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  • N.J. pets in need: June 25, 2018

    Dogs and cats throughout New Jersey await adoption. Some pet stats for the day: A 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association found that 68% of U.S. households own pets. This is up from 56% of U.S. households in 1988, the first year the survey was conducted. The kinds of pets owned? Dogs account for just over 60%, with cats at 47% (bear in mind, the total can exceed 100% because some households, like mine, have cats AND...
  • People angry over Sanders slam the wrong Red Hen

    People have been flooding a Red Hen restaurant with angry calls and negative reviews since White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was told to leave — but they've got … Click to Continue

  • North Bergen bank robbed by person armed with handgun, sources say

    The robbery occurred just before 10 a.m. at the Valley National Bank at the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Bergenwood Avenue, sources say. A gunman in a ski mask robbed a North Bergen bank branch just before 10 this morning, sources said. The robbery occurred at the Valley National Bank on the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Bergenwood Avenue. Sources said the robber was wearing all black with a ski mask on and was armed with a handgun. It is unclear how much money...
  • Severe weather, flash flooding still a threat from Plains to mid-Atlantic

    The weather will remain quite active this weekend one day after more than 200 reports of severe weather from the Plains to the South and mid-Atlantic. More summer thunderstorms are expected this weekend in the same regions, with possible flash flooding, tornadoes, damaging winds and large...

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  • Getting lead out of Newark's tap water? That'll take $60M, and 8 years

    NJ Advance Media obtained a list of all the taps sampled by Newark between Jan. 2017 through May 2018 from the state Department of Environmental Protection. See where the lead levels are too high.
  • Severe weather, flash flooding still a threat from Plains to mid-Atlantic

    The weather will remain quite active this weekend one day after more than 200 reports of severe weather from the Plains to the South and mid-Atlantic. More summer thunderstorms are expected this weekend in the same regions, with possible flash flooding, tornadoes, damaging winds and large...

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  • The Perfect Soundtrack for My Grief

    A Brahms symphony I love will probably forever remind me of my late friend, the conductor. And that’s O.K.
  • Habitual bank robber who dressed as a nun confesses her crimes

    The young women who dressed as nuns, or wore hijab head coverings, might be donning prison garb soon They had a habit of targeting banks in disguises. Over three months last year, the two young women went to four of them in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Once they dressed as nuns. Other times they wore hijab head coverings. Twice, they fled banks empty handed. At another, they tried to pry open an ATM machine with a screwdriver. They did not complete the...
  • Sharks cut ties with Paul Martin

    The Sharks have placed defenseman Paul Martin on unconditional waivers with the intention to buy out the remaining season of the 14-year NHL veteran's contract. The Sharks announced the move in a statement Friday. "Paul Martin has been the upmost professional on and off the ice during his three years in San Jose," general manager Doug Wilson said in the statement. "His leadership, character and on-ice contributions have been essential to our success and in...

  • Tesla is preparing to close a dozen solar facilities in 9 states

    Tesla's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal.

  • Hard Rock casino installs big guitar with misspelled word

    The soon-to-open Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City had to work quickly to fix a misspelling on a 30-foot-tall (9-meter-tall) guitar installed this week. The sign, modeled after a Gibson Les Paul guitar, was put up Thursday morning without officials noticing the word "rhythm" was...

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  • Man seriously hurt in hit-run was hot dog vendor, officials say

    The BMW driver got into a second car, which fled, freelance photographer Joe Shine was told by witnesses at the scene. The man seriously injured by a hit-run driver in Jersey City on Wednesday was a hot dog vendor standing next to his truck, officials said today. The 54-year-old man, a Bayonne resident, was on Linden Avenue East at the intersection of Route 185 around 6 p.m. Wednesday when a BMW and another car were heading north on Route 185, Hudson County...
  • 25 kids sent to hospital after school bus crash

    The crash occurred shortly after 4 p.m. when a sport utility vehicle rear-ended the bus. A two-vehicle crash involving a school bus in Englewood on Thursday sent 25 children to area hospitals for evaluation, but there were no reports of any serious injuries, authorities said. The crash occurred shortly after 4 p.m. when a sport utility vehicle rear-ended the bus near Knickerbocker Road and West Hudson Avenue, according to city police Detective Capt. Timothy...
  • Trumps and Kushners Cut Ties on Hotel Deals That Raised Eyebrows

    The family businesses of President Trump and Jared Kushner ended two New Jersey hotel collaborations. Ethics watchdogs had taken aim at their dealmaking.
  • Namaste! Jersey City plans its first Yoga Fest on Saturday

    Participating vendors will have booths set up at Grove Street Plaza, including Leah Guy (Modern Sage Spiritual Care), Vitta CoCo Water, Bethune Center, Sweet Berry Bowl, Beloved World Yoga, Heartfullness Meditation Group, author Suzan Colon, Om Life Spa, and Taproot Organics among many more. Jivamukti Yoga Jersey City has teamed up with the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District to produce the first Yoga Fest in Jersey City on Saturday,  June 23, from 7:30...
  • 3 Powerball tickets worth $50K sold in N.J.

    Someone in Oregon hit the $151 million jackpot Watch video There won't be a second consecutive Powerball jackpot winning ticket sold in New Jersey as someone in Oregon captured Wednesday night's $151 million top prize.  The good news is that three lucky ticket buyers in the Garden State matched four numbers and the Powerball, meaning those tickets are worth $50,000.  The third-prize tickets were sold at the following locations in New Jersey, state...
  • Where to see Fourth of July 2018 fireworks in N.J.: A statewide guide

    Where is the best place to see fireworks in New Jersey? What time does fireworks start? Fourth of July 2018 fireworks events and displays near you. This complete listing includes all 21 counties.
  • Why did 3-star DE Bryce Nelms choose Pitt over Rutgers, his leader up to that point?

    This past weekend, the Rutgers fanbase was shocked to find out West Orange (N.J.) defensive end Bryce Nelms had committed to Pitt while on an official visit to the school, during a weekend which saw the program land 13 pledges. But did he just get caught up in the wave or is it a pledge that will stick? Find out inside.
  • N.J. motorcyclist on Father's Day trip killed in crash in West Virginia

    Rodney L. Wilson had just left motorcross race before he struck a truck A 56-year-old motorcyclist from New Jersey was killed when he crashed into a truck in Morgantown, West Virginia on Saturday, authorities said.  Rodney L. Wilson, of Mays Landing, was killed in a motorcycle crash last weekend in West Virginia.   Rodney L. Wilson, of the Mays Landing section of Hamilton Township in Atlantic County, was riding south on Lazzelle Union Road when he crossed the...
  • Man at hot dog truck hurt when BMW goes out of control on road known for drag racing: photog

    Two cars were driving north on Route 185 in Jersey City when one went out of control at the intersection of Linden Avenue East, witnesses at the scene told the freelance photographer. A man was seriously injured this evening when a car went out of control on a road known for drag racing, hit a hot dog truck, barreled through a gate and hit a parked tractor trailer, a photographer at the scene said. Freelance photographer Joe Shine said the man was at the hot dog...
  • Taylor Hall wins Hart Trophy at NHL awards ceremony

    Taylor Hall has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player for the 2017-18 season

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  • California is full of psychopaths, but not as bad as D.C., study finds

    Ever feel like there's something sinister lurking behind the crunchy granola, yoga-loving, avocado-eating facade of your fellow Californians? Now there's research to back you up. California is among the two US states with the highest concentration of psychopaths, according to a working study from Southern Methodist University released on the Social Science Research network this week that looks at trends in personality traits across areas (the study hasn't yet gone through the full peer review...

  • Assembly budget chairwoman: Our budget aligns with Murphy's except on these key issues

    The Legislature's budget is very much aligned with the priorities of the governor. But we have to learn to live within our means. Watch video By Eliana Pintor Marin There has been a lot of speculation about the legislative budget process and the Legislature's negotiations with the governor's office. New Jersey residents should know that the Assembly Budget Committee, which I chair, has been working diligently to draft a budget that minimizes their...
  • Family sues school district after 12-year-old girl commits suicide

    Mallory Grossman was a 6th-grader at Copeland Middle School in Rockaway, NJ.

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