Truck Hits NJ Transit Train Bridge at Short Hills Avenue

June 22, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - A box truck hit and became lodged underneath the NJ Transit train bridge over Short Hills Avenue at approximately 8:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. 

According to Millburn Police Captain Michael Mulligan, a tow truck was on scene within 20 minutes and there were no injuries. The train bridge was not damaged in the incident. 


Millburn Students and Faculty Square Off Against Millburn PBA

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn High School played host to its second ever Millburn Madness event on Friday afternoon. Both students, faculty, as well as Millburn Police, laced up on the hardwood in the Battle of the Badges and the Books. 
Residents and students packed the courtside seats with proceeds raised through ticket and snacks sales going directly to the Millburn PBA Scholarship ...

Arrest Made in Death of Maplewood Man; Son Charged with Murder

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the death of Wesley Reason, age 53, inside his Maplewood home early Wednesday morning, June 7, announced Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino.

The victim’s son, Alexander Taylor Reason, age 19, has been charged with murder and weapons charges, according to ...

Emergency Response Exercise in Taylor Park Tonight - Avoid the Area

MILLBURN, NJ - An Emergency Response Exercise will happen in Taylor Park at 7:00 pm Tonight (June 6)

There will be an emergency response training exercise this evening at approximately 7:00 PM. This exercise will include the NorthSTAR emergency transport helicopter landing in Taylor Park.

For you safety, please stay away from the area as the exercise is conducted

No Charges in Crash that Killed Westfield Teen Terry DiFalco

WESTFIELD, NJ — A review of the circumstances surrounding the incident in which 14-year-old Theresa (Terry) DiFalco was struck and killed by a vehicle being driven by an off-duty New Jersey State Trooper March 4 did not reveal a basis for criminal charges, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Westfield Police Chief David Wayman said in a joint statement ...

Summit Cop, a Resident of Somerville, Killed in Route 78 Accident

*Editor's Note: The story has been updated to include funeral information.

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Matthew Tarentino, a Summit police officer driving from his home in Somerville to a school assembly, was one of two people killed early Tuesday morning in a three-car accident on Route 78.

Tarentino, 29, a longtime resident of the borough, is survived by his wife and two sons, ages 2 and 4; ...

Summit Police Officer Matthew Tarentino Killed in Route 78 Vehicle Collision

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Police Department Officer Matthew Tarentino has died as a result of injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle car crash that occurred at 6:20 a.m. this morning on Interstate 78 in Bernards.

Tarentino, 29, was traveling to work in Summit when a westbound car crossed over the Interstate 78 median and struck two eastbound vehicles. Two others were injured in ...

Millburn Fire Department Offers Tips for Safe Grilling

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Fire Department is continuing to keep the community informed about potential fire hazards — and is sharing some tips on safe grilling as we prepare for the summer season.

Among the leading causes of damage to residences during the warmer months is cooking fires. In the most recent five-year period for which data is available, fire departments nationwide ...

Millburn First Aid Squad Provides Mutual Aid in Summit Where Carbon Monoxide Sends Residents and Responders to Hospital

SUMMIT, NJ - What began as a 9-1-1 call for a medical emergency from a Summit resident in her home, evolved into an incident that sent 5 people, including 3 first responders to the hospital.  The initial call for help came just before 3 AM from a woman complaining of heart palpitations.  Not long after EMS arrived on the scene, the woman’s husband also became ill followed by a ...

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