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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

Exclusive: Woman pleads for repairs after water severely damages Newark apartment

A woman in Newark says she and her children are living in an apartment that is falling apart. There's a large gaping hole and the water damaged ceiling out in the hallway. A fire, last Friday, in the Newark apartment right above hers sent water cascading onto everything she owns. "There was so much

ABC7NY.COM - 2017-09-21 01:01:09

3 sought in Newark gunpoint gas station robbery

NEWARK-- Police are searching for two men who held up a gas station early Tuesday morning and a third person who drove the getaway vehicle. A member of the public flagged down a police officer around 1:45 a.m. and informed them of the robbery at the Gulf station located at 242 Elizabeth Ave. Two men

NJ.COM - 2017-09-20 02:04:11

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

Yelling erupts outside courtroom during murder trial

Yelling erupted in a courthouse hallway after a witness who contradicted her statement to police took the stand again yesterday 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 of Nathan Wi

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:31

Lots to do, not enough time this 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' On stage at JCTCJersey C

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:10

NJPAC at 20: a star-studded gala and an exciting new season

When in 1987 then-Gov. Tom Kean floated the idea of building a world-class arts and entertainment venue in Newark, many scoffed, believing the many problems plaguing the state's largest city -- notably safety concerns -- would ensure the failure of such a venture. Twenty years since its 1997 unveil

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 19:00:22

Yes, pumpkin spice pizza is a thing. And a New Jersey-based chain is to blame

Pumpkin spice cereals, pumpkin spice ice cream, pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin creamer, pumpkin spice yogurt. There is seemingly no end to the pumpkin spice food onslaught this time of year. Some foods, fortunately, have remained untouched. Like pizza. Oh no, they didn't. New Jersey-based Villa Itali

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 18:35:50

Parents and Students Care Demand Equity in Funding For Elizabeth Public Schools, End to Zero Tolerance Policies

ELIZABETH, NJ-- Elizabeth Parents and Students Care, (EPSC) a grassroots education justice advocacy group, is taking on what they say is an "unresponsive school board that makes decisions in the best interests of its own members rather than the children whom it is charged with educating." The organ

TAPINTO.NET - 2017-09-21 17:05:00

Central Jersey competition heats up for Amazon headquarters

Opportunity NJ's Affordability Summit 2017 on Sept. 18 at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens discussed workforce development, infrastructure and tax and regulation reform. STAFF VIDEO BY BOB MAKIN MIDDLESEX COUNTY - Competition is fierce as Amazon continues its search for the perfect location

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 17:39:11

How investigators discovered a dismembered body in black garbage bags

ELIZABETH -- The first things an investigator saw when he cut open a black garbage bag on the side of the road in Newark were an eye socket and an ear, he testified in court Wednesday. John McCabe, formerly the acting chief of detectives at the Union County Prosecutor's Office, said he and Union Tow

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 11:06:06

The Bob Menendez trial: He may be a sleaze, but he's our sleaze | Mulshine

On the drive up to Newark to view the trial of our senior senator on corruption charges, I heard a radio talker complain that the media are ignoring the proceedings because Bob Menendez is a Democrat. I wanted to discuss that with the guy who's been sitting next to me for the past few days of the tr

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 10:27:13

NJ Politics Digest: Menendez May Choose Between Trial and Senate Vote

Sen. Bob Menendez could face a tough choice next week: be in the courtroom for his high-stakes corruption trial, or be on the Senate floor for a crucial vote on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to put a bill that would scrap former President Obama's h

OBSERVER - 2017-09-21 10:00:03

PILOT incentive for affordable housing questioned

ROSELAND - Using a barrage of email and text-message notifications, members of the governing body invited residents to its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19 to hear details on a proposed Payment-In-Lieu-Of-Taxes (PILOT) program. This incentive might allow Roseland to meet its obligation for additional affor

NEWJERSEYHILLS.COM - 2017-09-21 12:15:00

Motorist drags NYPD cop during Queens traffic stop

A motorist dragged an NYPD cop for a block during a car stop in Queens, police sources said Thursday. Officer Jeffery Roden and his partner stopped the vehicle on Hillside Ave. near 212th St. in Queens Village about 6 p.m. Wednesday. The cop walked up to the driver and was about to question him w

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 20:35:22

New Halloween candy and more sweet treats

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NEWSDAY - 2017-09-21 12:08:00

Why the Last Snow on Earth May Be Red

Every spring, in alpine regions around the world, one of Earth's tiniest migrations takes place. The migrants are single-celled green algae; they are kin to seaweed, but instead of living in the sea they live in snow. (Snow weed, maybe?) They spend the winter deep in the snowpack, atop last summer's

THE NEW YORKER - 2017-09-21 23:20:15

Lawsuit targets medical marijuana expansion

Three companies that got state approval last month to produce medical marijuana in Orange and Ulster counties face a legal hurdle as they develop their plans: a lawsuit by five existing medical-marijuana businesses that aims to stop the expansion of their fledgling industry. The newly approved compe

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-22 01:10:01

UK leader to try to break Brexit logjam in Italy speech

LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to revive foundering Brexit talks, proposing a two-year transition after Britain's formal departure from the European Union in 2019 to ensure there are no problems during the changeover. May's office released extracts from a speech she will d

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-22 07:41:55