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Police & Fire

July 2, 2022

UNION, NJ - Union police and firefighters are on the scene of a two car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Morris Avenue and Caldwell Avenue Saturday afternoon.  Morris Avenue, both east and west, is closed in the area. Details of the accident are not yet available, but it appears at ...

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UNION, NJ - Union police officer Stephen Viaud ended his career with the Union Police Department with his final walkout Thursday morning "I want to congratulate you this morning," said Union Mayor Manuel Figueiredo.  "I wish you much health and much enjoyment in your retirement years." Viaud ...

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UNION, NJ - Five Union Police Department sergeants were promoted to the rank of lieutenant and four new transfers from other agencies were sworn in at Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting. "To the new lieutenants, each of you have done an excellent job in your previous positions and ...

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UNION, NJ – Nine Union firefighters were promoted at a ceremony Tuesday evening in front of Fire Headquarters. Promoted are: Henry Sisbarro - to the rank of Deputy Chief Donald Vitale - to the rank of Battalion Chief David Zeh - to the rank of Provisional Battalion Chief Michael ...

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UNION, NJ – Twenty-two years ago, Seton Hall freshmen Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos were awakened to the sounds of fire alarms in their dorm.  The fire that engulfed the Boland Residence Hall left Simons with third-degree burns to his hands, and first- and second-degree burns to his head and face.

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UNION, NJ - Four juveniles were taken into custody midday Wednesday after entering Union High School, necessitating a shelter in place response. According to Union Police Director Chris Donnelly, four juveniles, all believed to be Irvington High School students, were let into the high school by ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union woman suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation from a fire in the kitchen/dining room area of her home Tuesday night. Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi said firefighters responded to 868 Hobson Street at about 9:45 p.m. to find a kitchen/dining room engulfed in flames.  ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s Police Athletic/Activity League (P.A.L.) hosted its first event on Friday at the Deron School of New Jersey, with a picnic featuring a petting zoo and bounce house for the school’s special needs students. “I am so proud to be hosting our very first event at the Deron School ...

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UNION, NJ - Union firefighters responded to a car full-engulfed in flames on Route 78 west early Thursday morning. Engine 2, Truck 3, Squad 41 and Battalion 1 responded to the scene on Route 78 express lanes just past the Burnet Ave. overpass, said Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi.  ...

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UNION, NJ - A Union parent was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats after she became upset with a school principal and threatened to “come to school and shoot the whole place up”, according to Union police.   Police say they received a call from Jefferson School early Tuesday ...

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UNION, NJ - A pedestrian was struck and killed Saturday night near the bus stop on Route 22, Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi said. Firefighters responded to the accident near the Wendy's on Route 22 at just before 8 p.m. The victim had multiple injuries including a severe head injury, Ricciardi ...

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UNION, NJ - The area of Chestnut Street at the intersection of Colonial Road is closed for the repair of a damaged utility pole. The closure is between Longview and Crawford. Additionally, Colonial Avenue is closed between Chestnut and Selfmaster Parkway.  Union police are detouring vehicles ...

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UNION, NJ - Ten of Union's newest Fire Department recruits completed the 12-week academy and joined the ranks of the township's firefighters Wednesday evening at a ceremony at Town Hall. "We're proud of what you've done and what you're going to do," said Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi.  ...

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UNION, NJ – In celebration of Police Week, the Township of Union Police Department held an awards ceremony honoring officers and civilians for acts above and beyond the scope of duty. At the awards ceremony held at Town Hall, Union Police Director Chris Donnelly said, “you’re going to hear some ...

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UNION, NJ – When Union firefighters arrived at the scene of a multi-vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway North early Thursday morning, they found two vehicles involved upside down, one wedged onto the highway divider. Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi said one driver stated that the driver ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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UNION, NJ - Moms got an extra special treat on Sunday from the Union police when they visited the Dunkin' Donuts on Morris Avenue near Town Hall. Members of the Union Police Department's Community Policing Bureau were on hand to give moms a donut or munchkin, a cup of coffee, and a free ...

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UNION, NJ - It was a busy few hours on Route 22 East late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning with a motorcycle accident and a rollover accident closing down lanes of the roadway. At just after 10:00 Tuesday night, Union firefighters were called to Route 22 East near the Chick-fill-A for a ...

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UNION, NJ - Union firefighters responded to two motor vehicle accidents within 15 minutes of each other Monday evening. At 7 p.m., firefighters were called to Valley Street and Springfield Avenue for an accident involving an overturned vehicle, with possible injuries.  Emergency personnel found ...

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UNION, NJ - A report of smoke coming from a home's roof on Colonial Avenue was reported to Union firefighters at just after 6:00 Thursday evening. According to Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi, Engine 2 was already on scene for a brush fire at the house next store.  Firefighters investigated and ...

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UNION, NJ – Union Police Director Dan Zieser walked out of police department headquarters on Thursday morning to cheers and good wishes from township officials, peers, family and friends. “This ceremony is special to us today,” said Deputy Director Chris Donnelly, “because we’re honoring an ...

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UNION, NJ - Need a chuckle?   Union's local men and women of law enforcement will be hosting a Comedy Night on Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. in the Union High School auditorium.  The event will feature emcee former NYPD officer Mark DeMayo and Pretty Rikki, Wil Sylvince, Ruperto Vanderpool, and ...

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UNION, NJ – Dogs, ferrets, fish and a 300-pound pig were all found safe when firefighters responded to a house fire on Standish Avenue early Monday morning. Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi said a garage fire was reported on Standish Avenue at just after 5:00 a.m. Monday.  Upon arrival, ...

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UNION, NJ – Union firefighters spent part a Sunday battling a house fire near the Maplewood border and a responding to a car vs. telephone pole incident on Route 22. At just after 1:00 Sunday afternoon, firefighters responded to residence on Raymond Terrace on the Union/Maplewood border, said ...

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UNION, NJ – Police have released information about a shooting that took place early Wednesday morning on Hawthorne Avenue. Union police received several 911 calls Wednesday morning reporting shots fired, and at 6:24 a.m. officers responded to a home on Hawthorne Avenue, said Captain Pietro ...

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UNION, NJ - A Hawthorne Avenue home was cordoned off and police were canvassing the neighborhood early Wednesday morning after unconfirmed reports of a shooting. Information on the incident is preliminary and Union police have not yet released details.  However, a woman who lives on Hawthorne ...

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UNION, NJ – Residents had an opportunity for coffee and a chat Wednesday morning with a “morning coffee drive” with the women of the Union Police Department at the Quick Convenience & Deli on Springfield Avenue in Vauxhall. “We like the community to be able to come out and introduce ...

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UNION, NJ -- Union police are warning residents about recent thefts of catalytic converters from cars in town. “Some of our residents have started their cars in the morning and been shocked by the noise coming from underneath their car,” read a social media post from Union police.  “A quick ...

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UNION, NJ – Union firefighters responded to a two-car, head-on accident on Morris Avenue under the Route 22 overpass early Sunday morning. Upon arrival at about 1:45 a.m., firefighters found a “t-bone” accident with four injuries, said Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi.  Firefighters extricated ...

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UNION, NJ – Seven new, but seasoned, police officers were sworn into the Union Police Department on Wednesday at Town Hall.  The new officers are all transfers from other police entities. ·      Michael Tevnan – New Jersey Transit Police ·      Wilson Morales Rivera – Newark Police ...

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