Police & Fire

Update: Shooting, Now Being Called 'Not Accidental,' at Scotch Plains Home Remains Under Investigation

February 20, 2014 at 6:09 AM

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Police have filed charges against 28-year-old Robert Dietz following the shooting at 1988 Church Ave. in Scotch Plains on Tuesday morning, Feb. 18.

According to Union County Prosecutor's Office spokesperson Mark Spivey, the defendant is charged with third-degree aggravated assault, fourth-degree pointing a loaded firearm at another person, and fourth-degree possession of a high-capacity magazine.

A search of the home resulted in the seizure of 92 firearms, and many of the seized weapons were legally owned and registered.

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The victim, also named Robert Dietz, 65, was rushed to University Hospital in Newark following the shooting and since has been treated and released.

 

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Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Westfield Planning Board to Hear More on ‘Watcher House’ in January

December 5, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — The fate of the “Watcher House” will have to wait.

A continuation of the Westfield Planning Board’s hearings regarding a request to knock down the Dutch colonial at 657 Boulevard and replace it with two new homes, originally scheduled for Monday, was postponed at the request of the objector because neither he nor his expert were available, according to ...

What Do The PSAT Results Mean?

Fall 2016 PSAT results will be available Monday, Dec. 12 online for high school students and parents. This year, we anticipate that junior students’ percentile rankings will be lower than last year’s. 

Why? 

This year, the College Board can compare student performance with actual performance from the last year.  In 2015, the College Board used a convoluted ...

Prevent Homelessness – Build Affordable Housing in Every Community

December 7, 2016

Dear Editor:

The first time I heard the story being told by a homeless mother who was staying in our church as part of Family Promise’s program, I knew I had to become an advocate. Becoming homeless could happen to any one of us! 

The loss of a job; illness of the major breadwinner, or an increase in rent due to gentrification can catch families in a downward ...

Mother Seton Hosts Admission Workshop for International Students

December 7, 2016

CLARK, NJ -- Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark hosted an admission workshop for all international students on Nov. 21. The presentation was done by Tina Tang, international admission counselor for the College of International Programs at Centenary University and by Patricia Mahaffey, coordinator of student abroad programs, also of Centenary.

“These are wonderful students ...

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