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Helicopter Crashes Behind Apartments in Chatham; Pilot, Passeger Survive

February 25, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - A helicopter made a crash landing behind the Suburban Court apartment complex at 525 Main St. in Chatham on Friday evening, landing between the parking garages.

The crash occurred 6:20 p.m. and the pilot reportedly walked away from the accident while a passenger was taken to the hospital with lower back pain.

"At approximately 6:20 tonight, we had a helicopter ...

Chatham's Lafayette Avenue Could be Shut Down for Water Main Replacement

CHATHAM, NJ - While school is closed next week, NJ American Water Co. will try to complete as much work as possible in replacing the water main on Lafayette Avenue in the township, which could result in a complete closure of the road, according to Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly.

"They want to close it altogether for the week school is out," Hennelly said. "We ...

Union County Manager Names Chris Debbie Police Chief

UNION COUNTY -- County Manager Alfred J. Faella today announced he has appointed James Christopher Debbie, a 29-year veteran of the County Police Division, as its Police Chief.

Debbie becomes the County’s 10th Police Chief in the Police Division’s history, and has served as the Officer in Charge since 2015. He will be responsible for supervising a police force of 73 sworn officers ...

Chatham Police: Chatham Street House Fire Caused by Electric Space Heater

CHATHAM, NJ -  On Jan. 31 at 10:33 a.m., the Chatham Borough Police Department and the Chatham Fire Department responded to 109 Chatham Street on a report of smoke coming from the roof of the house. The smoke condition was reported by a neighbor, who stated that the residents were not home, but there was a dog inside.

The fire department made entry into the home and the dog was ...

Chatham Street House Fire Extinguished; Family Dog 'Weasley' Saved

CHATHAM, NJ - Both Chatham Township and Chatham Borough fire departments responded to a second-floor fire at 109 Chatham Street in the borough on Tuesday morning, where a family dog was rescued by police.

Homeowners Mark and Caitlin Shadek were both at work when the fire was reported by a neighbor. According to Caitlin Shadek, the Chatham couple's two young children were in ...

Power Outages and Downed Trees Close Warren Roads

WARREN, NJ - Skyline Drive is closed to through traffic and Sunrise Drive near Mountain View Road closed due to downed trees involving power lines.  No timeframe is  available for repairs to be complete.

In addition, power is out on the lower half of Roseland Avenue, Helen Street, Wilshire, Mountainview Road and Lane, Trinity Place, Friar Tuck, and Manor Drive. Power ...

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Union County Prosecutor’s Office Launches Twitter Account

February 27, 2017

In an effort to better connect and engage with the local public and news media, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office today is launching an official Twitter account, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday.

The account, @UCPONJ, is live now, and will be managed by Prosecutor’s Office Director of Communications Mark Spivey.

“Transparency and ...