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Warning issued about potential measles exposure at restaurant in New Jersey

ENGLISHTOWN, New Jersey (WABC) -- Health officials have issued a warning about potential measles exposure at a restaurant in New Jersey. The state Department of Health warned residents of a highly suspect case of measles in a Middlesex County resident.


Suspected Arsonist Wanted In Morris Co.: Sheriff

DOVER, NJ — The Morris County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man they say was involved in a Christmastime suspicious fire in Dover. The man pictured above is wanted in connection to a Dec. 26, 2018, fire in Dover, police said. A structure fire happened at 64 King Street that day. Following an i


Wildwood mayor: I won’t stop playing Kate Smith on the boardwalk

A New Jersey Shore town is sticking by the late singer Kate Smith, even as the Flyers and the New York Yankees have distanced themselves from her over questions about racist lyrics from more than 80 years ago.


Morris County Chamber of Commerce names new Vice President of Membership

The Morris County Chamber of Commerce has named Michael Stanzilis of Mount Arlington its new vice president of membership engagement and business development. Stanzilis is responsible for membership sales, retention and overall member experience, including creating, developing and overseeing a membe


New Jersey burglary suspect arrested wearing only a sock and underwear

It was brief crime spree for a 21-year-old New Jersey man, who tried to “violently” break down the door of a house while wearing just his underwear and a single sock. Police picked up scantily clad Joseph Derissio of Wayne, N.J., shortly after responding to a 3:30 a.m. call that he was trying to bre


NYC Mayor's Green New Deal to Ban New Glass Skyscrapers

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to introduce a bill banning new construction of glass skyscrapers as part of his efforts to reduce citywide greenhouse emissions by 30 percent.


Half Naked Wayne Man Arrested After Attempting to Burglarize Home Police say

Police in Wayne apprehended a 21-year-old resident and alleged drug use when he attempted to break into a township resident’s home overnight, police said. Police say Mr. Joseph Derissio tried to force his way into a Chatham Court residence when the homeowner called police after being started by a lo


Morris County School of Technology’s Learning Center Opens Preschool Registration

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County School of Technology’s Learning Center, located in Denville, has openings for preschool children to register for the morning session for the Fall 2019.


Drunken ShopRite worker groped us at N.J. grocery store, teen and woman say in lawsuit

A woman and a 16-year-old girl have filed a lawsuit against ShopRite after they said they were groped by a drunken employee while shopping at the company’s grocery store in Toms River in March.


Woman Leaps to Her Death at Ikea Shopping Complex in New Jersey: Police

A 58-year-old woman leaped to her death from an Ikea parking garage in New Jersey overnight, authorities say. The Garfield woman, whose name wasn't released, was found dead at the foot of the Ikea garage, on the Route 17 side of the building, shortly before 5 a.m. Monday, authorities say. A parking


Driver dead after car gets wedged under tractor-trailer in New Jersey

HILLSIDE, New Jersey (WABC) -- A car crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer in New Jersey Monday morning, killing the driver and snarling traffic for the morning commute. It happened just after 3 a.m. on eastbound Route 22 at Bloy Street in Hillside.


NJ restaurant’s sign said it was hiring ‘males only’ — here’s why

BLOOMFIELD — A casual food spot was left fending off social media heat for a hand-written note that offered part-time employment -- with the qualifying line "males only." The owner of NY Gyro King said the job requirements include "heavy lifting" and that the line was being taken the wrong way.


Vandals Smash Windows On Historic Railroad Car In NJ

Several windows on the Lackawana Railroad parlor car were smashed at the United Railway Historical Society of New Jersey in Boonton. CBS2's Maurice DuBois reports.


Reward offered after vandalism to historic train in New Jersey

BOONTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police are investigating following major damage to a historic train car in New Jersey. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspects who are behind the vandalism.


New Jersey really needs to rethink its legal weed tax

A while back, I wrote that New Jersey’s proposed tax on marijuana sales — at $42 an ounce — was too high and I predicted that would result in people buying cheaper black-market pot.


These are the towns with the highest property taxes in each of N.J.’s 21 counties

The average property tax bill in New Jersey was $8,767 last year. But there can be big swings from town to town and county to county. So far we’ve shown you the towns in New Jersey with the highest and lowest property taxes and towns with the highest and lowest property tax rates. We’ve also provide


Police: Man, 19, charged after leaving fanny pack containing marijuana at Hackettstown Applebee's

HACKETTSTOWN -- A 19-year-old man who left his fanny pack at Applebee's and later returned to pick it up is facing drug charges after an employee called police because of a marijuana odor coming from the bag.


50 pedophile Boy Scout leaders from N.J. are about to be exposed in bombshell reveal, law firms promise

The names of 50 New Jersey Boy Scout leaders who allegedly sexually abused minors will be revealed Tuesday, according to the law firms of Greg Gianforcaro and Jeff Anderson & Associates.


NJ is so screwed up this 3-year-old law was never implemented

This is not a story about support for a law. This is not a story in favor of new laws. We have too many. This is a story about complete incompetence and proof that New Jersey government is too big, too clunky, and too ineffective.


Former Morris Township Mayor Nace dies

MORRIS TWP. - The Township Committee Wednesday, April 17 remembered former Republican Mayor Robert Nace, who died on Wednesday, April 10 after a series of health issues. "When I first came in, he taught me how the township ran, how business ran," Mayor Jeff Grayzel, a Democrat, said at the April 17