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Trespasser Fatally Injured by NJ Transit Train in Montclair

November 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - NJ Transit officials suspended service on the Montclair-Boonton line in both directions for nearly an hour, early Tuesday morning. The cause, fatal strike of a trespasser, officials confirm.

The train was traveling to New York Penn Station from Montclair State University at 4:55 AM, when the person was struck, said NJ Transit spokesperson Jim Smith.

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Joseph Speranza Re-Elected As Hawthorne Fire Chief

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Chief Joseph Speranza was re-elected as the borough's Fire Chief, running against Assistant Chief John Arturi, Company 1.  In a statement, the Fire Department congratulated Speranza and thanked both candidates for their professional campaigns.  "As tradition continues, over 100 years, the members of the Hawthorne Fire Department will continue to serve the ...

Arrests Made in Connection with Food Delivery Carjackings

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Prospect Park's Detective Sergeant Walter Richmond and Arthur Canestrino made an arrest in connection with two carjacking incidents in which delivery drivers of two Chinese restaurants were the victims, according to a statement from the Prospect Park Police Department.

On October 18, a delivery order with the Belmont Dragon in Haledon was ...

Arrest Made in Connection with Hawthorne Blimpie Fire

PATERSON, NJ - Chief of the Hawthorne Police Department McAuliffe and Passaic County Prosecutor Valdes announced that, following an investigation by the Hawthorne Police, an arrest was made on the morning of October 19, 2018, in connection with an arson in the Blimpie restaurant last summer.  According to a statement from the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office, Robert Pinero, 34, from ...

Hawthorne Brings in New Permanent Police Officers

HAWTHORNE, NJ - This week, the Hawthorne Police Department welcomed two more permanent additions to the force.  According to Captain Jeffrey Vanderhook, Officers George Suarez and Matthew Cueman have been in the employ of the borough of Hawthorne for nearly two years, and have now been made permanent.  There is a newly sworn-in face joining the borough's thin blue line as ...

Hawthorne Resident Charged With Stalking in Glen Rock, Same as Dec. 2017 Charge

GLEN ROCK, NJ - A Hawthorne resident was charged with stalking today, according to Glen Rock police. An individual with the same address and name, and seemingly the same photo, was charge with the same offense in December 2017, according to reports from police to TapInto.

Christopher J. Greig, 36, of Hawthorne, was charged with stalking, contempt of a stalking restraining order, cyber ...

Local Youth Basketball Coach Arrested for Distributing Child Porn: Passaic County Sheriff

HAWTHORNE, NJ - A local youth basketball coach was arrested for distributing child pornography, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik.

Hawthorne resident Joseph P. Frascella, 23, was arrested on suspicion of distributing 50 image files of child pornography using a Tumblr account, according to the Sheriff's office. Tumblr is a blogging and social networking ...

Update: Second Victim Discovered in Sunday Paterson Shooting

PATERSON, NJ - It appears two men were shot on Sunday in Paterson after police discovered the second victim hours after the first victim was transported to Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center on Oct. 7, according to police. The two men were wounded at approximately 3:30 a.m. in the area of 26th Street, Paterson, but found approximately nine hours apart.

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