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Mystery of the Human Fetus Found in Wayne Revealed

May 11, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – Wayne’s Finest made quick work of the mystery of the remains of the human fetus discovered this past Sunday, May 8. The very next day, the investigation led to two arrests in connection with this strange case.

The following account is based on a statement released by Wayne Police Chief Jack McNiff and Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes.

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The Remains of a Human Fetus Discovered in Wayne Home

WAYNE, NJ – A gruesome discovery at a Wayne residence have the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office investigating. They are seeking help to learn more about a human fetus found inside a home.

There was not a lot of information shared when Chief Jack McNiff and Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes released a statement about the incident.

On Sunday, Mother’s Day, at approximately 5:45 ...

Haledon Police Department Rolls out New Quality-of-Life Division

HALEDON, NJ - The Borough of Haledon has rolled out a new unit of the Haledon Police Department: the Quality-of-Life Division.  The Quality-of-Life Division, according to the Haledon Police Department, will be made up of plain-clothes detectives who are operating under the Investigative and Special Services Bureau.

The new division's mission will be focused on enforcing the law ...

Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening and Robbing Rite Aid Clerk in Haledon, Police Say

HALEDON, NJ - The Haledon Police apprehended a Paterson man, Dwayne Hayes, also known as Dwayne Miles, 49, as a suspect in a Rite Aid robbery Monday evening, according to Haledon Police Captain George Guzman.

At 8:43 p.m., Police Officer Michael Palmer, Officer John Bonilla, Officer Jeffrey Welsh, and Special Police Officer II Jonathan Velez arrived at the Rite Aid found at 445 Haledon Avenue ...

Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik Hosts Promotional Ceremony

WAYNE, NJ - On Wednesday, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik hosted a promotional ceremony at the Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne, with nine officers administered the oath of office for their new ranks before family members pinned them with a badge to display the promotion.

“One of my proudest moments, is having the opportunity to promote hard-working and ...

National Weather Service Issues 'Red Flag Warning' for New Jersey

MT. HOLLY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of New Jersey on Thursday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

A Fire Weather Watch will remain in effect on Friday, April 29, from morning to evening, in anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions.

The alert was issued due to the combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry ...

Recycling Truck Crashes into Goffle Brook Park

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Just before noon Tuesday morning, a Gaeta recycling truck collecting yard waste was involved in an accident near Goffle Brook Park by Brockhuizen Lane.  The truck crashed into the park, coming to stop at the edge of a stone terrace.

According to the Fire Department, first responders had to deal with leaking diesel and hydraulic fluid.  Three individuals were ...

Suspected Drugs, Cash Seized in Burhans Avenue Traffic Stop, Haledon Police Say

HALEDON, NJ - A huge stash of suspected heroin and other drugs were taken off the streets following a routine traffic stop on Tuesday, April 12, according to Haledon Police Captain George Guzman.

The Haledon Police Department said that Officer Jeffrey Welsh and Officer Kris Duci stopped a black Jeep SUB with Florida license plates at 7:25 p.m. last Tuesday on Burhans Avenue.  The police ...

Hawthorne Ladies Fire Auxiliary Fish & Chips Sale Seeks to Raise Money for New Training Equipment

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Ladies Fire Auxiliary, a unit of the Hawthorne Fire Department which supports the firefighters by raising money for equipment, training, and providing on-the-ground support for firefighters, held its fish and chips sale Saturday outside the Boys and Girls Club.  As a recent example of one of their fundraising efforts, in 2018, the Ladies Fire Auxiliary raised ...

Missing Hawthorne Teenager Found Safe - Police

HAWTHORNE, NJ - A missing Hawthorne teenager, 17, who had been reported missing Monday morning was found safe, according to the Hawthorne Police Department.

The search effort employed the Hawthorne fire department, police department, and law enforcement personnel from neighboring towns as well as the Passaic County Sheriff's Department and New Jersey State Police.

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State Police Chiefs Seek ‘Safety-Sensitive Employee’ Exclusion to Cannabis Law

April 22, 2022

Most states that approved the use of recreational cannabis have exclusions for those employed in “safety-sensitive” professions.  These are individuals who hold such jobs as train operators, air traffic controllers and those working on utility pipelines.  That group also includes police officers.

It is sound reasoning to have such an exclusion for the safety of ...

Hamilton Starbucks Employees Vote to Join Labor Union

May 7, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- Employees at the Starbucks on Whitehorse-Mercerville Road in Hamilton Township voted on Monday to become the second location in New Jersey to join the Workers United labor union according to the New Jersey AFL-CIO. 

The Starbucks in Hopewell similarly voted to join the union recently.

Excited employees gathered at the CWA Local 1032 Union Hall in ...

Black Bear Walking Through Glen Rock on Sunday: Police - Duly Noted

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The black bear sighting noted by one of TAPinto's readers did not go unnoticed by police, although there is little they can do about it.

On May 1, police said just after 8:30 a.m., the Glen Rock Police Department received several reports of a bear wandering through town.

"The bear was monitored as it proceeded from the area of Grove Avenue by Prospect ...

Prospect Park Notice of Ordinance 2022-14

May 18, 2022

Borough of Prospect Park

Passaic County, New Jersey

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the following introduced ordinance was read and passed on first reading at the Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Prospect Park, Passaic County, NJ held on Monday, May 16, 2022 and that said ordinance will be taken up for further consideration by the Borough Council at ...

Prospect Park Notice of Ordinance 2022-13

Borough of Prospect Park

Passaic County, New Jersey

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the following introduced ordinance was read and passed on first reading at the Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Prospect Park, Passaic County, NJ held on Monday, May 16, 2022 and that said ordinance will be taken up for further consideration by the Borough Council at ...

Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

Writer's Block

I don’t know the first thing about writing a book.

Yesterday, while pouring a cup of coffee against the disruptive din of garbage trucks and the morning news, I heard an interesting TV teaser regarding the newest entry into Oprah's book club. In a network exclusive, the ever effusive Oprah teased the coming announcement of the book and its author by stating that she knew after ...

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