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In Paterson, a cautious embrace of a lull in gun deaths

As Paterson closes in on 100 days without a fatal shooting, Stephen Cotton, a lifelong city resident, reflects on what this lowering of violence means, and what it does not. Marko Georgiev/NorthJersey.com For Stephen Cotton, the break in violence is welcome, but he isn't letting his guard down. Ste

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 09:00:01

Paterson man accuses city police of brutality in federal lawsuit

PATERSON - A city resident has filed a federal lawsuit accusing members of the Paterson Police Department of beating him outside the municipal public safety headquarters two years ago after a dispute over a complaint. The resident, Mohamed Khalil, who works as an assistant at the Paterson Museum, sa

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-20 09:39:05

Montclair Gets $11K Rebate From PVSC (Here's Why)

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair was among several New Jersey towns that received thousands of dollars in rebates from the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission's Municipal Rebate Incentive Program. According to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC), here's why Montclair got its $11,381 payday:"All co

PATCH - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

Paterson teens get a new youth center

PATERSON - A city-based nonprofit organization opened a $1.9 million youth center this week in a building near John F. Kennedy High School, with programs focused on education rather than recreation. A computer lab, music production studio and study hall are part of the New Jersey Community Developme

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-20 09:01:03

Cash, heroin and gun seized at Paterson home of convicted felon, according to police

PATERSON - City narcotics detectives seized $26,306 in cash, 870 heroin packets and three handguns last week from a city man previously convicted on weapons charges, police said. The suspect, Michael Ortega, 35, was charged with 13 drug crimes and 10 weapons offenses, including violation of a law th

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-19 21:00:13

Toys R Us Closing Sales In NJ: Find Out Where, What's Next

WAYNE, NJ - Here are some of the most pressing questions regarding Toys R Us stores following the company announcing last week it would close all of its U.S. and U.K. stores.When Will Toys R Us Closing Sales Begin? Here are the status of possible closing sales at the following locations: Individual

PATCH - 2018-03-19 14:48:44

Paramus School District To Get Big State Aid Boost This Year

PARAMUS, NJ - The school district is set to receive a big boost in state aid. The district is scheduled to get more than $2.5 million in state aid, a 15 percent increase from last year. Governor Phil Murphy's administration this week released the proposed state aid numbers for every school district

PATCH - 2018-03-20 14:59:58

What 3 people battling heroin addiction say about drugs, cops, and dying

It's one thing to know the opioid epidemic exists. And to know how bad it is. To hear statistics, like the number of heroin-related overdose deaths nationwide has more than quadrupled since 2010, and to recognize that that's a problem. But it's different to see it up close, on the face of someone wh

NJ.COM - 2018-03-20 11:08:12

Package Explodes At FedEx Facility Near San Antonio, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSNewYork/AP) - Authorities say a package exploded at a FedEx distribution center in Schertz, Texas, hurting one person. The package exploded shortly after midnight on Tuesday. A FedEx employee apparently suffered a non-life-threatening "percussion-type" injury from the blast. "We ca

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-03-20 10:55:25

Woman charged with slapping cop, threatening to kill him: complaint

JERSEY CITY -- An apparently intoxicated Union City woman has been charged with smacking a police officer in the face and threatening to kill him as he accompanied her to the hospital last week. Yolanda C. Perez, 52, of 37th Street, struck the officer with an open hand, causing a cut on his nose ins

NJ.COM - 2018-03-19 19:30:50

Authorities in New Jersey Seek Help Identifying Body Found in Lake

Authorities are seeking help from the public in identifying a woman whose body was found floating in a New Jersey lake. Two joggers noticed the body in Newark's Weequahic Park on March 3. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says the woman is between five feet and five feet, five inches tall and wei

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-03-19 19:24:14

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. "Something has t

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 00:25:09

Snow predictions increase as storm approaches

Snow predictions for a winter storm bearing down on the region have waffled from no snow to a foot over the last several days. While variation among forecasts still exists, the National Weather Service is predicting another major nor'easter with 8 to 12 inches of heavy, wet snow for most of Sussex a

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2018-03-20 17:24:00

NYPD: Woman killed after car cuts her off in the Bronx

Police are still searching for the driver they say cut off another car in the Bronx - killing a beloved cheerleading coach at Cardinal Spellman High School. Her teenage daughter was also hurt in the crash. NY1's Lori Chung has more. "She kept this family together and now we don't have anything," sai


Victim in fatal St. Patrick's Day crash was beloved cheerleading coach

Heartbreaking social media posts show a Bronx mom and cheerleading coach celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Manhattan with family and friends Saturday, mere hours before a car crash would claim her life and nearly kill her daughter. The photos, captured at the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Midtow


Paterson man wanted on warrant caught with 288 bags of heroin

A city man wanted for allegedly dealing drugs while out on parole was arrested on Friday afternoon with an assortment of drugs, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik. Jermaine Tinsley, 29-year-old, was allegedly hiding out at the second-floor of 220 17th Avenue, when authorities were t


Water main break in Belleville closes streets, forces school to cancel

BELLEVILLE, N.J. - A water main break in Belleville, New Jersey closed two streets on Monday. Crews are working to repair the water main break in Belleville (AIR11). South Franklin and Belleville Avenues are closed, causing Bus Route No. 92 to detour. Belleville School #10 is closed due to the water


Gunfire erupted on a busy N.J. highway, leaving a man in critical condition

A shooting erupted along a busy stretch of an Elizabeth highway early Saturday morning leaving one man in critical condition, authorities said. The 28-year-old, from Elizabeth, has not been identified. Gunfire began after 5 a.m. Saturday along U.S. routes 1 & 9, acting Union County Prosecutor Micha


Abandoned baby found on Manhattan subway platform, father arrested: police

UPPER EAST SIDE - An abandoned baby was found on an Upper East Side subway platform early Sunday. Around 4:30 a.m., police received a call about a female infant in a stroller inside the 86th Street 4,5, and 6 subway station in Manhattan. The baby's father, Joshua Perez, 26, was arrested and charged


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