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Gov. Murphy Declares State Of Emergency in Flood Impacted Communities

August 14, 2018

LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today issued a State Disaster Declaration for the Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic counties, which will help assist in recovery efforts in the areas affected by flash flooding which occurred on Aug. 11.

Murphy and other officials toured a Little Falls neighborhood near the Woodland Park border devastated by flash flooding on ...

State of Emergency Declared in Little Falls, Woodland Park As Flood Clean-up Begins

LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ -  As flood waters receded on Sunday, Aug. 12, residents and officials in the area began to clean up following the flash flooding that occurred.

Both Little Falls and Woodland Park mayors have declared a State of Emergency.

Department of Public Works crews were out in both towns cleaning the affected areas. Officials noted that clean up will take time and ...

Flash Flooding Wallops Passaic Valley Area

LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Heavy rain on top of already saturated grounds resulted in severe flash flooding throughout the Passaic Valley area on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 11.

The Peckman River, which runs through Little Falls and Woodland Park, overflowed its banks causing flash flooding throughout both towns. 

Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark said that the situation ...

Flash Flooding Strands Drivers on Rt. 46

CEDAR GROVE/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Flash flooding on Saturday afternoon stranded drivers on Rt. 46 in Little Falls/Woodland Park and beyond.  

According to reports, flooding near Browertown Road forced the closure of Rt. 46 leaving drivers stuck with no way to exit the highway.  As of 7:20 p.m. drivers reported they were still stranded.

Flooding was so bad that Jeeps from a dealership ...

Flash Flooding Ties Up Route 22 in North Plainfield With Cars Stuck in Water, Warning Remains in Effect

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for our area and torrential rain has already caused flooding on Route 22 in North Plainfield. Eight cars have been reported stuck in the water between Watchung Avenue and North Drive.

 

“Turn around...don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles,” the advisory says .

Westfield Woman Questions Why Cop’s Daughter Got No Ticket After Crash

WESTFIELD, NJ — Ashley Redding was just making a quick run to CVS the night of Jan. 28, 2018. She said she told her husband, Quinton Redding, and their three young children that she’d be right back. Instead, she ended up at the hospital.

Redding was driving on Central Avenue when another car, driven by a minor with five**** other minors in the car, attempted to turn left into ...

First Ever Paterson Poetry Fesitval Coming in October

PATERSON, NJ- Pointing to cities like Austin, New York, and San Francisco that have made building vibrant arts scenes over the years a key element of their success, local poet and educator Talena Lachelle Queen has announced the first ever Paterson Poetry Festival will be held on Saturday, October 6.

Queen, who was named Paterson’s first Poet Laureate earlier this year, told TAPinto ...

News Reporter Attacked in New Brunswick Courtroom

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - While working in her role as a reporter covering the courts in New Brunswick, a female journalist from NJ Advance Media, a media group represented locally by nj.com and The Star Ledger, was assaulted by another woman following the trial of Tejay Johnson.  A three-year member of the Rutgers University football team, Johnson was one of three former ...

Pickleball! The New Craze in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Pickleball has taken over the Columbia tennis courts in Berkeley Heights -- at least three days a week. It's been a craze on the rise over the past three years. Pickleball is said to be the fastest-growing sport in America.

According to AthleticBusiness.com, more than three million players play pickleball in the United States and that number is growing by ...

Man Arrested in "Upskirting" Incident at the Route 22 Target

UNION, NJ – A Dingman’s Ferry, PA, man was arrested last week for invasion of privacy for taking photos under the dress of a woman at the Target store on Route 22.

On Friday morning, Union police were alerted by a Target loss prevention worker who observed a man acting strangely.  According to police, the employee said the man was “squatting near female shoppers ...

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