News from Nearby

March 8, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - According to the Springfield Police Department, on March 7, at around 4:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress. A resident in the area contacted the police after being alerted by his housekeeper that a group of unknown men had walked through ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ – An armed carjacking that resulted in a kidnapping and robbery took place on Avy Street in Hillside this week. According to Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Hillside Police Department Capt. Lashonda Burgess, two suspects, brandishing handguns, carjacked a Hillside ...

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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with further information. A prior version of this story did not make clear the status of Gran Centurions Hall. The catering hall remains open. Business is uninterrupted. CLARK, NJ – A fraudulent attempt to convert a private pool club and banquet hall ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Authorities have recovered more than 4,000 files depicting children in sexual acts from a local man’s electronics, the Union County Prosecutor said Wednesday. Officers arrested Gregory L. Brown at his home in the 300 block of John Street Wednesday morning and charged him with ...

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HARRISBURG, PA - The Pennsylvania State Police in Harrisburg has given an update in the roadside homicide case involving a Roselle Park man to reveal a time frame of the incident.  Troopers continue to investigate a Homicide that took the life of 46-year-old Tyrone M. Shaw of Roselle Park, on ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Three New Jersey Lottery tickets were sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Saturday, Feb. 2nd drawing winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. One of those winning tickets was sold at the 7-Eleven on Locust St., in Roselle Park. If those ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The community is mourning the loss of Meghan Crilly, who succumbed to injuries from a hit-and-run accident in Linden last week. The sad news was announced on the GoFundMe page that had been set up to help the Fanwood resident's family with medical expenses.   It is with ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Roselle man along with a woman from Elizabeth has been criminally charged with orchestrating a scheme where they stole tens of thousands of dollars from multiple victims by falsely claiming to represent pop musicians, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A.

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CLIFTON, NJ - A special-education teacher at Grace Wilday Junior High School in Roselle died Sunday morning in a one-car accident on the Garden State Parkway in Clifton. According to authorities, Jessica Munoz, 30, from Rahway was traveling on the Garden State Parkway when her car slid into a ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A Medevac helicopter was called in to assist after a construction accident occurred at the Merida Apartment Building construction site at approximately 10:35 a.m. Saturday.  Roselle Park Police and rescue units along with Cranford first aide, Trinitas, and Union County EMS ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutors Office confirmed to TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills earlier today that a body of a 76-year-old woman was found near the intersection of Woodland and Chatham Road in Short Hills. She was pronounced dead at the scene. At this time investigators are ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – A 36-year-old Elizabeth man is in custody and a second suspect is on the loose after leading officers on an approximately 10-mile police chase through Union County Sunday night, police said. The chase followed an attempted robbery of a 56-year-old Elizabeth woman at 10:38 p.m.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Police are investigating and an afternoon bank robbery that occurred on Elmora Ave. in Elizabeth.  According to a report for the Breaking News Network (BNN), police units were called in approximately 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon for a bank robbery at the Crown Bank located on ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - In an email addressed to parents in the Millburn School District, School Superintendent Dr. Christine Burton sent out an email noting that that swastikas and the letters KKK had recently been found etched into a desk in a sixth grade classroom. This incident follows the discovery ...

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nSUMMIT, NJ - Days after swastikas were found on the walls of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified both students and parents that the images have also been found carved into the stalls in a boys bathroom in the Kent Place Boulevard ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to Summit School District parents, Superintendent of Schools June Chang has disclosed that Swastikas were found on a bathroom wall at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School "immediately before the extended Thanksgiving weekend." Further, Chang details that ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – Millburn Police Captain Michael Mulligan confirmed a press release from the Essex County Prosecutors office in regards to a fatal pedestrian incident that occurred in downtown Millburn on Monday night. Millburn Police Chief Brian Gilfedder and the Acting Essex County ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Update: 9:35 p.m. Mayor Christian Bollwage has released the following statement on the Black Friday shooting at the Jersey Gardens Mall.  "There was an incident earlier this evening at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. A male was shot in the wrist between the hallway of Tommy Hilfiger ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 TAPinto.net that customers  "voted with their feet" by increasing their visits to the store. If the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.  

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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, ...

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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 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Police responded to an area near Mattano Park around 11 a.m. Friday morning and found a body according to the Breaking News Network (BNN).  Union County Homicide and Sheriffs Office was also called to the scene and it was reported by BNN that the body was stuck in the ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road. “We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new ...

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