rescued me." Do you think your pet should be Bridgewater's P

PATCH - 2018-03-18 15:00:00

Bridgewater Resident Named Interim Secretary/Director for County Park Commission

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident Geoffrey D. Soriano has been appointed interim Somerset County Park Secretary/Director by the Somerset County Park Commissioners. Soriano's appointment is effective April 2, and he will replace Raymond Brown, who announced his retirement, effective May 1. The a

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-18 13:00:00

Overturned dump truck spills load of rocks on I-295, forces closure

A portion of Route 295 South in Mercer County was closed Friday after a dump truck overturned, spewing rocks and gravel across the highway, according to New Jersey State Police. The accident occurred near milepost 69 in Lawrence Township, not far from the Princeton exit. State Police posted photos o


New Jersey woman dies from snowboarding accident

A 20-year-old woman from Piscataway, New Jersey, died as a result of a snowboarding accident on Wednesday at the Blue Mountain Ski Area, 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Lower Towamensing Township, Palmerton. Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim reported Euna Shin was pronounced dead at 5:36 p.m. Thursday a


Dad in murder-suicide tried to get back with mother of slain baby

Terrance Briggs (left) went on a murderous rampage before killing himself Wednesday morning.Facebook; Gabriella Bass The killer Brooklyn dad was drinking Hennessy and tried to get back with the mother of his slain daughter before going on a murderous rampage and committing suicide, sources told The


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Gunman caught in shooting that left 1 dead, 3 wounded, cops say

A 27-year-old South Jersey man has been charged with murder and attempted murder nearly six months after a shooting at an Atlantic County condominium complex which left one dead and three hurt. Matthew Gonzalez (Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office) Matthew Gonzalez, of the Mays Landing section of Ha


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