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Past articles by Pat:

NJ High School Football Player Dies Weeks After Scary Injury on Field

A young high school football player in New Jersey has died, weeks after an apparent head injury he suffered in a game two weeks ago → Read More

Brawl Erupts at NJ High School After Fireworks Are Set Off on Last Day of Class

The school year came to a chaotic end at a New Jersey high school, with a brawl breaking out on the last day of classes after someone set off fireworks in and outside the building. → Read More

NJ Plastic Bag Ban Is Now in Effect: Here's What to Know

The plastic bag ban in New Jersey starts on Wednesday. Here's what you should know, what stores are impacted, and more. → Read More

NJ Plastic Bag Ban: What to Know, When It Starts and Which Stores Are Impacted

Paper or plastic? Starting May 4 in New Jersey, the answer to that question will be neither. → Read More

FBI Agents Kill Philly Kidnapping Suspect in NJ Apartment; Victim Found Safe

FBI agents shot and killed a suspect at a New Jersey apartment during a raid connected to a kidnapping out of Philadelphia, law enforcement officials said. The... → Read More

New Jersey Pond Deaths of Grieving Mom, Young Son Were Accidental: Officials

The deaths of a New Jersey woman and her 11-year-old son whose bodies were found in an icy pond last week after a 6-year-old boy was heard screaming for his... → Read More

Tragic New Details Revealed in Case of Mom Found Dead in NJ Pond With 11-Year-Old Son

A man who knows the mother who was found dead in the pond with one of her sons said her husband has been hospitalized with stage 4 cancer, while her brother and sister both died from COVID-19 within the past two weeks → Read More

Worries Mount Over ‘Fight Week’ at New Jersey High School

Some students at Englewood High School have allegedly organized what they call “fight week” – a time when they are getting into fights and then posting videos on social media with the sole purpose of getting... → Read More

This New Jersey Town Stinks, Literally: Residents Complain About Horrid Stench from Landfill

The smell in Kearny is so bad it is actually making breathing difficult for some neighbors, and health officials have been forced to close a neighboring soccer field four times within the last 10 days → Read More

NJ High School Student Who Uses a Wheelchair Stars in 'Wizard of Oz' Alongside Her Service Dog

A New Jersey high schooler who uses a wheelchair is starring in a new production of "The Wizard of Oz" — and her service dog is too. Hasbrouck Heights High School senior Erin Bischoff was born with osteogenesis... → Read More

NJ High School Student Who Uses a Wheelchair Stars in 'Wizard of Oz' Alongside Her Service Dog

A New Jersey high schooler who uses a wheelchair is starring in a new production of “The Wizard of Oz” — and her service dog is too. → Read More

Murphy Makes Final Push to Legalize Marijuana in New Jersey Before Vote

New Jersey is making its final push to legalize recreational marijuana as lawmakers prepare to vote early next week. → Read More

Driver Revived With Narcan After Crashing Bus Full of Students

Officers used Narcan to revive a driver after she crashed a school bus carrying 12 special-needs students into a tree in New Jersey — but none of the students on board were injured, police said. First responders... → Read More

School Bus Driver Revived With Narcan After Crash, Arrested on Drug and Endangerment Charges: Police

Police have arrested a school bus driver after she crashed a school bus carrying 12 special-needs students into a tree in New Jersey, and had to be revived with Narcan after she allegedly got high on heroin... → Read More

Paterson Mayor Unveils New Initiatives to Repair Police-Community Relations After Jameek Lowery's Death

The mayor of Paterson has announced several new initiatives aimed at repairing trust between police and the community — a little over a week after the death of 27-year-old Jameek Lowery sparked outrage in... → Read More

New Jersey Man Who Died After Livestreaming Rant Inside Police Station May Have Had Spinal Meningitis, Sources Say

Authorities are looking into whether the New Jersey man who died at the hospital after going on a live-streamed rant inside a police station may have had spinal meningitis, sources familiar with the... → Read More

Teen's Vile Snapchat Targets Classmate at NY High School: 'We Must Lynch Her'

The family of a New York high school student targeted in a racist Snapchat photo is asking for her school to do more in the wake of the vile post. → Read More

Police Shoot Dog in Head After It Allegedly Attacks Teenager in New Jersey

An alleged dog attack in New Jersey left a 17-year-old boy injured and the canine dead from a gunshot to the head. → Read More

NJ Sheriff Recorded Making Racist Remarks Apologizes, But Won't Resign

A New Jersey sheriff who was recorded making racist remarks about black people and about the state’s Sikh Attorney General is apologizing, but says he won't resign. → Read More

Clothesline Project Displays Thousands of Handwritten Messages About Horror of Abuse Outside Bergen County Courthouse

The green outside the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack was turned into a laundry-line of sorts Thursday morning. Now in its 25th year, the Clothesline Project now sees more than 2,000 shirts with personal messages about abuse displayed in public. It is designed to raise awareness of violence, sexual, domestic and personal, against women, children and men. The t-shirts were all created by… → Read More