Watchung, NJ

Plainfield investigating breach of police evidence trailer

A Plainfield Police evidence trailer was burglarized last week, and authorities are trying to account for what may have been stolen from it. The police department used the trailer on the 300 block of East 4th Street to store overflow evidence off-site, Union County Assistant Prosecutor Michael Sheets said. The...
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Local Nurse Wins International DAISY Award

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Infusion Center nurse Marisol Mateo was awarded the prestigious DAISY Award for her attentive, family-focused care. The Colonia resident, who was nominated by the wife of a patient, was praised for her careful explanations, her gentle touch, and her intuitive care. With a look, she knows “when you need a blanket, a pillow or a big smile,” the patient’s wife wrote in her nomination letter.

Cops search for French bulldog stolen from 13-year-old N.J. boy during walk

Police on Thursday asked for help from the public to find a French bulldog that was stolen from a 13-year-old boy while he walked the pooch in Newark. The boy was walking his family dog, Ted “Teddy” Dibiase, around 2:40 p.m. last Friday on the 400 block of South 19th Street when four thieves pulled up in a Jeep, according to Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé.

Mosquito Control Spraying tonight, Thursday August 18th

Please be advised, Union County Mosquito Control will be spraying for Mosquitoes tonight, Thursday, August 18, 2022, between the hours of 7:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M. (Weather Permitting). Check below and see if your Town is on the list. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mosquito Control: 908-654-9873.

Firefighters rescue pets as 3-alarm fire tears through N.J. home

Firefighters in Essex County rescued several pets Wednesday afternoon from an intense fire that destroyed a home in Fairfield. The three-alarm fire was reported shortly before 5 p.m. on Cleary Place. “Upon arrival, units found fire through the roof with reports of multiple pets in the house,” the Fairfield Fire...

Murphy names replacement to bi-state port watchdog agency even as he tries to disband group

Months after construction executive Joseph M. Sanzari unexpectedly stepped down from the bi-state agency that oversees the region’s ports and marine terminals — a post he held for less than a year — Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration has named a veteran former prosecutor to become New Jersey’s representative on the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor.
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FSP College Club 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Celebrating its 89th Anniversary, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains College Club continues its tradition since its inception in 1933, to support the pursuit of a college education for young women in the Fanwood and Scotch Plains communities by providing scholarships. To date, the College Club has awarded approximately $750,000 in scholarships to 575 young women.

Man Charged with Raping Another Woman on the D & R Canal

A man charged with raping two women on public recreational pathways in Somerset County was charged today with a third rape. Rogelio Calyeca Postrero, 38, of Raritan allegedly approached a woman who was walking on a path at the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park in Kingston. Armed with a knife, Postrero dragged her into a wooded area in Plainsboro, demanded money, then forcibly sexually assaulted her, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. The crime occurred on September 28, 2021, between 4:30 pm and 5 pm.
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Grant Funding Enables YMCA to Support Vulnerable Demographic

The Westfield Foundation provided a $4,500 grant to The Gateway Family YMCA in support of the WISE Connect Program. This grant assists the YMCA in providing supportive services for individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia, cognitive impairments and/or other functional challenges, as well as their caregivers. “We are thankful for The...