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Springfield Township Committee Workshop Meeting Focus on Hiring Firefighters and Saks Fifth Avenue Property

June 12, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Monday evening at town hall, the Springfield Township Committee met for a workshop session agenda meeting. The purpose of the meeting was for discussion around the topics that would be appearing on the agenda for the township council meeting on Tuesday, June 12. Two of the major topics discussed at the meeting were the hiring of two probationary firefighters and a plan that the ...

Hillsborough HS Teacher Suspended after Arrest for Alleged Sexual Relationship with Student

NEW BRUNSWICK , NJ - A Hillsborough High School English teacher has been suspended following his arrest for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student during a five-month period earlier this year, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey..

Kenneth Shindle, 27, of Plainsboro, has been charged with two second-degree counts of endangering the ...

Freight Train Issues Snarl Westfield/Clark Morning Rush Hour Traffic

CLARK/WESTFIELD, NJ — Issues at the freight train crossing on the Clark/Westfield border at Rahway/Westfield Avenue are snarling traffic in both towns Tuesday morning.

This is a developing story.

Trespasser Fatality Reported at Bridgewater Train Station

Bridgewater, NJ - New Jersey Transit is reporting a fatality at the train station in Bridgewater. 

According to the New Jersey Transit website, Raritan Valley Train Line service is suspended in both directions between Raritan and Dunellen because of a trespasser fatality near Bridgewater.

Check back for more information as it is available.

New Probationary Patrol Officer Michelle DiParisi Takes Oath at Springfield Township Committee Meeting and Other Matters

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A large crowd of Michelle DiParisi’s family and friends gathered at Town Hall for the regular Township Committee meeting Tuesday night to witness her taking the oath as Springfield’s newest Probationary Patrol Officer. Chief of Police Cook followed up with a speech extolling her virtues to the crowd and his expectations that she will make a wonderful new ...

Suspect Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run Flees Country

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 36-year-old suspect charged in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian May 15th has fled the country, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Charges have been filed against Mario Infante, age 36, of New Street, Plainfield, following an investigation by detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and North Plainfield ...

Registration Open for the 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup Charity Softball Tournament

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - The 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Warinanco Park with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ local beneficiary, Children’s Specialized Hospital. 

The event is a is a one-pitch, slow pitch tournament with three divisions ...

Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Pedestrian in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  A 58-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Tuesday morning on Watchung Ave.

The incident occurred at 1 a.m. as the victim, identified as Jose Humberto Burgos, a resident of Plainfield, was crossing the street, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Burgos was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University ...

Cyclist Hit by Pickup Truck in Westfield Tuesday Morning

WESTFIELD, NJ — A woman riding a bicycle was struck by a pickup truck at the corner of North Chestnut Street and Kimball Avenue Tuesday morning around 10 a.m.

A neighbor who was inside his house at the time said he heard a woman scream loudly. He ran outside, saw that she’d been hit and called 9-1-1, he said.

Police responded in under a minute, he said, and soon the ...

Plainfield Officer Recognized as 2018 Union County Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Officer Mylis 'Bernel' Harrison, a school resource officer at Plainfield High School, has been named 2018 Union County Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year.

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (LACADA) Chair Carol Berger congratulated the 2018 Municipal Alliance Volunteers of the Year at the ...

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