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Rainwater In Electrical Box Caused New Providence House Fire Monday Morning

April 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – No one was injured and damage was minimal following a basement fire on Crest Road on Monday morning, April 16.

Fire Chief Mike Piana said “water came down the outside line and made it into the electrical box, which caused the fire.”  The water caused a short, which started the fire. The call came in at 7:52 a.m. and the scene was cleared by 11:30 ...

Tanker Fire Closes Diamond Hill Road Saturday Morning

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Diamond Hill Road was closed due to a tanker fire at  approximately 4:30 a.m. on Saturday. The tanker, carrying 7,000 gallons of fuel, was traveling north on Diamond Hill Road heading to New Providence for a delivery.  

The Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Chatham Township, Summit and Stirling Fire Departments responded.

Photos & Video: Tee-Ball Players Shout 'Play Ball' at Berkeley Heights PAL Opening Day Ceremony on Saturday

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It was cloudy, cold and windy Saturday, April 7, as the traditional PAL Opening Day Parade for baseball, softball and lacrosse began.

Team members, coaches and family members left from Fire Department Headquarters behind Berkeley Heights Fire Rescue truck, Squad 2 and Fire and Police department SUVs. They turned right at Snyder and began the walk to Snyder Avenue ...

Learn the Risks of Vaping

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Community Policing Division presents "Vaping - A new Generation of Tobacco Addiction" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at the Berkeley Heights YMCA at 550 Springfield Ave.

The discussion is for parents and professionals on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), the risks of using ENDS and e-liquids and youth trends.

The event is ...

New Providence Police Warn Residents of Recent Burglary

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Sunday, March 25 at approximately 5 p.m., a residence on Springfield Avenue was burglarized by two men who were captured on video speaking to each other in Spanish.  Entry was made by forcing open the front door and cash and jewelry were taken from the residence.

This burglary has similarities to other crimes targeting Asian families in other ...

Berkeley Heights Police Discuss Safety and Security at District Schools

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Did you know there is a Crisis Planning Committee in the school district? How is a Class III Officer different than a School Resource Officer? How often do police officers stop by the district schools?

These and many more questions were answered Monday night during a report on School Safety and Security presented by Assistant Principal of Governor Livingston High School ...

Driver Escapes Icy Waters After Car Goes Off Road Near Clark and Cranford Borders

CLARK, NJ –A car went off the road and into the river on the northbound Garden State Parkway between the Clark and Cranford exits during Wednesday night’s snowstorm.

According to Clark’s Chief of Police, Pedro Matos the car’s driver managed to escape the water.  Divers went in to the river and determined the car to be empty.  The sole occupant was ...

Governor Declares State of Emergency; Berkeley Heights Schools Close Wednesday, March 21

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Union County in effect from midnight Wednesday until 8 p.m. Thursday, according to the Union County website.  Heavy snow is expected, with accumulations of 12 to 16 inches. Gov. Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency for New Jersey beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday ahead of ...

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