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Intruder Sends Union County Vo-Tech Schools on Lockdown Friday; Students Got Threatening Texts, Authorities Say

October 20, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex. 

Located on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, the VoTech school district is comprised of Academy for Allied Health ...

Prosecutor: 'Serious Concerns' About Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

FAR HILLS, NJ – State, county and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting.

Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those individuals that are identified as underage will be taken into custody, charged and ultimately ...

Route 206 Widening Project in Hillsborough Unveiled

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - A one-mile stretch of Route 206 between Valley Road and Brown Avenue has been targeted by the state Department of Transportation for a major overhaul that will widen the congested two-lane highway to four lanes, with construction scheduled to begin in 2022.

The improvements to Route 206 being proposed by the NJDOT are the final pieces of a comprehensive plan to widen and ...

Traffic Woes for Route 22 East Travelers Wednesday Afternoon

UNION, NJ - A tractor trailer accident on Route 22 eastbound in Hillside caused big traffic delays Wednesday afternoon.

The truck crashed into a barrier under an overpass in Hillside.  The accident happened at about 2:00 p.m.  There were no reports of injuries.


Home Invasion and Sexual Assault Under Investigation in Maplewood; Suspect At Large

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on Tuesday in Maplewood, according to a press release on Wednesday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

The woman, age 24,  first ...

TAPinto Freelance Reporter Killed While Walking on Highway

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto online news sites and the Daily Record newspaper, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, according to Randolph police Lt. Christopher Guiliani. He said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by ...

Firefighters, First Responders Prepare for Annual Inspection and Parade

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Ellen Brain and members of the Borough Council, escorted by the officers of the borough’s fire department will hold the borough’s annual inspection of firefighters, rescue squad members and equipment Saturday afternoon on West Main Street, adjacent to Borough Hall.

The solemn ceremony begins at 3 p.m., followed by a parade down Main Street, concluding at 6 ...

Video Sheds Light on Efforts of Hillsborough Cancer Group

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – When a person is diagnosed with cancer, the search for relevant, clear information can be daunting and overwhelming. The American Cancer Fund, a national organization based in Hillsborough that aggregates information to educate, empower and support people with cancer, has partnered with Dunellen Skylight Theater Productions on a video to raise ...

Fanwood Mayor Mahr Addresses Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr was a featured panelist at the recent Governor’s Conference of Housing and Economic Development in Atlantic City, NJ. Mayor Mahr shared Fanwood’s success in attracting investment, new business and more housing options.

The conference was organized to showcase how communities can and should work across boundaries to develop partnerships that ...

Hillsborough Land Deal Preserves 335 Acres

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - The purchase of 335 acres contiguous to Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park by the township and the Somerset County Improvement Authority has the added benefit of protecting that property from residential development, according to Mayor Gloria McCauley.

The total acreage of the preserved property and the two parks is 724 acres and is in close proximity to ...


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