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TWO MEN CHARGED WITH ARMED HOME INVASION OF PATERSON RESIDENCE WHILE POSING AS LAW ENFORCEMENT

July 23, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. – Two men appeared in federal court Friday to face charges that they attempted to rob a Paterson residence while dressed in Passaic County Sheriff uniforms and wielding a firearm, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Clemente R. Carlos, 29, of Newark, New Jersey, and Jason Thompson, 33, of Paterson, New Jersey, were charged in a superseding criminal complaint with ...

Piscataway Woman Wins on Game Show - How Much Did She Win?

PISCATAWAY/ROSELLE, NJ - If you watched "The $100,000 Pyramid” on ABC Television Network on Sunday evening, then you know that Alexandra Bernard-Simmons won some serious cash. If you didn’t see the show, then here is the scoop. 

There were two trips to the winners circle. In the first trip Bernard-Simmons won $50,000 and in the second trip to the circle she won ...

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Christie Orders Halt to All State-Funded Construction Projects; 23-Cent Gas Tax Increase Uncertain

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Chris Christie has shut down state-funded highway construction projects effective Saturday, July 2 after the state Senate balked at an Assembly plan backed by Christie that would have increased the state’s gasoline tax by 23-cents per gallon, money that would used to replenish the state’s battered Transportation Trust Fund.

Without a new source of revenue, ...

Piscataway Woman Wins on Game Show - How Much Did She Win?

July 18, 2016

PISCATAWAY/ROSELLE, NJ - If you watched "The $100,000 Pyramid” on ABC Television Network on Sunday evening, then you know that Alexandra Bernard-Simmons won some serious cash. If you didn’t see the show, then here is the scoop. 

There were two trips to the winners circle. In the first trip Bernard-Simmons won $50,000 and in the second trip to the circle she won ...

Exotic Charity Car Rally on Montclair’s Church Street, July 10

MONTCLAIR, NJ - New RHONJ cast Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania to host Third Annual Charity Car Rally of 50 Italian Sports Cars on Sunday, July 10. 

Over 50 Lamborghini, Ferrari and Maserati sports cars will gather at Church Street in downtown Montclair. 

Hosted by the new cast members of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania, and Fresco Da ...

Longer Hours and "Zoo-vies" Coming to Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ – There will be more time available to spend at the Turtle Back Zoo come July and August.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays during those months, the  zoo will have Family Nights, with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m. Last admission to the Zoo will be at 8 p.m. 

Also in July and August, under the stars on the top floor of ...

Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshops in Paterson

July 22, 2016

Are you a person with Medicare living with diabetes or know someone who is? Paterson Public Library has partnered with Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network and will be offering free six-week diabetes self-management workshops as part of the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program. The free evidence-based workshops developed at Stanford University cover a variety of topics including ...

Christie Orders Halt to All State-Funded Construction Projects; 23-Cent Gas Tax Increase Uncertain

July 1, 2016

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Chris Christie has shut down state-funded highway construction projects effective Saturday, July 2 after the state Senate balked at an Assembly plan backed by Christie that would have increased the state’s gasoline tax by 23-cents per gallon, money that would used to replenish the state’s battered Transportation Trust Fund.

Without a new source of revenue, ...

Legislators Give Opinions on Proposal to Increase NJ Gas Tax 23 Cents Per Gallon

TRENTON, NJ – A showdown is expected Thursday when the state Senate opens debate on a contentious plan to increase the state’s gasoline tax by 23 cents a gallon.

Veteran Somerset County lawmakers oppose the plan. 

The estimated $2 billion raised annually by the gas tax would be used to replenish the state’s battered Transportation Trust Fund over the next 10 ...

Give a Shelter Pet a Home Today

July 23, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ  –The Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS) has teamed up with NBC 4 New York / WNBC and Telemundo 47 / WNJU to host Clear the Shelters – the second annual nationwide pet adoption drive today, July 23.

In an effort to find new homes for homeless pets, MTAS will waive adoption fees on animals over six months old on Saturday, July 23, ...

Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshops in Paterson

Are you a person with Medicare living with diabetes or know someone who is? Paterson Public Library has partnered with Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network and will be offering free six-week diabetes self-management workshops as part of the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program. The free evidence-based workshops developed at Stanford University cover a variety of topics including ...

Clifton Doctor Pleads Guilty In Connection with Test Referral Scheme

NEWARK, NJ – A Montclair doctor with a practice in Clifton, admitted today to accepting bribes in connection with a long-running and elaborate test referral scheme.

The facility was operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, its president and numerous associates, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Juan Espindola, 58, of ...

Man Charged with First-Degree Murder in Double Homicide Stabbing in Springfield

June 28, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A man has been charged with fatally stabbing his mother and grandfather in a Springfield home they shared, according to details released Tuesday by acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Springfield Police Chief John Cook.

James Brown, 27, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and three related weapons offenses in connection with the ...

TWO MEN CHARGED WITH ARMED HOME INVASION OF PATERSON RESIDENCE WHILE POSING AS LAW ENFORCEMENT

July 23, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. – Two men appeared in federal court Friday to face charges that they attempted to rob a Paterson residence while dressed in Passaic County Sheriff uniforms and wielding a firearm, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Clemente R. Carlos, 29, of Newark, New Jersey, and Jason Thompson, 33, of Paterson, New Jersey, were charged in a superseding criminal complaint with ...

Man Charged with First-Degree Murder in Double Homicide Stabbing in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A man has been charged with fatally stabbing his mother and grandfather in a Springfield home they shared, according to details released Tuesday by acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Springfield Police Chief John Cook.

James Brown, 27, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and three related weapons offenses in connection with the ...

Montclair Parishioners Threaten to Sue Archdiocese for Fraud to Save Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church

June 29, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Parishioners of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church came together Tuesday night to discuss plans to save their church. Suing the Archdicese of Newark was presented as a viable option. 

Led by the President of the Parish Council, Maryann Zecchino, the parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (OLMC) came together once again for a briefing on the changes their church is ...

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When Smart Women Watch Stupid Television

“Hey honey, what time...” began my husband.

“Sssh, not now.” I replied.  “My show is on!” He glanced at the TV to see what I was watching, shook his head, and left the room muttering something sarcastic that sounded like, "Wow, I really hope she says yes to the dress."

It was true.  I had a stupid TV obsession.  I like ...

Give a Shelter Pet a Home Today

July 23, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ  –The Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS) has teamed up with NBC 4 New York / WNBC and Telemundo 47 / WNJU to host Clear the Shelters – the second annual nationwide pet adoption drive today, July 23.

In an effort to find new homes for homeless pets, MTAS will waive adoption fees on animals over six months old on Saturday, July 23, ...