Sayreville athletic director suspended by board vote amid football hazing controversy

SAYREVILLE – The Board of Education has approved the suspension of the Sayreville High athletic director amid an ongoing investigation into the hazing and sexual assault allegations that have upended the school’s storied football program. Following an hour-long closed session, the board voted 8-0 to approve the Superintendent Richard Labbe’s recommended suspension with pay of […]

SantaCon 2014 is coming to town, and Hoboken police are prepared

HOBOKEN —  The first rule of Hoboken SantaCon is have fun. The second rule is don’t black out. These are the first two of 15 unofficial guidelines —some serious, others not so much—for Saturday, when hundreds of red-suited bar-goers are expected to descend on Hoboken. SantaCon 2014 starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, and features […]

Woman tried to buy one slice of pizza using $100 counterfeit bill, Florham Park cops say

When the woman attempted to pay for her meal, which totaled $3.80, she handed over a $100 bill.File photo  FLORHAM PARK – Police are looking to locate a woman who quickly left a pizzeria Tuesday night after the shop’s owner determined her money was fake, police said. Cap. Robert Treiber said the woman walked into […]

Hamburg man arrested in connection with Franklin burglary

A man who reportedly burglarized a home on Davis Road was arrested by police Tuesday in the area of the house he broke into. Google Maps  FRANKLIN – A 19-year-old Hamburg man who arrested Tuesday in connection with a burglary last month in Franklin was also in possession of several packets of heroin, authorities said. […]

Jersey City Main Library closed until the end of the year for renovations

The Main Library in Jersey City will be closed through the end of the year as demolition and renovations continue inside the building. The Main Library, located at 472 Jersey Ave., expects to reopen Friday, Jan. 2. In the meantime, demolition in the building will make way for the reconstruction of the first floor restrooms […]

Newark announces job fair at Robert Treat hotel

NEWARK — Newark officials are holding a job fair today at the Robert Treat Hotel. Newark Liberty International Airport businesses will be collecting applications to fill bartender, server, barista, and cooking positions at the airport. The job fair is being held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. WHAT: Freejob fair for airport positions for cashiers, […]

Officials help break ground for new $51 million Keansburg elementary school

Officials helped break ground for the future Joseph C. Caruso Elementary School in Keansburg on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority) Rob Spahr | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com  KEANSBURG – A ceremonial groundbreaking for a new elementary school in the borough took place on Tuesday. Schools Development Authorities CEO Charles […]

$186M to build dunes, berms on 22 miles of Jersey Shore

The country’s largest dredging company was awarded $210 million for two major coastal projects at the Jersey Shore, and for deepening the Arthur Kill. The Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Corporation will dredge millions of cubic yards of sand offshore, and pump it up on approximately 22.5 miles of beach for berms and dunes, the […]

Bayonne man caught snorting cocaine in public: police

A Bayonne man has been arrested after police say they caught him snorting cocaine while walking on a street in Bayonne. On Friday at 11:25 p.m., police officers watched as Przemyslaw Gryczewski, 31, reached for a vial in his pants pocket and place it up to his nose while walking on Prospect Avenue, Bayonne police […]

Poll: Chris Christie or Jeb Bush? Who do you prefer in 2016?

Who do you prefer in 2016?TRENTON — Who do you think would make a better presidential candidate for the Republican Party: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush? Bush grabbed headlines Tuesday when he said he will “actively explore the possibility of running for president” and planned to set up a […]

German automaker could bolt N.J. for the south, report says

Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. may move its headquarters from Montvale to a location in Atlanta or North Carolina, according to several reports. The luxury car maker has been in New Jersey since 1972.EPA  MONTVALE — Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. may be considering moving its headquarters from New Jersey to a location in the South, according to several reports. The […]

Whooping cough hits South Jersey high school, report says

Two high school students in Atlantic County were diagnosed with whooping cough, according to a report.Mainland Regional High School  LINWOOD ‐ Two students at Mainland Regional High School have been diagnosed with Pertussis, or whooping cough, according to a report on PressofAtlanticCity.com. A third student suspected of having the disease doesn’t, a health official told […]

4 seriously injured, 1 trapped in NJ Transit bus, tractor-trailer crash on Turnpike in Linden

LINDEN — Eight people are seriously injured and one was trapped in an NJ Transit commuter bus which was involved in a collision with three tractor trailers on the Turnpike in Linden this morning. Another victim is still trapped on the bus, State Police said. State Police are still on the scene of a crash between an […]

Expanding Narcan use from police to public in N.J. – Overdose training for family of heroin addicts

WEST WINDSOR A group of 20 people — mostly on a strict first-name basis — kept shifting their focus between registered nurse Babette Richter and the tiny plastic bag in her palms containing two disposable syringes and 2 cc of Naloxone. “We believe anyone brought back from the brink of death has a chance for […]

Two-car collision closes intersection in Princeton

PRINCETON — A collision between a car and a SUV has prompted police to shut Cherry Valley and Cherry Hill roads, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The roads will be closed until about 10:40 a.m., Sgt. Steven Riccitello said. Keith Brown may be reached at kbrown@njtimes.com. Follow him on Twitter @KBrownTrenton. […]

4 people shot in front of Elizabeth community center

ELIZABETH — Four people were shot Tuesday night in front of the Mickey Walker Community Center on Anna Street, according to Elizabeth Police. Police said each of the four victims is male, but no additional information has been disclosed. More details are expected later today. Police have corrected the number of victims to four, not […]

Booker touts vegan diet on first trip aboard Air Force One: The Auditor

With the Senate still in session this week, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) hitched a ride back to Washington with President Obama following the chief executive’s address at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Monday. That meant he got to fly aboard Air Force One. It was his first trip aboard the presidential aircraft. Booker got up […]

Hamilton and Robbinsville police blotter for Dec. 9-15

HAMILTON Dec. 9 Criminal Mischief – 2200 block Kuser Rd. Criminal Mischief – Nottingham Way/Sculptors Way Theft – 1400 block Nottingham Way Theft – 600 block Schiller Ave. Aggravated Assault – Sunnybrae Boulevard Dec. 10 Theft/Auto – 100 block Atlantic Ave. Burglary/Auto – 2000 block S. Broad St. Burglary – 2200 block S. Broad St. […]

Accident on I-95 in Hopewell sends two to local hospital

HOPEWELL — Two people were taken to a local hospital after a multiple car accident on I-95 Wednesday morning, police said. Two drivers were taken to Capital Health Medical Center in Hopewell with minor injuries after a crash in the southbound lanes near Exit 4, State Police said. The crash occurred shortly before 8 a.m. […]

Anheuser-Busch fined $162K for safety violations at Jersey City warehouse

Anheuser-Busch, seen here in a file photo from its St. Louis brewery, is being fined $160,000 for a number of safety violations in its Jersey City distribution warehouse.David Kennedy/EPA  A Jersey City distribution warehouse for alcoholic beverage giant Anheuser-Busch has been fined over $160,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for a number of safety […]

Chris Christie vs. Jeb Bush: A look at both potential Republican presidential candidates

TRENTON — Chris Christie and Jeb Bush — who could battle for the 2016 Republican nomination for president — are both east coast governors from purple states. But they also have significant differences: TOP JOB Christie: Two-term governor New Jersey, 2010-present Bush: Two term governor of Florida, 1999-2007 AGE Christie: 52 Bush: 61 CONNECTION TO […]

Threatened with deportation, Plainsboro resident gives Dept. of Homeland Security scammer $17K

File photo  PLAINSBORO – A suspect claiming to be a government employee with the Department of Homeland Security convinced a Plainsboro resident to hand over $17,733, according to Plainsboro police. The victim, a resident of Raven’s Crest Drive, told police the suspect contacted him last Friday and Saturday, threatening him with deportation if he did […]

Passaic County exceeds health care budget for second year, report says

Passaic County exceeded its health care budget by $4 million.  Passaic County must issue up to $4 million in emergency bonds after exceeding its health care budget for a second consecutive year, the Record reported. County spokesman Keith Furlong said it was difficult to predict catastrophic medical claims. Passaic County provides health insurance to 8,442 […]