Suspended Hillsborough HS Athletic Director Charged with Theft

March 19, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Suspended Hillsborough High School Athletic Director Michael Fanizzi has been arrested and charged with the theft of $10,704 in athletic event receipts over a four-year period from 2013-2017, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Fanizzi, 53, a resident of Conover Way in Hillsborough who had been athletics director for 14 years, had been ...

Health Alert: Child with Measles Traveled to Newark Airport on March 12

TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider.

The New Jersey Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of measles — a highly contagious disease — arrived in Terminal B at ...

Unapologetic Driver Crashes Into Roxbury Business

ROXBURY, NJ — It was bad enough that a car jumped a curb and smashed into the Empower Nutrition store in Kenvil today. But what also seemed to bother shop owner Emedin Rivera was the rudeness of the wayward motorist.

He said the person who accidentally drove her car through his plate glass storefront at about 2:45 p.m. showed no sign of remorse or embarrassment. In fact, ...

Waitresses Tip Top Cop to Officers’ Off-The-Clock Behavior

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Even the most experienced law enforcement officers acknowledge that they rely on tips from the public in order to be truly effective in their communities.  

Glenn Tabasko has been the chief of the Raritan Township Police Department for more than a decade, and he’s been with the department for about 38 years. But even with that experience and familiarity with ...

Sparta Police: Hit and Run Driver Claims Fear for Safety in 'Redneck Country'

SPARTA, NJ – A Morristown man told police he fled the scene of an accident because he was in “redneck country” and afraid for his safety, according to cops. Michael Gormley, 48, is facing several charges after getting in an accident at the intersection of Route 15 and Houses Corner, police report.

Police Officer Timothy Lynott was on his way to the scene of the accident ...

Prosecutor: NJ High School Student Brought Loaded Gun to Classroom

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ — Police arrested a Franklin Township High School senior who had been sitting in a class with a loaded 9 MM handgun in his backpack, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The 17-year-old was escorted from the class with his backpack and searched the student's backpack after securing a search warrant, according to Robertson.

Robertson ...

Parkland Survivors Lead Rally in Livingston to End Gun Violence Now

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Sunday night at Temple B'nai Abraham in Livingston, five survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shared their hearts and minds, telling a standing-room-only crowd of more than 2,000 men, women and children that it is time to end gun violence now.  The rally for common sense gun legislation was organized by Jewish Federation of Greater ...

Nutley Police Make Arrest In Instagram School Threat Case

NUTLEY, NJ — An 18-year-old high school student has been charged with Third Degree False Public Alarm after an Instagram post led the Nutley school district to close schools last week.

Joseph Rafanello, a senior at Nutley High School, was arrested and taken to Essex County Jail.The arrest followed a full investigation by the police. The video at ...

NBA Star Dennis Rodman Enjoys Life in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Dennis Rodman’s friends say he is “living like a Livingston kid” while he is in town doing an outpatient program for Turning Point Rehab Center.

Livingston native Chris “Vo” Volo, an agent for Prince Marketing Group, has been representing Rodman for seven years and the two quickly became ...

Cops Called for Two People Shouting Racial Slurs During ‘Black Panther’ in Sparta

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night after a drunken woman and her boyfriend interrupted a screening of the movie “Black Panther” by shouting racial slurs, according to a witness and police.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including ...

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