Garfield

FILE -- Outside E.C. Electroplating Plant in Garfield, N.J. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Garfield Residents Worry After EPA Says It Can’t Afford To Clean Polluted Site

Residents in Garfield are living in fear after the federal government said it doesn’t have the money to clean up land contaminated by cancer-causing chromium.

06/11/2014

Patrick Morel, Melvin Guzman (credit: Bergen County Sheriff's Department)

2 Suspects Charged In Shooting Of Undercover NJ Cop Plead Not Guilty In Court Appearance

19-year-old Melvin Guzman of Garfield and 21-year-old Patrick Morel of Clifton were in court Wednesday afternoon. Bail for each has been continued at $750,000.

04/23/2014

Police on the scene of a shooting in a parking lot in Garfield, N.J. (credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS 2)

Undercover Police Officer Shot During Drug Sting In Parking Lot Of Garfield Shopping Center

All three suspects are in custody and the gun has been recovered, police said.

04/22/2014

Victoria Kovacs

Boy, 16, Arrested For Allegedly Throwing Bottle That Nearly Blinded N.J. Firefighter

A 16-year-old boy was arrested in Garfield, N.J. Tuesday and charged with throwing a bottle at a fire truck, and leaving a volunteer firefighter with eye injuries that nearly left her blind.

04/01/2014

Victoria Kovacs

N.J. Volunteer Firefighter Nearly Left Blind After Bottle Is Hurled At Fire Truck

Police on Monday were searching for the assailant who almost cost a New Jersey firefighter her life.

03/31/2014

North Carolina Walmart Brawl

Holiday Shoppers Break Into Brawls Across The Country

Black Friday turned into Bad Friday for multiple shoppers across the country, including those at several stores in the Tri-State Area.

11/30/2013

Police on the scene of a home invasion in Lyndhurst, NJ on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Suspects Abduct Lyndhurst Jewelry Store Owner, Tie Up Wife

Around 9 p.m. Wednesday, police said several suspects burst into a home on Lake Avenue as three people, a husband, his wife and their adult son, were inside.

11/14/2013

Garfield homeowner who tackled burglary suspect in her driveway. (credit: CBS 2)

Garfield Homeowner Helps Police Catch Burglary Suspect

The woman, who asked not to be identified by name, called 911 after she heard the suspects in her Garfield home Wednesday afternoon.

09/12/2013

A 21-year-old man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a Boys and Girls Club in Garfield, N.J., and trashing the place, including doing a number on this cake. (Photo: CBS 2)

Police: Suspect Indulged In Night Of Cake, Swimming And Destruction At Garfield Boys And Girls Club

On Friday, Norman Girdley Jr, 21, was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief and Drug Possession following an alleged overnight rampage.

06/14/2013

Garfield Police Car (CBS 2)

Carjacking Suspect In Custody After Manhunt, School Lockdown In Garfield, N.J.

Residents of Garfield, N.J., were resting a little easier Wednesday night, after a suspect was arrested following a lengthy and terrifying manhunt that necessitated a school lockdown.

06/05/2013

NJ TRANSIT Rail Supervisor Sean Kushner Sparky and Yvette Osorio. (credit: Handout)

NJ TRANSIT Crew Rescues Lost Dog From Train Tracks

The American Eskimo dog named Sparky ran away from home in Garfield and wound up stuck on the tracks in front of a Hoboken-bound train.

05/15/2013

Outside E.C. Electroplating Plant in Garfield, N.J. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Garfield Residents Ready To Hand Over Toenail Clippings To Test For Carcinogens

In one section of Garfield near an empty lot, residents will be asked to help researchers who want toenail clippings to see how much hexavalent chromium residue they’ve been exposed to.

03/25/2013

Outside E.C. Electroplating Plant in Garfield, N.J. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Toenail Clippings Could Determine Effects Of Pollution On Garfield, N.J. Residents

Researchers at NYU are asking for toenail clippings from some resident of Garfield, N.J., to determine whether they have been exposed to dangerous levels of toxic hexavalent chromium from a since-shuttered factory.

03/24/2013

Person Smoking Outside (file / credit: clipart.com)

Hudson County, Several Towns Enact Smoking Bans To Mixed Reaction

Smoking bans were enacted in several parts of Hudson and Bergen Counties this week and the reaction has been mixed.

03/15/2013

Handcuffs - File Photo

Report: Reputed Lucchese Mob Family Associate Accused In N.J. Burglaries

A reputed Lucchese crime family associate has been charged in connection with a string of burglaries in New Jersey, according to a published report.

03/09/2013

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