$219,000 conference table draws fire

Kean University President Dawood Farahi is again at the center of criticism for a decision to spend $219,000 on a custom-built, multimedia conference table that was purchased from a company in China without competitive bidding. Farahi and a Chinese Communist Party…

Passenger killed in flaming Turnpike crash

The drivers of two vehicles survived a fiery collision but a car passenger was killed in a crash that occurred around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, on the New Jersey Turnpike in Elizabeth. Both vehicles became engulfed in flame when a sedan collided with small dump truck near mile marker 99.5…

Hunter shot and killed himself in New Jersey

A a 45-year-old Chesterfield man accidentally shot and killed himself in the head and neck while he was hunting geese with his father, authorities said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and his father was not injured. Authorities said both men were…

Substitute teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

A 21-year-old substitute teacher is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old New Jersey boy who was one of her students, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said. Linda Hardan of Prospect Park, was charged Friday with second-degree sexual assault, third-degree endangering the…