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June 23, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ – Known by most as “Goose,” Tony Siragusa, a Kenilworth native and former NFL defensive tackle who became one of football’s greatest players passed away at the age of 55. Since the tragic and sudden death was announced countless residents have taken to social media to respond with ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Several hundred people gathered at Summit's Village Green for a #WearOrange Rally on June 3, honoring those lost to gun violence, and focusing on education and action to end the senseless killing. The rally was hosted by Summit Marches On, and co-sponsored by Brady, Moms Demand ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Police Department is investigating a suspicious act that occurred Tuesday morning. A student reported that while walking to school in the area of Newbrook Lane, a white middle-aged male, driving a newer white sports sedan with a New Jersey license plate, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An "emotionally disturbed adult" has barricaded themselves in a residence on Meadowbrook Court in Summit. Sources have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that the individual is a female and is in possession of a firearm. Summit Police have ordered residents in the nearby area to shelter in ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The application to build a Chick-fil-A restaurant on the site of the current Barnes & Noble bookstore on the corner of Hillside Avenue and Route 22 West has been carried to the next Springfield Board of Adjustment meeting on June 21. On April 27, the board heard more ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE), at a meeting April 12, officially appointed Tammy Zurka as the school district's new director of athletics, health, physical education, and nurses, effective July 1.  Zurka, a physical education/health teacher and coach with ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Authorities are seeking the owner of a “large sum” of cash that was found in the town, police said Thursday. In a Facebook post, Westfield police asked the owner to call the police department. Police did not disclose the amount of money found or the location. “A large sum of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has officially charged the man responsible for running over a woman with his vehicle with several offenses, including attempted murder and aggravated assault, Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves and Police Chief ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth has asked the Union County Prosecutor’s Office to charge the person who ran over a woman multiple times with a vehicle with attempted murder.  “As you know, the incident occurred approximately 8:30am [yesterday morning] on the intersection of Salem and ...

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NEW JERSEY— Woodbridge's Colonia High School’s indoor air quality is being tested, and its 28-acre campus analyzed for radiation starting this past weekend, after a 1989 alumni – now an environmental scientist – raised concerns about the school’s possible link to brain tumors among nearly 95 former ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County Grand Jury, on March 31 returned a 13-count indictment against retired Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School drama teacher and theater director Ronald E. Wells, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Acting Summit Police Chief Steven Zagorski jointly announced ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Rahway man has been arrested and his co-conspirator remains at large following charges being filed in regards to a home invasion in Elizabeth March 2, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl J. Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A man, whose identity has not been released, was found dead hanging from a tree in Elizabeth Tuesday night.  The body was found between Marshall Street and Franklin Street, specifically next to an empty lot on the 300 block of Marshall Street. According to a spokeswoman for the ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Troy Edwards, 53, of Roselle was charged with second-degree leaving the scene of a crash that resulted in the death of Robert Tucker Jr, 60, of Hillside. Edwards was also charged with third-degree leaving the scene of a crash for the serious, but nonlife-threatening injuries to the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — An Elizabeth man is being charged for sexually assaulting three minors over the course of several years, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel announced. Ivan Calderon, 60, of Elizabeth, has been charged with one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, three counts ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Scammers impersonating the “Geek Squad,” defrauded a resident of Twin Oaks Terrace out of $407,000, police said Tuesday. When the scammers sent an email identifying themselves as being from Best Buy’s computer repair service Feb. 22, the resident called a phone number and then ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - After several years of planning, the City of Elizabeth will host a high-speed ferry, taking passengers to New York City in approximately 30 minutes.  Officially announced at the end of February by the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, the Elizabeth Fast Ferry will be taking ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — A Route 22 restaurant that suffered minor damage in fire that routed diners during the big game Sunday was back open for business by Monday night. In a Valentine’s Day Facebook post, Stage House Tavern showed its love for the fire departments that extinguished the multi-alarm ...

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CLARK, NJ – An adult female pedestrian was struck and killed at the Clark Commons on Saturday afternoon. Clark Police confirmed they are investigating the incident. Witnesses in the area claim a truck was involved in the accident and reported seeing a body on the ground covered by a sheet. One ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Shortly after 2:00 pm on Thursday a car parked in front of the CVS Pharmacy on Valley Street in Maplewood with its engine running was stolen. Based upon preliminary information from Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul, unbeknownst to the person stealing the car, there was a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has released more information in regards to the Elizabeth High School teacher accused of sexual misconduct. Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves and Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced Monday ...

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Edison: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, the Food Network show hosted by Guy Fieri is coming to Edison's Skylark diner to film an episode of the popular TV show.  The show is coming back to the Skylark where it visited the diner one year after it opened.  The episode will be featured on the Food ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- South Amboy or Southie? Anne Hathaway stars in a film based on the 2015 novel, Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh, a New England-based fiction writer. Set in Massachusetts around Christmastime 1964, the story centers on a depressed 24-year-old woman who is trapped between two roles: ...

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CLARK, NJ – An Edison woman has been arrested and charged in connection to a stabbing incident that occurred this weekend at the Clark ShopRite.  The Clark Police Department (CPD) earlier today released additional information about the stabbing at the Central Avenue supermarket on Sunday, Jan.

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KENILWORTH, NJ – On Dec. 26, 2021 Kenilworth resident Telina Cuppari took on the challenge to compete for the Largest Collection of Pizza-Related Items for the Guinness Book of World Records. The current world record holder Brain Dwyer set the record in Philadelphia back in 2011 with a total of ...

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BURLINGTON COUNTY — The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office has announced that two men have been charged in the fatal shooting of Willingboro resident, and former Rahway resident and Rahway High School student, Yahsinn Robinson. Robinson was an 18-year-old Willingboro High School senior when he ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An active-duty firefighter and resident of the City of Elizabeth died at the age of 44 on November 26.  Anthony “Tony” Fanelli, Jr. began his career as a firefighter in Elizabeth in 2008 and served in the department for 14 years. He was also a member of Elizabeth Firefighters ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Acting Plainfield Police Director Captain David Guarino jointly announced Wednesday that a series of violent street robberies targeting Hispanic males in Plainfield is under investigation. The robberies have occurred over the course of ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Union County man on Wednesday was sentenced to 85 months in prison for carjacking an Uber driver in Newark, authorities announced. Rakeem McNair, 22, of Roselle, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo to an information charging him with one count of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Everything old is new again. In 2019, it appeared that Scotch Plains would get a grocery store as part of its downtown redevelopment when German supermarket chain Lidl submitted plans to build on the former site of the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall.

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