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Union County Offers Assistance Guide For Federal Workers Affected by Shutdown

County also announces drop off sites for diapers and feminine hygiene products; residents encouraged to make financial contributions to Community Food Bank of NJ. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders today announced an online assistance guide for Federal employees who are experiencing hardsh


Winter Storm Watch Issued for Linden until Sunday

LINDEN, NJ - A winter storm watch has been issued for Linden, and other areas in northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York. According to the National Weather Service, heavy mixed precipitation is possible. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up


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 Cop Admits To DWI, Gets To Keep His $80K Job

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A Union County police officer who pleaded guilty to a drunk driving crash that injured another driver has returned to his job as a police officer, at a salary of $82,620 per year.


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.


New Jersey School Bus Aide Caught On Video Cursing, Threatening 10-Year-Old Boy, Officials Say

LINDEN, N.J. (CBS/AP) — A New Jersey school bus aide captured on video using profanities and threatening a 10-year-old boy has been fired, officials say. District spokesperson Gary Miller says the confrontation happened Monday as the bus was dropping off children from Linden Public School No. 2.


WINTER IS COMING: Hell About To Freeze Over In New Jersey

Brace yourself, New Jersey. Another winter storm is on its way and it's expected to be worse than the inch of snow that fell overnight into Friday. A winter storm watch was issued for Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon across 10 counties, including Bergen and Passaic.


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.


Code Blue in Effect, Union County Looks to Add Shelter in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ – With the proposed addition of a shelter to the roster of places the homeless can go during freezing temperatures, Union County government is looking out for its homeless population.


East New York Woman's Death Ruled Homicide Months Later: Cops

EAST NEW YORK, BROOKLYN -- Police have determined an East New York woman was murdered months after she was found dead in her home. The death of Loretta Witherspoon was ruled a homicide Thursday, three months the 40-year-old woman was found unconscious inside her Linden Houses home at 240 Wortman Ave


Crucial Blood Drive Scheduled In Millburn Monday

MILLBURN, NJ - A community blood drive at Congregation B'nai Israel Monday is crucial to help preventing blood shortage, according to New Jersey Blood Services. According to officials, the cold weather and government shutdown cancelled many other drives in the area. All donors will receive a $5 Dunk


Union County Dad Charged With DWI, Fatal Crash Of Daughter, 9

ELIZABETH, NJ — An Elizabeth father, who was reportedly driving while intoxicated, was charged with vehicular homicide following a fatal crash that killed his nine-year-old daughter in his car, authorities announce.


Elizabeth Man Wanted for Hit-and-Run in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Police are looking for an Elizabeth man that was involved in a hit and run that occurred in Newark. According to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, Police are looking for Nester Marin-Romaldo, 35, of Elizabeth f


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.


Linden (39) at St. Mary (Eliz.) (65) - Boys Basketball

Dion Julius Herrington scored 15 points and Phil Brown and Malachi Gayton each added 10 points apiece to lead St. Mary (Eliz.), No. 11 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 65-39 victory over Linden in Elizabeth.


Springfield Girls Basketball Gets Back to Winning Ways in Romp

LINDEN, NJ - Senior guard Maggie Phillips scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Mya Sims-Taylor added 11 points to power Dayton to a 44-22 victory over Linden Thursday in Linden.


South Orange-Maplewood School District Delays School Friday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The wintery weather and slick roads have prompted a delayed opening for the South Orange Maplewood School District Friday. For delayed opening, Montrose, elementary and middle schools start two hours later than their usually scheduled start times. All Columbia High School students sh


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


Cranford Detective Sergeant Matthew Nazzaro Graduates Command & Leadership Academy

CRANFORD - Detective Sergeant Matthew Nazzaro of the Cranford Police Department graduated Thursday from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) Command and Leadership Academy.


Two Arrested, Charged With Drug Possession: Cranford Police

CRANFORD, NJ - A 26-year-old Winfield Park woman and a 27-year-old South Amboy woman were arrested and charged with drug possession after a motor vehicle stop on Jan. 10, according to the Cranford Police Department.