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Somerville Expects Weekend Protests; Businesses Urged to Take Precautions

June 4, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough officials are preparing for two protests this weekend stemming from the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis last week, and have reached out to merchants along Main Street to "use their judgement and prepare accordingly."

A small group of protestors walked down Main Street last Saturday with signs and ended their peaceful demonstration ...

Barnegat Walk for Peace Scheduled for this Sunday

BARNEGAT, NJ – Throughout the country, protests of outrage began after the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minnesota. The world watched in horror as a policeman pressed down on Floyd’s neck even after he was robbed of his last breath.  Sunday, members of the Barnegat community, clergy and the Barnegat Police Department will walk together bringing a message of ...

Use of Force Incident in Plainfield Referred to Union County Prosecutor’s Office

According to a statement by the Union County Prosecutor's Office, a use of force incident is under review.

In the evening hours of June 3, members of the Plainfield Police Division were making an arrest of an 18-year-old male in the area of the 300 block of Liberty Street in Plainfield. During the course of the arrest, the suspect sustained an injury to his arm that required immediate ...

Alert: Hamilton Woman Mary Jo Rosati Missing

HAMILTON, NJ --  Hamilton Township Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing Hamilton woman who is currently homeless.   

Mary Jo Rosati, 49, was reported missing by her mother on May 24; the last day that she has been seen or heard from. She was last seen wearing a gray colored long sleeve shirt, blue denim jeans and black boots. 

Anyone ...

Springfield Police Release Statement on Murder of George Floyd

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Following the death of George Floyd at the hands of officers from the Minneapolis Police Department, Chief John Cook and the Springfield Police Department have released a statement addressing their shock and sadness over the incident, as well as pledge to uphold ethical and community-first policing methods.

The full text of the statement is below:

The members ...

Outraged Over George Floyd Killing, Linden Students Plan Peaceful Protest on Thursday

LINDEN, NJ - Residents are invited and city officials are preparing for a peaceful protest on Thursday, June 4, amid feelings of outrage and despair after the killing of Minneapolis resident, George Floyd.

Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on May 25.  The video went viral, showing Chauvin press his knee into Floyd's neck as he laid face down in ...

Police Chief David Hart Issues Statement Regarding Tragic Death of George Floyd

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Chief of Police David Hart released a message to residents on Wednesday in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died at the hands of members of the Minneapolis Police Department.

The message, posted on the Linden Police Department Facebook page, addressed not only the tragic death of Floyd, but also addressed the current ...

Hillsborough Police Chief Urges Merchants to Safeguard Businesses

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - While emphasizing there is no imminent threat, Police Chief Michael McMahon sent a letter to members of the Hillsborough business community Wednesday that urges merchants and building owners to be vigilant and prepare for the worst, as businesses across the country fall victim to looters during protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis May ...

Bernards Township's First Woman Police Officer Prepares to Retire

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The first female police officer ever hired in Bernards Township is getting ready to retire on July 1 of this year.

Gina Loschiavo, currently the school resource officer at the William Annin Middle School, was lauded by the Bernards Township Committee at its virtual meeting last week, when Township Committee members also shared some personal memories of the ...

Friendship Circle Car Parade Visits Children with Special Needs in Morristown and Morris Township

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Emergency vehicles, including local police and fire trucks, joined the staff and volunteers of Friendship Circle as they drove through Morristown and Morris Township on Sunday, May 31, to “visit” children with special needs in the Friendship Circle program.

The Friendship Circle's mission is to create friendships for children, teens, and adults with special ...

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Berkeley Heights Diversity Council Statement on Recent Events 

May 31, 2020

The Berkeley Heights Diversity Council is an independent and non-partisan organization.

Events across our country in the last week bring to the surface the racism and bias that continue to plague our nation.  The senseless murder of George Floyd by an officer of the law while others watched is tragic and terrifying. But sadly, this is not something new. The events over the last couple of ...

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