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Bloomfield College Announces Gov Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy as Honorary 150th Gala Chairs

October 16, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  NJ  Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will serve as honorary chairs for the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala. The gala will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Valley Regency at 6:30 p.m.

The black-tie Sesquicentennial Gala is being hailed as "the ultimate fundraiser for college student scholarships" by the ...

Elizabeth Schools Report an Attempted Luring Incident

ELIZABETH, NJ - A letter from Elizabeth Superintendent Olga Hugelmyer went out to parents in Elizabeth today about a reported luring incident that occurred yesterday afternoon near Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29 of an Elizabeth student. 

According to school officials, the Elizabeth police department provided them with the following information.

“Yesterday afternoon at ...

Union County Designated as a Safe Space for the LGBTQ Community by Union County Freeholders

October 17, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - As part of National Coming Out Day the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders declared Union County a Safe Space for LGBTQ individuals during their Freeholder Board mobile meeting that was held in Plainfield on October 11.

The County observed National Coming Out Day on October 11, and participated in the one-day campaign that engages communities to take a stand against the ...

Homeland Security Agents and U.S. Military Officials Raid an Elizabeth Business

ELIZABETH, NJ - Homeland Security Agents an U.S. Military Officials raided an Elizabeth business Wednesday morning seizing materials and leaving residents to wonder what exactly was happening.

According to residents in the area, at approximately 8 a.m. agents from Homeland Security, U.S. Military Officials, and other agencies descended on Imperial Color located at 824 Livingston Street in ...

The City of Elizabeth Receives Acceptance into AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

ELIZABETH, NJ - Community members came out to the Elizabeth Public Library on Tuesday morning to watch a ceremony, as the City of Elizabeth has been accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly communities. 

AARP State representatives presented Mayor Bollwage with the city’s certification. With this designation, the City of Elizabeth becomes the 7th municipality in the state ...

Person Claiming to Have a Bomb in Back Pack Attempts to Rob Elizabeth Bank

October 23, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Police were called to the Garden State Community Bank after a report of a robbery with the person claiming to have a bomb.

According to a report from the Breaking News Network(BNN), at approximately 12:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, Elizabeth police responded to the Garden State Community Bank located on Elizabeth Avenue for a robbery. 

According to BNN, the person ...

Turn In Unwanted Guns for Cash at Union County Gun Buyback Event

ELIZABETH, NJ - A reminder to residents that anyone can anonymously turn in unwanted guns in their possession for cash at either of two locations on Saturday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is the message from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The two locations are the Macedonia Baptist Church at 1251 Fairmount Avenue in Elizabeth and the Visions of God Family Worship Church at ...

UPDATE: Found Safe! Passaic Teen Goes Missing in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Passaic teen who went missing on Friday evening while attending an outing in the City of Elizabeth has been found safe.

Family members of Eliza Pabon 16, say she was last seen on Friday evening at approximately in the area of 7th Street and East Jersey Avenue in Elizabeth.

The youth is Hispanic with blonde curly hair and is approximately 5’4” and 130 ...

Former Elizabeth Police Officer Sentenced in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

MIDDLESEX, NJ - Former Elizabeth Police Officer Romulo Meneses-Alvarez, 31, of Elizabeth was sentenced on Friday to serve 270 days in jail as a condition of his probation for causing the death of a 29-year old man from Elizabeth while driving while intoxicated.

According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey, Alvarez must serve the 270 days in county jail as a condition of the 3 years ...

Homeland Security Agents and U.S. Military Officials Raid an Elizabeth Business

ELIZABETH, NJ - Homeland Security Agents an U.S. Military Officials raided an Elizabeth business Wednesday morning seizing materials and leaving residents to wonder what exactly was happening.

According to residents in the area, at approximately 8 a.m. agents from Homeland Security, U.S. Military Officials, and other agencies descended on Imperial Color located at 824 Livingston Street in ...

Elizabeth Schools Report an Attempted Luring Incident

ELIZABETH, NJ - A letter from Elizabeth Superintendent Olga Hugelmyer went out to parents in Elizabeth today about a reported luring incident that occurred yesterday afternoon near Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29 of an Elizabeth student. 

According to school officials, the Elizabeth police department provided them with the following information.

“Yesterday afternoon at ...

Football: Elizabeth Shuts Down Westfield Offense, 12-0

October 22, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ  — Even when it was going undefeated en route to winning sectional football championships the last couple of years, Westfield always found itself locked in rugged defensive wars when it lined up against Elizabeth.

The Elizabeth players who were part of those low-scoring defensive struggles remembered well, and turned the tables on the Blue Devils Saturday. Elizabeth ...

Roselle Park to Join Thousands of People Around the World as they Dance to Michael Jackson's “Thriller" in the Towns Very First “Thrill the World” Event

October 23, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - People in and around Roselle Park will be joining thousands of people around the world as they all dance to Michael Jackson's “Thriller” as the town hosts their very first “Thrill the World” event.

Saturday, October 27, is the date when the zombies will come alive. Everyone and anyone is invited to dress as a zombie and help Zombify Gazebo ...

It’s Stamp Time as Union County Kicks Off - Four Centuries in a Weekend

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Okay all you Passport Stamp enthusiasts out there, get ready to go crazy.

Union County is going into its second year with the Passport To Your National Parks program. For the upcoming Four Centuries In A Weekend event on October 20 and 21, a whole new set of “Union County Across The Centuries” stamps will be introduced at every site.

Union County unveiled its ...

Annual “Taste of Elizabeth’ Attracts Hundreds, Nets $13,000

October 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Rotary Club’s annual fan-favorite fundraiser flooded the Renaissance Hotel’s ballroom with novice and seasoned foodies alike Monday evening, raising more than $13,000 to put toward community initiatives.

Entering its 12th year, Taste of Elizabeth offered 40 food and beverage vendors that came together for a smorgasbord of cultures and cuisines. With more ...

Elizabeth Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty for Neglecting Her Two Dogs

October 17, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth woman has been charged with animal cruelty for neglecting two of her pet dogs before recently surrendering them to a local shelter.

Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday Maritza Acevedo, 45, has been charged with two counts of fourth-degree animal cruelty. 

On Thursday, September 27, Acevedo turned over a pair of 2-year-old ...

Elizabeth Man Sentenced to 75 Years for Murder After Killing Girlfriend on Easter of 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth man who killed his girlfriend on Easter Sunday 2016 before fleeing the state with their infant daughter has been sentenced to 75 years in state prison for the crime, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

Arturo Alomas 35, from Elizabeth, will have to serve a minimum of 85 percent of the term before the possibility of parole under the conditions ...

Former Elizabeth Police Officer Sentenced in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

MIDDLESEX, NJ - Former Elizabeth Police Officer Romulo Meneses-Alvarez, 31, of Elizabeth was sentenced on Friday to serve 270 days in jail as a condition of his probation for causing the death of a 29-year old man from Elizabeth while driving while intoxicated.

According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey, Alvarez must serve the 270 days in county jail as a condition of the 3 years ...

New Vote Tabulation System for Union County Announced at Freeholders Meeting in Plainfield

October 12, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A resolution for $1.9 million for a new vote tabulation system by ES&S was approved at the first Union County Freeholders mobile meeting on Thursday, held in Plainfield's municipal court.

Nicole DiRado, an administrator from the Office of the Board of Elections, said that although the machines will not be in use in most parts of the county until 2019, they will be used ...

The Elizabeth Community Comes Together to “Walk for a Cause” for the 6th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

October 22, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Dozens of survivors and community members gathered together to “Walk for a Cause” on Saturday, Oct 20, in the town’s 6th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.  

The event sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Trinitas Hospital, and Union County Public Health, among others, took place at Carteret Park and kicked off at 10 a.m with a ...

Annual “Taste of Elizabeth’ Attracts Hundreds, Nets $13,000

ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Rotary Club’s annual fan-favorite fundraiser flooded the Renaissance Hotel’s ballroom with novice and seasoned foodies alike Monday evening, raising more than $13,000 to put toward community initiatives.

Entering its 12th year, Taste of Elizabeth offered 40 food and beverage vendors that came together for a smorgasbord of cultures and cuisines. With more ...

After Years of Adversity, Elizabeth Man Overcomes Road Bumps to Achieve Career Goals

ELIZABETH, NJ - For Stephen Soares, two things have remained constant throughout his 30 years: a love of cars, and a dream to drive a truck. 

“All my life, I wanted to be a truck driver,” he said. “I wanted to do something that was going to make a good living and earn enough money to make things better in my life.”

Soares is a person with a developmental ...

The Elizabeth Community Comes Together to “Walk for a Cause” for the 6th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

October 22, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Dozens of survivors and community members gathered together to “Walk for a Cause” on Saturday, Oct 20, in the town’s 6th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.  

The event sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Trinitas Hospital, and Union County Public Health, among others, took place at Carteret Park and kicked off at 10 a.m with a ...

Union County Designated as a Safe Space for the LGBTQ Community by Union County Freeholders

UNION COUNTY, NJ - As part of National Coming Out Day the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders declared Union County a Safe Space for LGBTQ individuals during their Freeholder Board mobile meeting that was held in Plainfield on October 11.

The County observed National Coming Out Day on October 11, and participated in the one-day campaign that engages communities to take a stand against the ...

“Easing the Stigma about Behavioral Health”

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Trinitas Health Foundation will present an informative evening on "Easing the Stigma about Behavioral Health" with former U.S. Congressman and mental health advocate Patrick J. Kennedy and Journalist Jack Ford. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at The Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park, Tuesday, October 30. Cocktails and a light supper will be served.

The ...

It’s Stamp Time as Union County Kicks Off - Four Centuries in a Weekend

October 16, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Okay all you Passport Stamp enthusiasts out there, get ready to go crazy.

Union County is going into its second year with the Passport To Your National Parks program. For the upcoming Four Centuries In A Weekend event on October 20 and 21, a whole new set of “Union County Across The Centuries” stamps will be introduced at every site.

Union County unveiled its ...

Hundreds Gather for Fifth Annual Union County Day of Prayer

October 15, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Hundreds gathered at St. Bartholomew of the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains Tuesday evening for the fifth annual Union County Day of Prayer, which featured speakers from the Sikh and Hindu faiths for the first time in the event’s history.

With the theme "Striving to Make a Beloved Community," the evening delivered a variety of messages centering on unity, ...

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Nominations Open for 2019 Union County Women of Excellence Awards

October 14, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Nominations are now being accepted for the 27th annual Women of Excellence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a powerful impact on life in Union County.

“Today it is more important than ever to raise awareness about the influence of women in every sphere of the Union County community, from business and legal affairs to public service, education and much ...

Intruder Sends Union County Vo-Tech Schools on Lockdown Friday; Students Got Threatening Texts, Authorities Say

October 22, 2018

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 ...

Enterprising Hillsborough Students Ship Clothing to Villages in India

October 19, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same.

Through their nonprofit charity organization “Coaching to Contribute,” Rohan and Ritik have shipped over ...

My Life Took A Detour on the Way to the NFL

October 23, 2018

My goal in life was always to make it to the NFL….to be able to support myself and my family by means of the game that I love and for which I have a great deal of passion.

On October 16, 2010, I suffered a severe spinal injury during a game against the Army Black Knights when I attempted to tackle Malcolm Brown. As soon as I hit the ground, I realized that I could not move because I ...

'Trial of Donna Caine' translates real story to stage drama

‘Trial of Donna Caine’ translates real-life story to stage drama

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNWICK, NJ – “The Trial of Donna Caine” raises questions of loyalty, initiative and guilt in this George Street Playhouse production. Written by Walter Anderson and directed by David Saint, the play pits Staff Sergeant Donna Caine (Flor De Liz Perez) against the establishment ...

'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

Finally, a Hospital Teaches Resident Physicians About Their Role in Controlling Costs

October 23, 2018

Elizabeth, NJ – Through their role in ordering tests and directing patient care, physicians control most of the costs in healthcare. So, it makes sense to shine a light on their power to conserve during their training.

That was the mindset of Nancy DiLiegro, PhD, FACHE, Vice President of Clinical Operations and Physician Services, and Chief Clinical Officer at Trinitas Regional Medical ...