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Passaic Teen Reported Missing

October 15, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Passaic teen went missing on Friday evening while attending an outing in the City of Elizabeth.

Family members of Eliza Pabon, 16, say she was last seen on Friday evening at approximately in the area of 7th Street and East Jersey Avenue in Elizabeth.

The youth is Hispanic with blonde curly hair and is approximately 5’4” and 130 lbs. and goes by the ...

Baraka Backs Booker: 'It is Trump That is Running America Into the Ground'

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka came out in support of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker after President Donald Trump said the former mayor “ran Newark, New Jersey into the ground.”

Booker, a Democrat, was Newark's mayor from 2006 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that has been questioning Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, ...

Report of Creepy Clown leads to Drug Arrest in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ — Officers from the Nutley Police Department filed drug possession charges on Thursday against a 29-year-old man after responding to a call about a suspicious person wearing a clown mask on Baltimore Street. 

Nutley police conducted a field interview with Lamelle Robinson of North Bergen, the person reported to have been seen wearing the clown mask. He was ...

Hundreds Assist in Construction of Playground to Honor Brendan Tevlin

LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette—the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years.

After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) helped build playgrounds in ...

Paterson's Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly Call on Bergen County Sheriff to Resign

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s representatives to the New Jersey General Assembly, Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly, whose district includes Elmwood Park and Garfield in Bergen County, have both called on Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino to resign from his position.  

On Thursday, reports surfaced of the existence of audio of Saudino making racist comments. While ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Protests and Press Conferences Held in Camden Over Holtec CEO's Remarks

CAMDEN, NJ— A group of about 50 people stood on the corner of Broadway and Morgan Boulevard chanting, “People! Power!” Signs that read:  “I am a product of working parents” and “The war on the poor is immoral” were held high by students from Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy, and Pan African flags blew in the wind.

Behind them was the ...

Former Red Sox Player Steps Up to the Plate to Fix 'Unbearable' Conditions in Newark Apartments

NEWARK, NJ - Deneress Busby said she had no heat or hot water this past winter while living in Garden Spires, her home for 25 years.

To shower, she did what she had to do: “Boiled water.” To add insult to injury, the heat was turned on once temperatures outside climbed into the 70s, she said.

People would get into fights and punch holes in the walls, Busby said. And when people ...

Newark Airport Workers Rally for $19 Minimum Wage Ahead of Port Authority Vote

NEWARK, NJ - Employees at Newark International Liberty Airport in March were on the verge of receiving an hourly wage increase up to $19, but the Port Authority Board of Commissioners has stalled on giving its final approval for the measure.

So yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy and Mayor Ras Baraka joined members of 32BJ SEIU, a union that represents 14,000 airport employees in New York and New ...

Controversial Trump Billboard Removed in Union; Activist Vows Suit

UNION, NJ – A billboard for a film called "Our Leader the Idiot" about President Trump was removed from Morris Avenue in Union Wednesday evening.

The news came as a surprise to Neil Harrison, the activist who paid for the billboard that went up last week. 

“I believe in a binding contract,” he said in an email to Tapinto Union Wednesday night.

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