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3 dead in multi-vehicle crash on Route 23 in New Jersey; Driver revived with Narcan, sources say

WAYNE, New Jersey (WABC) -- Three people died in a multi-vehicle crash in New Jersey that was apparently caused by a driver under the influence of drugs, sources said. It happened just before 9 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Route 23, at New York Avenue, in Wayne Tuesday morning.


With Snow in Forecast, Westfield Schools to Close Early Wednesday

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Public Schools will close early Wednesday, Feb. 20, due to the inclement weather forecast, the district has announced. The National Weather Service is predicting one to three inches of snowfall Wednesday, mainly after 9 a.m., followed by snow, freezing rain and sleet in the


Mother Charged With Killing New Jersey Toddler Doesn't Show for Court, Attorney Claims Postpartum Depression

A New Jersey mother who police say told them she fatally struck her toddler son because he wouldn't "eat nor listen to her" will remain jailed until her murder trial. A judge issued the ruling Tuesday during a court hearing that Nakira Griner was due to attend. But her attorney, Kim Schultz, said th


Man Tried To Lure, Meet Girl For Sex In Union County: Police

UNION, NJ — A man who tried to lure and meet a 13-year-old girl for sex in Union County has been arrested, New Jersey State Police report. Felix Jimenez-Romero, 36, of Hyattsville, M.D. was charged with luring/enticing a child, promoting prostitution of a minor, and attempted sexual assault.


New Hip-Hop exhibition lead Newark Library’s Black History Month celebration

As part of its Black History Month celebration, the Newark Library unveiled a new exhibition, “The World Is Yours – Hip-Hop: Newark and Beyond,” which will run through April 30, 2019. The exhibition kicked off with a grand opening event on Thursday, February 7, featuring a panel discussion with two


Transgender Presentation To Be Held For Union County Parents

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — A free educational presentation, "What Parents Need to Know about Transgender Individuals" will be held for Union County parents and community members at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23.


Belleville Councilwoman Fights New Jersey Vaccination Bill

BELLEVILLE, NJ — According to Belleville Councilwoman Naomy De Peña, her staunch opposition to A-3818 – a New Jersey bill that would stymie the ability of Garden State parents to refuse vaccinations for their children on "religious" grounds – isn't just a kneejerk reaction to the great vaccination d


Trivia Buffs Can Help Cranford Schools Saturday

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence Trivia Night is coming this Saturday and the CFEE is challenging trivia buffs to test their knowledge for a good cause. Doors will be at 6:30 p.m. with trivia starting at 7 p.m. until about 11 p.m. at the Kenilworth VFW, 33 South 21st Street. T


New Jersey Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Winter Storm

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – New Jersey has declared a state of emergency ahead of the winter storm expected to hit the region. The state of emergency is in effective beginning at 5 a.m. on Wednesday.


New Brunswick Schools Schedule Early Dismissal Before the Storm

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As another winter storm is expected to hit the state, school officials announced that all schools will have an early dismissal on Wednesday. "Due to inclement weather, NBPS will follow the early dismissal schedule for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20, 2019," district officials an


An all Female Stand-up Comedy Festival Comes to New Jersey

An all female stand-up comedy festival comes to central, New Jersey, with a bold message that "females are funnier". The Cracking Up In Rahway All-Female Comedy Festival debuts on Friday, April 12, 2019, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Tabula Rasa Gallery & Event Space, 1645 Irving Street, Rahway, New Je


Mother of Clark Man Killed in Crash: Westfield Officer an ‘Angel’

WESTFIELD, NJ — A town police officer traveling to El Salvador to help bring clean water to those in need is doing so with the memory of a 20-year-old Clark man in mind. In December, Officer Tiffany Kenny had raised money for the service trip, which she is taking with Liquid Church of Garwood, but g


Union County Freeholder Board offers “UC Means Green” Grants for Community Gardens

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2019 Union County Means Green community garden grants program. UC Means Green fosters improved nutrition as well as new opportunities for education, recreation, social activi


Price Drop On Clark's 2nd Most Expensive Home For Sale

CLARK, NJ — Previously listed as the most expensive home for sale, this home dropped in price $50,000 on Jan. 24. This price reduction now makes it the second most expensive for sale in Clark.


Diner known for large portions opening first location in New Jersey

A restaurant known for its large portions and traditional diner food is opening its first location in New Jersey. Metro Diner is opening at 269 Route 18 in East Brunswick, and the company is looking to hire more than 100 employees for the restaurant.


Elizabeth (53) at Union (37), 2019 Union County Tournament, Quarterfinals - Boys Basketball

Jordan Price had 18 points and nine rebounds as second-seeded Elizabeth, No. 5 in the NJ.com Top 20, outlasted seventh-seeded Union, 53-37, in the Union County Tournament quarterfinals at Kean University in Union.


$1M Powerball Ticket Sold in Middlesex County

There was one New Jersey Lottery ticket sold that matched five of the five white balls drawn for the Saturday, February 16 drawing winning the $1,000,000 second-tier prize. If that ticket had been purchased with Power Play, it would have multiplied the prize to $2,000,000.


Staten Island seawall gets federal funding, construction to move forward

The proposed Staten Island seawall – a 5.3-mile barricade that will be part of a multi-use elevated promenade project – is slated to receive $400 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, officials said Tuesday.


Lyft driver takes passenger on 120 mph ride in North Carolina

A Lyft passenger got an unexpected, not-so-joyous ride from his driver in North Carolina — with speeds hitting over 120 mph. “I just heard his engine rev up and then that's when I pulled out my camera,” the unidentified passenger told WSOC, of the Feb. 16 ride.


Blau & Berg arranges Tesla lease in Kenilworth

Real estate firm The Blau & Berg Co. brokered the lease of a 14,100-square-foot and 2-acre property in Kenilworth to Tesla Inc. Directors Brad Jacobs and Tamara Blau jointly represented the landlord, Dana Development Co. LLC, and Tesla in the transaction.