Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson was given five traffic citations on one day in July, all written by the president of the union representing township police officers. That fact alone might not be newsworthy -- but the fact that the mayor has been embroiled in a bitter fight with her police chief, and that the union president has been one of the chief's vocal supporters, has raised eyebrows. NJ.com reports the mayor wouldn't comment.
LATEST 'FISH KILL' ALONG JERSEY SHORE WASHES UP IN ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS
Thousands of dead fish washed up in a marina in Atlantic Highlands over the weekend, the latest in a series of "fish kills" along the Jersey Shore, the Asbury Park Press reports. The state Department of Environmental Protection said over the past two weeks this has happened several times and usually results when predator fish chase large groups of fish from colder water into warmer water, where there is less dissolved oxygen.
NJ TRANSIT COP SAVES MAN FROM ONCOMING TRAIN
A New Jersey Transit police officer pulled a man off the tracks at Secaucus Junction Friday seconds before the man would have been hit by an oncoming train. The transit agency released video of the incident on Sunday, which shows the officer struggling with the man before he was able to pull him off the tracks, The Record reports.
NJ STATE POLICE STEPPING UP EFFORTS TO DIVERSIFY FORCE
The New Jersey State Police have been expanding efforts to diversifying recruits to the police force, New Jersey 101.5 reports. This includes expanding a recruitment division to from a unit to a full bureau.
MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS ALONG JERSEY SHORE THIS WEEK
Tropical disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean and periods of onshore winds early this week will create a beach hazard of potential rip currents along the Jersey Shore, NJ.com reports.