Berkeley Heights Fire Department, Rotary Club, Council Work Together to 'Save a Life'

May 18, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Fire Department and Rotary Club have partnered with the Town Council in an awareness campaign to help Save a Life. 

A short time ago, a house fire tragedy struck Berkeley Heights residents. Two lives were lost as a result of smoke inhalation. The home did not have any working smoke detectors.

Fire Chief Anthony Padovano spoke before ...

Branch Knocks Out Power for Some in Berkeley Heights Saturday Night

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Dozens of homes and the municipal complex lost power Saturday night after a branch fell on power lines.

Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins said the power went out at 8:12 p.m. because the branch fell on "three primary lines" at the corner of Brook Street and Park Avenue, causing an electrical arc that "in the darkness appeared to be a transformer ...

All Clear at New Providence High School, Police Say

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police responded to a bomb threat at approximately 3:50 p.m. when writing was discovered on a boy's bathroom stall wall at the New Providence High School/Middle School.

The writing was "I Will Bomb the School," officials said.  The school was immediately evacuated of all students and staff conducting after school activities.

The Union County K-9 ...

Stay Away From New Providence High School, Police Activity Closes Roads

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Roads near New Providence High School were closed late today as police investigated reports of a bomb threat at the school.

Vehicles from the police and Union County Sheriff's departments and related personnel  are on the scene and the only information available at this time is that people should stay away from the high school.  

A press release will ...

Long Blue Line of Police Cyclists Stretches Through Somerville; Police Unity Tour Heads to Nation’s Capital to Honor Fallen Officers

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of police officers from scores of police agencies throughout New Jersey rode into town Tuesday, May 9 on their way to Washington, DC where they will join with police from across the country to honor their brothers killed in the line of duty.

The four-day Police Unity Tour is commemorating its 21th anniversary May 9-12, with police from around the country ...

Four Injured in Crash on Interstate 78

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Four people were injured and a dog died following a crash on eastbound Route 78 this morning, shortly before 11:30 a.m.

Berkeley Heights Deputy Fire Chief Jim Hopkins said two of those injured each had a broken leg, one had a broken wrist and another had a minor injury. 

Firefighters performed CPR on a dog, but were unable to revive the animal, he ...

Accident with Multiple Injuries Reported Near Exit 43 on Route 78

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Members of the Berkeley Heights Fire Department are on the scene of an accident on Route 78, near exit 43.

There are multiple injuries to individuals due to the accident.  Union County EMS, Berkeley Heights, Springfield And Atlantic  EMS units have responded to the scene according to reports from Breaking News Network.

Watchung Fire Department has sent ...

Berkeley Heights Police Blotter, May 4, Includes Several CDS Arrests, a DWI and more

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Police Capt. Robert Deitch, the Public Information Officer, released the following police blotter.

WARRANT/CDS ARREST:  On April 26, Ptl. Brian Nigro arrested Raheim Adams, 20, from Newark, for possession of marijuana and an active warrant for $250 out of the City of Orange, during the course of a motor vehicle stop.  

Adams was charged with possession ...

Berkeley Heights Police Blotter for April 25 Includes Residential Burglary, Thefts, Illegal Dumping

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Police Capt. Robert Deitch, the department's Public Information Officer, released the following report of police activities in the township.

Residential Burglary:  On Wednesday, April 19, at 11:37 a.m., patrol and detectives were dispatched to the report of a residential burglary on North Road that occurred while the homeowner was away between March 30 and April ...

Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department Offers to Give, Install Smoke, CO Detectors for Residents Who Need Them

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - One thing firefighters learned In the aftermath of the April 13 fatal fire in the township was that there were no working smoke alarms or CO detectors in the home.

After Fire Chief Anthony Padovano gave a report on the fire to the Township Council at its April 18 meeting, Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins, who is also the Township fire official, spoke to the council about the ...

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