ICE arrests Mexican, Honduran nationals after New Jersey County declines detainers

June 1,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

NEWARK NJ, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested two individuals, one from Mexico and one from Honduras, after they were released from the custody of Middlesex County with active ICE detainers in place.

On April 14, 2016, ICE lodged an immigration detainer on […]

By |June 2nd, 2017|North Jersey|1 Comment

Epic Pot Farm Found in New Jersey Couple’s Garage, Officials Say

In total, officials estimated the street value of the operation to be worth about $3 million

Authorities recovered nearly 1,500 budding marijuana plants from a New Jersey home in what they’re calling one of the biggest pot seizures in Essex County history.

Sherline Dare, 37, and her husband, 41-year-old Densley Lawrence, allegedly ran the pot growing operation, […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|North Jersey|3 Comments

N.J. immigration attorney charged with visa fraud, identity theft

By Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for
on April 07, 2017 at 2:45 PM, updated April 07, 2017 at 2:46 PM

An immigration attorney from New Jersey has been charged with visa fraud for submitting more than 150 phony forms on behalf of his clients in an effort to grant them an exception to stay […]

By |April 8th, 2017|North Jersey|0 Comments

‘Holy Spirit’ told me to defecate in church, N.J. man reportedly told cops

by Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for
on March 30, 2017 at 2:30 PM

A 65-year-old New Jersey man told police that the “Holy Spirit” told him to urinate and defecate in a church confessional in Connecticut, according to reports.

Donald R. Hurt, of Newark, was arrested after a custodian at Basilica of Saint John the […]

By |April 2nd, 2017|North Jersey|2 Comments

‘The Watcher’ strikes again: 4th, more ‘sinister’ letter received, lawyer says

By Tom Haydon | NJ Advance Media for
on March 29, 2017 at 8:45 AM, updated March 29, 2017 at 11:13 AM

WESTFIELD — A mysterious stalker known only as “The Watcher” has sent a fourth threatening letter to a township home that arrived in February, less than three weeks after a renter moved into the […]

By |March 30th, 2017|North Jersey|0 Comments

The Port Authority Encourages You to Use Mass Transit and Prepare for Long Delays at All Area Airports

Travelers are Urged to Call Their Airlines Prior To Traveling to the Airports

Passengers Without a Confirmed Flight Should Not Come To the Airports

All Travelers are Advised to Use Mass Transit Options including the JFK AirTrain,

EWR AirTrain and LaGuardia Link Q70 Bus

Nearly 3,000 Tuesday Flights Cancelled at LaGuardia, Kennedy and  Newark Liberty Airports
99% of all Tuesday […]

By |March 15th, 2017|North Jersey|0 Comments

Head of Paterson teachers union faces tenure charges

Joe Malinconico, Paterson PressPublished 7:49 p.m. ET March 3, 2017 | Updated 16 hours ago

PATERSON – The city school district has filed disciplinary charges against the president of the teachers union, accusing him of verbally attacking and intimidating a vice principal last year.

The district is seeking to revoke the tenure of John McEntee Jr., who […]

By |March 7th, 2017|North Jersey|0 Comments

Worker dies in cement mixer accident in New Jersey


WAYNE, NJ — A worker died in a cement-mixer accident in New Jersey Wednesday morning, local officials said.

Officials got a call about the incident around 10 a.m. The cement mixer was not in use at the time of the incident.

Initial reports […]

By |March 2nd, 2017|North Jersey|0 Comments

N.J. city with large foreign population declines ‘sanctuary’ status

By Marisa Iati | NJ Advance Media for
on February 24, 2017 at 10:58 AM, updated February 24, 2017 at 11:17 AM

ELIZABETH — The mayor of Elizabeth, where almost half the population is foreign-born, said he won’t give the municipality a “sanctuary city” designation despite concerns of immigration advocates.

Mayor J. Christian Bollwage said this week […]

By |February 26th, 2017|North Jersey|0 Comments

Only One Vote of approval will select New Jersey’s next Governor


In the era of Trump, not much attention is being paid to the NJ Gubernatorial race right now, but for those who understand what happened last November with the Presidential election, where thousands of New Jersians who rarely voted and democrats who were tired of back-room deals and politics as usual, came out […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|North Jersey|0 Comments