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Small Fire Extinguished at Addams Tavern in Westfield

June 14, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — It likely started with a smoldering cigarette, according to Deputy Fire Chief Anthony Tiller.

The fire that started in a flower planter on an outside deck on the second floor of Addams Tavern Wednesday caused a lot of smoke as it spread to the flooring, but only about a three-foot by three-foot area was damaged, Tiller said.

The restaurant at 115 Elm St. is ...

Cops: Woman Suspected of Stealing Westfield YESTERcades Tip Jar Turned Herself In

WESTFIELD, NJ — A woman has been arrested in the theft of the YESTERcades new game fund/employee tip jar in the early hours of May 20, according to police.

Cinthia Burgos, age 31, of Rahway, was the woman in photos shared by YESTERcades, according to police. She was arrested last week for theft of movable property when she surrendered herself at police headquarters, police ...

Mountainside Officials: We Knew Nothing About Allegations Until Lawsuit was Filed

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The mayor and council of Mountainside have gone on record stating they had no knowledge of the incidents alleged in the lawsuit filed on May 11 against the borough “until the filing of the lawsuit.”

The borough has also “retained former New Jersey State Police Superintendent Joseph Santiago” to help restore public trust in the department, ...

Video Shows Woman Ripping Off Tip Jar at Westfield YESTERcades, Manager Says

WESTFIELD, NJ — Footage from security cameras at YESTERcades of Westfield shows a woman stealing the new game fund/employee tip jar from the counter at 2:10 a.m. (closing time) Sunday morning, according to manager Fred Logue, who shared screenshots of the video.

There was probably about $70 in the jar at the time, according to Logue, who said he reported the theft to Westfield ...

Fallout Continues from Lawsuit Against Mountainside; Police Chief on Administrative Leave

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Police Chief Allan Attanasio is the latest member of the police department to suffer repercussions from a complaint filed against the borough on May 11.  Attanasio, who is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, was “placed on administrative leave,” on Thursday by Borough Administrator and former Police Chief James Debbie, said  Lt. Joseph ...

Cyclist Hit by Pickup Truck in Westfield Tuesday Morning

WESTFIELD, NJ — A woman riding a bicycle was struck by a pickup truck at the corner of North Chestnut Street and Kimball Avenue Tuesday morning around 10 a.m.

A neighbor who was inside his house at the time said he heard a woman scream loudly. He ran outside, saw that she’d been hit and called 9-1-1, he said.

Police responded in under a minute, he said, and soon the ...

Five Police Officers and One Employee of Mountainside Police Department File a Lawsuit

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Five Mountainside Police Officers and one employee filed a lawsuit against the borough in the Superior Court of New Jersey on May 11, 2018. The borough announced the lawsuit and provided background information regarding the issue on a statement posted on the borough’s website.

Mountainside PBA attorney, Leonard C. Schiro had requested a meeting with ...

Police Unity Tour Cyclists Ride into Somerville May 9; Students Honor Tarentino

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School waving American flags are expected to line Mountain Avenue on Wednesday, May 9 as 400 police officers from dozens of New Jersey departments cycle through town on their way to Washington, DC.

The four-day Police Unity Tour is commemorating its 22nd anniversary May 9-12, with thousands of ...

Police Unity Tour Cyclists Ride into Somerville May 9; Students Honor Tarentino

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School waving American flags are expected to line Mountain Avenue on Wednesday, May 9 as 400 police officers from dozens of New Jersey departments cycle through town on their way to Washington, DC.

The four-day Police Unity Tour is commemorating its 22nd anniversary May 9-12, with thousands of ...

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