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Rockaway Township Mayor Michael Dachisen dies suddenly
Dachisen, a Republican, was elevated from council president to mayor in June of 2012 when then Mayor Louis Sceusi stepped down to become a Superior Court judge. Later that year, he won a special election to serve out Sceusi's term through 2015.
This beautiful N.J. river destroys homes and ruins lives (VIDEO)
By Mark Di Ionno | NJ Advance MediaThe scene is familiar in the low-lying neighborhoods of Little Falls along Ryle Avenue, Harrison, Jackson and Cedar streets. Streets covered in mud. Ruined household furnishings and appliances piled on lawns. Waterlogged, unsalvageable photo albums that document th
Arrest made in deadly 2016 hit-and-run boat crash in NJ
New Jersey State Police on Thursday arrested 44-year-old Shawn Kelly, of Paramus, as a result of a 23-month-long cooperative investigation with the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office.
(VIDEO) Warren seeks to limit new cell towers in residential neighborhoods
Acting township attorney Edward Purcell discusses the details of a proposed ordinance regulating the installation of new, smaller cell tower systems at the Warren Township Committee meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9.
Rapper Juelz Santana facing 10 years in prison after admitting to gun charge
The 36-year-old rapper, whose legal name isLaron James, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft in federal court in Newark.
Man fighting flesh-eating bacteria from N.J. waters undergoes amputations
On Wednesday Perez, 60, of Millville, underwent amputations for severe infections caused by aflesh-eating bacteria that he contractedin Maurice River waters last month, according to his daughter, Dilena Perez-Dilan.
Justice? Franklin Lakes Owner Who Abused German Shepherds 'Walks Away,' Investigator Says
A 65-year-old Franklin Lakes woman with a history of similar offenses "got to walk away with a slap on the wrist" after pleading guilty Thursday to a single count of animal cruelty for severely damaging 14 German Shepherds in an illegal kennel that she operated from her home, an animal control inves
Hillsborough: Franklin teen charged following attempted home invasion, cops say
Jhamir Hoagland, 18, has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, burglary, hindering apprehension, criminal mischief and trespass, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson said. Hoagland is in the in the Somerset County Jail pending a d
New Indian Restaurant Opens In Parsippany
PARSIPPANY, NJ — Honest Restaurant, a new Indian food place, opening in Parsippany on Wednesday. The grand opening coincided with India's Independence Day.
Sparta Police: Sparta Man Stopped for Speeding Gets Drug Charge
SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing drug charges after getting stopped for speeding on Route 15. On August 9 around midnight, Sparta Police Officer Thomas Herd stopped Jordan Proctor, 20 in a white Volvo SUV for going 78 MPH in a 55 MPH and driving in the left lane, police report.
Breastfeeding mom cites town for $1M in 'emotional stress' after they called cops on her
But Jason Guiliano, the attorney who sent the tort notice letter -- a step to notify a public agency of a potential lawsuit -- said Wednesday, money was not the point he and his client, Michelle Ayala, were trying to make.
(VIDEO) Speeding traffic raises concerns in Rockaway Township
ROCKAWAY TWP.- Township residents on Kings Road and Mount Pleasant Avenue are requesting action by the township to stop drivers from speeding through the hilly intersection.Kings Road, which begins on Fleetwood Drive, and runs about six-tenths of a mile to the First Baptist Church on Mount Pleasant
Paterson cops employ 'walk-and-park' strategy on problem stretch of Broadway near library
PATERSON – Heroin addicts nodding off after a fix, vagrants drinking alcohol from containers in plastic bags, ragged prostitutes wandering the sidewalks in search of customers – those are the people who dominate the scene along Broadway near Paterson’s main library.
Heavy rains cause more flooding, damage in NJ; states of emergency declared in NJ, NY
LITTLE FALLS, N. J. — Governors Phil Murphy and Andrew Cuomo have declared states of emergency for multiple counties after heavy rains caused flooding and extensive damage throughout the two states.Residents in affected counties such as Little Falls in New Jersey have a long way to go before the cl
The moment a hit-and-run driver rams an 11-year-old boy
The impact flung the boy into the air and caused him to flip around, the video shows. He landed on the ground several car lengths from where the collision happened, police said.
Report: Woman calls 911 20 times, kicks responding police in groin
A Roxbury woman who called 911 more than 20 times in 75 minutes was arrested early Monday morning after cursing, kicking and spitting on the police officers who responded, Mount Olive police say.
Dam of floating cars made flash flood worse, N.J. mayor says
The flash flood thatdamaged homes and businesses in North Jerseyon Saturday was made worse when more than 40 cars from a dealership floated into a bridge and formed a dam that diverted flood waters to local streets, according to the mayor of one of the hard hit towns.Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmar
Nine New Restaurants Opening In Morris County Soon
MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County has plenty of great places to grab a bite to eat and soon, there will be nine more to add to the list. From breweries to burger joints to smoothie bowls, there really is something for everyone. Check out a list of some of the new restaurants opening up. Know about a new
Why is flooding always so bad in North Jersey? The area used to be a prehistoric lake
The Passaic River Basin was a massive lake that formed 25,000 years ago after a glacier that covered a large portion of of North Jersey retreated leaving debris that blocked gaps in the Watchung Mountains, according to federal and state reports.
North Jersey lake-side restaurants offer elevated dining with panoramic views
(Photo: Courtesy of The Windlass)Story HighlightsLakes play big, if quiet roles, in the lives of many North Jersey residents.In northern New Jersey, there's a secret lake lifestyle, not unlike summer camp.Throughout August, The Record and NorthJersey.com are profiling some of our lake communities.Jo