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“Edward the Egret” Returns to New Jersey as a Sign of Spring

April 9, 2017

NEW JERSEY - “Edward the Egret” has made his triumphant return to New Jersey/New York Metropolitan area once again. As a sign that spring has arrived, Edward safely landed in Hoffman Island in Staten Island earlier this week, where he has bred for the last two years.

For most of the year, you can spot Edward hanging around the Arthur Kill. He’s an urban bird, hatched in ...

Housewives Star Identified as Owner of Burning Car Found with Dead Bodies

PATERSON, N.J. - According to multiple reports the burning car that was found in Paterson on Friday with two unidentified male bodies is registered to Housewives of NJ alum Kim DePaola.

Around 2:00 a.m. Friday morning police and fire  officials arrived to the scene of a burning Audi near the 500 block of East 28th Street in Paterson. 

Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the ...

Advisory: Governor Christie Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Winter Storm Stella

NEW JERSEY - Gov. Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency in anticipation of the Storm Stella, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Commuters are asked to use extreme caution while traveling across the ...

Conflict Pushes Water Utility Bribery Trial to Union County

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The criminal cases against two city water utility employees have been transferred to Union County due to a conflict of interest, according to court officials.

William Ortiz and Joseph DeBonis were charged late last year for allegedly scheming to reduce an unnamed customer’s water and sewer bill in exchange for cash. Ortiz faces charges of bribery and official ...

Elizabeth Men Arrested in Newark for Soliciting Prostitutes

NEWARK.NJ -  Two Elizabeth men have been arrested by Newark police for soliciting prostitution, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reported.

John Whitaker, 54, Youssef Abadir, 41, both of Elizabeth, were arrested Feb. 17, for attempting to solicit sex from a prostitute in the areas of Sherman Avenue and East Bigelow Street and along Frelinghuysen Avenue. Along with the two ...

Niche.com Ranks Best Catholic High Schools in NJ for 2017

NEW JERSEY -- Real estate website Niche.com has released its 2017 Best Catholic High Schools in New Jersey with Delbarton School in Morristown at the top of the list.

Among schools in Union or Middlesex County, Oak Knoll and Oratory Prep (Summit) ranked 4th and 5th respectively, Mount Saint Mary Academy (Watchung) ranked 9th, Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) ranked 13th, and Union Catholic ...

Playball for Miracles Honors Elizabeth Fire Chief Kelly with Division for Police, Fire, and EMS

ELIZABETH, NJ – Former Elizabeth Fire Chief Lou Kelly is being posthumously honored by Playball for Miracles with a division named in his honor, organizers of the fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals announced.

In the past, this one-pitch, softball tournament has consisted of two divisions, Men’s and Co-ed. On May 6, 2017, Playball for Miracles will launch the ...

Roselle Resident Sentenced to Prison for Stealing from Essex County College

TRENTON, NJ – Michael Smart, 62, of Roselle, was sentenced to prison today, Feb. 3, for stealing $150,000 by fraudulently taking advances for travel and event expenses and depositing them into his personal bank account, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced.

Smart, the former head track and field coach for Essex County College, was sentenced today to three years in state ...

Roselle Resident and Former Gym Teacher Indicted on Child Pornography and Drug Charges

TRENTON, NJ – Justin W. Bozinta, 39, of Roselle, has been indicted on charges of possessing child pornography and operating a marijuana production facility, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino has announced.

Bozinta, who is suspended from his job as a physical education teacher at Costley Middle School in East Orange and as the head wrestling coach at East Orange Campus High ...

Defiant First Appearance By Man Charged With Attack On Catholic Bishop In Newark Offers Clues To Motive

NEWARK, NJ - In a defiant first appearance at Essex County Superior Court in Newark, the man charged with the shocking attack on an auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark last weekend offered possible clues about what provoked him.

"I'm the Reverend Charles Miller, and I am who I am," said Miller, 48, of Newark, whose description included several expletives.

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