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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

Paterson, NJ mayor pleads guilty to corruption charges

PATERSON, N.J. - A New Jersey mayor has pleaded guilty to corruption charges, which means he will be forced to step down from his job. Jose "Joey" Torres The Bergen Record says Jose "Joey" Torres made the decision Friday, after months of saying he was innocent. Torres and three city public works off

PIX11.COM - 2017-09-23 00:55:42

Full text of statement by Paterson Mayor Joey Torres

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 I would like to take this opportunity to express my most sincere apologies to the citizens of the great City of Paterson, for the gr

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-22 23:26:00

Embattled Paterson Mayor, City Workers in Plea Talks With Prosecutors

The embattled mayor of one of New Jersey's largest cities is nearing a plea deal in a corruption case sparked by an I-Team investigation in 2016. Defense lawyers for Jose "Joey" Torres, the mayor of New Jersey's third largest city, and the three city workers embroiled in the scandal said Friday aft

NBC NEW YORK - 2017-09-22 18:37:41

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

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

The number of 'Dreamers' in N.J. declines

Cristhela Gonzalez, 20, of Paterson came to the U.S. when she was one. She talks about preparing for a career in nursing while at the protest in New York City on Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017. Kevin R. Wexler/NorthJersey.com The 21 percent drop in New Jersey participants in the federal DACA program reflects

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-22 23:47:39

iPhone X Face ID: Is It Truly Safer? Experts Weigh In

The arrival of the iPhone X also brings a new form of authentication that Apple is hyping as its most secure yet. Those who make the leap to the iPhone X will be able to unlock their device using the facial recognition feature Face ID. Apple has positioned the new biometric check as a vast improveme


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

Paterson teen back at high school after summer programs at 3 colleges

PATERSON - September marked the return to the classroom for most students at Paterson's John F. Kennedy High School. But 17-year-old Randy Sanchez is not like most students. While his peers were on summer break, Sanchez was enrolled in special programs at three different colleges - Rutgers Universit

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-22 16:46:18

Paterson mayor, 3 others plead guilty in overtime scandal

PATERSON - Mayor Jose"Joey" Torres and three department of public works supervisors accepted plea deals Friday on charges they acted as the mayor's personal handymen while bilking the city for overtime. Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres of Paterson Friday accepted a plea deal that will require him to leave

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 22:37:18

En garde! Ridgewood cop stops woman exercising with sword

A Ridgewood police officer questioned a woman in the area of the Bellair Road tennis courts Friday morning after he spotted her using a sword as part of an exercise routine. "With the aid of a Mandarin speaking patrol officer from Glen Rock we determined that the woman was visiting from China and wa

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-22 20:50:06

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

What's Yankees' magic number to clinch playoff spot? (9/23/17)

TORONTO -- The Yankees are a win away from punching their ticket to postseason baseball. Beat the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre and the Yankees will clinch at least one of two American League Wild Cards. WATCH: Judge hits 469-foot bomb for No. 46 The Yankees' magic number

NJ.COM - 2017-09-23 10:45:00

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

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

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

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