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Union Man Convicted on All Charges in 2013 Murder, Dismemberment of Cranford Girlfriend

October 19, 2017

UNION, NJ – A Union man was found guilty on all charges in the case of the murder and dismemberment of his girlfriend nearly four years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Wednesday.

The jury convicted Matthew Ballister III, 47, of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree desecration of human remains, third-degree hindering apprehension, and several ...

Cranford's Crane-Phillips House Museum to Participate in "Four Centuries in a Weekend"

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford’s Crane-Phillips House Museum will participate in Union County’s “Four Centuries in a Weekend” on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 22 from noon to 5 p.m.

In addition to touring the museum, known fondly as “the little house,” the Cranford Historical Society will invite tourists to celebrate its 90th ...

Cops Arrest 4 After Stolen Car Crashes Through Fence in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — UPDATED AT 12:15 p.m.

Around 7 a.m. Sunday morning, a stolen car left the roadway and crashed on the 1200 block of Central Avenue, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman. Four males excited the vehicle and fled on foot, he said.

Photos taken by the home's owner show that the car crashed through a fence and into the bushes.

The car was not being ...

Dog Found in Garwood

Found by a passerby driving on North Ave. in Garwood. No collar. If anyone in the surrounding area may know who this dog belongs to he is currently safe at Garwood Police Headquarters at 403 South Ave. in Garwood. Please call the police desk with any information at 908-789-1500.

 

26 Annual Women of Excellence Awards-Recognizing Women Who Are Making a Difference in Union County

Union County, NJ –Do you know a woman who has made a significant difference in the lives of Union County residents? Consider nominating her for the Annual Women of Excellence Awards.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 26 Annual Women of Excellence awards. The program honors women from all walks of life who make outstanding contributions to the quality of life in Union ...

BREAKING NEWS: Edison Police Involved In Fatal Pursuit

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Task Force is investigating a fatal car crash just after midnight on Woodlawn Avenue involving an Edison Police pursuit, officials said in a post on Twitter this morning.

Edison officials could not provide any further details on the pursuit and referred all questions to Union County.

Union County is expected to release more ...

Two Cranford Families win in Union County Scarecrow Building Contest

CRANFORD, NJ – Two Cranford families took home prizes in the scarecrow building contest at the 36th Annual Harvest Festival, sponsored by the county freeholders and the department of Parks and Recreation.

The Foluik family, Capasso sisters and the Chen family from Westfield won for their scarecrow creations during the contest at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside.

The ...

Union County Daughters of Ireland Raise More Than $3,500 with Cranford Bar Crawl

CRANFORD, NJ – Union County’s women of Irish descent are coming together to build relationships, network and raise money for young women of Irish heritage.

Two Clark women, Kate Mooney and Lori Connolly, teamed up last April to start the Union County Daughters of Ireland. They were inspired by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, a group of which Mooney’s father is a proud ...

Elizabeth Man Admits Distributing Child Pornography

ELIZABETH, N.J.– An Elizabeth man today admitted he used his home computer to distribute sexually explicit videos and images of children, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Thomas J. Leonard, 35, of Elizabeth, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Trenton federal court, charging him with one count of distributing child ...

Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert at Union County Performing Arts Center

RAHWAY, NJ-The Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert will be held at the Union County Performing Arts Center, featuring award-winning musical artists, on Saturday October 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the City of Rahway is sponsoring the show which features platinum-winning artists Pamela Long from Total and Aly-Us, gold-winning artists Ny’a and ...

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