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Arrested OAS Faculty Member Said He Would "Shoot up the Place"

November 9, 2018

CRANFORD - In a report obtained by TAPinto Cranford from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, some disturbing details on the arrest of Orange Avenue School faculty member Matthew Acosta, 33, of Kenilworth, have been released. 

Certain portions have been partially redacted to omit personal identifying information. Detectives wrote in the ...

Roselle Police Respond to Sunday Evening Shooting

ROSELLE, NJ - Police responded to the 400 block of East 2nd. Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Sunday evening for a report of a shooting.

According to authorities, one male had been shot and was transported to University Hospital and was reported to be in stable condition. No other details on the shooter were available at the time, as police were still investigating the incident. 

Mayor ...

Surveillance Video: Last Years Halloween Shooting In Elizabeth of Two Women Still Remains Unsolved

ELIZABETH, NJ - On the one-year anniversary of a shooting that left a Roselle woman and an Elizabeth woman fatally wounded in an Elizabeth park on Halloween night, investigators are again asking the public for any assistance they can offer in helping solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan said on Wednesday. 

The Prosecutor’s Office is re-releasing video ...

Scotch Plains-Based Actor Garry Pastore Joins Cast of 'Shooting Heroin'

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Actor and Scotch Plains resident Garry Pastore has been cast as a supporting lead in Shooting Heroin, a film that tells a fictional story about the ravages of the opioid epidemic in small-town America and what happens when members of community take matters into their own hands.  

A ragtag team of locals comes together to form the first ...

Westfield’s Lord & Taylor Makes The Cut, as Others Axed

WESTFIELD, NJ – A high-end department store that earlier this year announced it would close 10 locations  will keep its store on North Avenue West, the mayor said.

Mayor Shelley Brindle told that customers  "voted with their feet" by increasing their visits to the store. If the retailer had left, it would have been a significant hit to the ...

Person Claiming to Have a Bomb in Back Pack Attempts to Rob Elizabeth Bank

ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Police were called to the Garden State Community Bank after a report of a robbery with the person claiming to have a bomb.

According to a report from the Breaking News Network(BNN), at approximately 12:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, Elizabeth police responded to the Garden State Community Bank located on Elizabeth Avenue for a robbery. 

According to BNN, the person ...

Man Arrested in Connection with Maplewood Home Invasion and Sexual Assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A suspect was arrested and taken into custody on Saturday in connection with the sexual assault and home invasion that occurred in Maplewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16, according to a statement from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

According to Stephens and DeVaul, "after an extensive investigation, ...

Traffic Woes for Route 22 East Travelers Wednesday Afternoon

UNION, NJ - A tractor trailer accident on Route 22 eastbound in Hillside caused big traffic delays Wednesday afternoon.

The truck crashed into a barrier under an overpass in Hillside.  The accident happened at about 2:00 p.m.  There were no reports of injuries.


Home Invasion and Sexual Assault Under Investigation in Maplewood; Suspect At Large

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on Tuesday in Maplewood, according to a press release on Wednesday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

The woman, age 24,  first ...

Vulgar, Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray-Painted onto Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began. 

Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly over social media, and members of the Jewish community were quick to condemn the ...


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