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Applebee’s dine-and-dash turns into 3-county chase after N.J. cop gets dragged by car

A dine-and-dash by wig-wearing Applebee’s customers in Clifton on Wednesday led to a high-speed chase through three counties after a cop investigating the theft got dragged 50 feet by a car, authorities said.


New Jersey lawmakers agree on $15 minimum wage legislation

TRENTON — Legislative Democrats announced Thursday they have reached an agreement to raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 an hour. Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin said the legislation would raise the minimum wage over the course of five years, i


The Grand Oshkosh Presents COCKTAIL HOUR: THE SHOW

Cocktail Hour: The Show, by New York City-based company Ballets with a Twist, will make its Wisconsin debut at The Grand Oshkosh (100 High Avenue) on Saturday, March 30, at 7:30pm. Beer, wine, and a special selection of mixed drinks will be available in the lobby throughout the evening, with seat-si


Supermarket reopens five days after city officials ordered shutdown

JERSEY CITY — A supermarket shut down over alleged health violations reopened with the city’s blessing on Wednesday night. Ali Ayesh, co-owner of Fine Fare on West Side Avenue, said workers did more than the city demanded.


Former N.J. teacher admits sexually assaulting 15-year-old student

A former second-grade teacher In Jersey City admitted Wednesday she sexually assaulted a 15-year-old student in her Lyndhurst home more than three years ago. Lauren Coyle-Mitchell, 36, pleaded guilty in Bergen County Superior Court to aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child,


Good old American fun at the Meadowlands this weekend

Originally starting out by buying and selling horses, the Kids Fun Fair & Zoo has been around for 40 years and will bring its brand of entertainment to the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus this weekend, from Saturday, Jan. 19, to Monday, Jan. 21.


4-year-old dies after found unresponsive at Jersey City school

JERSEY CITY — A Jersey City neighborhood is in mourning after a four-year-old student of School 37 died Thursday afternoon. The boy was unresponsive after taking a nap at the school and was taken away in an ambulance at dismissal time, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.


Gov. Murphy promises better NJ Transit service, but says it could take a year

Nj Transit didn’t have to cancel any trains Thursday morning and that is what Gov. Gov. Phil Murphy said he hopes will become routine for the agency by the end of 2019. “I’ll be disappointed if we don’t have a meaningfully better experience by the end of the year ” Murphy said after touring an NJ Tr


What the smell is that odor in Kearny?

Kearny’s elected officials are looking to their state counterparts to raise a stink about noxious odors wafting from the Keegan Landfill on Bergen Avenue. On Jan. 8, several town residents whose homes are close to the 110-acre dump now owned and operated by the N.J. Sports & Exposition Authority (NJ


New Jersey Police Lieutenant Shoots Self in Head at HQ After Fight with Wife

A retired police officer in New Jersey killed himself at police headquarters. A retired police lieutenant fatally shot himself inside a police headquarters in New Jersey after he was arrested over a domestic violence incident with his wife, who is also a cop.


Clara Maass Hospital Earns Nod For End-Of-Life Care

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville recently earned a "seal of approval" for serving patients with serious illnesses in its palliative care program.


Fire hits same New Jersey block one year later

TRENTON, NJ (CNN) — A devastating fire Tuesday night left two dozen people homeless. It started in one home then spread to others. No one was injured. 25 people are left without a place to stay. The Red Cross is assisting the group, which includes three families.


Women’s March 2019: NYC street closures, route, and time

This weekend, thousands of demonstrators will take to the street for the third annual Women’s March in New York City. The event began in 2017 as a way to show support for women’s rights during the inauguration of President Donald Trump; last year, an estimated 200,000 people took to the streets for


Next month's SNAP benefits arriving earlier due to government shutdown

Thousands of people in the Capital Region will be on the lookout on Thursday for food stamp money to feed their families. Next month's SNAP benefits for most New York families should be arriving on Thursday. This is because of the government shutdown.


Bergen County Makes Quitting Smoking a Breeze

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Roughly 14 percent of New Jersey adults smoke cigarettes. Although this number has decreased since 2010, multiple organizations are working to give those who live or work in Bergen County the tools and resources to make the commitment to quit.


SUEZ: High Lead Levels Detected in Drinking Water Puts Some Bergen County Households At Risk

Westwood NJ,108 homes were sampled with 16 across Bergen and Hudson counties showing higher levels of lead than the federal standard. SUEZ, serves 53 municipalities in Bergen County and six in Hudson County .NJDEP records show that the SUEZ water system serves nearly 800,000 people in North Jersey.


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.


West Orange Principals' Bowling for Scholarship Dollars Feb. 2

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The West Orange Education Foundation will be sponsoring Principals' Bowling for Scholarship Dollars Feb. 2. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Eagle Rock Lanes, and proceeds will benefit the West Orange Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be awarded to eligible graduatin


Taxi drivers oppose congestion pricing plan

New York State Justice Lynn Kotler ruled Thursday that the restraining order blocking Manhattan congestion pricing on yellow cabs and for-hire vehicles will remain in effect until Jan. 31.


Lyndhurst’s Pezzolla signs letter with Monmouth

LYNDHURST – When Giulia Pezzolla was growing up, she always thought she would eventually become a soccer star. After all, that was the first sport she played when she was a toddler growing up all the way into high school.