Police & Fire

New York Man Arrested in Fairfield for Suspected DUI

FAIRFIELD, NJ  — A 37-year-old man from Baldwinsville, NY was recently charged by Fairfield police for driving under the influence (DUI) among other charges, including DUI in a school zone, refusal to submit to a breath test, failure to maintain a lane, suspended driver and careless driving.

While monitoring traffic on Route 46 at approximately 1:57 a.m. on July 7, Fairfield Officer Jeffrey Dean observed a vehicle traveling west and failing to maintain its lane.

According to police, the driver displayed signs and symptoms consistent with being under the influence during the course of the stop. These included a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath, watery and bloodshot eyes and fumbling hand movements.

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As a result of these observations, police administered field sobriety tests and arrested the man based upon the totality of the circumstances. He was transported to police headquarters and his vehicle impounded pursuant to New Jersey law.

While at headquarters, police said the defendant refused to submit to giving breath samples for the purpose of conducting chemical testing. After being charged, he was released on his own recognizance.

It should be noted that the charges against the individual are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law.

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Essex County Man Found Dead After Shooting Near Feaster Park

November 18, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Essex County man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced on Saturday.

Tawan Moses, 25, of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Fester Park, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Flemington's Openly Intersex Election Victor May Be Nation's First

November 20, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The way Betsy Driver sees it, her victory in the Flemington Borough Council race marks a first for a U.S. election.

Driver, a Democrat, won the election along with independent Michael Harris. Both are newcomers who unseated two incumbent candidates. Although it was a crowded race, many in the borough think Driver won more votes than any other Flemington Borough ...

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Parting Advice from Four Decades on the Front Lines of Local News

November 11, 2017

In February 1978 I walked into the office of The Rahway News-Record and Clark Patriot to begin what I thought was to be a short-term job stepping stone. 

Instead, it turned out to be a nearly 40-year odyssey in local journalism—including the last eight—overwhelmingly great—years with The Alternative Press (TapInto.Net).

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Route 10 Westbound Overnight Lane Closures Begin This Week

November 13, 2017

Ramps on Route 10 West may be closed as necessary during construction

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced on Monday the start of a maintenance resurfacing project on Route 10 westbound that will require lane closures between Parsippany-Troy Hills and Roxbury in Morris County.

Beginning on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next ...

The Last Game

My daughter recently played the last soccer game of her career.  

 

Yippee!  No more practices!  No more tournaments!  No more long drives to obscure fields!  No more tiny black turf pellets all over the car!

 

No more selfish surges of pride watching her athletic achievements.  No more thrilling victories.

 

My daughter is a ...