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  1. H.S. baseball roundup: Three-run eighth leads Indian Hills over Rutherford, 6-3Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 |

    The Braves continued to shake off the effects of a slow start Saturday, scoring three runs in the top of the eighth inning to pull out a 6-3 non-league win over Rutherford, No. 8 in The Record baseball Top 25 ranking.


  2. 6 Texans indicted in 5 New Jersey home invasionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

    Authorities in New Jersey say six Texas residents have been indicted in connection with a string of home invasion robberies late last year that targeted the Asian-Indian community. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey says a county grand jury handed up five indictments Wednesday which contain 103 counts overall.


  3. Jim Freda on fishing: Saltwater Expo this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 |

    Today through Sunday is one of the largest saltwater fishing shows in the Northeast, the Saltwater Fishing Expo at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset. Visitors will find fantastic deals on tackle, exhibits, activities, and a bevy of saltwater superstars will be on hand to share their secrets.


  4. Millburn Police Department blotter: March 19Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | The Item

    Reports of a shoplifting March 3 drew Millburn police to the Nordstrom store at The Mall at Short Hills. Nordstrom security officers told police they observed a male identified as Antoine Cherry, 39, conceal a jacket and leave the store without paying for it.


  5. Man killed in Plainfield shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 |

    Two men are charged in a shooting that claimed the life of a man who had been working in a convenience store in Plainfield. The Union County Prosecutor's Office says 31-year-old Wilson Valdez of Plainfield was shot on Berckman Street and was pronounced dead soon after on Thursday.


  6. Former N.J. college basketball coach charged with sex assaultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

    A former college basketball coach has been charged with sexually assaulting two boys and engaging in sexually explicit conversations with two others. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey says Tarver coached at Middlesex County College from 2006 to 2014.


  7. H.S. wrestling: Paramus piles up the pinsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 |

    "It's huge," the senior said. "This has become one of our biggest rivalries. It's a parochial school coming into our place.


  8. 4 Texans charged in New Jersey home invasionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

    Authorities in New Jersey announced charges Monday against four Texas residents in connection with a string of home invasion robberies that targeted the Asian-Indian community in Middlesex County. The robberies began late in October and occurred in Edison, South Plainfield and Old Bridge.


  9. Antiochian Orthodox patriarch brings message of hope, peace in North Jersey visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 |

    For the leader of the worldwide Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, beset by worries over his congregation in the war-torn Middle East, it was a night of simple joy in the church's North Jersey community. Patriarch John X of Syria celebrated a service at St. George Church in Little Falls on Wednesday night that drew hundreds of members of the ancient faith from across the region.


  10. NJ woman guilty of forcing girl to perform sex actsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 |

    A 53-year-old New Jersey woman has pleaded guilty to forcing a juvenile girl to live stream sexually explicit acts online. Dornick forced the girl to perform sex acts over the Internet to 51-year-old Michael Grennier, also of South Plainfield.


  11. $1K reward offered in Middlesex home invasionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 |

    Central New Jersey authorities are offering a reward for information on a recent series of home invasion robberies in Middlesex County. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey announced the $1,000 reward along with with Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County on Saturday.


  12. N.J. police probe fifth home invasion targeting Asian IndiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2014 |

    The latest incident occurred on Saturday evening. Police in Old Bridge say an undetermined number of men entered a home there, restrained family members and stole cash and jewelry.


  13. Boys track: White receives his golden ticketRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2014 |

    It may not have been the way Joe White envisioned his final high school track meet to end, but the DePaul senior sure has a lot to be proud of over the last two years. Despite finishing second in last week's season-ending NJSIAA Meet of Champions 800-meter race, White accomplished more in two years than what most runners achieve in twice the amount of time.


  14. H.S. Gymnastics: A 'final Harada' for Ridgewood teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 |

    Ellie Gammer of Ridgewood in midair during her bars dismount at a meet earlier this season. The freshman competed in all four events at last week's state team gymnastics finals, helping the Maroons place seventh.


  15. Some call for Chrisite to conditionally veto bill that bans small...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Item

    Although many environmentalists had initially supported it, some advocates are now calling on Governor Christie to conditionally veto a bill that bans the use of small plastic pellets in soap and beauty products because of a perceived loophole. The bill, which recently passed the Assembly and Senate unanimously, bans the manufacture and sale of products containing "non-biodegradable" microbeads in an effort to curb the amount of plastic that goes into New Jersey's waterways.


  16. B.S. boys soccer: Tenafly falls to South Plainfield in Group 3 semifinal, 2-0Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 |

    Tenafly's red-hot offense went cold in the frigid night air, ending its magical run in the state tournament earlier than anyone in Tigers nation wanted. South Plainfield forward Jose Guardado scored twice in the second half to lead a 2-0 victory over Tenafly in the Group 3 boys soccer tournament semifinals on a freezing Wednesday night in Millburn.


  17. Park Ridge pair charged with bilking $3M from two international companiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

    A divorced Park Ridge couple was charged Wednesday with bilking two international companies - one with headquarters in Wayne - out of $3 million by billing them for services they never provided, U.S. Attorney Paul S. Fishman announced. Barbara Brown, 64, and Philip Charles de Gruchy, 61, surrendered to federal agents on Wednesday morning and were each released on $250,000 bail after appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor in Newark federal court.


  18. H.S. gymnastics: Ramapo's Emma Johnson, Samantha Marion win gold medalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 |

    Each of the Ramapo gymnasts took a turn atop the podium at Saturday's state individual finals, Johnson for winning gold on vault and Marion for doing so on beam. When the time came for all-around awards, the sprightly Green Raiders stood side by side in seventh place after tying each other at 37.5. She began with a 9.65 on vault, which tied her for third, before Johnson posted a 9.725 with her Yurchenko layout.


  19. Belleville football's Rivera reaches 1,000 yard markRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 |

    Belleville junior running back Joe Rivera eclipsed the 1,000 yard rushing mark for the season in the team's loss to Barringer. He is the first Belleville player to reach that mark since 2010.


  20. NJ town holds forum in wake of home invasionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | The Item

    It was standing room only as a central New Jersey town held a public safety forum in the wake of recent home invasions that targeted Asian-Indian residents. The residents demanded more police and neighborhood surveillance cameras following a decade of armed robberies that occur around the Hindu holiday of Diwali.


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