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Linden Firefighters Win Third Annual Heroes on the Court Basketball Tournament

May 23, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – Linden Firefighters brought home the trophy as the winner at the Third Annual Heroes on the Court Basketball Tournament that took place Sunday, May 21, at the Harwood Sports Center at Kean University.

The Linden team won after a hard fought battle with the Elizabeth Police team. This fundraiser brought together 24 teams of law enforcement professionals and firefighters ...

Police and Community Get Together Over Ice Cream On A Very Hot Day

ELIZABETH, NJ- It was the perfect day for ice cream, as the residents and police who gathered at the Magic Fountain May 19 could tell you.

The event was Soft Serve with Officers, a Police Week celebration hosted by the City of Elizabeth. "This is a community outreach that we want to continue to do, to relax, where people can chill, have a good time, and ask questions,” said Darren ...

Police and Firefighters Battle It Out At Third Annual Heroes on the Court Basketball Tournament

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Third Annual Heroes on the Court Basketball Tournament will take place Sunday, May 21, at the Harwood Sports Center at Kean University, from 2 to 5 p.m.

This fundraiser is bringing together 24 teams of law enforcement professionals and firefighters for a great cause, scholarships. Air Marshals, Port Authity officers, TSA teams, federal, state, county, and municipal teams, ...

Elizabeth Police To Host Ice Cream Party

ELIZABETH, NJ – The temperature is rising, hinting of the summer to come. It’s definitely ice cream-eating time, and the Elizabeth Police Department is hosting their first “Soft Serve With Officers” tomorrow, May 19, from 5 to 6 p.m., at Magic Fountain, 300 Williamson Street.  

The officers will be giving out free, kiddie size, and a chance for residents to get to ...

Elizabeth Man Charged with Death by Auto After Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Strike

ELIZABETH, NJ – Eduardo Perez, 33, of Elizabeth, is charged with death by auto after killing a pedestrian in Linden, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Linden Police Chief Jonathan Parham jointly announced May 12.

Perez is additionally charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident in connection with the death of 23-year-old Mujahid Henry of Newark.

The accident ...

Elizabeth Police Officers Walking The Beat with Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble

ELIZABETH, NJ— The second installment of Walking the Beat, an on-going arts in-education residency, is being planned, announced Theo Perkins, founder of the Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble and a native of the city.

The project brings together Elizabeth High School students and police officers to help reinforce positive interactions between students and police officers that will improve ...

Boy Hit By Freight Train Tonight

ELIZABETH, NJ – A 13-year-old boy was struck by a freight train this evening, May 11, near Franklin Street, according to reports.

The victim was flown to University Hospital in Newark where his leg was partially amputated.

No further details are available at this time.

City Responds to Employee Lawsuit Decision

ELIZABETH, NJ - City Attorney William Holzapfel has issued a response to the recent New Jersey Superior Court jury award to a former Elizabeth fire inspector who claimed harassment and retaliation on the job.

“The City has appealed the verdicts in this case to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court.  There were substantial legal errors made during the trial, and I am confident ...

Elizabeth Man With Heart Failure, Family Asks for Help with Medical Expenses

KENILWORTH, NJ – On April 30, Brian Belles, an Elizabeth resident, was driving when his heart stopped, sending him crashing into the woods until he was found by a Merck security guard, according to his daughter, Jennifer Belles.

The security guard who found Belles called the Kenilworth Police, who used their defibrillator twice while waiting for the paramedics, his daughter said. Once ...

Elizabeth Woman Arrested in Connection with Bloomfield Burglaries

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - An Elizabeth woman was arrested in the connection with two burglaries that occurred in Bloomfield last week. 

On May 3, two house burglaries occurred on Essex Avenue in Bloomfield. Shortly after the investigation began, the suspect, Maria Circelli of Elizabeth NJ was identified. Circelli was apprehended in Clark NJ and transported to the Essex County Jail in ...

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