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Video Shows Woman Ripping Off Tip Jar at Westfield YESTERcades, Manager Says

May 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Footage from security cameras at YESTERcades of Westfield shows a woman stealing the new game fund/employee tip jar from the counter at 2:10 a.m. (closing time) Sunday morning, according to manager Fred Logue, who shared screenshots of the video.

There was probably about $70 in the jar at the time, according to Logue, who said he reported the theft to Westfield ...

Scotch Plains Honors Its Top Cops at Council Ceremony

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains honored police officers who went above and beyond the call of duty in the past year at the Township Council meeting on Tuesday evening.

Police Chief Ted Conley read Letters of Appreciation from the public that recognized outstanding performance. Among the officers singled out at the meeting were Officer Jason Everitt, Jason ...

Violent Storm Knocks Out Power in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- A violent storm roared through Scotch Plains-Fanwood, downing trees and knocking out power shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Over 100 homes were without power, and a large branch blocked the road at Crossway and North Ave.

Several residents reported that trees had damaged their homes.

"A lot of the houses that are out are on Poplar as a ...

Scenes from SPF PAL Day

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The annual SPF PAL Day was held at Brookside Park on Saturday. Youth athletes and cheerleaders were treated to a barbeque, snacks and desserts while parents had the opportunity to interact with the police officers who run the program. 

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Road Closure in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood police have announced that North Avenue between Forest Road and Hunter Avenue will be closed so that the roadway can be milled and paved beginning on Friday, May 11, at 8:00 p.m. through Saturday, May 12, at 12:00 p.m.

This project will necessitate the closures of the Martine Avenue and Sheelan’s Crossing Bridges.

Through traffic on Martine Avenue is ...

Police: Man’s Death in Tamaques Park Still Under Investigation

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Police are still investigating  a “non-suspicious” death that took place in a wooded area in Tamaques Park Saturday, Police Chief David Wayman said Sunday.

The deceased is a 41-year-old man from Belvidere, NJ, whose name has not been released, according to Wayman. The man apparently died and was discovered in the park Saturday, but police are ...

Breaking: Westfield Police Investigating ‘Non-Suspicious’ Death in Tamaques Park

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Police are investigating a “non-suspicious” death in a wooded area in Tamaques Park, Police Chief David Wayman said at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The park remains open to the public. Police were in the process of notifying the deceased person’s next of kin, Wayman said.

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Scotch Plains Condemns Racist Grafiti at Evergreen School

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Mayor Al Smith and the Scoch Plains Township Council strongly condemn the racist graffiti that was written on the Evergreen playground during an aftercare program earlier this week.

The Scotch Plains Police department is in touch with the Prosecutor’s office and the School Board about the incident.  

“How we treat each other everyday is so ...

Police: Kenilworth Schools Super Is Public Pooper

KENILWORTH, NJ – Kenilworth Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini is on paid leave of absence following his recent arrest in Holmdel, where he is accused of defecating on or near the Holmdel High School athletic fields.

The 42-year-old Tramaglini was charged with lewdness, littering and defecating in public, according to Holmdel police. The charges were filed Monday, according to ...

Fanwood Rescue Squad to Offer Free CPR Classes During EMS Week

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Rescue Squad’s free CPR classes are offered to residents of Fanwood and Scotch Plains during EMS Week (May 19-22). The class is designed for the public and includes CPR/AED and choking management for adults, children and infants. This course is NOT for nurses, EMT’s or other medical professionals. Upon completion, you will receive a certification card in the ...

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