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New Jersey State Motor Vehicle Commission Returns to South Plainfield

May 21, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A new state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) opened its doors in South Plainfield on Monday, just one week shy of a year since the borough’s former agency closed its doors. The office, located at 5000 Hadley Road, will provide in-person services to residents of the borough and the surrounding communities six days a week. 

“I would like ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

Lawson-Muhammad Apologizes For 'Irrational Response' To Police Altercation; School Board President Supports Her

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ —  A day after video surfaced of her altercation with a South Orange police officer — in which she used profanity, threatened to go to the village president and called the police chief “a skinhead cop” — South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad issued an apology in which she called her behavior ...

South Orange Village President Issues Statement About Traffic Stop of School Board Member

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Village President Sheena Collum issued a statement on Thursday, addressing a video in which South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad appeared to suggest that she would contact South Orange Village President Sheena Collum in regard to a traffic stop by police.

Lawson-Muhammad is heard on the video asking if the officer ...

Video Shows South Orange School Board Member in Altercation with Police at Traffic Stop

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Maplewood School Board Member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad got into an altercation with a South Orange police officer who stopped her for speeding last month, in which she used profanity, complained when she was issued a ticket and called South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll “a skinhead cop.”

Lawson-Muhammad also appeared to suggest that ...

Funnel Cloud Appears Over South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — As a line of heavy thunderstorms roared through South Plainfield Tuesday evening, a resident captured a funnel cloud twisting down west and north of Spring Lake Park. The photo captures the funnel cloud, which can be seen in the left-hand side of the photo.

The photo captures a school bus driving by, and the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department ...

Man Struck and Killed in North Plainfield Hit-and-Run

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ —  A 58-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Tuesday morning on Watchung Avenue.

The incident occurred at 1 a.m. as the victim, identified as Jose Humberto Burgos, a resident of Plainfield, was crossing the street, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Burgos was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University ...

Shortage of Farmers Forces Somerville Farmer’s Market to Close

SOMERVILLE, NJ — The Somerville Farmers Market, which had been scheduled to resume operations on Grove Street for its ninth season June 7, will not open this year.

“You need more than one farmer to operate a legitimate farmers’ market,” said Jay Scott, who is the head of the eight-member volunteer committee that operates the market.

Scott distributed an e-mail ...

Bloomfield Police: Missing Teens Found at McDonald's in Pennsylvania

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Department of Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio confirmed that three missing teenagers have been found safe at a McDonad's restaurant in Pennsylvania.

Sixteen-year-old Ulises Yance and 15-year-old Alex Lopez had last been seen Friday morning, and 16-year-old Alexa Arenas was last seen Thursday. Yance’s father told Bloomifield police that ...

Three Teens Missing, Bloomfield Police Asking for Public's Help

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Police Department is asking for the public's assistance to locate three teenagers who went missing this week. One of the parents reports that a large sum of money is missing, suggesting that the three may have fled the state. 

Sixteen-year-old Ulises Yance and 15-year-old Alex Lopez were last seen Friday morning, and 16-year-old Alexa Arenas was ...

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