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					   Page 10                      Thursday, January 17, 2008                                                  The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains – Fanwood TIMES                                                        A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

          Former Township Clerk
                                                                                                                               POLICE BLOTTER
           Reidy Recalled Fondly
              By FRED T. ROSSI                             position.” In the late 1960s, state of-                           Westfield                     Tuesday, January 8, a Summit Road
Specially Written for The Times of Scotch Plains-Fanwood
                                                           ficials decided the municipal clerk                 Sunday, January 6, an employee of a      resident reported that she received a
   SCOTCH PLAINS — She was                                 should not be an elected position, so            business on the 200 block of East Broad     letter from a credit card company of
called “the most popular person in                         Miss Reidy was appointed to the post             Street reported that someone defaced        balance transfers in the amounts of
Scotch Plains” by Township Man-                            that she held for the following 20               with red ink graffiti the wall and ground   $9,900 and $9,500 to a credit card and
ager Thomas Atkins. Helen Reidy,                           years.                                           just outside the front door of the busi-    a department store card, respectively,
who died last month, served as town-                          “She loved people,” Mrs. Riepe told           ness.                                       in her name. The victim said she did not
ship clerk for 28 years and for the first                  The Times. “She always said she missed              Sunday, January 6, a Tinton Falls        have credit cards with either company.
                                                                                                            resident reported the theft of her Louis    The victim notified the major credit
part of her tenure, her position was                       the people when she retired” in 1987.            Vuitton wallet and its contents from the    bureaus. The detective bureau is inves-
subject to the will of the voters, who                     “And she loved animals.”                         counter of a business on the 300 block      tigating.
re-elected her starting in 1959 by                            Mr. Atkins said Miss Reidy and                of South Avenue, East. The wallet con-         Thursday, January 10, three juve-
large margins.                                             Mrs. Riepe “were doing tons of stuff”            tained her driver’s license, $500 in cash   niles were arrested and charged with
   “She was the biggest vote-getter in                     back in the 1950s and 1960s when                 and assorted credit cards.                  being under the influence and in pos-
town,” said Barbara Riepe, who                             Scotch Plains’ population grew to                   Monday, January 7, Branden               session of marijuana following a com-
worked with Miss Reidy for 30 years                        22,000 by 1970. In those days, he said,          Gassmann, 23, of Winfield Park was          plaint of a suspicious vehicle on Out-
before succeeding her as clerk in 1987.                    “the clerk took care of people” and              arrested at the Linden Police Depart-       look Drive, West. Police found an enve-
                                                                                                            ment on a Westfield criminal warrant.       lope of marijuana and a blunt cigar,                                                  Benjamin Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times
   Miss Reidy began working for                            their varying needs since the clerk’s                                                                                                      NABBED...Escaped convict from the Union County Jail in Elizabeth, Otis Blunt,
Scotch Plains in 1947, and Mr. Atkins                      office was one of the few municipal              He was released after posting $195          which was bagged for evidence. The
                                                                                                            bail.                                       juveniles were released to their par-         is locked up at the high security Union County Police Headquarters in Westfield
told The Scotch Plains-Fanwood                             offices that was open full-time.                                                                                                           last Thursday after being captured in Mexico City last Tuesday through the
Times that the township and its gov-                          The municipal building back then                 Monday, January 7, Scott Callender,      ents.                                         efforts of an international manhunt.
ernment were far different from to-                        was located next to the existing build-          21, of Westfield was arrested at               Monday, January 14, a Darby Lane
day. The population in the immediate                       ing, and Mrs. Riepe recalled Miss                Westfield police headquarters on a          resident reported her wallet was miss-
                                                                                                            Westfield motor vehicle warrant. He         ing. She reported that the wallet con-
post-World War II years was only
several thousand and the township
                                                           Reidy shouting requests or questions
                                                           out an open window across to another             was released after posting $175 bail.
                                                                                                               Monday, January 7, Gordon Novak,
                                                                                                                                                        tained $40 in cash, credit cards, her
                                                                                                                                                        driver’s license, Social Security card
                                                                                                                                                                                                          SPF Education Officials
government was smaller, which meant                        municipal office. And both Mr. Atkins            44, of Westfield was arrested on the 400    and personal items.
that Miss Reidy and one or two other
women served as the clerical staff for
                                                           and Mrs. Riepe recalled the state of
                                                           Miss Reidy’s desk, which often had
                                                                                                            block of Codding Road on a no-bail
                                                                                                            New Jersey wanted person fugitive war-
                                                                                                                                                           Monday, January 14, an employee of
                                                                                                                                                        a Route 22 nursing home reported the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Concerned about State Aid
the entire municipal operation.                            “several large piles of papers on it,”           rant. He was turned over to the Union       theft of a 32-inch LG flat screen LCD                                         CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
   “She did a little of everything,” Mr.                   Mr. Atkins said. “But if you went in             County Sheriff’s Department.                TV. The TV was valued at $800.
Atkins said. Even though she worked                        and asked for a particular paper, she’d                                                                                                       Other districts that level in the sev-     the district.
                                                                                                               Monday, January 7, Derek Mogull,                          Garwood
for 12 years before being elected clerk                    be able to reach into the middle of a            24, of Scotch Plains was arrested on           Saturday, January 12, Sean Ferro,          enth grade include Cranford,                     Strauss-Esmay would make rec-
in 1959, “she knew the ins and outs of                     pile and know exactly where it was.”             two Westfield motor vehicle warrants        19, of Westfield was arrested on the 400      Millburn, New Providence and                  ommendations to the committee on
being clerk well before assuming the                          “She was one of a kind,” he said.             at Westfield police headquarters. He        block of Locust Avenue and charged            Westfield, officials said.                    these changes, but Mr. McFall said
                                                                                                            was released after posting $110 bail to     with underage consumption of alcohol.            The board approved a list of 38            the finished product of any new policy
                                                                                                            settle the two warrants.                    He was arrested after police discovered       courses that will be offered in the           or policy update would be the board’s.
                                                                                                               Monday, January 7, Michael Risberg,      him lying unresponsive on the ground          2008 Creative Summer Workshop, as                “We’re not accepting anyone else’s
                                                                                                            19, of Westfield was arrested on a          near a tree. With the assistance of po-       well as four band programs offered            policy,” he said. “This is our policy.”
                                                                                                            Westfield motor vehicle warrant at          lice he slowly came around. Police de-        through the workshop’s Music                     Board member Rob O’Connor said
                                                                                                            Westfield police headquarters. He was       tected a strong odor of alcohol on his        School.                                       the board’s facilities committee would
                                                                                                            released after posting $175 bail.           breath. Ferro was transported to police          The course offerings include “Pup-         conduct a site visit to Terrill Middle
                                                                                                               Thursday, January 10, Alfonso            headquarters where he was released to         petry,” “Budding Fashion Designers,”          School in the upcoming week as the
                                                                                                            Willock, 33, of Flushing, N.Y. was ar-      a family member pending a municipal           “Yoga for Youth,” “Microwave Cook-            first step before presenting a proposal
                                                                                                            rested on outstanding traffic warrants      court date.                                   ing,” “Social Skills and Decision             to the board regarding the school’s
                                                                                                            from Secaucus and Newark, with bail            Sunday, January 13, Brendan Stark,         Making” and “Globe Trotters.” The             current over-capacity status.
                                                                   Kathy Marques for The Westfield Leader   amounts of $250 and $200, respec-           20, of Cranford was arrested and              courses offered are dependent upon               “We are taking a careful, slow ap-
ONE FOR THE AGES...Developer James Ward has proposed to take the former                                     tively, following a motor vehicle stop at   charged with underage consumption of
St. Anne’s School, below, and transform it into the age-restricted “Manor,” above.                          Central Avenue and Cacciola Place. He       alcohol on the 100 block of South Av-         grade level and cater to younger stu-         proach,” he said. “We want to make
                                                                                                            was released after posting bail.            enue.                                         dents (“Kindergarten Express”) as             the right decision. It will have long-
                                                                                                               Friday, January 11, Susan Krause,           Police observed several individuals        well as older (“Don-Tre Professional          range effects.”
                                                                                                            59, of Westfield was arrested and           in a parking lot to a service station and     Driving School”).                                The next Scotch Plains-Fanwood
                                                                                                            charged with driving while intoxicated      stopped to investigate. While interview-         Ms. Nelson said it seemed this year        Board of Education regular public
                                                                                                            (DWI) after a motor vehicle stop at East    ing the individuals, police said they         the “offerings are growing.”                  meeting is Thursday, January 24. A
                                                                                                            Broad Street and Gallows Hill Road.         detected a strong odor of alcohol on             “It’s a nice balance this year,” she       roundtable discussion with the PTA
                                                                                                            She was released on her own recogni-        Stark’s breath. According to police,          said. “There are interesting choices.”        will be held on Monday, January 28.
                                                                                                            zance to a responsible individual.          Stark admitted to consuming five beers           The board received a $15,000 do-
                                                                                                               Saturday, January 12, Amanda             earlier. He was transported to police         nation from the Miles Hodsdon
                                                                                                            Bracuto, 20, of Kenilworth was arrested
                                                                                                            and charged with possession of less
                                                                                                                                                        headquarters and released to a family
                                                                                                                                                        member pending a municipal court date.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vernon Foundatiom, which will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                      used towards technology at Brunner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    County Super
                                                                                                            than 50 grams of suspected marijuana                         Fanwood
                                                                                                            and an outstanding Roselle Park traffic        Wednesday, January 9, Jamie V. Mer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Elementary School.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         During committee reports, board              Centuolo
 GW Planning Board Hears                                                                                    warrant with bail of $800, after a motor
                                                                                                            vehicle stop at South and Windsor Av-
                                                                                                            enues.
                                                                                                                                                        cer, 39, of Plainfield was arrested on
                                                                                                                                                        active warrants out of Scotch Plains,
                                                                                                                                                        Jersey City and Bulloch County, GA
                                                                                                                                                                                                      member Warren McFall said the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      board’s policy committee would add
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                                                                                                                                                        after a motor vehicle stop in the 50          a cyber-bullying component to its Ha-         how boards of education can increase
 St. Anne’s ‘Manor’ Proposal                                                                                   She was released on her own recog-
                                                                                                            nizance on the warrant per Roselle Park
                                                                                                            Municipal Court and issued a sum-
                                                                                                                                                        block of South Avenue.
                                                                                                                                                           Wednesday, January 9, William R.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      rassment, Intimidation and Bullying
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Policy. Thomas Beese, director of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    shared services.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       BOE President Norman Trip
           By KATHY MARQUES                                also step down in order to avoid any             mons on the marijuana possession            Myers, 51, of Plainfield was arrested         special services, explained that if the       Whitehouse told The Times, “The
       Specially Written for The Westfield Leader                                                                                                                                                     bullying “comes into the school,” the
                                                           conflicts of interest.                           charge prior to being released.             on an outstanding Plainfield warrant                                                        budget formula, in terms of state-aid,
   GARWOOD — James Ward of Ward                               “When in doubt, step out,” he said.              Saturday, January 12, a resident of      after a motor vehicle stop on Terrill         administration would be able to take          ‘looks terrific on paper.’ As opposed
and O’Donnell Management presented                            Eventually, three board members               the 1400 block of Boynton Avenue re-        Road.                                         disciplinary action. “This is serious         to Westfield’s 2 percent, Scotch Plains
his development proposal for knocking                      stepped down, with board member Will-            ported that the motor vehicle he had           Wednesday, January 9, Richard J.           cyber bullying that has to be dis-            will see a 10 percent bump, or roughly
down the former St. Anne’s School and                      iam Nierstedt voluntarily removing him-          borrowed from a family member was           Harden, 54, of Plainfield was arrested        closed to us,” he said.                       $400,000.” However, Mr. Whitehouse
constructing “The Manor at St.                             self because he served as a church board         damaged while parked in the roadway         on an outstanding Fanwood warrant
Anne’s,”during Garwood’s January 9                         member. The church still owns the school.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         “In this new age of technology and         cautioned, “things always look better
planning board meeting.
                                                                                                            outside his home. The driver’s side win-    after a field investigation.                  bullying through the Internet, our            on paper.” He said approximately
                                                              Councilwoman Villaggio told The               dow was smashed.                               Thursday, January 10, William A.
   Mr. Ward proposed to build an age-                      Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times she wanted                                                                                                     policy has to be in compliance to             $300,000 would be returned in the
restricted (55 and above), 47-unit, three-                 to “clear up rumors,” she claimed that              Saturday, January 12, a resident of      Reid, 22, of Plainfield was arrested on       cover those unfortunate opportuni-            form of property-tax relief but noted,
story condominum complex.                                  resident Bruce Paterson was spreading.           the 300 block of Roger Avenue re-           an outstanding Plainfield warrant after       ties that could take place after school       “we’ll take any increase we can get.”
   “I would love to build this beautiful                      She said, “The mayor and I did not            ported the passenger side window on         a motor vehicle stop on North Avenue.         hours,” Superintendent of Schools                He said the meeting focused on
complex and sell [the units] at a low rate                 accept any money (campaign contribu-             his motor vehicle was smashed while         According to police, he was also              Margaret Hayes said.
                                                                                                            the vehicle was parked in his driveway.     charged with obstruction of justice af-                                                     “collaboration” and districts “bond-
to residents. I think this would enhance                   tions) from Mr. Ward’s law firm. People                                                                                                       “I love that we are addressing this        ing together” to save money. When
the town’s appearance while generating                     are saying that this is the reason why we           Saturday, January 12, Bernard P.         ter providing police with false informa-
                                                                                                            Burns, 26, of Phillipsburg was arrested     tion. He was processed and turned over        issue,” Ms. Slocum said. “I think it’s        asked if Scotch Plains was prepared
over $400,000 a year in tax revenue for                    have to sit out, and that’s not true. You
Garwood,” Mr. Ward said to the more                        heard the lawyer; by law, we can’t sit on        on the 500 block of Rahway Avenue on        to the Plainfield Police Department,          very helpful, and it’s a great idea.”         to assume students from other dis-
than 60 residents present at the meeting.                  this appeal.”                                    a Pohatcong motor vehicle warrant af-       authorities said.                                At its Thursday, January 24, the           tricts, such as Elizabeth, he said, “Fa-
   Mr. Ward’s attorney, Glenn Kienz,                          State Senator Raymond Lesniak of              ter being stopped on the 500 block of          Thursday, January 10, Lori E.              board will vote on a contract with            cility-wise, no.”
from Weiner Lesniak, LLP, asked board                      Elizabeth (LD-20), a Democrat, is a se-          Rahway Avenue for a motor vehicle           Armour, 48, of Plainfield was arrested        Strauss-Esmay Associates that would              He termed the middle schools to be
members Mayor Dennis McCarthy and                          nior partner with Weiner Lesniak.                violation. He was released after posting    on an outstanding East Windsor war-           provide services for policy updates.          “at capacity” and said “we don’t have
Councilwoman Kathleen Villaggio to step                       Mr. Ward said if the board doesn’t            $190 bail.                                  rant after a motor vehicle stop on Terrill    Mr. McFall said Strauss-Esmay would           the facilities for our own students,” a
down from the appeal hearing.                              approve the project, “I’ll eventually do                       Mountainside                  Road.                                         provide information regarding nec-            problem he sees as “fairly widespread
   He said since Mr. Ward is requesting a                  something with the property. I do have an           Tuesday, January 1, Darrell Benford,        Friday, January 11, Salvatore              essary updates or changes to current          throughout the county.”
use variance, state law forbids elected                    interest in this project but don’t have a        24, of Plainfield was arrested on an        Savatteri, 58, of Scotch Plains was ar-       policies, as well as information on              The Union County School Boards
officials on the planning board to vote on                 ‘Plan B’ at this time.”                          outstanding warrant from Mountainside       rested on an outstanding Clark warrant
the appeal. Mr. Kienz also asked all board                    Planning board member Robert Scherer
                                                                                                                                                                                                      new policies that may be of value to          Association sponsored this program.
                                                                                                            for $250 and a warrant out of Spring-       after a motor vehicle stop on LaGrande
members who worship at St. Anne’s to                       questioned Mr. Ward as to why he hasn’t          field for $1,000.                           Avenue.
                                                           purchased the building yet. “Why no clos-           Tuesday, January 1, staff at a Route        Sometime between 9:30 p.m. on Fri-
                                                           ing date?” he asked. “Is it so you can           22 theater reported finding the wallet      day, January 11, and 9:30 p.m. on Sat-
                                                           avoid paying taxes?”
      Deer Hunt                                               Mr. Ward replied, “No reason. It’s in
                                                           limbo right now. No one wants to pay
                                                                                                            belonging to the daughter of a Newark
                                                                                                            firefighter. Police contacted the owner.
                                                                                                               Wednesday, January 2 Roy Bryan,
                                                                                                                                                        urday, January 12, a resident of Tilloson
                                                                                                                                                        Road reported that someone entered
                                                                                                                                                        his unlocked vehicle while it was parked
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                                                           taxes on something they’re not construct-
                                                           ing on yet.”                                     49, of Plainfield, was arrested for driv-   in his driveway and attempted to steal
which involves the use of sharpshoot-                                                                       ing with a suspended license after be-      the vehicle by tampering with the igni-
ers in the reservation for several days,                      Mr. Nierstedt asked whether the Arch-
                                                           diocese of Newark has given its consent          ing stopped by police on Route 22 at        tion switch. According to police, the
seeks to reduce the deer herd from the                                                                      Lawrence Avenue for having passen-          attempt was unsuccessful.
                                                           to the project, to which Mr. Kienz said,
more than 100 per square mile counted                      “There is no corporate disclosure for a          ger license plates on a commercial ve-         Saturday, January 12, sometime be-
in late 2005 to about 20 per square                        church. It goes to Rome. They’re bigger          hicle. He was given a Thursday, Janu-       tween 11 and 11:30 p.m. a resident of
mile.                                                      than us.” Mr. Kienz said he had a copy of        ary 17 municipal court date.                Oakridge Road reported that someone
   In other business, Councilwoman                         a consent agreement and would submit it             Thursday, January 3, Amirah Brack,       stole his red, four-door 2004 Hyundai
Nancy Malool said a meeting “to                            to the board.                                    21, of Plainfield was arrested by the       while it was parked unlocked in his
gauge the public’s opinion and to                             According to the applicant, the units         Fanwood Police Department and turned        driveway with the keys in the ignition.
provide information” about the pos-                        would be sold to Garwood residents at            over to Mountainside on an outstand-           Sunday, January 13, James H. Gor-
sible establishment of a Special Im-                       $350,000 – or what ever the market value         ing warrant of $165.                        don, 39, of Plainfield was arrested on an
provement District (SID) in the down-                      is at the time of sale – and sold to “non-          Friday, January 4, a Whippoorwill Way    outstanding Maplewood warrant after a
                                                           residents at $100,000 over cost.”                resident reported that he lost his New      motor vehicle stop on Terrill Road.
town business district will be held on                        “Non-residents will pay a higher price,
January 28. The 7 p.m. meeting, which                                                                       Jersey driver’s license while fllying          Monday, January 14, Samira R.
                                                           that I will guarantee,” Mr. Ward said.           through O’Hare Airport in Chicago last      Jones, 32, of Scotch Plains was ar-
will be held at Scotch Hills Country                          Mr. Ward’s representatives said a deed        month.                                      rested on an outstanding Newark war-
Club, is open to the public, Mrs.                          restriction would be placed on buyers to            Sunday, January 6, Jacqueline            rant after a motor vehicle stop on Pleas-
Malool said.                                               prevent a breech of condominium-asso-            Crowell, 23, of Mountainside was ar-        ant Avenue.
   Downtown business and property                          ciation rules should units be sold or leased     rested for DWI over her car ran off the                    Scotch Plains
owners will receive formal notifica-                       to anyone below 55.                              road at Sunny Slope Drive and Summit           Friday, January 11, an employee at a       FAMILY LEGACY…Vincent Losavio, Jr. (right) joins John’s Meat Market in
tion of the meeting via mail within                           The building proposed would be 35                                                                                                       Scotch Plains to continue his grandfather’s legacy in the longest, continuous
                                                           feet in height — higher than the current         Road. Police reported the woman’s two       Terrill Road business reported that some-     business in the township. Mr. Losavio attended Seton Hall University and now
the next week, she said, saying some                                                                        children were in the car at the time. Her   one hit his vehicle and then left the scene
                                                           school building. The proposal will also                                                                                                    works alongside family members in the 69-year-old business. Vincent Losavio, Jr.
owners not located in the downtown                         include 94 underground parking spaces.           mother was contacted to take care of        without reporting the accident.               is pictured above with his grandfather years ago.
area may receive letters as well.                             Residents who attended the meeting            the children.                                  Friday, January 11, Khyrie Jenkins,
   “Getting a letter,” Mrs. Malool said,                   said traffic congestion in the area was a           Crowell was also charged with re-        22, of Plainfield was arrested for an
                                                                                                            fusal to submit to a breath test and        outstanding warrant after a motor ve-
referring specifically to those not lo-
cated in the immediate downtown
district, “doesn’t mean you’ll be in a
                                                           concern.
                                                              Elizabeth Dolan, a traffic engineer hired
                                                           by the developer, conducted a one-day
                                                                                                            careless driving, police said.
                                                                                                               Monday, January 7, a Kings Court
                                                                                                                                                        hicle stop.
                                                                                                                                                           Saturday, January 12, a resident of
                                                                                                                                                                                                         UC Jail Escapees Blunt,
                                                                                                            resident came to police headquarters to     Montague Avenue reported that some-
SID, but it’s a possibility” if the SID’s
parameters are ultimately broadened.
                                                           traffic survey during a weekday in No-
                                                           vember. She said, “We found during the
                                                           peak hours of 7 to 9 a.m. and 4:45 to 5:45
                                                                                                            report a missing silver Olympus digital
                                                                                                            camera. The victim said he last had the
                                                                                                                                                        one entered his unlocked vehicle and
                                                                                                                                                        removed cash and CDs valued at ap-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Espinosa Returned to Prison
   The council also introduced an or-
                                                           p.m., there were 200 cars traveling on           camera while at Webster Hall in New         proximately $160.                                                             CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
dinance that will, according to Coun-                      Cedar Street and 600 on Walnut Street,           York City on New Year’s Day. The               Saturday, January 12, a resident of
cilman Jeffrey Strauss, “codify” an                                                                                                                                                                   have their meals delivered to their cells.       The Rev. Al Sharpton, who said he
                                                           due to two-way traffic... below signifi-         camera is valued at $375.                   Cook Avenue reported that someone                According to TV’s “America’s               was helping to arrange Blunt’s sur-
informal parking arrangement that                          cant traffic areas such as North Avenue.            Monday, January 7, a Sheffield           entered his unlocked vehicle and re-
has been in effect for several years at                    This is not a level that would deteriorate                                                                                                 Most Wanted,” it was not known if             render after being contacted by a
                                                                                                            Street business owner reported that         moved a global positioning system             nearby trains obscured the banging            friend of Blunt’s, said the Union
Green Forest Park. Under the ordi-                         the trip area.”                                  his Chevrolet truck was burglarized.        (GPS) valued at approximately $250.
nance, which will be voted on at the                          Mr. Scherer asked how the garbage             Police said the right center tool com-         Saturday, January 12, Kyle                 noise from jail guards.                       County prosecutor “had a lot of ex-
council’s Monday, January 28 meet-                         removal would be handled. “The resi-             partment door of the vehicle was pryed      McLean, 27, of Willingsboro was ar-              The basement apartment on a Sum-           plaining to do” about the escape.
ing, 28 parking spots would be for-                        dents of Garwood are frugal and already          open and that work tools were stolen.       rested for an outstanding warrant af-         mer Street in Elizabeth where Espinosa           In response, Mr. Romankow said,
mally designated for use by high-                          pay enough in taxes. We want no sur-             The victim said he would review sur-        ter being stopped for a motor vehicle         was hiding out was charred by fire on         “Obviously, the Rev. Sharpton knows
                                                           prises,” he said.                                veillance tapes and contact the detec-      violation.                                    Sunday. Fire officials have said the          less about Union County than he
school students between 8 a.m. and 2                          The developer said the $198-per-
p.m.                                                                                                        tive bureau.                                   Saturday, January 12 a resident of         blaze may have been intentionally set.        knows about capturing dangerous
                                                           month, per-unit maintenance fee would                                                                                                         This development follows the Janu-         escapees. If he had his facts straight,
   The council also passed a resolu-                       cover the garbage-removal cost. The wa-             Tuesday, January 8, a Wyoming Drive      Union Avenue reported that someone
tion approving the purchase of nearly                      ter bill would go to the management com-         resident reported that he received a        entered his unlocked vehicle and re-          ary 2 suicide of jail guard Rudolph           he would know that my office does
$30,000 worth of furniture for the                         pany, which Mr. Ward also operates.              letter from a Publisher’s Gaming Co.        moved approximately $40.                      Zurick, 40, of South Amboy who was            not oversee the jail in any way. In fact,
police department’s new offices that                          “I can put it in writing; the [borough] of    saying he had won a million dollars. A         Sunday, January 13, Willie Pena, 32,       the corrections officer named in a            we are the agency investigating the
will be located on the new second                          Garwood will not pay for garbage removal.        check for $4,835 was included. The          of New York, NY was arrested and              note left by the Espinosa and Blunt.          escapes.”
                                                           I am a man of my word. The [Scotch Plains-       resident was instructed to send a money     charged with DWI. According to po-            “Thank you officer for the tools                 Bail for Espinosa has been set at
floor of the municipal building.                                                                            order for $2,500 to a Walmart in Canada.    lice, Pena was involved in a motor
   At the start of its meeting, the coun-                  Fanwood Times] editor recently [pub-                                                                                                       needed. You’re a real pal. Happy holi-        $750,000 for the escape charge.
                                                           lished] a letter about how reputable I am,”      He cashed the check and contacted the       vehicle accident at which time officers       days,” the note read. Mr. Zurick was          Blunt’s bail was set at $300,000 for
cil welcomed Miss New Jersey, Amy                          Mr. Ward said.                                   company to arrange delivery of the          smelled a strong odor of alcohol. Pena
Polumbo, who will be representing                                                                                                                                                                     to have been interviewed by authori-          the escape and $550,00 set for the
                                                              Mr. Ward’s application will continue          prize before contacting poliice..           was transported to headquarters where
the state in the Saturday, January 26                      at a public meeting on Wednesday, Janu-             Police said this is a “classic money     he was processed and released with a          ties on the jailbreak the day he took         pending robbery and weapons
Miss America pageant in Las Vegas.                         ary 30, at Lincoln School at 7:45 p.m.           scam.”                                      summons, police said.                         his life.                                     charges.

				
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