New Providence's Allen W. Roberts School Gets Security Walk Through by Police Department after Bomb Threat

March 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Police Department sent a letter to parents and guardians of students at Allen W. Roberts Elementary School after a non-specific bomb threat was reported on Monday afternoon.

It's the second threat  reported at a New Providence school in March. The first threat was reported on March 5th at New Providence High School.

Emergency ...

Lawyer Turns Photographer During Chatham Fire on Main Street; Captures Chatham Firefighters in Action

CHATHAM, NJ - Attorney Mark S. Kuehn was on his way to work last Thursday when he heard the sirens from the fire trucks and pulled over.

Kuehn started snapping photos with his phone and got some excellent shots of Chatham's finest in action, as firefighters put out the second-floor apartment fire at 166 Main Street, above Chatham Floor & Decor.

"I was simply driving ...

Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, ...

Getting to Know Sydney Chan; New Providence Middle School Student Tours the Country With 'The King and I'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - There’s no business like show business for 13-year-old Sydney Chan, a New Providence Middle School student, who landed a role in the National Touring Company of The King and I. This is her third tour with a Broadway production; Chan toured in 2015 and 2016 with A Christmas Story. She is enjoying life on the road as part of the big touring company. “The best ...

Children of All Ages Take Part In First Ever HindiUSA Poetry Contest in Basking Ridge


BERNARDS TWP., - Children of all ages gathered together at the auditorium of Oak Street Elementary School on January 21st to take part in their first ever Hindi poetry contest orchestrated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, founder of the Basking Ridge Hindi School, and several volunteers.

Mayor John Carpenter was in attendance and marked its inception with a few encouraging words: “In ...

Cranford Planning Board Hears Redevelopment Study for North Avenue East

CRANFORD, NJ – Furious residents and business owners filled the municipal chambers on Wednesday evening as the Cranford Planning Board heard a presentation from Harbor Consultants regarding the redevelopment of a portion of North Avenue East.

The redevelopment evaluation spans from Bar Americana to the Riverside Inn and includes the Cranford Fire House, Marino Seafood and more. Some of ...

One Dead in Kenilworth House Fire Monday Evening

KENILWORTH, NJ – A 68-year-old women was killed in a fire at a Kenilworth home on Monday night, Detective Sergeant Jim Grady of the Kenilworth Police Department said.

The name of the victim is being held pending an autopsy, he said.

The fire was reported in a two-level home in the 200 block of North 9th Street. The downstairs resident reported the fire at approximately 6 p.m. after ...

Summit Community Forms Effort to Help Victims of New Year's Eve Apartment Fire

Where the eyes, the eyes with the will to see
Where the hearts, that run over with mercy
We take care of our own
We take care of our own

"We Take Care of Our Own" - Bruce Springsteen

SUMMIT, NJ - New Year's Eve is supposed to be time of reflection and celebration, looking back at the year that was and ahead to the subsequent twelve months -- the next stage of ...

Matheny Residents Partner with Local Police on ‘Brave Bag’ Project

SOMERSET HILLS NJ - When adult residents at the Matheny School and Hospital in Peapack, NJ wanted to give back to the community that gives so much to them, they met with Nicole Araujo and Deanna Willard of their Adult Services Program to brainstorm ideas.

“As a specialized hospital for children and adults with severe developmental and physical disabilities, it’s often hard to find ...

Winter Weather Advisory Issued as First Snowfall of the Season Arrives on Saturday

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - - The first snowfall of the season will be arriving on Saturday morning according to the National Weather Service(NWS) in New York. 

A “Winter Weather Advisory” is in effect from 6 a.m. Saturday morning until 6 a.m. on Sunday.

According to the NWS advisory, Union County can expect snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with the possibility of ...

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