Friday, January 25, 2013
Union firefighters make quick work of the single car fire.
A van burst into flames on route 22 in Union near the Springfield bordershortly after 3 p.m. today. While a column of smoke was visible from a mile off on the two-lane highway and traffic was backed up into Springfield, no one was hurt in the single car accident. An officer for the Union fire department said the driver reported that the van, a late model white Nissan, caught fire for no apparent reason. The driver was not injured in the incident and the accident did not involve other cars. Union firefighters made quick work of the fire, dousing it with water while members of the Union Police department directed traffic away from the accident. Springfield police also responded to the scene.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Early morning reckless driving tragedy averted, police say.
Police say an impaired driver driving the wrong way on 22 in early morning an incident was apprehended without injuries or damage. At 1:22 a.m on Thursday, Oct. 25, as Springfield Police Officer Jose Agrelo was waiting on Hillside Avenue to pull onto the westbound lanes of Route 22, he reportedly saw a four-door sedan driving east on Route 22 west. Agrelo put on his emergency lights and siren but police say the vehicle continued past his location without slowing or stopping. Officer Agrelo hopped on Route 22 East ahead of the vehicles' path. After he pulled into a center isle parking lot, he was able to pull onto the highway and force the vehicle to stop. The driver and only lone occupant of the vehicle, Matias Braulio, 44, of Roselle, …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Local residents looking to fuel up cars and generators hit route 22 gas tanks.
With Springfield residents relying on gas-fueled generators and using their cars for heat and mobile device charging, gas is in high demand in the Springfield area. Long lines are forming at stations, with customers bringing their cars and cannisters to route 22 stations.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Officials mark new start for Route 22 store.
Springfield officials joined members of the business community and the public to mark the grand re-opening of Sports Authority this weekend. Springfield Mayor Ziad Shehady and Committee member Marc Krauss joined Store Manager Mike Maresca and about a dozen student athletes from Springfield Public Schools. In an email, Shehady commended Sports Authority for acting as a gracious neighbor and taking an active role with the community by supporting civic and school groups and sponsoring local events.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The driver, Ronald Christian, was issued summons for careless operation, driving with a suspended license, unlicensed operation and having an uninsured vehicle.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
From Mountainside Police Department: On Monday, July 30, a 2003 black Saturn being driven by Ronald Christian, 23, of Irvington, NJ, traveling east on Route 22 was involved in an accident that resulted in Christian getting trapped in the car. When approaching the area of Parkway Drive, the vehicle struck the curb, which caused the driver to lose control and strike a utility pole. The driver, Ronald Christian, was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated and airlifted to UMDNJ hospital in Newark. A passenger, Hasheem Youngblood, age 25 of Irvington, was uninjured. Ronald Christian was issued four summons for careless operation, driving with a suspended license, unlicensed operation and having an uninsured vehicle.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Alleged drug runner stopped for unsafe lane change.
Police say Zakiyyah Shakoor started crying after she was pulled over. The 37-year-old Wilboro resident is reported to have appeared nervous from the start of the late morning May 15 traffic stop. She reportedly broke into tears after officers was asked for her license and other motor vehicle papers. Reportedly, she told Springfield Police Officer Luis Brito that she was fresh from a fight with her boyfriend but then changed her story. Soon it became evident that this was a case of cracking under pressure. The officers reportedly found a pound and a half of heroin crammed inside a fast food restaurant paper bag in the car. The Union County Prosecutor's Office narcotics laboratory later determined the package had a street value of over $50,…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Driver of van uninjured; nearby motorists assisted in getting him out of the vehicle.
Wet road conditions led to a van flipping onto its side this morning on Route 22 in Springfield. A witness to the crash said that the van flipped onto its side outside of the Nissan World of Springfield auto dealership at 9:30 a.m. this morning. The driver was reportedly un-injured and able to climb out the passenger window with the assistance of other motorists.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Pulled over outside Bally Total Fitness.
UPDATED: According to emergency communications, a woman was arrested this morning in the parking lot of Bally Total Fitness on Route 22. Emergency Communications say New Jersey State police pulled over the car in the parking lot of the gym at around 7:50 a.m. Police say the car had a stolen license plate affixed to its bumper. An employee of Bally saw four or five patrol cars in and near the gym’s parking lot, along with a tow truck. The police cruisers and the tow truck, the Bally employee said, had left the scene by 8:15 a.m. Springfield police said township officers assisted in the arrest. State police said the incident was under investigation and would not release details other than to say that no one was hurt.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
No life-threatening injuries were reported, police say. The driver of the vehicle was transported by ambulance to the hospital.
An out-of-control car driving east on Route 22 struck three cars, knocked down fences, a telephone pole and live wires, and sent boulders crashing through storefront windows Wednesday afternoon, before it finally came to a halt in front of Sanguiliano's Garden Center and Nursery in Scotch Plains. Police said it appears that the driver, whose name they declined to release pending further investigation, suffered a medical emergency that caused the crash. A message sent by Breaking News Network, which monitors scanner traffic, said that paramedics treated the driver for a diabetic emergency. No other motorists suffered life-threatening injuries, police said. Witnesses to the accident said that the driver of the out-of-control vehicle was a …
Monday, July 26, 2010
Route 22 retail stores part of new study examining North Jersey’s major highways.
Springfield is part of a recent survey that outlines the vacancy rate for retail space in North Jersey. Conducted by Old Bridge real estate firm R.J. Brunelli & Company, the study reveals that Union county's rate has increased to 8 percent. The number is up from last year's 6.6 percent. Issued this April, the overall report focused on the vacancy rate in retail properties along North Jersey's six major shopping highways. Included among them were stretches in Morris, Bergen, Essex, Somerset, Passaic, and Union counties. The reason for Union county's increase, the study claims, is due to the closing or downsizing of many "big-box" retail chains such as Circuit City, Office Depot, a 43,000 square foot Pathmark in North Plainfield, and the …