A Lot To Grow Needs Volunteers

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

A Lot To GrowA Lot to Grow, Inc. — a community garden organization that grows chemical free vegetables and herbs for distribution to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and non- profit senior residences in suburban Essex County — is seeking volunteers.

The organization is headquartered in Glen Ridge with six garden sites throughout the county. Volunteers help with light garden maintenance, harvesting vegetables and delivering them to local food pantries. Those interested can email here.

 

 

 

Run in the Sunset Classic on Thursday Evening

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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On Thursday night, June 30, join other runners to celebrate the 28th running of The Sunset Classic.

The challenging and picturesque 5 mile USATF certified course begins at 6:30 pm and winds its way through Bloomfield and Glen Ridge ending with a stadium finish on the track at Foley Field/ The Sunset Classic also features the Mile Fun Run and Kids Sprints.

After the run, hot dogs, ice cream, and other summer treats will be waiting for you to enjoy. Plus, music and beer!

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Glen Ridge Crime: Pedestrian Struck in Crosswalk, Theft, Attempted Burglary, Arrest

BY  |  Monday, Jun 27, 2016 12:10pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 6/21/2016 @ 6:30 PM
Incident: Motor Vehicle Accident/Pedestrian Struck
Description:
On June 21st 2016, at 845AM, the Glen Ridge Police Department responded to the intersection of Ridgewood Avenue and Belleville Avenue for a pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, Officer’s met with the pedestrian who advised that while being crossed by the Glen Ridge Crossing Guard a vehicle made a left turn onto Belleville Avenue and struck her. The pedestrian suffered no injuries as a result of the accident. It was determined, through investigation, that the Crossing Guard was crossing the pedestrian in accordance with standard safety practices and had traffic stopped with his stop sign. The motorist proceeded through the crosswalk while the Crossing Guard had traffic stopped. The driver remained on scene during the investigation and was subsequently issued two motor vehicle summonses. Continue Reading

Glen Ridge Crime: Burglary, Theft, DUI Arrest

BY  |  Monday, Jun 20, 2016 10:55am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 6/15/2016 @ 12:30 PM
Incident: Burglary to Auto
Description:
Officer Michael High responded to the 500 block of Ridgewood Avenue where he met with the victim. The victim stated that his construction vehicle was entered during the evening hours and several tools were stolen. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Ryan Schwartz at 973-748-5400 x 119

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Glen Ridge Crime: Burglary, Suspicious Phone Calls, Arrest

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 6/8/2016 @ 12:15 PM
Incident: Fraud
Description:
Officer Wilk responded to High Street for a report of a fraud. The resident reported that he received notice from a cellular phone company requesting he return a device which was replaced. The resident advised that he did not request a new device. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Michael Medico at 973-748-5400 x 120 Continue Reading

Glen Ridge Crime: DUI, Theft, Car Burglary

BY  |  Monday, Jun 06, 2016 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 6/3/2016 @ 2:15 PM
Incident: Burglary to Auto
Description:
Officer Roberts responded to Watchung Avenue on a report of a party who was entering vehicles. Upon arrival the party had already fled the area. The actor was described as female riding a blue bicycle wearing a blue shirt. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Michael Medico at 973-748-5400 x 120

Date/Time: 5/31/2016 @ 8:52 PM
Incident: Fire Dispatch
Description:
Officers responded to 989 Bloomfield Avenue, The Smashburger, on a report of multiple employees who were not feeling well. Through investigation with the Fire Department and PSE&G it was determined that there was a small gas leak inside the building. The Glen Ridge Ambulance Squad responded and evaluated several patients. The building was evacuated and closed for business pending repairs and inspections.

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Glen Ridge Crime: Theft, Burglary, Arrests

BY  |  Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 12:22pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 5/24/2016 @ 3:00 PM
Incident: Theft
Description:
Officer Oliva responded to Bay Avenue where he met with the victim. The victim advised that a neighbor had located several packages at the corner of Bay and Essex Avenues, the packages had been opened and removed of the contents. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Michael Medico at 973-748-5400 x 120

Date/Time: 5/24/2016 @ 3:30PM
Incident: Theft
Description:
Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Bloomfield Avenue for a theft which had just occurred. The victim advised that a male had stolen currency from her and then fled towards Bloomfield Avenue. The male party was located and admitted to taking the currency. Mr. Giuseppe Forte, 69 years of age, of Glen Ridge was placed under arrest, transported to headquarters, charged and subsequently released. This matter has been referred to the Glen Ridge Municipal Court.

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Glen Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Squad Looking For a Few Good Men And Women

BY  |  Saturday, May 21, 2016 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Glen Ridge Volunteer Ambulance SquadThe Glen Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Squad is always there to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week and every day of the year. Now they need your help — they want YOU! GRVAS need people who will become drivers who are trained in house and EMTs to take a state course to learn vital medical information in order to provide basic life support. There are daytime and nighttime shifts to fill. They also need volunteers to help with daytime transports for residents who need assistance and an ambulance to get them to and from their medical appointments and/or drivers to take senior citizens to their medical appointments in a car.

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Glen Ridge Crime: DUI, Theft, Shoplifting, Robbery

BY  |  Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 5/14/2016 @ 8:10 PM
Incident: Theft
Description:
Officer Holley responded to the 100 block of Forest Avenue for a report of a theft of a bicycle. The caller advised that the bicycle was stolen sometime between 3PM and 7PM by an unknown actor. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Ryan Schwartz at 973-748-5400 x 119

Date/Time: 5/14/2016 @ 11:45PM
Incident: Driving Under the Influence
Description:
Sergeant Merritt Carr observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation on Linden Avenue. The vehicle was stopped on Carteret Street and during the investigation it was determined that driver, Mr. Pieterpau Brakel, 20 years of age of Glen Ridge, was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and consumption of alcohol by a person under the legal age. This matter has been turned over to the Glen Ridge Municipal Court.

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Glen Ridge Crime: Car Burglaries, Theft, Fraud

BY  |  Friday, May 13, 2016 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 5/3/2016 @ 5:45 AM
Incident: Stolen Vehicle
Description:
Officer Wilk responded to a Lincoln Street residence. Upon arriving he met with the caller who advised that sometime during the night an unknown person had stolen his vehicle. The vehicle was recovered a short time later in Newark and the Det. Bureau responded to process the vehicle for evidence. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Daniel Manley at 973-748-5400 x 115

Date/Time: 5/3/2016 @ 6:45 AM
Incident: Burglary to Auto
Description:
Officer Roberts responded to Douglas Avenue residence. Upon arriving he met with the caller who advised that sometime during the night an unknown person had entered his vehicle, however no items were taken. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Daniel Manley at 973-748-5400 x 115

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This story is far from over. Too many people know way too much. Just a matter of time before someone spills the beans. If I was investigating this, the smoking gun could be found by looking into the BOE's decision to "cast a wide net" investigation.

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