A Hudson County Superior Court judge has upheld East Newark's right to place a non-binding referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot asking voters whether the borough's students should attend high school in Harrison or Kearny. Judge Peter Bariso Jr. ruled earlier this week that the borough's elected officials have the right to initiate the referendum, since the borough has an appointed school board and Mayor Joseph R. Smith, along with two council members, comprise 60 percent of East Newark's Board of School Estimate, according to Smith.
NEWARK - Shakirah Daniel said she tried to avoid looking at the man accused of fatally shooting her husband and two other men at an Irvington strip club on Christmas day last year. Sitting in a Newark courtroom today, Daniel and other members of the victims' families watched as Anthony Field pleaded not guilty to charges related to the triple murder.
A judge has scheduled a December trial for a former cast member of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore" who's facing federal tax charges. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, appeared in court Thursday in Newark, New Jersey.
A former cast member of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore" is due back in court to face federal tax charges. They were charged last month with filing bogus tax returns and inflating business expenses to avoid paying taxes on nearly $9 million in income over a three-year period.
New York's highest court has refused to reinstate the lawsuit by Duke Ellington's heirs against music publisher EMI. The heirs have been seeking half the royalties from foreign sales of his music.
A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard. Jose Carranza claimed he was an innocent bystander on the night of the 2007 shooting.