Tuesday, February 7, 2023

N.J. doctor gets 5 years for pain pill plot

TRENTON -- A northern New Jersey doctor has been sentenced to five years in state prison for conspiring with a drug dealer and others to illegally distribute thousands of painkillers. State authorities say Eugene Evans Jr. wrote fraudulent prescriptions for people he never treated....

Teens in stolen car lead cops on high speed chase in Parsippany

PARSIPPANY - Two teenage runaways in a stolen car from Pennsylvania face charges after authorities say the pair led police on a high-speed pursuit on Route 80 early Saturday morning. The chase started shortly before 3 a.m., when a state trooper spotted a white...

Powerful Jersey Republican Frelinghuysen retiring

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, both the most powerful and endangered member of the New Jersey congressional delegation, announced Monday that he would not seek re-election. Frelinghuysen, R-11th Dist., gave no reason for retiring. He joins Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd Dist., as New Jersey...

YMCA honors two from Parsippany at their Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation

PARSIPPANY —  Lakeland Hills Family YMCA held its "2015 Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation" on Wednesday, May 13 at the Knoll Country Club, Parsippany. Among the many individuals honored, two were honored from Parsippany, Parsippany Hills High School student Alezander Wu and the late Dr....

Christie Blocks Release of NJ-Exxon Settlement Docs

It's Sunshine Week, but you wouldn't know it in New Jersey. This week, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration blocked a Democratic lawmaker’s effort to learn hidden details of the Republican’s controversial Exxon Mobil settlement. Separately, the administration also withheld other government documents related to a...

Problem: Cancer, Solution: You and Our 7 United Communities

PARSIPPANY — As a beautiful spring finally arrives, Seven Communities Mayors have united in the fight against cancer through American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Central Morris County. Relay is not a race or run; it’s an opportunity for YOU to make a difference. You...

New Jersey has third-highest rate of anti-Semitic incidents in the nation.

Across the United States, a 21 percent increase Two swastikas and an X were smeared on a whiteboard outside a Kean University dorm room last October. Photo by Nathaniel Sietz A new report by the Anti-Defamation League shows a sharp increase in anti-Semitic incidents...

Federal prosecutors subpoena Port Authority over claims Christie retaliated against Fulop, report says

TRENTON — Federal prosecutors have issued a new subpoena to the Port Authority seeking records related to claims that Gov. Chris Christie's administration retaliated against Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The subpoenas call for records...

Man Charged with Murder of Three Year Old

MONTVILLE — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Montville Township Police Chief Rudolf Appelmann announce that Maurice Pearson, 26, with a last known address of 55A Route 46 East, Pine Brook, and formerly of Altoona, Pennsylvania, has been charged with first degree Murder...

N.J. Health Department takes step toward allowing edible medical marijuana for kids

TRENTON — Eighteen months after Gov. Chris Christie signed a law allowing children to consume marijuana-infused edible products, the state Health Department has released long-awaited standards for the medical marijuana growers who will manufacture the oils, syrups and lozenges. The guidelines do not describe...

Who hacked Rutgers? University spending up to $3M to stop next cyber attack

NEW BRUNSWICK -- The identity of the hacker or hackers who crippled Rutgers University computer networks at least four times during the last school year is still a mystery. But Rutgers is spending big money to make sure cyber attackers don't knock the school...

Jerry Seinfeld, Dionne Warwick among big stars in NJPAC’s 2015-16 season schedule

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2015-2016 season is its biggest yet. Today the Newark venue announced its coming lineup, which boasts 120 shows, with many more to come. "We kind of leave it to the customer to decide who the main acts are...

Franklin Lakes Police arrest Parsippany man on DWI

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PARSIPPANY — Franklin Lakes Police issued 40 summonses and made several arrests during a DWI enforcement checkpoint on Route 208 in Franklin Lakes over the weekend of Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12. A Parsippany resident, Thomas Green Jr., 42,  was charged with DWI and no...

Wall Street looks ready to throw in the cards in Atlantic City

Atlantic City, which has already seen its debt rating cut to junk bond status, is facing a further downgrade just a day after a state emergency management team called for big budget cuts and layoffs of hundreds of city workers. Wall Street rating agency...

Drop the phone: Police are cracking down on distracted driving

Stop texting your BFF, drop the phone and put down that Taylor ham sandwich when you're driving this month. Police across the state are cracking down on distracted driving for the next three weeks. Grants for stepped up patrols have been awarded to 38...

NJDOT announces preparations for Hurricane Joaquin

TRENTON — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials, alongside other transportation agencies, announced they have begun taking steps to prepare for the impending storm as Governor Chris Christie declared a state of emergency. Over the past 48 hours, DOT maintenance forces have been clearing...

Acting Governor Oliver Signs Resolution Commemorating 50th Anniversary of the Federal Fair Housing Act

TRENTON – Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed Senate Joint Resolution No. 84, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the federal Fair Housing Act. The Act, which made it illegal to discriminate based on race, sex, religion, familial status, disability status, or national origin,...

The 2015 Morris County 4-H Fair is scheduled for July

MORRIS COUNTY — Just a few days to go until all the summer fun kicks into full gear at the annual 2015 Morris County 4-H Fair at Chubb Park, Wednesday, July 15 through Sunday, July 19. The Fair will be open Wednesday 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Thursday...

A college for the future: Rutgers proposes massive makeover for Newark campus

NEWARK — Rutgers-Newark's jumble of crowded streets and aging buildings would be replaced by a pedestrian-friendly campus with modern classrooms and free wifi under a new plan presented by university officials yesterday. The campus makeover is part of Rutgers' new physical master plan, a...

‘Tis the Season to Gift Responsibly. Lottery is Not Child’s Play

TRENTON — The New Jersey Lottery (NJL) and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (CCGNJ) held a press conference to urge parents to use good judgment when making holiday gift selections for their children. During this holiday season, the NJL has joined the...