News from Nearby

October 7, 2018

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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MILLBURN, NJ — Millburn Police confirmed the arrest of four people involved in the armed robbery of the Associates in Primary Care P.A. offices that took place on August 23, 2018. According to The Millburn Police Department Tommy Ware, 58, Terrell Keeling, 43, Terrence Worthy, 51, and Jessica ...

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ELIZABETH/PLAINFIELD, NJ - 19 arrests, and the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling of two heroin mills operating in Elizabeth and Plainfield was made by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force, says acting Union County ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange Maplewood Board of Education confirmed Monday that the recent suspension of Athletic Director Larry Busichio, along with other staffers, stems from “highly disturbing” actions related to the troubled Columbia High School (CHS) baseball ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – According to reports, three men entered the offices of Associates in Primary Care P.A., a medical practice dedicated to primary care and internal medicine, and robbed a staff member at gunpoint. The robbery occurred on Thursday, August 23, at the E. Willow St. offices of the medical ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver.   “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Millburn Police announced that a patron of Chase Bank in Short Hills was robbed at gunpoint last night at 9:30 p.m. while using a drive-up ATM. Two men in masks are seen from security cameras approaching the bank's customer from the driver's side of the vehicle, one carrying a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man has been found guilty by a Union County Jury for the killing of his girlfriend on Easter Sunday two years ago, and fleeing the state with their infant daughter, says Union County Prosecutor’s Office Investigations Supervisor John Esmerado. Following a two-week ...

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KENILWORTH, N.J.– The JPs, an island-Infused duo, comprising “Kenilworth’s own” renowned singer-songwriter Jimi Pappas on guitar and John Patti on steel drums, will be flying in from Florida for an “End-of-Summer” Caribbean-Style Dinner Party to be presented by the Kenilworth Historical Society on ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - What do you get when you take 6,000 cyclists from 41 states and seven countries, and put them in a two-day charity bike ride across Massachusetts? The answer is the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), an event that has been going on since 1980. Since its founding by Billy Starr, the ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — A little more than three months since being arrested on charges of lewdness, public defecation and littering, Kenilworth Superintendent Dr. Thomas Tramaglini has tendered, and the Kenilworth Board of Education has accepted, his resignation, effective Sept. 30, 2018.  In a story ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — A multiple vehicle accident on  US-22 and Lawrence Avenue in Mountainside closed Route 22 in both directions on Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. According to a 12:28 p.m. report from the Breaking News Network, there were multiple injuries reported with possible entrapments. Hazmat ...

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CLARK, NJ –One car is off the road and in the river on the northbound Garden State Parkway by Cranford exit 137 as a result of a three car accident just before 5:30 p.m. on Monday. According to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa there were two men in the car that went into the water.  They were able ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Seventeen -year-old Fenov Pierre-Louis, a Roselle resident and student at Union County's Academy for Information Technology, lost his battle with stage 4 Nueroblastoma cancer this week. Friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help his family.  Diagnosed when he was a second ...

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CLARK, NJ - A multi-vehicle accident on the southbound Garden State Parkway shortly beyond exit 135 has been causing major delays on the roadway.  Clark Police issued a warning that the southbound entrance to the parkway is closed at the Clark Circle due to an accident investigation taking place on ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 15th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival, a free, two-day, live music and arts event, will be held this Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from noon until 10 p.m. each day in Memorial Park.    The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ - Police, Fire, and Rescue units responded to a U.S. Mail truck that drove head-on into the pond in Warinanco Park on Thursday afternoon.  Sometime after 2 p.m. responders were called to the scene to find the mail truck in the water. A park worker said that while he ...

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SPRINGFIELD, N.J.- Over the last several weeks, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have started construction on a new turf surface at Meisel Field. Freeholder Bruce Bergen talked with TAPinto and answered questions about the project. In a phone interview, Bergen, who is also a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The female victim of a double shooting that took place in Plainfield the weekend of June 23-24 has died due to her injuries, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced Monday. The victim has been identified as Shavonne Young, 25, of Scotch Plains. The ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The PGA of America announced that historic Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield will host two of its pillar championships: the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2023 and the PGA Championship in 2029. More from the press release announcement below: Founded in 1895, Baltusrol has ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Local authors Roger and Mariann Brenner along with Enzo the dog, were at the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library on Thursday evening for a book signing of The Secret Life of a Police Dog. In an exclusive interview for TAPinto Roselle Park, Councilman-at-Large Joe DeIorio ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Lavelle Davis, 38, of Galloway and Jimmy Mays, 35, of Egg Harbor Township, were sentenced to more than 100 years in New Jersey State Prison for murdering three people in Maplewood in 2017, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced on Wednesday. Mays was sentenced to ...

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TRENTON, NJ - On November 27, 2017 at 1:48 a.m. a Millburn family returned home from vacation and ended up being the victim of an armed carjacking where their 13-year old daughter was held at gunpoint. Ahmed Anthony,  30, who was arrested on January 11, 2018 plead guilty to first-degree carjacking ...

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CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge. Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May ...

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CRANFORD - On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. the Cranford Police Department received information that an explosion was heard in the area of Raritan Road and Summit Terrace. Through a joint investigation with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and Linden Police Department, the Cranford ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - A Roselle man will be charged with multiple criminal offenses after more than 40 dogs were discovered living in severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions in his home last week, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and New Jersey Society for the Prevention of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson. “Words cannot convey the grief we feel in the Westfield Public Schools community over the death ...

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