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Montclair Firefighters Investigate Cause of Glen Ridge House Fire
MONTCLAIR, NJ - An investigation has been launched into the cause of a fire in Glen Ridge, Montclair officials announced Tuesday. After Montclair firefighters put out a fire that damaged a Willow Street home, Montclair public safety officials are still searching for the cause. The Montclair Fire Department received a call around 8:42 p.m. on Sunday. When firefighters arrived, flames were coming from underneath an enclosed porch, fire officials stated. According to officials, the occupants had self-evacuated prior to firefighter arrival and the fire was quickly extinguished underneath and inside the porch. "There was fire, heat and water damage to the affected areas," fire officials stated. No injuries were reported. The last unit cleared the scene at 10:08pm. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Longtime NJ Portuguese restaurant has closed its doors after 49 years
NEWARK — One of the landmark restaurants of Newark’s Ironbound section has served its last meals, as the Iberia Tavern and Restaurant property has been sold as its owners retire. The closure after 49 years was made official with a social media post heading into the weekend. “It...
Teen death under investigation after being found with gunshot wound in NJ house
Authorities are investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy who was found Monday morning inside a house in Jersey City with an apparent gunshot wound, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office. The teen was found when Jersey City police officers were responding to a 911 call reporting a shooting...
Details emerge in cold-blooded Jersey City killing of South Jersey mother of 2
Norelis Mendoza may have literally been killed by her own kindness. The 32-year-old Camden County mother of two young children was brutally murdered when she was run down in a desolate area of Jersey City on Mother’s Day morning by her ex-boyfriend, 35-year-old Gregory Mallard, in a pickup truck that she had purchased for the former felon, authorities said.
Six N.J. kids, ages 12-14, arrested after stealing, crashing car, police say
Six minors between the ages of 12 and 14 were arrested Sunday after they allegedly stole a car in Fairfield and later crashed it following a police pursuit, authorities said. A resident of Big Piece Road called the police shortly after 3 a.m. after seeing several people pulling on car door handles in his driveway, according to a statement from the Fairfield Police Department. The people were soon seen leaving the area in a stolen red 2020 Kia Forte, driving toward Horseneck Road, police said.
Missing man found dead at N.J. scenic lookout
A missing Bloomfield man was found dead at the base of Rockefeller Lookout in Englewood Cliffs on Sunday, police said. Palisades Interstate Parkway Police officers found an abandoned vehicle at about 5 p.m. at the Bergen County lookout, which located along Palisades Interstate Parkway just north of Exit 1, according to a police spokesman.
Drunken driver charged after jumping curb in NYC and mowing down pedestrians, killing 1: cops
A drunken driver who appeared to cry as he was cuffed has been charged in the wild Manhattan crash that killed a 23-year-old man and injured at least four other people, police said Monday. Mahbub Ali, 26, of Queens faces charges of manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, assault and driving while intoxicated in the deadly Sunday night smash-up at East 21st Street and Third Avenue in Gramercy, cops said. Ali was apparently speeding in a gray 2021 Hyundai Sonata north on Third Avenue when the vehicle barreled onto the sidewalk around 7:30 p.m., authorities said. The 23-year-old pedestrian was crossing Third Avenue, in the marked crosswalk, when...
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15-Year-Old Shot Dead in Jersey City
JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 15-year-old Jersey City is dead following a shooting in the early hours of Monday. According to a statement, authorities were alerted to the incident at approximately 4:20 a.m. when a 911 call reported a shooting at Wilkinson Avenue. Upon arriving at the scene, responding officers discovered a young male, later identified as Tyshawn Smith, 15, of Jersey City, with an apparent gunshot wound. Despite efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead at approximately 4:55 a.m. The circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under active investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department. Authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward and assist with the ongoing investigation. The Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor can be contacted at 201-915-1345, and anonymous tips can be submitted through the following link: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information provided will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
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Cranford man accused of putting dead cat inside NJ family mailbox
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‘Say hello and goodbye’ — Specialty Restaurant in NJ Abruptly Closes After Almost 50 Years
A specialty restaurant in one of New Jersey's most prominent cities has closed its doors for good after nearly half a century. And based on the comments posted on Facebook following their announcement, they will be sorely missed. It's heartbreaking to see people say things like this:. Sad.....great memories while...
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