News from Nearby

May 5, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - The first person from Elizabeth has been awarded the School Nurse of the year by Union County School Nurses Association (UCSNA).  Marie Verdon Noonan has worked as a registered nurse with the Elizabeth Board of Education for the last 18 years, but her job has not been easy with ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County is ending its contract to house federal immigration detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials announced. The move to eliminate ICE detainees from the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark came after it entered into a Memorandum of ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Police Department advised the public Friday morning not to approach a bear that had been spotted in the area of North 9th Street and the Boulevard. Please see their recent announcement. Animal Incident: Be advised there has been a black bear spotted near Boulevard ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- A local man has been charged with being in possession of more than 10,000 digital images consisting of child sexual abuse material, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Monday.  Joseph Poutre, 55, of Middletown, is charged with a single count of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The owner of hundreds of rental units scattered across 18 residential properties in Elizabeth has been arrested and criminally charged with coercing more than a dozen of his tenants into sexual acts in exchange for financial relief, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a swearing-in ceremony held at town hall on Wednesday morning, Stephanie Bagniewski made history, becoming the first female firefighter that the Springfield Fire Department has ever had. Bagniewski was appointed as a probationary firefighter by resolution 2021-70 at ...

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The unearthing of a more than 140-year-old well by PSE&G crews working in Irvington generated a buzz in a neighborhood that has endured months of COVID-19 restrictions and revealed a vital piece of the town’s past as a farming hub. In early December, after two years of upgrading pipes ...

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CLARK, NJ - In his free time, 22-year-old Clark native Joe DiMeo likes to work out, play with his dog, hang with some of his lifelong friends from town and play pool.  All of these things might seem pretty average for a man of his age, but DiMeo can be described as anything but ordinary these ...

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CLARK, NJ – Ronaldo Godwin, 43, of Newark has been charged with second-degree death by auto and second-degree witness tampering in connection with a fatal Parkway crash on Monday according to Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo. Godwin, is in custody and has been criminally charged with ...

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CRANFORD, NJ -- Local and national news stations can't get enough of the Robert Schott's Abraham Lincoln snow sculpture in his front yard. Year after year, whenever mother nature coats Cranford with snow, residents head on over to Springfield Avenue to see what Mr. Schott will create next. In ...

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CLARK, NJ – Timothy Digney visited the Clark Commons for lunch on December 19.  By the time he left, he had the opportunity to travel back in time thanks to a bag full of paperwork from a bygone era. Digney said he found a sealed plastic bag on the ground that appeared to have been pushed aside by ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The New Jersey State Police have arrested six suspects and dismantled an alleged multi-county theft ring linked to more than 30 stolen vehicles and two motor vehicle pursuits after a 13-month operation dubbed “Bust a Move.” According to a press release from the State Police, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In an update on the Springfield resident's forum Facebook page earlier this afternoon, Springfield Mayor Chris Weber updated Springfield residents on a water main break on Meisel Avenue next to the field complex, that has brought traffic down the street to a crawl. "Earlier ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A homicide that took place in Elizabeth earlier this week is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl Graves jointly announced Wednesday. The victim has been identified as ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Benjamin Avrut, 35, of Maplewood, has been arrested and charged with the murder of his mother.  Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul and Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II made the announcement today as part of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A woman is dead at The Top apartment building, 616 South Orange Avenue, and her son is being sought as the suspect in her homicide. This is a developing story: Maplewood Police Department detectives are still at the scene, as are representatives from the Essex County Prosecutor's ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will be closed for the entire month of January, the county announced this week. The current COVID-19 data precipitated the decision to keep the zoo shut until Feb. 1, although the zoo will remain open through the end of December. “As a precaution ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Authorities in Newark busted a large warehouse party on Sunday morning that resulted in the arrest of two women for maintaining an illegal liquor establishment, according to the Department of Public Safety.  Newark Police Vice Crimes Task Force responded to reports of a large ...

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CRANFORD - Following months of negotiations, the Township of Cranford has reached an agreement in principle with Hartz Mountain Industries on a settlement in regard to the 750 Walnut Avenue property.  The settlement will envision redeveloping the entire 30-acre property into two 15-acre parcels.

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CLARK, NJ — Traffic delays lingered into the afternoon after first responders airlifted a man injured in a Thursday morning crash on the Garden State Parkway, authorities said. A call for help came in to Clark emergency dispatch at approximately 9:30 a.m. after a two-car crash on the southbound ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — A pedestrian who was struck early Tuesday morning while crossing Springfield Avenue died a short time later, police said. The Cranford Police Department is investigating the crash, which occurred at about 6:33 a.m. on Springfield Avenue near the intersection of Orange Avenue, ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Did you by chance play the Jersey Cash 5 in Linden on Monday? Well you could be the holder of a winning ticket worth over $245,000. The New Jersey Lottery commission announced on Tuesday that two lucky tickets matched the winning Jersey Cash 5 numbers drawn and one of the lucky ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A composite sketch of a woman found deceased in Elizabeth earlier this year has been created by the New Jersey State Police and is being distributed to the public and media in an attempt to identify her and learn more about the circumstances behind her death, acting Union County ...

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The mother of Caitlin Nelson, who died in 2017 following an eating contest at Sacred Heart University, has withdrawn a lawsuit filed against the school, court records show. The university has agreed to settle the lawsuit under undisclosed terms, the Associated Press ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Christopher P. Marbaix, co-founder of a Summit-based robotics laboratory 'Robot Revolution', has been charged with sexual crimes against three students who attended classes there, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Harvest Restaurant Group of Morris Plains -- which operates 14 dining establishments in New Jersey, including Roots Steakhouse in Summit -- is getting grilled on social media over the way some claim it has handled a COVID-19 outbreak that caused the two-week closure of four of their ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Family of the Westfield High School principal, who died from complications following his bone marrow donation to a boy in France in 2019, have settled a medical malpractice lawsuit in the case for $5.5 million, court records show. Sheronda Braker, fiancé of Principal Derrick ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Addams Tavern is among the Harvest Restaurant Group establishments temporarily closed due to staff members testing positive for COVID-19, its owner said. Roots Steakhouse and The Huntley Taverne in Summit, along with Tabor Road Tavern in Morris Plains are also closed “until ...

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SPRINGFIELD/JERSEY CITY, NJ -- With the sale of the New York Mets to Steve Cohen marking the end of the Wilpon era, fans are re-energized about the team. When they initially bought their stake in 1980, the Wilpons built a winning team and delivered a World Series victory in 1986. However, after the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Several hundred trucks -- but nowhere near the 700-1,000 anticipated -- rolled through several Union County towns, including Fanwood and Scotch Plains on Saturday showing their support for President Trump.  The motorcade was led by a police escort (to keep the parade ...

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