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Police & Fire

September 18, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Stuck in a terrifying situation during Tropical Storm Ida, Jadyn Brown confronted the thought that there was no hope. She stood on a crest of a footbridge in the middle of the Maplewood Country Club’s golf course with rain sheeting down and swirling floodwater rising above her ...

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Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Deborah Burton, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ __ The body of a Seton Hall University student and her friend were recovered and identified this week after going missing during Tropical Storm Ida, the university said. Nidhi Rana was a first-year commuter student and was last seen with her friend, Ayush Rana, in her hometown ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ —The Maplewood Township Committee voted unanimously on Sept. 9 to direct Chris Ariemma, acting chief, to hire a candidate to train as an entry level firefighter for the Maplewood Fire Department. Committee Member Greg Lembrich, chair of the Public Safety Committee, said that in its ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Wednesday fire at a popular restaurant in the center of Maplewood Village was quickly extinguished, but the incident will likely force the eatery to stay closed for a while until inspections are completed. The incident took place at about noon in a kitchen exhaust duct at ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Due to COVID-19 spacing requirements and ongoing school construction projects, residents should expect traffic delays, parking limitations and/or temporary road closures near schools this fall "and plan to avoid the area whenever possible," said Maplewood Police Chief Jim ...

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SEA BRIGHT, NJ -- The New Jersey State Police Homicide South Unit and Missing Person’s Unit are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a deceased male in Monmouth County. The deceased man has a unique tattoo that can aid in identifying him.  On Sunday, Aug. 29, at approximately 11:29 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Tropical Storm Ida left a mess of financial and emotional impact for many in the SOMA area whose lives and property were damaged by its pummeling wind and rain. Hundreds remained without electricity. Lives were lost, including that of a Maplewood man who went out in ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A Maplewood man who left his house during the torrential rain of Tropical Storm Ida on Wednesday was found dead the next morning on Ridgewood Road, police said. They said it appears the man drowned while trying to clear clogged storm drains near his neighborhood. The man, who was ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The names of Newark’s first three African American firefighters will forever be honored with a bronze plaque bearing their names at the firehouse on 360 Clinton Ave.  Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara on Tuesday dedicated Engine 10 at Clinton Avenue to ...

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