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Hillsborough: Children's Singer/Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

September 19, 2017

 

NEWARK, NJ – Eric. S. Komar a township resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide was arrested at his home Tuesday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, according to Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

 Komar, 46, was arrested ...

Route 22 in Mountainside Reopened After Tree Falls on Car

WESTFIELD, NJ — Route 22 in Mountainside near Lawrence Avenue was briefly shut down during rush hour Tuesday morning after a tree fell on one of the cars, according to police.

As of 9 a.m., the road was open.

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UPDATED: Missing 11-Year Old in Plainfield has been Located!

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division has sent word that the missing child has been located!

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The Plainfield Police Division seeks your help in locating a missing female child. 

Eleven-year old Sheyla Rivera-Arequipa, born on 2/2/06 - Hispanic, approx. 5'03", approx. 110 pounds, light skin complexion, brown eyes and ...

Somerville: Tribute to Det. Matthew Tarentino Precedes Immaculata-Summit Football Game

SOMERVILLE, NJ - In the Friday Night Lights home game opener for Immaculata, the Spartans suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Summit Hilltoppers by the score of 14-13.

The Spartans had a chance to go ahead at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but fumbled the ball at the Hilltoppers’ three-yard line.

The game was preceded by a tribute and ceremonies for Summit Police Detective and ...

Plainfield: Fire Division to Hold Parade & Safety Fair to Commemorate Fire Prevention Week

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Save the date for the Plainfield Fire Division's Parade & Safety Fair event during the first week in October.

Rudi Davis, Public Education Coordinator, said, "On Oct. 7th, the Plainfield Fire Division will premiere its Fire Prevention Parade.  This parade will kick off the commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.  Communities throughout the ...

Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ -- A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle this morning in Elizabeth, authorities said.

The victim was hit on York Street around 6:20 a.m. and pronounced dead at the scene, Elizabeth police Captain Andrew King said. 

The driver of the vehicle stopped, King said. No charges have been filed in the incident.

Police are not releasing the identity of the ...

Driver Involved in Multi-Car Crash Near Westfield’s Roosevelt School Thursday Arrested, Police Say

WESTFIELD, NJ —  A driver involved in a multi-vehicle crash on Dudley Avenue near Prospect Street Thursday night was arrested for driving while intoxicated, police said Monday.

Joseph Wisniewski Jr., 31, of Westfield was arrested and issued several summonses at 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 7, police said.

The crash took place near Roosevelt Intermediate School, which was holding its ...

Plainfield Week in Review: Fig Tree Market, Plainfield Vision 2025, Alexis Morrast with NJ Jazz Society, and More

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Plainfield Public Library Awarded with Union County Library Grant

City of Plainfield Shares Safety Tips for Back-to-School

Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment at E-cycling Event in New Providence, September 16

Union County’s Free Mobile ...

Non-Fatal Shooting in Plainfield Saturday Evening

PLAINFIELD, NJ - At approximately 6:55 pm on Saturday, Sept. 9th, Plainfield Police patrol units responded to the area of the 200 Block of Liberty Street on a ShotsSpotter Alert.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with a non-life threatening gunshot injury.

The individual was taken to an area hospital via EMS for treatment.

An officer responding to the scene located and ...

Mayor Adrian O. Mapp To Launch Plainfield Vision 2025

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Mayor Adrian O. Mapp will launch Plainfield Vision 2025 this month, the first comprehensive city-wide planning and community engagement initiative.

On Wednesday, Sept. 20th at 7:00 p.m., Mayor Mapp will kick off the first of several community “listening sessions” for Plainfield Vision 2025. This groundbreaking effort, which is being led by Chief of Staff John ...

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County Invites Residents to September 11th Memorial to Honor Residents Who Perished in Attacks

September 6, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the community to honor the memory of the 60 Union County residents who perished in the 9/11 attacks by visiting the Union County September 11th Memorial, Monday, Sept. 11th from the morning hours until 9 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Members of the Union County Sheriff’s Office will provide a uniformed Honor Guard ...