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

April 22, 2017

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 ...

Berkeley Heights Police Blotter for April 19 Includes: Theft of a Painting, an Arrest for CDS and Warrant Arrests

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Police Capt. Robert Deitch reported the following police activity last week.

On Wednesday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m., Ptl. Brian Nigro arrested Brian Hart, 53, from Plainfield, for hindering apprehension, an open no bail warrant out of the Union County Sheriff’s Department and a $750 warrant out of the City of Plainfield.  Hart was charged with hindering ...

Two Arrested in Warren Township Armed Robbery, Prosecutor Says

​WARREN, NJ - Two men were arrested in connection with the armed robbery of the Krauszer's on Stirling Road, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane announced on Tuesday.

The two men are Frank E. Kline, age 52, of Belvidere Ave, and David B.

Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy Accepting Registrations For Summer Program

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy, a program that allows the youth of the community to interact with law enforcement officers from around the region, is accepting registrations for the 2017 summer program .

The officers of the Berkeley Heights Police Department are the cornerstone of the Youth Academy program. This program intends to develop a close ...

Two Charged with Burglary, more, by Berkeley Heights Police; New Providence Police Help Apprehend Fleeing Suspect

 BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A call to police by an alert neighbor and assistance from members of the New Providence Police Department led to the arrest of two people in connection with a forced-entry burglary on McMane Avenue on Saturday, April 8.

Public Information Officer Capt. Robert Deitch gave the following account of the arrests:

The neighbor called the Berkeley Heights Communication ...

NJ State Police 2017 Trooper Youth Week Applications Available

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey State Police Trooper Youth Week is an educational program that presents simulated law enforcement programs for both male and female students who have completed their junior year and are entering their senior year of high school.

The first Trooper Youth Week summer program was in 1965 when the New Jersey State Police saw an opportunity to develop a program to ...

Berkeley Heights is ranked as 61st safest city in America

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - The township Berkeley has been named to the SafeWise listing of the 100 Safest Cities in America for 2017. 

Berkeley Heights, which had not been previously ranked, was listed as the 61st safest city. The listing showed the township with a population of 13,602, a violent crime rate of 0.00, and a property crime rate of 4.30 per 1,000 residents.

To compile this report, ...

Gov. Livingston Seniors Learn Real Life Dangers of Driving While Impaired

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The senior class at Governor Livingston High School received a real life experience of the dangers of being impaired, without being put at risk through "The Two Safety Driving Program."

Each senior student was offered the opportunity to drive the Safety Vehicle, which simulated operating a motor vehicle in an impaired state. The key difference was that the car ...

State Trooper Suffers Non-Life Threatening Injuries in I-78 Crash in Warren, Police Say

WARREN, NJ -  New Jersey State Police posted an update Monday night stating that it "is investigating a crash that seriously injured a trooper earlier today."

At 3:23 p.m. Monday afternoon, the trooper was involved in a crash while driving a marked trooper car on Interstate 78 in Warren Township. He was entrapped and had to be extricated before being flown to University Hospital ...

Crash Shuts Down I-78 Near Exit 40

WARREN, NJ - An accident on I-78 eastbound has closed the highway in both directions near exit 40.

First responders are on the scene.

I- 78 westbound is closed at exit 40, Hillcrest Road. Traffic is being diverted down Hillcrest. Eastbound traffic should exit before exit 36, King George Road.

MEDEVAC unit is on its way to a motor vehicle crash near Exit 40 on Route 78.

According to ...

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Please Mind the Gaps When Driving and Parking in New Providence

April 19, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - You have probably noticed some new striped areas and signs on downtown New Providence streets.  They were implemented to help traffic move smoothly through the downtown, especially during busy times of day.  Some of the restricted areas allow for easier entry and exits from parking lots, while others indicate no parking zones.

The street markings and Do Not ...