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Meet the Beloved Local Doctor Killed in Pedestrian-Vehicle Accident

March 23, 2017

ESSEX FELLS, NJ - Dr. Jan Huston, 66, who was struck and killed by a vehicle while on the sidewalk near her home in Essex Fells on Tuesday morning, was the medical director of the Breast Center at HackensackUMC Mountainside in Glen Ridge.

She was rushed to the same hospital following the accident, where she died a short time later.

Huston was the founder and director of ...

66-Year-Old Doctor Struck and Killed in Essex Fells

ESSEX FELLS, NJ — The pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle at approximately 9:25 a.m. on Tuesday morning in Essex Fells has been identified as Dr. Jan Huston-Pryor, 66, of Essex Fells.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Essex Fells Police Chief William Theilacker announced Tuesday that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex Fells Police Department are ...

Fairfield Police Seek Community's Help in Honoring Fallen Officers

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Fairfield Police Sgt. Frank Tracey and Detective Ian Rasmussen will represent the Fairfield Police Department this year in the upcoming Police Unity Tour.

According to the police department, this event is a four-day, nearly 300-mile bicycle ride that departs from Florham Park, NJ on May 9, 2017 and concludes when the cyclists reach the National Law Enforcement ...

Hackensack Man Arrest for Drug Possession in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After spotting the same 2015 Jeep that he had observed acting suspiciously only days earlier in the same location, Fairfield Officer Jeffrey Dean conducted a motor vehicle stop that led to the arrest of Anthony Gorga, 57, of Hackensack.

Further investigation of the vehicle, which was found to be operated by Gorga, led to the discovery of a small quantity of suspected ...

Caldwell Police Department Raises $6550 Toward New Jersey Special Olympics

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — The Caldwell Police Department surpassed its fundraising goal of $6000 by playing in the state-wide “snow bowl,” a flag football tournament, at MetLife Stadium on Friday benefiting the New Jersey Special Olympics.

According to Lt. Michael Geary, the majority of the $6550 raised was donated by local businesses.

“Officers Rob Adams and ...

Roseland Police and Essex County Sheriff's Office Investigate Weekend Bank Robbery

ROSELAND, NJ – Roseland police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred on Saturday at the TD Bank at 47 Eisenhower Parkway, according to the Breaking News Network (BNN).

According to the service, which reports emergency radio activity, the Essex County Sheriff’s Office described the suspect as a clean-shaven, 5-foot-7-inch male wearing a gray hoodie and a black weapon. No ...

Near Drowning Averted with Assistance of Heroic Hotel Guest in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A near-fatal drowning of a 9-year-old boy was averted on Thursday thanks to the quick actions of a hotel guest at the LaQuinta hotel, according to Fairfield Chief of Police Anthony Manna.

At approximately 6:37 p.m. on March 2, all available police units were dispatched to the pool area of the hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, on a report of a 9-year-old boy who had ...

Fairfield Police Chief Commends Civilians and Officers for Outstanding Service to Township

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Township Chief of Police Anthony Manna commended two civilians and several local police officers for their outstanding service at the Fairfield Township Council meeting on Monday.   

The civilian service award was given to residents Pedro and Danielle Silva for helping in the capture of a shoplifter on Oct. 19.

According to Manna, a ...

Township of Fairfield Promotes Five Police Officers

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Police Department promoted five officers on Monday at the Fairfield Township Council meeting, where Chief of Police said these promotions will assist in a reorganization of the department.

The promotions include Sgt. Charles Zampino to the rank of lieutenant, Sgt. Danial Dias to the rank of lieutenant, Detective Michael Nyhuis to the rank of ...

Authorities Presume Caldwell Stabbing is Not a Stranger-to-Stranger Encounter

CALDWELL, NJ — A man who was fatally stabbed in Caldwell on Sunday has not been identified because his identity has not been formally confirmed and next of kin have not been notified, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Caldwell Police Chief James Bongiorno.

The preliminary investigation indicated that this was not a stranger-to-stranger attack. The victim and ...

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