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Child playing with lighter sparked Staten Island blaze that hurt 20 firefighters

NEW SPRINGVILLE, Staten Island — A child playing with a lighter sparked a weekend fire that injured 20 firefighters and damaged five homes in Staten Island, FDNY fire marshals said Monday.

PIX11.COM - 2018-06-18 16:21:47

Teacher caught shoplifting can't get her $95K job back

The Superior Court Appellate DivisionruledFriday in an 11-page decision that the Woodbridge Board of Education, a state arbitrator and a Middlesex Superior Court judge were justified in firing and upholding the firing of Michele Schawb, a tenured teacher with 16 years experience who worked at Robert

NJ.COM - 2018-06-18 12:38:00

Dad of 4 killed on Father's Day by suspected drunk driver

Bloomer was struck with such force, he was thrown fifty feet. As he lay dying, witnesses say several bystanders chased the car down and held the driver for police.

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-06-18 21:04:54

Elementary school aide masturbated in front of students and filmed it, cops say

The aide, 21-year-old Kenneth Palmer of Randolph, who worked at Jefferson Elementary School, was scheduled for a court appearance Monday morning but the hearing was adjourned until next month.

NJ.COM - 2018-06-18 15:26:00

Newark Schools Closing Early Due To 'Extreme Heat': 6/18

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Public School District will dismiss students early on Monday in an effort to beat the sweltering heat, which was predicted to reach as high as 95 degrees.

PATCH - 2018-06-18 14:25:13

Westfield Teacher Gets Liver Transplant, Fundraiser Set Up

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Public School teacher, Maggie Grabko, recently underwent a lifesaving liver transplant and now the community is coming together to help her family cover expenses.

PATCH - 2018-06-18 15:44:11

Tuscan School runs a successful ‘Pennies for Puerto Rico’ fundraiser - Essex News Daily

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Tuscan School Student Council and the Tuscan School community ran a “Pennies for Puerto Rico” fundraiser to help with the UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery Program for Puerto Rico. This successful fundraiser raised $2,113.01 for UNIDOS. The Student Council was able to present a

ESSEXNEWSDAILY.COM - 2018-06-18 21:24:42

Maplewood's Most Expensive: Home On Euclid Perfect For Cooks

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Take a peek at this Maplewood home's "showstopping" kitchen here and see more photos at the below link, via Realtor.com.

PATCH - 2018-06-18 21:13:07

Welcome to South Orange, drive 25! - Essex News Daily

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — With very few exceptions, the speed limit throughout South Orange Village is 25 miles per hour, reminds a village press release.

ESSEXNEWSDAILY.COM - 2018-06-17 14:21:01

AccuWeather Alert: Some schools to close early due to heat

Temperatures are on the rise in the Tri-State area, and the start of the week is expected to bring record heat. Monday's expected high is 95 degrees, which would match the record set back in 1929.

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-06-17 14:22:11

Woman rammed sister's car, forced sibling through oncoming traffic: cops

Ivanelis Vega, of the 100 block of Congress Street, is charged with numerous counts of aggravated assault for alleged attempting to cause serious bodily harm to her sister, including for pushing her through a red light at Summit Avenue and Congress, the complaint says.

NJ.COM - 2018-06-17 15:37:00

Free Summer Kids Movies in South Orange Begin on Tuesday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Free kids movies are back again this summer at Bow Tie Cinemas, starting on Tuesday, June 19, with a showing ofThe Angry Birds Movie.

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-06-18 08:22:00

20 Firefighters Hurt Battling Staten Island Blaze

Several firefighters were injured battling a five-alarm blaze Saturday on Staten Island. The flames broke out shortly after 7 p.m. at a fire marshal’s house on Steinway Avenue in the New Springville section. CBS2's Reena Roy has the latest.


Teen Arrested At Rally, Car Fire, ICE Sweep:Top News Of The Week

UNION COUNTY, NJ — It's been a busy week and staying on top of all the local news can be tough. No worries, we have put together the top stories of the week for Union County.

PATCH - 2018-06-17 19:00:00

Lawmakers pay surprise visit to ICE center on Father's Day

"We are all people who fled danger, whjo are fleeing danger - murders gangs and political depression," says Congressman Jerrold Nadler.

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-06-17 22:33:52

Warren, Watchung affordable housing developments move forward

The development, which would be 100 percent affordable housing, is proposed on Lindbergh Avenue, across from Woodland School, by PIRHL Acquisitions, LLC.

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-06-18 11:00:00

42-year-old man dead after crashing into median on highway

The driver, who police identified as Robert Jeans, died on the scene. Three other people in the vehicle were treated for minor injuries and transported to local hospitals.


Man Tries to Lure NJ Boy Into Car Near Middle School: Police

They are advising that the students don’t talk to strangers, walk in groups, wait at the school for rides and to tell someone if a stranger approaches them.


Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run crash ID'd by police

Rafal Nowak, 41,lost control of his motorcycle on the State Street exit ramp and was thrown from the bikebefore being struck by a car that didn't stop, authorities said.


Newark police officer struck by hit-and-run driver

NEWARK, N.J. — A police officer was injured after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Newark Saturday morning.The incident happened at about 6 a.m. as a police officer operating a motorcycle unit was struck by a vehicle along Nesbitt Street, near Eighth Avenue.The vehicle, which police believe