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Parents of man killed during Paterson auxiliary police pursuit get $1.2M settlement

PATERSON - The City Council on Tuesday approved a $1.2 million settlement in a lawsuit involving the death of a man killed in a motorcycle crash while he was being improperly pursued by auxiliary police officers. The April 2012 death of Randolph Waddy IV sparked community protests when authorities w

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 21:37:51

Police in Paterson use 'knock-and-talk' approach to arrest suspect with $27k in drugs

PATERSON - Authorities say a suspected drug dealer invited detectives who came knocking at his door on Tuesday to come inside his home to look around - a search that allegedly resulted in the seizure of more than $27,000 in cocaine, marijuana and pills. Law enforcement officials call the strategy a

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 21:58:05

4 Kilos Of Drugs Found During Paramus Traffic Stop: Prosecutor

PARAMUS, NJ - Authorities found 3 kilograms of heroin and 1 kilogram of cocaine hidden in a vehicle during a traffic stop in the borough Monday, acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced. Candido Tomasini, 35, and Maribel Roman, 40, were arrested after they were stopped and authorities f

PATCH - 2018-03-21 15:51:57

Cops check on man sleeping in his car in Ridgewood and find bags of marijuana and edibles

A Queens man quickly realized he wasn't just dreaming when cops arrested him in Ridgewood while sleeping in his car. According to authorities, officers from the 104th Precinct conditions team checked on a sleeping motorist on March 16 at 11:47 p.m. in the vicinity of Wyckoff Avenue and Centre Street

QNS.COM - 2018-03-21 17:00:25

Newark Gets $103K Rebate From PVSC (Here's Why)

NEWARK, NJ - Newark 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 Newark got its $103,741 payday:"All constructi

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

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

Toys R Us Liquidation Sales Begin Thursday, Reports Say

WAYNE, NJ - Liquidation sales are slated to kick off at most of Toys R Us' U.S. stores Thursday, according to reports. Those sales are in addition to those that already began following its filing for bankruptcy protection last year. The sales are slated to be completed by the end of June. The schedu

PATCH - 2018-03-21 21:14:18

Maplewood Man Fraudulently Financed, Sold Luxury Car: Prosecutor

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Federal prosecutors have charged five people - including residents of Maplewood and West Orange - in connection with a series of schemes to use "phony money orders," cashier's checks and other fake documents in an attempt to discharge mortgages, student loans and other financial obli

PATCH - 2018-03-21 19:07:43

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


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


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


Montclair Declares State of Emergency For Tomorrow's Storm

Due to forecasts for heavy snowfall tomorrow, the Montclair Office of Emergency Management has declared a state of emergency, effective 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 21. The declaration was made to support snow removal and see to any emergencies caused by snow and high winds. Non-essential travel and o

BARISTANET.COM - 2018-03-20 20:39:44

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


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


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

Glen Rock Kilroy's Employee Accused of Stealing Close to $18K from Register

GLEN ROCK, NJ - A 26-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly stealing approximately $18,000 from the store cash register, according to police. Erin G. Marciniak, 26, a cashier at the store, was arrested for suspicion of theft of cash at Kilroy's Wonder Market on March 14, Chief Dean Ackermann said

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-20 13:29:00

NJ's next nor'easter: What time should you leave work?

With up to 15 inches of snow possible with the next nor'easter blowing into New Jersey, many people are probably wondering when they should leave work to head home. CLOSE Commuters get into vehicles for the free ride across the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee Tuesday morning March 13, 2018. Ta


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


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


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