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Bloomfield Police Arrest Suspected Burglar Following Break-In at Neighbor’s Apartment

April 20, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield police officers arrested a local man in connection with several non-violent, burglary-related crimes. A BLoomfield woman spotted him trying to climb through her apartment window.

That incident led to her realizing her apartment had been burglarized over the weekend, and Bloomfield police officers using security footage to positively identified and arrest ...

Editor of East Brunswick Sentinel Charged with Child Pornography Possession

CHERRY HILL, NJ -  The Editor-in-Chief of The East Brunswick Sentinel, The North Brunswick Sentinel, and The Cranbury Press  has been charged with possession of child pornography following a legal search of his home yesterday.

Timothy Ronaldson, 35, of Cherry Hill, has been charged with Possession of Child Pornography, according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and ...

Westfield Firefighters Extinguish Small Blaze at Rock 'n' Joe's

WESTFIELD, NJ - A small electrical fire started at Rock 'n' Joe's on Prospect Street around noon on Saturday.

According to Deputy Chief Anthony Tiller, the fire was caused by an electrical shortage in wires in the ceiling, sending smoke into the neighboring businesses on both sides.

“It created a smoke condition," Tiller said. "Once we located the fire, ...

Seton Hall Fire Survivors Present "After The Fire" to BHS Seniors

BLOOMFIELD--The Bloomfield Fire Department was happy to present "After The Fire" to Bloomfield High School's senior class.  After the Fire is an award winning documentary about the arson fire on the campus of Seton Hall University in 2000. Three students were killed and over fifty were injured in a fire started as a prank but rapidly spread in a common area at Boland Hall, a ...

Bloomfield’s 4th Annual Police Academy Graduates 28 Civilians

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Tuesday, the Bloomfield Police Department concluded its 4th annual Citizen Police Academy with a special reception and ceremony to thank the participating officers and civilians. This was the second year in a row that the BPD partnered with the Montclair Police Department for a dual township academy. This year saw the highest number of participants yet, with 28 registered ...

Memorial to Fallen Paterson Firefighter Defaced

PATERSON, NJ- When a 1991 fire destroyed the old Meyers Brothers Department Store on Main Street and claimed the life of Paterson Firefighter John Nicosia, the city joined together in mourning.

The loss of Nicosia, Deputy Chief Kevin Hancock recalled to TAPinto Paterson recently, was a reminder of the “dangers firefighters face on a daily basis." His fallen colleague, then only one ...

Bloomfield Fire Department Ranked Inside the Top 5% in the Nation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Fire Department has once again been awarded a top rating for fire preparedness and response capabilities by the Insurance Service Organization, recognizing the department's status as one of New Jersey's best fire protection units. The class 2 distinction is consistent with the BFD’s previous ratings from the assessment, which is carried out ...

Bloomfield Fire Chief Joseph McCarthy Retires After 39 Years

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Fire Chief Joseph McCarthy of the Bloomfield Fire Department is retiring as of April after 39 years as a member of Bloomfield's Bravest. He joined the Bloomfield Fire Department in March of 1979 and has served the ranks of Captain (since 1984), Deputy Chief (since 1989), and finally Fire Chief (since 2009).

 “As Fire Chief my job was basically ...

Washington Elementary and Edison Middle Placed on Lockdown

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary and Edison Middle Schools, located near downtown West Orange, were placed on lockdown this afternoon following a report of a suspicious person in the neighborhood, according to the West Orange school district.

"The West Orange Police Department have advised Washington Elementary School to activate a lock-down based on a report concerning ...

Newstead House Fire Leaves Home Uninhabitable

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A house fire on Monday afternoon on Hoskier Road in Newstead has left the home uninhabitable, according to a release form South Orange Fire Chief Daniel Sullivan.

The fire, which was reported at about 3:30 p.m. and was extinguished by about 7 p.m.,  required "aggressive interior firefighting and suppression efforts," according to Sullivan who ...

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