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4-Year-Old Boy Dies After Never Waking Up From Nap At New Jersey Preschool

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a 4-year-old never woke up from a nap at a New Jersey preschool. Staff at the Cordero School in Jersey City found the boy unresponsive after he took an afternoon nap Thursday.


Essex County Asks Residents Not to Park on County Roads During Snow Event

From Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura:. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura are asking that residents do not park on county roads from Saturday, January 19 to Sunday, January 20. Keeping


BREAKING NEW JERSEY: Governor Murphy Orders State of Emergency for Saturday's Snowstorm

Governor Phil Murphy has issued a state of emergency for the entire New Jersey beginning at noon Saturday due to a snowstorm that expected to drop a significant amount of snow in the region.


Gov. Phil Murphy declares state of emergency for New Jersey starting at noon

NEW JERSEY (WPVI) -- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Friday afternoon that he is issuing a State of Emergency for the entire state effective 12 p.m. Saturday ahead of the impending weekend storm.


Union County Offers Help For Federal Workers During Shutdown

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County is lending a helping hand to the about 460 federal employees living in the county, according to the most recent information available from the Census Bureau.


Essex County Residents Among Four Arrested After Leading Officers on Chase, Dragging Clifton Officer with Car

Four people who left the local Applebee’s without paying led to a car chase, a trooper being dragged and a crash. According to authorities, last night at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers responded to Applebees, located at 375 Rt. 3 East, for a report of theft of services.


Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Reveals Plans for Watsessing Park All Access Playground and Community Center in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced plans to build an all access playground, new community center and on-site parking lot in Essex County Watsessing Park on today at Bloomfield Town Hall.


Newark Gears Up for This Weekend's Expected Snowstorm

NEWARK, NJ - City residents will have to obey the "no parking when roads are snow covered" ordinance for this weekend's expected storm. “As you know, we are preparing the City of Newark for the impending snowstorm, predicted to begin tomorrow afternoon with snow and continuing through Saturday night


Court Reduces Sentence in 2013 New Jersey Beating, Stabbing Murder

A North Plainfield man has had his murder sentence reduced after an appeals court ruled it was excessive because he wouldn't have been released until he was in his 90s. Gary Passarelli was 42 when he was convicted in 2015 of the beating and stabbing killing of John Niko, an acquaintance in Raritan T


Hudson prosecutor said she had no knowledge of rape case involving Murphy staffer. Now lawmakers want her e-mails.

Lawmakers investigating how Gov. Phil Murphy’s office handled rape allegations against a senior administration staffer are locked in a fight with Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez’s office over e-mails that may raise questions about Suarez’s claims she had no knowledge of the case, NJ Advance M


Officer dragged down NJ street by teens accused of Applebees dine and dash: Police

CLIFTON, N.J. —- (WPIX) -- A police officer was dragged down a Clifton street Wednesday night by teens who’d just left an Applebees without paying, officials said. The group of two men and two women alleged dine and dashers left an Applebees around 6:30 p.m., police said. An employee managed to stop


Essex County Activates 'Code Blue' For 2nd Time In A Month

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — There's a "Code Blue" in effect for the vulnerable and homeless residents of Essex County from Jan. 17 to 22, officials announced Thursday. It's the second time this month that the county has issued a Code Blue because of extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast.


Residents fondly recall Jones after her recent death

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral service for Essex County Freeholder and former at large Councilwoman Lebby Jones is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at Franklin Saint John’s United Methodist Church, 142 Maple Ave., Newark.


Free Tax Preparation Offered For East Orange Residents In 2019

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The City of East Orange, in partnership with United Way of Essex and West Hudson, East Orange General Hospital and the IRS' Volunteers in Tax Assistance program (VITA) will be offering free tax preparation to eligible East Orange residents for 2019.


UPDATE: Essex Prosecutor Releases Images of Suspects Arrested in East Orange-Newark Border Drug, Weapons Crackdown

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has released the images of more than two dozen suspects who they say were picked up then arrested during an East-Orange Newark border raid that occurred this month in the county.


34th annual MLK Legacy of a Dream event will still happen

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee will be hosting its 34th annual Legacy of a Dream Commemorative Tribute to the Life and Work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Irvington High School Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 19.


MLK Day 2019: Stories Of Racial Progress In Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Sometimes it seems like stories about racial strife dominate the news in the Garden State. But according to a recent report, New Jersey is among the states that are making the most racial progress in the nation.


Jersey City and Newark events planned to honor MLK

Since 1971, the U.S. has annually honored the life of minister and activist Martin Luther King Jr. and his pursuit for equal rights on the third Monday of January. Here are some of the places in Hudson County where King’s memory will be honored.


Hundreds Of Strangers Show Up At Funeral To Honor New Jersey Veteran Who Died Without Any Family

WRIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (CBS) — Flying flags and wearing everything from biker jackets to dress suits, a large, diverse crowd assembled Friday to say farewell to a man they never knew. Last month, 77-year-old Peter Turnpu died alone in his Waterford home.


Jersey City felon walks out of his own sentencing

A 31-year-old Jersey City felon with 13 convictions and tattooed tears under his left eye tried walking out of his own sentencing Friday afternoon, saying “I don’t want to be here.”