Passaic River


Motorcyclist Crashes, Ends Up In River In Rutherford, N.J.

A man riding a motorcycle went flying into the Passaic River in Rutherford, New Jersey Thursday evening.


Authorities place an alligator into a plastic bin in Elmwood Park, N.J., on July 8, 2015. (Credit: Rebecca Granet/1010 WINS)

4-Foot Alligator Caught In Passaic River

About four hours later, the boats came off the water — one from the Fair Lawn Fire Department was carrying the reptile.


A worker was swept away by the Passaic River in Passaic, New Jersey on Monday, June 15. (Credit: CBS2)

Police Recover Missing Worker’s Body From Passaic River

The body was found Wednesday near the Union Avenue bridge in Rutherford.


Crews search for a bridge inspector who was swept away by fast-rising waters near the Passaic River. (Credit: CBS2)

Search Resumes For Worker Swept Away In Passaic River

Authorities say the worker was inspecting a bridge near a brook that feeds into the Passaic River when heavy rains pounded the area.


A worker was swept away by the Passaic River in Passaic, New Jersey on Monday, June 15. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Worker Missing After Being Swept Away In Passaic River

A search was under way Monday for a worker who was swept away in the Passaic River in New Jersey.


David Bird (credit: Long Hill Township Police Department)

Body Found In Passaic River ID’d As Missing WSJ Reporter David Bird

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has identified the body found in the Passaic River on Wednesday to be that of missing Wall Street Journal Reporter David Bird.


Margo Pellegrino (Credit: Blue Frontier Campaign)

N.J. Mother Returns From 9-Day Canoe Trip To Raise Awareness About Water Quality

The mother of two from Medford Lakes paddled from Trenton, down around Cape May and up the coastline to raise awareness about water quality.


EPA proposes massive cleanup of polluted Passaic River (Credit: CBS 2)

EPA Proposes Massive Cleanup Project For Part Of Passaic River

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a massive cleanup of the Passaic River after hundreds of years of pollution.


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Phase One Of Passaic River Dredging Project Begins

A crane loader resting on a barge is scooping up debris and dumping it in a large bin sitting on the barge. The project will help remove roughly 20,000 cubic yards of polluted sediment from the river.


Newark Riverfront Park ribbon-cutting. (credit: Twitter/City Of Newark)

Newark Riverfront Park Built Along Superfund Site Opens To Public

At just four acres, Riverfront Park is a small step for open space but a giant leap for the city of Newark.


Gov. Chris Christie announces buyout offers in South River, July 16, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

More N.J. Homeowners In Flood-Prone South River Offered Buyouts

The buyout offers homeowners the pre-storm market value for their home, through a $300 million program introduced by Gov. Christie in May.


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New Jersey To Get $130 Million For Passaic River Cleanup

The settlement announced Tuesday clears the way for the state to press its case against the principal defendant, Occidental Chemical Corp., for cleanup costs on the former Diamond Alkali/Diamond Shamrock plant site.


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Man And Woman Fall Through Ice While Hunting For Turtles

A man and woman were out of the hospital Sunday, after they fell through the ice in the Passaic River while turtle hunting.


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Two People Rescued From Passaic River, Hospitalized With Non-Life Threatening Injuries

The rescue took close to an hour to perform and involved a boat from the New Providence Fire Department. The victims have been taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


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Man Charged With Killing Homeless Woman Whose Body Was Found In Passaic River

A homeless man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a Newark woman whose body was found in the Passaic River last week.