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Police & Fire

November 29, 2022

WATCHUNG, NJ -- The Watchung Fire Department has a 2022 Firefighter Santa Update. "Please send us a direct message BY THURSDAY DECEMBER 1 with your address to be added to our map route. If you do not send us a message we cannot guarantee you will see Santa. Like last year we will have a Santa ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ -- The Green Brook Volunteer Fire Department will be assisting Santa with his visit to Green Brook on Saturday, December 17 starting at 9 AM until 4 PM. Santa and his elves will be handing out pre-wrapped Candy Canes!!  They said they will make every effort to stop on all streets ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ — The weather cooperated and some 900 runner/walkers participated in the Green Brook Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.  Green Brook PBA Local #397 “thanks all runners, family, friends and neighbors for such a successful holiday event.” Were you there? Click for race results.

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WARREN, NJ -- The King George Road Improvement Project, Phase 1 stated this week. Construction on King George Road, from Mt Horeb Road to Berkshire Drive started on Monday. The scope of work for this project will consist of minor drainage upgrades, driveway aprons, milling and surface course ...

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WARREN, NJ — A portion of Hillcrest Road in Warren Township will be closed for 6 weeks for construction by PSE&G.   Mountain Avenue in Gillette/Hillcrest Road in Warren between Valley Road in Gillette and Mountain Avenue in Warren will be closed during the working hours of 9 a.m. to 4 ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ — Fire departments are on site at  1662 US-22 in Watchung Thursday evening with a well involved car fire, authorities said. The area around Chick-Fil-A and the movie theater are affected.  

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Fabian Osuna-Vargas, age 39, of Coddington Avenue, North Plainfield,  has been arrested in relation to a sexual assault of a minor that occurred in North Plainfield, Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- WATER MAIN BREAK ALERT! Stirling Road is closed between Lakeview and Cedar Road on Friday. The water company is on-site but expect widespread service interruption for this afternoon through early evening, authorities said.   Check back for updates.

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — One week ago, two pedestrians were hit on Halloween night. The investigation is ongoing. Police have released a video showing a vehicle wanted in the hit-and-run of the two siblings, a 21-year- old female and a 7-year-old male, Witnesses described the vehicle as a possibly ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Local resident, Somerset County Sheriff Darrin J. Russo recently announced the name of the county's newest K-9 officer, a male yellow Labrador retriever, according to a news release.  The winning name Patriot was selected by two entrants out of more than 1,000, according to ...

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https://www.facebook.com/NorthPlainfieldPolice ​​​​​​​NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Police have released a video showing a vehicle wanted in the hit-and-run of a young child and an adult on Halloween. The investigation is ongoing. Residents are asked to check any available video surveillance systems ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Two children were struck by a vehicle that fled the scene on Halloween night at approximately 6:30 pm at 305 Mountain Avenue. Witnesses say a black Infiniti fled the scene. Anyone with information should contact the North Plainfield police.

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GREEN BROOK, NJ -- The Tiwnship of Green Brook enacted an ordinance (2015-827) adopting a curfew for juveniles within the township on October 30 and 31 of every year between the hours of 10:00 pm - 6:00 am. The purpose of the ordinance is to provide measures for community security in accordance ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield Police have issued an advisory on a missing adult. Mr. Jerome White has been reported missing and was last seen on October 22, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. He is described as a Black male, 64years old, 5'9" in height and weighing 205 lbs. White was last seen in the area of ...

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WARREN, NJ —- Reinman Road is closed on Monday evening between Stirling Road and Old Stirling Road due to emergency water main repairs, police said. Follow detours.

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UPDATE at 9:45 am: NJSP reporting 2 lanes getting by, heavy backups on I-78 EB WARREN, NJ — An overturned tractor trailer on I-78 eastbound in Warren has caused the  Exit ramp at Exit 36 - CR 651 to be closed on Monday morning according to NJ DOT. The right lane of I-78 is closed.

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UPDATE: 9:45 am NJSP reporting 2 lanes getting by, heavy backups on I-78 EB WARREN, NJ — An overturned tractor trailer on I-78 eastbound in Warren has caused the  Exit ramp at Exit 36 - CR 651 to be closed on Monday morning according to NJ DOT. The right lane of I-78 is closed.  

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Volunteer firefighters and rescue squad members gathered at Borough Hall Saturday afternoon for their annual inspection conducted by members of the Borough Council. The inspection, mandated by an early 20th-century ordinance, was followed by a parade down Main Street, which ...

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WARREN, NJ — Warren Township Office of Emergency Management( OEM) conducted a drill at East County Park, 40 Reinman Rd, from 4pm  9pm on Friday.  “Thank you to our CERT volunteers from Warren, Watchung, and Green Brook who participated in a successful Search & Rescue drill alongside our town ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Car thieves were busy in several neighborhoods during the early morning hours of Oct. 11, breaking into several parked vehicles and stealing three others, according to Police Chief Mike McMahon. Residential security cameras caught recorded several of the thefts, according to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Groundbreaking ceremonies were held yesterday on a vacant tract of land along Gaston Avenue where a two-story Public Safety complex will be built, consolidating the borough's four fire companies and the police department under one roof, with additional room for the borough first ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ --Water is estimated to be restored at 3:00 AM Saturday and Mountain Boulevard is estimated to be reopened at about 6:00 AM Saturday after a water main break Friday afternoon, police said. Mountain Blvd was closed from the Watchung Circle to Brookdale Road due to a Water Main Break ...

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WATCHUNG PD: UPDATE: Water is estimated to be restored at 3:00 AM. Mountain Blvd. is estimated to be reopened at about 6:00 AM. WATCHUNG, NJ --Mountain Blvd will be Closed from the Circle to Brookdale Rd due to a Water Main Break on Driday afternoon, police said.  Avoid the area. Residents  may ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Five police SUVs wrapped in pink were parked on the lawn of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Friday morning to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month, a high-profile national campaign that encourages mammograms and early detection of the disease. About 1 in 8 woman ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ --  Somerset Street south is detoured in the area of the Triangle Mall due to an accident investigation on Saturday morning, according to Watchung Police. Follow detour.

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - A total of 14 corrections officers have been indicted by a grand jury after a January 2021 incident at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, in which inmates were forcibly removed from cells, with some beaten, leaving two of the victims severely injured, according ...

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WARREN, NJ — Warren’s Starbucks has reopened after a temporary closure following a vehicle crashing into the building on Friday.    Friday morning at approximately 8:30 am, a vehicle driven by Michael Ribick of Watchung crashed through the south side of the building, according to Warren ...

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WARREN, NJ -- An overturned tractor-trailer just west of Warren on Route 22 West has caused lane closures on Monday morning. The truck is located on the westbound side of the highway near Chimney Rock Road in Bridgewater, according to police.   

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Dozens of Somerset County residents and religious leaders gathered at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, in Bridgewater, for an Active Shooter Awareness Training at the end of August. Held by the county sheriff's Office and open to the entire community for ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Elected officials, police, fire, and first responders and residents gathered at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Sunday to honor the memory of 39 Somerset County residents killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. "Today we honor the lives ...

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