Woman sentenced for robbing bank dressed as nun

Woman sentenced for robbing bank dressed as nun

NEWARK, N.J. — A Connecticut woman is headed to prison for her role in a month-long crime spree in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including an attempted bank robbery in which she and another woman dressed as nuns. Swahilys Pedraza-Rodriguez received a 15-month…

Woman killed mom, grandma before fleeing to NYC: police

Woman killed mom, grandma before fleeing to NYC: police

A New Jersey woman bludgeoned her mother and grandmother to death, then went on the lam to Manhattan, where she was arrested, police sources told The Post. Heather Barbera, 42, beat the women inside their Ventnor apartment on July 7, swiped their…

Tourist impaled by beach umbrella on Jersey Shore

Tourist impaled by beach umbrella on Jersey Shore

A 67-year-old woman visiting from England was impaled by a beach umbrella when a wind gust sent it flying into her ankle on the Jersey Shore, according to a report. Firefighters responded about 4:30 p.m. Monday to the scene at Seaside Heights,…

Bruce Springsteen’s childhood home sells for $255K

Bruce Springsteen’s childhood home sells for $255K

A childhood home in New Jersey where Bruce Springsteen lived for seven years has been sold for $255,000. The Asbury Park Press reports the two-family home at 39 Institute Street in Freehold was listed for $269,900 in November. The Springsteens lived on…

Giants star breaks silence on death in his home

Giants star breaks silence on death in his home

Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins has broken his silence on the death of the hip-hop producer whose body was found at the NFL star’s home after a brawl with his brother. “With Regret and sadness I wish to inform the fans, and the…

Armed man threatened teen over dog hair in kiddie pool: cops

Armed man threatened teen over dog hair in kiddie pool: cops

People in Mahwah, New Jersey, apparently take their kiddie pools very seriously. Cops responded to a call Monday about an armed man making “terroristic threats” against a teenager following a heated dispute over dog hair in a kiddie pool. Jamal Brown, 23,…

Authorities ID body found at Giants star Janoris Jenkins’ home

Authorities ID body found at Giants star Janoris Jenkins’ home

A body was found in the New Jersey home of Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins on Tuesday — and police have launched a homicide investigation, authorities said. A worker discovered the corpse in the basement of the Fair Lawn residence at around 10:30…

New Report Shows Sea Level Rise May Threaten 300,000 U.S. Homes

New Report Shows Sea Level Rise May Threaten 300,000 U.S. Homes

Florida and New Jersey are more at risk for flood damage and declining property values than any other coastal states in the country. A new report recently released by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a non-profit science advocacy organization, along with housing…

New Jersey governor signs sports betting bill into law

New Jersey governor signs sports betting bill into law

Sports betting is on the books in New Jersey, and parlors could begin taking best as early as Thursday. Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law Monday to let casinos and racetracks take bets on some professional and college sporting events — following…

Mayor apologizes after mom’s racist Facebook rant

Mayor apologizes after mom’s racist Facebook rant

The mayor of Palisades Park apologized on Thursday for his 80-year-old mother, who went off on a racist Facebook rant against Korean Americans who live in the north New Jersey borough. Lorraine Rotundo, the mom of Mayor James Rotundo, claimed her son…

High school teacher sent X-rated photos to male student

High school teacher sent X-rated photos to male student

EWING, N.J. — Authorities say a New Jersey high school teacher sent inappropriate photos to a male student. Chelsea Hahn is facing three counts of child endangerment. Ewing school officials say she’s been suspended and is barred from being on school property….

Chris Christie’s official portrait will reportedly cost taxpayers $85K

Chris Christie’s official portrait will reportedly cost taxpayers $85K

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reportedly spent more on his official portrait than the state’s three previous governors combined, NorthJersey.com reported. Christie reportedly commissioned a famous Australian artist who once painted singer Kylie Minogue and former NBA Commissioner David Stern. The report…

Pharma Bro serving time at low-security federal prison

Pharma Bro serving time at low-security federal prison

He’d better hope they don’t jack up the price of shower shoes. “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli is serving out his seven years for fraud at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, NJ, according to prison records. The low-security prison is mostly…

Children forced to leap from balcony to escape raging second-storey blaze as it rips through New Jersey dance studio

Children forced to leap from balcony to escape raging second-storey blaze as it rips through New Jersey dance studio

Horrified onlookers rushed to help the youngsters as they desperately scrambled to create an escape route for the stranded dancers. Ladders were propped up against the building's balcony as terrified children dangled perilously from the second floor during the blaze, which broke…

Cop suspended for punching teen girl during arrest

Cop suspended for punching teen girl during arrest

More On: police officers Cop named Dick Holder is fired for moonlighting as a prostitute Ex-sergeant: NYPD sex crimes unit needs to take scathing report seriously Florida cop reassigned after suggesting Parkland shooting was a hoax Female cop becomes ninth woman to…

Where inspiring bass guitar prodigy is now

Where inspiring bass guitar prodigy is now

Last September, I did a touching (if I do say so myself) column about Asmar Johnson, a 10-year-old bass-playing prodigy who was being encouraged mightily by a father who shares the same name. Dad was a former gang member who had spent…

Bon Jovi Postpones Montreal Shows Due To Illness

Bon Jovi Postpones Montreal Shows Due To Illness

Bon Jovi cancelled its Montreal performances planned for April 4 and April 5 after the band and its crew members came down with the flu. Bon Jovi tweeted: “Unfortunately due to band and crew members being affected by the flu epidemic, the…

Bon Jovi Postpones Montreal Shows Due To Illness

Bon Jovi Postpones Montreal Shows Due To Illness

Bon Jovi cancelled its Montreal performances planned for April 4 and April 5 after the band and its crew members came down with the flu. Bon Jovi tweeted: “Unfortunately due to band and crew members being affected by the flu epidemic, the…

Angry anti-vax mob to NJ lawmakers: ‘You are going to hell!’

Angry anti-vax mob to NJ lawmakers: ‘You are going to hell!’

An angry mob of anti-vaccine parents shook their fists and screamed, “You are going to hell!” and “You Democrats destroy America!” at New Jersey lawmakers who voted to make it harder for families to obtain religious exemptions from immunizations Thursday. The chaos…