Newark Mayor Cory Booker with Boomer & Carton (Al Dukes/WFAN)

Mayor Booker On WFAN: Newark Ready For NCAA Tournament Spotlight

Newark is the new kid on the block in this year’s NCAA Tournament, a scrappy underdog looking to compete with the big boys. Mayor Cory Booker joined WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on Tuesday to pump his constituency up for the Sweet 16.


Holiday Bandit

FBI: ‘Holiday Bandit’ Strikes Again, This Time In New Jersey

After striking seven times since December in New York City, it appears the “holiday bandit” has crossed state lines.


Generic Police File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Police Install License Readers That Scan In Real Time

In Nutley, N.J., the police department is installing automatic license plate readers in cop cars in order to scan plates in real time. Three cameras run the numbers to check for expired plates, to identify stolen vehicles and criminals with warrants.


Union Hatchet Attack

Police: N.J. Man Attacks Women With Tomahawk

A deranged man attacked two women with a tomahawk hatchet and a knife in Union, N.J. on Friday morning, police said.


2 Killed, 4 Others Hurt In N.J. Turnpike Crash

The eastern spur of the N.J. Turnpike has been reopened in the southbound direction after an accident Friday morning in Ridgefield left two people dead.


A woman walks outside of an  A&P supermarket December 13, 2010 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Venerable grocery chain A&P filed for bankruptcy protection this weekend, under mounting debt and structural problems.  The company owns supermarkets under the names of A&P, Pathmark, Food Emporium,Waldbaums, and others.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

1,000 In N.J. Could Lose Jobs After A&P Bankruptcy

Workers at a grocery distributor in New Jersey could lose their jobs in February in the wake of a bankruptcy filing by the supermarket giant.


John Martinez, suspect in "Ice Pick Bandit" case. (Photo/Bergen County Sherriff's Office)

Icepick Robbery Suspect Charged In 2 More Stickups

A parolee already accused of wielding an ice pick in a series of robberies in New York City elevators has been charged with two more similar muggings.


Unemployment, not hiring

New Restrictions On Tap For N.J. Jobless Benefits

The state Labor Department has proposed rule changes that would tighten unemployment eligibility for workers who quit or who are fired for misconduct.


NJ Attorney General Paula Dow (file photo)

N.J. State To Probe Steroid Use By Police

Attorney General Paula Dow announced she’ll form a committee that will consider the role of physicians who illegally dispense steroids.



“Fake Farmers” Cost N.J. Taxpayers Millions

Spotty enforcement and an outdated state law allow thousands of landowners to pay pennies on the dollar in property taxes.


Diane Zaleski murder

Woman Found Dead Inside Union, N.J. Home

Police are investigating the murder of a 54-year-old New Jersey woman after her body was found inside her home by family members on Thursday afternoon.


Esidras Valles (credit: CBS 2)

Survivor Of AC Fall To Be Released From Hospital

Doctors said by all accounts Esidras Valles shouldn’t be alive, sitting up, letting them examine him, but the 24-year-old is defying all odds.


Esidras Valles

Miracle Survivor: AC Unit Falls 15 Stories Onto N.J. Man

A New Jersey man survived an air conditioning unit crashing into his face. Doctors said they have never seen someone recover so quickly from a severe injury like this, which literally cut his head open.


Amtrak train at Penn Station - New York, NY - File / Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Amtrak, NJ Transit May Revive Tunnel Project

Amtrak and NJ Transit are discussing the possibility of a partnership to revive a huge train tunnel project that Gov. Chris Christie killed last month, according to officials.


Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

N.Y. Makes Bid For Money Marked For N.J. Rail Tunnel

New York is seeking $3 billion that the federal government had committed to the Hudson River rail tunnel that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie scrapped.