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South Hackensack set to overhaul Veterans Park

SOUTH HACKENSACK- The first phase of a $1.4 million rehabilitation project for a popular town park is now approved and will add a splash pad, pave new sidewalks and remove a deteriorating baseball diamond. "It fits in with everything," said Deputy Mayor Bill Regan. One of the major changes to the

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-20 11:37:00

Tickets go on sale for new performing arts center in Hackensack

More on the Toy "R" Us bankruptcy, Alexander Hamilton stays put during Great Falls renovation and a John Cleese interview - all in ""7 things to know in New Jersey on Wednesday." John C. Ensslin The $3 million, 240-seat venue was built out of the shell of an old Masonic Lodge on State Street. Ticke

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-20 00:43:45

Hackensack stock broker charged with cocaine possession

A fatal house fire,; Lions-Giant post-game analysis and a five-course dessert - all in "8 things to know in New Jersey on Tuesday." John C. Ensslin A stock broker living in Hackensack was arrested Monday by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office after he was allegedly found to be selling various typ

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-19 17:47:31

Paterson police seize almost 8,000 bags of heroin during drug raid

Paterson police arrested three men and seized almost 8,000 bags of heroin following an investigation into the sale of drugs in the area of Park Avenue and East 18th Street and several surrounding areas. The narcotics division arrested Rafael E. Collazo, 43, of Paterson; Edward Infante, 38, of Brookl

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-20 15:42:01

Paterson man receives tickets after car lands off Route 80 in Totowa

A 24-year-old Paterson man received several summons by Totowa and state police Wednesday after he was found the night before wondering the streets when his car plowed over a guardrail, authorities said. Totowa Police Chief Robert Coyle said authorities received a 911 call of a disturbance on Rivervi

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-20 21:55:05

Newark man arrested for armed robbery, 2 others sought

NEWARK-- A 21-year-old city man was arrested Wednesday for his alleged part in an armed robbery Sept. 11, police said. Assamad F. Banks (Newark police) Assamad F. Banks was one of three men who allegedly robbed the woman at gunpoint shortly before midnight Sept. 11 in the 900 block of Frelinghuysen

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 00:59:17

Driver in fatal Queens bus crash involved in prior accident, failed to stop at red light

The speeding driver who ran a red light and caused a deadly bus crash in Queens had been down this road before. Fifteen months before Raymond Mong, 49, plowed a tour bus into an MTA bus, killing himself and two others, Mong steered a car past a red light in Queens and plowed into a van. Mong, who

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:55:18

Bronx-born rap star Cardi B accuses NYPD cop of putting her in banned chokehold

The hip hop star Cardi B claimed in a social media post that cops put her in a banned chokehold, but never filed an official complaint about it. Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, 24, said on Twitter Tuesday, "I can't believe this cop put me on a choke hole just now s--- is crazy these

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 16:17:05

Yonkers gang member sentenced for teen's murder

The man responsible for the murder of 16-year-old Ka'Shawn Phillips in Yonkers more than 12 years ago was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. Juan Martinez, aka "KJ," a member of the Yonkers faction of the violent Trinitarios Gang, was involved with a fistfight with Phillips at a pickup basket

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-20 22:30:03

Police: Men Steal More Than $50K Worth Of Whiskey From N.J. Liquor Store

(Credit: River Edge Police Department) On Friday, September 15 between 6:25 and 7 p.m., six men stole three bottles of high-end whiskey from Total Wine & More on Main Street in River Edge, police said. (Credit: River Edge Police Department) Police said a 50-year-old sterling silver bottle of Highlan

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-20 21:45:00

Thieves make off with tens of thousands in high-end liquor

RIVER EDGE -- Police are looking for six thieves who broke into a locked case at Total Wine & More liquors Friday and stole pricey Scotch, including a Macallan worth more than $50,000, WABC 7 reported. The thieves used shopping carts to block an aisle as they pulled bottles from the case. Anyone wit

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 00:48:53

Theft of rare Scotch rocks North Jersey liquor superstore (PHOTOS)

RIVER EDGE -- Police are looking for six people who pulled off a high-end Scotch heist at local liquor store in broad daylight. An employee at Total Wine & More in River Edge reported the theft to police Saturday, a day after three bottles of liquor, totaling nearly $52,000 in value, went missing fr

NJ.COM - 2017-09-20 18:43:10

Fort Lee man, accused of firing on police, was shocked with a stun gun after being shot

Bergen County Prosecutor, Gurbir S. Grewal gives a brief update on Monday, September 4, 2017, regarding yesterday's police involved shooting in Ft. Lee. Kevin R. Wexler/NorthJersey.com Police used a stun gun to twice shock a Fort Lee resident - after he had been shot multiple times by officers who

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-20 23:39:09

Booze bandits swipe high-end Scotch worth thousands

Police in New Jersey are searching for the bandits who made off with some high-end Scotch worth tens of thousands of dollars. Authorities said six thieves broke into a locked case of liquor at Total Wine & More just off Route 4 in River Edge last Friday evening. The suspects used shopping carts to b

ABC7NY.COM - 2017-09-20 17:21:19

Fall Arts Preview: The best of art, theater, dance and literature in North Jersey

While Manhattan has the MoMA, the Met and the Great White Way, you don't have to leave the Garden State to experience world-class art and performances. As the weather starts to chill, head to the area's museums, playhouses, and galleries to see this season's best cultural events. There's something f

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 11:26:06

Celery is the new it vegetable

Ryan Vargo, the chef of Punto Rosso Ristorante in Montclair, says he keeps up with food trends through culinary journals, magazines and television shows, and never imagined that celery would ever be fashionable. "Celery? It's what is used to make soups and stocks," he says, echoing what most everyon

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 10:03:01

Teaneck's Ray Chew makes the music happen on ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars'

Ray Chew plays many instruments, including piano, drums, mallet and xylophone. And he wears numerous hats, among them composer, musician, bandleader, arranger, conductor and producer, not to mention businessman and guiding hand to the next generation of musicians. He played with the Saturday Night L

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 13:00:02

Polish president visits N.J. town after giving speech at UN

WALLINGTON -- A horde of people clamored to catch a glimpse of Polish President Andrzej Duda, who came to New Jersey Wednesday evening, while in the country for the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. As Duda pulled into town, young children were held up by their parents to get a be

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 12:13:14

Critics call college rankings 'a joke' - here's why every list has a different No.1

Abby Jackson, provided by Published 4:56 pm, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 College rankings are ubiquitous as the school year starts. U.S. News & World Report, Niche, and Times Higher Education all released rankings in September. The proliferation of these rankings have led some to revolt against

STAMFORD ADVOCATE - 2017-09-20 23:02:43

Police chase through four towns ends with arrest

More on a Fort Lee shooting, a ride on a B-17 and Happy Hobbit Day - all in "5 things to know in New Jersey on Thursday." John C. Ensslin The Passaic County Sheriff's Office chased a car through four towns and into Morris County early Thursday morning after a suspect fled from a motor vehicle stop,

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 14:36:29