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Puzio forms slate for June GOP primary in Rockaway Township

ROCKAWAY TWP. - It may be March Madness, but there is some June primary election frenzy in the air as candidates line up for primary season in Rockaway Township. Up for grabs will be three, four-year council seats and a four-year mayoral term.


1 dead, 1 critically wounded in NJ restaurant shooting: police

EDISON, New Jersey— One man is dead and another is fighting for his life after both men were shot outside of a restaurant in Edison, police officials said Saturday morning. Police responded to a call just before 2 a.m. for a shooting at Akbar Indian Restaurant at 21 Cortlandt St. where a Reggae even


Details Emerge In Rockaway Crash That Killed Woman, 22

A 22-year-old Rockaway woman had been drinking at two bars and was using her phone at the time of a crash that killed her friend last month, according to a new report . Samantha Viscardi was behind the wheel of a vehicle that crashed near Green Pond Road on Feb. 2 near her home, killing her friend a


Hopatcong Man Missing in Devil’s Foot Print

The police, myself and others believe he walked into the woods by devil's footprint. Myself, family and the Hopatcong PD and state police, along with tracking dogs went into the woods last night and couldn’t find him.


New Jersey governor: Push to legalize pot is short on votes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says the votes in the Legislature are not yet there to legalize recreational marijuana. The Democrat said at news conference Thursday that he and legislative leaders are "making progress" in persuading lawmakers that they should back the measure Monda


How to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights tonight in South Jersey

A solar flare ejected from the sun Wednesday and the coronal mass ejection to follow will give places as far south as New Jersey the potential to see the Northern Lights dazzle in the night sky.


Taking It To The Street

Several of Rockaway’s most dedicated defenders made their way to Windsor Terrace on Mar. 18, gathering outside the home of city official Steven Banks to ensure that their voices would be heard by the mayor and the city administration.


N.J.'s last drive-in theater opens for 2019 season

New Jersey’s only drive-in movie theater opened up for the season this weekend — again giving moviegoers the experience of watching new films in an old-fashioned way. The Delsea Drive-In in Vineland opens with films like “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Glass,” and “Us,” which are shown on the drive-in’


Prostitution Raid At Paterson Men's Club Nets Manager, 62-Year-Old Stripper, $8,800 Cash

Paterson police raided a gentlemen’s club – arresting the manager, a 62-year-old stripper and six of her co-workers – after dancers openly solicited undercover officers for sex, authorities said.


Suspect charged with assault after elderly woman kicked in face on New York City subway

WAKEFIELD, Bronx (WABC) -- A suspect is in custody after an elderly woman was brutally attacked on a Bronx subway train. Authorities say Gomez kicked and punched the 78-year-old victim in the face and body, causing her to bleed.


26-Year-Old Woman Killed in Upper Manhattan Hit and Run: NYPD

A 26-year-old woman was struck by an SUV as she stepped off the curb in upper Manhattan, pinning her against a parked car before it drove off, police said Saturday. Erica Imbasciani, of Brooklyn, suffered severe trauma to her head and body and was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital, the NYPD sai


100-Year-Old Tree Topples Onto New Jersey Home

PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – There was a scare from the air at a home in New Jersey Friday afternoon. A 100-year-old tree toppled onto a Paramus house on Evergreen Place, causing significant damage to the sides and roof.


Comedian Tracy Morgan takes big loss on N.J. home, sells it for $1.2M

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan sold his 4,485-square-foot Cresskill home earlier this week for $1.2 million, taking a $1 million loss on the secluded property he bought in 2011, according to a report by Variety.


Former ‘Real Housewife of New Jersey’ Reality Star Settles Apparel Lawsuit

Christopher Laurita, husband to Jacqueline Laurita, who starred on the hit reality television show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” for seven seasons, reached a $500,000 settlement on Wednesday over their now-defunct apparel company Signature Apparel.


Become a Maplewood Firefighter/EMT!

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Township of Maplewood has announced an opening for an additional Firefighter/EMT and has put out the following call for applicants to take the first step toward qualifying for the position by applying for and takining the written exam.


Neighbors Say They're Being Terrorized By Escaped West Milford Group Home Patients

First he smashed garage windows and ripped out a light fixture. Then he was banging his body against a front door trying to get inside. This is how West Milford neighbors are saying a patient who escaped a nearby group home has been terrorizing them, according to a report in NorthJersey.com.


An inmate died at the Essex County jail 4 days ago. We still don’t know many details about it.

Authorities have not yet indicated a suspected cause of death or any further details about the inmate who died Monday at the Essex County Correctional Facility. Investigators from the county prosecutor’s office were called to the jail Monday and found Jose Recoba-Morales dead. It wasn’t clear where



MOUNT OLIVE TWP. - A Fairfield Township man was charged with possession of heroin after a motorist called police about an erratic vehicle and then blocked the car from moving until police arrived on Thursday, March 20.


Bloomfield Man Accused of Vandalizing Several Police Vehicles

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A man has been arrested and charged with criminal mischief for vandalizing three police vehicles outside of Police Headquarters on Thursday evening police officials in Bloomfield said in a public statement.


UPDATE: Birthday Party to Honor Man Killed Inside Maplewood Restaurant Last Year Ends in Fatal Shooting of Newark Man at Edison Indian Restaurant

A violent overnight shooting that killed at least one person at an Indian Cuisine Restaurant/Catering Hall in Edison was for a man savagely gunned down at a restaurant in Maplewood nearly one year ago today.