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Frank C. Viggiano (credit: Linden Police)

Funeral Held For Linden Police Officer Killed In Wrong-Way Staten Island Crash

Officers from multiple departments lined the streets as services were held for 28-year-old Officer Frank Viggiano in Linden. He’ll be buried in Fairview.

12 hours ago

Man rides tractor in Lambertville, NJ (City of Lambertville Facebook)

Hunterdon Ranked As New Jersey’s Healthiest County, Cumberland Least Healthy

The foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute examine how education, housing, violent crime, jobs, diet and exercise influence the health of residents.

03/25/2015

Pulaski Skyway as seen from Chopper 880. The northbound lanes of the span will be closed for a 2-year bridge deck replacement project. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880) CLICK to enlarge

Pulaski Skyway To Close For Eight Weekends This Spring

Motorists who use the Pulaski Skyway will need to find alternate routes starting this weekend.

03/25/2015

A tractor-trailer and a car collided on the West Shore Expressway on Staten Island on March 20, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Off-Duty Linden Police Officer Killed, 2 Others Critically Hurt In Wrong-Way Crash On S.I.

Police in New Jersey say three off-duty officers were involved in a wrong-way crash on Staten Island that left one of the officers and a civilian dead and three others hurt.

03/20/2015

Port Authority Bus Terminal at 41st Street (file / credit: Google Maps)

Port Authority Bus Terminal Transformation Plan Shot Down As Too Expensive

A plan to transform the deteriorating Port Authority Bus Terminal from a crumbling eyesore into a gleaming new facility for about $9 billion has been rejected as too costly.

03/19/2015

Students and parents practice the PARCC test in Verona, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS2)

Official: School Superintendents Blindsided By PARCC Social Media Monitoring

The New Jersey Education Department says it will do a review to make sure that students’ privacy is not compromised by Pearson, the standardized testing firm monitoring social media.

03/19/2015

Family members console each other after a man was gunned down in broad daylight in Newark. (Credit: CBS2)

One Person Killed, Three Others Wounded In Newark Shootings

Family members said 22-year-old James Elam was gunned down in broad daylight.

03/18/2015

A home in Woodbridge, N.J., is torn down March 18, 2015. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Woodbridge Homes In Flood-Prone Areas Torn Down As Part Of NJ Buyout Program

David Glass, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection, said the homes were all bought out under the state’s Blue Acres program and the families were relocated.

03/18/2015

Inside an expanded Hudson-Bergen Light Rail car - July 3, 2013 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

NJ Democratic Lawmakers Push To Make Hudson-Bergen Light Rail A Reality

Standing in the street between railroad tracks and Englewood City Hall, lawmakers would like to see the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail live up to its name.

03/13/2015

Lawmakers and residents of Linden speak out a recent settlement reached by Exxon Mobile and the state. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Lawmakers, Linden Residents Vow To Fight Exxon Settlement

State Sen. Ray Lesniak, other lawmakers and residents of Linden stood in a park across a highway from the refineries on Friday to slam the $225 million settlement announced last week by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.

03/13/2015

FILE -- Residential streets close to the shore remain flooded following Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in Belmar, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Top FEMA Insurance Official Resigns; FEMA Sets Up Review Process For Sandy Claims

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have agreed to let Superstorm Sandy victims who think their insurance claims were not fairly paid out to undergo a review.

03/12/2015

A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Turnpike Authority Unveils $300M Widening Project At Exit 14A In Bayonne

Motorists used to long waits to get through the New Jersey Turnpike tolls in Bayonne are in for some relief.

03/11/2015

NJ TRANSIT Chief: Will Try To Hold Fare Hikes To Single Digits

The head of NJ TRANSIT said Wednesday that a looming budget gap could force fare increases but that she will strive to make those less burdensome than the hikes instituted in 2010 that prompted heavy criticism from commuters.

03/11/2015

People and pets evacuated following an incident at Oradell Animal Hospital on March 6, 2015. (credit: Debby Hastings via Twitter)

MRI Explosion Causes Evacuation Of Oradell Animal Hospital In Paramus

The incident took place at around noon and left one person in critical condition,

03/06/2015

A woman waits in snow on 115th Street & Broadway on March 5, 2015. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork)

More Snow Settles In As Another Winter Storm Sweeps Into Tri-State Area

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for New York City, Long Island and parts of New Jersey until 7 p.m. Thursday.

03/05/2015

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