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Chlorine Drum Rupture Shuts Down Nomahegan Swim Club in Westfield

July 13, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ - A ruptured chlorine drum has forced closure of Nomahegan Swim Club on Springfield Avenue Friday afternoon.

According to a Westfield police officer on the scene, a 1,000-gallon drum of chlorine ruptured.

In addition to the swim club being closed, some area streets around the swim club near the border of Mountainside and Springfield have been cordoned off. According to one ...

Car Burglaries Rise, As Unlocked Cars Present Easy Targets in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- During the last two months the borough has experienced a large number of motor vehicle burglaries and the theft of one car.  All of the vehicles entered were unlocked and the vehicle that was stolen also had the key in it.

On Thursday, June 14, numerous motor vehicle burglaries occurred in the Northeast area of town on Woodbine Circle, Pittsford Way, Sherwood Drive, ...

Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly Retires After 31 Years; Hired as Director of Security for Newport Centre Mall

CHATHAM, NJ - Police Chief Steven E. Hennelly abruptly announced the end of his 31-year association with Chatham Township law enforcement when he confirmed his retirement on Thursday at the Chatham Township Committee meeting.

Hennelly, 53, will immediately be starting a new job in the private sector as the director of the security for the Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City. Hennelly, who ...

Dozens of Vehicles Entered Overnight in New Providence; Police Seek Videos

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Residents reported to police dozens of vehicles were entered overnight Wednesday, Thursday, June 13 and 14, on various streets in the borough.

The streets that were hit the hardest were Woodbine Circle, Newcomb Drive, Pittsford Way, Ashwood Road, and Sherwood Drive.

Police have obtained video that shows one of the actors wearing some type of poncho at some point ...

Chatham Middle School Evacuated After Construction Workers Hit Gas Main

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Middle School students were evacuated from the building about 11 a.m. Wednesday morning after construction workers at the school hit a gas main.

Members of the Chatham Borough Police Department and Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department said that the evacuation was precautionary and that PSE&G would determine when it was safe to return.

CMS students were moved ...

Three Special Police Officers Appointed to New Providence Police Department

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council Appointed Michael Delia, Daniel P. Lorimor and Stephen N. Scaturro as Class II Special Police Officers at its Monday, June 11 meeting.

Mayor Al Morgan officiated the swearing in of the officers. He pointed out that the borough is hiring additional class II officers because of the joint court system with Summit and Berkeley Heights. The court is ...

Chatham Middle School Student 'Struck' by Backhoe Walking to CMS; Precautionary Hospital Evaluation, Summons Issued

CHATHAM, NJ - A 14-year-old Chatham student was struck by a backhoe while walking on the sidewalk toward the Chatham Middle School on the morning of Tuesday, June 12, according to a report issued by the Chatham Borough Police Department.

The student was taken to Morristown Medical Center for a precautionary evaluation.

Chatham police responded to the call that came in at 7:36 a.m., ...

Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Comes Through New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - As part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), New Providence Special Olympians Stephanie and James Slater were driven down Springfield Avenue by Mayor Al Morgan and Police Chief Anthony Buccelli on Friday.  

According to the LETR website, the Torch Run began in 1981 when Wichita, Kansas, Police Chief Richard LaMunyon created the Torch ...

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, ...

Two Car Crash Closed Mountain Avenue in New Providence All Night Tuesday, June 5-6

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mountain Avenue was closed all night Tuesday into Wednesday as repairs were made to a utility pole following a two-car accident at about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5.

Three people, all from the same car, were transported by ambulance to the hospital following the accident on Mountain Avenue at Southgate Road, said Police Captain Theresa Gazaway. One of the passengers, ...

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