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Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

February 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

Coast Guard Ends Search for Fishermen Lost at Sea, Fund Established to Help Family

The U.S. Coast Guard has officially ended its search for the two crew members of the fishing boat that went missing off the coast of Barnegat Light during the early morning hours of February 8.  

“We would like to extend our condolences to the families and the fishing community affected by this tragic incident,” said Capt. Scott Anderson, commander of the Coast Guard's ...

"Reefer Madness" Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Police Searching for Suspect in Scotchwood Diner Carjacking

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 ...

One Person Displaced, Multiple Units Damaged in Kingsberry Acres Fire

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - One resident was displaced and three housing units at Kingsberry Acres were deemed uninhabitable due to fire and smoke damage from a Tuesday morning blaze, according to police. 

One officer suffered a minor injury and was treated and released, police say. 

Police received a 9-1-1 call at 6:26 a.m. from a resident on Kingsberry Drive reporting a fire, ...

Alan Gets New Bike: The Heart of Berkeley Heights Comes Through Once Again

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The heart of Berkeley Heights comes through once again. This time, the Berkeley Heights community rallied to get Alan, a long-time Stop and Shop employee, a new bike. With the magic of social media, the sum of approximately $3,000 was raised in about a week's time to get Alan back on two wheels.

Alan is known around town for riding his ...

Rahway’s Rayford Charged with Distributing Fentanyl-laced Crack Cocaine that Killed Three

RAHWAY, NJ - George Rayford, 38 of Rahway, has been arrested and charged with distributing crack cocaine that led to the death of three people and sent others to the hospital, it was announced Friday by Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

“Considering the high levels of purity found in illegal drugs being sold throughout Union County and New Jersey, as well as the potential ...

Some Roads Closed After I-78 Vehicle Chase Of Homicide Suspect and Shooting near Overlook Hospital

SUMMIT, NJ - A suspect in a shooting that claimed the life of a Newark woman apparently shot himself after a police pursuit ended in the vicinity of Overlook Medical Center in Summit on Tuesday.

According to abc7ny,com, the woman -- 28-year-old Tiffany Wilson -- was discovered deceased in a vehicle in Newark, and a dark-colored Sport Utility Vehicle was seen speeding away from ...

Wall St. Journal Features Fanwood Mayor Mahr Among Women Reshaping NJ Politics

FANWOOD, NJ -- In an online version of a Wall Street Journal story that will appear in print on Wednesday, reporter Kate King examined the rise of women in New Jersey politics and highlighted Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr's campaign for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair. against two male candidates.

To get more women elected to state government, they need to tackle a ...

State Women's Prison Guard Arrested on 15 Counts

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A senior corrections officer at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility has been arrested and charged on 15 counts.

Ronald Coleman Jr., 39, of Bethlehem Township, Pa., was arrested at his home following a joint investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the New Jersey Department of Corrections Special Investigations Division, ...

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