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Driver with suspended license charged in double-fatal crash

JERSEY CITY -- A 32-year-old man has been charged with two counts of death by auto for a crash that killed two Union City residents on Tonnelle Avenue last month, authorities said. Alex Torres, of Union City, was driving with a suspended license on Feb. 11 when he killed Mario Guevara, 25, and Heat

NJ.COM - 2018-03-22 15:03:47

1 dead after fatal Newark crash during nor'easter

NEWARK, NJ - A man was killed in a collision in Newark Wednesday, officials said. Nafis Majette, 32, was a passenger in a car that was struck by a stolen vehicle, Newark's public safety director said. Two men in a stolen Audi slammed into the car Majette was in around 2 p.m. A parked snow plow was h

PIX11.COM - 2018-03-22 01:07:56

Cranford Public Schools to Open on Friday, April 6 due to Recent Snow Storm

Cranford Public School will open on Friday, April 6, for what was previously the last day of spring break.Credits: Leah Scalzadonna CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Public Schools will be open on Friday, April 6 as a result of the recent snow storm. Michele Cammarata, executive assistant to the superintenden

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-22 19:00:00

Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul, 2018 fourth-round pick to Buccaneers for 2018 third-round pick, fourth-round pick  

Giants trade DE Jason Pierre-Paul to Buccaneers The Giants have traded Jason Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Daily News has confirmed that new Giants GM Dave Gettleman shipped JPP and the Giants' 2018 fourth-round pick (102nd overall, second of fourth round) to the Bucs in a major Thu

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 14:28:27

4 Kilos Of Drugs Found During Paramus Traffic Stop: Prosecutor

PARAMUS, NJ - Authorities found 3 kilograms of heroin and 1 kilogram of cocaine hidden in a vehicle during a traffic stop in the borough Monday, acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced. Candido Tomasini, 35, and Maribel Roman, 40, were arrested after they were stopped and authorities f

PATCH - 2018-03-21 15:51:57

Cops went to bar owner's home for domestic dispute - left with dozens of guns

The owner of a landmark bar in Elizabeth was busted with dozens of guns, including an assault weapon banned in New Jersey, after officers responded to an apartment for a domestic violence report last Friday, according to police documents. Racking a gun behind the door of his apartment, Michael Santo

NJ.COM - 2018-03-21 12:00:23

Summit Schools Have Delayed Opening Thursday

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Public Schools will have a delayed opening on Thursday, due to snow cleanup. Click here for the delayed opening schedule. (Image via Shutterstock) Have a news tip? Email alexis.tarrazi@patch.com. Get Patch breaking news alerts sent right to your phone with our new app. Downlo

PATCH - 2018-03-22 12:20:49

Here's How Much You Need To Earn To Live In Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County is one of the priciest places to live in New Jersey, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The organization recently released its 2018 family budget calculator that estimates how costly it is to live in each of America's 3,142 counties and 611 metro areas. The g

PATCH - 2018-03-21 17:27:41

N.J. weather forecast gets worse: Up to 18 inches of snow, flooding, even thundersnow

A powerful nor'easter set to hit New Jersey on the first full day of spring Wednesday could be even worse than previously anticipated. National Weather Service forecasters now say 12 to 18 inches of snow could fall on for most of New Jersey in the next two days, with all but the coastal areas gettin


Former police officer wins $1.2M in racial discrimination trial

A jury has awarded a former Roselle police officer $1.2 million after finding the chief of the department violated civil rights and discrimination laws. Bradley Downing served 26 years on the Roselle Police Department androse to the rank of lieutenant. In 2013, Downing was eligible for a promotion t

NJ.COM - 2018-03-20 21:46:32

Snow Storm Forecast to Hit SOMA on Wednesday: Here are the Latest Updates, Closures and Cancellations

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With a winter storm warning issued from the National Weather Service (NWS) from 6 a.m on Wednesday through 6 a.m. on Thursday, there are cancellations due to anticipation of heavy snow. The NWS is predicting 11 to 15 inches of snow accumulation and for travel to be "

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-20 22:24:00

Suspect brought fake ID to Newark Airport, had real license in underwear, police charge

A fallen soccer player remembered, gun violence marches in Morristown and Paterson and Happy Saint Joseph's Day - all in "7 things to know in New Jersey this week." John C. Ensslin A man accused of trying to deceive people at Newark Airport could not hide the truth - not even in his underwear. Arm


'I have gun, will shoot to kill,' 7-time bank robber's note said

A man who pleaded guilty to robbing seven banks, attempting to rob another and attempting multiple carjackings carried a note with him, federal prosecutors said Monday. The note, which Plainfield man Marlon Peek handed to a teller at the TD Bank in Edison on March 17, 2015, read in part: "I have gun


15 Cocaine Ring Leaders, Members Arrested In Plainfield: AG

PLAINFIELD, NJ - As part of "Operation Snow Bank," 15 alleged leaders and members of three separate cocaine trafficking networks that operated in Plainfield were indicted on charges, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced. The three drug trafficking rings were allegedly headed by Andres Hernandez-


Union County College Closed Wednesday Due To Snow

CRANFORD, NJ - Due to the forecast of inclement weather, Union County College will be closed on Wednesday. All day and evening classes, activities and events will be cancelled. Normal operations will resume on Thursday. The college will continue to monitor weather conditions and provide necessary up

PATCH - 2018-03-20 22:16:05

Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Cranford Wednesday

CRANFORD, NJ - A winter storm warning is in effect for Cranford on Wednesday, March 21. Heavy snow between 11 and 15 inches is expected, according to the National Weather Service. The Cranford Police Department cautioned residents to avoid travel, especially during the evening commute. "Travel will

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-20 23:46:00

Sparta Police: Car Crash Leads to Warrant Arrest

SPARTA, NJ - A car going too fast for the snowy road conditions crashed on Route 15. No one was injured in the one car crash but the driver, Melvin Pineda-Castro of Plainfield, 27, was taken into custody. On March 13 around 6:30 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Ben Griffin arrived at the scene, according


Cynthia Nixon officially announces she will challenge Gov. Cuomo in Democratic primary

ALBANY - Actress Cynthia Nixon on Monday made it official - she is challenging Gov. Cuomo in this year's Democratic primary. "I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor," Nixon said on Twitter. The message was accompanied by a more-than-two-minute video. "Something has t


More Snow on the Way? Winter Storm Watch Issued for Warren and Somerset County

WARREN, NJ - Get the milk, bread and eggs. Get the generator, gas and chainsaw. With the official start of spring just days away, winter does not want to let go of its hold -- another Nor'easter is headed our way. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the area predicting 5


Get Free Italian Ice, Ice Cream Cones Tuesday In Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - There's one way to make the prospect of a first-day-of-spring snowstorm a little less painful: Free dessert. To celebrate the first day of spring, Rita's will be giving away free Italian ice from noon to 9 p.m. at all of its locations. If Italian ice isn't your thing, how about