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Over 100 People Hold Vigil for 16-Year-Old Shot Tuesday

July 8, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Tears mixed with heavy downpours last night as family, friends and residents held a vigil at Coakley Circle for a 16-year-old who authorities say was shot in the head. 

The rain did not deter over 100 people from gathering to remember Jose Oliver Torres Tineo at the small park, where friends said the teen would often go to play basketball.

“Oh my God, ...

One Girl Dies, Another in Critical Condition After Pulled from Surf off Belmar Beach

BELMAR, NJ — One school-age girl died and another is on life-support after they were pulled from the waters off the Belmar’s Ninth Avenue beach at about 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15.

Both unidentified girls, who were cousins, were taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, where one was pronounced dead and the other is reported to be in critical condition. They ...

Homicide Task Force in Roselle on Report of Two Deaths

ROSELLE, NJ — The Union County Homicide Task Force has responded to the 900 block of Chestnut Street in Roselle on a report of two deaths, according to a tweet posted by Union County Police Tuesday just after 3 p.m.

TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park will have more details as they become available. 

Update: Bear Captured in Garwood Monday Afternoon Could be Bear Seen in Westfield Sunday

WESTFIELD, NJ — A bear has been captured in Garwood Monday afternoon. It is believed to be the same bear seen in the area of Lawrence Avenue and Sinclair Place in Westfield Sunday night and near Brookside Place School Monday morning.

The Department of Fish & Wildlife tranquilized the bear around 1 p.m. in the backyard of a home on Walnut Street in Garwood where it had been sleeping ...

South Orange Maplewood School District Board of Education Announces Plan to Appoint Interim Superintendent of Schools

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ  - The following was sent by email from the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) Board of Education to the SOMSD community on June 7 at about 1:15 p.m.

Dear South Orange Maplewood School District Families and Community Members:

It is with tremendous pleasure and excitement that the South Orange Maplewood Board of Education announces the ...

Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...

Long Blue Line of Police Cyclists Stretches Through Somerville; Police Unity Tour Heads to Nation’s Capital to Honor Fallen Officers

                SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vitorio Spadea, along with hundreds of police officers from scores of police agencies throughout New Jersey rode into town Tuesday, May 9 on their way to Washington, DC where they will join with police from across the country to honor their brothers killed in ...

Two Charged with Human Trafficking

ELIZABETH, NJ – Two local residents, a  man and a woman , have been arrested and charged with recruiting an underage girl to exchange sex acts for money at two locations in Union County at various times last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday.

Horace Spencer III, a.k.a. “Trey,” 23, of Newark, and 19-year-old Carisma Snell of Hillside ...

“Edward the Egret” Returns to New Jersey as a Sign of Spring

NEW JERSEY - “Edward the Egret” has made his triumphant return to New Jersey/New York Metropolitan area once again. As a sign that spring has arrived, Edward safely landed in Hoffman Island in Staten Island earlier this week, where he has bred for the last two years.

For most of the year, you can spot Edward hanging around the Arthur Kill. He’s an urban bird, hatched in ...

Housewives Star Identified as Owner of Burning Car Found with Dead Bodies

PATERSON, N.J. - According to multiple reports the burning car that was found in Paterson on Friday with two unidentified male bodies is registered to Housewives of NJ alum Kim DePaola.

Around 2:00 a.m. Friday morning police and fire  officials arrived to the scene of a burning Audi near the 500 block of East 28th Street in Paterson. 

Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the ...

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