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Area's Drive for Autism Foundation Distributes Grants Totaling $40,000; Funds Benefit Educational/Social Services Organizations

December 16, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Drive for Autism Foundation, a 501(3)(c) tax-exempt public charity that was created in the Spring of 2002 for the sole purpose of raising and distributing funds for educational facilities specializing in individuals with autism, has distributed $40,000 in the form of eight grants to school-based programs providing education and training to ...

Investigators Are Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Catching a Predator

ELIZABETH, NJ--Investigators are asking for assistance from the public in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for the alleged luring and sexual assault of a teenager in Elizabeth last week.

On Thursday, December 7, the Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit received a referral from the Elizabeth Police Department regarding the incident, which took place at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Elizabeth becomes newest excursion destination for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines passengers disembarking from Cape Liberty Cruise Port.

ELIZABETH,NJ--This October 2017 marked a milestone in New Jersey State tourism history. Expanding for the first time ever in its history of tourism for the state, a major cruise line now has excursion opportunities for passengers to discover one of New Jersey’s oldest and most historic cities, Elizabeth.

“The Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization has aggressively pursued ...

Judge Rules Addams Tavern in Westfield Must Close for Now, Starting Friday

WESTFIELD, NJ — A judge has ordered Addams Tavern at 115 Elm St. downtown to close as of Friday, Dec. 15, and not re-open without further court order.

Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis wrote that the court is convinced based on the testimony of four expert witnesses that the building is not compliant with the applicable building code, and that the court finds that there is ...

Clark Target Evacuated Thursday Afternoon

CLARK, NJ – Holiday shoppers heading to Target on Central Avenue in Clark arrived to find the store closed to the public as emergency responders and utility employees worked inside. 

The store was evacuated for a short time around noon to check for carbon monoxide. According to Police Chief Pedro Matos, employees working in the cafe area of the store were not feeling ...

Clark Student Saved by Staff Member at Valley Road School

CLARK, NJ - Valley Road School honored one of their own as a hero recently.   Mr. Nelson Tavares a custodian in the school for many years jumped into action and performed the Heimlich Maneuver when he saw a child in distress.

According to Valley Road School Principal Joe Beltramba, Tavares is a much-loved member of the school community.  He is often in and out of the cafeteria ...

Off-Duty Elizabeth Police Officer Charged with DWI in Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

ELIZABETH, NJ-- Authorities have criminally charged a 30-year-old Elizabeth police officer in the fatal collision with a motorcycle driven by an Elizabeth man on October 31, 2017, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today.

According to police, on Halloween night, officers responded to the intersection of Elmora Avenue and Vine Street at approximately 11:20 p.m. for a report ...

Clark and Cranford Police Chase Carjacking Suspect Through Multiple Towns Before Capture in Linden

CLARK, NJ – Residents of Clark took to Facebook Sunday after noticing multiple Clark police vehicles along with those of other police agencies racing through town. Clark Police have released a statement outlining the incident that preceded the pursuit.

According to the release, at around 4 p.m. on Dec. 10, Clark police officers Pedro Oliveira and Sergeant Kevin Shackleton, ...

Clark Police Investigating Armed Robbery of Second Westfield Avenue Business

CLARK, NJ — An armed robbery took place at the Quick Chek on Westfield Avenue at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday morning, Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos has confirmed. It was the second armed robbery of a Westfield Avenue business in less than a month. Police suspect a connection in the two incidents.  

According to Matos, a black male ...

New Providence Police Chief Addresses 'Questionable' Traffic Stop Incident

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police Chief Anthony Buccelli, Jr. has provided a statement in response to Monday's recount of a "questionable" traffic stop by Officer Guerreiro at a borough council meeting by a former out-of-state trooper. The former trooper addressed the Mayor and Council claiming the stop was questionable and based on racial profiling.

The ...

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