Town softens signs to ban out-of-town motorists

A New Jersey town that’s instituted a rush-hour side-street ban on out-of-town motorists is changing its “overly foreboding” traffic signs — to friendlier ones. New “Residents and Leonia Destinations Only” will replace red “Do Not Enter” signs along 60 side streets in Leonia, which instituted the ban to stop non-residents

10-year-old boy killed, mom hurt in New Jersey shooting

A 10-year-old boy was shot dead and his mother wounded Wednesday night in New Jersey, according to local reports. Gunfire rang out at around 11 p.m. on Ridge Avenue in Asbury Park — killing the boy, police sources told News 12 New Jersey. His mother was injured, but she

Cemetery worker trapped in grave under fallen concrete

An employee at a New Jersey cemetery almost joined those six feet under on Tuesday when he became trapped inside a grave he was digging. Peter Ferencze, 59, was digging a grave at Hanover Cemetery in East Hanover when an 800-pound concrete burial vault cover “fell in” around 10

School offers grief counselors after student dies from flu

Grief counselors will be available Tuesday for students and staff of a New Jersey public school after the death of a young girl who’d been suffering from the flu. Elizabeth schools chief Olga Hugelmeyer announced that counselors would be at Nicholas LaCorte–Peterstown School No. 3. to help friends and

Rabbi accused of having sex with teen prostitute

A New Jersey rabbi has been busted alongside two others on charges of human trafficking and child prostitution, according to authorities. Rabbi Aryeh Goodman, 35, was one of some 30 men who allegedly paid to have sex with a 17-year-old girl in an East Brunswick hotel, says the Middlesex

Another New Jersey child dies from the flu

A public-school student in Elizabeth, NJ, has died after suffering from the flu, officials said Sunday. The death was announced by Superintendent Olga Hugelmeyer, who confirmed the child had been diagnosed with influenza but was unable to say if the virus was ultimately responsible for the student’s death. “It is

New Jersey town cancels school amid threatening Instagram video

Public schools will be closed in Nutley, New Jersey, on Friday after a threatening video was posted on Instagram, officials said. Detectives have interviewed people who posted the footage and concluded there is no active threat, cops said. But school and law enforcement officials still decided to keep students and

Meth lab caused fire in casino hotel room

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Police in New Jersey charged a man with setting up a methamphetamine lab that caused a fire in an Atlantic City casino hotel room, leading four floors to be evacuated. Wednesday’s fire at the Tropicana casino injured two people — the man who rented the

Teacher who made sex tape with student gets hired again

A former Staten Island teacher who resigned in disgrace after making a sex tape with a student has found greener pastures in the Garden State, according to a report. Nadine Sudlow, 30, who taught English at Liberation Diploma Plus HS, had sex with her “pet pupil” during a hotel

Town walks back rush-hour ban on nonresident drivers

The New Jersey town of Leonia is backing down from its blanket rush-hour side-street ban on out-of-town motorists, officials said Wednesday. In January, the hamlet of 9,000 citizens implemented the prohibition on the thousands of drivers who, guided by cellphone traffic apps, were choking side streets to avoid jams

Princeton professor who used N-word cancels free speech course

TRENTON, N.J. — A Princeton University professor canceled a course he teaches on cultural freedoms and hate speech after his use of a racial slur during a class discussion led some students to walk out. Colleagues say Professor Emeritus Lawrence Rosen has often used the slur during lectures on

Another NJ town is targeting nonresident drivers

New Jersey’s crackdown on out-of-town motorists is spreading. A second town in the state, Weehawken, in Hudson County, has changed its traffic pattern as a way to mitigate congestion in the area. Under the new rule that went into effect Tuesday, non-residents of the town, along with Hoboken and Union

Politician quits after comparing immigrants to ‘rabid raccoons’

A New Jersey politician was forced to resign after he compared immigrants to “raccoons” and President Trump to an exterminator. Rick Blood — the deputy mayor of Mendham Township — apologized on Monday and left his position in disgrace after outcry over a “raccoon story” that he posted on

5-year-old New Jersey girl dies of flu-like symptoms

A 5-year-old girl died in New Jersey after suffering flu-like symptoms, school officials said. The superintendent of schools in North Bergen expressed condolences to the family in a statement that emphasized they were doing their best to prevent the spreading of the virus. “Today is a sad day in the

Man admits he lured teen babysitter into sex trafficking

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — A man accused of helping to lure a 17-year-old girl to a motel for a babysitting job and making her work as a prostitute for 10 days has pleaded guilty to human trafficking charges. Christopher White also pleaded guilty Friday to promoting prostitution of a

Schumer: Train operators need sleep apnea testing

Senator Chuck Schumer implored the federal government to start testing train operators for sleep apnea in a letter Sunday, after engineers in a series of crashes were found to be suffering from the disease. Schumer expressed “serious concerns” about the Department of Transportation’s August 2017 decision to withdraw a

Ex-teacher allegedly forced students to do naked exercises

A former New Jersey teacher has been accused of sexually harassing students for years — turning one of the nation’s most prestigious boarding schools into an X-rated boot camp, complete with naked push ups, sit ups and jumping jacks. Bruce Presley, 79, was working at the elite Lawrenceville School

Dominatrix-turned-cop loses fight to keep job

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A New Jersey sheriff’s officer has lost her job because she previously appeared in bondage films as a dominatrix. Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari tells The Jersey Journal a hearing officer made the decision to fire Kristen Hyman on Wednesday, and he agrees with the

Zero tickets issued on day one of nonresident driver ban

Cops in Leonia did not issue a single fine to commuters who used the town as a shortcut to the George Washington Bridge on Monday — on what was supposed to be the first day of enforcement. “We have not issued any tickets,” Mayor Judah Zeigler told The Post,

NJ teen becomes youngest to row solo across Atlantic

An 18-year-old New Jersey man became the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean when he finished his arduous 3,000-mile journey this week. Oliver Crane arrived on the Caribbean island of Antigua on Sunday after a 44-day trek that began off the coast of Northwest Africa on

Eagles fan freaks after surgery: “Did I miss the Super Bowl?’

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. — When a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan woke up groggy from recent dental surgery, she had one big fear: “Did I miss the Super Bowl?!?” Haley Parks’ father posted a video on Facebook this week showing her coming out of anesthesia after having her wisdom teeth removed. When

Town sued over ban on nonresident drivers

A road warrior is suing the New Jersey town that has forbidden nonresidents from using its side streets. Attorney Jaqueline Rosa filed papers Tuesday, claiming that the town of Leonia — which will soon fine non-locals who use residential streets — is infringing on her right to public roads

Teacher allegedly offered students good grades for nude pics

A sicko New Jersey teacher asked his students for naked pictures in exchange for better grades in his class, according to a report. Passaic High School Spanish teacher Jose Maria was arrested Jan. 24 for inappropriate conversations he had with two male students between 2010 and 2012, the Passaic

Prosecutors drop corruption case against Bob Menendez

NEWARK, N.J. — Federal prosecutors decided Wednesday not to retry Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges that ended in a hung jury last fall, lifting the legal cloud hanging over the New Jersey Democrat as he gears up for re-election this year. Prosecutors filed a motion with the court

Prosecutors drop corruption case against Bob Menendez

NEWARK, N.J. — Federal prosecutors decided Wednesday not to retry Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges that ended in a hung jury last fall, lifting the legal cloud hanging over the New Jersey Democrat as he gears up for re-election this year. Prosecutors filed a motion with the court on Wednesday

Prosecutors drop corruption case against Bob Menendez

NEWARK, N.J. — Federal prosecutors decided Wednesday not to retry Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges that ended in a hung jury last fall, lifting the legal cloud hanging over the New Jersey Democrat as he gears up for re-election this year. Prosecutors filed a motion with the court

NJ lawmaker is latest GOP congressman to call it quits

A veteran GOP lawmaker from New Jersey said Monday he will not run for re-election — the 33rd Republican member of Congress to call it a career before the 2018 midterm elections. “Today, as I announce my retirement at the end of this session of Congress, I want to