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Reminder: Turn In Unwanted Guns at Union County Gun Buyback Event

October 21, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that they can anonymously turn in unwanted guns in their possession at either of two locations on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The two locations are the Macedonia Baptist Church at 1251 Fairmount Avenue in Elizabeth and the Visions of God Family Worship Church at 350 Leland Avenue in Plainfield.

Residents ...

Early Morning Crash in Union Could Have Lingering Effect on Route 22 East

UNION, NJ – Union police and firefighters responded to an overturned car on Route 22 early Sunday morning.

According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, a car rolled over in the vicinity of 2650 Route 22 east, near the Applebee’s entrance at about 3:00 a.m. The driver was out of the car when emergency personnel arrived and sustained minor injuries.

Two utility poles on Route ...

Early Morning Crash in Union Could Have Lingering Effect on Route 22 East

UNION, NJ – Union police and firefighters responded to an overturned car on Route 22 early Sunday morning.

According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, a car rolled over in the vicinity of 2650 Route 22 east, near the Applebee’s entrance at about 3:00 a.m. The driver was out of the car when emergency personnel arrived and sustained minor injuries.

Two utility poles on Route ...

Intruder Sends Union County Vo-Tech Schools on Lockdown Friday; Students Got Threatening Texts, Authorities Say

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex. 

Located on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, the VoTech school district is comprised of Academy for Allied Health ...

Intruder Sends Union County Vo-Tech Schools on Lockdown Friday; Students Got Threatening Texts, Authorities Say

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex. 

Located on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, the VoTech school district is comprised of Academy for Allied Health ...

Elizabeth Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth woman has been charged with animal cruelty for neglecting two of her pet dogs before recently surrendering them to a local shelter, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday. 

Maritza Acevedo, 45, is charged with two counts of fourth-degree animal cruelty. 

On Thursday, September 27, Acevedo turned over a pair of ...

One Suspect Nabbed, One on the Loose After Home Depot Robbery

UNION, NJ – A shoplifting incident at the Home Depot on Route 22 turned into a wild foot pursuit and search for an armed suspect through the swamp and woods near Kawameeh Middle School Tuesday evening.  The search required the assistance of a Union County K-9 unit, the County Police and a State Police helicopter team.

Union police report that at just after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, two ...

Intruder Sends Union County Vo-Tech Schools on Lockdown Friday; Students Got Threatening Texts, Authorities Say

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex. 

Located on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, the VoTech school district is comprised of Academy for Allied Health ...

Union County Vo-Tech Schools Went Into Lockdown on Friday After Unidentified Intruder Admits Carrying Knife

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex. Located on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, the VoTech school district is comprised of Academy for Allied Health Services, ...

Plainfield Music Store to Close

PLAINFIELD, NJ — An institution in Union County, the Plainfield Music Store has announced that it will be closing its doors for good. The last day of business will be Saturday, Oct. 27.

Founded in 1951 and currently owned by Plainfield local Victoria Griswold, a classically trained pianist, the store has offered a vast archive of sheet music from many publishers, and has been a ...

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