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Paterson DPW director Manuel Ojeda returned to work after assault conviction

PATERSON - After being convicted of assault, the director of Paterson's public works department returned to work last year without facing further disciplinary action from city government, according to municipal officials. The director, Manuel Ojeda, was arrested on an indictable offense of aggravate

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-16 16:11:07

Paterson police charge four in series of armed robberies

Paterson police charged four people, an adult and three juveniles, in a series of 2017 robberies in the city, Police Director Jerry Speziale announced on Thursday. Three of the robberies occurred from Dec. 21 to 28, with another during the summer of 2017. Justin Z. Robinson, 19, of Paterson, was cha

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-16 01:57:03

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

Chatham Borough to Hold Open Public Meeting on Post Office Plaza Development 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 in Boro Hall

CHATHAM, NJ - The planner for the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza will give a presentation on the feedback he has received from "public outreach" and review of the "draft" plan at a special public meeting set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at Chatham Borough Hall, 54 Fairmount Ave. The Chatham Boro

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-16 16:39:00

Dad in murder-suicide tried to get back with mother of slain baby

Terrance Briggs (left) went on a murderous rampage before killing himself Wednesday morning.Facebook; Gabriella Bass The killer Brooklyn dad was drinking Hennessy and tried to get back with the mother of his slain daughter before going on a murderous rampage and committing suicide, sources told The

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-15 19:29:15

5 things you need to know about Toys R Us closing

WAYNE, NJ - Iconic chain Toys R Us is going out of business in the U.S. After filing for bankruptcy last fall, Toys R Us is reportedly working on a plan to liquidate its business entirely. The toy retailer struggled for years to compete with Walmart and Amazon, accumulating mountains of debt while s

FOX61.COM - 2018-03-16 14:08:44

Nearly 1,200 Toys R Us Wayne Employees Are Losing Their Jobs

WAYNE, NJ - Nearly 1,200 township Toys R Us employees will lose their jobs company officials said in a WARN notice filed with the state. It was not clear from the notice how many of the employees work at the company's Geoffrey Way headquarters and how many work at the Berdan Avenue store. News of To

PATCH - 2018-03-16 18:20:54

BREAKING: Wimberly Announces Murphy Budget Includes $20 Million in Additional Funding for Paterson Schools

PATERSON, NJ- Saying that a "new era where Paterson children matter," has come to Trenton under Governor Phil Murphy, Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-35) told TAPinto Paterson exclusively that Paterson's schools are set to receive an additional $20 million in funding for the 2018-2019 school year. "T

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-15 16:27:00

9 indicted as state busts up major North Jersey cocaine ring

Nine members of a major cocaine ring operating out of Paterson have been indicted following an eight-month investigation that turned up cocaine, opiates, guns and cash, authorities said Tuesday. Eight suspects have been identified and investigators continue to look for a ninth who cut and packaged c


34-year-old gunned down in Newark's 3rd homicide in 24 hours

A 34-year-old Newark man fatally shot Tuesday morning is the city's third homicide in 24 hours. In a statement, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and Newark Department of Public Safety said police officers found Willie Jackson unresponsive and suffering from apparent gunshot wounds when they arri


1 of 3 fugitives sought in 7-county drug bust surrenders

One of three fugitives named in a massive drug bust in Ocean County that led to 29 arrests in seven different counties surrendered Monday. Akera Lewis, 27, of Newark. Akera Lewis, 27, of Newark, was arrested after she turned herself in and was charged with heroin possession and distribution. Her att


Things to do in NJ this week, March 15 to 23, 2018

Gov. Phil Murphy's first budget, Gov. Brendan Byrne's final wish and a barbeque showdown - all in \u00227 things to know this week in New Jersey.\u0022 John C. Ensslin Stuck for something to do this weekend? Have some free time midweek? From a Queen tribute band performance at Shea Center for Perfo


4 fatally shot, including child, in Brownsville, Brooklyn apartment

Four people were found fatally shot in an apartment in Brownsville, Brooklyn Wednesday morning. The victims were found in an apartment on Thatford Avenue just after 5 a.m. One of the victims is said to be a child. Police are preliminarily investigating the deaths as a triple murder suicide. Four peo


Toys R Us shoppers in North Jersey reminisce as company faces uncertain future

While Toys R Us stores may not last forever, the memories shared by North Jersey shoppers will remain. Toys R Us told employees Wednesday that it is planning to sell or close all of its U.S. stores, and that it would file liquidation papers in advance of a court hearing scheduled for Thursday aftern


Permission Slips Required for "National School Walkout" Today in Randolph Schools

RANDOLPH, NJ - Students who wish to voice their opinions on gun violence required permission slips to take part in a walkout for 17 minutes during the school day. With security as a top concern, Randolph High School and Middle School will be closed to all visitors during that time. This national sch