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Greenstein Bill Mandating Cancer Screenings for Firefighters Approved

July 5, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — In an effort to ensure the safety of firefighters throughout the State, the State Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senators Linda Greenstein and Troy Singleton that would mandate periodic cancer screenings for professional firefighters not enrolled in the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP).

 “Prevention and early ...

Police Blotter: Did Someone Get a Head Start on the Holiday?

Just as the long Fourth of July weekend began, Princeton police posted a warning: “When celebrating July 4th this weekend be sure to have a plan. If you drink, don't drive. Designate a sober driver or utilize a ride share program. It's not worth the risk of losing your own independence.”

Good advice, but it appears some drivers may have decided to get a head start on ...

What Roads Are Open and Closed This Week Around Doylestown?

DOYLESTOWN, PA—Here's a look at road closings and slowdowns you'll face in the Doylestown area for the week of July 5, 2022.

In Buckingham and Solebury townships, Route 202 (Lower York Road/Buckingham Road) will have a single-lane closure between Route 413 (Durham Road) and Route 179 (Bridge Street) for milling and paving. The lane reduction is expected to go from 9 a.m. to 3 ...

Major Red Bank Intersection/Roads Closed Wednesday, July 6

 

 

Red Bank, NJ: The borough announced that the intersection of Broad and Monmouth Streets will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday from 7:00am-5:00pm for construction.

Broad Street will be closed from Wallace St. to Linden Place and Monmouth St. will be closed from Drummond Place to Broad St.

Plan an alternate route.

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‘Scared and Understandably Confused’: Another Drive-By Pellet-Style Gun Incident in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — She described the call from her daughter Saturday as “every parent’s nightmare.”

Kathy Mooney told TAPinto Westfield that her 22-year-old daughter and friend were shot at with a BB gun from a passing car in downtown Westfield Saturday, an account verified by police.

“My daughter was scared and understandably confused,” Mooney said Tuesday.

VIDEO: East Brunswick Police Department's 15th Junior Police Academy Concludes Training

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department concluded its fifteenth Junior Police Academy last week with a graduation ceremony led by Officer Reggie Wright and other members of the EBPD's Community Policing program. 26 young East Brunswick residents completed the challenging and engaging program.

Wright said, "I hope that they were able to enjoy themselves, have fun and ...

Sparta Police: Driver Going Wrong Way on Route 15 Gets DWI

SPARTA, NJ – A Wharton man stopped for driving the wrong way on Route 15 is facing drunk driving charges.  On June 16 around 1:45 a.m. Officer Phil Longo was able to stop Sergio Villavicencio, 33, after patrol units worked to get the driver’s attention to alert him to the dangerous situation, police said.

Villavicencio was driving a black Subaru Impreza going north in the ...

Lifeguards and Hasbrouck Heights FD Put Out Brush Fire Outside the Swim Club

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Lifeguards at the Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club were the first responders on the scene when a brush fire broke out outside the fencing along Route 17 Tuesday afternoon.

The lifeguards started smelling smoke on the grounds and senior guard Kassie Ketcho alerted assistant manager John Sedlmeir that there was a lot of smoke coming from the fence by the pump house on the ...

Woodbridge Charges 8 People for Illegal Fireworks

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A weekend crackdown on illegal fireworks resulted in police charging eight people with their possession and use, Mayor John E. McCormac said today.

Meanwhile, police detectives are continuing to investigate two weekend fires that reportedly resulted from the use of illegal fireworks, the mayor said in a prepared statement.

One of those fires was a fully-engulfed ...

South Brunswick Police Trying to Locate Older Man Who is Unable to Identify Himself

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are trying to locate and identify an older confused man who was walking in a local park earlier today along Route 27. According to the South Brunswick Police, the man is "confused" and "unable to give his name." He is 5'10, in his late 50s or early 60s, wearing jeans, sneakers, a grey T-shirt, and a straw hat. Police provided this photograph on ...

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