• NJSecond Belmar girl pulled from ocean dies days after her cousin

    BELMAR — The second girl pulled from the rough ocean in Belmar on Thursday evening has died. Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty said Emily Pedro-Gonzalez, 12, died Monday morning, four days after she and her 13-year-old cousin were found unresponsive in the ocean nearly a half-hour apart. Doherty has not confirmed Emily’s last name but family acquaintances have provided her full Read more...

  • Associated PressReport: Dangerous chemical could threaten reservoir

    RINGWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A new report says that a dangerous chemical detected in groundwater near a Superfund site in New Jersey could pose a threat to a nearby reservoir that provides drinking water to as many as 3.5 million people.The report by the Jacobs engineering firm for the Wanaque Reservoir operators recommends treating the contaminated water at the Ringwood Read more...

  • NJMiss New Jersey 2017 is…

    OCEAN CITY- Kaitlyn Schoeffel, of Egg Harbor Township, broke into a tearful surrender of joyful release when she was crowned Miss New Jersey 2017 Saturday night at the Ocean City Music Pier.  After her sixth year competing in the pageant as Miss Eastern Shore, Schoeffel will move on to represent New Jersey in the Miss America Pageant on Sept. 10 in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Read more...

  • NJSecaucus celebrates dads at Father's Day picnic (PHOTOS)

    SECAUCUS — It may have been a little cloudy throughout the day, but the sun still peaked through the gray skies to celebrate dads.  The Indian Caucus of Secaucus sponsored a picnic at Schmidts Woods Park, bringing together families to celebrate Father’s Day.  The picnic was a potluck style, with families each bringing their own dishes. Families enjoyed playing dominoes and other Read more...

  • PhillyCannabis consumers should come first in legalization debate

    As we consider marijuana legalization in New Jersey, the rights of everyday… Read the story on Philly.

  • NJSome straight talk from Alan Alda

    Actor, director and writer Alan Alda, who lived in Leonia for 38 years, has written another compelling book, this one about communicating.Courtesy of Alan Alda  “If I Understood You, Would I Have this Look on My Face? My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating” By Alan Alda (Random House, 213 pp, $28) While choosing which book Read more...

  • NJMan reportedly dead, 2 injured in rear-end crash

    EGG HARBOR TWP. — A 49-year-old Hamilton Township man was killed Saturday night when his vehicle was rear-ended on Black Horse Pike, 6ABC reported. Jeffrey Weiss was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, near the Tower Road intersection, after another car crashed into the back of his own, the report said. The station reported the driver of the other vehicle, a Read more...

  • PhillyRisk and price too high for Markelle Fultz | Bob Brookover

    I confess that I have never seen Markelle Fultz play a basketball game and I was not at his 76ers workout Saturday in Camden. Still, it is hard to stamp a… Read the story on Philly.

  • NJThis first-time dad converted his home gym into an adorable nursery (PHOTOS)

    N.J. home makeover is a regular feature on NJ.com. To submit your renovation for consideration, email home@starledger.com with your full name, email address, phone number and town/city. Attach “before” and “after” photos of what you renovated. Sgt. Jim Rios has been a Newark police officer for 12 years, but he says his hardest job began Nov. 5, 2016. That’s the Read more...

  • NJEarly morning homicide hits Newark neighborhood

    NEWARK — A 27-year-old man was shot and killed in the city’s Lower Roseville neighborhood early Sunday morning, authorities said.  Edgard Patricio Jimenez Dominguez, of Newark, was fatally shot in the 100 block of North 7th Street, said Katherine Carter, a spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. He was pronounced dead at 6:06 a.m., Carter said.  City police and the prosecutor’s office cordoned off a portion Read more...