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Hometown Hero Banners on Display in New Providence for Veterans Day; American Legion Service, Luncheon Set for Sunday

November 10, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Another 11 Hometown Hero Banners are flying in the borough as Veterans Day approaches. Residents and visitors are invited to take a stroll downtown to pay tribute to the 224 local service men and women who are honored on 112 banners hung from streetlights in New Providence. 

Detective Michael Hand said 10 of the new banners were hung on Springfield Avenue, ...

New Providence Police File Charges for DWI, Pot and a Warrant Following Various Motor Vehicle Stops


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Motor vehicle stops in the borough resulted in charges being brought against four people in separate incidents at the end of October and beginning of November, according to a release from the department.

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, Patrolman Nicholas Guerriero charged Gene Levell, 45, of Newark for having an active warrant out of New Providence, following a motor ...

Halloween Comes Early in New Providence with PBA Trunk or Treat (Photo Gallery)

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence PBA held its annual Trunk or Treat event for the children of New Providence on Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Sharing Network parking lot -- turning the backs of mini vans and sport utility vehicles into the new front porch with dangling spiders and cobwebs.

After prizes were awarded for Best Trunk, PBA Choice Best Costume and Mayor's Choice Best ...

Borough Council Approves Two Police Appointments in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved two Police Department appointments at its Monday, Oct. 22 meeting. The recent retirement of Lieutenant Justine Kennedy provided an opportunity for advancement in the department rankings.

The council appointed Stephen Scaturro as a Probationary Patrolman with an annual salary of $47,000.00. The probationary period lasts one year.

The ...

Suspicious Package Prank in New Providence Results in Charges for Berkeley Heights Man

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A Berkeley Heights man is facing charges after a suspicious package was thrown on a New Providence resident's property .

Although the suspicious package was only a prank pulled by Berkeley Heights resident Timothy Vanderveer, 34, it involved New Providence Police Department, the Union County Bomb Squad and the Department of Homeland Security, who all ...

Barking Dog Saves Five from Fire at Putnam Avenue Home

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —  A barking dog sounded his own alarm shortly after midnight Thursday morning, alerting five sleeping people of trouble, as a fire swept through the first floor of their Putnam Avenue home.

All five escaped and were able to call 911 for help.

Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins gave the following account of the incident.

At 12:18 a.m., the Police ...

PBA Third Annual Car Show Brings Out a Crowd to Benefit the PBA Survivor Welfare Fund

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Third Annual Car Show, organized by the New Providence PBA Local #132, was a big success this Sunday attracting sixty cars and many town residents.  As dozens of classic cars glided into the parking lot behind Berkeley Aquatic, the new home of the Annual PBA Car Show, residents came out braving the misting rain to hit the food trucks, Kona Ice and look under the many ...

Technology Helps Police Identify Man Involved in Motor Vehicle Burglaries in Four Counties


MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – An Irvington man has been charged in connection with several motor vehicle burglaries that happened in the borough on Sept. 8 and Sept. 11. 

According to a release from Mountainside Acting Police Chief Lt. Joseph Giannuzzi, Jonathan Joseph, 24, was arrested by Woodbridge Police after committing more than 40 burglaries to motor vehicles over the course of ...


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