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Clifton 'Gates of Hell' explorer winds up in hospital, cops say

CLIFTON - Police said a man exploring near an old tunnel system dubbed the "Gates of Hell" early Friday fell 20 feet and wound up not in Hades, but a hospital. Police responded to a report of an injured party around 12:10 a.m. in the rear of 895 Paulison Avenue, an area that's been featured in Weir

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-22 18:53:27

Man injured while exploring underground tunnels in Clifton

A man was rescued after becoming injured while exploring a series of underground tunnels in Clifton, New Jersey. The victim was pulled from the tunnel, off Paulison Avenue, just before 1 a.m. Friday. The 21-year-old from Port Reading, NJ was exploring the series of tunnels and sewers known locally a

ABC7NY.COM - 2017-09-22 09:20:50

Yelling erupts outside courtroom during murder trial

Yelling erupted in a courthouse hallway after a witness who contradicted her statement to police took the stand again yesterday at the trial of a Jersey City man charged with strangling the mother of his child in 2014. The blowup happened after testimony from Lenisha Murray at the trial of Nathan Wi

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:31

Elizabeth Man Indicted for Fatal Hit-and-Run

ELIZABETH, NJ--Union County Prosecutor Thomas Isenhour.announced today that a grand jury has returned a two-count indictment against an Elizabeth man charged with killing a pedestrian in Linden and fleeing the scene earlier this year. Eduardo Perez, 33, is charged with second-degree leaving the scen

TAPINTO.NET - 2017-09-22 17:06:00

Man Indicted in Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Rutgers Grad

A driver accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Rutgers University graduate one day before he was due to receive his diploma has been indicted on vehicular homicide charges. Eduardo Perez, 33, of Elizabeth, is also charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident in the indictment handed up

NBC NEW YORK - 2017-09-23 15:18:50

Driver indicted in fatal hit-and-run of recent Rutgers grad

ELIZABETH -- A grand jury has indicted an Elizabeth man accused of fatally striking a recent Rutgers University graduate with his car in Linden and fleeing the scene. Eduardo Perez, 33, was indicted on one count of vehicular homicide and one count of leaving the scene of a fatal accident in the cra

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 18:23:29

Great Swamp gala to honor Christie Whitman

Former New Jersey Governor and EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman will be honored at Great Swamp Watershed Association gala on Oct. 12. Proceeds from the 36th annual event, which will take place at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, will go to support the environmental stewardship, educat

DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-23 10:00:08

In Case You Missed It: 10 big stories from this week

This week was a big one for sports, shopping and social issues. Debate swirled around controversial safety net expansions at baseball stadiums once more after a foul ball struck a young girl at Yankees game, Wegmans gave a sneak peak of their new Montvale store before their Sunday grand opening and

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-22 19:45:05

Man who jumped off Bruckner Expressway in handcuffs was busted with oxy during traffic stop

A man critically injured when he jumped off the Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx after being arrested by State Police during a traffic stop had been caught with oxycodone, officials said Friday. With his hands cuffed, Kevin Nivar, 24, leapt over the concrete barrier on the elevated roadway and fel

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-22 19:01:04

Authorities investigate fatal pedestrian crash in Newark

NEWARK - A man was struck and killed by a car Friday night along West Market and Hudson streets, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said. The man has not been identified pending notification of his family members, said Thomas Fennelly, Essex County's chief assistant prosecutor. He said the driver

NJ.COM - 2017-09-23 14:20:00

Halpin-Bitecola Brookdale Funeral Home Earns National Recognition

Bloomfield, NJ- Halpin-Bitecola Brookdale Funeral Home has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2017 Pursuit of Excellence Award. What makes this award so prestigious is the fact that only 165 such facilities from around the world received this recognition, plac

TAPINTO.NET - 2017-09-23 14:44:00

Seven arrested for filtering funds from Bergen County

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office has dropped the charges in eight active criminal cases after the suspension of seven Hackensack police officers who allegedly conducted an illegal search last December, court documents show. Wochit HACKENSACK - Police have arrested seven people this month, incl

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-23 00:05:59

Nutley school to celebrate centennial

Spring Garden Elementary School in Nutley will celebrate its centennial from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Located at 59 S. Spring Garden Ave., the elementary school opened with eight rooms in 1917, according to the Nutley Historical Society, The society will be joining the celebration, sharing sto

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-23 01:42:25

Editorial: Torres is guilty, Paterson dej vu

Mayor Joey Torres is accused of using city DPW workers on taxpayer-funded overtime to do work a business owned by his daughter and nephew. Gary Miller/NorthJersey.com Joey Torres pleaded guilty to corruption charges. On Friday, Paterson's mayor joined the line of other Passaic County mayors who hav

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-22 23:13:30

Bloomfield Police Detective Lieutenant Ricci Earns Prestigious State Award

Trenton, NJ- Detective Lieutenant George Ricci, a 19 year veteran of the Bloomfield Police Department, received the Essex County Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year award this past Wednesday at a ceremony held in Trenton, NJ. The award was issued by the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug

TAPINTO.NET - 2017-09-22 19:20:00

Letter: Ridgewood needs a village sponsored Sept. 11 service

I was struck Sept. 11 by the fact that the Ridgewood does not have a village-wide sponsored memorial service. I realize that there is an ongoing display in the library and that Mt. Carmel Catholic Church held a mass. Mt. Carmel represents an important part of the community, but it is not a Village g

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-22 21:19:21

Police Catch Ridgewood Woman Exercising With Sword: Report

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - A village police officer spoke with a woman who was exercising with a sword in public Friday morning, according to a report. A Glen Rock Police officer who spoke Mandarin helped Ridgewood police talk to the woman, who is from China and staying with relatives in Ridgewood, Capt. Willi

PATCH - 2017-09-22 21:02:21

Drone hits Army Black Hawk

An aerial drone struck a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter in the sky over New York City Thursday night. The incident happened 500 feet above the Midland Beach section of Staten Island at about 7:30 p.m., Lt. Col. Joe Buccino of the 82nd Airborne told An aerial drone struck a U.S. Army Black Hawk heli

MY9NJ.COM - 2017-09-23 05:55:00

Powerball jackpot winner charged with child sex assault tops Week in Crime

A New Jersey man who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot four years ago has been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a child. A Newark police officer was arrested for the third time in two years -- this time on an aggravated assault charge stemming from an alleged domestic incident. The two

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 17:30:42

Volunteers to host two-day cleanup at Tyson House in Rochelle Park

Volunteers will be heading to Rochelle Park this weekend for a two-day cleanup of the historic, township-owned Captain William Tyson House, a property that has stirred controversy in the community since its purchase in 2015. The efforts will be run by volunteers, who will take part in gardening or r

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-22 22:04:44