Union County News

June 7, 2018

CRANFORD - Little Buffalo (101 North Avenue West) has been named one of the stops on the 15th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey Little Buffalo of Cranford, which has been open for about a year, is making its debut on the tour. The eatery features several types of hot dogs, including a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Police are still investigating  a “non-suspicious” death that took place in a wooded area in Tamaques Park Saturday, Police Chief David Wayman said Sunday. The deceased is a 41-year-old man from Belvidere, NJ, whose name has not been released, according to Wayman. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Police are investigating a “non-suspicious” death in a wooded area in Tamaques Park, Police Chief David Wayman said at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The park remains open to the public. Police were in the process of notifying the deceased person’s next of kin, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The township of Cranford will receive $90,000 through the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ fourth annual Union County Infrastructure grant. The annual grant is dedicated to funding projects aimed towards economic development growth and improvements to roads, facilities ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Kenilworth Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini is on paid leave of absence following his recent arrest in Holmdel, where he is accused of defecating on or near the Holmdel High School athletic fields. The 42-year-old Tramaglini was charged with lewdness, littering and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A GoFundMe page has been created to help Dan Thibodeau, the man who was seriously injured when he fell from the top of a Westfield home last week. Thibodeau, who lives in Westfield with his wife Andrea Thibodeau, was probably washing windows on a home on Marion Avenue on April 25 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - During their Thursday night meeting, Union County Freeholders presented resolutions to the winners of the 2018 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest. Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Linda Carter presented the resolutions to the students. One ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The JCC hosted its popular Touch-a-Truck event on Sunday, April 29. The event, which welcomed the entire Scotch Plains-Fanwood community, provides a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types including public service, emergency, utility, construction, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A family home at 92 Battle Hill Ave. was destrpyed by an electrical fire on Monday morning. The residents all made it out alive and would like assistance in finding their grey cat. The two other cats perished in the blaze. The three alarm blaze called in at approximately 9:15 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Central Avenue between Ayliffe Avenue and Vernon Terrace is temporarily closed due to a motor vehicle accident, the Westfield Police Department announced at about 5:10 p.m. Monday. This is a developing story. Update: As of 5:45 p.m., the road is being reopened.

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - During their Thursday night meeting, Union County Freeholders officially recognized Thursday, April 26, 2018, as “Lesbian Visibility Day.”  Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Linda Carter presented resolutions to TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Northside Kitchen’s fried chicken sandwich beat sandwiches from nine other local restaurants to win “Best Bite” by popular vote at Sandwichfest Sunday. Northside Kitchen is located at 760 Prospect St. in Westfield. More than 400 ticket holders each had a chance to taste 10 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — This Sunday, from noon until 4 p.m., head to The James Ward Mansion in Downtown Westfield to taste sandwiches from some of the area’s best-loved restaurants and vote for your favorites. Proceeds from the event will go to Greta’s Run (benefiting people with special needs) and A ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A free Countywide scrap metal recycling event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 21 in Rahway and Cranford.   A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, are included in the program, according to a press release from the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Watchung Stable remains closed to the public after one of its a horses tested positive to the EHM infection, according to Union County, which owns and operates the stable inside of Watchung Reservation. The virus does not affect humans and other domestic animals, with the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Several Westfield residents chipped in to buy gourmet meals for on-duty members of the Westfield Police Department, Westfield Fire Department and Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad Easter Sunday. Leg of lamb, stuffed veal roast, baked ziti and salad were made for the first ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, has announced they will be stocking Union County’s parks and waterways for the opening day of trout season, scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at 8 a.m. Union County rivers and lakes are scheduled to be stocked with 23,950 rainbow ...

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UNION, NJ – More than 500 students, parents, public officials and activists marched and gathered in Union on Saturday morning in the Union County ‘March for Our Lives’ event. The student-led march, which called on the U.S. government for stricter gun laws and memorialized the 17 people killed in ...

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UNION, NJ – It is anticipated that several hundred people or more will participate in the Union County March for Our Lives event on Saturday morning in Union. Students, teachers, parents, clergy and public officials from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On March 20, 2018 at 8:14 a.m. the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to Route 78 Westbound near milepost 50.2 for a report of a woman in labor on the side of the road.   Captain Mastroeni (Unit 2) & Chief Palumbo (Unit 1) were the first units to arrive on scene, ...

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FANWOOD-PLAINFIELD, NJ — A 67-year-old Scotch Plains man survived an accident that totaled his car at the busy intersection of South Avenue and Terrill Road late Tuesday afternoon.  The driver had difficulty negotiating the turn from Terrill onto South, hit a tree and flipped over, according to ...

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UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march. Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mountain biking in Watchung Reservation was revisited in the public comment session at the Union County Freeholders meeting on Thursday.  The board had voted not to approve building bike trails in May 2017 after a months-long debate. Jamie Meiselman of Westfield, and co-leader of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Fire gutted a two-story home on Crestwood Road near North Avenue Thursday evening. As of 8:45 p.m., the fire was still active, with firefighters from Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Westfield, Mountainside, Clark and Berkeley Heights working to bring the blaze under control. No ...

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CLARK, NJ – The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader. State Senator Nick Scutari won with ...

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CLARK, NJ – Two people have been charged in the Dec. 10, 2017 robbery of the Quick Chek on Westfield Avenue, according to Police Chief Pedro Matos. Matos said that Detective Sergeant George Marmarou and Detective Alejandro Yanes performed a lengthy investigation that led to the charges. Tione ...

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FANWOOD, NJ — Women (and men, too) across the country showed support for women's heart health education by participating in the American Heart Association's annual "Go Red for Women" campaign on Friday, Feb. 2. The effort calls attention to heart disease, the silent killer, which leads to the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have elected Elizabeth resident Sergio Granados to serve as their chairman for 2018. At Sunday’s reorganization meeting, Granados outlined his initiatives for the coming year. On Thursday, he spoke with Cranford Radio to discuss ...

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CLARK, NJ — Students at Arthur L. Johnson High School are mourning a classmate who died Monday evening.  “I am writing to you with great sadness that one of our ALJ seniors passed away this evening. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends,” school Superintendent Ed Grande wrote ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Bea Slater, Springfield’s “Grandmother of Rock n’ Roll” found a new gig.  On the heels of her appearance introducing Steve Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul at a Staten Island show last September, Bea won a starring role in a poster ad campaign for Jdate. The opportunity came ...

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