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WATCH: N.J.'s Kyrie Irving hits a ridiculous 3-pointer for Cleveland Cavaliers
NJ.com
2015-04-05 18:45:14.0

During the third quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 99-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving caught an inbounds pass beyond midcourt, but didn't realize there were only two seconds remaining on the shot clock.

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Old Bridge man accused of stealing $100K in cigarettes from Staten Island Walgreens, report says
NJ.com
2015-04-05 17:12:34.0

STATEN ISLAND — An Old Bridge man has been accused of stealing more than $100,000 in cigarettes from the Staten Island pharmacy where he worked as a manager, according to the New York Post. Tony Nazario, 29, was caught attempting to enter the Walgreens location after it had closed and lift approximately 300 packs of cigarettes Friday night, police sources told the paper.

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Jersey City hospital helping 'unconscious' man's family obtain emergency visas to be at his side
NJ.com
2015-04-05 17:12:04.0

JERSEY CITY -- A man found bloodied and unconscious on a Jersey City street early yesterday remains in critical condition at Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health and social workers at the hospital are helping the man's family obtain emergency visas from India to be at his side, hospital officials said this evening.

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Cliffside Park man's claims that he stabbed girlfriend, took hostages unfounded, report says
NJ.com
2015-04-05 16:54:31.0

CLIFFSIDE PARK — A man's claims that he had stabbed his girlfriend and was holding several other people hostage on Saturday were unfounded, according to a News 12 New Jersey report. The calls to Cliffside Park police drew dozens of police officers and specialized tactical units to the man's home, but an investigation determined his claims were false.

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Six families displaced by Easter Sunday fire in Jersey City Heights
NJ.com
2015-04-05 16:24:36.0

JERSEY CITY - Six families were left homeless this Easter Sunday as a two-alarm fire ripped through through their three-story building in the Jersey City Heights, officials said. The fire at 182 Griffith St., a six-unit building between Summit and Central avenues, erupted around 11 a.m., city public safety spokeswoman Carly Baldwin said.

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'Sinatra' on HBO review: A loving tribute, but a little stale
NJ.com
2015-04-05 16:02:30.0

When Frank Sinatra died in 1998 at the age of 82, there followed a deluge of farewells. But as Pete Hamill in "Why Sinatra Matters," "much of the language had a stale, even hollow quality," from obituaries that had been written months or years before.

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Pitman house collapses in historic Grove neighborhood
NJ.com
2015-04-05 15:50:00.0

Residents of Pitman's Grove neighborhood crowded around West Avenue on Easter Sunday to watch as a construction project turned into a demolition job. A century-old house at 140 West Ave. collapsed at about 11 a.m., not long after a neighbor noticed that the temporary supports holding the structure up had started leaning to one side.

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Menendez had worst week in D.C. for second time in four months, report says
NJ.com
2015-04-05 15:24:57.0

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post singled out Sen. Robert Menendez as having the worst week in Washington for the second time in four months. Menendez (D-N.J.), was cited because he "joined a club no politician wants to be in" when he became just the 12th sitting senator to be indicted, the Post said.

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Dead body found floating in Warinanco Park pond was male adult, officials say
NJ.com
2015-04-05 15:07:00.0

ROSELLE -- The body of a male adult was discovered floating inside a pond at Warinanco Park on Sunday afternoon, Union County spokesperson Sebastian Delia has confirmed. The man's remains have yet to be identified, Delia wrote in a Sunday evening email.

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Church roof collapse in Rahway sends 15 to hospitals
NJ.com
2015-04-05 15:00:00.0

RAHWAY -- More than a dozen people were sent to hospitals after the roof came crashing down at a church in Rahway during services Sunday afternoon, officials said. The collapse, which occurred before 2 p.m. at Korean Union United Methodist Church on West Grand Avenue, initially left more than a dozen people trapped, Union County spokesman Sebastian Delia said.

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Nissan carjacked at gunpoint in Jersey City, police say
NJ.com
2015-04-05 14:22:42.0

JERSEY CITY - A 2005 Nissan Sentra was carjacked from its occupant at gunpoint shortly after 10 a.m. yesterday morning on Linden Avenue near Ocean Avenue, police say. The 39-year-old nephew of the vehicle's owner was looking for something in the glove compartment when he was approached by three men in their late 30's or early 40's, reports said.

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Police: Man says DMX robbed him at Newark gas station
NJ.com
2015-04-05 13:52:44.0

NEWARK — Police say they're in the "early stages" of investigating a report that rapper DMX robbed a city man early this morning. Newark police spokesman Sgt. Ronald Glover said the 21-year-old victim reported that he encountered DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, along with his entourage at an Exxon station on the 600 block of Route 21 around 12:30 a.m.

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West Orange fire: Crews battling flames at recycling center
NJ.com
2015-04-05 13:51:00.0

WEST ORANGE — Firefighters are battling a blaze that broke out at a recycling center in the township this afternoon. West Orange Fire Department Capt. Don Peters said six engines are currently at the scene of the fire on Mount Pleasant Avenue.

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Ocean City beach-replenishment project may finish early
NJ.com
2015-04-05 12:17:00.0

By Jacqueline L. Urgo, The Philadelphia Inquirer OCEAN CITY — A beach-replenishment project on a 2.6-mile stretch along the south end of this popular vacation resort, originally scheduled to take all summer to complete, will likely be finished by midseason, according to officials.

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Cops: SUV collides with Jersey City police vehicle sending captain to hospital
NJ.com
2015-04-05 12:08:57.0

JERSEY CITY - A Jersey City police vehicle was struck by a black Suzuki SUV at Beacon and Baldwin avenues at 11:45 p.m. last night, according to Carly Baldwin, spokeswoman for the Jersey City Department of Public Safety.

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Firefighters battling 2-alarm blaze in Jersey City
NJ.com
2015-04-05 10:41:05.0

JERSEY CITY -- Jersey City firefighters are battling a two-alarm blaze at 182 Griffith St., a multi-family building in the Heights between Summit and Central avenues. No one is inside the 3-story house, according to city Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Carly Baldwin.

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Three-alarm fire guts Plainfield home; 7 residents displaced
NJ.com
2015-04-05 10:40:00.0

PLAINFIELD - Four adults and three children were displaced by the fire that damaged a three-story Plainfield home at 22 Dekalb Avenue Saturday night, Police said. Firefighters from Plainfield, Rahway and Cranford responded to the blaze at approximately 7 PM, said Plainfield Police Director Carl Riley.

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N.J. man nabbed in undercover sting gets federal prison time for drug charge
NJ.com
2015-04-05 10:30:00.0

A New Jersey man has been sentenced in Arkansas to four years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Anthony Winters, 51, of Long Valley, will also have to undergo three years of supervised release following his time in prison, according to federal prosecutors who said the Morris County man was sentenced last week in El Dorado, Ark.

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PHOTOS: Parishioners flock to Easter Vigil Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
NJ.com
2015-04-05 08:00:33.0

NEWARK — Parishioners on Saturday attended an Easter Vigil Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. The service was one of many events being held in the Newark area to celebrate Easter weekend.

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Poll: Do you agree with Christie on Indiana's 'religious freedom' law?
NJ.com
2015-04-05 08:00:00.0

Do you agree with Chris Christie's stance on Indiana's 'religious freedom' law? TRENTON — Do you agree with Gov. Chris Christie's stance on Indiana's controversial "religious freedom" law? Indiana Gov.

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N.J. weather: Another windy day in store for state
NJ.com
2015-04-05 07:45:00.0

A breezy, mild day is on tap for New Jersey. Forecasts show temperatures peaking at more than 60 degrees in parts of the state on Sunday but wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour are possible and a chance of showers in exists in northern New Jersey.

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How office parks are dragging down N.J.'s recovery
NJ.com
2015-04-05 07:30:54.0

The New Jersey office park isn't what it used to be, and the state's job market is suffering for it. Thirty years ago, the state was on the cutting edge -- building sprawling office campuses that housed thousands of employees and attracted huge companies to the suburbs.

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Wait, RUTGERS beat Wisconsin? Twitter comes to grips with the Scarlet Knights' big upset
NJ.com
2015-04-05 07:20:49.0

The Rutgers season ended on a 15-game losing streak nearly four weeks ago, but the Scarlet Knights made a strong appearance on Twitter last night when Wisconsin upset Kentucky in the Final Four. But a few knowledgable college basketball fans took to Twitter to marvel at a result from Jan. 11, when the Badgers went into the RAC and left with a 67-62 loss that might be the biggest upset in the season.

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Former Menendez staffer has a podcast | The Auditor
NJ.com
2015-04-05 07:15:00.0

After spending years as a reporter and a political operative, Paul Brubaker has turned to something new: podcasting. Brubaker — a veteran of the Herald News, The Record, The Montclair Times and, briefly, The Star-Ledger — was most recently U.S.

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Horror at the game shop: How a prank call sent a N.J. SWAT team swarming
NJ.com
2015-04-05 07:00:31.0

The crowd at the small video game shop just off Route 46 in Clifton wasn't paying much attention to the lights and sirens nearby. People were having a good time, swapping video games and competing in a PlayStation tournament last weekend at the monthly meeting of the North Atlantic Videogame Aficionados.

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Forever unemployed: Why N.J.'s long-term jobless rate remains among highest in U.S.
NJ.com
2015-04-05 07:00:00.0

Alain Chahine lost his job two years ago. Since then, he said, he has completed more than 600 applications and sent 200 messages to his network looking for leads. Those efforts produced 18 interviews in 2013, 35 more in 2014 and 12 so far this year, Chahine said.

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FEMA vows to tackle low-ball Sandy insurance payouts | Di Ionno
NJ.com
2015-04-05 06:38:29.0

THE WORDS are right there in black and white, defying all common sense and logic. "The loss did not occur from hydrostatic pressure or velocity flow but was caused by localized land subsidence." Mike and Maureen Mazzucca's house on a lagoon in Beach Haven West was twisted and sunken in places after the tidal surge from Hurricane Sandy washed up over a 6-foot-high bulkhead and swamped the first floor with three feet of water.

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Which party will try harder to dump Bob Menendez? | Mulshine
NJ.com
2015-04-05 06:33:47.0

Right after the news broke last week that U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez had been indicted on corruption charges, I heard my phone ringing. It was Rich Pezzullo. I took a wild guess on why he was calling. "I hope you hung onto all of those 'Pezzullo for Senate' T-shirts you had printed up last year," I joked.

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Eric Holder's brand of justice: Whistleblowers whacked, all-star generals walk | Editorial
NJ.com
2015-04-05 06:30:00.0

Imagine if you were an intelligence official of the highest rank, with the authority to control eight "black books" that contained the identities of covert operatives, classified war strategy, intelligence mechanisms, diplomatic discussions, and notes from National Security Council meetings with the President of the United States.

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Editorial: Sen. Menendez indictment taints his image, but he should not resign
NJ.com
2015-04-05 06:21:01.0

The federal indictment of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, a Hudson County icon, was like a kick in the gut for the many admirers of the senator who read the court document's portrayal of a man living a lifestyle that most of his constituents can only dream about.

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Advance Auto Parts ready to open Thursday, April 9
Parsippany Focus
2015-04-05 00:00:00.0

PARSIPPANY - The driveway is paved, the fence is in place, the plants are being planted, the shelves are stocked and Advance Auto Parts is opening at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 9, at their newest located at 1500 Route 46.

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Chinese Christian Church hold Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Parsippany Focus
2015-04-05 00:00:00.0

PARSIPPANY - Chinese Christian Church of New Jersey held its Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4. Approximately 150 children, including Chinese, Caucasian, and Indian families, attended the event.

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Easter Bunny visits Sedgefield; Mayor Barberio hands out candy to children
Parsippany Focus
2015-04-05 00:00:00.0

PARSIPPANY - Sedgefield Civic Association held their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4. The children, in age groups went into Grafton Park to collect easter eggs. Each age group had an opportunity to find a golden egg with a silver dollar, to win a grand prize.

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The swatting syndrome: Domestic terror hits home
Cliffview Pilot
2015-04-05 00:00:00.0

WHAT WE THINK: Once again, SWAT team members, police and other emergency responders descended on a local neighborhood last night, responding to a call from a man threatening to kill his family - only to be victimized by a "swatting" hoax.

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Wood-Ridge police nab 2 from Englewood, Cresskill on drug charges after detective is cut off
Cliffview Pilot
2015-04-05 00:00:00.0

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Cresskill man cut off a Wood-Ridge detective with his car and was arrested along with an Englewood man as they tried to flee a street drug deal yesterday, authorities said. Detective Joseph Rutigliano Jr. spotted the car pulled to the side of Charter Oak Street, a man standing at the passenger window, just after 3 p.m., Lt.

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Here's Wisconsin's stunning NCAA Tournament victory over Kentucky in 10 tweets
NJ.com
2015-04-04 22:19:59.0

Kentucky's bid for a perfect season and a national championship came to an end Saturday night with an NCAA Final Four loss, 71-64, to Wisconsin in a semifinal game in Indianapolis. The Badgers will face the Duke Blue Devils in the national title game on Monday night.

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This time it's more: 5 things we saw at South Jersey Geek Fest
NJ.com
2015-04-04 18:00:00.0

Remember those kids from high school who had "different" interests? Comic books, video games, Medieval armor, art class... well, they're still at it and having more fun than you can shake a lightsaber at.

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Man arrested with loaded machine gun, Newark cops say
NJ.com
2015-04-04 17:57:14.0

NEWARK — Newark police officers patrolling the area of South 15th Street arrested and charged on Saturday a man carrying a loaded machine gun, Sgt. Ron Glover said. Rashad Dawes, 22, was charged with resisting arrest, possession of a high capacity magazine, possession of a prohibited device, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon, Glover said in a statement.

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New Milford man faces life term after being convicted in wife's death
NJ.com
2015-04-04 17:31:00.0

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) -- A northern New Jersey man could face a life sentence after he was convicted in the stabbing death of his wife. The Record (http://bit.ly/1yM3aqb) reports Pedro Gutierrez, of New Milford, was convicted on numerous counts -- including felony murder, kidnapping and weapons charges -- in the October 2011 slaying of Shaday Betancourt.

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Devils vs. Rangers: LIVE analysis and fan chat during the game
NJ.com
2015-04-04 17:30:00.0

• Analysis and fan talk flow in the comments section below. Join in! • For the latest news and updates, REFRESH this page frequently. • App users: For the best mobile experience, use the mobile web version.

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Jersey City Police Cycling Team hosts 'Zumbathon' in honor of fallen officers
NJ.com
2015-04-04 17:15:35.0

JERSEY CITY - With the music blaring and instructors taking turns on stage to guide the crowd, locals gathered to "zumba" for a good cause this afternoon at Hudson Catholic High School in Jersey City.

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Body found in Hackensack River, police say
NJ.com
2015-04-04 16:30:00.0

TEANECK -- A body was found in the Hackensack River Saturday afternoon, police said. A passerby spotted the body, identified only as a male, shortly before 4 p.m., according to township police. There were no signs of foul play in the death.

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WATCH: N.J. police officers swim in frigid lake to rescue boater
NJ.com
2015-04-04 15:40:00.0

SPRING LAKE -- Two borough police officers swam through chilly waters to rescue a man whose boat capsized in Spring Lake on Saturday, authorities said. Officers Emmett Smith and William Kelly were already at the lake while a children's fishing tournament was underway when a boat started taking on water and the occupant fell in, according to police.

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Two Jersey City men arrested following a foot pursuit: police
NJ.com
2015-04-04 15:09:03.0

JERSEY CITY -- Two 20 year-old men, one of whom had an outstanding warrant, were arrested in Jersey City following a foot pursuit early Saturday morning. Officers patrolled the area of Stegman Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive at 2:38 a.m. in search of suspects of a recent shooting, a police report said.

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Domino's Pizza delivery driver is carjacked at gunpoint in Trenton
NJ.com
2015-04-04 14:36:55.0

TRENTON — A Domino's Pizza delivery man was carjacked at gunpoint by three men in Trenton late Friday, police said. The 19-year-old Hamilton resident was delivering an order to the 700 block of Quinton Avenue at 10:20 p.m. when he was approached by the three men brandishing a handgun, Lt.

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Trenton's Community Easter Festival's 30,000 egg hunt popularity still soars without helicopter drop
NJ.com
2015-04-04 14:18:54.0

TRENTON — With some 30,000 candy-filled plastic eggs scattered around Trenton's Cadwalader Park, 8-year-old George Brandl revealed his "top-secret tactics" for Easter egg hunt success. "Run fast, stay low," George said with a look on his face that proved he was quite serious.

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30th annual Jersey City Easter egg hunt draws hundreds to Lincoln Park
NJ.com
2015-04-04 14:08:40.0

JERSEY CITY -- Hundreds of children, with baskets in hand, flocked to Lincoln Park this sunny afternoon for Jersey City's 30 th annual Easter egg hunt. With the help of their parents, children of all ages began on a quest for as many colorful plastic eggs as they could find scattered throughout the park - each containing a chocolate treat.

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Satin Dolls strip club robbery possibly linked to owner's cooperation in probe, report says
NJ.com
2015-04-04 13:49:05.0

LODI — A violent armed robbery of the Satin Dolls strip club in December occurred amid the owner's cooperation with a federal investigation of illegal activity by several crime families, according to court records reviewed by The Record.

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Enviros' flip-flop on that Great Adventure solar scam shouldn't be taken seriously | Mulshine
NJ.com
2015-04-04 13:00:25.0

I was gratified to see the response to my Thursday column on the plan to cut down 18,000 trees to build a solar array at the Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson Township. It seems that the plan to destroy a 90-acre virgin forest is so ghastly that even the enviros are flip-flopping on their prior pro-solar stance to denounce it.

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NJTC Venture Conference Winners Mostly from New Jersey
New Jersey Tech Weekly
2015-04-02 00:00:00.0

The show floor at the NJTC Venture Conference | Esther Surden This past Tuesday, the New Jersey Technology Council held its annual Venture Conference in Iselin, N.J. The day was filled with networking and some valuable advice from Gary Vaynerchuk, whose enthusiastic keynote and genuine willingness to help audience members made it a memorable event.

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