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Residents evacuated after massive fire rips through Newark building

NEWARK, N.J. — Several families are displaced after a fire broke out at a Newark building early Thursday. Flames ripped through the building along Sussex Avenue and Third Street. According to the fire chief, the blaze started on the first floor and quickly moved to the second and third floor.


Verona Officials Honor Longtime Community Volunteer

VERONA, NJ — Longtime Verona community volunteer Bob Dickison recently earned a well-deserved nod from town officials for his many years of service to the municipality. Town officials presented Dickison a commendation at the Feb. 11 council meeting. Here's what they had to say about the Verona resid


East Orange Restaurants Host “Taste of the City” After Mayor Green’s State of the City Address February 21

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Departments within the City of East Orange were all abuzz with activity preparing for the Mayor Ted R. Green’s State of the City Address next Thursday February 21, 2019.


Lots of names are missing from the list of 188 N.J. priests accused of sexual abuse. Here’s why.

The lists of priests and deacons accused of child sexual abuse released by New Jersey’s five Catholic dioceses earlier this week was startling. They contained page after page of names -- 188 in total -- of clergy members accused of sexually abusing generations of children in every corner of the stat


Owner of NJ home construction company charged with perjury

NEWARK, NJ – A Somerset County man was charged Thursday after he allegedly lied during proceedings before the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.


BREAKING PATERSON NJ: Gunman Fired Nearly a Dozen Rounds on Street in Paterson; House Struck, Windows Blown Out by Bullets

Police are on the scene of a shots fired investigation with confirmed property damage in a neighborhood in Paterson at this time. Rapid gunfire erupted in the 30's block of North 3rd Street sending police the scene where they found 11 shell casings and two homes struck by bullets just before 5:30 p.


Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Presents Community Development Block Grant to Nutley

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo presented Community Development Block Grants to 12 Municipalities and 22 non-profit organizations in Essex County this week.


Free Alcohol Management Training In Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield town officials and a coalition of partners will hold a free "Techniques of Alcohol Management Training" session for local vendors, caterers and bartenders on Wednesday, March 6.


Executed search warrants in Newark yield drugs, guns

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 14 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department and Rutgers Police Department, along


Bloomfiled Police Department Blotter Feb 4 to Feb 10, 2019

2/5/19- Desmond Persaud Age 28 of Bloomfield, NJ- Officers responded to 8 Franklin Street (Stop & Shop) on report of a shoplifter in custody. Mr. Persaud was observed placing multiple items in a cart and exited the store without paying. The suspect was stopped and brought back into the store with al


Livingston (31) at Verona (34) - Boys Basketball

Nicholas Gonzalez nailed four 3-pointers as part of his 16 points in Verona's 34-31 win against Livingston in Verona. Verona (14-9) opened the game with an 18-3 first quarter bulge.


Boys Basketball: Caldwell Downs Belleville By a Bucket

BELLEVILLE, NJ -- The Caldwell boys basketball team came through with a 49-47 boys basketball victory over Belleville on Thursday. Charlie Pierce and Hank Morgan each scored 17 points for the Chiefs (16-5). Will Raslowski popped in 11 points in the victory.


Monster Flames Spew From Newark Inferno; Firefighters Battle Though Clouds of Smoke

More than a dozen people, seven of them children, managed to escape a raging inferno as flames devoured their apartment building in Newark early Friday, clouding the entire area with smoke, authorities said.


5 Essex County Homes With Features For Disabled Residents

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Looking for a home in Essex County with handicap-accessible features? Check out these five local properties with amenities for disabled residents. FEATURES: "A rear entrance at driveway level for handicapped access"


2-alarm New Jersey fire destroys homes, closes school for the day

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A two-alarm fire burned through a building in New Jersey Friday morning, with the plumes of heavy smoking forcing a school to cancel classes for the day.


ALERT: Police Search Underway for Missing Kearny Woman

The Kearny Police Detective Bureau is asking for the assistance of the public to help locate a 66-year-old missing female. Mrs. Rosa Lescano was last seen at her Maple Street residence at 10:00 AM on Valentines Day.


Montclair Issues Temporary Moratorium On Demolition Permits

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair town officials issued a 30-day moratorium on demolition permits on Friday, Feb. 15. Town Manager Timothy Stafford released the following statement about the temporary moratorium:


Eastside Girls Mount Spectacular Comeback on Senior Night in Victory over Passaic

PATERSON, NJ - On perhaps the most emotional evening of their high school athletic careers five seniors of Eastside High School girls’ varsity basketball squad were honored in a pre-game ceremony and then went on to lead their team to a dramatic 43-40 win over visiting Passaic. The seniors, Mia Culv


Woman Keeps Purse On Seat On Crowded NJ Transit Train: Video

NEWARK, NJ — A woman who refused to move her purse this past Wednesday night on a very crowded NJ Transit train was eventually asked to get off the train by transit police at Newark Penn station, according to an NJ Transit spokeswoman.


Noose found at American Dream mall construction site and State Police are investigating, Gov. Murphy says

The New Jersey State Police is investigating a noose found at the American Dream mega-mall construction site in East Rutherford, Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday. “If it turns out to be true, it’s despicable and completely and utterly unacceptable,” Murphy said during an unrelated news conference in Pat