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Township Committee Meeting: Police Chief Cook Appointed Acting Township Administrator & First Woman Police Lieutenant Sworn In

April 25, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A late addition of a resolution was added to the agenda by Mayor Rich Huber.  It was to appoint Police Chief John P Cook, Acting Township Administrator effective close of business April 27.  He will also remain as Chief of Police.

Former Township Committeeman Jerry Fernandez questioned the timing of the resolution and asked each Committee person when ...

Somerville: Blue Mass Celebration at Immaculate Conception School Honors Police

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Immaculate Conception School hosted a “Blue Mass” Friday morning at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church to honor the men and women of law enforcement.

The mass was attended by all students and staff in the K-8th grade school, with more than 100 members of law enforcement, including Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The annual mass was also ...

Springfield Under Flash Flood Warning Monday Morning

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the area until 11:15 a.m.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

According to the National Weather Service, "Up to one inch to an inch and a half of rain has already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. Additional rainfall amounts of an inch to two ...

Westfield Firefighters Extinguish Small Blaze at Rock 'n' Joe's

WESTFIELD, NJ - A small electrical fire started around noon at Rock 'n' Joe's on Prospect Street on Saturday.

According to Deputy Chief Anthony Tiller, the fire was caused by an electrical shortage in wires in the ceiling, sending smoke into the neighboring businesses on both sides.

“It created a smoke condition," Tiller said. "Once we located the fire, we ...

Springfield Township Committee Meeting: Commendations, Proclamations, Promotion and Lengthy Executive Session

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A standing room only crowd was on hand to recognize Fire Chief Carlo Palumbo and Fire Captain Michael Maestroni on their successful delivery of a baby girl in March on I-78. Chief Cook addressed the crowd and mentioned the fact that the Police Department, Fire Department and First Aid Squad “...always show up for events like this. We are part of a great ...

Springfield Township Committee Workshop Session: Cleaning Up After the Storms

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fire Chief Palumbo reported that the Fire Department responded to 176 emergency situations in March and is working on the updated Emergency Management Plan with Scott Seidel, Emergency Coordinator. The Chief added that a carport is being planned for behind the Firehouse and underneath the cell tower where many birds nest because bird droppings have been littering fire ...

(Update) Easter Morning Shootout in Elizabeth Results in Murder and Attempted Murder Charges Against Four Men

ELIZABETH, NJ - During a press conference in Elizabeth on Wednesday, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office along with multiple other agencies released information on the Easter morning shootout in Elizabeth that resulted in the death of 26-year-old Daniel Louis of Irvington and the attempted murder of police officers.

Authorities said, on Tuesday they had obtained complaint warrants for ...

Springfield Fire Department Delivers Baby on West I-78

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On March 20, 2018 at 8:14 a.m. the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to Route 78 Westbound near milepost 50.2 for a report of a woman in labor on the side of the road.  

Captain Mastroeni (Unit 2) & Chief Palumbo (Unit 1) were the first units to arrive on scene, and quickly recognized that the woman would be unable to make it to the hospital in time for ...

Board of Education Meeting: Passions Run High on Post Walkout Discussions

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For well over an hour students and parents addressed the Board of Education on what they felt were missed opportunities to be part of a national movement on March 14th  protesting gun violence.  The Administration was not allowing the students to walk out of the building to protest.

A student from FMG stated she was “upset and disappointed that ...

Blue Crew: Springfield P.D. Chief Cook Among Group of Area Top Cops Helping 'March for Meals' Program

SUMMIT, NJ - Elected and Law Enforcement officials along with volunteers are joining SAGE Eldercare this month as it participates in the 16th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide partnership of local community organizations, businesses, government officials and caring individuals, who come together to ensure that homebound and ...

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