Authorities are investigating a fatal blaze in Carlstadt, and in Paterson a fire destroyed three buildings and left a dozen people homeless.
Two days before the Super Bowl, the FBI and Hazmat crews were called in to investigate after packages containing white powder arrived at several hotels near the stadium.
Authorities say on Thursday, Victor Kwak, 22, lost control of his car and struck a curb, then swerved onto a sidewalk and hit 28-year-old Sandra Munoz-Molina of Carlstadt.
The mega-complex formerly known as Xanadu is expected to have up to 150,000 visitors a day, far eclipsing the number who attended the Talmud event at MetLife Stadium on Wednesday.
Thick, black smoke could be seen billowing from the area near the Izod Center throughout the afternoon.
The driver of a minivan involved in a horrific crash with a tanker truck on the New Jersey Turnpike in Carlstadt said he doesn’t remember anything about the fiery crash that nearly killed him and his family.