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Ever Wanted to Own Your Own Amusement Park? Bowcraft Rides Are for Sale

November 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets!

Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an online liquidation sale, you can purchase rides such as the Galleon, the Scrambler or ...

Union County's New Hot Spot: Ava's Kitchen & Bar

KENILWORTH - Tucked around a cozy corner just off the Boulevard in downtown Kenilworth lies a place that lives to meet all of your quality food and beverage needs

Ava’s Kitchen & Bar features a wood-burning brick oven that churns out thin crackly-crusted pizzas with a flavor and texture that is like no other. Along with its award-winning pizza, Ava's menu features ...

A Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Eastern Union County Towns for Thursday Afternoon/Evening

CRANFORD - As the first snow starts to fall in the Cranford area today, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Eastern Union County towns.

According to the Nation Weather Service in NY, wet snow is expected with snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour possible and winds gusting as high as 45 mph.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel ...

Shoplifters Caught and Charged After Fleeing Marshall's in Clark

CLARK, NJ - A shoplifting incident at Marshall's went awry on Tuesday night when two suspects accused of cutting security tags off merchandise were approached by security personnel in the store around 5 p.m.   

According to Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos, a female suspect pushed passed security and ran out of the store with a man suspected of shoplifting with her.  ...

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 ...

Vulgar, Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray-Painted onto Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began. 

Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly over social media, and members of the Jewish community were quick to condemn the ...

Details Emerge About Swastika Incident at Elementary School in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ – The boy who scrawled a swastika into a bathroom at Franklin Elementary School showed off the symbol of hate to three other youths, two of whom are Jewish, the parent of one of those students said Friday.

Nicole Damashek said the boy, who etched the symbol into a bathroom panel, led her fourth-grade son and two other students to the swastika on Wednesday. It is the second ...

Swastika Found Etched in Bathroom of Westfield’s Franklin Elementary School

WESTFIELD, NJ — Parents of Franklin Elementary School students learned Wednesday that a swastika was found etched on a panel in one of the school's restrooms that afternoon.

“You can imagine our serious disappointment when we found that a student had etched a swastika on a panel in one of our restrooms this afternoon. Before the end of the school day, a student did admit ...

Rahway River Mayors Council Proceeds on Flooding Plan

CRANFORD - The Rahway River Mayors Council announced the State of New Jersey's agreement to continue its work with the US Army Corps of Engineers to finalize a plan for upstream Rahway River storage to mitigate flooding in Millburn to Rahway. Additionally, the Congress in the 2019 fiscal year budget has included strong policy provisions that require the US ...

Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22nd

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. This event is free of charge and runs from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

“This is a wonderful way to celebrate the last days of warmer weather in our parks,” said Freeholder ...


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