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

September 7, 2018

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 ...

How Gallows Hill Road in Westfield Got Its Name

WESTFIELD, NJ — Ever wonder how Gallows Hill Road got its name? It has to do with a real Gallows Hill (though we’re not sure of its exact location), and the famed colonial execution of James Morgan.

“For many years, the tree on Scudder’s Farm was marked as to the location of the hanging,” Robert Wendel, an expert on Westfield history, said of ...

North Plainfield Homicide Suspects Fleeing to Mexico Captured in Texas

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two suspects wanted in connection with the Aug. 19 murder of  a North Plainfield man have been captured in Texas while trying to flee to Mexico, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Nelson Salomon Aquilar-Lopez, 20 and Gicsy Baleria Galindo-Acosta, 22, both of West Front Street, Plainfield, were arrested in Texas near the Louisiana ...

Hands-on Learning, Fun and Friends: Union County Students Can Join 4-H Clubs on September 21

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County 4-H Clubs are gearing up for a new season, and Union County students in grades 1-12 are invited to join their peers in a hands-on exploration of popular fields ranging from archery, cooking, and fashion to Lego robotics and other STEM subjects. Youths in their first year after graduating high school can also join.

To sign up for a club, meet the ...

Plainfield Man Arrested for Murder of His Three-Week-Old Child

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- A Plainfield man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of his three-week old son, Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday.

Tiray Summers, 38, of Plainfield, was charged in the death of his three-week old son, Trayvon Summers, who died on Sunday, July 22, Monahan said.

At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, EMS personnel ...

Mountainside Borough Council Issues Statement Regarding the Police Department; Residents Voice Litigation Cost Concerns

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Mayor Paul Mirabelli read a statement regarding the allegations of misconduct within the Mountainside Police Department at the Monday, July 23 meeting. During the public comment session, several residents came forward with concerns of the lawsuits’ impact on property taxes.

Mirabelli stated that the borough has filed disciplinary charges against Lieutenant Thomas ...

Tuscan Bakery-Café Opens in Downtown Westfield

WESTFIELD NJ — Farinolio, a Tuscan bakery-café in Downtown Westfield, opened for the first time Tuesday for lunch.

Located at 121 East Broad St. where Let’s YO! once was, the shop offers breakfast items (such as croissants in flavors including chocolate and ham-and-cheese), lunch (including flat breads topped with tomatoes and mozzarella and mortadella sandwiches), snacks, ...

U.S. Junior Amateur: Michael Thorbjornsen Rallies to Edge Akshay Bhatia for Title

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Find a way. Just find a way to grind and maybe an opportunity will present itself.

16-year old and seventh-seed Michael Thorbjornsen of Wellesley, Mass. did just that on Saturday afternoon as he edged fellow 16-year-old and good friend 12th-seeded Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, North Carolina, 1 up, to capture the 71st annual USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at ...

Boxwood Coffee in Downtown Westfield Holds Soft Opening

WESTFIELD, NJ — Boxwood Coffee is officially open in Downtown Westfield.

The coffee shop and café, at 143 East Broad St. where Panera was, hosted a friends and family event on Wednesday evening to celebrate what owner Stephen Bellamy is calling a “slow open.”

“We are planning to phase in items like our made-to-order menu and we are looking forward to our ...

Chlorine Drum Rupture Shuts Down Nomahegan Swim Club in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — A ruptured chlorine drum has forced closure of Nomahegan Swim Club on Springfield Avenue Friday afternoon.

According to a Westfield police officer on the scene, a 1,000-gallon drum of chlorine ruptured.

In addition to the swim club being closed, some area streets around the swim club near the border of Mountainside and Springfield were cordoned off. According ...


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