Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on I-80

Monday, Jan 31, 2011 4:26pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

A small plane made an emergency landing on I-80 near Hackensack today, The Record reports.

The plane was carrying a pilot and a passenger, but no injuries were reported. NBC 4 is reporting that the passenger was a Bergen County detective. The plane landed on the eastbound express lane around 2:30 this afternoon.

Special Needs Cat Needs a Special Home

BY  |  Monday, Jan 31, 2011 3:12pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

A reader writes:

Ralphie was brought to PAWS in 2008 by a person who found him being hit by some mean people. As a result of his injuries, Ralphie has some special needs. He sometimes bumps into things or runs into doors. Ralphie is very sweet and friendly, but can sometimes have a “cat-a-tude,” so he would prefer a home with no small children but older children may be OK. He will win you over with his good looks and charm.

If you can foster or offer Ralphie a home, please give Kristina a call at 201-965-9586 or e-mail her at

Baristaville Deer Get a Stay of Execution

BY  |  Monday, Jan 31, 2011 3:01pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

In what may be seen as an act of God, Baristaville deer destined to be “managed” Tuesday in the ongoing Essex County hunt at Eagle Rock and Hilltop Reservations, will get a stay of execution due to yet another winter storm in the forecast. According to County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. this missed hunting date will not be made up, and the deer management program will resume on Thursday, February 3, as scheduled. Continue Reading

Counterfeit Bills at Trader Joe’s and Nearly $3,000 in Stolen Fragrances at Short Hills Mall

BY  |  Monday, Jan 31, 2011 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

This just in from Capt. James Miller at the Millburn Police:

On 1/29/2011 at approximately 9:28 AM the manager of Trader Joe’s, located at 187 Millburn Avenue reported that the store was in possession of two counterfeit ten dollar bills that someone passed on 1/28/2011. The bills were turned over to officers for further investigation.

On 1/27/2011 at approximately 5:51 PM the assistant manager of Hollister, located in The Mall at Short Hills reported that sometime between mid-afternoon and the time of the report unknown person(s) removed 15 bottles of SoCal fragrances with a combined value of $1,320.00. Continue Reading

Maplewood Township 2.0

BY  |  Monday, Jan 31, 2011 1:31pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Late in the day on Friday, Maplewood Township launched a big upgrade to its official website at (moving from the more difficult to remember url, www.

In addition to a thoroughly revamped design, the site is now hooked up to social networks through Facebook and Twitter, and allows Maplewoodians to subscribe to news updates via an RSS feed and the e-mail/SMS Notify Me system.

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$20K to Haiti, With Love from Montclair

BY  |  Monday, Jan 31, 2011 12:10pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair was sizzling with sound on Saturday night, January 29, as dozens of musicians of all age, genre and style gathered to perform a benefit concert for Edeyo, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering children in disaster-stricken Haiti through education.

By the time the final note was played — around 4 hours after the sold-out concert started at 7:30 p.m. — and the last of Alma Schneider’s cupcakes were purchased from the “snack bar” — the event raised around $20,000 ($900 in baked goods alone!). All proceeds go directly to the construction of a school in the impoverished Bell Air section of Port Au Prince. Fundraising efforts included sponsorship by Whole Foods, which also ran a register campaign at their Montclair store. Notably, $1,600 of the total was raised by Glenfield Middle School’s House Scribner and House Miller, through their “Change is Positive” campaign. Continue Reading

Sharp Words About Wall Street and Washington

BY  |  Monday, Jan 31, 2011 10:34am  |  COMMENTS (25)

Tom Borgers, a Glen Ridge financial fraud investigator, has been spending 100-hour weeks in Washington since November 2009, where he’s been a senior investigator for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Last week, the FCIC’s 662-page report landed on the President’s desk … and ours (at least in PDF form).

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Person Trapped Under Car in Maplewood

Monday, Jan 31, 2011 9:43am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Story Update:

Two individuals were transported to University Hospital in Newark this morning after a car backing out of a driveway struck the pedestrians, trapping one of them under the vehicle according to the Maplewood Fire Department.

The call reached the department around 6:25 a.m and a fire crew reached the Boyden Ave. scene shortly after.

According to Deputy Chief Mike Weber, the female driver of the vehicle had crossed two lanes of traffic crashing into the two pedestrians walking down the street, tossing one aside and burying the second between the car and the snow bank.

Weber said the high-rise snow bank slowed the vehicle and probable lessened the extent of the individual’s injuries.

The fire squad rescued the trapped man by placing air bags between the ground and vehicle, lifting one side of the automobile to drag the injured person out.


The causes of the incident are still under investigation and messages were left with the Maplewood Police for more details.

An unconfirmed number of passengers were injured in a car accident early this morning in Maplewood resulting in one passenger becoming trapped under the vehicle.

According to Breaking News Network police, fire, and EMS personnel responded to the incident around 6:30 a.m near 256 Boyden Ave.

The BNN wire also reported that that those involved in the accident were seriously injured and that the person under the vehicle was extricated sometime around 6:40 a.m.

At this point, Maplewood Police could not release any more information because of an ongoing investigation. We’ll update when we have more details.

Hot From the Kettle: Baristas Do The Souper Bowl

Monday, Jan 31, 2011 9:01am  |  COMMENTS (5)

On Saturday night, several Baristas and their helpers cooked up some soup for Cooking With Friends’ annual Souper Bowl — a project that gives customers of Montclair’s Human Needs Food Pantry homemade soups to enjoy on the day of the Super Bowl. If you’d like to contribute some homemade soup yourself, drop it off at the HNFP this Tuesday, Feb. 1, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Enjoying the Snow, Every Which Way

Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (6)

It wasn’t quite like the famous scene from Currier and Ives, but Brookdale Park was a wintry playground yesterday for those who ventured out.

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