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January 19, 2023

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Red Bank man is accused of taking “upskirting” videos at a wine and liquor store in Westfield and other locations around the state, authorities announced Tuesday. Christopher W. Cox, 33, is accused of surreptitiously filming women and girls from below using a cell phone placed ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield juvenile found driving a stolen car was arrested in Westfield Thursday afternoon after a head-on crash on West Broad Street, according to police. The driver of the vehicle the youth crashed into was taken to University Hospital in Newark to be treated for facial ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A Union County man has pleaded guilty to his role in gunpoint robberies at over a dozen liquor stores, including the 2018 holdup at the Wine Chateau in Avenel. Jaime Fontanez, 45, of Elizabeth, pleaded guilty in Newark federal court last week to a slew of conspiracy and robbery ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- After more than a year of testimonies, revisions and delays, the Springfield Board of Adjustment Tuesday night unanimously denied an application to build a Chick-fil-A Restaurant at the corner of Hillside Avenue and Route 22 West. All seven members of the Board of Adjustment ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department, Summit Fire Department, Summit PBA Local #55, Summit FMBA #54, Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad and City of Summit officials have partnered to raise awareness about the immediate need for a living donor kidney transplant for Summit Police Officer ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Offices, apartments and two parking garages are proposed as part of a plan to redevelop the shuttered Lord & Taylor building on North Avenue and build on the Westfield's two train station parking lots. Executives for Streetworks Development, the real estate development arm of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - In a presentation called “Palisades Cliff-hanging” Dr. Marcia Anderson, Ph.D, will guide participants through a historical journey to Palisades, NJ, venturing from 200 million years ago to the early 20th century.   She will explore geology, plate tectonics, dinosaurs, the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A fire that started in the front end of a food service truck in Westfield caused heat damage to a vehicle parked in front of it Monday morning, according to the fire chief. The department was dispatched to the fire on Charles Street by Clark Street at 7:02 a.m., where ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - In a social media post around 3 p.m. on Juy 27, 2022, the Cranford Police Department asked for the public's help to identify an unknown man.  Anyone who has information is encouraged to call Detective Ryan Gerrity at 908-709-7347 or through the Cranford Police Department app.

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RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway Police Department is once again at the forefront of internal training methods for its officers. Rahway is the first department in Union County to open dedicated space for a matted training room within its headquarters. The department recently began implementing the new ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Westfield police officer ticketed a Black driver he pulled over for speeding but did not issue a citation to a white man he stopped for driving more than twice the speed limit early that same morning, according to law enforcement videos obtained by TAPinto Westfield through public ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Rahway man has been arrested and his co-conspirator remains at large following charges being filed in regards to a home invasion in Elizabeth March 2, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl J. Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Town Council on Tuesday introduced a law that would allow people to drink alcoholic beverages outdoors from “open containers” in some downtown locations. Along with the executive committee of Downtown Westfield Corporation, town council members feel the measure will help the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A man who was the subject of a Friday afternoon Summit Police Department nixle alert after he fled prior to entering Summit Oaks Hospital was located unharmed, the City reported. The 47-year-old male from East Brunswick was transported to the hospital for mental health treatment ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Officers arrested five people following a crash involving a police vehicle on Mountain Avenue Thursday afternoon, police said. Police arrested the three juveniles and two adults after they rammed an unmarked police vehicle, according to Chief Christopher Battiloro, who was on the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Monday night's Cranford Board of Education meeting was canceled approximately a half hour after it began when an audience member refused to wear a mask. The meeting began with opening remarks from Superintendent Scott Rubin, Ed.D. and student liaison updates from Hillside Avenue ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Amanda Langner-Hurewitz, wife of Cranford Firefighter Robert Hurewitz, has launched a GoFundMe to save their home after severe medical complications have ended his career. "Being a firefighter was Rob's dream job and he got to live that dream", Amanda told TAPinto Cranford. As a ...

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UNION, NJ – The McDonald’s at the Union Garden State Parkway rest stop has closed. Near Exit 141, Vauxhall Road, the facility now appears to be under construction. The gas station area is still operational. According to minutes from a Turnpike Authority meeting, a Shake Shack restaurant will be ...

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RAHWAY, NJ  -  The Rahway Dollar Tree was burglarized on Monday morning according to Rahway Police. A number of residents and customers confirmed they were unable to enter the store at 1046 St. Georges Avenue due to police presence. Police are actively investigating the incident and provided no ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Walmart Supercenter located in Linden has temporarily closed on Tuesday, due to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases across the country and concern for employees and customers during the uptick. According to a statement from Walmart, the company has chosen to temporarily close ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A 46-year-old woman hit by a vehicle on Central Avenue in Westfield Tuesday night remains hospitalized in critical condition, police said. The woman from Westfield was struck while crossing in the 1000 block of Central Avenue at 7:07 p.m., police Chief Christopher Battiloro said ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A Scotch Plains man has been arrested a Scotch Plains man and charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and terroristic threats after he allegedly grabbed a 17-year-old Fanwood resident by the neck, punched him in the face several times, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Acting Plainfield Police Director Captain David Guarino jointly announced Wednesday that a series of violent street robberies targeting Hispanic males in Plainfield is under investigation. The robberies have occurred over the course of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood SPFK12 school district celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. to rename Park Middle School as the Malcolm E. Nettingham Middle School  in honor of the hometown hero and member of World War II’s celebrated ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Within 24 hours of the home invasion and sexual assault last week, authorities identified a suspect and in a little over 48 hours had him in custody, the police chief said Tuesday. In an at times emotional speech, Westfield Police Chief Christopher Battiloro detailed for the town ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic celebrated the achievements of its most famous alumna, two-time Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin, with an outdoor welcome home party that included local dignitaries and members of the Union Catholic community, including the entire current student ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS -- Despite multiple attempts by renters to at least inspect their belongings and determine what they want to keep, unit owners at the Public Storage on Route 22 have been unable to gain access to their own property since Hurricane Ida caused flooding to storage units. "I feel this ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood SPFK12 School District announced at its meeting Wednesday evening  that it will rename Park Middle School to Malcolm E. Nettingham Middle School in honor of the late WWII Tuskegee Airman and longtime resident of Scotch Plains.  The WWII ...

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CRANFORD - Universal Pictures is scheduled to film scenes for the upcoming movie “Bros” in Downtown Cranford on Wednesday and Thursday. The filming in scheduled to take place on Alden Street between North Union Ave. and Miln Street from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on both days. According to the Cranford ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Josh Losardo announced plans for the Scotch Hills Country Club (820 Jerusalem Rd., Scotch Plains) to revert to its original name, the Shady Rest Golf and Country Club, during the Scotch Plains Council meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. The announcement was ...

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