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Yelling erupts following testimony in the murder trial of Jersey City man

JERSEY CITY -- Yelling erupted in a courthouse hallway after a witness who contradicted her statement to police took the stand again today 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 o

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 22:35:52

Jersey City church celebrates 150 years of service

St. Michael Parish at 252 Ninth St. in Jersey City is celebrating its 150th anniversary this weekend. The church has been open since 1867 and had years of history behind the walls that make up the church. The church was designed and built by Irish immigrants, which was most of the church's demograph

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 21:37:41

WATCH: Explosions rock Jersey City construction site

JERSEY CITY - A series of mini-explosions has caused the evacuations of several residential buildings and a nearby construction project on Academy Street. The site at 191 Academy St. was shut down earlier in the day because the company performing work failed to protect neighboring property from jac

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 19:58:24

Seventh Jersey City cop pleads guilty in off-duty work scheme

NEWARK - A Jersey City police officer admitted today in federal court to taking more than $5,000 in payments for work he never performed, marking the seventh officer to plead guilty to conspiracy or bribery charging relating to the department's off-duty jobs program. David W. Ortmann, a 28-year vete

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 17:50:23

Jersey City wins case accusing police of negligence over boy's killing

A Hudson County Superior Court judge this week threw out a lawsuit accusing Jersey City police of negligence in the case of a woman whose ex-boyfriend pushed her and their infant son out of a three-story window five years ago, killing the three-month-old boy. The trial, which began on Aug. 7, ended

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:28

This singer is challenging stereotypes about heavy metal

"There's nothing scarier than a screaming woman." Amalie Bruun, a 32-year-old "black metal" singer from Copenhagen, says it's challenging being a female artist in a music genre that is both male-dominated and widely misunderstood. Critics of the music - an extreme form of heavy metal that features s

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-21 21:31:32

Construction worker critically injured in fall through floor, authorities say

A 49-year-old construction worker was critically injured around noon today when he plunged from the sixth to the fifth floor of a building under construction in Downtown Jersey City, officials said. The worker, of Carlstadt, told police he was laying down sheet metal on the sixth level of 360 Ninth

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 21:31:29

Greenville group puts emphasis on serving youth | Opinion

In a recent membership meeting the Greenville Neighborhood Alliance focused on how each community can impact the youth in a positive way. GNA Founder Sandra Lovely spoke to the block association presidents from Wards A and F about different ways to engage young people and keep them inspired and info

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 21:24:13

Hudson County register hit with complaint from election law panel

JERSEY CITY -- Hudson County Register Diane Coleman is the subject of a three-count complaint from state election officials who say she did not submit any paperwork for her successful 2016 campaign for the Democratic nomination for register. Coleman, 70, failed to file three sets of required fundrai

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 18:53:14

Classical music takes up residence at Mana Contemporary

Nadejda Vlaeva (left) and Karen Hakobyan (right) will perform as part of the new Pegasus Piano Series at Mana Contemporary. (Courtesy of Nadejda Vlaeva)Nadejda Vlaeva (left) and Karen Hakobyan (right) will perform as part of the new Pegasus Piano Series at Mana Contemporary. (Courtesy of Nadejda Vl

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 17:26:19

Meet the Matheny School's Sean Murphy

A day in the life of Sean Murphy is a day chock-full of nonstop activity and awesome responsibility. And it is a life he could never have imagined for himself while growing up in Chesterfield, England, in the late 1970s and '80s. As principal of the Matheny School and vice president of education at

DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-21 16:00:03

So much to do, so little time this jam-packed arts weekend

Looking for something to do? There's no way you'll be bored this weekend. It's the first weekend of fall, and events are abundant. Festivals, conventions, parades, art exhibits, shows and more seem to be available everywhere. Here are some you might want to check out: Fear's the theme on stage at JC

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 15:38:33

Caught again: Serial package thief charged 9 more times, police say

BAYONNE -- A Jersey City man with a history of swiping packages from outside homes has struck again, and again, and again, authorities said. Damion Baker, 48, has been charged with nine counts of theft for stealing packages from different addresses in Bayonne over the past two weeks, Bayonne Police

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 12:48:27

Officer pleads guilty to bribery scheme, to repay $40,000

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Officials say a New Jersey police officer has pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme and will also forfeit about $40,000 he made in the conspiracy. Acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said Thursday 35-year-old Michael O'Leary pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a bribery char

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-21 15:00:00

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

Did insurance mismanagement lead to death of this former Newark cop?

NEWARK -- A retired police officer has died -- and his widow says his death came as he waited weeks with no medication for new insurance and prescription cards that never came, intensifying ongoing turmoil over the city's switch to a new health care system. "I'm not God, but if he was taking his med

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 11:30:00

Bearded gunman shoots 47-year-old victim several times in Brooklyn, leaving him critically wounded

A bearded gunman shot the 47-year-old victim in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn on Wednesday.(Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News) A hirsute gunman riddled a man with bullets on a Brooklyn street corner Wednesday night, leaving him critically wounded. The shooter opened fire on the 47-year-old victim

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 01:57:22

Man shot in chest near Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn

BOERUM HILL, Brooklyn - A 40-year-old man was rushed to the hospital after he was shot in the chest near Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn Wednesday evening. It happened just around 8:15 p.m. at Atlantic Avenue and 4th Avenue. Police are looking for a five-foot, five-inch man with a white beard, wearing

PIX11.COM - 2017-09-21 01:17:47

NTSB: Sleep apnea, speed cited in NYC-area train crashes

Michael R. Sisak and Joan Lowy, Associated Press Updated 11:47 am, Thursday, September 21, 2017 The engineers of two commuter trains that slammed into New York City-area stations in the last year were both suffering from severe sleep apnea and have no memory of the crashes, according to investigati

GREENWICHTIME - 2017-09-21 16:05:58

NTSB: No evidence train engineer had been tested for sleep disorder in 2016

There is no evidence an engineer of an NJ Transit train that crashed in Hoboken Terminal on Sept, 29, 2016, had been tested for a sleep disorder since July 2015, according to documents released by the National Transportation Safety Board Thursday. After the crash, the documents show show Thomas Gall

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 20:37:25