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Ridge Road closed 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today from Pike to Jauncey Ave.

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Ridge Road will be closed today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from the Belleville Turnpike to Jauncey Ave. for the funeral of Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago, the NAPD says. Limited local traffic may be permitted along Ridge Road up to Sunset Ave. at certain points, but the NAPD suggests motorists take alternate routes during this time frame to avoid any confusion.

Nutley police looking for missing 57-year-old man

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NUTLEY —

The Nutley Police Department seeks your help in locating a missing “at risk” person.

William Barthel, 57, is, 5’10″, 140 pounds, has brown eyes, brown hair and a scar on right side of neck. 

Barthel was last seen at 3 Adams Court, 2B, Nutley, on June 25. There is no clothing description available and no known possible destinations. It is not known if Barthel used any type of transportation. 

If you have information that can assist in helping safely locate Barthel, call 9-1-1 or contact the Nutley Police Department at (973) 284-4940.

UPDATE: Eva Simon, 14, of Nutley found safely

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NUTLEY —

The Nutley Police Department says 14-year-old Eva Simon has been found safely and unharmed. An investigation continues, police said.

‘Joshua’s Day’ is June 25 in North Arlington; proceeds from fundraiser will benefit 6-year-old’s medical costs

The North Arlington Woman’s Club is proclaiming Wednesday, June 25 to be “Joshua’s Day.” In March of this year, 6-year-old North Arlington resident Joshua Piperato was involved in an accident that resulted in the amputation of part of his leg. The North Arlington Woman’s Club is planning a fundraiser to help with any uncovered medical bills or treatments to help cover the unexpected costs his family faces due to his injury.

Participating businesses in our area will have a Joshua’s Day flyer displayed in their window. Simply mention “Joshua’s Day” and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the fundraiser. Please come out and show your support.

Any local organization or individual who wishes to participate is invited to send checks made payable to the N.A.W.’s Club, PO Box 7274, North Arlington, NJ 07032. In the memo, please write “Joshua’s Day.”

For more information, please call Christine at 201-577-1088.

Block Watch, Helping Hands meeting in Belleville is Thursday night at 7 at Senior Center


BELLEVILLE —

The Belleville Police Department and Mayor Ray Kimble invite the public to a “Block Watch Formation and Helping Hands” public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Belleville Senior Center, 125 Franklin Ave.

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ALERT: Schuyler Avenue closed southbound at Park Avenue in NA for gas leak

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NORTH ARLINGTON —

Schuyler Avenue is closed southbound at Park Avenue in North Arlington because of a gas leak, North Arlington police said in an email alert.

PSE&G crews are on scene, working to fix the issue, police said.

The closure will remain in effect until further notice.

We’ll update this story as soon as more information becomes available.

The intersection of Schuyler and Park avenues in North Arlington.

The intersection of Schuyler and Park avenues in North Arlington.

Video shows overturned ambulance in Lyndhurst

Many thanks to Steven Greco for allowing us to use his video. We’re grateful.

 

BREAKING: Ambulance involved in crash in Lyndhurst

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An ambulance was involved in a crash earlier today on Ridge Road, according to reports.

The ambulance was a Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad rig.

There were several injuries, according to reports, and one EMT had to be pulled from the ambulance to be rescued. None of the injuries are life threatening, according to the LPES’ Facebook page.

We’ll bring you more details as soon as they’re available.

Harrison police seek suspects in two armed robberies

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HARRISON –

Police are seeking suspects in two armed robberies that happened a little more than a half-hour apart in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 14, in Harrison.

Police said the first incident happened at about 12:30 a.m. at Cross St. and Davis Ave.

As a man and woman were walking to the front door of the woman’s residence, police said the male was pushed to the ground from behind by one suspect while a second tried to grab the woman’s bag. Police said the man wrestled with his attacker who hit him in the mouth with a black handgun while the apparent accomplice grabbed the bag and ran away.

Police said the first suspect also fled and both suspects entered a black SUV on Cross St. and drove away. Read more »