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Lower Rd closed near Ave C through Presidents Day weekend

February 17, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Lower Road will be closed in both directions in the area of 1601 Lower Road (Filabila Inc.) for Water Company repairs beginning on Friday, February 16 through Monday, February 19. 

Local traffic for businesses that remain open will have limited access from Lower Rd from Parkway Ave up to the work zone.  Trucks traveling in this direction will be detoured at 21 ...

Overnight Carjacking at the Scotchwood Diner on Rte. 22 in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Police are searching for the suspects who carjacked a vehicle in the parking lot of the Scotchwood Diner (1928 Route 22) in Scotch Plains just before 1:00 a.m. today, according to Breaking News Network (BNN).

Police arrived and were told that two male suspects, who reportedly did not display a weapon, took a white Toyota Camry from the victim and then sped away ...

Linden FD joins Clark FD as they Respond to Early Morning House Blaze

CLARK, NJ - A house fire at 10 Harrison Street sent firefighters into action in the early hours of Tuesday morning.   

According to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, when crews arrived at the home at approximately 3:30 a.m., the interior rear end of the first floor was heavily engulfed in flames and working its way to the second story.   

Five Residents of the ...

Two Men Arrested for Performing Unlicensed Dentistry in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - Two men have been arrested and charged with performing dentistry without a license in Linden, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

Hector Carro, 73 and Jorge Renteria-Paz, 46, of Roselle are charged with unlawful practice of dentistry, a third-degree crime. Convictions on third-degree criminal charges are commonly punishable by ...

Downed Traffic Signal Slows Down Intersection in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police have issued an advisory to avoid the intersection of S Wood Ave and Route 1 due to a Downed traffic signal.

Drivers approaching the highway will only be able to make right turns; Northbound traffic must head toward Elizabeth and southbound traffic must head tour to Rahway.

The delay is expected to last for several hours through the evening rush hour until repairs ...

Cranford Police Investigating Attempted Child Luring

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford Police are investigating an attempted child luring near Buchanan Street and Centennial Avenue on Monday afternoon.

According to Detective Lieutenant Edward Davenport of the CPD, a juvenile girl was walking home from school when an unknown male slowed down in traffic and repeatedly asked if she wanted a ride home.

The child refused and later told a family ...

Multiple Fire Departments Assist Roselle Firefighters in Battling Early Morning Apartment Complex Fire

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Fire dept. along with mutual aid from many surrounding towns responded to a fire that broke out in an apartment building on the 700 Block of East 3rd.Ave. in Roselle Saturday morning. 

The fire broke out around at approximately 6:49 a.m. and quickly engulfed the building. According to Roselle Fire Chief Paul Mucha, the fire started as a stove fire that quickly ...

Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery Set to Begin Horn and Alarm Testings

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department put out an important announcement to residents regarding the testing of Unit Horns and General Alarms.

Residents who live near the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery were told that beginning on Sunday, February 4, the refinery will begin testing its Unit Horns and General Alarms (GA) on Sundays instead of the customary Wednesday.

A 10-horn blast will ...

Elizabeth Man Charged with Human Trafficking of Two Young Women

ELIZABETH, NJ - Milton Valentine, 47 from Elizabeth has been charged with ten counts of first-degree human trafficking, and second-degree sexual assault and third-degree promoting prostitution. according to acting Union County Prosecutor Ann M. Luvera.

Authorities say a three-month Special Victims Unit investigation into Valentine’s activities was initiated after receiving a tip ...

Elizabeth Man Admits to DWI of Fatal Hit and Run of Newark Man In Linden

ELIZABETH, NJ - Eduardo Perez, 33, from Elizabeth pleaded guilty on Monday to charges including second-degree vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated in connection with the death of 23-year-old Mujahid Henry of Newark. 

Perez admitted to driving drunk on the night he struck and killed Henery in Linden last year before fleeing the scene of the crime, Authorities said. 

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