|Daily Dispatch: New Jersey News|
|Teen's body found in her bedroom after Middletown house fire|
|Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:00:50 -0700|
|An 18-year-old woman died Tuesday morning when a fire broke out in a Middletown home, authorities said.
Aubree Larusso, 18, was found dead in her bedroom located off of the living room of the home at 20 Neptune Place, according to a press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
Larusso's mother, brother and a family friend escaped the blaze unscathed, but a dog was found dead in the home.|
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 2:00:50 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
|Unthinkable tragedy deepens: 5th child dies after Union City fire|
|Tue, 17 Jul 2018 08:29:12 -0700|
|An unimaginable tragedy has taken another horrific turn: the 4-year-old girl who remained hospitalized in Philadelphia since Friday's devastating fire on 25th Street has died, authorities said.
Shamira Lopez is the fifth child to die of injuries after a five-alarm fire tore through 416 25th St. Her brothers -- Jason Gonzalez, 2 Christian Josue Mendez, 7, and Jose Felipe Tejada, 13 – and cousin, Mayli Wood, 5, were also killed.|
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 8:29:12 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
|Pemberton Township OKs contract for firehouse|
|Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:41:06 -0700|
|The township’s government is moving forward with plans to build a new firehouse in the Presidential Lakes section of the township.
The Township Council voted last week to enter into a $1.73 million contract with Maryland-based Modular Genius Inc. to build the new firehouse and community center building on the New York Road site of the former firehouse, which was razed in 2016 by the township due to its poor condition after the municipal government acquired the property in 2015 as part of a legal settlement with the Presidential Lakes Fire and Rescue Company.|
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 3:41:06 PM - SOURCE: Burlington County Times
|Perth Amboy now has a water rescue and dive team|
|Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:10:52 -0700|
|This waterfront city now has its first-ever scuba dive team comprising 11 firefighters and five police officers.
Fire Chief Edward Mullen says the Perth Amboy Dive Team will fill a need by responding to a water rescue or recovery quickly.
"Lives will be saved and lives can be saved because we are able to immediately act now," he said.|
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 6:10:52 PM - SOURCE: NJ101.5
|Man charged in crash that killed Jersey City firefighter released pending trial|
|Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:16:19 -0700|
|The driver of a car in a head-on collision that claimed the life of a Jersey City firefighter last year is being allowed to remain free until trial as long as he meets supervision conditions.
"This is an unfortunate case of a good kid, a good young man, and a few moments of a nightmare that cost his best friend's life," defense attorney Peter Willis said at today's detention hearing for Stephen A.|
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 3:16:19 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
|Structure fire at Cape May County motel|
|Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:09:49 -0700|
|A fire Tuesday damaged the Cabin City Motel, forced the evacuation of residents and killed a cat, according to the owner.
No one was injured, but a resident’s cat died in the fire, said Tim Lee, owner of the motel in the 700 block of Route 9 in the Erma section of the township. Erma Volunteer Fire Company Chief Dave Lepor said a firefighter also was taken to the hospital with a blood pressure issue.|
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 7:09:49 PM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
|Massive 6-alarm blaze destroys several businesses in Passaic|
|Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:23:23 -0700|
|Emergency crews battled a six-alarm fire Monday night in Passaic that destroyed several businesses, fire officials said.
"We have seven, eight different stores involved," city Fire Chief Patrick Trentacost Jr. said via a Facebook live video while providing an update to the town's mayor. "We are doing our best to confine the fire to probably the three buildings closest to the main building.|
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 4:23:23 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
|Driver in 2017 crash that killed Jersey City firefighter arraigned for aggravated manslaughter|
|Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:52:15 -0700|
|The Jersey City man at the wheel of a car in a head-on collision that claimed the life of a Jersey City firefighter in 2017 was arraigned on the charge of aggravated manslaughter Monday morning.
The grand jury also indicted Stephen A. Zadroga, 27, on the charges of death by auto and three counts of aggravated assault regarding other vehicle passengers, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Leonardo Rinaldi said at the arraignment in the Hudson County Administration Building in Jersey City.|
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 11:52:15 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
|Linden firefighters dedicate Last Alarm Memorial|
|Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:14:21 -0700|
|Members of the Linden Fire Department gathered Monday to pay homage to eight fallen brothers who died in the line of duty between 1931 and 1983, as part of the dedication of the department's Last Alarm Memorial at Fire Station 1 on Wood Avenue.
The dedication was held on the department's 102nd anniversary with many family members of the eight fallen firefighters on hand.|
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 3:14:21 PM - SOURCE: MyCentralJersey.com
|Tourist seriously injured in freak Seaside Heights umbrella accident|
|Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:05:07 -0700|
|A beachgoer from England was rushed to the hospital Monday afternoon after she was impaled by an aluminum umbrella in Seaside Heights.
Officers were called to the Hiering Avenue beach at 4:30 p.m. and found a 67-year-old woman from London, England, with a piece of an umbrella that had been driven straight through her right ankle by strong winds, according to Seaside Heights Police Det.|
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 8:05:07 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
|Man charged with setting fire to vacant house, commercial building in Little Egg Harbor|
|Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:00:25 -0700|
|A 48-year-old man set two vacant structures on fire in Little Egg Harbor earlier this month, officials said. Phillip Harrison, of Little Egg Harbor, was charged with two counts of aggravated arson and two counts of burglary following his arrest on Saturday, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.|
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 11:00:25 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
|Fire damages multi-million dollar Princeton home, firefighters hurt|
|Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700|
|Fire damaged a multi-million dollar home early Tuesday morning in Princeton, New Jersey.
The fire on the 100 block of Hodge Road broke out just after midnight.
Just 45 minutes later, the fire went to three alarms.
Two firefighters were hurt battling the blaze. One firefighter suffered a respiratory issue, the other cut a finger.|
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
|Update: Four children die in multi-alarm fire in Union City|
|Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:51:31 -0700|
|A fourth child has died days after a devastating fire tore through a home on 25th Street on Friday morning.
The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office confirmed the 13-year-old boy's death on social media this morning.
Authorities said a 2-year-old boy, a 5-year-old girl, and 7-year-old boy died on the day of the blaze.|
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 6:51:31 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
|New Hoboken firefighters cite personal reasons for joining department|
|Sun, 15 Jul 2018 03:39:56 -0700|
|Christopher Sorrentino of Hoboken has wanted to become a firefighter ever since he lost three friends in a blaze during college. In January of 2012, an off-campus house near Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. caught fire with seven people inside. Sorrentino’s fraternity brother and two other friends died in the blaze.|
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2018 3:39:56 AM - SOURCE: Hudson Reporter
|Paterson pays $250,000 to settle unfair labor practice claim filed by EMT's union|
|Fri, 13 Jul 2018 08:22:49 -0700|
|The city council has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle an unfair labor practice claim filed by the emergency medical technicians’ union.
Council members agreed to settle the claim on Tuesday night. Khalifah Shabazz, the city’s chief attorney, said the Paterson Emergency Medical Technicians Association accused the city of violating labor laws by failing to make retroactive payments on time.|
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 8:22:49 AM - SOURCE: Paterson Times
|Pinelands Commssion postpones vote on clearing trees obstructing fire tower|
|Fri, 13 Jul 2018 21:28:40 -0700|
|The New Jersey Pinelands Commission delayed a vote on a controversial proposal to clear more than 3,000 nonnative trees that are impeding the views from the Bass River State Forest fire tower.
The full 15-member commission was scheduled to vote on the application from the state Department of Environmental Protection to clear just over 16 acres of trees from around the tower during its meeting Friday, but the vote was postponed due to a third-party appeal filed by one of the plan’s opponents.|
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 9:28:40 PM - SOURCE: Burlington County Times
|Firefighters battle multi-alarm fires in New Brunswick, Perth Amboy|
|Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:02:26 -0700|
|Firefighters in New Brunswick and Perth Amboy battled multi-alarm fires involving adjacent homes Friday.
New Brunswick firefighters fought a house fire that spread to two adjacent homes, while in Perth Amboy firefighters battled a blaze involving two Sutton Street homes while mutual aid responded to a car fire.|
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 2:02:26 PM - SOURCE: MyCentralJersey.com
|More cuts to NJ pensions and health benefits? Not so fast, says Governor|
|Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:24:52 -0700|
|Senate President Stephen Sweeney's plan to wring savings out of government is also putting the squeeze on Gov. Phil Murphy.
Emboldened after out-dueling Murphy in last month's budget drama, the Gloucester County Democrat says he wants to enlist the governor as his "partner" in this smaller-, smarter-government enterprise.|
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 5:24:52 AM - SOURCE: Asbury Park Press
|Firefighters battle 5-alarm blaze in Union City|
|Fri, 13 Jul 2018 06:37:11 -0700|
|Firefighters are working to quell a five-alarm blaze in Union City this morning, which has sent at least one person to the hospital.
The fire is in a three-story residential building on 25th Street between Bergenline and New York avenues.
Freelance photographer Joe Shine, who is at the scene, said EMS was transporting a victim to the hospital, while at least two firefighters are being treated for smoke inhalation.|
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 6:37:11 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
|Ocean City's Junior Firefighters Program wraps up its 9th year|
|Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:36:49 -0700|
|The Ocean City Fire Department's annual Junior Firefighters Program wrapped up its ninth year to the sound of laughter and excited cheers for pizza.
The program, takes place over four days and began Monday, shows children what it's like to be a firefighter.
This year, children learned how to rappel and even ventured into a "smoke room," which simulated the situations firefighters often face.|
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2018 11:36:49 AM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City