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  • Democrat back from the dead after corruption case mistrialDemocrat back from the dead after corruption case mistrial

    Newark: Democrat Senator Robert Menendez, declared himself back from the political dead, after his months-long bribery trial ended in a mistrial that could spell long-term difficulties for the federal government's ability to pursue corruption cases. Mr Menendez, a senior lawmaker who has spent years fighting the charges, broke down crying as he addressed cheering supporters outside the courthouse.

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  • Hundreds run in annual Turkey Trot racesHundreds run in annual Turkey Trot races

    More than 600 people, some wearing colorful turkey hats and other Thanksgiving-related costumes, participated in the Turkey Trot 5K and 10K races on Saturday morning.

    Newark Post / 4 h. 47 min. ago
  • Busy travel week off to deadly start on N.J. roadwaysBusy travel week off to deadly start on N.J. roadways

    New Jersey traffic deaths remain under investigation. Four people were killed and another woman was left in critical condition within less than 24 hours through early Saturday in separate traffic-related incidents on roadways around New Jersey. The deadly toll came days before Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. No charges were announced in any of the cases and authorities said investigations were continuing. Janina Grzelczak, 69, of Brooklyn, died after she was struck by a 2008 Ford Explorer traveling east on Washington Road in Sayreville around 6:15 p.m. Friday, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. Grzelczak was trying to cross the road in the middle of a block and not at a crosswalk when she was hit, the prosecutor's office said. Also on Friday evening, an 80-year-old woman was hit by a vehicle as she walked across New Hampshire Avenue in Toms River, according to township police. The woman remained hospitalized in critical condition as of Saturday. At least three people died in crashes within hours early Saturday. In Monmouth County, Mina Salib, 46, died after the BMW he was a passenger in veered off Route 18 in Colts Neck and struck a tree near the Normandy Road Bridge authorities said. The East Brunswick resident was pronounced dead at the scene. The BMW driver was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, which was investigating along with local police. Old Bridge Police Sgt. Bryan Doel confirmed one person died in another single-vehicle wreck on Route 18, near James Avenue, in the Middlesex County township around 1:30 a.m. Police have not yet released more information on that crash. A driver was ejected from a vehicle and died at the scene of a one-car crash in Paterson around 4:45 a.m., according to Passaic County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Michael DeMarco. City police were investigating and did not immediately release details. Sayreville police took to Facebook to urge drivers to take precautions after what the department said was "a long night of accidents." Police reported three rollover crashes overnight, but none with serious injuries. "These next seven days are some of the busiest of the year for us. Unfortunately, we started today off with several serious accidents," Sayreville police said in a social media post, which included a photo of a vehicle on its side from one overnight crash scene.  "Please, please, please slow down, be aware, be awake and of course don't drink and drive," the post added. Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said city police would be cracking down on drunk driving during the holiday season, part of a state grant-funded effort. "Just last evening a police sergeant was injured after his vehicle was struck by a drunk driver," Ambrose said. "We will continue to arrest people who think they are going to drink and drive in the City of Newark - especially during the holiday season, when celebrating individuals may attempt to drive drunk." Karen Yi, Taylor Tiamoyo Harris and Allison Pries contributed to this report. Noah Cohen may be reached at ncohen@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @noahyc and on Facebook.  Have information about this story or something else we should be covering? Tell us: nj.com/tips  

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  • Thousands of Newark students will have free internet access at homeThousands of Newark students will have free internet access at home

    As part of the 1 Million Project, Sprint donated more than 4,000 cell phones, tablets and hotspot devices to allow Newark students to connect to the internet. NEWARK -- High speed internet access is coming for more than 4,000 Newark high schoolers -- and their families -- with limited connectivity at home.  On Friday, Sprint announced it would donate cell phones, tablets and hot spot devices to students in 18 public schools who have limited or no access to the internet at home. Sprint will also provide free 3GB data plans for the devices until students graduate high school. "It's important our students have the opportunity to excel beyond the walls of Weequahic High School," Weequahic Principal Andre Hollis said during a press conference at the school Friday announcing the initiative.  For the next five years students in grades 9-12 will be able to receive a free device that they can use as a hot spot to provide internet for their families at home, too. The hefty donation is part of a national Sprint initiative called the 1 Million Project, created to give 1 million high schoolers access reliable internet.  Karen Paletta, regional president at Sprint, said Newark is among the first school districts to benefit from the program. The goal is to distribute 180,000 devices this year around the country.  "Newark is on the cutting edge," she said. Paletta said there are more than five million households in the U.S. that don't have internet access and have a school-aged child in the home.  Zeinab Kone, Weequahic class valedictorian, said with her new tablet, she'll be able to more easily apply for college.  "This opportunity is significant for me and for those who don't have a phone," she said. "Having internet access is an opportunity many in the 21st century take for granted." Matt Brewster, executive director of school operations for the district, said the devices will not only help students, but their families and siblings at home.  "The phones serve as hot spots," he said. "It's for internet access at home."  Sprint said about 70 percent of high school teachers assign homework that requires internet access. The 1 Million Project, which launched in January, hopes to make completing homework easier and encourage learning. Sprint will donate more than 3,600 smart phones, 350 hot spots and 350 tablets in the first year of the program.  "The goal of this program is to bridge the digital divide," said Raymond Persaud, the district's project manager.  He said Sprint will donate devices every year for the next five years. Ninth-graders who receive devices in year five of the program will have their data plans paid for by Sprint until they leave high school.  Students will be able to keep the devices even after they leave high school but will have to pay for their own data plans, Persaud said.  "As the city grows and technology becomes an important part of that, we need to make sure you have your hands on that technology," said Mayor Ras Baraka.  Karen Yi may be reached at kyi@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter at @karen_yi or on Facebook. 

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  • Suspects crashed car after fatally shooting Newark man, authorities saySuspects crashed car after fatally shooting Newark man, authorities say

    The suspects had to be rescued from the car after it erupted into flames, prosecutors said NEWARK -- Suspects fled the scene of a fatal shooting in Newark on Friday before they crashed their car and it broke out in flames, trapping them inside, officials said. The suspects killed Shakeem Bernard, 27, around 9:30 p.m. near 34 Evergreen Ave. and drove away, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said. Bernard, of Newark, was pronounced dead at University Hospital.  The car crashed on the 200 block of Frelinghuysen Avenue and set on fire while first responders were rescuing the suspects, prosecutors said. Newark police rushed to the area after calls of a shooting and an alert from the ShotSpotter system, which detects the sound of gunfire, according to authorities. Police quickly detained the suspects after they were pulled out of the crashed getaway car. None of the suspects were seriously injured in the car crash.  Prosecutors said the suspects are in custody. An investigation is ongoing. Noah Cohen contributed to this report.  Marisa Iati may be reached at miati@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @Marisa_Iati or on Facebook here. Find NJ.com on Facebook.  Have a tip? Tell us. nj.com/tips  

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  • Suspects crashed car after fatally shooting Newark man, authorities say - NJ.comSuspects crashed car after fatally shooting Newark man, authorities say - NJ.com

    NJ.comSuspects crashed car after fatally shooting Newark man, authorities sayNJ.comNEWARK -- Suspects fled the scene of a fatal shooting in Newark on Friday before they crashed their car and it broke out in flames, trapping them inside, officials said. The suspects killed Shakeem Bernard, 27, around 9:30 p.m. near 34 Evergreen Ave ...

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  • Girls Soccer: Championship results & links from Saturday's state finalsGirls Soccer: Championship results & links from Saturday's state finals

    Check out all the top stories from the last day of the girls soccer season. GROUP FINALS Shore 5, Glen Ridge 4Group 1 Final• Shore scores in final minute, wins 3rd straight Group 1 title• Glen Ridge falls short in 3rd straight final appearance•  Photo gallery• Box score• Look back at live updates Wall 4, Westwood 3 (OT)Group 2 Final• Wall seniors earn first outright title• Cardinals force OT•  Photo gallery• Box score• Look back at live updates Allentown 2, Middletown South 1Group 3 Final• Seniors lead Redbirds to first title• South puts together best season in 17 years•  Photo gallery• Box score• Look back at live updates Ridge 0, Freehold Township 0 (co-champions)Group 4 Final• Ridge battles in tie to win share of 2nd title in last 3 years• Freehold Township hangs on for share of 2nd-ever state title•  Photo gallery• Box score• Look back at live updates LINKS FROM THE GROUP SEMIFINALS• Bailey Aaron comes through for Ridge in 1-0 win (PHOTOS)• Seniors lead Freehold Township in wild win (PHOTOS)• Middletown South takes down No. 1 team (PHOTOS)• Pascarella's early goal gets Allentown rolling (PHOTOS)• Wilson makes difference for Westwood in 1-0 win (PHOTOS)• Wall comes through in penalty kicks, avoids upset (PHOTOS)• Feenaghty capitalizes, lifts Glen Ridge to OT win (PHOTOS)• Shore wins, advanes to 6th straight final (PHOTOS) Brandon Gould may be reached at bgould@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @BrandonGouldHS. Like NJ.com HS sports on Facebook.

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  • Canada's biggest bookstore is opening its first U.S. location in N.J.Canada's biggest bookstore is opening its first U.S. location in N.J.

    Canada's largest book, gift and toy retailer is making its U.S. debut this summer at the Mall at Short Hills. SHORT HILLS -- Canada's largest book, gift and toy retailer is making its U.S. debut this summer at the Mall at Short Hills. Indigo Books & Music Inc., marketed as a "cultural department store for booklovers" will open in the former Saks Fifth Avenue space with a 30,000-square-foot store. Indigo will sell books, toys, fashion, home decor, stationery, electronics and more and also host in-store events for kids and adults. Indigo CEO Heather Reisman called the Mall at Short Hills the "perfect location" to launch the company's first U.S. store and hinted at more U.S. openings -- three to five over the next two years -- in an investors call, according to media reports. The Short Hills mall scored second place in our recent ranking of the state's malls. Despite the trend of brick-and-mortar retailers losing customers to the internet, Jersey has landed several big openings lately, including the second and third ever U.S. locations of Homesense, a TJX company home store popular in Canada in Europe. Jessica Remo may be reached at jremo@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @JessicaRemoNJ. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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  • These colleges give students free food, no strings attached These colleges give students free food, no strings attached

    Students at colleges across the state weren't getting enough to eat. Now, they have a new option.

    NJ.com / 18 h. 6 min. ago
  • Football hot takes: Semifinals shockers, thrillers and recordsFootball hot takes: Semifinals shockers, thrillers and records

    Team and individual highlights from HS football semifinals weekend

    NJ.com / 18 h. 22 min. ago
  • Synthetic marijuana on the rise in North JerseySynthetic marijuana on the rise in North Jersey

    The overdoses of five Paterson teenagers who apparently smoked synthetic marijuana latest sign that the drug is becoming increasing popular PATERSON - The non-fatal overdoses of five teenagers who apparently smoked synthetic marijuana on Main Street on Thursday morning is the latest sign that the drug is becoming increasing popular in New Jersey's urban areas, experts said. Newark had more than 70 people overdose on the drug, also known as K2 or Spice, in April and another outbreak in August in which about 40 users needed medical treatment after smoking the substance, authorities said.

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  • This year, some families are celebrating Thanksgiving 'firsts'This year, some families are celebrating Thanksgiving 'firsts'

    Courtney Calderon and her baby son, Jaxon, at Lincoln Park across from City Hall. New mother, Courtney, is celebrating her first Thanksgiving with her son.

    Newark News / 23 h. 16 min. ago
  • Newark man sentenced for human traffickingNewark man sentenced for human trafficking

    Pequannock Detective Lt. Michael Fairweather speaks about efforts to combat human trafficking during an informational session Nov. 14, 2017 at First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains.

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  • Newark animal shelter must clean house | EditorialNewark animal shelter must clean house | Editorial

    The mission of the Associated Humane Societies, which runs the largest animal sheltering system in New Jersey, is to "provide the highest quality of care to all animals, including their rescue, housing, veterinary care, placement, and when required, a peaceful end." The AHS is resolutely lousy at its job, judging by what state inspectors found at its Newark facility, so we applaud the news that longtime executive director Roseann Trezza was slammed with eight animal cruelty charges filed Wednesday by the NJ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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  • Essex County Man Gets 13 Years For Prostituting Teen - Patch.comEssex County Man Gets 13 Years For Prostituting Teen - Patch.com

    Patch.comEssex County Man Gets 13 Years For Prostituting TeenPatch.comNEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man has been sentenced to 13 years in state prison for trafficking a 16-year-old juvenile female from New York to New Jersey and making her work as a prostitute in the prostitution ring he ran, which advertised on ...and more »

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  • Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, center, and his children, Robert and...Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, center, and his children, Robert and...

    Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, center, and his children, Robert and Alicia, leave the federal courthouse in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The federal bribery trial of Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor.

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  • State swears in 147 new corrections officers (VIDEO)State swears in 147 new corrections officers (VIDEO)

    The graduating class represents 19 of New Jersey's 21 counties. Watch video The New Jersey Department of Corrections (DOC) swore in 147 new officers Friday morning and Jynette Hernandez, was elected class president. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, who has attended 19 of 21 graduations since taking office, told the trainees-turned-officers: "Your families are supporting you. Someone should say thank you for that. I'm here to do it." Guadagno reminded them that they are now part of another family. "That's the family of those that wear the blue uniform. She encouraged them to "be loyal to each other, to listen to each other, to have each other's back." DOC Commissioner Gary M. Lanigan administered the oath of office to the new officers, Class 241. Class 241 represents 19 of New Jersey's 21 counties. The class includes 11 individuals who have served in the military, as well as 32 who come from law-enforcement families and 56 members of Class 241 have a college degree. Michael Mancuso may be reached at mmancuso@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @michaelmancuso Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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  • Man charged in Jersey City murder 'has no remorse,' victim's sister saysMan charged in Jersey City murder 'has no remorse,' victim's sister says

    The state has moved to detain the 19-year-old man arrested yesterday in connection to the fatal stabbing in Jersey City man and the victim's family members attending his court appearance today he showed no remorse. JERSEY CITY -- When 19-year-old Nasiar Day made his first court appearance today on charges he murdered a Jersey City man, the victim's sister was unhappy with what she saw.   "It's terrible to look at him and he has no remorse for killing my brother," Yesenia Malave said of Day, one of two people charged in the fatal stabbing of her brother, Jose Malave.  The state moved to detain Day through the course of his prosecution when he appeared in court via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny, where he is being held.  Malave's sister said she attended this afternoon's hearing "Because my brother's life was taken and it was important to see who killed him and if he had remorse. I will be at every court date. Someone's life was taken for no reason." Hudson County Prosecutor's Office homicide detectives arrested Day in Newark Thursday afternoon on the charges of armed burglary, weapons offenses, conspiracy and the murder of Malave, 30, who was stabbed to death on Tuesday. The victim's family said Malave was killed while defending his 8-year-old son from a group who tried to rob the boy's sneakers earlier in the day. But friends of one of the teen charged have denied that claim. The 17-year-old, Malave, and others have been feuding for years, Denise Arroyo said. In at least one case the teenager was physically assaulted and suffered serious wounds to his back and threats had been made against his mother, she said. The teen's family declined to be interviewed. On the night of the murder, police were called to Malave's home at 197 Palisade Ave. just after 7 p.m. and found Malave in a "lifeless state" in the doorway of his apartment with stab wounds to his chest. He was pronounced dead at about 7:25 p.m., authorities said. A 17-year-old Jersey City resident was taken into custody at the scene and charged with murder, felony murder, armed burglary, weapons offenses, and conspiracy.  "He killed my brother in front of his 8-year-old son," Yesenia Malave said. "He deserves to be in jail. He deserved to stay there... He just left 11 kids without a father." At today's hearing in Criminal Justice Reform Court, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Leo Hernandez said the state has moved to detain Day through the course of his prosecution. Hudson County Superior Court Judge Mark Nelson said Day's detention hearing will be Wednesday before Hudson County Superior Court Judge Paul DePascale in the Hudson County Administration Building in Jersey City. Yesenia Malave said her brother was born in Jersey City, attended School 6 and Dickinson High School, and worked construction. The sister called her brother funny, loud and the life of the party. She said his body has not yet been released to the family, which is in the process of making funeral arraignments. Jersey Journal staff writer Caitlin Mota contributed to this report.   

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  • Celeb chef Marcus Samuelsson opens new restaurant in NewarkCeleb chef Marcus Samuelsson opens new restaurant in Newark

    In this Nov. 15, 2017 photo celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, right, talks to staff at his new restaurant, Marcus B&P, in Newark, N.J. The restaurant opened Friday, Nov. 17 in Newark's downtown Hahne building and is seen as part of a larger comeback effort for the city. B&P stands for "bar and provisions."

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  • This big-time N.J. Republican is now in more trouble with voters (and Trump's a reason)This big-time N.J. Republican is now in more trouble with voters (and Trump's a reason)

    The Cook Political Report just said this N.J. congressional race was more competitive. WASHINGTON  -- Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, New Jersey's  most powerful lawmaker in Washington, is now also its most endangered. The Cook Political Report, a Washington-based publication that tracks congressional races, downgraded Frelinghuysen's chances of being re-elected next year, saying the race now was a toss-up. "Frelinghuysen looks unprepared for his first real race in decades," wrote David Wasserman, Cook's House race editor. The money fight heats up Responded Frelinghuysen's political consultant, Mike DuHaime: "He's wrong." Cook also rated the district being vacated by retiring Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd Dist., as a toss-up. Every other N.J. incumbent was considered as least a slight favorite for re-election. Frelinghuysen has backed most of President Donald Trump's agenda, from repealing the Affordable Care Act to rolling back environmental regulations. Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy carried the district in this month's election and Trump won with less than 50 percent in 2016. "This ratings change shows how vulnerable Representative Frelinghuysen is ahead of next year's election," said Evan Lukaske, a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which has targeted Frelinghuysen's district and three other Republican-held House seats in New Jersey. The National Republican Congressional Committee wasn't concerned. "If Beltway prognostication translated into electoral performance, Hillary Clinton would be president today," NRCC spokesman Chris Martin said. "Congressman Frelinghuysen is running on a strong record of accomplishment with the resources needed to win." Wasserman cited Frelinghuysen's vote for the House budget resolution that targeted the deduction for state and local taxes and allowed Republicans to prevent a Senate filibuster and pass tax legislation without any Democratic votes. That vote, Wasserman said, may have given "Democrats another line of attack in one of the most highly-taxed districts in the country." One of his Democratic opponents, Mikie Sherrill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor, wasted no time in attacking Frelinghuysen over the legislation. "The people of the 11th district are not going to forget that Congressman Frelinghuysen voted yes on the budget bill that laid the groundwork for the elimination of the state and local income and sales tax deductions and the capping of the property tax deduction," Sherrill said. "When it counted the most, Congressman Frelinghuysen did not stand up for his constituents." Frelinghuysen did vote no on the final bill, which the progressive Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy said made New Jersey one of only four states in the country with an overall tax increase. "Despite ultimately voting against the entire package, Frelinghuysen's behavior and voting record are making some Garden State pundits wonder if he intends to run at all," Wasserman wrote. Frelinghuysen, R-11th Dist. also voted for the House Republican health care bill that the Congressional Budget Office said would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance. He backed legislation that offered tax breaks to victims of Hurricanes  Harvey, Irma and Maria that were denied to those suffering property damage due to Hurricane Sandy. And he still faces a House ethics complaint after identifying a member of an opposition group to her employer. At the same time, as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Frelinghuysen secured $900 million in federal funding for the Gateway project, which includes the construction of new train tunnels under the Hudson River. He also has stepped up his fundraising. He raised $1.2 million through Sept. 30, compared with $588,320 in the previous period. His previous Democratic challenger, Joseph Wenzel, didn't report spending any money. This time around, Sherill brought in $744,014 through Sept. 30. Passaic County Freeholder John Bartlett raised $260,041. Jonathan D. Salant may be reached at jsalant@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JDSalant or on Facebook. Find NJ.com Politics on Facebook.

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  • With the air of a victor, Menendez pushes Obamacare signups day after mistrialWith the air of a victor, Menendez pushes Obamacare signups day after mistrial

    U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was in West New York urging residents to sign up for Obamacare a day after his corruption case ended in a mistrial. WEST NEW YORK -- In his first public appearance since his federal corruption trial ended in a mistrial, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez appeared in high spirits Friday and used the spotlight to urge residents to enroll in the Affordable Care Act.  "Get covered. Get the word out," Menendez said at the North Hudson Community Action Corp. Health Center in West New York, under a pavilion that bears his name. "Keep fighting back, that's what today is all about." Menendez declined to say whether he'd run for re-election though he received a wave of support hours after his trial concluded from powerful Democrats in the state, including Gov-elect Phil Murphy. Menendez's seat is up next year.   "This would not be my idea of a campaign kickoff," Menendez said. The pavilion was packed with his supporters including U.S. Representative Albio Sires, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez and local mayors, who stood by his side.  Menendez's 11-week corruption trial ended Thursday after jurors were hopelessly deadlocked. The federal corruption case has hung over the Democratic Senator since it was first announced in 2013.  It remained unclear Friday if the government would seek to retry Menendez. The Senate Ethics Committee will resume its investigation into Menendez after a request by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., shortly after a mistrial was declared.  "This is not a new pursuit," Menendez said of the probe. He said he had "been open and transparent" and would continue to do so but defended his actions as appropriate and ethical to the applause of his supporters. When asked about his defiant comments Thursday targeted those eyeing his Senate seat, Menendez joked. "They're no longer on my Christmas list," he said.  Menendez did not name names but said the comments speak for themselves and "they know who they are." Applause from supporters as @SenatorMenendez arrives at North Hudson Community Health Center a day after his corruption trial ended in mistrial pic.twitter.com/vfkRJPTNVn -- Karen Yi (@karen_yi) November 17, 2017 Prieto called Menendez "a true champion" who continued to advocate for the state even throughout his corruption trial. "I am just happy that he can be back here with some weight off of him that he can then now get down and work on the things that affect New Jerseyans," Prieto told NJ Advance Media. "I'm looking forward to his re-election." Karen Yi may be reached at kyi@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter at @karen_yi or on Facebook. 

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  • The long-awaited restaurant that's going to transform Newark is finally hereThe long-awaited restaurant that's going to transform Newark is finally here

    Dinner options will range from snacks, like his homemade cornbread , to two-person entrees, such as a locally sourced whole roasted chicken . Other items include spaghetti piccadilly , which is peekytoe crab, roasted peppers and crab butter, and a New Jersey-themed pizza, "The Nine Seven-3," which is topped with Taylor Ham, provolone and egg for $14.

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  • The long-awaited restaurant that's going to transform Newark is finally hereThe long-awaited restaurant that's going to transform Newark is finally here

    Marcus Samuelsson's Marcus B&P will be an all-day casual restaurant with the food made entirely in-house or sourced locally. If you weren't already, it is officially time to take Newark's food scene seriously. Because on Friday, award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson is bringing his talents and credibility to the redeveloped Hahne & Co. building, 56 Halsey St., when he opens his newest restaurant, Marcus B&P, an all-day casual restaurant with the food made entirely in-house or sourced locally, as Samuelsson described it to NJ Advance Media in July. Dinner options will range from snacks, like his homemade cornbread ($6), to two-person entrees, such as a locally sourced whole roasted chicken ($45). Other items include spaghetti piccadilly ($23), which is peekytoe crab, roasted peppers and crab butter, and a New Jersey-themed pizza, "The Nine Seven-3," which is topped with Taylor Ham, provolone and egg for $14. Marcus B&P's New Jersey-themed pizza, "The Nine Seven-3," which is topped with Taylor Ham, provolone and egg for $14. (Courtesy photo)Joseph Atmonavage | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com  As for the name Marcus B&P, Samuelsson said the B stands for bar, bodega and beer, and the P stands for parlor, patisserie and provisions, but he is also sticking to his roots, and wants it to be a place where people can pop in without a reservation. Born in Ethiopia, but raised in Sweden, BP refers to the Swedish concept "back pocket," meaning reservations are not always needed. But reservations surely won't hurt because the new restaurant, which will seat 55 patrons in a 3,000-square-foot space, will certainly be a destination for foodies across the region. Samuelsson's names carries heavy weight in the culinary world. A multiple James Beard Winner and Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" champion, he blazed through New York's high-end food scene in the 1990s. His current flagship restaurant is Red Rooster in Harlem, which specializes in soul food. But now Samuelsson wants to take a crack at Newark, which is undergoing a downtown development boom, with his newest restaurant. The home of Marcus B&P, Hahne & Co. Building, is a mixed-use complex that features luxury apartments and the city's first Whole Foods.  He told NJ Advance Media this summer it is up to him and his staff to "earn" the people of Newark's time. "We're spending a lot of time in Newark and learning about Newark as a place and how we can fit into the community," he said. "The hours are something that we have to earn ... People are going to tell us when they want us to be open. The locals, Audible, Rutgers, the person who works down the street, it's a very diverse community with different hours. It's up to us to earn it."  The restaurant will have various items catering towards the three meals of the day. When the restaurant opens at 11 a.m. daily, there will be coffee, tea and fresh juice, bread, pastries, and quick breakfast options, and a cafe menu featuring lunch options. At night, there will be a craft cocktail menu and an assortment of entrees, including homemade pasta dishes, pizza, fried chicken and waffles, and fresh fish. Samuelsson also said Marcus B&P will put an emphasis on hiring local workers, and he hopes the spot will become "a breeding ground" for aspiring chefs in Newark. The grand opening of the restaurant will be on Friday, Nov. 17, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Regular restaurant hours, which will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, begin on Monday, Nov. 20. Joe Atmonavage may be reached at jatmonavage@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @jatmonavageNJ. Find NJ.com on Facebook

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  • The long-awaited restaurant that's going to transform Newark is ... - NJ.comThe long-awaited restaurant that's going to transform Newark is ... - NJ.com

    NJ.comThe long-awaited restaurant that's going to transform Newark is ...NJ.comMarcus Samuelsson's Marcus B&P will be an all-day casual restaurant with the food made entirely in-house or sourced locally.Celeb Chef Marcus Samuelsson Opens New Restaurant in NewarkU.S. News & World Reportall 6 news articles »

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  • Newark teen wanted in fatal Jersey City stabbing is arrested - NJ.comNewark teen wanted in fatal Jersey City stabbing is arrested - NJ.com

    NJ.comNewark teen wanted in fatal Jersey City stabbing is arrestedNJ.comHudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said Nasiar Day was arrested Thursday by detectives from the HCPO homicide unit at around 10:30 p.m. in Newark. Day is one of two people charged in the Tuesday's fatal stabbing of Jose Malave, 30, on Palisade ...Second suspect sought in stabbing death of NJ dad trying to defend his sonNew York's PIX11 / WPIX-TVDad Stabbed to Death Defending Son During RobberyThe Rootall 65 news articles »

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