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    Delays on I-80 east and west in Morris County stretched for several miles

    An overturned dump truck and debris spill on Route 80 west in Morris County forced multiple lane closures Friday morning and is causing big traffic delays in the area.

    route-80-dump-truck.jpgAn overturned dump truck and debris spill forced the closure of three lanes on I-80 in Morris County Friday morning. 

    Three of four eastbound lanes are closed at exit 42 and traffic is backed up at least 4 miles in each direction during the busy morning rush. The exit ramp for Route 202 in Parsippany-Troy Hills is also closed.

    Delays were about 20 to 25 minutes as of 7 a.m., according to, the state Department of Transportation website. The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m.

    Westbound lanes also had delays stretching a few miles. Side roads near the crash also showed traffic back ups as people tried to avoid the mess.

    Jeff Goldman may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find on Facebook.

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  • 05/04/18--05:06: Strong but sweet
  • Piper appears to have been used as a breeding dog.


    MONTCLAIR -- Piper is a female American Staffordshire terrier between 6 and 7 years old in the care of Paws Montclair.

    Rescued from an urban shelter, she appears to have been used as a breeding dog.

    Piper has been described by volunteers as "very well-behaved, can amuse herself with a toy or go into a crate without protest." She is a strong dog and would be best in a home without small children. Piper is housebroken, walks well on a leash, is spayed and up-to-date on shots.

    For more information on Piper, call 973-746-5212 or go to PAWS is a non-profit group serving the Montclair area, currently caring for more than 100 cats and 10 dogs.

    Shelters interested in placing a pet in the Paw Print adoption column or submitting news should call 973-836-4922 or email

    Greg Hatala may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @GregHatala. Find Greg Hatala on Facebook.

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    A look back at the movers and shakers in NJ high school baseball.

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    NEWARK -- Students go through the lunch line at Essex Catholic High School in Newark in this photo from 1972. MORE: Vintage photos around New Jersey Opened in 1957, it was run by the Congregation of Christian Brothers; in 1980, the all-male school was moved to East Orange and closed in 2003 due to a low enrollment. If you would...

    NEWARK -- Students go through the lunch line at Essex Catholic High School in Newark in this photo from 1972.

    MORE: Vintage photos around New Jersey

    Opened in 1957, it was run by the Congregation of Christian Brothers; in 1980, the all-male school was moved to East Orange and closed in 2003 due to a low enrollment.

    If you would like to share a photo that provides a glimpse of history in your community, please call 973-836-4922 or send an email to And, check out more glimpses of history in our online galleries on

    Greg Hatala may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @GregHatala. Find Greg Hatala on Facebook.

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    Highlighting some of the state's news and notes from the past week.

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    Two police vehicles crashed into each other while responded as backup to a pursuit, according to officials.

    A driver who led authorities on a chase using an all-terrain vehicle faces charges after two police cars crashed in Belleville, sending four officers to the hospital, officials said Friday.

    Police tried to pull over the ATV rider, Wilfredo A. Soto, on Washington Avenue around 10 p.m. Thursday, but he did not stop, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

    "The first unit pursued him and called for backup," the prosecutor's office said in a statement. "In the vicinity of Greylock Parkway and Washington Avenue the ATV collided with a car driven by a civilian."

    Two police cars that were headed to assist collided into each other, according to the prosecutor's office. Four officers from those cruisers were taken to University Hospital in Newark. The motorist from the initial crash with the ATV was also sent to a hospital.

    All of the injured were treated for non-life threatening injuries and released, the prosecutor's office said.

    Authorities charged Soto, of Nutley, with five counts of aggravated assault, second degree eluding, contempt and unspecified motor vehicle offenses. Records show the 21-year-old remained held at the Essex County jail as of Friday night.

    Noah Cohen may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @noahycFind on Facebook.


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    The nonprofit SPCA used to be the ones to help cats, dogs and other animals in bad situations. Now it'll be your friendly neighborhood cop and they haven't been trained for that job yet.

    Howell dogs 9/29/2016Authorities seized 12 dogs and two horses from the rear of a residence in Howell Township on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (Photo courtesy of the Monmouth County SPCA) 

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    The shooting happened a few blocks from the Prudential Center.

    A woman is dead and a man is injured after prosecutors say gunfire broke out early Friday in downtown Newark. 

    The shooting happened around 12:36 a.m. near Hill and Court streets, a few blocks from the Prudential Center, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement. 

    Newark resident Kelly A. Wiley, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene around 1 a.m. 

    A 27-year-old man was brought to University Hospital with gunshot wounds and is in stable condition, prosecutors said. They did not identify the man. 

    Wiley had a young daughter, according to her former teacher at Central High School in Newark, Shawn McCray. He said Wiley was always smiling and in good spirits. 

    No arrests have been made in the shooting.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the prosecutor's tip line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1- 877- 847-7432.

    Taylor Tiamoyo Harris may be reached at Follow her on Twitter @ladytiamoyo.

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    The man has been missing from his Lehigh Avenue home since Friday.

    Newark police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who has gone missing and suffers from dementia, authorities say.

    william glover copy.jpgWilliam Glover 

    William Glover, 67, was last seen at his home on Lehigh Avenue in Newark on Friday around noon, police said.

    Glover, who is about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds, was wearing a dark blue jacket, rust colored pants and black shoes when he was last seen.

    Authorities on Saturday said Glover suffers from dementia and other illnesses.

    While Newark police are actively searching for Glover, they are asking for the public's help as well.

    Anyone with information about Glover's whereabouts to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).  All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

    Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division's website at: or through our new Smartphone App available at iTunes and Google Play. Search Newark Police Division to download the App.

    Bill Gallo Jr. may be reached at Follow Bill Gallo Jr. on Twitter @bgallojr. Find on Facebook. Have a tip? Tell us.


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    Orange High School students wins the 2018 National Honor Society Scholarship.

    ex0506schoolorange.jpgOrange High School principal Jason Belton, left, and National Honor Society advisor Marcey Thomas, right, congratulate senior Jenny Rodriguez after she was named the 2018 National Honor Society Scholarship winner.

    ORANGE -- The National Honor Society has named Orange High School senior Jenny Rodriguez its 2018 National Honor Society Scholarship winner, an award presented to only one student nationwide each year.

    The National Honor Society was founded by the National Association of Secondary School Principals in 1921 to recognize "outstanding high school students." Each year, the organization awards more than $1.5 million in scholarships to NHS student members nationwide; 475 semifinalists receive a $2,850 scholarship, 241 finalists received $5,150. Rodriguez was named the National Winner and received the top award of $22,650.

    Rodriguez was surprised with the announcement at a ceremony held April 27 at Orange High School attended by Nara Lee, director of the National Honor Societies, and JoAnn Bartoletti, director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the organization that administers the National Honor Society.

    "Jenny embodies all that the National Honor Society represents -- scholarship, character, leadership, and service -- that principals seek to develop in all students," said Bartoletti.

    Rodriguez is vice president of the NHS at Orange High School, where she has devoted her time to making blankets for Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides blankets to children who need them. She is also a youth group leader and catechist for young children at her local parish.

    Rodriguez will attend American University in Washington, D.C., in the fall.

    To submit school news send an email to

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    A woman was killed during a police pursuit in Newark overnight, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said.

    A woman trying to cross the street was pinned between two cars and killed during a police pursuit in Newark Saturday, authorities said.

    Priscilla Goday, 29, of Newark, was fatally struck on South 14th Street, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said. 

    The incident began shortly before 11 p.m. when two men in a stolen Jeep Cherokee carjacked a victim driving a 2011 Ford Taurus in East Orange. Newark Police saw the stolen Jeep near Bergen and Chadwick and began pursuing the car, the prosecutor's office said. 

    During the chase, the Jeep crashed into another car, which crashed into several parked cars. Goday was pinned between two vehicles, the prosecutor's office said. She was pronounced dead at University Hospital around midnight, authorities said. 

    No arrests have been made. The incident remains under investigation. 

    Karen Yi may be reached at Follow her on Twitter at @karen_yi or on Facebook


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    A tenant facing eviction is 10 times more likely to keep their homes when they show up in court with an attorney. Watch video

    If we can acknowledge that decent housing is a fundamental necessity, then we can also agree that your home is worth a fair legal fight when it is under threat.

    Too often, however, families that face eviction are helpless and overmatched in the cattle call of Housing Court. While 90 percent of landlords in eviction proceedings show up with a lawyer, the vast majority of tenants do not have one - if they show up at all. 

    You can figure out the rest: Since the only weapon against dislocation is an attorney - which are especially scarce or unaffordable in New Jersey, where the Legal Services budget has been hacked to pieces - we have an eviction epidemic, especially in the lives of the urban poor.

    Mayor Ras Baraka knows how housing instability causes convulsions throughout a community - in schools, in public safety institutions, in demand for human services - so he has proposed making Newark the second city in the U.S. to provide free legal assistance to low-income residents facing eviction.

    Any mayor would be alarmed by these numbers: There were 17,000 evictions filed in Newark in 2016, and very few tenants had legal help. Rutgers Law Review published a study of 40,000 eviction actions in Essex County found that in only 80 cases (two-tenths of one percent) were tenants able to present a defense, leaving the rest vulnerable to substandard living conditions, unfair rent burdens, and wrongful evictions.

    Yes, a lawyer makes a difference: A tenant with counsel is 10 times more likely to prevail in court than tenants without it, a Cal-Berkeley Law School study reveals.

    The city council must approve the plan, and a substantial funding source needs to be established, because the legal help must go beyond court representation. It should entail all forms of advocacy, such as determining whether conditions require repair, negotiating with landlords, and dealing with court filings. 

    It was appropriate that Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Tuesday's rollout, because New York City is starting to figure it out. It had no other choice: Between 1994 and 2014, there was a 115-percent increase in homelessness in de Blasio's city. Knowing that the best way to address homelessness is to prevent it before it occurs, de Blasio formed a coalition under the city's Office of Civil Justice to provide legal help for tenants facing eviction.

    How to stop slumlords from abusing poor tenants | Moran

    Here's what they have learned during the phase-in: In the first 10 zip codes chosen for expanded legal help, court representation in eviction cases tripled, and evictions are down 27 percent. The burden on courts also eased: There were 17,000 fewer eviction cases heard in 2017 than in 2013.

    In hard numbers, 70,000 New Yorkers have remained in their homes as a result of decreased evictions since right to counsel was initiated.

    That's like saving a medium-sized city from dissolving into despair, because the real-life impact is profound: Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond - whose seminal "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" won the Pulitzer - reminds us that eviction's fallout includes "home, possessions, and often your job; being stamped with an eviction record and denied housing assistance; relocating to degrading housing in dangerous neighborhoods; and suffering from increased material hardship, homelessness, depression, and illness."

    New York's success has earned the attention of Gov. Murphy, whose transition team advocated a similar program for the state. We hope he keeps an eye on Newark's progress, because eviction is no longer a silent epidemic, and its eradication should not depend on the size of a tenant's wallet.



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    Dogs and cats throughout the state await adoption.

    Petfinder, the for-profit internet company that operates the largest online pet adoption website serving all of North America, put this list together of common adoption myths in the hope that more people will adopt dogs and cats from shelters and rescues.

    * "I don't know what I'm getting."

    There is likely more information available on adoptable animals than pets for purchase in pet stores. Many of the pets from rescue groups are in foster care, living with their fosterer 24/7; information on their personality and habits is typically vast. Even shelters have a very good idea about how the dogs and cats in their care behave with people and other animals.

    * "I can't find what I want at a shelter."

    Not only are their breed-specific rescue groups, but some rescues and shelters maintain waiting lists for specific breeds. There are even means on to be notified when certain breeds are posted for adoption.

    *"I can get a pet for free from a friend or acquaintance; why pay an adoption fee?"

    The 'free pet' from a source other than a shelter or rescue group isn't necessarily free. Adoption fees usually cover a number of services and treatments including spay/neuter and veterinary checkups. Covering these costs on your own would call for spending the following estimated amounts:

         * Spay/neuter: $150-$300

         * Distemper vaccination: $20-$30, twice

         * Rabies vaccination: $15-$25

         * Heartworm test: $15-$35

         * Flea/tick treatment: $50-$200

         * Microchip: $25-$50

    * "Pets are in shelters because they don't make good pets."

    Here are the main reasons animals end up in shelters or with rescue groups:

         * Owners have to move, pets not allowed

         * Allergies

         * Owner having personal problems

         * Too many, no room for littermates

         * Owner can no longer afford a pet

         * Owner's health does not allow for pet care

    While no one can say that every pet adopted from a shelter or rescue will work out perfectly, it's important to remember that misinformation about these homeless animals often keeps them from finding loving homes.

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    With divisional and county tournament titles on the line, there are a bevy of must-see, can't miss high school baseball games this week.

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    A brutal beating of a Hells Angel associate near the group's clubhouse in Newark is part of a broader plan by the Pagans Motorcycle Club to expand its territory into northern New Jersey, authorities say. Watch video

    The brutal beating of a Hells Angel associate in Newark late last month is part of a broader attempt by the Pagans Motorcycle Club (PMC) to expand its territory into northern New Jersey, NJ Advance Media has learned.

    On April 24, a man who told police he just left the Hells Angels clubhouse on Clinton Avenue in Newark was beaten with a baseball bat as he was getting gas at a nearby station. 

    Days later, Robert DeRonde turned himself into authorities and was charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses.

    DeRonde, 54, of Edison, is accused of hopping out of a pickup truck and then using an aluminum baseball bat to beat a man so bad that he left him hospitalized with three broken ribs, authorities said.

    DeRonde.jpgRobert DeRonde, 54, of Edison, appears for a detention hearing in Essex County Superior Court on Friday, May 4, 2018. (Alex Napoliello | NJ Advance Media for 

    Immediately following the attack, the New Jersey State Police sent out an unclassified intelligence memo to law enforcement agencies throughout the state warning of the Pagan's intentions to expand their territory "violently if necessary."

    The memo, obtained by NJ Advance Media, says law enforcement should "remain vigilant" in areas where the Pagans and Hells Angels tend to congregate. It also noted that the Hells Angels could retaliate against the Pagans for an attack occurring so close to their clubhouse. 

    The turf war between the Pagans and the Hells Angels in New Jersey and New York has been ongoing since the 1970s. 

    pagan-jacket.jpgA typical jacket worn by Pagan members. This year, Pagan members have started wearing an East Coast patch -- also known as a "rocker" -- to symbolize their dominance of the entire East Coast. (Alex Napoliello | NJ Advance Media for 

    The Pagans, established in 1959 in Prince George's County, Maryland, have long seen the entire East Coast as its territory. This year, to further prove their East Coast dominance, Pagan riders started wearing a bottom rocker -- a patch that signals where a chapter is located -- on their jackets that just says "East Coast." 

    The intelligence briefing obtained by NJ Advance Media says the Pagans are absorbing smaller motorcycle clubs and "patching" those members to bolster its numbers. 

    Insiders say former Pagan leader Keith "Conan" Richter, who was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison in 1998 for attempted murder and racketeering, is back at the helm of the Pagans.

    In New Jersey, the Pagans have held a stronghold on the Jersey Shore and South Jersey. The leader of the Cape May County chapter, Ferdinand Augello, is currently in jail awaiting trial in connection with the slaying of April Kauffman, a well-known radio personality in Atlantic County.

    The farthest north in Jersey that the Pagans maintain a presence is in Elizabeth. It was there on June 30, 2017, that two South Jersey Pagan members were shot. The Pagans survived but did not cooperate with police, according to the intelligence memo.

    The Hells Angels established their clubhouse in Newark in 2006. They, too, have had their run-ins with law enforcement, most recently in 2015 when four members were busted with drugs and weapons at an "End of Summer" bash in Clinton Township thrown by the club's Newark chapter. 

    hells-angels.jpg The Hells Angels clubhouse on Clinton Avenue in Newark. (Alex Napoliello | NJ Advance Media for 

    In 2010, 17 alleged members of the Pagans were arrested in New York and New Jersey in a federal sweep of the tri-state area.

    Authorities said at the time that members of the Pagans gathered for a special meeting at an undisclosed location in the Garden State to discuss killing rival members of the Hells Angels. The then-Long Island chapter president of the Pagans, Jason Blair, told members at the meeting to be prepared to die or go to prison.

    Arrested in that sweep was DeRonde, who goes by the nickname "Hellboy."

    A separate briefing prepared by the FBI, also obtained by NJ Advance Media, warns law enforcement of the possibility that the Pagans are working with members of the Latin Kings to smuggle in methamphetamine from Mexican drug traffickers.

    The drug is being brought into the United States in liquid form, the briefing states, and then is converted into meth with a chemical powder that can be purchased at any home improvement store. 

    Alex Napoliello may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @alexnapoNJ. Find on Facebook.

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    For the first time in more than a decade, Phil Collins is coming to the U.S. to tour, including a stop in New Jersey.

    For the first time in more than a decade, Phil Collins is coming to the U.S. to tour, including a stop in New Jersey. 

    The venerable U.K. pop songwriter will visit Prudential Center in Newark Oct. 13 as part of his Not Dead Yet! Live tour, which also hits Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Oct. 8 and Barclays Center in Brooklyn Oct. 14. 

    How do you get tickets for these shows? Like "Springsteen On Broadway," this will be a Tickemaster Verified Fan setup, where you must register ahead of time with the hope of getting a code that will allow you a chance to buy tickets on the on-sale day, which is May 14 at 10 a.m. You cannot attempt to get tickets without a code and a code does not guarantee you'll get tickets. 

    How do you register? Fans may register now through Friday at noon at According to a release, there will be a general sale May 15 at 10 a.m. if there are any leftover tickets. That seems unlikely considering how long Collins has been away. 

    On tour with Collins, 67, will be longtime guitarist Daryl Stuermer, keyboardist Brad Cole, bassist Leland Sklar, percussionist Luis Conte and Collins' 16 year old son Nicolas on drums along with a horn section and backup singers.

    The tour coincides with Collins' memoir "Not Dead Yet," which was released in 2016. 

    Bobby Olivier may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @BobbyOlivier and Facebook. Find on Facebook   

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    The man likely died of a gunshot wound.

    The discovery of a body on Monday morning has sparked the second homicide investigation at a county park in Newark in the past year.

    The Essex County Prosecutor's Office and Sheriff's Office released few details Monday afternoon, but confirmed in a statement that investigators believe the male victim found in Vailsburg Park died of a gunshot wound.

    Well over a dozen law enforcement personnel descended on the approximately 30-acre park, located between South Munn Avenue and Oraton Parkway in the Lower Vailsburg section of the city's West Ward. Some investigators could be seen knocking on the doors of neighboring homes as they canvassed the area.

    The official cause of death will be determined by an autopsy, and the prosecutor's office said it is withholding the victim's name until his family has been notified.

    Richard Culver, 23, of Newark, was fatally shot in the park on Dec. 2, 2018, in a separate and apparently unrelated incident. Another city resident, Anthony M. Brown, 30, has since been charged with murder, conspiracy and related offenses in Culver's slaying.

    In an earlier incident last June, a 40-year-old Elizabeth man, whom authorities did not identify, was shot by a group of robbers after fleeing with his girlfriend into the park. Authorities said the man's injuries were not fatal.

    Authorities described their investigation into the most recent killing as "active and ongoing," and have urged anyone with information is asked to call the prosecutor's office's tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432

    Multimedia specialist Ed Murray contributed to this report.

    Thomas Moriarty may be reached at Follow him on Twitter at @ThomasDMoriarty.

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    The theater was supposed to host the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest musical.

    In a surprise announcement, Paper Mill Playhouse said Monday that it was scrapping plans for the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical, titled "Unmasked." The show was set to open the theater's 2018-19 season in September -- and would have likely marked one of the more high-profile productions in the Tony Award-winning company's history.

    In its place, the Paper Mill will present a production of the recent Broadway revival of "The Color Purple," with a cast as yet to be determined. This reduces the number of world premieres for the 2018-19 season to one, "A Very British Invasion," a musical set in 1960s England that will play in winter 2019.

    "The change was due to a scheduling conflict with the producers of the show," according to Shayne Austin Miller, director of public relations for the Paper Mill. Miller could not provide additional details about whether the show would premiere elsewhere or if it still needed retooling before it could be mounted.

    When asked if the show would come to the Paper Mill at another time, Miller said he hoped so.


    "Unmasked" would have followed an especially ambitious current season for the Paper Mill, which has seen three world premieres -- the musicals "The Sting" and "The Honeymooners," and the play "The Outsider" -- and which will conclude with another new musical, "Half Time," which is widely expected to make the leap to Broadway.

    In recent years, the theater -- which earned the prestigious Regional Theater Tony Award in 2016 -- has made its mark in helping to develop shows that eventually made waves on the Great White Way, including "Newsies" and the currently running of "A Bronx Tale."

    "Unmasked," which is also the title of Andrew Lloyd Webber's recently published memoir, was described in a previous press release as a "funny and warm musical portrait drawing from Andrew's extensive body of work" and that included classic Webber songs and new material. Webber is currently represented on Broadway by "School of Rock" and the long-running "Phantom of the Opera."

    Supervising reporter Jessica Remo contributed reporting to this post.

    Christopher Kelly may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @chriskelly74. Find on Facebook.

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    Quan Harmon and Quamir Harmon were killed last month in Newark

    Essex County authorities announced Monday they've charged a Newark man with gunning down two brothers in the city last month, and he's been arrested in San Jose, California.

    Marquise Jones, 22, is being held at a county jail in San Jose following his Saturday night arrest there by the San Jose Police Dept., Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced.

    Jones is charged with two counts of murder and several related charges for the April 25 killings of Quan Harmon, 20, and Quamir Harmon, 21. The brothers were shot dead in the 900 block of Bergen Street.

    Essex authorities did not elaborate on Jones' apparent travel to California or how he was located there. He is expected to be extradited to New Jersey in the near future.

    The investigation into the Harmon brothers' killings continues.

    Kevin Shea may be reached at Follow him on Twitter@kevintshea. Find on Facebook.


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    Three of New Jersey's major cities will choose their leaders in the non-partisan May municipal elections.

    It's not time for the November elections, or even the June primaries. You probably haven't been inundated with tacky campaign commercials, or public service announcements about the importance of voting.

    But, a handful of municipalities across the state are holding local elections Tuesday.

    The municipal races in 18 towns across the state are all non-partisan, and though there are several non-contested races in the mix, some of this year's most high-profile local elections will be decided long before the November shuffle.

    Voters in New Jersey's most populous city, Newark, will choose a mayor and all nine members of the city council. The race between incumbent Mayor Ras Baraka and challenger Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins has been a bitter one, and as the city is in the midst of an upward swing, with Amazon considering it as a finalist for its second headquarters, the stakes are high.

    Two other major New Jersey cities - Trenton and Paterson - will elect new mayors Tuesday night. Trenton's Eric Jackson announced earlier this year he would not seek a second term in office, spurring a seven-way race for the town's top job. In Paterson, a six-way race emerged after current Mayor Jane Williams-Warren -- who has served in an interim capacity since 2017 after Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres pleaded guiltyto corruption charges - said she would not run for a full term.

    In Long Branch, a hotly contested race for mayor has developed between incumbent Adam Schneider, School Board Member Avery Grant, and Councilman John Pallone, the brother of U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. 

    And in Newton, all eyes are on the future of Councilman Wayne Levante, who, while serving as mayor earlier this year, was catapulted into controversy after posting on Facebook conspiracy theories about the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

    See the list below to check out all of the May races happening across the state Tuesday. And, if you live in one of the 18 towns, contact the clerk's office for voting hours and information.

    Bergen County



    Two four-year terms

    • Alexandra Harwin
    • Susan Knudsen
    • Michael A. Sedon
    • Janice M. Willett



    Five four-year terms

    • Christie Emden
    • Gregory J. Stein
    • Juan J. Ramirez
    • John B. Watt
    • John P. Watt



    Four four-year terms

    • Keith Kaplan
    • Elie Y. Katz
    • Alan Sohn
    • Gervonn Romney Rice
    • James Dunleavy
    • Clara Williams
    • Charles Powers

    Burlington County

    Medford Lake Borough


    Two full terms

    • Joseph A. Aromando, III
    • Thomas J. Cranston
    • Robert D. Hanold, Sr.

    Camden County

    Pine Valley

    As one of N.J.'s smallest municipalities, there are only 15 registered voters in Pine Valley. According to the county clerk, residents vote only by mail, not in person.


    Three full terms

    • Michael B. Kennedy
    • Debra M. Kennedy
    • Kendra L. Clark

    Cape May County

    Ocean City


    One four-year term

    • Jay Gillian
    • John Flood


    Three four-year terms

    • Karen Bergman
    • Keith Hartzell
    • Peter Madden

    Essex County



    One full term

    • Raymond Kimble
    • Liza M. Lopez
    • Michael A. Melham


    Two full terms

    • Charles G. Hood
    • Kevin G. Kennedy
    • Naomy Depena
    • Thomas Graziano
    • Victor G. Mesce
    • Felipe Reyes



    One full term

    • Tony Vauss


    Three full terms

    • Barnes Reid
    • Renee C. Burgess
    • October Hudley
    • Charnette Frederic



    One four-year term

    • Ras Baraka
    • Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins

    Council At-Large

    Four four-year terms

    • Mildred C. Crump
    • Luis A. Quintana
    • Carlos M. Gonzalez
    • Eddie Osbourne
    • Dupre L. Kelly
    • Shakima K. Thomas
    • Bessie Walker
    • Hector M. Corchado
    • Ariagna Perello
    • Victor M. Monterrosa, Jr.
    • Council North Ward

    One four-year term

    • Anibal Ramos
    • Pablo Olivera
    • Hellane T. Freeman
    • Katilia Y. Velez

    Council South Ward

    One four-year term

    • Terrance L. Bankston
    • Khalil Kettles
    • John Sharpe James

    Council East Ward

    One four-year term

    • Augusto Amador
    • Anthony Campos
    • Jonathan T. Seabra
    • Crystal C. Fonseca
    • Tanisha H. Garner

    Council West Ward

    One four-year term

    • Tomecca Mecca Keyes
    • Dereck L. Dillard
    • Lavita E. Johnson
    • Marcellus T. Allen
    • Artice K. Norvell, III
    • Joseph McCallum, Jr.

    Council Central Ward

    One four-year term

    • LaMonica R. McIver
    • Rafael A. Brito
    • Jaime Gonzalez
    • Rashon K. Hasan
    • Shawn X. McCray
    • Anthony D. Diaz
    • Luther D. Roberson
    • Basil Parker
    • Czezre T. Adams


    Council North Ward

    One full term

    • Tency A. Eason
    • Sharief Williams

    Council East Ward

    One full term

    • Kerry Coley
    • Dawan A. Alford

    Council West Ward

    One full term

    • Michael O. Scott
    • Harold J. Johnson, Jr.
    • Hassan Abdul-Rasheed

    Council South Ward

    One full term

    • Brandon K. Matthews
    • Jamie Summers-Johnson

    Hudson County



    One four-year term

    • Mitchell Brown 
    • Jimmy Davis
    • Jason O'Donnell 

    Council At-Large

    Two four-year terms

    • Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski
    • Melissa Enriquez-Rada
    • Juan Perez
    • Dan Ward

    Council First Ward

    One four-year term

    • Thomas Cotter
    • Sharma Montgomery 

    Council Second Ward

    One four-year term

    • Sal Gullace
    • Kevin Kuhl

    Council Third Ward

    One four-year term

    • Matt Klimansky 
    • Gary LaPelusa Sr.
    • Mark Urban 

    Union City


    Five four-year terms

    • Brian P. Stack
    • Wendy Grullon 
    • Maryury A. Martinetti
    • Lucio P. Fernandez
    • Celin Valdivia


    Council At-Large

    Two four-year terms

    • Richard F. Turner
    • David J. Curtis

    Council First Ward

    One four-year term

    • Carmela Silvestri-Ehret

    Concil Second Ward

    One four-year term

    • Rosemary Lavagnino

    Council Third Ward

    One four-year term

    • Raul I. Gonzalez

    Mercer County



    One four-year term

    • Reed Gusciora
    • Walker Worthy, Jr.
    • Darren "Freedom" Green
    • Paul Perez
    • Annette Horton-Lartigue
    • Duncan Harrison, Jr.
    • Alex Bethea

    Council At-Large

    Three four-year terms

    • Santiago Rodriguez
    • Rachel Cogsville-Lattimer
    • Elvin Montero
    • Nathaniel McCray
    • Kathy McBride
    • Jerell Blakeley 

    Council East Ward

    One four-year term

    • Elmer Sandoval
    • Joseph A. Harrison
    • Taiwanda Terry-Wilson
    • Perry Shaw III

    Council North Ward

    One four-year term

    • Algernon Ward, Jr.
    • Eboni Love
    • Marge Caldwell-Wilson

    Council South Ward

    One four-year term

    • Damian Malave
    • Jenna Kettenburg
    • George Muscal

    Council West Ward

    One four-year term

    • Robin Vaughn 
    • Dr. Shirley Gaines
    • Zachary Chester
    • Atalaya Armstrong

    Monmouth County



    Two full terms

    • Jim Cocuzza
    • Judy Ferraro

    Long Branch


    One full term

    • John Pallone
    • Avery Grant
    • Adam Schneider

    Council At-Large

    Five full terms

    • Edward Anastasio
    • Dennis Mikolay
    • Joy Bastelli
    • Kathleen "Kate" Billings
    • Diana Dos Santos
    • Adam Ponsi
    • Michael Sirianni
    • Mary Jane Celli
    • Lorenzo "Bill" Dangler
    • Rose M. Widdis
    • Mario R. Vieira
    • Anita Voogt

    Passaic County



    One full term

    • Alex Cruz
    • Michael Jackson
    • William McKoy
    • Alex Mendez
    • Pedro Rodriguez
    • Andre Sayegh


    Three full terms

    • Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman
    • Fatima Bell
    • Maritza Davila
    • Aslon Goow, Sr.
    • Bernard Jones
    • Douglas L. Maven
    • Kenneth McDaniel
    • Casey C. Melvin
    • Lilisa Mimms
    • Angela Muhammad
    • Flavio Rivera
    • Davon Roberts
    • Juan Mitch Santiago
    • Zellie Thomas

    Sussex County



    Three four-year terms

    • Matthew Dickson
    • Sandra Diglio
    • E. Kevin Elvidge
    • Wayne Levante
    • Ludmilla Mecaj
    • Alex Majewski
    • Jason Schlaffer

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