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Essex County Democrat To Teachers: Why So Silent On Legal Weed?

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A Democratic state senator who represents several Essex County towns is putting a question to educators in the Garden State: what's the reason for your "perplexing silence" on recreational marijuana legalization?


Man Tried To Abduct Teen Off Montclair Street

Police in Montclair are asking the public's help finding a pair a man who tried to pull an 18-year-old woman into a car Sunday. The woman was walking on Park Street near Watchung Avenue around 3:20 p.m. when a vehicle pulled up next to her. A passenger got out and tried to grab the woman, police sai


New York and New Jersey Boy Scout leaders accused of sexual abuse

Attorney Jeff Anderson said Tuesday that he's identified 130 perpetrators of child sex abuse in the Boy Scouts of America in New York. Anderson and Greg Gianforcaro's law firm also announced they've identified 50 other Boy Scout leaders in New Jersey who have been accused of sexual misconduct with m


Boys Lacrosse: Verona Falls to Clifton

VERONA, NJ - After fighting back from a tough first half, the Verona boys lacrosse team ran out of time and fell to Clifton,11-10 at home on Monday. Trailing by four at the end of the half, the Hillbillies battled back, cutting the lead to just one goal, but time wasn't on their side.


Chanel Lewis sentenced to life in prison for murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano

QUEENS — More than two and a half years after the murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, and after two trials and the postponement of the killer’s initial sentencing, Chanel Lewis learned his fate Tuesday.


Chalking Tires To Enforce Parking Ruled Unconstitutional

When a parking attendant makes a chalk mark on your tire to keep track of how long you are parked in a spot, that is now considered a violation of the Constitution, according to a decision by the United State Court of Appeals, Sixth District.


Next year, you won’t be able to use your license to get on a plane. But N.J. isn’t giving out new IDs yet.

A federal mandate will make your current New Jersey driver’s license useless if you want to use it to fly from any U.S. airport -- unless you upgrade it to a more secure “Real ID” license by October 2020. But, while most other states have already started issuing the Real IDs, no one in New Jersey ha


Fairfield Mayor Addresses Various Rumors Spreading Within the Community

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini voiced his concerns at Monday’s mayor and council meeting about recent rumors regarding the governing body. In an address to the public, called “Facts vs. Fiction,” Gasparini said that he and the township council felt the need to keep the community inf


N.J. man caught sexually assaulting sleeping child when passerby looked in bedroom window faces 25 years in prison

A New Jersey man caught sexually assaulted a sleeping child when a passerby happened to look into a Long Branch bedroom window in 2017 has admitted to multiple charges and faces 25 years in state prison when he is sentenced, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said Tuesday.


These North Jersey Towns Have State's Highest Property Taxes

The average property tax bill in New Jersey last year was $8,767, an increase of $77 from $8,690 in 2017. Many towns, though, paid more than $10,000. Millburn residents paid the most in the state ($24,308) with Alpine trailing in the second spot at ($21,299).


Witness says couple was raping toddler — NJ man admits it

A Bloomfield man has admitted raping a toddler — a guilty plea that will send him to prison for 25 years without a chance for parole. Jaime Mauricio Leon, 34, was arrested after a witness told police on June 16, 2017, that he had seen a man and a woman sexually abusing a toddler when he looked throu


'Best Views In Jersey' At $2.2M Morris Co. Home

MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Listed for $2.2 million, this stunning Montville home offers amazing views of the surrounding mountains. The views aren't just from inside the home: the in-ground pool also overlooks the mountains. Read more about it here, and visit realtor.com for even more photos.


Cash4Life lottery ticket worth $1K a week for life sold at N.J. ShopRite

The Cash4Life ticket sold in New Jersey worth $1,000 a week for life was bought at a North Jersey supermarket. Someone purchased the lucky ticket at ShopRite in the Essex Green Shopping Center on Prospect Avenue in West Orange, New Jersey Lottery officials announced Tuesday.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


New Jersey Has 2 Of The Most Underrated Small Towns In America

If you love small towns, then you're in luck. New Jersey has two of the most underrated small towns in America, according to one publication. The Active Times picked the 50 most underrated small towns in the United States, and the Garden State is home to two of them. So if you're doing a staycation,


N.J. town is getting so big, its school district says it’ll sue to stop ‘overcrowding crisis’

There’s been so much development in Edison, the board of education says it’s planning to sue the township for what it’s called an “overcrowding crisis” in local schools.


Peruvian woman raped and murdered in Jersey City came to America and fell in love with it, sister says

The sister of the Carolina Cano, the woman who was raped and strangled in Lincoln Park last month, said the 45-year-old dreamed of coming to the United States since she was a small child and she was happy here.


HFF closes $11.1M sale of 138-acre development site in West Orange

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP announced it has closed the $11.1 million sale of a nearly 138-acre development site in West Orange, Essex County. HFF marketed the property exclusively on behalf of the seller, Montclair Golf Club. The Township of West Orange purchased the site. The HFF investment adviso


Woman Comes Back to Save Kittens and Cat Mom After Finding Their Nest in a Yard

A resident from New Jersey heard meowing coming from a yard. To their surprise, a little feline family had made their home there. Whitney Malin from South Orange, New Jersey was contacted about a litter of newborn kittens and their mom living in someone's yard in the neighboring town of Maplewood.


Prosecutor takes over Elizabeth police internal investigations after new complaint - this one against the chief

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is taking over the Elizabeth Police Department’s internal affairs functions as both Police Director James Cosgrove and Police Chief John Brennan are in hot water and facing complaints.