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Former Westfield Priest Accused of Sex Abuse Shot Dead, Authorities Say

March 12, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 70-year-old man who served as a priest in the town and was later accused of sex abuse was found shot dead at his home in Nevada, authorities said.

Officers found John Capparelli with a gunshot wound to his neck at his residence in Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday, a spokesperson for the Clark County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed on ...

Roselle Police Dept. Holds Jr. Police Academy Graduation

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Police Departments 9th Junior Police Academy (JPA), class of 2019 graduated on Wednesday night with a ceremony at Costa’s Resturant in Roselle Park.

The Junior Police Academy class 11-week course came to an end with family members looking on as the cadets received their recognition. 

The cadets, all high school students, experienced what it's ...

The Battle of the Badges is Back! This Time it’s Officer vs Officer

ROSELLE, NJ - It’s another Battle of the Badges in Roselle, but this time it's a little different because its Officer vs Officer and the game is basketball. 

That’s right, officer vs officer as Roselle Police take on the NJ State Police on the basketball court.  The 1st Annual Slam Dunk event is fundraiser is to fight hunger and support the local food pantry, youth ...

Video: Roselle Park Police Chief Gives Final Sign Off and Retirement Walk Out

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - It was a final send-off last Thursday when fellow officers, borough employees, and others stood in line to honor Roselle Park Police Chief Paul W. Morrison as he signed off for the last time and said goodbye to everyone. 

After 34 honorable years to the borough and 40 years of total law-enforcement experience. Chief  Morrison officially retired from the Roselle ...

Roselle Police Dept. Jr. Police Academy Cadets Receive Proclamations from Mayor and Council as they Prepare for Graduation

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Police Departments 9th Junior Police Academy (JPA), class of 2019 received recognition on Wednesday night by Mayor Christine Dansereau and Council members.  

The Junior Police Academy class is an 11-week course designed by the Roselle Police Department as a character building program to prepare participants for the challenges of becoming a young ...

Roselle Fire Department Takes Second Place in Two Categories at “Cooked & Uncorked” Festival

EDISON, NJ - Roselle Fireman took second place in Firehouse and second place in People’s Choice at the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association, the ninth Annual “Cooked & Uncorked” festival on Monday night.

The event raises money for the NJ FMBA Foundation and the St. Barnabas Burn Foundation.

To see photos and read more about this event, go to our NJ ...

Strong Winds take Down Trees and Power Lines - Here is What to do if You Encounter Downed Wires

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Strong winds hit the area last Sunday night and have lasted through the day on Monday bringing down trees and power lines. 

A large tree fell on the 200 Block of E 2nd Ave in Roselle pulling live wires from the house. While another crew at Ardleigh Park Condominiums on St. Georges Ave. where a tree took out a untility pole. PSEG workers were all ...

The Battle of the Badges Continues in Roselle - This Time it’s for Children with Cancer

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle’s Bravest vs Finest are going at it once again, but this time you can root for both teams because they are fighting for children with cancer.

It’s two departments with one mission as Roselle Police and Fire are at it again, but this time they are battling it out to see who can raise the most money to help children fighting cancer. With just a few weeks away, ...

18 Year Old Roselle Youth Shot and Killed in Newark on Tuesday

NEWARK, NJ - A fatal shooting in Newark took the life of an 18-year-old youth from Roselle on Tuesday evening.

Authorities said DeSean L. Brickhouse, 18, of Roselle was fatally shot in the area of 41 Evergreen Avenue in Newark shortly after 11 p.m. on Tuesday night. He was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor ...

Wintry Weather Closes Roselle and Roselle Park Public Schools - Governor Declares State of Emergency at Midnight

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ – With a mix of snow and freezing rain in the works for the Union County area, Roselle and Roselle Park Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday according to both school districts. 

The National Weather Service has predicted up to 5 inches of snow and a light glaze of ice to form overnight into Tuesday. Police remind residents that if possible, move cars off ...

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