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Missing NJ Baby Found After Amber Alert Issued, State Police Say

May 10, 2021

Updated at 3:51 p.m.

NEW JERSEY — Following an Amber alert issued Monday, authorities have found an infant reported missing, state police said.

"Chinna Payne, a 2-week-old baby girl, of East Orange, N.J. has been safely located," state police said in a Facebook post.

Police had said the child last seen in East Orange with a 27-year-old man.

Weighting 7 ...

Clark Police Seeking Applicants for Crossing Guards

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Police Department announced via social media they are accepting applications for crossing guards.

The position would include approximately 15 hours per week helping children cross roadways at different  locations around town according to police.   All equipment and training is provided.  The position pays $17.10 per hour.  

Anyone interested in ...

Clark Police Seeking Residents’ Help After String of Car Burglaries

CLARK, NJ - Clark Police are requesting help from residents in the local streets off of Westfield Avenue close to Town Hall after a string of car burglaries Tuesday evening.

Officials are asking residents to check their home security footage for any activity which can be of help to police in identifying the perpetrators. 

Police are urging the public to lock their car doors ...

New State Data Reveals Number of Police Use-Of-Force Incidents in Clark

CLARK, NJ - Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from Clark, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted Tuesday.

The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October through February as part of a “beta” test dashboard created by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. The data includes ...

Two-Vehicle Crash at Madison Hill and Cornell Sends Driver to Hospital Friday Night

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Fire Department was called to the scene of an accident with a possible entrapment at Madison Hill Road and Cornell Drive at 9:58 p.m. Friday night. 

Upon arrival, crews found a two-vehicle crash with one car on its side and the other with heavy rear-end damage. Both drivers were able to get out of their vehicles.  The driver of the car on its side was ...

Clark Police Release Details of Sentencing for 78-Year-Old Driver in October Hit-and-Run Fatality

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Police Department announced via social media Wednesday that sentencing was completed for Thiruvenk Srinivasan, the driver in the hit-and-run that resulted in the death of 82-year-old James B. Leinbach last October.

Police said Srinivasan, 78, of Edison was sentenced to probation for three years and will make restitution for funeral expenses to Leinbach’s ...

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Union County Expanding Regional Dispatch Center

May 8, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will expand its Emergency Services Regional Dispatch Center in Westfield, allowing more towns the option to use its services for fire, EMS, mutual aid and first responders. 

At Thursday’s virtual Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners awarded a $3.28 million contract to H&S Construction and Mechanical Inc., of Elizabeth, for ...

Advocates Call on Justice Department to Investigate Union County Jail Closure

UNION COUNTY, NJ — While Union County enters into a five-year agreement to send the inmates from the county jail in Elizabeth to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, Elizabeth-based activist Salaam Ismial says the fight to challenge the move is not over.

His organization, the National United Youth Council Inc., submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and Civil ...

Loss of Human Rights Activist Janice Caren Lilien Felt Across Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ -  Human rights leader Janice Caren Lilien, age 71, died peacefully in her home on May 3 after a long battle with lymphoma. She was a very active citizen of Union County, holding multiple leadership roles with human service organizations, according to her obituary posted by The Star-Ledger. 

Lilien served as the CEO for the Girl Scouts of Greater Essex and ...

RWJ Rahway Opens Newly Renovated Medical/Surgical Unit

May 11, 2021

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway opened its newly renovated 3E with a host of patient-focused amenities that include a family lounge and nourishment station for visitors, flat screen TVs in each room, large bathrooms and in-room work stations for the clinical staff to keep them close to the bedside.  

The new unit, whose renovation was halted during the Covid-19 ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Police Investigating Report of Attempted Sexual Assault on Glenside Ave.

May 11, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reports that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unknown actor posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania.

The driver, described as a white male with a beard, reportedly exited Rt. 78, stopping on Glenside Avenue. The victim was able to escape from the vehicle ...

Somerset Patriots Owner Steve Kalafer, 71, Dies; Philanthropist, Businessman, Friend to All

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from cancer at the age of 71.

A devout family man, he is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two sons ...

NJ High School Students Hold Stop Asian Hate Rally in Union County

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A series of attacks against Asian Americans nationwide has spawned a movement to "Stop Asian Hate" in communities all across the country. About 100 people attended a rally on Saturday, April 17, that was organized by Rutgers Preparatory School’s Global Outreach Club. The event began with a moment of silence in honor of victims of racist ...

Reflecting on my First Four Months in Office

May 5, 2021

I am just as excited today as I was in late November when I learned my election to the Garwood Borough Council was certified by the Board of Elections.  I bring this excitement to every meeting and assignment!

This year I am serving as Chair of the Building & Grounds Committee, which to the outside observer may seem like an easy job.  I quickly learned this was not the ...

Sayreville's Brandon Bielak, Saint Joseph HS Grad, Pitches Against the Yankees

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Brandon Bielak, a Sayreville native who played his high school baseball at St. Joseph High School (Metuchen), took the mound for the Houston Astros against the Yankees Tuesday evening in a hostile Yankee Stadium, where fans released their anger over Houston's sign-stealing scandal became public following the 2019 ALCS.

Bielak had the thrill of ...