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Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly Retires After 31 Years; Hired as Director of Security for Newport Centre Mall

June 22, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Police Chief Steven E. Hennelly abruptly announced the end of his 31-year association with Chatham Township law enforcement when he confirmed his retirement on Thursday at the Chatham Township Committee meeting.

Hennelly, 53, will immediately be starting a new job in the private sector as the director of the security for the Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City. Hennelly, who ...

Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly Retires After 31 Years; Hired as Director of Security for Newport Centre Mall

CHATHAM, NJ - Police Chief Steven E. Hennelly abruptly announced the end of his 31-year association with Chatham Township law enforcement when he confirmed his retirement on Thursday at the Chatham Township Committee meeting.

Hennelly, 53, will immediately be start a new job in the private sector as the director of the security for the Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City. Hennelly, ...

Dozens of Vehicles Entered Overnight in New Providence; Police Seek Videos

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Residents reported to police dozens of vehicles were entered overnight Wednesday, Thursday, June 13 and 14, on various streets in the borough.

The streets that were hit the hardest were Woodbine Circle, Newcomb Drive, Pittsford Way, Ashwood Road, and Sherwood Drive.

Police have obtained video that shows one of the actors wearing some type of poncho at some point ...

Chatham Middle School Evacuated After Construction Workers Hit Gas Main

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Middle School students were evacuated from the building about 11 a.m. Wednesday morning after construction workers at the school hit a gas main.

Members of the Chatham Borough Police Department and Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department said that the evacuation was precautionary and that PSE&G would determine when it was safe to return.

CMS students were moved ...

Chatham Middle School Student 'Struck' by Backhoe Walking to CMS; Precautionary Hospital Evaluation, Summons Issued

CHATHAM, NJ - A 14-year-old Chatham student was struck by a backhoe while walking on the sidewalk toward the Chatham Middle School on the morning of Tuesday, June 12, according to a report issued by the Chatham Borough Police Department.

The student was taken to Morristown Medical Center for a precautionary evaluation.

Chatham police responded to the call that came in at 7:36 a.m., ...

Mountainside Officials: We Knew Nothing About Allegations Until Lawsuit was Filed

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The mayor and council of Mountainside have gone on record stating they had no knowledge of the incidents alleged in the lawsuit filed on May 11 against the borough “until the filing of the lawsuit.”

The borough has also “retained former New Jersey State Police Superintendent Joseph Santiago” to help restore public trust in the department, ...

Two Car Crash Closed Mountain Avenue in New Providence All Night Tuesday, June 5-6

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mountain Avenue was closed all night Tuesday into Wednesday as repairs were made to a utility pole following a two-car accident at about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5.

Three people, all from the same car, were transported by ambulance to the hospital following the accident on Mountain Avenue at Southgate Road, said Police Captain Theresa Gazaway. One of the passengers, ...

Former NYPD Sergeant Sentenced For Gun Incident in Watchung

WATCHUNG, NJ - A former New York City Police sergeant was sentenced on Friday to five years in state prison,  with 42 months to be served without parole, after she was found guilty of second-degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and disorderly persons criminal mischief in an incident in Watchung, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson ...

Water Main Break Closes Section of Park Avenue in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Police have closed Park Avenue to traffic between Princeton and Rutgers avenues due to a water main break Monday morning. The water company has been called. 

Berkeley Heights Firemen Honored with Valor Award by Union County 200 Club for Heroic Actions

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The 200 Club of Union County honored five Berkeley Heights firefighters at the 2018 49th Annual Valor Awards luncheon earlier this month at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains. 

Battalion Chief Chris Esposito, Captain Matt Freudenberger, Firefighter Robert Marrese, Lieutenant Jim Hintze and Firefighter Austin Bucossi were recognized for their ...

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