Sunday, January 20, 2013
Alleged armed kidnapping of 71-year-old woman, firefighter admits to arson and a Newark teen allegedly points shotgun at a police officer also among top headlines.
Tyrik S. Haynes, 19, of Middletown, is being held at the county jail on $1 million bail after being charged with first-degree attempted murder and weapons offenses by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Haynes is accused of stabbing a Keansburg woman 12 times at the Middletown Bed, Bath and Beyond on Thursday. A reputed local mobster known as "Papa Smurf" could face nearly two centuries in prison after he was charged Wednesday with conspiring to grab control of the waste management industry in New York and New Jersey. The mob-targeted federal sweep netted a dozen others. Ramsey resident Carmine Franco, 77, is a known associate of the Genovese Crime Family, federal law enforcement officials said. Two East Rutherford residents are …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Other top stories this week include a man charged with making terroristic threats directed at his child's school and the canning of Jets general manager and Basking Ridge resident Mike Tannenbaum.
Sunday, January 6
Authorites have charged a Woodbury man in the slaying of a missing woman whose body was found in a clothing-collection bin early Monday morning. A Metuchen man was charged Wednesday with sexual assault and criminal sexual contact after he allegedly touched two different women “in a sexual manner” at a medical office in Fort Lee, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli announced. The father of a student at the Atlantic County Special Services School was arrested last week and charged with making terroristic threats directed at the school, Atlantic County Sheriff Frank X. Balles announced Wednesday. The body of missing 26-year-old North Plainfield resident Manuel Antonio Guevara was recovered after the lake was partially drained. Basking …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Other top stories include a mother and grandmother accused of boarding a Toms River school bus and physically and verbally assaulting children, and the arrest of five men suspected in a series of burglaries of high-end homes in North Jersey.
Two teenage brothers lured 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale into their house, strangled her and then dumped her body in a recycling bin, authorities said Tuesday afternoon. In the wake of the impending hurricane, Gov. Chris Christie declared a weather-related state of emergency prior to holding a Saturday morning press conference in North Middletown. A mother and grandmother have been charged with multiple offenses after a recent fracas that occurred on a Toms River Regional School District bus, according to information from Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. A team of investigators arrested five members of a burglary crew suspected of targeting high-end homes across the region just as the thieves were trying to crack open a stolen …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Other top stories this week include charges stemming from the discovery of a 9-year-old's remains in Upper Freehold and a McDonald's customer upset that his young daughter was subjected to Fox News during their visit to the fast food restaurant.
A Moorestown police officer and his ex-girlfriend/accomplice will spend the next 20 to 30 years behind bars after being sentenced this week. The pair was convicted in April on a slew of charges stemming from the sexual assault of multiple teenage victims between 2000 and 2007. One damning video showed one of the female victims blindfolded and shackled, and forced to perform sexual acts on one of her captors. Students and faculty at the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Sciences in Manahawkin and Jackson Memorial High School were grieving this week after learning of the loss of two friends and classmates. Some seven years after the discovery of a child’s skeleton in the Clayton Park area of Upper Freehold, the Monmouth County …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
A look back at the notable goings on in Springfield this week.
Board of Education members have approached Township officials about using the Chisholm Community Center as an elementary school. At a meeting this week with members of the Township Committee, BOE members argued for using the space for classrooms. A recent demographic study of Springfield projected that enrollment will soon spike in Springfield schools. The Chisholm center was previously an elementary school and more recently a YMCA fitness and childcare center. BOE members believe its facilities could be easily converted into a school. In an update to the Township Committee and the Board of Education, Springfield Engineer Todd Hay provided details about the plans and construction of the turf athletic facilities on Dayton’s grounds. …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
A look back at the notable goings on in the township in recent days.
A dump truck carrying landfill en route to Pennsylvania overturned late in the morning on a ramp off of Rte. 24 near the intersection of I-78 on Friday, May 11. The driver sustained minor injuries in the accident. He was taken to the hospital by the Springfield First Aid Squad. Springfield Deputy Fire Chief Carlo Palumbo said that the truck rolled over when its load shifted as the truck took a turn on the ramp. Palumbo said that it was likely that the momentum forced the landfill material to one side of the vehicle, causing the truck to tip over. On Sunday, April 29, the Dayton Softball team ran their second annual softball clinic fundraiser for the Girl’s Recreation Softball league in Springfield. 60 girls attending the clinic, which …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
A look back at the notable goings on in the township in recent days.
An Elizabeth man was arrested in Springfield in connection with a series of sexual assaults this week. Invesigators say Rasheed Powell, 36, targeted couples checking into motels in Linden and Elizabeth on weekend nights. He would reportedly force his way into their room at gunpoint, where he ordered the couple to engage in sexual acts before making the male stand in the bathroom while sexually assaulted the female victim. He was arrested by Springfield and Elizabeth police after he responded to a traffic summons in the township's municipal court. Springfield has installed and activated traffic safety cameras to record red light runners in all directions of the intersection of Morris and Maple Avenues, an intersection designated as …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
A look back at the notable goings on in the township.
Five candidates have filed with Springfield's Clerk's office to run for the two contested seats on the Township Committee. All but one of the candidates vying for a three year term on the five-member board are current or former members of the Committee. Republicans Jerry Fernandez and Marc Krauss, incumbents both, are running as part of the Regular Organization Republican of Union County. David Barnett and Margaret Bandrowski are running as part of the Regular Democratic Organization of Union County. Bart Fraenkel is running as a Democratic Choice ticket. A Springfield man experiencing heart trouble was resuscitated early Monday, April 2 by Springfield firefighters.The Springfield resident had been experiencing chest pains throughout the …
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
To celebrate the long-running animated show, Fox news took a trip to a real Springfield.
One of the running gags on the Simpsons is that the state the show takes place in is never named. We know that America's favorite three-fingered, yellow-hued family live in Springfield, but because there are Springfields in Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri and more (New Jersey actually has two Springfields), knowing the town's name doesn't narrow down the region at all. In celebrating the show's 30th anniversary Fox television's Good Day New York advantage of the geographic ambiguity to shoot a segment in Springfield, N.J. A number of town officials and residents got in on the action; Deputy Township Clerk Linda Donnelly sported a Marge Simpson-esque blue wig and Deputy Mayor Bart Fraenkel was featured with his wife Lisa (Bart and …