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Essex County Prosecutor's Office Investigating Apparent Suicide in Bloomfield Police Headquarters

January 16, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the Bloomfield Police Department overnight.

The preliminary investigation indicates that retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella shot himself in the Bloomfield headquarters while being processed.

Montella, 58, of Bloomfield, was arrested for an alleged act of domestic ...

Man Falls 70 Feet at Roselle Park Construction Site

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — A Medevac helicopter was called in to assist after a construction accident occurred at the Merida Apartment Building construction site in Roselle Park at approximately 10:35 a.m. Saturday. 

Roselle Park Police and rescue units along with Cranford first aide, Trinitas and Union County EMS responders were called to the 200 block of East Westfield Avenue at the ...

New Jersey 13-Year-Old Named to Time Magazine's "25 Most Influential Teens of 2018"

WEST ORANGE, NJ — International activist Marley Dias, a freshman at West Orange High School,  was recently named to Time magazine's list of "Top 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018,” in addition to being previously named to “Ebony 100's” Power 100 list as a community crusader.

Dias, who at 13 years old is the youngest person to be named to the ...

Bodnar's Auction: America's Superheroes Looking for New Homes

EDISON, NJ — Bodnar’s Auction Sales will greet the New Year with boxes of old comics, books on comics, super and action heroes, and limited-edition Danbury and Franklin Mint collections, as well as diecast miniature automobiles.

The live auction begins at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, January 5 at the New Jersey Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, with doors opening at 9 a.m. for a ...

Bayonne First-Responders: In Right Place, Right Time

BAYONNE, NJ  — “In all my years on this job, I don’t recall ever being put in such a perfect spot at a perfect time,” said Bayonne firefighter Ed Skelly about coming across a serious accident while making runs as part of the department’s Multiservice Unit on December 22. 

According to reports, a man identified only as being a priest suffered an ...

A Soldier's Sneak Attack of Love in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ — In the military, it's good to be able to surprise your enemy. And sometimes your brother.

2017 Roxbury High School graduate Morgan Timper, whose brother Jack is a junior, pulled that off on December 20 with some help from her parents and school staff.

For more than a month, Jack’s father, John Timper, had been in communication with Assistant Principal Sue ...

Toy Soldier Statue Stolen from Morristown Green

MORRISTOWN, NJ — A 6-foot tall toy soldier statue that was being used as a decoration for the Christmas Festival on the Morristown Green has been stolen, said the Morristown Police Department. 

According to authorities, the incident occurred at 1 a.m. on December 9 and was reported by the Morristown Partnership later that morning. The incident was captured on ...

Looking for an Unusual Holiday Gift? Bowcraft Rides Are for Sale

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Do you have someone on your holiday gift list who's difficult to impress? Check out the online liquidation sale for the now-closed Bowcraft Amusement Park.

Rides such as the Galleon, the Scrambler and the Flying Dragon Kiddie Coaster are now for sale — after providing decades of fun at the Scotch Plains-based family destination on Route 22. The 13-acre is ...

Explosive Package Sent to Sen. Booker's Camden Office

CAMDEN, NJ — The FBI intercepted a suspicious package addressed to U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's Camden office, according to officials.

The FBI confirmed yesterday morning, October 26, that a suspicious package — similar to the other packages found in New York and Washington D.C. this week that contained potentially explosive devices — was addressed to Booker, and intercepted ...

Ex-Kenilworth School Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Defacating on Holmdel Athletic Fields

HOLMDEL, NJ —  Former Kenilworth Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini pleaded guilty to defecating under the bleachers at the Holmdel High School athletic fields.

Tramaglini, 42 of Matawan was charged with lewdness, littering and defecating in public, according to Holmdel Police. Holmdel police said the investigation that led to Tramaglini’s arrest was initiated by ...


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