Filthy, dangerous conditions, theft and assault alleged at recently-opened Newark shelter

February 13, 2018

Newark, NJ—Antoinette Jackson, Sonya Webb and Andrea Eaddy sit in a McDonald’s on a cold winter morning, not far from the homeless shelter they currently call home.

During the day, they count on places like McDonald's to stay warm. They must leave the shelter at 7 a.m. and can only return after 4 p.m., even when temperatures drop below freezing.

When the ...

WalletHub Ranks NJ 2nd Worst State to Retire In

NJ — If it seems like everyone in New Jersey moves to Florida when it’s time to retire, there’s good reason. In a new study, finance website WalletHub ranks New Jersey the second worst state to retire in. Only Kentucky was ranked lower. Florida, on the other hand, was ranked no. 1.

WalletHub said it compared the 50 US states across 41 key metrics, with a data set ...

Public Asked to Help Twelve Dogs Rescued From Abandoned Home

PATERSON, NJ- The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge is caring for 12 dogs found in an empty home in the city on Tuesday.

According to a post on the organization’s Facebook page, the dogs were “the most seriously matted and neglected” they had ever seen.

All 12 of the dogs are in need of medical care and extensive grooming, and some are unable to walk due to the sever ...

Dog Dies After Being Left at PetSmart; SPCA and Family Seek Answers

RARITAN TWP., NJ – This is a story about Scruffles and it is not a happy one.

Scruffles was an 8-year-old bulldog, a pet loved by Danielle DiNapoli and her family. Their story has gone viral on Facebook with more than 14,000 shares and nearly 10,000 comments, leading DiNapoli to create a “Justice for Scruffles” Facebook page.

DiNapoli said she just wants answers. She ...

NJ Transit Service To Resume Monday After Friday's Derailment in Union

UNION, NJ – New Jersey Transit reports the Raritan Valley Line trains will resume regular weekday service between Cranford and Newark and High Bridge and Raritan on Monday.  Train service was suspended over the weekend after the freight train derailment in Union on Friday afternoon.  

According to their website, NJ Transit says customers may experience possible ...

Route 22 Car Dealership Agrees to Repay $37,500 in Stolen Deposits

WATCHUNG, NJ — Liccardi Ford Lincoln, a car dealer on Route 22 West in Watchung, has agreed to pay $37,500 to six consumers whose cash deposits were allegedly stolen by a sales representative who has since been fired.

Liccardi Ford Lincoln and Liccardi Auto Group in Watchung agreed to reimburse the consumers to resolve the Division’s investigation, Attorney ...

Cranford Resident Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

Updated at 1:50 p.m.

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that targeted sex offenders and persons possessing child pornography. The arrests were announced Friday morning by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

The arrests of 79 alleged child predators and child pornography offenders, who stretched from New Jersey to California, were ...

Hub City Native, Longtime Boxer, Facing Off for Global Title in Atlantic City This Weekend

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — New Brunswick native and legendary boxer Jorge “King” Diaz has certainly had his ups and downs over the years, and in some ways, he’s epitomized the rags to riches story.

Diaz was born in New Brunswick and throughout his youth, moved around to Puerto Rico, Franklin Township and North Brunswick, before finally settling down in Somerset some years ...

Update: Road Closures Continue Following Water Main Break

CRANFORD, NJ - Elizabeth Avenue and NJ-28 are closed in both directions, including Garden State Parkway exit 137.

The roads were closed earlier Sunday morning following a water main break in the area at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to the Breaking News Network.

Drivers are encouraged to find an alternate route. 

Update: At approximately 5:30 p.m., Police Chief Ryan Greco ...

Flemington’s Openly Intersex Election Victor May be Nation’s First

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The way Betsy Driver sees it, her victory in the Borough Council race here yesterday marks a first for a U.S. election.

Driver, a Democrat, won the election along with independent Michael Harris. Both are newcomers who unseated two incumbent candidates. They ran on local issues, each critical of what they saw as a lack of transparency by the existing Borough Council and ...

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