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Pennsy Man Charged with Picatinny Bribes

March 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – A Stroudsburg, Pa. man working for the federal government accepted bribes in connection with renovation projects at Picatinny Arsenal and Fort Dix law enforcement officials said.

The man, Kevin Leondi, 56, faces up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 if convicted, acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said.

He said Leondi was arrested Wednesday at ...

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 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 ...

"George to the Rescue" TV Team Unveils Roxbury Home Upgrade

ROXBURY, NJ – The crew of the “George to the Rescue” television program on Monday unveiled the improvements it made, using local contractors, at the Succasunna home of Levi Spencer, a boy born with spina bifida.

As Roxbury police blocked off a section of Condit Street, a crowd that included those contractors - as well as public officials - gathered at the Spencer home for the ...

Meet New Surflight Owner Al Parinello: Sale Closed & Theatre Set to Reopen in June

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - When the Surflight Theatre announced the closing back in February 2015, it was a very sad day for all. After 65 years of shows, the Surflight Theatre was a landmark on Long Beach Island.

Now two years after the theater filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, a New York City Broadway producer, Al Parinello, has closed a deal to buy Surflight from TD Bank.

Along with ...

Roxbury Hears Big Plans for Fixing Route 80/Howard Blvd Interchange

ROXBURY, NJ – Substantial improvements are being proposed for the Howard Boulevard/Route 80 interchange, a project estimated to cost about $24 million.

The improvements would include construction of a new larger Route 80 bridge over Howard Boulevard. This would enable widening the boulevard below into five lanes, with one being a center left turn lane for northbound drivers who want to ...

67 Years After Her Season in Pro Baseball, a Roxbury Grad Gets an Award

ROXBURY, NJ – Lois “Tommie” Barker, a Roxbury High School graduate who went on to play in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, was honored recently by the Ledgewood-based chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Barker, 93, was presented with the DAR’s “Women in American History Award” in recognition of her contribution to ...

Before Assaulting Newark Bishop, “The Fightin’ Preacher” Makes Divisive Political, Religious Beliefs Known

NEWARK, NJ — Charles Miller, who was charged with punching the auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark during a Saturday afternoon Mass, is a former professional boxer who calls himself “The Fightin’ Preacher,” according to his Facebook profile.

EXCLUSIVE: Video Footage of Attack on Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Newark During Mass in ...

Triple Homicide Under Investigation in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Authorities are investigating a triple homicide that occurred in Maplewood, announced Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino on Sunday, Jan. 29.

Three people, two men and a woman, were found dead in a Maplewood apartment on Sunday. At about 11:45 a.m., the Maplewood Fire Department responded to an apartment on Van Ness ...

EXCLUSIVE: Video Footage of Attack on Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Newark During Mass in Cathedral

TAPintoNewark has obtained footage of the assault of an auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark during Mass at Newark's Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. 

The Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, was offering opening prayers at a Saturday afternoon service commemorating the life of baseball great Roberto Clemente, ...

Former Quarterdeck Inn Site Set To Transform Into 105 Room Hotel LBI

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The owner and developer of two distinctive properties in Stafford and LBI plans to erect a 105 room Victorian style hotel at the former site of the Quarter Deck Inn at the entrance to Long Beach Island in Ship Bottom.   The plans were approved a few years ago for the large hotel but the owner decided to moderately renovate the Quarterdeck building and develop it into the ...

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