UNION COUNTY NEWS
TOP STORIES

Elizabeth Police Detective Honored by City After Receiving Valor Award

June 29, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Police Detective Darin Williamson was off duty when one man in a group of five pulled a gun on him in an alley.

He would subdue the suspect with the gun until backup arrived. His heroics were honored at the 200 Club of Union County Valor Awards Luncheon in May and by the city council last night.

“It just feels like it is a blessing being honored by the city ...

Kenilworth Police Warn Against "Diversionary Theft" Following Burglary by Suspect Posing as Utility Worker

KENILWORTH, NJ – The Kenilworth Police Department is warning residents to take caution against diversionary thefts following the burglary of an elderly man by suspects dressed as employees of a water company.

According to Kenilworth Police Chief John Zimmerman, the incident occurred on June 24, when the suspect knocked on the victim’s door, identified himself as an employee of the ...

Union Police Arrest Irvington Man in Work Van Thefts

UNION, NJ – The investigation into the recent rash of motor vehicle thefts, beginning in November 2016 and specifically targeting work-type trucks and tools, has resulted in the arrest of an Irvington man.

Detectives arrested Yusef Dunbar, 44, at his home on Westervelt Place in Irvington.  He has been charged with 2nd degree theft and conspiracy.

According to Union police, ...

Union County Freeholders Approve Agreements on Oak Ridge Park Recreation Facilities, But Some Residents Object to Recreation Project Expansions

ELIZABETH, NJ—An amended shared services agreement with the Union County Improvement Authority and a use and maintenance agreement with Union County College, both having to do with the Oak Ridge Park Project, were unanimously approved by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday.

According to Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen of Springfield, the agreements would further ...

Flash Flood Warning in Effect for Cranford Area Monday Evening

WESTFIELD, NJ — The National Weather Service has declared a flash flood warning for Union County Monday from 4:51 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. 

A severe thunderstorm warning was also put into effect until 5:45 p.m.

Flash flooding was expected to begin quickly, according to the service, due to the heavy rain, particularly in areas where heavy rainfall has already ...

Trinitas Comprehensive Caner Center Host Annual “Survivors Day”

ELIZABETH, NJ – Cancer survivors, family and friends mingled with their care givers and physicians while celebrating “Survivors Day”. The annual event, held every June in the Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center located at 225 Williamson Street in Elizabeth mixes food, prizes, friendship and camaraderie between staff and those that have battled cancer or blood related ...

JCC Continues to Offer Its Making Music Happen Program, Thanks to Grant

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The JCC of Central NJ is one of 22 JCCs across North America to receive a grant from JCC Association (JCCA) of North America in honor of its 2017 Centennial Celebration. 

The grant has supported a monthly daytime program intended to connect participants with their Jewish roots through music. Genres such as klezmer, folk, jazz and tributes to Yiddish theater have ...

Super Volcanoes to Shakespeare, Union County 4-H Students Demonstrate Wide Range of Knowledge

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Students the Union County 4-H program traveled to New Brunswick last Saturday to participate in the annual statewide 4-H Public Speaking Contest at Rutgers University.

Each student spoke at length on a topic of their choice and were recognized with “Very Good,” “Excellent” and “Best in Room” awards.

Pictured from (left-right): James ...

Two Dead After Car Goes Off GSP into Rahway River

CLARK, NJ — Two people are dead after one-car crash on the Garden State Parkway Friday morning around 10:45 a.m. The names of the victims have not been released.

“The vehicle went off the road on the right-hand side and was submerged in water. The right two lanes of the parkway are closed for investigation and will be for some time,” Lt. Schafer of the New ...

Minuetto Music Festival Presents 'The Merry Widow" Beginning June 26

SUMMIT, NJ - The sixth annual Minuetto Music Festival, a production of The Continuo Arts Foundation, will take place the week of June 26-July 1..The Young Artist Red Carpet Showcase , by invitation only, will take place June 29 at the Grand Summit Hotel, with the legendary lodge located at 570 Springfield Avenue serving as the event's title sponsor of the Festival. The Finale ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Cranford