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Essex County man arrested in NYC, charged with Jersey City homicide: authorities

The Essex County man wanted for murdering a 60-year-old inside a Jersey City building earlier this month was captured Thursday in New York City, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.


Will a Hotel Come to NJ Transit-Owned Property in Jersey City?

The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency has reached an agreement with Landmark Developers that calls for constructing a hotel on two tracts near Liberty State Park. There’s just one problem: The company does not own the properties and the actual owner, New Jersey Transit, has not announced plans to sel


Man allegedly ran human trafficking, prostitution ring out of parents' Long Island basement

SOUND BEACH, Long Island (WABC) -- A Long Island man is under arrest for allegedly operating a prostitution ring out of his parents' basement. Prosecutors say 47-year-old Raymond Rodio III trafficked as many as 22 women between 2014 and February of this year, holding some of the women by force in th


The end of Airbnb in Jersey City? City council proposes to limit short-term rentals

An ordinance that would effectively gut the booming short-term property rental industry in Jersey City was introduced at the City Council meeting Wednesday night. The proposal would cap the number of nights a home could be rented to 28 in a calendar year and it would also severely limit the number o


N.J. town sees 3rd armed robbery of a 7-Eleven in a month. Police are looking for this gunman.

Police in Hamilton Township are investigating the third armed robbery of a 7-Eleven in just over a month. The robbery took place around 10:40 p.m. Monday at the 7-Eleven on Broad Street (the same location robbed by an armed man in March). The man pointed a silver revolver-style handgun at the clerk


Notorious Landlord Skips Court Hearing As Forgotten Families Still Seek Justice In New York’s SOTA Scandal

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – For months CBS2 has been telling you about a city-funded program that moved families out of city shelters and into homes with deplorable conditions.


Jersey City Rally In Favor Of Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants Planned

A May 1 rally is planned near the Statute of Liberty to express support for pending legislation in New York and New Jersey that would grant drivers licenses regardless of immigration status.


Jersey City bomb squad responds to West New York to examine potential explosive

While it hasn’t been unusual for Hudson County observers to use the word “explosive” when describing the current political climate in West New York, this is the first time during this election season the term was used literally.


Make the Road calls for action on housing

Ber—nica Cede–o paid $1,150 a month for her rent-stabilized Queens apartment when she started living in it four years ago. Fifty-dollar annual increases followed. The landlord then tried to jack the rent up to $2,245 but sold the building before that could happen.


Queens Teen Dies, Two In Critical Condition After LI Crash

QUEENS, NY — A crash in Long Island on Wednesday afternoon left a Queens teenager dead and another three teens, also from Queens, in the hospital, state police said. 18-year-old Aaron Jagroop, of South Ozone Park, was driving east on the Southern State Parkway near Exit 35 in Babylon when his Toyota


Here’s what NY Waterway’s proposed Hoboken facility could look like

New York Waterway is unveiling plans to build a “marina style” ferry maintenance and refueling facility on the Hoboken waterfront in hopes of turning the tide in the public relations battle raging over the controversial proposal.


Operation Home Alone: 16 arrested in New Jersey child sex predator sting

TRENTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- More than a dozen people have been arrested as part of an undercover operation targeting men who were allegedly using social media in an attempt to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity.


Two New Jersey small towns are trying to be ‘America’s best’

So, USA Today is going to name the 10 Best Historic Small Towns in the country and two New Jersey towns are in the running. The newspaper website has the top 20 listed and Cape May and Haddonfield are on the list.


Speedway not allowed to sell gas for super-cheap, NJ courts say

WOODBRIDGE — Speedway’s effort to sell gasoline at super-low prices hit another roadblock this week when state judges again rejected the retail giant’s constitutional challenge of New Jersey’s price controls.


Winning Powerball Ticket Sold In Bergen County

A winning Powerball ticket worth $50,000 was sold in Bergen County recently. The ticket was sold at 7-Eleven on Passaic Street in Hackensack, New Jersey Lottery officials announced.


13-Story Building Proposed for Jersey City’s Marion Section

Back in 2017, a two-story industrial building at 161 Van Wagenen Avenue in Jersey City’s Marion section was torn down. The demolition came close to a year and a half after the site was listed for sale with conceptual plans of a 58-unit building and several months after the premises were sold for $3.


Police: Brooklyn Man Charged With Rape After Tying Up 88-Year-Old Neighbor

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn man is accused of brutally attacking his 88-year-old neighbor. Police said around 1 p.m. Wednesday the victim let Selwyn Worrell into her East New York home. Once inside, he allegedly dragged her to her basement and tied her up with electrical tape.


Police use vehicles to stop SUV after driver has medical episode on GSP in New Jersey

CRANFORD, New Jersey (WABC) -- New Jersey State Police troopers used their vehicles to stop an SUV on the Garden State Parkway after the driver suffered an apparent medical episode behind the wheel Thursday.


HBO shoots mini-series in Jersey City

Passersby might have been surprised to see Winona Ryder being filmed on the front steps of Temple Beth El on Kennedy Boulevard early on April 18. She was filming the HBO series “The Plot Against America,” based on Philip Roth’s 2004 novel of the same name.


DeKalb Market Hall Welcomes Two New Vendors

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – DeKalb Market Hall (445 Albee Square West) has added two new vendors to its always bustling 27,000-square-foot food hall—Thank You Come Again, featuring Thai and Chinese cuisine, and Brooklyn Hummus, offering all-kosher falafel and hummus.