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Police Report $30,000 Loss from Break-in at Franklin Mineral Museum

June 21, 2017

FRANKLIN, NJ – Burglars broke into the Franklin Mineral Museum early Monday, June 19 around 4:40 a.m. stealing approximately $30,000 in precious stones, gems and minerals. They broke in through a second story window and caused significant damage to the shelves and the museum’s display cabinets, according to Franklin Borough police.

In addition to the monetary loss, the merchandise ...

Westfield Resident’s Sign Offers Drivers Daily Inspiration

WESTFIELD, NJ – If you’ve ever driven down Lamberts Mill Road and waited in traffic to get on to West Broad Street, than you’ve probably noticed an inspirational quote written on a café sign. Teresa Gleason started the sign board to promote her group fitness classes at Happy Hour Fitness and positioned the sign in front of her home at 125 Lamberts Mill Road. But what ...

Second Belmar Girl Dies Four Days after Being Pulled from Ocean

BELMAR, NJ — The second girl who was pulled from the ocean off the Belmar beach of June 15 has died.

Emily Gonzalez Perez, 12, was on life support for four days before succumbing on June 19 to injuries suffered during the tragic swimming incident, which also claimed the life of her 13-year-old cousin, Mitzi Hernandez-Nicolas. Both girls were students at Belmar Elementary School.

Over ...

Dinosaurs Help Kids Kick off Summer Reading Program in Woodland Park

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library kicked off it annual summer reading program on June 15 with a special visit from Field Station: Dinosaurs, an animatronic dinosaur park currently located in Leonia.

The event was be held in the municipal council chambers across from the library. The summer reading theme for this year is "Build A ...

Little Falls Plans To Launch Stigma Free Initiative This Fall

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Township of Little Falls is looking to start a Stigma Free program beginning this fall.

The initiative is being spearheaded by Councilwoman Maria Martini Cordonnier. In her committee report as school district liaison during the June 12 council meeting, she noted that she had attended a Stigma Free event at a school in Morris County recently.

"I attended this ...

Like Father, Like Son: Hillsborough Rookie Cop Follows in Footsteps of Father, Grandfather

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Thomas E. Stout, Hillsborough’s newest and youngest police officer, says he can remember wanting to be like his dad as young as three or four.

“My dad would come home in his uniform, I’d hear the stories about helping out people, I just knew from a young age that it was something I wanted to do, it was really the only thing I knew. As I grew ...

Rutgers Creates $3M Gloria Steinem Chair

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — So far, the iconic feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem has left her mark on the world in many ways—including through an endowed chair named in her honor at Rutgers University.

The Board of Governors approved a resolution June 15, establishing the $3 million Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies.

Whomever the ...

Newly Opened Taco Eatery Aims to Become A Staple In Little Falls

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - A delicious "affair" to remember is what the owner of a newly opened food eatery located in the township is aiming for.

A ribbon-cutting grand opening ceremony was held for  "A Taco Affair"  on June 1. Several local officials were on hand for the ceremony, which included Mayor James Damiano, Councilman Chris Vancheri and Little ...

Belmar Elementary School Grieves Over Death of Drowning Victim, As Other Student Clings to Life

BELMAR, NJ — On a day that should have been a time of celebration at Belmar Elementary School is a time of grief as the school mourns the drowning of one 13-year-old student and prays for the 12-year-old student who is clinging to life.

Today, June 16, marks the final day of the school year for Belmar Elementary School — less than 15 hours after two unidentified students, who were ...

East Hanover Police and Central School Fifth Graders complete L.E.A.D

EAST HANOVER, NJ- Central School fifth graders spent ten weeks in the classroom with East Hanover Police Officers and a beautiful afternoon at the East Hanover Pool celebrating the completion of L.E.A.D.

L.E.A.D. ; Law Enforcement Against Drugs, established in 2014 is an in the classroom and on the street mission to prevent drug abuse, deter drug related crimes, eliminate violence and bullying ...

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